Friday, September 21, 2012

Dust Bunnies Crochet Free Crochet Pattern

crochet grey dust bunnies big comfy couch
What's under your Big Comfy Couch? I know what's under mine... a couple of free Dust Bunnies! I always loved Fuzzy and Wuzzy, they are my favorite characters on that show...



grey bunny from big comfy couch
          Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 



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


What I used to make the Dust Bunny:

Body,  limbs and nose: worsted weight yarn medium #4
Dust: pure virgin wool and also a Mohair mix - thickness D (see special notes below about using worsted instead)
Mouth: piece of felt
9mm black safety eyes
3.75mm hook
yarn needle
hot glue

Special notes: I used pure virgin wool for the main dust part of the Bunny and a few strands of mohair. You can also use acrylic worsted weight yarn (for example use Red heart Super Saver or Red heart Comfort Yarn) but you will have to brush it out with a hard bristle brush to get the same effect.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below



 BODY:
* if you use safety eyes put them in before closing up the body. I put mine in between the 7th and 8th row. The top of the nose is placed a row under the eyes

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)

6-11) 1sc in each st for 6 rows  
12) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st
(40)
13-14) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

* stuff and shape the body as you stuff. Continue to stuff as you close up the body

15) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (30)
16) 1sc in each st 
17) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
18-19) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
20+) 2tog until you close the gap. f/o and hide remaining yarn tail in body

EARS: 

* if you are making the Bunny with colored ears then make these with the alternate color. You do not stuff the ears

1) magic circle with 5st (5)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 2sc in each st (10)
4-13) 1sc in each st for 10 rows

sl st into next st and f/o leaving long tail for sewing.


 ARMS and Hands With Fingers:  

* you do not stuff the arms or hands  
1) magic circle with 4st (4)
2) 2sc in each st (8)

3-9) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
10) 2sc in each st (16)


*
now go on to make 4 fingers, I have a video tutorial for fingers here. If you would prefer a hand without fingers follow the pattern below

ARMS and Hands Without Fingers:


1) magic circle with 4st (4)
2) 2sc in each st (8)

3-9) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
10) 2sc in each st (16)
11+) 1sc then 2tog repeat until you are left with 4 or 5st then f/o and close up remaining gap with your yarn needle and shape hand. Hide yarn tail in hand

 


LEGS:

* if you are making the bunny with color at the bottom of the foot then start off with alternate color


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

* switch to grey on last sc of row 3 and start row 4 with a sl st. Count that sl st as a regular st when you start row 5, it'll be a bit difficult to crochet into a sl st. (doing the color change this way is called the Jogless Stripe and I have a video tutorial on it here)
* also remember to knot off the 2 tails where you do the color change

4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)

5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 2tog 6 times, 1sc in last 12st (18)

9) 2tog 6 times, 1sc in last 6st (12)
10-13) 1sc in each st for 4 rows

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

NOSE:


1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 3sc in the first st, 1sc next 5st, 3sc in last st (10)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row


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

*To make it easier, partially sew the nose onto the face then use a stuffing stick to stuff the nose before completely sewing the nose in place.

MOUTH:

make an indent with your finger where the mouth goes, then with a length of yarn hold that dent in place by putting in a stitch and knotting it off in the back of the Bunny. Cut a piece of felt, (I made a tear drop shape), and hot glue it in place over the dent. 



Assembly:

Start by sewing the ears in place. I put mine just behind the magic circle on top of the head leaving a small space between them. Pre-cut a good handful of the virgin wool or whatever yarn you are using for the dust. Insert your crochet hook as pictured, lay one strand of your wool over your hook and pull the wool through , then pull the 2 wool tails through the loop and pull tight. (You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, then use your back button to come back to the pattern). Put in  about 2 or 3 rows of the dust in front of the ears and around the front part of the body.  As you can see on the picture below the dust stops at about the 18th or 19th row down from the top of the head. This area you want dust free so you can sew the legs in. I sewed the arms in once I had 2 or 3 rows of the dust then continued on inserting the dust until the back of the bunny was completely covered in dust. I inserted in the Mohair just randomly here and there as I went along for little shots of color. refer to pictures.
And that's it. I hope you enjoyed the pattern!

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