Free Crochet Bunny Pattern!

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Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

This Friday is bring your stuffed animal to school day at my daughter’s school.  She has so many stuffies that are store bought and honestly, they are just something she plays with for a bit and then forgets about.  So, I wanted to make something really special for her to bring.

As it happens, I just finished taking the Design Your Crochet Monster class on Craftsy.  The course walks you through designing your own amigurumi monsters from drawing out your design all the way to writing up a pattern.  It was awesome, and I highly recommend it if you are looking to create your own designs.  However, knowing my daughter, I didn’t think a monster would cut it.  But with the skills I picked up I felt confident in designing a stuffed bunny for her since she loves bunnies (like most little girls her age).

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this bunny below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

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Bunny – Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

What you will need:

Here is what you will need to make this little bunny:

  • Berroco Comfort Worsted Weight Yarn in two colours.  I used:
    • Color A: Barley (approx. 120 yards)
    • Color B: Pretty Pink (approx. 50 yards)
  • Size G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Safety Eyes or buttons (if you are making this for a very small child it is safest to embroider on the eyes).
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker or scrap piece of yarn
  • Poly-Fil for stuffing the bunny
  • Yarn or tapestry needle to sew the pieces together

Finished Size:

Approximately 9 inches tall with legs extended (6 inches sitting).

Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

ST: Stitch

SC2Tog: Single Crochet Two Together

Notes Before you Start:

  1. I worked my single crochets in the back loop to make it easier to count my rows and I personally just like the way it looks.
  2. Work your rounds in spirals, do not join at the beginning of each round.   You will need to use a stitch marker to mark your rounds.
  3. Each round has the total number of stitches for the round in brackets.  If you are unsure its always a good idea to count your stitches.

Pattern:




Head and Body:

With color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 5: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St).

Round 6: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (36 St).

Round 7: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (42 St).

Rounds 8-10: SC in each stitch (42 St).

Round 11: SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 20 stitches, SC twice in next stitch, SC to end of round (44 St).

Round 12-13: SC in each stitch (44 St).

Round 14:  SC2Tog, SC in next 20 stitches, SC2Tog, SC until end of round (42 St).

Round 15: *SC2Tog, SC in next 5 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (36 St).

Round 16: *SC2Tog, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (30 St).

Round 17: *SC2Tog, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (24 St).

Round 18: *SC2Tog, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (18 St).

Round 19: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Attach the eyes between rounds 10 and 11.  Space them 11 stitches apart (see photo below for guide). Ebroider on the nose at the midpoint between the eyes with the centre of the nose going over round 11.  Stuff the head with the poly-fil and continue on to the next round where we start to work the body.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern 1

Round 20: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Switch to Color B:

Round 21: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 22: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (30 St)

Round 23: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (36 St)

Round 24-29: SC in each stitch (36 St).

Switch to Color A:

Round 30: SC in each stitch (36 st).

Round 31: *SC2Tog, SC in next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (30 St).

Round 32: *SC2Tog, SC in next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (24 St).

Round 33: *SC2Tog, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * to end of round (18 St).

Round 34: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Stuff the body with poly-fil.

Round 35: *SC2Tog.  Repeat from * to end of round (6 St).

Round 36: SC next stitch and 4th stitch together, leaving remaining stitches unworked (1 St). Fasten off and pull yarn into the body of the bunny using crochet hook (to hide it).

Ears:

With color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * until end of round (24 St).

Round 5-11: SC in each stitch (24 St).

Round 12: SC2Tog, SC in next 11 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (22 St).

Round 13-14: SC in each stitch (22 St).

Round 15: SC2Tog, SC in next 10 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (20 St).

Round 16-17: SC in each stitch (20 St).

Round 18: SC2Tog, SC in next 9 stitches, SC2Tog, SC to end of round (18 St).

Round 19-21: SC in each stitch (18 St).

Fasten off.  Do not stuff the ears.  Attach the ears evenly spaced 4 rows down from the top of the head.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern 6

Tail:

With color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Round 4: SC in each stitch (18 St).

Round 5: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Round 6: *SC2Tog.  Repeat from * to end of round (6 St).

Fasten off and stuff the tail with poly-fil.   Attach tail to the back of the bunny’s body (6 rounds up from bottom of body).

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern 3

Legs:

With color B, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: *SC twice in next stitch, SC in next stitch.  Repeat from * until end of round (18 St).

Switch to Color A

Round 4-6: SC in each stitch (18 St).

Round 7: *SC2Tog, SC in next  stitch.  Repeat from * to end of round (12 St).

Stuff the foot with poly-fil.

Rounds 8-12:SC in each stitch (12 St).

Fasten off.  Attach legs evenly spaced 3 rows up from bottom of body.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern 7

Arms:

With color A, make a magic circle or adjustable ring

Round 1: Make 6 SC in magic circle (6 St).

Round 2:  SC twice in each stitch (12 St).

Round 3: SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches, SC twice in next stitch, SC to end of round (14 St).

Rounds 4-10:  SC in each stitch (14 St).

Switch to Color B:

Rounds11-13: SC in each stitch (14 St).

Fasten off.  Lightly stuff the arms and attach to the sides of the body at row 21 with 8 stitches between the arms.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern 4

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27 Comments

  • Reply Rhonda May 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    • Reply jeanne February 20, 2017 at 9:02 am

      I love this rabbit. It turned out sooo cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  • Reply Vera May 31, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Making one for my little niece who will be born early July. ..so happy , thanks for sharing !

  • Reply Noodle June 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Absolutely love this little bunny! Started making it this weekend, but I presumed it was a US pattern so I converted to UK dc instead of US sc. I’m onto round 14 of the head and it’s looking very long and coney 🙈… Can you please confirm what crochet terminology your patterns are written in? Thanks!

  • Reply Emma June 20, 2016 at 8:44 am

    thanks so much for sharing! please, i have a problem…can you help me? I want to make it bigger as 14 inches. Can it be possible? And if can, how can I do it? With larger hook and bigger yarn? Please answer me and help me! -emma

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Emma, I’m sorry I do not know the answer to your question as I have not tried to make this bunny larger. In my experience if you go up in hook size and use a chunkier yarn then the overall size will increase without having to change the pattern.

  • Reply Emma June 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    hi! thanks so much for sharing! finnaly i found beautiful bunny pattern for free. but i have a problem. i want to do this bunny in 14 inch size. Can it be possible? And if, then how? with larger hook and bigger yarn in which size? please help me. -EMMA

  • Reply Juliette July 21, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Hello, Im new to crochet. Can you please tell me what * means?

    • Reply Deb Snyder January 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

      The * is an indicator of what needs to be repeated. Look at the beginning of the line that contains the instructions to “repeat from *” . You will see a * at the beginning of the line. Example: *SC2Tog, SC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end of round.
      It means you repeat from the * to the period until you get to the end of the round. It simply saves having to write the same piece of instruction over and over until the end of the round.

  • Reply rene July 23, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Hi, thank you for the sweet pattern. I am almost done with my first bunny and it turned out really cute. Please check your pattern for the arm, round 3. Is there something wonky there, or am I understanding it wrong? I moved the 2 sc stitches to the 10th stitch so I guess it will work out, just wanted to check with you.

  • Reply Debbie July 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! It’s adorable! I have a huge yarn stash and was wondering if another yarn could be substituted. Thanks, again!

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, as long as it is similar in thickness and doesn’t pill easily.

  • Reply Ellie August 14, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Is round 3 of the arms correct? Says it should be 14 stitches but the math doesn’t add up….

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Ellie, Yes it is correct. At the end of row two you should have 12 stitches. You want to increase two more during round 3 to get to 14 stitches. I did the increases by doing one at the beginning of the round and one at the middle of the round. Hope that helps!

  • Reply febrina September 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern…..i’am a beginner and so helpfull with this pattern…..thank you so much…. 🙂

  • Reply Sharon Alday September 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I just finished this for a daughter of one of my good friends…her first baby. So cute.

  • Reply Gabbi October 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Such a beautiful little bunny!
    I’ve just finished making my son a dinosaur for his first birthday on Thursday, so I completely share your desire to make a special handmade toy.
    I love the colour of your little bunny too.

  • Reply Frances October 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I have subscribed to your site and I’m having trouble getting on to it. Can you please tell me how to get on it? I’m new to this getting on to sites so, yours is not the only one I have trouble getting on to. THank you

    • Reply Leelee November 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      HI Frances, subscribing means that you will get email updates when new patterns or posts are added. There is nothing that you need to log into after subscribing.

  • Reply Rhoda January 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing 😊

  • Reply Nancy February 3, 2017 at 9:21 am

    This is a very nice design and I like the style of using BLO. Please clarify round 3 of the arm. How does your math work out to 14 stitches when there are only 12 stitches in the previous round? “SC twice in next stitch, SC in next 11 stitches, SC twice in next stitch, SC to end of round (14 St).”

    • Reply Leelee February 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you for catching this mistake! I meant to say next 5 stitches (increase by two stitches can really be done anywhere you prefer). I will update the pattern.

  • Reply Holly March 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Can finished products be sold using this pattern?

    • Reply Leelee March 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Yes, you may sell the finished product as long as you use your own pictures 🙂

  • Reply Elaine September 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I love this rabbit, made her on the day hurricane Irma came marching through Georgia, so her name is “Irma”
    Thank You for sharing
    09/13/17

    • Reply Leelee September 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Love it! I’m glad it provided a good distraction!

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