Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby Bunny Leeloo Free Crochet Pattern


blue crochet bunny
Little baby bunny made with yarn, we named him Leeloo  ....



        Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch
f/o =  finish off


What I used to make the Bunny:

worsted weight yarn - light blue
bulky Kid Mohair - light blue
3.75mm hook
crochet needle
black embroidery thread
12mm pink safety eyes
12mm black safety eye for nose
20 gauge, 18" stem wire
pliers
2 small pieces of felt
hot glue

Special notes:  I held the 2 yarns together together and worked in continuous rounds. The one package of mohair had 98 yards and there was absolutely non left over when the Bunny was done. I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.


 HEAD:

* if you use safety eyes remember to put them in before closing up the head. I put mine in between the 10th and 11th row. I put the nose in between the 11th and 12th row

1) magic circle with 6st  (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)

5) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st (30)

6) 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st (36)

7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows  

11) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)

12-13)1sc in each st for 2 rows
14) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)

15) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)

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

16) 1sc then 2tog (12)
17) 2tog until you close the gap. f/o and hide yarn tail inside the head


MOUTH:
With embroidery thread and crochet needle, go through the back of the head and come out where you think the top of the mouth should be, make the mouth then go back out through the same hole you went in. Knot the tails off and hide inside head

 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 (repeat 2 times) 1sc in last 12st (20) 
5) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next 6st, 1sc in last 11st  (26)
6-7) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (repeat 6 times) 1sc in last 2st  (20)
9) 1sc in each st   
10) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12) 

f/o leave long tail for sewing. (Cut the mohair shorter, use only the worsted yarn for sewing)
 

*stuff body. You should notice that one half of the body protrudes naturally, that is the belly, stuff accordingly


LEGS:


1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 2sc in next 4st, 1sc in last 8st (16)
4-5) 1sc in each for 2 rows 
 

6) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in last 8st (12)
7) 2tog 2 times, 1sc in last 8st (10)


*stuff foot. 

  
8-11) 1sc in each for 4 rows 
(12) 2tog 3 times, sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing. (Cut the mohair shorter, use only the worsted yarn for sewing) 

TIP *
stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. Stuff legs lightly

I made the legs jointed with yarn by bringing a length of yarn from the inside of the leg and through the body.
I did not sew one leg to the other, I brought the yarn through the body, (to the outside of body) and then back through the body again and through the inside of the leg. I did this about 3 times for each leg. I then knotted the yarn tails together and hid them inside the body

ARMS: 


1) magic circle with 5 st (5)

2) 2sc in each st (10)
3) 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in last 7st (13)
   
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 2tog 6 times, 1sc in last st (7)

 
*stuff hand. If you plan to put in wire then stuff hand lightly

7-13) 1sc in each st for 7 rows. 

14) ch1 and turn, 1sc in next 3st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. (Cut the mohair shorter, use only the worsted yarn for sewing)

*Sew the flat part (where you ch1 and turned) to the body. 


*for wire installation see steps and photos below



Steps I took to put in the wire:

1) using pliers, curl one end of the wire. Curl it a few times as pictured
2) using hot glue, glue a piece of felt to the curled part to ensure it doesn't eventually poke through the arm. Fold the felt over itself and glue every fold together. The wire and the felt will never come apart.

3) once piece is dry, push the felted end through the arm all the way down to the hand. If piece is too big, just pinch it together with your pliers until it is narrow enough to fit through the arm
4) now push the un-felted end of the wire through the back of the body pulling the arm into place and sew that arm into position.
5) now repeat steps 1-3 for the other end of the wire and then sew other arm into position

EARS: 

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 2sc in each st (12)
4-13) 1sc in each st for 10 rows
14) ch1 and turn, 1sc in next 7st (7)
15) ch1 and turn, 1sc in next 7st (7)
f/o leaving long tail for sewing.
(Cut the mohair shorter, use only the worsted yarn for sewing)

*
Sew flat part to head. I sewed the ears in between the 6th and 7th row down from the magic circle on top of the head



TAIL:

1) magic circle with 5st
2) 2sc in each st (10)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

5) 2tog twice then sl st into next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. (Cut the mohair shorter, use only the worsted yarn for sewing)

 And that's it. I hope you get your Bunny made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! Bye for now!


This pattern was courtesy of Sharon Ojala of Amigurumi To Go. Free for all to enjoy! You may sell finished products. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and will help keep the patterns free. So far over 83 free patterns & video tutorials and many more to come. Happy Crafting everyone!