Free Bunny Crochet Pattern From Our New Children's Book, The Most Wonderful Thing! 🐇

This sweet little bunny from our new children’s book, The Most Wonderful Thing, stands approximately 8 inches tall and is a perfect project for a beginner crocheter. We hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures on social media, please hashtag #laurajaworski so that we can share your creations.


Happy crocheting & happy reading!



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Skill Level: Beginner


Bunny Size:


This bunny is approximately 8 inches (20 cm) tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (light brown)

Felt for ears (light pink)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Safety eyes or 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

Ball point pins

Scissors

Glue


Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet (double crochet stitch in UK & Australia)

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 six 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 rows, 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. If you find you have too many, or too few stitches, don't worry! You can add an increase or decrease, or simply continue on with the pattern, adjusting the stitch count as necessary. As long as you generally keep to the pattern, there's no need to pull out your work and start over.


A note about BLO:


For the back loop only row, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rows, 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 stuffing:


Stuff your bunny firmly but not so much that it pulls the stitches apart. Take your time and shape as you go so that his head and body are nicely rounded. If your bunny doesn’t look the way you want him to, simply move the stuffing around and add, remove, and reshape until it looks right.


A note about joining:


Ball point pins (also known as sewing pins) are extremely helpful when attaching amigurumi. Before you begin sewing, position your pieces together, then pin securely. Take your time while sewing, picking up a piece of the stitch on the main body, followed by a corresponding stitch in the piece you’re attaching. Work your way around, checking every so often to make sure your crochet is still positioned correctly. Once it’s secure, bring your yarn tail through the body and out of a stitch on the back of your bunny. Leave it there until you’ve brought a second yarn tail through the same hole, knot the two tails, then hide them in the bunny. This will assure that your pieces do not come loose.


A note about securing your crochet:


After closing your magic circle and working a few additional rows, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside of your crochet so that your piece is nicely secure. If you like, you can also knot the yarn tail.


A note about gauge:


The size of your bunny is determined by a number of factors; your hook size, the yarn you’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 you’d like to increase the size of your bunny. Use a 3.75 hook if you’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 row from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, 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.


A note about customizing:


This bunny is highly customizable! You can sew his arms to the side of his body, choose a different color of yarn, or use your crochet thread to give him eyebrows and a cheeky grin—it’s all up to you.



Now let’s get started!

Bunny Head & Body (beginning with the top of the head):


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: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (24)

Rnd 5-8: 1sc in each st for 4 rows (24)

Rnd 9: 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 10-11: 1 sc in each st for 2 rows (30)

Rnd 12: 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog, rep (24)

Rnd 13: 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)

(Now is a great time to add your safety eyes. Place them 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 to add the eyes.)

Rnd 14: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 15: 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 16: 1sc in each stitch for 1 row (30)

Rnd 17: 1sc in the next 4st then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

(Now is a great time to begin stuffing your bunny. Add stuffing to the head, firmly but not so much that it pulls the stitches apart. Continue to stuff as you go.)

Rnd 18-24: 1sc in each st for 7 rows (36)

Rnd 25: 1sc in the next 5st then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 26-30: 1sc in each st for 5 rows (42)

Rnd 31: 1sc in next 5st then 2tog, rep (36)

Rnd 32: 1sc in each stitch for 1 row (36)

Rnd 33: 1sc in next 4st then 2tog, rep (30)

Rnd 34: BLO 1sc in the next 3st then 2tog, rep (BLO for entire row) (24)

Rnd 35: 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, rep (18)

(Now is a great time to make sure that you have your bunny stuffed the way you like, making sure you’ve filled in the edges around the bottom sides of his body so that he will stand upright nicely. Make sure to stuff lightly at the very bottom so that he will 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. Note: if you feel it’s necessary to close your gap further before fastening off, you can decrease an additional 1-2 times, then continue with the pattern from there.


Bunny Arms:


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc, rep (8)

Rnd 3-7: 1sc in each st for 5 rows. (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 for two rows (12)

Rnd 5: 1sc in next 4 st 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: 1sc in next two st then 2sc (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 stitch for 6 rows (9)

Rnd 11: 1sc in next 7 st then 2tog (8)

Rnd 12: 1sc in next 6 st 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 for two rows (12)

Rnd 5: 2tog six 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 bunny’s head.


Assembling Your Bunny:


Bunny Feet: Attach your bunny’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 bunny’s arms between rows 17 and 18, centered nicely with about four stitches in between.


Bunny Ears:


Attach your bunny’s ears centered on either side of his head on rows 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 rows 33 and 34. Make sure that your bunny can sit flat before attaching the tail.


Bunny Eyes:


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



Stitching Details


Bunny Nose:


Using black crochet thread, stitch your bunny’s nose across two stitches on the center of his face between rows 9 and 10. You can give him eyebrows, a smile, or whatever you like to make him your own special friend. 😊 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 you’re done! I hope you enjoy this sweet little bunny from The Most Wonderful Thing. I would love to see pictures of your completed bunny, and if you post pictures on social media, please hashtag them with #laurajaworski so that I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


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


Happy crocheting, happy reading, and have a beautiful day. 💕


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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