Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Crochet Small Round Bunny Easter Pattern


Small Round Bunny,
This is a quick little project you could use to fill up those Easter baskets this year.
Scroll down this page for the Bunny pattern. Have fun!

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I have a video tutorial for this bunny should you need it. Go to this page to view the videos.


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Supplies:
worsted weight yarn in any color
white for the bunny tail
small amount of black for the eyes
small amount in any color for the nose (pink, blue, purple)
Optional: white craft paint to dab in the eyes
4mm hook
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
polyester stuffing


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

Magic ring:
Many parts of this amigurumi begin with a magic ring. I have 2 short video tutorials that will show you 2 different methods of making a magic ring. Use the one that is
easiest for you. View 1st method here and 2nd method here.

How to read the rows:
Add a maker at the end of row 2 and move that marker each time you finish a row. Each row has a sequence. 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 row. When you land on the marker you should be putting
in 2sc. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

Bunny body:
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6-12) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
14) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
15) 1sc then 2tog (12)
stuff the body
16) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a long tail. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches then stuff body more as needed. Pull yarn tail to close the gap and knot off. If you plan on making indents for eyes, please read the next part (Bunny Face)  before doing anything else to the remaining yarn tail.

Bunny Face: This should be done before adding the bunny tail
Before adding the bunny tail, decide if you want to make indents where the eyes will go. You do not have to do this part, it is not required!  I think it looks cute either way, with or without indented eyes.

Indents for eyes: If you do want indents then bring the finishing yarn tail out through the back of the bunny, in between row 13 and 14. Knot off the yarn tail here. Please be aware that this knot should be centered between the eyes! There will be an indent made here, the bunny tail gets sewn over this indent and will hide it. 
Bring the yarn tail out through the front of the bunny, where the first eye will go, in between the 8th and 9th row then wrapping over the 8th row go back through and out where you had knotted off in the back and pull the yarn tail until you have an indent, knot off.  Bring the yarn tail back through the front, over about 5 or 6 stitch holes from the first eye, wrap over the 8th row and then go back out in the back again and pull. Also pinch the space in between the eyes and pull again. Once you are happy with how the indents look, knot off and hide that yarn tail inside the body.

Eyes: You can now bring black yarn through the back of the bunny and out over each indent to make the eyes. Wrap over the 8th row once or twice. Once you are happy with how they look, knot off  in the back where the tail will hide it.
White in the eyes: Once my bunny was all sewn together I dipped a pin in white paint then dabbed each eye to add a bit of life to the eye. You can also wrap a bit of white yarn in each eye. 
Nose: Add  the nose using pink yarn (or blue or purple, whatever you prefer), bringing the yarn tail from the back like you had done for the eyes.  Knot off all yarn tails then bring the yarn tails away from that area and cut them free.


Bunny ears: using the same color as the body, make 2
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (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)
8-9) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
10) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
11) 1sc in each st for 1 row
12) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
13) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Do not stuff the ears

Bunny Legs: using the same color as the body, make 2
I think the legs are optional, there's no need to add them unless you think they look  better with legs.
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
6-8) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st next st and f/o, you can leave a tail for sewing or choose hot glue to attach the legs which is so much faster! If you want to add little toe pads, do that before sewing the open end of the legs closed.

Toe Pads: Using a strand of pink yarn. Toe pads are optional
Bring the yarn through the open end of the leg and out on the side of the leg in between the 3rd and 4th row, wrap over about 2 stitch holes, wrapping about 4 or 5 times then bring the yarn tail out through the other side, make a toe pad then bring the yarn tail up and make a 3rd toe pad in the center, above the 2 you just made. Bring the yarn tail down and out in between the 6th and 7th row for the 4th toe pad. When you're done wrapping the yarn, knot off then bring the yarn tail back out the open end of the leg. Cut the pink yarn tails and tuck them inside the leg.



Sew the legs closed:

Do not stuff the legs. Sew the end of the legs closed by whip stitching across the open edge, knot off. If you are going to sew the legs to the body then leave the yarn tail for sewing. If you are going to hot glue them to the body then  hide yarn tail inside leg.



Options for the Bunny tail:
You can make a pom pom or make a solid round tail. I have included instructions for both. Pom Poms are not safe for small children due to a choking hazard.



Solid Bunny Tail:
Using white yarn
1) magic ring with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc then 2tog (12)
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a  tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches then stuff the tail. Pull yarn tail to close the gap and knot off. Use the yarn tail to sew the tail to the body


Pom Pom Tail:

Wrap yarn around 3 fingers about 40-50 times. The more you wrap, the bigger the pom pom. Pull the wrap off your fingers and tie around the middle using a strand of yarn the same color. Pull tight and knot off. Leave the tie tails long, you can use these to sew to the bunny and also hang onto them while you trim the pom pom into shape. Cut through all the loops and trim to shape your pom pom.
If you need further help, see part  4 of the video series found here
 

Assemble the Bunny:
Sew the ears on either side of the center hole of row 1 on top of the head.
Sew or hot glue the legs to the body; see photo below for positioning, you don't want them too far forward. They should run the length of the bunny
Sew the tail in place.



You're done! I hope you enjoyed the pattern. I'd love to see it, post a picture on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely or tag me on instagram sharon_ojala


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5 comments:

  1. These bunnies are adorable! I really appreciate your excellent instructions on making the facial features. Thank you.

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  2. Great job, thank you for sharing this for free

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  3. Love these thank you going make some in diff colors I have 13 grandbabies

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  4. Love these little bunnies! Thank you!

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