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Willow the Bunny Lovey: Free Crochet Pattern

Willow the Bunny Lovey: Free Crochet Pattern

Earlier this year, I got to be one of the teachers in the Rebecca Page Crochet Summit and it was a blast! But, with events like these, the patterns I share with them are usually exclusive and I don’t get to share them here on the blog as well. But this time, the folks over at RP okayed me to share the pattern for this adorable bunny lovey! The free crochet pattern for Willow the Bunny Lovey is down below, along with more information about the crochet summit and how you can still get involved if you missed it before! So let’s get into it!

This sweet little bunny lovey is really easy to make and follows the same structure like my other loveys. All that really means is that the head and body are made in one piece, so there’s no chance of it coming undone and no seaming for you to do there! The ears are seamed on at the end though, and I embroidered on a little face to finish it off.

There is a video that goes along with this free crochet pattern and that’s available only through the Crochet Summit VIP Access.

Loveys are so fun for me to make, and they take a lot less time than a full plushie normally would. These are especially great gifts for babies or little kids that like to have something to carry around with them. It’s just small enough to be easy for little hands to carry, but also big and squishy enough to be a toy they can play with and enjoy! Of course, I would suggest making this in something like an acrylic or cotton yarn so it’s really easy to just throw in the wash and not worry about doing anything extra!

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 12″ square
  • Gauge:  1 inch = 2 blocks in blanket

Willow the Bunny Lovey Free Crochet Pattern

Head:

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. You’ll be working in continuous rounds for the entire pattern.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds.

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 19: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Fill with stuffing. You want to add enough stuffing to make the head pretty firm so start adding some now and then add a bit more just before you start that blanket portion. However, try not to overfill! You’ll see that it’s being overfilled when the stitches get pushed apart and you can see the fiberfill through the spaces in between.

Round 20: *SC 2, dec* around (18).

Round 21: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 22: Decrease around (6). Do not cut the yarn!

Crochet Baby Blanket

Now to make the blanket of this crochet baby blanket. Work the blanket from the bottom of the head to keep it all in one piece. This is going to be a basic granny square pattern that’s anchored at the base of the head.

Switch to larger hook and ch 2.

Round 1: DC twice by going through the opening of the bottom of the head and catching the space on the opposite side. This is to bring the sides together and close the hole. *Ch 2, DC 3 through the next space and the space across it*, twice. Ch 2, and work 3 DC into a space on the head, ch 2 and then slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 that started the round. You’ll have 3 blocks around the 6 stitches from the opening and 1 block just anchored to a stitch.

Round 2: Ch 2 and turn. DC 2 into the next ch-2 space, ch 2, DC 3. *Ch 2, DC 3 into the next ch-2 space, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round.  (8 blocks)

These next 3 pictures are of the hippo but it’s done the exact same way!

Round 3: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round.  (12)

Round 4: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 2 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (16)

Round 5: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 3 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round.  (20)

Round 6: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 4 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (24)

Round 7: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 5 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (28)

Round 8: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 5 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (32)

Round 9: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 6 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (36)

Round 10: Ch 2 and turn. *DC 3 into the next 7 ch-2 space. Ch 2, and into the corner space: DC 3, ch 2, DC 3.* Repeat around and then slip stitch to the beginning of the round. (40)

Round 11: Ch 2 and turn. DC 4 into the middle DC of the block, then SC into the next ch-2 space. DC 5 into the middle of the next block, and SC into the next ch-2 space. Work from * around and bind off at the end of the round. And then use an invisible bind off for a clean finish.

Ears (make 2):

Round 1: Create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. You’ll be working in continuous rounds for the entire pattern.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Rounds 5-12: SC around for 8 rounds.

Round 13: *SC 2, dec* around (18).

Rounds 14-20: SC around for 6 rounds.

Round 21: *SC, dec* around (12).

Rounds 22-25: SC around for 4 rounds. BO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Now let’s assemble the features for this free crochet pattern. Luckily, it’s pretty quick and easy with this crochet bunny lovey since it’s just the ears! Start by positioning the ears on either side of the head, then using the tail yarn and a tapestry needle to sew it into place using a whip stitch. Use embroidery floss in black and pink to stitch on a simple nose and eyes to the bunny. Finally, weave in any loose ends and trim the excess yarn to finish.

And you’re done!

I love how Willow turned out and I am so glad you can still get the full video tutorial of how to make this crochet bunny lovey over at Rebecca Page and the Crochet Summit! Click here to get VIP access to the full video series of this pattern, and over 40 others, plus PDFs and videos for so many fun crochet projects!

So what is The Crochet Summit? This week-long event had over 40 classes featuring crochet tips & techniques from designers, crochet influencers & more. Each day, a new set of lessons were released and VIP Members get to access those classes for 12 months! Not only that, VIP Members get 3 exclusive bonus classes, 19 PDFs of patterns that you can continue to download and access for a year, plus access to the private Facebook group! Even if you missed the summit when it was live, you can still get a VIP pass now for $59 which is a 95% discount! All of this together would normally cost you about $1,030!

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