Bunny Mini – Free Crochet Pattern
In a Facebook live I had a few nights ago, I shared all the details of a craft sale I participated in this past weekend. You can watch the replay here. One of my most successful items were these tiny bunny minis. I was able to have a basket full of them on my table, and they were a great, low priced item for parents to grab for their kids as they browsed the sale. They are super quick to make and were really popular.
I used various super bulky yarns from my stash to make these. They also worked up really well with blanket yarn. I then attached felt eyes with my hot glue gun, to avoid the extra time of embroidering eyes, and avoiding the extra cost of safety eyes.
I made the eyes that I used with my Cricut maker. You can purchase the same eyes in my Etsy shop here.
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This pattern is very beginner friendly and would be a great introduction to amigurumi. Here you will find the full video tutorial. The written pattern can be found below.
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Measurements: Approximately 4” tall
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern; see notes
Hook Size: 6.0mm (J)
Other Tools: tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, hot glue gun
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky (6)
Other Materials: poly-fil stuffing, felt eyes
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease is recommended)
DC = double crochet
DC2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
SC2tog (using invisible decrease method): Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. Yarn over. Draw through the first two loops on hook. Yarn over. Draw through both loops on hook.
- Checking your gauge is not required for this pattern. Use a hook that is smaller than the size recommended for your yarn weight. This will ensure that your stuffing will not show through the stitches.
- Head is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round.
- Head requires full stuffing.
R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)
R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
R4-5: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)
R6: *SC2tog, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)
R7: *SC2tog. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)
Fill with stuffing.
Weave in and out of remaining sts and pull tight to close. Fasten off.
Ears (make 2)
R1: In a magic ring, ch 2, 4 DC, turn. (4 sts)
R2: Ch 2, *DC2tog. Repeat from * once more, turn. (2 sts)
R3: Ch 2, DC to end. (2 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ASSEMBLY & FINISHING
Ears will natural curve and have a point where you fastened off your last row. Push second ear out so that the curve is facing the opposite side and the the point of each ear is facing outward in opposite directions.
Attach ears to head between R1 and R2, directly next to each other. Be sure that points on ears are facing outward.
Attach felt eyes at approximately R3-4.
*Note: Safety eyes and noses pose a choking risk for babies; therefore, if making this toy for a baby, I recommend using yarn, felt, or embroidered details.
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