Amigurumi, Crochet, Seasonal

Easter Bunny Crochet Pattern

Welcome to my free Easter Bunny pattern!

This pattern will show you not only how to make a cute bunny, but also a variety of flowers for his miniature flower crown.

Difficulty: Intermediate – knowledge of magic ring technique, amigurumi increases and decreases, joining two legs together as well as basic sewing techniques.

Time to create: 3-5 hours

Please feel free to sell what you make but please reference me and this pattern if you do. Do not sell this pattern or redistribute as your own. If you want to share this pattern, send a link to this page

What you’ll need

  • US 4 (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
  • Approx 100g of any yarn, you can use any kind and colour – I  am using DMC Woolly in 061 Lilac for the purple bunny and Paton Smoothie DK for the white bunny.
  • A small amount of: Red/ Pink/ Yellow/ White/ Green yarn for the flowers (optional)
  • A small amount of chunky white/ cream yarn for tail
  • Ribbon for the bow (optional)
  • Acrylic toy stuffing – I get mine here
  • 1 x pair 8mm safety eyes
  • Small Pom Pom maker
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle

Abbreviations

  • MR – Magic ring
  • CH – Chain
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SC Inc – Two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
  • SC2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together in the front loop only.
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • * – Repeat from star to end
  • FO – Fasten off

Notes:

If you are not familiar with the Magic Ring technique you can simply replace this with 2 Chains and use the second chain from the hook as your magic ring.

I.e. MR 5 = CH 2, in 2nd CH from hook 5 SC.

This pattern uses an invisible decrease throughout, this is created by decreasing in the front loops only. 

The Pattern

Part 1: The Bunny

Legs

Round 1: MR 5

Round 2: *SC Inc (10)

Round 3: *SC 1, SC Inc (15)

Round 4: SC around (15)

Round 5: *SC 2, Inc (20)

Round 6 -10: SC around (20)

FO

 

Body

This is a continuation of the legs. You will join both legs together at round 11 and continue to create the body.

Round 11: attach a new  piece of yarn to leg one.

CH 1 and then 1 SC in the same stitch. SC around remaining 19 stitches of leg one, continue and SC around 20 stitches of the other leg.

SS to the CH on 1st leg  to finish round. (as below)

For all other rounds continue to work in a spiral.

Round 12-13: SC around (40)

Sew up the gap between the legs

Rounds 14-16: SC around (40)

17: *SC 8, SC2tog around (36)

18: SC around (36)

19: *SC 7, SC2tog (32)

20: SC around (32)

Stuff legs

21: *SC6, SC2tog (28)

22: SC around (28)

23: *SC5, SC2tog (24)

24: SC around (24)

25:* SC4, SC2tog (20)

26: SC around (20)

27: *SC3, SC2tog (16)

28: SC around (16)

 

FO and leave tail long for sewing .

Stuff remainder of body.

 

Head

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: Inc around (12)

Round 3: *1 SC, Inc (18)

Round 4: 1 SC, *Inc, 2 SC until last stitch, 1 SC (24)

Round 5: *3 SC, Inc (30)

Round 6: 2 SC, *Inc, 4 SC until last 2 stitches, 2 SC (36)

Round 7: *5 SC, Inc (42)

Rounds 8-12: SC around (42)

Round 13: 3 SC *Inc, 6 SC until last 3 stitches, 3 SC (48)

Rounds 14-15: SC around (48)

Round 16: 3 SC, *SC2tog, 6 SC until last 3 stitches 3 SC  (42)

Round 17: *5 SC, SC2tog (36)

Round 18: 2 SC, *SC2tog, 4 SC until last 2 stitches, 2 SC (30)

Round 19: * 3 SC, SC2tog (24)

Round 20: 1 SC, *SC2tog, 2 SC until last stitch 1 SC (18)

FO

 

Attach eyes between rounds 11 and 12 approx 7 stitches apart.

Firmly stuff.

Ears (make 2)

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: Inc around (12)

Round 3: * 1 SC, Inc (18)

Round 4: * 2 SC, Inc (24)

Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)

Round 8: * 2 SC, SC2tog (18)

Rounds 9-11: SC around (18)

Round 12: SC2tog, 7 SC x 2 (16)

Round 13: SC around (16)

Round 14: SC2tog, 6 SC x 2 (14)

Rounds 15-17: SC around (14)

FO and leave tail long for sewing

DO NOT STUFF.

 

Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: MR 5

Round 2: Inc around (10)

Round 3: * 1 SC, Inc (15)

Rounds 4-11: SC around (15)

Round 12: * 1 SC, SC2tog (10)

FO and leave tail for sewing

Lightly stuff.

Tail

Use the chunky yarn and small Pom Pom maker to make a small pom pom for the tail.

Assembly

Sew the head the body and ears to the head.

The sew the arms in place. Sew the tail to the back of the body and tie a ribbon in a bow around the neck.

Finally embroider a small cross (approx 3 stitches x 3 stitches) between the eyes in a pale pink to make the nose.

 

Part 2: The flowers

Daisy

MR 5 in Yellow – colour change to white at the end of the MR

Slip stitch to first stitch

First stitch: CH 1, 2 DC, 1 SC, SS to next stitch

Repeat for remainder of 4 stitches.

FO and weave in ends, leave one tail for sewing

Roses

CH 15

In 2nd CH: SS, 1 SC

3rd CH: 1 SC, SS

Repeat CH 2-3 for remainder of the row.

Weave in ends and leave one end for sewing.

The rose will role up in a swirl – sew up through the middle and then in place.

(Note: For slightly larger roses swap the SS for a SC and the SC for a HDC)

Leaves

CH 2

In 2nd CH – SS, 1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 SC, SS

FO leave tail for sewing

 

Assembly

Pin the flowers however you wish and as many as you wish and sew in place one by one to finish your bunny.

If you make your own Easter Bunny with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!

Zoe

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