Free pattern - Small long-legged bunny

I first made these small long-legged bunnies about two years ago and had forgotten all about them. But when I was organizing my photos just before Christmas, I came across them and thought some of you might enjoy making them too. So I wrote down the pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Small long-legged bunny // Kristi Tullus (sidrun.spire.ee)

These little bunnies are great for beginner toy makers - they are not difficult to crochet and don't take too long, but do include a few different techniques, so you can learn all the basics of amigurumi making.

 

free amigurumi bunny pattern

Size

About 15 cm (6") tall, not including ears, with DK weight alpaca wool (50g = 100m) and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/C).

 

Difficulty

2. Beginner - suitable for novice crocheters, includes small details.

 

Skills required

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

 

You will need

• Yarn. I used DK weight 100% alpaca wool yarn, 50g = 100m (50g = 109yd) / 8 ply / 11 wpi. You will need about 15 g of yarn for each bunny.
• 2,25 - 3,50 mm crochet hook (US hook size 2/C - 4/E) or according to the yarn.
• Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
• Cotton embroidery floss.
• 9 mm safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
• Yarn 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 = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
(sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
(sc 4, inc) x 6 = [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. Move the marker up after completing each 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 1, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Round 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
Round 6: sc 1, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]
Round 7: (sc 5, inc) x 6 = [42]
Rounds 8-14: sc in each stitch = [42]
Round 15: (sc 5, dec) x 6 = [36]

Attach the safety toy eyes between rounds 12 and 13, leaving 10 stitches (count 9 holes) between them.

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

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Round 16: sc 1, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [30]
Round 17: (sc 3, dec) x 6 = [24]
Round 18: (dec, sc 2) x 6 = [18]
Round 19: (sc 1, dec) x 6 = [12]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing. Embroider the nose. Knot the yarn ends together under the head.

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Body

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 1, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Rounds 5-8: sc in each stitch = [24]
Round 9: (dec, sc 10) x 2 = [22]
Round 10: (sc 3, dec) x 4, sc 2 = [18]
Round 11: sc in each stitch = [18]
Round 12: (dec, sc 7) x 2 = [16]
Round 13: (sc 2, dec) x 4 = [12]

Fasten off and hide the yarn tail. Stuff the body firmly. Sew the head to the body using mattress or whip stitch. Add a bit more stuffing before closing the seam.

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Arms (make 2)

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

Stuff the hands firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the arms lightly about 2/3 way up.

Rounds 7-8: sc in each stitch = [8]
Round 9: sc 3, dec, sc 3 = [7]
Rounds 10-11: sc in each stitch = [7]
Round 12: sc 3, dec, sc 2 = [6]
Round 13: sc in each stitch = [6]
Round 14: sc 3, flatten the top and crochet over the opening.

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 (make 2)

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: sc in each stitch = [12]
Round 4: sc 4, dec, sc 6 = [11]
Round 5: sc in each stitch = [11]
Round 6: sc 4, dec, sc 5 = [10]

Stuff the feet firmly. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the legs lightly.

Rounds 7-8: sc in each stitch = [10]
Round 9: sc 4, dec, sc 4 = [9]
Rounds 10-11: sc in each stitch = [9]
Round 12: sc 4, dec, sc 3 = [8]
Rounds 13-16: sc in each stitch = [8]

Left leg

Round 17: sc 3, flatten the top and crochet over the opening.

Right leg

Round 17: sc 5, flatten the top and crochet over the opening.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the legs to the body just above round 3 and more towards the front of the body, leaving 4 - 5 stitches (count 3 - 4 holes) between them.

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Tail

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 5, inc) x 2 = [14]
Round 4: sc in each stitch = [14]
Round 5: (dec, sc 1) x 4, dec = [9]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Stuff the tail firmly. Sew the tail to the body just above round 3.

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Straight ears (make 2)

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

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Do not stuff the ears. Push the ears flat and sew them to the head just below round 3.

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Floppy ears (make 2)

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 1, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Rounds 5-6: sc in each stitch = [24]
Round 7: (dec, sc 10) x 2 = [22]
Round 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]
Round 12: sc in each stitch = [18]
Round 13: (dec, sc 7) x 2 = [16]
Round 14: sc in each stitch = [16]
Round 15: (dec, sc 6) x 2 = [14]
Rounds 16-17: sc in each stitch = [14]
Round 18: (dec, sc 5) x 2 = [12]
Round 19: sc 1, flatten the top and crochet over the opening.

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Do not stuff the ears. Sew the ears to the head just below round 8.

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Finish sewing and hide all yarn tails.  I kept things simple and just tied a little satin ribbon around the neck, but you can use all your crocheting, knitting, sewing and embroidering skills to add some personal touches to your bunny.

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

 

Copyright © 2015 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved. Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/pattern-small-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.

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27 comments

Comment from: Aida F. [Visitor]  
Aida F.

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and allowing others to sell the finished products, they’re ADORABLE!! I plan to start on these in the next week or so, I can’t wait and I’ll post them once I’m finished. :)

01/14/15 @ 19:49
Comment from: Lorena [Visitor]
Lorena

Thanks for the pattern, it is adorable

01/14/15 @ 21:55
Comment from: Amber [Visitor]
Amber

Hi!

very easy and funny bunny! I also left u a personal message on fb. i hope u will answer

Greets, Amber

01/18/15 @ 15:44
Comment from: Carmen [Visitor]
Carmen

Great pattern. I think of trying it - it would be a lovely present!

01/19/15 @ 17:13
Comment from: Chrissy [Visitor]
Chrissy

Adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

01/27/15 @ 17:47
Comment from: simplybo [Visitor]
simplybo

Love the little bunnies. Mine turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

02/05/15 @ 16:35
Comment from: Kit [Visitor]
Kit

These were really fun to make. Thank you for sharing the pattern :)

02/19/15 @ 19:48
Comment from: Annie R.P. [Visitor]
Annie R.P.

Thank you. I searched a lot of patterns looking for a rabbit to pair with the tortoise I crocheted. They are to be a gift to my local library ‘tots reading program’.

03/12/15 @ 18:27
Comment from: Helene [Visitor]
Helene

Thank You for this adorable bunnies. They are starting to make happy faces here in Finland too.

04/05/15 @ 10:42
Comment from: Albert [Visitor]
Albert

Thank you for the patterns. They are great! I’m just wondering the reason behind some of the order of the stitches in a row.

For example = Head, Round 6: sc 1, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]

Is there a reason why it is not (sc 4, inc) x 6 ? I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Thank you!

06/19/15 @ 15:04
Comment from: Kristi [Visitor]
Kristi

Hi Albert,

This way you will get a nice round result. If you increase on the same spot every round, you will get a hexagon and the increases will be more prominent. You can read more about it here: http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/crocheting-a-round-piece

Kristi

06/19/15 @ 15:56
Comment from: vickie arrington [Visitor]  
vickie arrington

Amazing - cute as a button. First time working in the round, difficult if you lost count but enjoyed the work. And almost went blind at the same time but absolutely loved the end product!

07/14/15 @ 23:41
Comment from: Judith [Visitor]
Judith

Thankyou for generously sharing this pattern.He is very cute.

09/02/15 @ 10:32
Comment from: Odalis [Visitor]
Odalis

I will try to do it …

09/03/15 @ 04:36
Comment from: Suzanne Lepage [Visitor]
Suzanne  Lepage

thank you I am working on the bunny but stuck to do his mouth. do you have a pattern thanks in advance.

10/28/15 @ 18:07
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Here’s a little tutorial about embroidering the nose: http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/media/blogs/a/other_stuff/tutorials/teddy_nose.pdf

10/28/15 @ 18:26
Comment from: Zonart [Visitor]
Zonart

Thank you Kristi for sharing the pattern and allowing amigurumi lovers to sell your creation.

01/18/16 @ 03:43
Comment from: Judy [Visitor]  
Judy

Hi, what size is the bunny? it looks so cute, thinking of making some for my small grandchildren

01/30/16 @ 16:58
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Judy,

It depends on the yarn you use, but if you pick something around 100m/50g (109yd/50g), like I used, your bunny will be about 15cm (6″) tall, without ears.

Best,

Kristi

01/30/16 @ 20:51
Comment from: Nancy [Visitor]
Nancy

OMG thank you SO much for your pattern! Very well done and easy to follow. I just made my 1st stuffed toy for my daughter adn she is so happy! I loved making it! Thanks again! I would love to attach a picture but I don’t know how to load it in this comment. :-/

02/15/16 @ 18:27
Comment from: Kazia [Visitor]  
Kazia

This pattern is so cute, thank you for sharing it!

I’m a bit stuck with the body though.. I’m sure I’ve done the pattern as it says, but my bunny’s body looks a lot smaller than the one in the pictures, it’s disproportionate to the rest of it and I’m worried the arms/legs will be bigger than the body!

Any advice?

Thanks!

02/16/16 @ 15:26
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Kazia,

You could make the body a bit larger, I think something like this might work:

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: inc x 6 = [12]
Round 3: (sc 1, inc) x 6 = [18]
Round 4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
Round 5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
Rounds 6-9: sc in each stitch = [30]
Round 10: sc 3, dec, (sc 8, dec) x 2, sc 5 = [27]
Round 11: sc in each stitch = [27]
Round 12: (sc 7, dec) x 3 = [24]
Round 13: sc in each stitch = [24]
Round 14: sc 2, dec, (sc 6, dec) x 2, sc 4 = [21]
Round 15: sc in each stitch = [21]
Round 16: (sc 5, dec) x 3 = [18]
Round 17: sc in each stitch = [18]
Round 18: sc 5, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 10 = [16]
Round 19: (sc 2, dec) x 4 = [12]

Best,

Kristi

02/16/16 @ 15:50
Comment from: Kazia [Visitor]
Kazia

Thanks Kristi that’s really helpful!!

02/18/16 @ 14:50
Comment from: Lissee [Visitor]  
Lissee

Gorgeous Bunny…however I too have found that the body seems a bit small compared to the head and your pictures.

Regards
Lissee

03/06/16 @ 12:51
Comment from: Angela [Visitor]
Angela

Thank you for sharing the pattern, have made two little bunnies from your super instructions 😊 X

03/16/16 @ 03:18
Comment from: Christine [Visitor]
Christine

Thank you so much for this cute little bunny pattern, I have made one so far and she/he is posted on my ravelry page. Your picture tutorials are fantastic. Just Love the pattern and your other creations.

03/25/16 @ 17:50
Comment from: Marie [Visitor]
Marie

Thank you kindly for the pattern. It came out pretty good. I’m new to this skill so with time and practice, I’m sure there will be improvement. God bless, Marie

06/16/16 @ 18:03
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