Amigurumi, Easter, Free Pattern, Tutorial

Sweet Little Bunny – FREE Amigurumi Pattern

Easter is around the corner so here’s a quick and easy project for you – a cute sweet little bunny! I really love how simple and adorable the bunny turned out. Makes me smile everytime.

They really look sweet don’t they? Like marshmallows especially if you use pastel colours. But of course, one of the beautiful things about amigurumi is you can use any colours you like for your projects.

What are your traditions on Easter? Not too long ago during Easter Sunday, we would run an Easter Egg Hunt for my kids and their friends. The house would be filled with so many giggles and lots of chocolate and lolly wrappers all over the floor. They had so much fun! Perhaps too much sugar! The pandemic has unfortunately dampened that tradition. I don’t think my kids mind so much about missing out on the egg hunt. They might be getting older 🙂

Free pattern and video tutorial below.

Crochet along with me, watch the video tutorial:


SWEET LITTLE BUNNY

You will need:
3.5mm crochet hook
8 ply (light worsted/DK) yarn – your choice of colour/s
Scissors
7mm safety eyes
Yarn needle
Toy stuffing
Black embroidery thread
Small amount of pink yarn
Stitch marker (optional)

Skill: Beginner

Pattern Notes:
– Pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
– *Bunny measures 13cm/5inch tall (from the tip of the ear to the bottom).
– You’ll need to know how to make a magic ring/circle.
– You will be crocheting in spirals.
– Invisible decrease technique was used for this pattern – if you’re not familiar with this decrease, a regular single crochet decrease is perfectly fine to do.
– Have fun crocheting!

*Use hook size 2.5mm or 3mm if you want to make a smaller bunny for a keychain/bag charm. You may need to use smaller safety eyes or you can embroider them instead.

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terminology)
Rnd – round
sc – single crochet
inc – single crochet increase (2 sc in one stitch) 
dec – single crochet decrease (sc 2 together)
st / sts – stitch / stitches
BLO – back loops only
rep – repeat

HEAD
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, inc; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 5, inc; rep 6 times (42 sts)
Rnds 8 – 17: Sc around (42 sts)
Attach safety eyes or embroider the eyes between Rounds 14 and 15, 9 stitches apart. 
Rnd 18: Sc 5, dec; rep 6 times (36 sts)
Rnd 19: Sc 4, dec; rep 6 times (30 sts)
Rnd 20: Sc 3, dec; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Add toy stuffing.
Rnd 21: Dec 12 times (12 sts)
Add some more stuffing then fasten off and hide or weave in yarn tail.

EAR (MAKE 2)
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnds 3 – 5: Sc around (12 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, dec; rep 2 times (10 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc around (10 sts)
Rnd 8: Sc 3, dec; rep 2 times (8 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc around (8 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

BODY
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 1, inc; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, inc; rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: BLO sc around (24 sts)
Rnds 6 – 7: Sc around (24 sts)
Rnd 8: Sc 2, dec; rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc around (18 sts)
Rnd 10: Sc 1, dec; rep 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc around (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Add toy stuffing.

TAIL
Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in a magic ring (7 sts)
Rnds 2 – 3: Sc around (7 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Weave the yarn tail through each front loop stitches and pull the yarn tail gently to close.

FINISHING AND SEWING (refer to 31:30 on the video for assembly instructions)
– Sew one ear over Rounds 4 – 6 of the head. Sew the other ear directly next to it over Rounds 7 – 9.
– Use embroidery thread to sew the nose between the eyes. Make a horizontal stitch between Rounds 14 and 15. Directly below, make a vertical stitch 2 rounds tall.
– Use pink yarn to sew the blush. Make a horizontal stitch 2 stitches wide below each eye.
– Sew the head and body together. Add more stuffing if needed before closing the seam.
– Sew the tail to the side of the body just above the leftover front loop stitch.

I’d love to see your finished bunny and the colours you used! Share on Instagram using #helloyellowyarn or tag me @maryjcarlos. You can share it on my Facebook page too!

Have a great Easter and Happy crocheting!


COPYRIGHT
© 2022 MJ Carlos. Strictly no copying, selling, altering, translating, publishing, sharing, posting, re-producing or re-distributing this pattern or parts of this pattern in any form, online or offline. Finished item using this pattern can be sold in a limited number provided it is handmade by you and credit is given to MJ Carlos of Hello Yellow Yarn for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item. 


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