I’ve finished this bunny almost a week ago, but it’s quite hard to find a few hours to edit the photos and publish it online. Between work and … well more work, I don’t have much time left for anything else. Hopefully, this is just a temporary setback and in a few months, I’ll be able to finish all those projects that are waiting for me in the WIP corner of the room.
If you’re looking for a relaxing project, that’s super fast and has the cute factor in it, here’s a free pattern for a crochet bunny. In a few hours, you’ll finish this and you’ll gain more confidence in your crafting skills.
You’ll need the 3 mm crochet hook, DK yarn (even sport 2 is ok, or whatever scrap yarn you have left in your stash), a pair of doll eyes (or improvise and make them out of yarn), a pom-pom maker (or a piece of cardboard with a hole in the middle), sewing needle, scissors.
The bunny is worked in the round, make sure you have a marker or a piece of contrasting color to know where the row starts and ends.
What do you need to crochet a bunny?
- Crochet hook – 3 mm
- DK yarn – Red Heart Detroit / even Sport 2 yarn is ok
- a pair of scissors
- a contrasting color thread / a stitch marker
- a pom-pom maker
- needle to weave in ends and sew parts
How to crochet fast a small bunny?
R1: start with ch 2, make 6 sc in the first sc.
R2: 2 sc in each = 12 sc
R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next * repeat = 18 sc
R4: *1 sc in 2, 2 sc in next * repeat = 24 sc
R5: *1 sc in 3, 2 sc in next * repeat = 30 sc
R6: *1 sc in 4, 2 sc in next * repeat = 36 sc
R7: *1 sc in 5, 2 sc in next * repeat = 42 sc
R8 – R17: 42 sc / row (basically work 10 rows ) – if you want your bunny to have a longer body, make 15 rows.
R18: *1 sc in 5, sc2tog * repeat = 36 sc
R19: 36 sc
R20: *1 sc in 4, sc2tog * repeat = 30 sc
R21: 30 sc
R22: *1 sc in 3, sc2tog * repeat = 24 sc
R23: 24 sc
R24: *1 sc in 2, sc2tog * repeat = 18 sc
R25: 18 sc – this is where you might want to put in the eyes, in case you’re using amigurumi plastic eyes.
R26: *1 sc, sc2tog * repeat = 12 sc
R27: 12 sc – close off.
R1: Using contrasting color, chain 10 (you can try making 10 FSC if you want the ears to be pointing up, for my bunny I opted for ears that flop over the head of the bunny). You’ll work both sides of the chain.
R2: 1 sc in 2, 1 HDC in next 4, 1 DC in next 3. On the other side make 1 DC in next 3, 1 HDC in next 4, 1 sc in last 2. Sl St. And break yarn.
R3: using the main color, start making 1 sc all around the stitches just made. So start with 1 sc in next 9 – you should get to the tip of the ear now – and here make 1 HDC – ch 1 – 1 HDC, and finish with 1 sc in the next 9. Sl st.
Leave a tail to sew these on.
Using contrasting yarn
R1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: 2 sc in each = 12 sc
R3: 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc in next 5, 2 sc, 1 sc in last 3 = 14 sc.
R4: 14 sc.
R5: 14 sl st all around. Stuff lightly and leave a tail for sewing.
Start using a contrasting color
R1: 7 sc
R2: 2 sc in each = 14 sc
R3: change to the main color and work this row only in the back loop: 14 sc.
R4 – R8: 14 sc. If you made the body longer, make 8 rows in total for the legs. It will provide better stability.
Leave a long tail to sew.
For the bunny tail, I made a pom-pom and attached it in the back, to provide also better stability.
And that is pretty much it. Easy, right?
I was in a playful mood and decided to add some red hair to my bunny and a funny looking hat (for the hat I started with 7 HDC and increased to 43 sc working HDC in 3rd loop. And then I just decreased for 2 rows until I got to 29 sc and made 2 more rows of sc and sewed the hat on the bunny.)
Look forward to seeing your work 🙂