Free Pattern: Zombie Bunny

Do you guys still remember this zombie bunny? I meant to publish the pattern here over a year ago, sorted through the photos and everything, and then comlpetely forgot about it. But then I got a message on Ravelry a few days ago, reminding me I need to actually write down and publish it, seeing as it's useless sitting in a folder on my computer somewhere.

I am making an effort to be better at this organizing thing, I promise, but I don't think I'll ever be brilliant at it :) My brain just doesn't want to hold on to little details like stuff that needs to get done or deadlines or names or my anniversary. But enough rambling, here's the pattern:

Free pattern: Zombie Bunny // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

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Available in English, Dutch and Estonian.

 

Size

About 29 cm (11 1/2") tall, including ears, with worsted weight cotton and acrylic blend and a 3,00 mm crochet hook (US size 3/D).

 

Difficulty

1. Novice - a great project for taking your first steps in the amigurumi world - not difficult to crochet, but includes all the most common techniques.

 

Skills required

Crocheting in spiral
• Single crochet stitch
Magic ring
Increasing
Decreasing
Finishing and joining pieces.
Embroidering a smile.

 

You will need

• Yarn. I used worsted weight cotton and acrylic blend 50g = 98m (50g = 107yds) /
10 ply / 9 wpi. You will need about 85 g or 167 m (18 3yds) of yarn.
• 2,75 – 3,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/C – 4/E) or according to the yarn.
• Polyester fiberfill, wadding, wool etc. for stuffing.
• One 9 mm (1/3") safety eye or button, bead, felt etc.
• Cotton embroidery floss.
• Fabric and thread.
• Yarn needle, sewing needle, scissors, stitch marker.

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Abbreviations

mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia).
sc n = crochet n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch.
inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
dec = crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
(sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
[36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.

 

Notes

• Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
• Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round.
• All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

Head

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Round 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
Round 6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]
Round 7: (sc 5, inc) x 6 = [42]
Round 8: sc 2, inc, (sc 6, inc) x 5, sc 4 = [48]
Round 9: (sc 7, inc) x 6 = [54]
Rounds 10 - 16: sc in each stitch = [54]
Round 17: (sc 7, dec) x 6 = [48]
Round 18: sc 2, dec, (sc 6, dec) x 5, sc 4 = [42]

Attach the safety eye between rounds 14 and 15.

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Start stuffing the head. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the head firmly.

Round 19: (sc 5, dec) x 6 = [36]
Round 20: sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [30]
Round 21: (sc 3, dec) x 6 = [24]
Round 22: (dec, sc 2) x 6 = [18]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing the head.

Embroider the mouth and sew the eye patch to the head.

Tip! Finish embroidering the mouth and sew the eye patch to the head before you sew it to the body, this way you can knot all yarn tails together under the head.

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Body

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Round 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
Round 6: (sc 6, inc) x 4, sc 2 = [34]
Round 7 - 12: sc in each stitch = [34]
Round 13: (dec, sc 15) x 2 = [32]
Round 14: sc 8, dec, sc 14, dec, sc 6 = [30]

Start stuffing the body. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the body firmly.

Round 15: sc 4, dec, sc 13, dec, sc 9 = [28]
Round 16: sc in each stitch = [28]
Round 17: sc 5, dec, (sc 7, dec) x 2, sc 3 = [25]
Round 18: (sc 6, dec) x 3, sc = [22]
Round 19: (sc 3, dec) x 4, sc 2 = [18]

Fasten off and hide the yarn tail. Sew the head to the body. Add a bit more fiberfill before closing the seam.

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Arms

Round 1: mr, sc6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 2, inc) x 4 = [16]
Rounds 4 - 6: sc in each stitch = [16]
Round 7: dec, sc 14 = [15]
Round 8: sc in each stitch = [15]
Round 9: sc 8, dec, sc 5 = [14]

Stuff the hands firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the arms lightly about half way up.

Round 10: sc in each stitch = [14]
Round 11: sc 4, dec, sc 8 = [13]
Round 12: sc in each stitch = [13]
Round 13: sc 9, dec, sc 2 = [12]
Rounds 14 - 15: sc in each stitch = [12]
Round 16: sc 5, dec, sc 5 = [11]
Rounds 17 - 18: sc in each stitch = [11]
Round 19: sc 3, dec, sc 6 = [10]
Round 20: flatten and sc through both layers.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the arms to the sides of the body one row below the head.

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Legs

Round 1: mr, sc6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: sc 6, inc, sc 8, inc, sc 2 = [20]
Rounds 5 - 6: sc in each stitch = [20]
Round 7: dec, sc 18 = [19]
Round 8: sc in each stitch = [19]
Round 9: sc 10, dec, sc 7 = [18]

Stuff the feet firmly. Keep adding stuffing after every few rows, stuffing the legs lightly.

Round 10: sc in each stitch = [18]
Round 11: sc 4, dec, sc 12 = [17]
Rounds 12-13: sc in each stitch = [17]
Round 14: sc 13, dec, sc 2 = [16]
Rounds 15-16: sc in each stitch = [16]
Round 17: sc 7, dec, sc 7 = [15]
Round 18: sc in each stitch = [15]
Round 19: dec, sc 13 = [14]
Round 20: sc in each stitch = [14]
Round 21: sc 10, dec, sc 2 = [13]
Round 22: sc 4, dec, sc 7 = [12]
Round 23: flatten and sc through both layers.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the legs to the body just above round 5 and a bit more towards the front of the body, leaving 6 - 7 stitches (count 5 - 6 holes) between them.

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Tail

Round 1: mr, sc6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 2, inc) x 4 = [16]
Round 4: sc, inc, (sc 3, inc) x 3, sc 2 = [20]
Round 5: sc in each stitch = [20]
Round 6: (sc 2, dec) x 5 = [15]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Stuff the tail firmly and sew it to the body just above round 5.

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Ears

Round 1: mr, 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 2, inc) x 4 = [16]
Round 4: sc, inc, (sc 3, inc) x 3, sc 2 = [20]
Round 5: (sc 9, inc) x 2 = [22]
Rounds 6-8: sc in each stitch = [22]
Round 9: (dec, sc 9) x 2 = [20]
Round 10: sc in each stitch = [20]
Round 11: (dec, sc 8) x 2 = [18]
Rounds 12-13: sc in each stitch = [18]
Round 14: (dec, sc 7) x 2 = [16]
Rounds 15-16: sc in each stitch = [16]
Round 17: (dec, sc 6) x 2 = [14]
Rounds 18-20: sc in each stitch = [14]
Round 21: (dec, sc 5) x 2 = [12]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Do not stuff the ears. Flatten the ears and sew them to the head just below round 5.

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Have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below!

 

Copyright © 2013-2016 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved.
Please do not post the pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/free-pattern-zombie-bunny. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee).

Feel free to sell items made with this pattern.

 

I would love to see how your bunnies turn out. Post a photo to my Facebook page or leave a comment below.

Happy crocheting!

Kristi Tullus

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7 comments

Comment from: Chels [Visitor]
Chels

In round 20 for the head, I come out to 27 total stitches for that round. Am I miss counting or is it a typo?

09/29/16 @ 23:39
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Chels,

Yes, there was a typo, I’m so sorry about that. Round 20 should read: sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [30]

09/30/16 @ 12:18
Comment from: Margarita [Visitor]  
Margarita

Thank you for the pattern!!! I was looking for a pattern to make my nieces present!
I made some small changes, and it got great, thanks again

10/16/16 @ 16:23
Comment from: BECKA [Visitor]
BECKA

Hi Kristi,

One question, round 4 (ears). I keep coming up with a total of 18 stitches, but your pattern says there should be 20. Am I counting or reading the pattern wrong? By the way, thank you for this pattern, it’s great.

12/05/16 @ 16:37
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Becka,

I’m so sorry, there was an inc missing after the first sc, it should read: sc, inc, (sc 3, inc) x 3, sc 2 = [20]

Kristi

12/05/16 @ 17:45
Comment from: Virginia Maria [Visitor]
Virginia Maria

Hi Kristi, I love your job and wanted to make the rabbit, but I think that in the recipe of the body back 17 is incomplete. Thank you and congratulations for the incredible work.

02/23/17 @ 05:10
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Virginia Maria,

Yes, there was one sc missing at the end, round 17 should read: sc 5, dec, (sc 7, dec) x 2, sc 3 = [25]. Sorry about that and thanks for pointing it out.

Kristi

02/23/17 @ 11:56
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