Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Little Bigfoot Bunny Revised 2014 Amigurumi Video Tutorial


Little Bigfoot Bunny,

Here is an older pattern of mine that is part of a series I designed in 2012 called the "Little Bigfoots"

I recently decided to redesign them and make each pattern a little more user friendly but at the same time retain  their original characteristics. And also give each one their own video tutorial, which is so exciting! I am very happy with the new design and I hope you all will be too!
I started with the Bunny since it's Easter time but you can make a bunny anytime of the year of course! I did change the ears completely. Also the head
and body are now worked in one piece which means less sewing!


The Original Bigfoot Gang in 2012

Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

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Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join. I used Red Heart Super Saver and also Red Heart Comfort yarn with a 4.50 mm hook. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  It's a good idea to add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row.

Supplies:
Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart Comfort 100% acrylic yarn
4.5mm hook
blunt end yarn needle
pointed end needle
embroidery thread
scissors

100% polyester stuffing
*optional ~ fabric tac (fabric glue)
*optional ~ pipe cleaner to make ears poseable

This pattern uses the following stitches:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off



Click here for Full Video Tutorial ~ Video was filmed in the following order:
  1. make the head and body including when and how to stuff
  2. make the ears, arms and legs in that order ~ starts at about 19 min
  3. how to sew the bunny together ~ starts at about 29 min
  4. make and add on the pom pom tail
  5. add on the face includes different options for eyes
*  For this project I am using a 4.5mm hook. I crochet fairly tight stitches so if you crochet stitches more on the loose side then try a smaller hook. A 3.75mm will give you tighter stitches.
Also, there are different options for the eyes but if you use safety eyes be sure to put those in before closing up the head. The yellow bunny has safety eyes and those are in between the 8th and 9th row with about 7st between them. The video tutorial includes how to make French Knots and also how to  paint on the eyes.

    Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body: Video Tutorial Here
    1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
    2) 2sc in each (12)
    3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
    4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
    5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    8) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
    9-11) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    12) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
    13) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
    14) 1sc then 2tog (12) * stuff head, shape as you stuff. See video (time at 11:21) for tips on stuffing
    15) 1sc in each st
    16) 2sc in each (24)
    17-19) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    20) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
    21-22) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
    23) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
    24) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
    25) 1sc then 2tog (12) * stuff body firmly and shape as you stuff
    26) 1sc then 2tog (8) stuff more if needed
    27) 2tog twice and f/o. Weave yarn tail in and out the remaining stitching and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body

    Ears:
    1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
    2) 2sc in each (12)
    3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
    4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    7) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
    8) 1sc in each st
    9) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
    10-12) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    13) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
    14) 1sc in each st
    sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff

    Arms:
    1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
    2) 2sc in each (12)
    3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
    5) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
    6) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
    7-11) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
    sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff hand, do not stuff arm.

    Legs:
    1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
    2) 2sc in each (12)
    3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
    4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
    7) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
    8) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
    9) 2tog then 1sc in next 9st (10)
    10-13) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
    sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot and  stuff leg
    *For the toes, read assembly section below

    Tail:
    I used a pom pom for this bunny which I show you how to do in the video tutorial. It's quick and easy and you do not need any tools other than your fingers and yarn.
    Wrap about 75 or 80 times around 3 fingers. Tie off the middle. Cut through the loops. Trim and then sew to the bunny.



    Assembly:

    If you assemble the doll in the order I give you then you will not have to worry so much about centering the different parts as much.

    1) Sew the arms on. These get sewn directly under the head

    2) sew on the legs. How you sew the legs on is up to you. I wanted this bunny to be in a standing position so I sewed them on in a way the doll stands up. View the video on how to do this at 32:25 minutes. UPDATE ~> I just added a new video for an alternate way to sew on the legs right here
    3) sew on the ears. Pin them in place before sewing them in helps. But again, view the video for tips on sewing this part. Also you can add in a pipe cleaner to make the ears poseable if desired. Simply bend over a pipe cleaner and push the bend inside the ear. Add in a few stitches to ensure the pipe stays put.
    4) sew on pom pom tail
    5) you can add in toes or leave the foot as is. Wrap yarn around the front of the foot in 3 different sections. Pull tight and bring yarn tails out through the leg, knot them off and hide inside the leg. Go over the yarn lines with a brown or black embroidery thread to give the toes some definition. View video at 46:43 for how to do this.
    6) Add in the face. See video for the different options. I show how to add in the nose and mouth and also how to paint in the eyes or use French Knots for eyes


    This is one placement for the ears but you can also sew them up a bit higher and closer together. Try different areas on the top of the head and make sure you are happy with the placement before sewing them permanently in. View the video for placement and sewing tips



    And that's it. You now have your very own Little Bigfoot Bunny! If you did make a bunny please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely

    Hope you enjoyed this pattern, come back soon for more Little Bigfoot patterns!


      Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please except this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
    Many Blessings to you!




    59 comments:

    1. What pretty and I like the colors.

      Thanks

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    2. They are so cute, I love the feet:D

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    3. Are you thinking of revising the other Bigfoot patterns as well? I absolutely LOVE all of your patterns. I've made several of them.

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      1. yes I am.. I wrote more about that in my description just under the first photo at the top of this page.. thanks for asking :)

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    4. superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-padma reddy

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    5. I cannot thank you enough for so generously sharing your patterns and expertise. I am relatively new to amigurumi (the last year or so) and have made several of your critters. I especially have appreciated the little tips you offer here and there. Have you considered writing a book...Everything you Need to Know About Amigurumi....I would sure buy it!

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      1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind comment. I'm happy you are enjoying the patterns :)

        A book is in my future, just not sure when I will start! Maybe late this year or early next year I will begin that adventure. It's a very exciting and I'm just holding back until I feel sure I'm ready for that step. But definitely going to happen!

        Thanks for taking the time to comment :))

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      2. Omg how cute! I guess I better get busy! 9 grandkids! Ty so much for sharing your free patterns with us! Truly appreciated and your making a lot of happy kids! And adults! lol

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    6. You've referred to punch embroidery thread in your patterns. What exactly is it and how does it differ from DMC embroidery floss? Do you have a link for it?

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      1. I use acyclic punch embroidery thread. I'm not sure of the differences in all the threads out there. I can't include a link since I have anti-copy enabled on this page so you wouldn't be able to highlight the link and go to it from here but you can google it. Just make sure to include acyclic in the search. Thanks for asking

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    7. Hi Sharon. I have only just started to crochet and I have recently watched some of your videos on you tube. They are excellent and really easy to follow so thank you for that :-) I have now started to follow your bolg and bought some yarn today so I can have a go at the big foot bunny. Can't wait to get started now!
      Sharon xx

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      1. I'm so happy to hear that! Have fun and keep me posted on how you do :))

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    8. any video for us to follow cos i find it difficult to follow the step ..thank you!

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      1. the link is listed under the supplies list and the stitched used list and I just added another link at the beginning of the pattern

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    9. By any chance do you have a dog or horse pattern?
      I love your patterns thank you so much! Your work is amazing I couldn't figure out how to post the bunny I made. Came out great. Your patterns are written perfectly. Definitely would buy your patten books if you make them. What other patterns do you make? Again thank you for your wonderful free patterns that come out so cute and cuddly!

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      1. no, sorry I don't have a dog or horse pattern yet. And thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern. You can post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely. I have many free patterns and also other sites you can visit me. Start at the top of this blog page, on the right hand side and slowly scroll down. First is the sites I am at, then the top 10 patterns this week then the full label list of patterns. The label list is where you'll find all my patterns. Thanks for asking :))

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    10. I too would love to see a horse pattern too!....maybe the giraffe with a shorter neck??? I have some granddaughters absolutely in love with horses. I've looked online and just haven't found what I'm looking for.

      I too would buy your pattern books. I appreciate so much what you make available for free. You need to put something on your blog where someone can buy you a coffee or give you a small gift just because they want to. I've seen that done on other blogs.

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      1. Thank you so much Linda, I appreciate the awesome message.

        I don't have a horse pattern yet but I do have a horse board with links to other patterns on pinterest. I just added a pinterest link to this blog, scroll up to the top of this page and on the right hand side there you'll see my site buttons.. pinterest is just under my facebook badge.

        I will think about the donation button.. I've seen those before too :)

        Have an awesome day!
        Sharon Ojala

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    11. Hello Sharon, from now on, I'm a big fan of your bigfoot-ami's!
      I had a problem with choosing a new crochet project and to give myself some time to think about it, I begun with this cute pattern I had on my pinterestboard (as some of your other patterns) And now all the other patterns have to wait, because I want to crochet your big foot-ami's first :-) Thank you very much!

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    12. Hello Sharon, my bunny and turtle are finished, I really love those two little friends! Thank you very much again for the patterns, I'm sure I will make more bigfoot ami's!
      If you would like to see my creations, you're very welcome on my blog http://mwlbyangelique.blogspot.nl/2014/06/gegiechel-tussen-de-lavendel.html

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    13. I like the pattern and the pint friendly feature is nice except your font is small ; an I could copy so I could enlarge the font.

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      1. the font is set at normal so don't know why it would be too small. In blogger there's small, normal and large and large is way too big.
        When you click on the print friendly look at the top of the pop up box and you can adjust the text size there. You can enlarge the font I believe before you print it off. I just clicked on the print friendly and the font was at 100% but it can go higher

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    14. I have so far made the giraffe, and I am now doing the bunny and the lion. I am having problems getting them to stand. Is it because I don't put enough stuffing in the legs, or do I need to put some pipe cleaners or metal into them? I don't like to do that, as they are meant to be children's toys, so what can I do? Thank you for replying.

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      1. Weights can be put in the feet to make them stand better on their own but I wouldn't recommend that if they are for children. Mine get pinned down onto a surface I have especially made for photo purposes only.. they really are not meant to stand.

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    15. I have got n5 soft feather pearl cotton hand knitting yarn is it ok..n I pphave only 3.mm hook..pls do reply..m nt finding yarn here in dubai

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      1. Hello,
        The pattern would work better with acrylic yarn but I can't say for certain how pearl cotton would work for you, I've never tried it but I do know your bunny will come out quite a bit smaller. And all I can suggest is using the right hook size for the yarn weight you are using. I don't know what hook size that yarn calls for.. maybe it tells you on the package? If not ask your local yarn store or google it.

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      2. sorry hit publish to soon. I hope that information helps!

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    16. When are you going to revise the lion an bear an hippo little bigfoot ones ?

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    17. Does a 5.00mm hook and 2.75 work to make the little big foot bunny.

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      1. for a 5mm I'd use a worsted weight yarn or a bulky yarn and for the smaller hook I'd choose a lighter weight yarn.. any hook will work if you use the right yarn weight for the hook size. Normally the yarn package will tell you what's the best hook size

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      2. The yarn that I bought is acrylic I also have polyester which one works more?

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      3. Can I use polyester? Also if I use polyester what hook do I use

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    18. Thank you so so much!
      I enjoy your intelligent explanation and made a few....

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    19. Wat een fantastice beestjes heb je gemaakt bedankt voor het gratis patronen. Ik heb de panda gemaakt, en een half giraf het is voor op een snoeppot. En ga nu de leeuwtje maken, als hij niet te groot word.ik maak het van katoen haaknaald 2 half.nog maals bedankt.gr elly

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    20. Hi Sharon, I just wrote another comment if so disregard this one. I want to thank you so much for your Amigurumi patterns. I make them for little children. From what I understand they are loved so much. I love making them. It gives me something to look forward to everyday. Hugs Dorothy

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    21. Thank you so much for your pattern!!! I just made a rabbit and I love it! And my doughter too :D

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    22. Hey S. Me again. Couple Q... What kind of pipe cleaners do you use. The first ones I got was at $Store but very flimsy, so today I went to Walmart and got theirs ...:( they are the very same thing. For Monkeys I wrapped two together, tried this for bunny ears but really not happy with them. Making Giraffe now so wanted to try different ones . . Guess will wrap three together and see how that works. Once again TYSM

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      1. I've wrapped 4 or 5 together when I want them to be stronger. There's also florist stem wire if you want a lot of strength. They are 18 inches long and come in a bundle. There's different gauges and you'd have to find a gauge you prefer. Just do a bend test. I use those a lot too but you'd need wire cutter to cut off excess and you'd want to be sure no ends will ever poke through so be sure to add in a few holding stitches around the tops of the ears and have the excess wire go into the head about an inch and a half or so

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    23. Thank you so much for sharing these! I was very surprised at how little yarn was needed to make one (I made the bear and elephant - will post a pic on FB soon, these are the first ones I've ever made). I am offically addicted! :D. Your patterns and videos are easy to follow along with. Finally something other than hats, mittens, blankets and scarves. (I would definately buy your book when it comes out) I get scrap yarn given to me all the time. I now have something to do with it. I will be making these cute animals for the local childrens hospital and some for new mommies in the maternaty ward :) I am going to print these out and put them in page protectors so I can use dry-erase markers to mark off my rows. Again thank you so much!
      Keep sharing and keep up the good work. God Bless!

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      1. you're welcome and thank you so much :)

        Happy Crocheting and many Blessings to you!

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    24. I really want to make them all! They are so adorable!

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    25. Thank you so much for the free pattern :) can I enlarge the bunny by using heavier weight yarn or the thicker yarn?

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    26. I am a crochet newbie and I look forward to receiving your posts in my email. Your animals are adorable. Thank you so much!
      L.C. Moller

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    27. Thank you for these brilliant patterns. I have just made the teddy bear, and love it. Looking forward to making more. I have a lot of nephews and nieces who are going to love these.
      AB

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    28. Hi, I love this little bunny and have made one with a 3.75 needled and that seemed to work well. My sister is due to have a little girl in just under 2 months and I would love to give the little one a big bunny she can hopefully grow up with! If i wanted to make this plush much larger, how would increment the stitches? Say a size 8/10mm? Is this even possible.

      Thanks again for sharing these lovely patterns. Your YouTube videos are fantastic and they have really helped me, as after a lot of practice, making blankets and pillows ect. the little big foot bunny was my first real project and thanks to your video he came out perfect!

      Many thanks in advance!

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      1. I have another bunny pattern that's 15 inches tall right here Dress Me Bunny and look for the list of clothing patterns at the top of that post.

        also I show how to make smaller amigurumi larger right here Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

        I hope this has been helpful, all the best :)

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    29. Can I use yarn that has rainbow colors r Multiple colors too

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      1. of course! I actually just shared a photo of one of my other bunny patterns that somebody did in multi colored yarn and it's so cute. If you're on facebook check it out on Amigurumi Freely

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    30. Thank you so much, they are all lovely, I am so greatfull , and you make it so easy, thank you once again :)
      Kind Regards
      Margaret ........ UK xox

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    31. Hi. Can you tell me the size of the bunny from ears to feet? I see the Wee Bits are 5.5 inches and the Dress Me Bunny is about 15 inches. Not sure which one i want to make so please tell me the measurements on this. Thanks!

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      1. yes, you just have to install them before you get too far into the pattern that your hands won't fit in the head.

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    33. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I appreciate both the written patterns and the videos.

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    34. Thank you for sharing your talent. I'm looking forward to making these little cuties.

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    35. Hey Sharon. First I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patterns. They are really wonderful, super cute, and great for a beginner to learn on.
      I'm having trouble with the pom pom tail on the bunny though. I gave the bunny to my baby daughter once I'd finished it, and she pulled on part of the tail and little pieces of white yarn started to come out. Have I done something wrong when I made it or is this just what happens if the tail is pulled on.

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      1. thank you!

        I thought I had did a warning in the video about that but maybe it was in the pom pom video that I have as a stand along video.. I can't remember now but yes, they will come apart when pulled on. That's for all pom poms, even the ones you buy if they are made with yarn. I add glue now to mine. Google "How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom without it Falling Apart" and look for the video by "Repeat Crafter Me" she shows how to do it. Hope that helps!

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    36. how tall are these rabbits? your dress me bunny is like 12inches my mom ordered 10 bunnies for her grandbabies for christmas

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