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The Most Wonderful Thing Bunny Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) ๐Ÿ‡

This sweet little bunny from our new childrenโ€™s book, The Most Wonderful Thing, stands approximately 8 inches tall and is a perfect project for a beginner crocheter. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please credit appropriately and hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your creations.


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Skill Level: Beginner


Bunny Size:


This bunny is approximately 8 inches when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (tan, white)

Felt for ears (light pink)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Safety eyes, black yarn, felt or buttons for the eyes

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Black crochet thread or embroidery floss for details

Straight pins (optional)

Scissors

Glue


Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet stitch

Sl st = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

Inc = Increase

2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease

BLO = Back loop only

Ch1 = Chain one

F/o = Finish off


A note about the magic circle:


Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tight on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.


A note about working in a spiral:


This little bunny is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain. You will not turn your work while making this bunny.


A note about counting stitches: Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.


A note about BLO:


For the back loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rounds, work into both loops of each stitch.


A note about increasing and decreasing:


For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.


A note about gauge:


The size of your bunny is determined by a number of factors; your hook size, the yarn youโ€™ve chosen, and even how tightly or loosely you crochet can significantly change the size of your amigurumi. Try a bigger hook paired with a slightly thicker yarn if youโ€™d like to increase the size of your bunny. Use a 3.75 hook if youโ€™d like to make him a little smaller.


A note about reading the pattern:


Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a round from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)


Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.


Now letโ€™s get started!

Bunny Head & Body (beginning with the top, with tan yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5-8: 1sc in each st (24)

Rnd 9: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 10-11: 1 sc in each st (30)

Rnd 12: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)

Rnd 13: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

(Add your safety eyes between rows seven and eight with 4-5 stitches in between each eye. If you are making eyes with yarn or crochet thread, you can wait until the bunny is complete.)

Rnd 14: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 15: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 16: 1sc in each st (30)

Rnd 17: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

(Begin stuffing your bunny. Add stuffing to the head, firmly but not so firmly that it pulls the stitches apart. Continue stuffing as you go.)

Rnd 18-24: 1sc in each st (36)

Rnd 25: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 26-30: 1sc in each st (42)

Rnd 31: 5sc then 2tog, rep (36)

Rnd 32: 1sc in each stitch (36)

Rnd 33: 4sc then 2tog, rep (30)

Rnd 34: BLO 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)

Rnd 35: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)

(Now is a great time to make sure that you have your bunny stuffed the way you like, making sure youโ€™ve filled in the edges around the bottom sides of his body so that heโ€™ll stand upright nicely. Stuff lightly at the very bottom so that heโ€™ll sit flat.)

Rnd 36: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)

Rnd 37: 2tog 6 times (6)

F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches. Pull tight, knot your yarn, and hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling the underside slightly so that your bunny sits flat. Be careful not to warp the shape of your bunny while pulling the yarn.


Bunny Arms:


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (8)

Rnd 3-7: 1sc in each st (8)

F/o and leave long tail for sewing. Do not stuff the arms.


Bunny Feet:


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3-4: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 5: 4sc then 2tog, rep (10)

F/o and leave long tail for sewing; stuff lightly.


Bunny Ears:


Rnd 1: MC with 3 sc (3)

Rnd 2: 2sc then 2sc in the next st (4)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (6)

Rnd 4: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (9)

Rnd 5-10: 1sc in each st (9)

Rnd 11: 7sc then 2tog (8)

Rnd 12: 6sc then 2tog (7)

F/o and leave a long tail for sewing, do not stuff the ears.

Bunny Tail:


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3-4: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 5: 2tog 6 times (6)

Stuff lightly and f/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail around the six remaining stitches. Pull tight and knot your yarn. Alternatively, you can use a white pompom for your tail.


Ear Felt (optional):


Cut two pieces of pink felt and glue to the front of each ear, making sure the bottom of the felt is flush with the bunnyโ€™s head.

Assembling Your Bunny:


Bunny Feet: Attach your bunnyโ€™s feet at the BLO edge between rounds 33 and 34 with about four stitches in between so that they sit flat on the ground and hold your bunny upright.


Bunny Arms:


Attach your bunnyโ€™s arms between rounds 17 and 18, centered nicely with about four stitches in between.


Bunny Ears:


Attach your bunnyโ€™s ears centered on either side of his head on rounds 3-5.


Bunny Tail:


Sew or carefully hot glue your tail to the back of your bunny so that the bottom is flush with the BLO edge between rounds 33 and 34. Make sure that your bunny can sit flat before attaching the tail.


Bunny Eyes:


Place your safety eyes between rounds seven and eight with 4-5 stitches in between.


Stitching Details


Bunny Nose:


Using black crochet thread, stitch your bunnyโ€™s nose across two stitches on the center of his face between rounds 9 and 10. You can give him eyebrows, a smile, or whatever you like to make him your own special friend. ๐Ÿ˜Š Note: if you are adding the eye lines, you may find it easier to stitch them on before adding the safety eyes, making sure not to pull the crochet out of shape.



And now youโ€™re done! I hope you enjoy this sweet little bunny from The Most Wonderful Thing, and if you post pictures, please credit appropriately & hashtag #laurajaworski so that I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.


Happy crocheting, happy reading, and have a beautiful day. ๐Ÿ’•


Laura


The Most Wonderful Thing by Laura Jaworski, illustrated by Elizabeth Iadicicco.


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This bunny pattern was based on the art of Elizabeth Iadicicco.


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