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Crocheted Spring Bunny- free pattern

Updated on March 27, 2013

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Please feel free to use my pattern and pictures- but please link directly back to this page. Any problems please let me know :)

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Spring time Bunny

Spring is my favourite time of year, my girls and I love observing the myriad of flowers and blossoms bursting into life. As a crafter, I start thinking about projects for the year ahead, and what I would like to achieve.

I designed this pattern with my girls in mind, I also love the creating miniature clothes to accompany my creations. This pattern is fairly easy for a beginner to crochet, it works with the principle of amigurumi. Some basic sewing skills are required to make the outfit too.

Crochet conversions for this pattern

UK
USA
4.00mm
G/6
Double crochet (dc)
Single Crochet (sc)
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What you need to begin

I have dreams of making a whole family of bunnies using my pattern, maybe you will beat me to it?

UK crochet terminology, to translate hook sizes please look here

  • dk yarn using a size 4 hook
  • darning needle
  • embroidery needle
  • pink & black embroidery floss
  • size 12 mm eyes
  • toy stuffing


Tension isn't too important, but I tend to crochet stitches for amigurumi quite tightly.

The Head

h e a d


R1- Create a magic ring, then 4dc into ring- 4dc

R2- 2dc in each dc around – 8dc

R3- (*1dc in next st, 2dc in next), repeat*- 12dc

R4- (*1dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next), repeat*-16dc

R5- (*1dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next), repeat* -20dc

R6- (*1dc in next 4 st, 2dc in next), repeat* -24dc

R7- (*1dc in next 5 st, 2dc in next), repeat* -28dc

R8-10 dc in each st around -28dc

R11- (*dc in nxt 5 sts, dec) repeat* -24dc

R12- (*dc in nxt 4 sts, dec) repeat* -20dc

R13- (*dc in nxt 3 sts, dec) repeat* -16dc


Stuff the head, and add each eye 5 sts from the front of head.


R14- (* dc in nxt 2 sts, dec) repeat* -8dc


Now use end of yarn to make a running stitch through remaining dc with your darning needle. Now pull up the hole closed.



The Body

R1- Magic ring, then dc 6 into ring -6dc

R2- 2dc in each st around -12dc

R3- (* 1dc in nxt st, 2dc in nxt st) repeat* -18dc

R4- 1dc in each st around -18dc

R5- (*1dc in nxt 3 sts, 2dc in nxt st) repeat* -24dc

R6-9 dc in each st around -24dc

R10- (*dc in nxt 4 sts, dec)repeat*-20dc

R11- (*dc in nxt 2 sts, dec)repeat*-15dc

The Ears

R1- Magic ring, dc 4 into ring -4dc

R2- 2dc in each st around -8dc

R4- (*dc in nxt 3, 2dc in nxt) repeat* -10dc

R5- dc in each st around -10dc

R6- (*dc in nxt 3 sts, dec) repaet*-8dc

R7- dc in each st around -8dc

R8- (*dc in nx st, dec) -4dc


The Legs

R1- Magic ring, 4 into ring -4dc

R2- 2dc in each st around -8dc

R3-11 dc in each st around – 8dc

partially stuff leg about ¾ full.

The Arms

Arm 1


R1- Magic ring, 6 dc in ring -6dc

R2-12 dc in each st around- 6dc

Partially stuff, and slip stitch closed over next 4 sts. Fasten off.


Arm 2


R1- Magic ring, 6 dc in ring -6dc

R2-12 dc in each st around- 6dc

Partially stuff, and slip stitch closed over next 4 sts. Leave a long tail, and use this to thread through body, and arm 1, then back again. Repeat a few times. This will allow arms to move up and down


bed- time for bunny
bed- time for bunny | Source
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Joining + Tail

Put the bunny together


Pin ears to head and sew using a ladder stitch, use this method for the legs.

Embroider the face, and hide ends at the base of bunny's neck.


For the tail, magic ring, 4dc into ring. Now 2dc into each stitch, leave a long tail. Using darning needle, do a running stitch through each dc, stuff tail. Now draw up the yarn tight,and sew to back of rabbit.

pillow-case dress
pillow-case dress | Source

Bedtime Nightie

For the Nightie, I used 2 rectangular pieces of material. There is no pattern for this, but it is so easy to achieve if you use the principles of a 'pillow case dress' click here for a tutorial.

Tuck you lovely bunny up for the night in her own bed. I am planning on making a quilt and a little bed box for her, which should be heading to hubpages soon.

A day outfit for little bunny.
A day outfit for little bunny. | Source

Clothing your Bunny

I have no pattern for the cardigan- but I would be happy to produce one if asked. I made it as I went along. If you are a seasoned crocheter, you could link up a couple of granny squares for the cardi, or create a poncho.

For the skirt, I measured around the waist, and cut material to an inch longer. I then added some lace over the top.

Hem the bottom of the skirt to suit the length you want, then fold 2cm of material at the top for thew elastic/ribbon to go through.

Turn skirt inside out and sew the skirt at the back ( leaving a gap for the elastic)

Thread through the elastic, and sew the two ends of the elastic together. Tuck in ends- and your'e done!

Magic ring tutorial to help you.

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      Barbara Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I shared the link with my crochet group and pinned.

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      Jo 5 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      Thank you, she was fun to make.

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      very cute bunny

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