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Nutty Bunnies

Size: 3-4 inches

Skill: Easy
Hook: US 1.25-1.30mm
Yarn: Size 10 Crochet thread in colors of your choice

Supplies

Poly-fil, safety eyes, embroidery thread, needle, scissors

Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain
dec – decrease
sl – slip stitch
inc – increase
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
st(s) – stitches
[] – Set apart a group of stitches to be repeated as a whole

Notes

  • This pattern is a blue print meant to be customized. See Derivatives section on how to customize your bunny to have shirts, pants, skirts and accessories.
  • This pattern is worked in the round. Use stitch markers or a piece of different colored thread to mark the end of each row.
  • Do not join stitches at the end of each round unless directed.
  • A larger doll can be made by using worsted acrylic yarn and a larger hook.

Head (Make 1)

Row Stitches Notes
1 6
2 12 Dc all the way
3 18 [inc 2, sc] all the way
4 24 [inc 2, 2sc] all the way
5 -> 6 24 Sc
7 36 [inc 2, sc] all the way
8 -> 9 36 Sc
10 48 [inc 2, 2sc] all the way
11 ->18 48 Sc
19 36 [dec 2, 2sc] all the way
20 36 Sc (If you are using safety eyes, right now would be a good time to position them on the 15th row)
21 24 [dec 2, sc] all the way
22 18 [dec 2, 2sc] all the way
23 12 [dec 2, sc] all the way

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Tail (Make 1)

Row Stitches Notes
1 6
2 12 Dc all the way
3 18 [inc 2, sc] all the way
4 -> 5 18 Sc
6 12 [dec 2, 1 sc] all the way

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Ears (Make 2)

Row Stitches Notes
1 6
2 12 Dc all the way
3 18 [inc 2, sc] all the way
4 -> 5 18 Sc
6 24 [inc 2, 2 sc] all the way
7 -> 8 24 Sc
9 18 [sc2tog, 2 sc] all the way
10 ->14 18 Sc
15 12 [sc2tog, sc] all the way
16 12 Sc
17 8 [sc2tog,sc] all the way

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Arms (Make 2)*

Row Stitches Notes
1 6
2 12 Dc all the way
3 ->12 12 Sc
13 8 [sc2tog, sc]

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Legs (Make 2)*

Row Stitches Notes
1 6
2 12 Dc all the way
3 18 [inc 2, sc] all the way
4 -> 14 18 Sc

Join legs to make the body

You can make a bunny shorter or taller by adding or subtracting rows in multiples of 3. Arms and legs have the same number of rows for length.

Body (Continued after joining the legs)

Row Stitches Notes
1 32 Sc (Join legs)
2 32 sc
3 -> 4 32 sc
5 24 [dec 2, 3sc] all the way
6 -> 7 24 Sc
8 18 [dec 2, 2sc] all the way
9 -> 11 18 sc
12 12 [dec 2, sc] all the way

Assembly

Sew the ears on to the head using the yarn tail. If you are using safety eyes, be sure to make sure that the ears are facing the same way as the eyes. Attach the ears on the head’s 2nd row.

  • Before sewing the head on to the body, be sure to check and make sure that the eyes are facing the right way.
  • It’s always ideal to attach the arms on the newly created seam where the head and the body are joined. Make sure that the arms are facing the right way before permanently sewing them on to the body.
  • If you are giving your bunny a hoodie, you can sew the arms on the next available row.
  • Sew the tail behind the bunny’s butt.
  • The rows are all divisible by 3. You can use this to help space parts equally apart when attaching the pieces.

Derivatives:

The bunny anatomy

In order to create a unique look for your nutty bunny, it’s important to understand its anatomy so that color change will be made in the proper row to create the right look.

Piece Row Anatomy Stitches Notes
Head 15 Eye 48 Ideal row for inserting safety eyes or embroidered eyes
Head 16 ->18 Nose and Mouth 36 Embroidered detail
Head + Body Joined area after sewing the pieces together Neck 12
Abdomen 4 Waist 24 color change to mark pants or beginning of skirt
Body First three rows of abdomen after joining legs Groin 32 color change to create shorts or underwear
Leg 1 -> 3 Feet 18 Color change to create pants
Arm 1-> 3 Hand 12 color change to create long sleeved shirt
Arm 12 ->14 Upper arm 12 color change to create short sleeved shirt

Examples

These patterns will always have the same make for each piece. The purpose is to guide you when to make the color change for the clothing effect. Ears, heads and tails will be the same using the color you decided for the bunny’s skin. The patterns for these example bunnies is for the pieces which will be altered.

I used a Size 10/1.20mm hook and Size 10 crochet yarn to make the example bunnies. The finished product resulted in a tiny bunny which is roughly 5 inches with the ears included. You can use any gauge for this pattern as long as the stitches are close enough for the filling not to show through the gaps.

The bunnies used for the examples use earth colors such as linen, cream, white, black and tan for skin and bright pastel colors for the clothing.

Bunny with sleeved shirt

Arms (Make 2)

Short Sleeves Long Sleeves
Row Sitches Color Row Stitches Color Notes
1 6 skin 1 6 skin
2 12 skin 2 12 skin Dc all the way
3 ->9 12 skin 3 12 skin Sc
10 ->11 12 Shirt sleeve 4 ->12 12 Shirt sleeve
13 8 Shirt sleeve 13 8 Shirt sleeve [sc2tog, sc]

Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

Body (Continued after joining the legs)

Row Stitches Color Notes
1 32 skin Sc (Join legs)
2 32 skin sc
3 32 skin sc
4 32 shirt sc
5 24 shirt [dec 2, 3sc] all the way
6 -> 7 24 shirt Sc
8 18 shirt [dec 2, 2sc] all the way
9 -> 11 18 shirt sc
12 12 shirt [dec 2, sc] all the way

You can add variety to the shirts by using a different color for the sleeves or alternating colors for the shirt to create stripes.

Bunny with one piece dress

Body (Continued after joining the legs)

Row Stitches Color Notes
1 32 skin Sc (Join legs)
2 32 skin sc
3 32 skin sc
4 32 skirt sc
4(row1) 48(dc) skirt Turn and dc[inc 2, sc] all the way using only FL
4(row2) 48 skirt Chain 2, sc all the way, sl to the next row
4(row3) 96 skirt [Chain 2, sl] all the way. Close the stitch.
5 24 shirt Continue using BL from row 4. [dec 2, 3sc] all the way
6 -> 7 24 shirt Sc
8 18 shirt [dec 2, 2sc] all the way
9 -> 11 18 shirt sc
12 12 shirt [dec 2, sc] all the way

You can make layers of the skirt to create a ruffled look as long as you leave Back Loop for the body.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 commercial License. To view a copy of this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Please don’t share/reproduce/sell this pattern. You can sell dolls created from this pattern as long as you link back to this website and give credit to me.

 

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