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This Easy Little Bunny crochet pattern is, well, easy! And absolutely adorable making it a great gift for a child or friend!
In the crochet pattern below I have worked this Easy Little Bunny in two different sizes. The design itself is actually made from an easy square piece of fabric! That being said, it does mean that there is a little bit of sewing involved. They can be made very quickly and may make a great item to sell at a spring craft sale.
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For this little project, you will need a small amount of worsted/medium weight yarn. In my sample I have used a 100% acrylic yarn called Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn. It is super soft making it perfect for a sweet little bunny.
I have paired the yarn with a 5 mm crochet hook and in the video below you will see me using a Birchwood Hook by Rowan Yarns. You will also need a small amount of fibre fill.
If you would like, you may use some safety eyes and a nose for your bunny’s face, or you may wish to embroider some details using some scrap yarn or embroidery thread. To more securely fasten the eyes to the crochet fabric, I used a small piece of felt as a backing for the eyes and nose. I will demonstrate how I do this in the full video tutorial below.
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Easy Little Bunny Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 15 sts x 12 rows of hdc = 4 inches
Finished Size: Small (square measures 6 x 6 inches): 5 inches long; Large (11 x 11 inch square): 8 inches (excluding ears and tail)
Yarn: Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn (100% extra acrylic; 5 oz/142g; 251 yds/230 m); (4) Medium/worsted weight): You will need about 40-50 yards per bunny. Colours shown: Grand Canyon and Mammoth Cave. You may wish to use a little bit of scrap yarn in white for a pompom tail.
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Notions: Yarn needle, safety eyes and nose if desired. I also used a small amount of felt as backing for the safety eyes and nose. If desired, you may also use small amounts of scrap yarn to embroider the eyes and nose, pompom for tail, small amount of fibre fill.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- This pattern is worked as a basic square and then sewn. The square for the larger bunny measures approximately 11 x 11 inches. The square for the smaller bunny measures approximately 6 x 6 inches.
Free Crochet Pattern:
For Small Bunny: Ch 25.
For Large Bunny: Ch 41.
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts for small bunny, 40 sts for large bunny.
Row 2: Hdc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
For Small bunny, repeat row two 16 more times (total of 18 rows).
For Large Bunny, repeat row two 29 more times (total of 31 rows).
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Sew Bunny into Shape:
Taking a long piece of yarn and yarn needle, work a running stitch horizontally across the middle of the fabric. At the top of your fabric, mark the centre and work a running stitch up on a diagonal to the top centre point, and then down again on a diagonal to the middle where you initially began (You should have formed a triangle in the running stitch on your fabric). Do not fasten off or secure (yet!).
Take a small amount of fibre fill and place it in the centre of your triangle. NOTE: If you are attaching safety eyes and a nose, you will want to attach these inside the triangle before adding the fibre fill.
Next, gently pull the two ends of your long piece of yarn to cinch the triangle closed. Add more fibrefill if needed. Secure the ends of your yarn. This will for the bunny head and the two free corners will form the ears.
Using one of the long tails of yarn, fold the two ends on the opposite side of the bunny (in behind its head) so that the ends meet and sew along the back seam (it will form a tube) – for this I used a whip stitch to create a flat seam. Stuff the tube with fibre fill.
Now using your long tail, weave the tail in and out through the tops of the stitches at the back of your bunny and pull to close. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Shape the bunny body as desired.
At the back of the bunny’s head you may find that there is still a slight opening, using the remain yarn still at the base of the bunny’s neck, sew the back of the head closed.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.