Crochet Bunny Pattern

crochet bunny rabbit

My free crochet bunny pattern is beginner friendly, cute and has a fun vintage feel. Although it looks at first glance like you’ll need to make a lot of color changes, it’s actually all made up with one variegated double knit yarn. It’s an easy crochet pattern, and one that I hope you will find quick and simple to put together.

Crochet Bunny Equipment

To make your own amigurumi rabbit, you will need the following equipment:

  • 184 yards / 50g Sirdar Crofter DK in Fair Isle effect
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 25g gray DK yarn
  • Sharp scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Toy stuffing*
  • 10mm Safety eyes*
  • Stitch markers

The slate grey yarn will be used for the nose and tail only. The variety I used is Women’s Institute Soft & Silky Yarn in Slate. Any DK grey yarn, like the one linked above, will work just as well.

Stitch markers are not essential, but are highly advisable as they will help you to keep count as the circular rows increase in size.

Pattern Notes

You’ll create your crochet bunny by working outwards from magic circles. Once each individual section is crocheted, you’ll be hand sewing the pieces together.

You’ll find a few abbreviations in this pattern. I’ll explain each one within the pattern when they first come up, but here is a key for now and links to tutorials for any stitches you aren’t already familiar with:

  • sc – single crochet
  • 2sc – make to single crochets into one stitch
  • sc2tog – join two stitches together using one single crochet

The Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

We’ll being with the gray nose yarn color, then you’re going to work using your 3.5mm crochet hook and DK yarn for the entire pattern.

Amigurumi Bunny’s Head

crochet bunny with bag

To make the crochet bunny’s head, begin with your grey yarn.

Round 1

Make a magic circle of 6 stitches (6)

Round 2

Put 2 single crochets (2sc) into each stitch (12)

2sc x 6 (12)

At the end of the row color change to the fair isle yarn.

Round 3

Make 1sc in the first stitch, then 2sc into the next.

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 4

1sc x 18 (18)

Round 5

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

Round 6

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 7

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

Round 8

1sc x 30 (30)

Round 9

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 6 (36)

Round 10

1sc x 36 (36)

Round 11

(1sc x 5, 2sc) x 6 (42)

Round 12

1sc x 42 (42)

Round 13

(1sc x 6, 2sc) x 6 (48)

Round 14

(1sc x 7, 2sc) x 6 (54)

Round 15

(1sc x 8, 2sc) x 6 (60)

Round 16-18

1sc x 60 (60)

Round 19

Put 1sc in the first 8 stitches, then crochet the next two stitches together

(1sc x 8, sc2tog) x 6 (54)

Round 20

(1sc x 7, sc2tog) x 6 (48)

Round 21

(1sc x 6, sc2tog) x 6 (40)

Round 22

(1sc x 5, sc2tog) x 6 (36)

Round 23

(1sc x 4, sc2tog) x 6 (30)

Now attach the safety eyes. Remember, once you insert them the stitches will be distorted, so make sure you are happy with your positioning before you do so.

Round 24

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)

Round 25

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)

Round 26

(1sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

You can now stuff your crochet bunny head with child safe toy stuffing.

Round 27

sc2tog x 6, then cut the yarn leaving a long thread. Insert your yarn needle into the end, and sew the head closed using a draw string method.

Take the remaining yarn strand and sew it through the head, to emerge at the point you will later attach the neck.  Put the head to one side whilst you make the next sections.

Crochet Bunny Body

To create the crochet rabbit’s body, you will be working in a continuous circle from a magic circle again.

crochet bunny body

Round 1

Make a magic circle of 8 stitches (8)

Round 2

Put 2 single crochets (2sc) into each stitch (16)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 8 (24)

Round 4-5

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 6

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 8 (32)

Round 7

1sc x 32 (32)

Round 8

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 8 (40)

Round 9

(1sc x 4, 2sc) x 8 (48)

Round 10 – 23

1sc x 48 (48)

Round 24

(1sc x 5, 2sc) x 8 (56)

Round 25

(1sc x 6, 2sc) x 8 (64)

Round 26 – 28

1sc x 64 (64)

Round 29

(1sc x 6, sc2tog) x 8 (56)

Round 30

(1sc x 5, sc2tog) x 8 (48)

Round 31

(1sc x 4, sc2tog) x 8 (40)

Round 32

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 8 (32)

Round 33

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 8 (24)

Round 34

(1sc, sc2tog) x 8 (16)

Fill with toy stuffing.

Round 35

sc2tog x 8, then thread your yarn needle and sew closed. Leave a long thread for sewing the head onto the body later (8)

Crocheting the Arms

You will need to make two arms for your crochet bunny. Following this pattern, the legs and arms are different, so only make two with the following instructions.

crochet bunny arm

Round 1

Make a magic circle of 6 stitches (6)

Round 2

Put 2 single crochets (2sc) into each stitch (12)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 4

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

Round 5 – 7

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 8

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)

Round 9

(1sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

Round 10

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 11 – 27

1sc x 18 (18)

Lightly fill with toy stuffing, leaving the hand filled completely but arms approximately half full. When filled sew the shoulder joint closed.

Crochet Bunny’s Legs

You will need to make two legs for your crochet bunny. They are similar in form to his arms, but the foot sections are larger than the hands.

crochet bunny leg

Round 1

Make a magic circle of 6 stitches (6)

Round 2

2 sc x 6 (12)

Round 3

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 4

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 6 (24)

Round 5

(1sc x 3, 2sc) x 6 (30)

Round 6 – 9

1sc x 30 (30)

Round 10

(1sc x 3, sc2tog) x 6 (24)

Round 11

(1sc x 2, sc2tog) x 6 (18)

Round 12

(1sc, sc2tog) x 6 (12)

Round 13

(1sc, 2sc) x 6 (18)

Round 14 – 30

1sc x 18 (18)

At the end of the row, fill the foot with stuffing and half fill the leg. Make sure to leave a long tail of yarn and sew the leg closed when you are finished.

Crochet Your Bunny’s Ears

crochet bunny ears

To make your crochet bunny ears, you will need to follow the pattern below twice:

Round 1

Make a magic circle of 4 stitches (4)

Round 2

2sc x 4 (8)

Round 3 – 4

1sc x 8 (8)

Round 5

(1sc, 2sc) x 4 (12)

Round 6

1sc x 12 (12)

Round 7

(1sc x 2, 2sc) x 4 (16)

Round 8

(1sc x3, 2sc) x 4 (20)

Round 9

(1sc x4, 2sc) x 4 (24)

Round 10

(1sc x5, 2sc) x 4 (28)

Round 11 – 22

1sc x 28 (28)

Round 23

(1sc x5, sc2tog) x 4 (24)

Round 24

1sc x 24 (24)

Round 25

(1sc x4, sc2tog) x 4 (20)

Round 26

(1sc x3, sc2tog) x 4 (16)

Round 27

(1sc x2, sc2tog) x 4 (12)

Round 28

(1sc, sc2tog) x 4 (8)

When you have finished two bunny ears, you can flatten and sew them to the top of the head.

Crochet Bunny Tail

Your crochet bunny has a tail formed from a small pom-pom.

crochet bunny tail

Holding the grey yarn in your right, take your first and second fingers of the left hand and wrap the yarn around them approximately fifty times in loops.

Using a single strand of the yarn, tie a tight knot around the centre between your two fingers.

With your scissors, snip through the loops at end side, and allow them to fan out.

Take this pom pom and simply sew it onto the back of your bunny in the appropriate area.

When the pom-pom is attached, use your scissors to trim any strands which are uneven.

It should look spherical when complete.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

Your Crochet Bunny Pattern

When you use the crochet bunny pattern to make your own crochet rabbit, you can adapt it to suit you with a few simple changes.

You can add rows of 1sc to the ears in order to extend the length, or make a lop eared rabbit by tipping one or both ears and sewing a couple of stitches through to secure them at a downward angle.

I really love the yarn I chose for this pattern. It has a firm, coarse feel to it and the fair isle pattern looks great. However, there is no reason not to use another yarn color or type if you would like. Just bear in mind that if you use a different weighted yarn the stitches will have a slightly different finish.

Don’t forget to let us know how you get along with your crochet bunny pattern in the comments section below. And don’t forget to make your bunny a traditional guinea pig friend!

Happy Crocheting!

Lucy Kate, x

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Free Crochet Bunny Pattern

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Lucy!
    I was looking for stuff crochet animals for my sister’s baby and I found your bunny on raverly. I loved it!
    I have already finished it all but I have no clue about how to make the ears. I find them so beautifully made that I don’t want to change them. Can you please send me instructions on how to do them? It would really mean a lot to me.
    Thank you very much for the free pattern! It is really lovely.

    1. Hi Yari, I am so sorry I have no idea how the ears got missed off the pattern! I will take a look at the bunny (my daughter has one) and work out what I did asap! Please accept my apologies for this oversight!

        1. Hi Yari, I have found the bunny but I am struggling to work out the exact stitches by eye (the downside of multi-colored yarn!). I will try and make time to crochet up a quick ear or two this evening, to make sure I get the pattern right for you 🙂

    1. Hi Tracy, If you’d like to send me a link to the type of yarn you’ve got, I can see whether I think it would work 🙂 You might just need to use a different hook size to work with the yarn. The bunny would be a different size of course, but would still look similar in terms of proportions.

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