Bunny Amigurumi

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Bunny Amigurumi (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

🎶 Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail! 🎶

 

This spring, make a cuddly crochet bunny amigurumi for yourself or a child who would love this new friend. This soft friend will travel with you wherever you go, always ready to snuggle for a nap or ready for playtime. Measuring just 11 inches tall in a seated position, this bunny is the perfect size to go everywhere. And he’s made from soft yarn and felt, so there are no small parts to worry about with young children.

 

With the upcoming Easter holiday approaching, I felt inspired to create a new friend. Grabbing hooks and yarn, and putting my thinking cap on, I designed this Peter Cottontail stuffed animal and love how he brings a breath of fresh spring air to my room…and now yours too!

 

This bunny amigurumi free crochet pattern uses simple stitches, including the single crochet, with increases and decreases. If you’d like to review before beginning this project, just check out my tutorial videos on our YouTube channel.

 

Bunny Amigurumi (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Materials

  • Approximately 200 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn (I used Mainstays yarn in the color Aran, but use any brand & color you like)
  • Felt in white, black, and pink (I also used a light blue for the flower)
  • D-3/3.25-mm crochet hook
  • FiberFil stuffing
  • Embroidery floss for the mouth (dark grey or black) and white dots in the eyes (white)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers

Stitch Markers

Stitch markers will come in handy for multiple steps throughout making this amigurumi doll. As most parts are worked in-the-round, you’ll find it handy to place a stitch marker at the beginning of each “row” so you’ll know when you’ve made a complete circle (unless you want to count every single stitch, which I certainly don’t want to do).

 

Also, stitch markers will come in handy when you’re assembling the finished piece. See “Putting the Bunny Amigurumi Together” at the bottom of this pattern.

 

Finished size

This bunny amigurumi measures approximately 11″ tall in a seated position.

 

Notes

  • All instructions, abbreviations, and materials in this pattern are given in US terminology.
  • For this project, we will work “in-the-round,” meaning that you will not slip stitch at the end of each row, but will continue working continuously around. However, in most cases, for each row, I’ve included the number of stitches that should be in each row at the end, in parentheses.
  • For a reminder of how to do increase (inc) and decrease (dec) stitches, watch my Crochet Pumpkin Video, for instruction.
  • The head and body will be crocheted together as one piece. All other parts will be crocheted separately. At the end of the pattern, you’ll use a yarn needle to sew the arms, legs, ears, tail onto the body (there is no tutorial for this part…it’s just a simple whip stitch). Likewise, as you may want different eyes and nose than I have done, there is no tutorial for that. Simply cut out the felt shapes and stitch them onto the head using regular thread, one layer at a time.

 

Crochet Abbreviations for this Pattern

  • st – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • ch st – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • (inc) – increase; perform two stitches in the same space/stitch
  • (dec) – decrease; see “notes” above
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together; this is a decrease
Bunny Amigurumi (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Bunny Amigurumi Pattern

Head and Body

Foundation: Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st (12)

Row 2: 2 sc in each st (24)

Row 3: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (32)

Row 4: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (40)

Row 5: Sc in each st around (40)

Row 6: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (50)

Row 7: Sc in each st around (50)

Row 8: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (61)

Row 9: Sc in each st around (61)

Row 10: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (71)

Row 11: Sc in each st around (71)

Row 12: *Sc in next 6 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (81)

Row 13-27: Sc in each st around x 15 rows (81)

Row 28: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (67)

Row 29: *Sc in next 2 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * 5 more times; then sc in next 5 st, then dec (sc2tog) (55)

Rows 30-31: Sc in each 2 around x 2 rows (55)

Row 32: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * 2 more times; then sc in next 37 st (52)

Row 33: Dec (sc2tog), sc in next 11 st, dec (sc2tog), sc in next 37 st (50)

Row 34: Sc in each st around (50)

Row 35: Dec (sc2tog), sc in next 9 sc, dec (sc2tog), then *sc in next 5 st, then dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * until end of this row (43)

Row 36: Sc in each st around (43)

Row 37: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (36)

Row 38: Sc in each st around (36)

Row 39: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (30)

Row 40: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (25)

STUFF BODY AT THIS POINT

Row 41: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (21)

Row 42: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (18)

Row 43: 2 sc in each st around (36)

Row 44: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (48)

Row 45: Sc in each st around (48)

Row 46: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (60)

Rows 47-48: Sc in each st around x 2 rows (60)

Row 49: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (72)

Row 50: Sc in each st around (70)

Row 51: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (84)

Rows 52-57: Sc in each st around x 6 rows (84)

Row 58: Sc in next 10 st; then dec (sc2tog) 6 times; then sc in next 12 st; then dec (sc2tog) 6 times, then sc in next 38 st (72)

Row 59: Sc in next 11 st; then dec (sc2tog) 2 times; then sc in next 14 st; then dec (sc2tog) 2 times, then sc in next 39 st (68)

Row 60: Sc in each st around (68)

Row 61: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (57)

Rows 62-64: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (57)

Row 65: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (48)

Row 66: Sc in each st around (48)

Row 67: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (40)

Row 68-69: Sc in each st around x 2 rows (40)

Row 70: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (32)

STUFF HEAD AT THIS POINT

Row 71: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 72: Sc, dec, sc, dec – repeat all the way around (16)

STUFF REST OF HEAD AT THIS POINT

Row 73: Sc, dec, sc, dec – repeat all the way around (11)

Row 74: Sc, dec, sc, dec – repeat all the way around (6)

SEW CLOSED

Legs (make 2)

Foundation: Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: 2 sc in each st around (24)

Row 3: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (32)

Row 4: Sc in each st around (32)

Row 5: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (40)

Rows 6-10: Sc in each st around x 5 rows (40)

Row 11: *Sc in next 3 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (32)

Row 12: *Sc in next 3 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (26)

Row 13: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (22)

Row 14: *Sc in next 5 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (19)

Row 15: *Sc in next 6 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (17)

Rows 16-21: Sc in each st around x 6 rows (17)

Stuff, sew together, knot off, and leave a long tail of yarn to sew to body

 

Arms (make 2)

Foundation: Magic Circle/Ring: 6 sc

Row 1: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 2: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (16)

Row 3: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (20)

Row 4: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

Rows 5-8: Sc in each st around x 4 rows (24)

Row 9: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (20)

Row 10: Sc in each st around (20)

Row 11: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (17)

Rows 12-14: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (17)

Row 15: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (15)

Row 16: Sc in each st around (15)

STUFF ARMS

Row 17: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (13)

Rows 18-20: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (13)

Stuff, sew together, knot off, and leave a long tail of yarn to sew to body

 

Ears (make 2)

Foundation: Leaving a long tail of yarn at the beginning (will use this to attach to body later), ch 12, then sl st to first ch, to make a loop

Rows 1-3: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (12)

Row 4: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (16)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each st around x 2 rows (16)

Row 7: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (21)

Rows 8-10: Sc in each st around x 3 rows (21)

Row 11: *Sc in next 6 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 12: Sc in each st around (24)

Row 13: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (28)

Row 14: Sc in each st around (28)

Row 15: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (33)

Row 16: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (41)

Rows 17-20: Sc in each st around x 4 rows (41)

Row 21: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc (inc) in next st*; repeat from * to * all the way around (54)

Rows 22-26: Sc in each st around x 5 rows (54)

Row 27: *Sc in next 2 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (41)

Rows 28-31: Sc in each st around x 4 rows (41)

Row 32: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (35)

Row 33: *Sc in next 5 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (30)

Row 34: Sc in each st around (30)

Row 35: *Sc in next 6 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (27)

Rows 36-37: Sc in each st around x 2 rows (27)

Row 38: *Sc in next 5 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (24)

Row 39: *Sc in next 4 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (20)

Row 40: *Sc in next 3 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (16)

Row 41: *Sc in next 2 st, dec (sc2tog)*; repeat from * to * all the way around (12)

Row 42: Sc, dec, sc, dec – repeat all the way around (8)

Sew closed

 

How To Make a Pompom With Yarn

If you’ve never made a pompom with yarn again, get ready to become addicted to making them. It’s so easy and fun! For this particular pompom, I used my fingers.

 

Holding your hand flat, wrap the yarn around 4 fingers, 150 times. Yes, I said 150! Cut the yarn and very carefully slide it off the object it’s wrapped around. Using another piece of yarn that’s about a foot long, tightly knot it around the center of the yarn bundle. Then, using scissors, cut all the loops of yarn from the pompom and shape it into a general circle shape. Hold the pompom in all different directions, to make sure you’re shaping it from all sides. BUT, careful to leave one long strand of yarn from that second piece of yarn you used to knot the bundle together! Finally, with that long strand of yarn, sew and knot the pompom onto the bunny’s bottom.

Bunny Amigurumi (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Putting the Bunny Amigurumi Together and Finishing Touches

At the end of the pattern, you’ll use a yarn needle to sew the arms, legs, ears, and tail onto the body (there is no tutorial for this part…it’s just a simple whip stitch). Likewise, as you may want different eyes and nose than I have done, there is no tutorial for that. Simply cut out the felt shapes and stitch them onto the face using regular thread, one layer at a time. The white dots in the eyes were made by creating a French knot with embroidery floss.

 

Tip #1: Place each body part (arms, legs, ears, etc) onto the body and attach with stitch markers. This way, you can see that they’re exactly where you want them before beginning to sew them on.

 

Tip #2: I used these instructions to make a felt flower for the top of the bunny’s head.

 

Tip #3: To add just a touch of color to the bunny’s cheeks, lightly touch a bit of blush onto the yarn.

Bunny Amigurumi (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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