Crochet Bunny FREE Pattern + Tutorial

This week, I thought I would make another crochet toy since you all loved the crochet giraffe so much! And with Spring finally here (although it did snow this morning…), I thought a chipper little crochet bunny was perfect. I love creating patterns and being able to share them with you, so if you like this and want more, be sure to subscribe for the free ebook full of patterns. For now, though, let’s get onto the crochet bunny pattern!


Related: Free Crochet Giraffe Pattern

Crochet Bunny Pattern

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Directions:

Body

Starting with your main color, create a magic loop and work 10 SC in the center. Slip stitch to the first chain and pull the loop closed (10).

1. Work 2 SC into each space (20).

2. *SC 1, then increase into the next space by working 2 SC into the same space*, repeat from * to * around the circle and slip stitch into the first space (30).

3. SC around (30).

4. *SC 2, increase into the next*, repeat around. Then, slip stitch into the first space to close the round (40).

5-10. Chain 1 and HDC around, slip stitching to the chain 1 at the end of each round. Repeat for 6 rounds (40).

11. Chain 1. *HDC 2, decrease by skipping one space and HDCing into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 (30).

12-14. Chain 1, HDC around for 3 rounds (30).

15. Chain 1. *HDC 1, decrease*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 (20). At this point, use the fiberfill and fill partway with stuffing.

16-18. Chain 1, HDC around for 2 rounds (20).

19. Chain 1. Decrease in each space around then slip stitch to the chain 1 (10).

20. Bind off and fill the body firmly with the fiberfill stuffing. Even though the top of the body is open, the body section is done. I left it open because it’s easier to attach the head this way.

Legs (make 2):

This may look confusing as you read it, but take each step one at a time, and you’ll be fine! Also, don’t worry about stitch count here; as long as you get an oval with the contrast color, you’re doing fine.

Start with the contrast color and create a magic loop with 5 HDC.

1. Chain 1. HDC 1, work 2 HDCs into each of the next 2 spaces, work 3 HDC into the same space, HDC 2 (into separate spaces), and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round.

2. Chain 1. HDC around.

3. Chain 1. HDC 1, 2 HDC into each of the next 2 spaces, HDC 3, 3 HDC into the next space, HDC 5. Slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round.

6-8. Chain 1, HDC around for 3 rounds.

9. Switch to your main color. Ch 1, HDC 9, decrease three times, HDC 3, decrease once. Slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round.

10. Chain 1, HDC around.

11. Ch 1, HDC 9, decrease two times, HDC 5. Slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round.

12-22. Ch 1, HDC around.

23. Finally, bind off and stuff with fiberfill. For some reason, I only took a picture of one leg, but the other’s the same!

Arms (make 2):

To make the arms, start with the main color. Then, create a magic loop with 5 HDC.

1. Chain 1. Work 2 HDC into each space. Slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (10).

2-13. Chain 1. HDC around for 12 rounds. Bind off and fill with stuffing.

Head:

The head is worked starting from the nose and working to the back of the head, so the front will be slightly pointed for the nose. Keep that in mind when you need to add in the eyes.

1. With your main color, create a magic loop with 6 HDC. Work 2 HDC into each space (12).

2. Chain 1. *HDC 1, increase into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (18).

3. Chain 1. *HDC 2, increase into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (24).

4. Chain 1. *HDC 3, increase into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (30).

5. Chain 1. *HDC 4, increase into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (36).

6-9. Chain 1, HDC around for 4 rounds. (36)

10. Chain 1. *HDC 4, decrease into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (30). At this point, start filling in some of the fiberfill. If you wait until you finish, it’ll be too hard to get enough stuffing in and move it around.

11. Chain 1. *HDC 3, decrease into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (24).

12. Chain 1. *HDC 2, decrease into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (18).

13. Chain 1. *HDC 1, decrease into the next*, repeat around and slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round (12).

Adding on the Eyes

At this point, you can fill the head most of the way, and figure out where you want the eyes to go. Attach the safety eyes now, but be sure you’re happy with them because I have no idea how to get them open again!

15. Chain 1. Decrease in each space around and bind off, leaving a long tail. Fill the head the rest of the way, then thread the tail through the stitches at the top and pull tight. Then just close the opening and trim the excess tail.

Ears (make 2):

With your main color, create the outside of the ears.

 

1. Chain 6, turn, and work 5 HDCs (5).

2. Chain 1, turn, increase in the first space, HDC across, and increase into the last space (7).

3-4. Chain 1, HDC across for 2 rows (7).

5.  Chain 1, turn, increase in the first space, HDC across, and increase into the last space (9).

6-8. Chain 1, HDC across for 3 rows (9).

9. Chain 1, turn, decrease once, HDC across, and decrease again (7).

10-13. Chain 1, HDC across for 4 rows (7).

14. Chain 1, turn, decrease once, HDC across, and decrease again (5).

15-18. Chain 1, HDC across for 4 rows (5).

19. Chain 1, turn, decrease once, HDC across, and decrease again (3).

20-22. Chain 1, HDC across for 3 rows (3).

23. Chain 1, decrease once, HDC 1. (2)

24. Bind off the last two stitches.

Lining the Ears

In order to create the lining, use a hook one size smaller and follow the pattern for the ears. Then layer the two on top of each other and work a row of SC around the edge, going through both layers. This gives the ear a cleaner look, but you can insert pipe cleaners into the space between the layers if you want to make the ears posable.

At this point, all of the body pieces of your crochet bunny are done now! Just arrange everything how you would like it to be on the body, using locking stitch markers or safety pins to hold everything in place, and sew it all together with your main color yarn. You can use the picture below as a guide! Also, embroider on the nose with the pink thread.

Finally, add the pom-pom for the bunny’s tail and any other accessories you want to give it. If you don’t know how to make a pom-pom, I have a full tutorial on that for you! I used a hoop in the tutorial to make larger pom-poms, but here I just wound the yarn around 4 fingers.

As a finishing touch, I also added the bow tie. The one shown here is one of the patterns from my ebook, The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. So, if you’re interested in crochet, I would really recommend checking that out. The ebook is totally free and full of helpful lessons, pictures, and videos for everything you need to know about starting crochet. And it also has 15 free patterns, so if you liked this, subscribe to get the ebook!

I hope you all enjoyed this. It’s been awhile since I made a toy or stuffed animal so this was fun for me and I have ideas for a few more. Because crocheted toys are worked as freeform pieces, it’s sometimes difficult to translate them into knitting patterns. However, if you can do that, or if you have some tips, please share them! I’m sure others in the comments would benefit from them too.

I’ll be back soon!


  • Another beautiful creation of yours, it’s so cute and I’m sure any kid would love this as their snuggles!

  • This is adorable! I’m always so impressed by those of you who are such great crocheters. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  • Thank you! And no problem, I love posting patterns <3

  • Crochet Hooks

    oh what a sweet and adorable crochet bunny! love his little bow tie 🙂 Thanks for sharing the crochet pattern!

  • Thank you! It is about 15 inches from the top of the head to the feet, and each ear is 6.5 inches.

  • Thank you! You can always learn, it's really easy and I have a full beginner's guide available for free in the resource library !

  • Emma Craig

    Oh, what a cutie! I wish I knew how to crochet!

  • Sooo cute! I wonder how big is bunny?

  • Glad you join and SO glad you liked the bunny!

  • Keri Roberts

    Shehla, this little crocheted bunny is super cute!! Love it! Thanks for linking up at Sweet Inspirations!!

  • Thank you! And congrats on the baby, hope it all goes well!

  • Ashley Tukiainen

    Super cute!!! I love your crocheted stuffed animal patterns. I want to try and make them as soon as I get caught up. 4-ish weeks to baby time 🙂

  • Thank you, Jess! I'll be sure to check it out!

  • SO cute!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!