Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bunny Free Crochet Pattern


white crochet bunny with comical eyes

UPDATE! April 2014


This pattern has been redesigned and now comes with a full video tutorial. Click here for the new pattern.


You can still use the pattern below but keep in mind this pattern has been retired and will not receive pattern support if needed. Please use the revised pattern that comes with a video tutorial.

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2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved


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st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch


Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn, medium #4.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

HEAD:

*Remember if you use safety eyes to put them in before closing up the head. I found these particular eyes in a thrift store and believe they are a 9-10mm. I normally use 7.5mm eyes in the Bigfoot characters. 8mm would work great too

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 8st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 8st (22)

5) 1sc in each st
6) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 10st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
12)1sc then 2tog (12)
 

* stuff head while pushing the stuffing into the sides of the head as you stuff 

13) 2tog 6times (6)  

Finish off


EARS:


*remember to ch1 at the end of every row before turning for rows 2-14

1) ch 5

2-4) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each for 3 rows (4)
5) 1sc then 2tog then 1sc (3)
6-8) 1sc in each for 3 rows
9) 2tog then 1sc (2)
10-12) 1sc in each for 3 rows (2)
13) 2tog (1)
14) 1sc then finish off leaving a long tail to weave along the edge with.

Once I weaved the tail along the edge, I held the tip of the ear with my fingers while I tugged on the yarn tail a bit to give the ear some shape. I had to straighten out the tip while I kept working at it. When I was happy with the shape I  knotted the tail off at the base of the ear to keep that shape.


You could also make an inside for the ear by making a slightly smaller shape of a different color and sewing that to the inside of the ear. The face part is up to you. I used safety eyes for mine and also embroidered the nose and mouth in with crochet thread #10. But you could use a number of different things for the face from buttons to felt. The choices are endless. Just keep in mind choking hazards when giving the doll to a small child.



BODY:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc in each st
10) 1sc then 2tog (12)

 *stuff body


11) 2tog 6 times, sl st into next st and finish off (6) leave long tail for sewing. Sew head and body together



LEGS:

1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each for 3 rows

7) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
8) 2tog 5 times, 1sc in last 4st (9) 


* stuff foot. No need to stuff legs

9-13) 1sc in each for 5 rows (9) 


sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing 


ARMS: 

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows  (12)

5) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 6st (9)

6) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 3st (6)

 

*stuff hand


7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head

And that's it. I hope you get your Little Bigfoot Bunny made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! See the rest of my Little Bigfoot Collection listed in my pattern section


Happy Crocheting!!



23 comments:

  1. Sharon, what an adorable bunny, I'm currently working on another bunny pattern, but have put that on the side while I work on Coraline, and my pattern testing project.

    I'll be sure to add this amigurumi bunny to my list too. I believe I'll embroider the eyes.

    With my excess amigurumi, I'm saving them, and will distribute them this Christmas through one of my church's ministries. The amigurumi toys will be stocking stuffers, and I'll add a few more items.

    Eventually I'll need to add myself to the equation and make something for myself. I enjoy sharing with others.

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    1. Opal, always so wonderful to read your messages! I have by complete accident designed the Bigfoot collection. I started with a tiny elephant I designed with crochet thread and felt it would be wonderful made bigger so my daughter could hug it, lol and so I did that and the rest of the characters began to emerge in my mind as I went along. Funny how these things happen!

      I too have started thinking of different amigurumi dolls/toys for Christmas. It is never too early to start! I also want to make something extra special for my mother. I'm thinking a blanket in her favorite color :)

      I have made myself tiny thread bears to fit in my dollhouse so I have now treated myself and am happy for it, lol

      Blessings to you and yours and until we chat again,

      Sharon

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    1. you're very welcome Susan! So glad you like the Bunny

      Sharon :)

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  3. Hi Sharon,
    I really love you animal big foot collections! They're all so adorable :D I hope I could make one for myself too XD
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Ukiqio! Thanks so much for the message and I'm so glad you like the collection :)

      Happy Crocheting!!!

      Sharon XO

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  4. I love it . Thank for the share pattern ^_<

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    1. you're very welcome Tory :)

      Happy Crocheting XO

      Sharon

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  5. Your animals are absolutely adorable! I can't wait to make them all :)

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    1. Thanks Cj, if you're on facebook stop by my page, Amigurumi Freely and post pictures of yours when you make them. I would luv to see!

      Happy Crocheting XO

      Sharon

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  6. Hi Sharon I love your Little Bigfoot series of amigurumi friends! I have only made the bunny so far and I gave him to my teenage step-daughter who loves him! I actually wrote a riddle making it into a treasure hunt for her and she had so much fun! Read more about that here:
    https://craftgirl78.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/a-treasure-hunt-and-a-riddle/
    and here tomorrow:
    http://craftgirl78.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/the-answer-to-the-riddle/
    Thank you so much for your patterns!

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    1. wow, so cool.. I luv that! I couldn't figure it out just yet, lol I need more time to go over the riddle but that's really awesome! Thanks for sharing that with me :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Sharon XO

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  7. Ms. Ojala,
    Thank you for the Little Big Foot patterns. I've made two of them, so far, and they're wonderful. They're whimsical and endearing. You've done such a wonderful job. I'm now marking your blogspot as one of my favorites.

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful message! I really appreciate the time you took to write me and I'm so glad you are enjoying the patterns :)

      I am adding a tail and a slightly smaller nose to the Little Bigfoot Bear, you'll see a new post tonight and also a revision on the Bear pattern itself so watch for those!

      Have fun!!

      Sharon Ojala XO

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    2. I just love your patterns there so cool. I had an idea u could try maybe making some smurfs that will look cute as to what im imagining

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    3. thank you so much! I think smurfs are so cute too but have no idea when I'd get to making some. I'm pretty full right now with the patterns I have on my to-do list! Maybe one day tho :)

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      Sharon

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  8. I was just wondering how old do u think a person could be to do these patterns?O and u should make a small pom pom and us it for the bunnys tail. It will make it look cute.

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    1. Hello there! They are, what I would call easy amigurumi but for someone who knows the basics of sewing them together and all that. I'm not sure I could say for sure what age a person should be because it depends on how well they can pick up the basics of crochet. I should say this pattern would be easy for an advanced beginner. I hope that helps!

      And good idea on the tail :)

      Sharon

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  9. New to Amigurumi. Is there a certain weight yarn that needs to be used?
    Tammy

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    1. Yes, so sorry! I see this is one of those patterns that slipped by me. I will fix that but yes, use worsted weight yarn medium #4

      Thanks for the message!

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  10. Your patterns are so cool! I plan on making one for someone I know and look forward to making more of your amazing patterns! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing them!!!

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    1. So glad to hear that and you're very welcome!

      Happy Crocheting!!
      XO

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  11. Thank you so much for providing a "printer friendly" option!! And for the free patterns! I am a beginner and totally enjoying this new craft item.

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