Spring Bunny – Free Pattern

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Meet the Spring Bunny!

The Spring Bunny  was designed for the Crochet Charity Drive (you can find it on Facebook here). Its such a good cause and I wanted something that was fairly easy and can be made quickly, but also something soft and snuggly that could be loved and enjoyed by all. So the Spring Bunny was born! She is created using EXACTLY one skein (I mean, there might be a couple of inches left, if you’re lucky!) of Red Heart Soft Essentials. I love the yarn because its a bulky weight (#5), but works up closer to a worsted weight, but is super soft!

 

So here’s the pattern! If you’d like to add it to your Ravelry so you don’t lose it, or purchase a PDF, click here.

What you need:

  • Red Heart Soft Essentials
  • H hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • 15mm Safety eyes
  • Small amount of black and white yarn
  • Optional- Pom pom maker (small or medium)

 

Gauge:

Gauge is not critical for this project, but if you want to complete the bunny with only one skein of yarn, gauge is VERY important!

6 sc x 7 rows = 2”

 

Body:

R1: 8 sc in mc

R2: 2sc in each st around (16)

R3: *2 sc in next, sc in next* around (24)

R4: *2 sc in next, sc in next 2* around (32)

R5-11: sc in each st around (32)

R12: *sc2tog, sc next 2* around (24)

R13-16: sc in each st around (24)

Begin stuffing and continue to stuff as you go

R17: *sc2tog, sc next* around (16)

R18: sc2tog around (8)

Cut yarn, leaving a 5” tail. Weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight and secure.

 

 

 

Head:

R1: 8 sc in mc

R2: 2sc in each st around (16)

R3: *2 sc in next, sc in next* around (24)

R4: *2 sc in next, sc in next 2* around (32)

R5: sc in each st around (32)

R6: *2 sc in next, sc in next 3* around (40)

R7-11: sc in each st around (40)

R12: *sc2tog, sc next 3* around (32)

R13-18: sc in each st around (32)

R17: *sc2tog, sc next 2* around (24)

Begin stuffing. Secure safety eyes around R13-15. Embroider mouth and nose around R7-10.

R18: *sc2tog, sc next st* around (16)

R19: sc2tog around (8)

Cut yarn, leaving a 5” tail. Weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight and secure.

 

Arms: (make 2)

R1: 8 sc in mc

R2-8: sc in each st around.

Cut yarn leaving a 4” tail. Stuff. Sew end closed.

Legs: (make 2)

R1: 8 sc in mc

R2: 2sc in each st around (16)

R3-6: sc in each st around (16)

R7: *sc2tog, sc in next* 5x, sc in last st (11)

R8-15: sc in each st around (11)

Cut yarn leaving a 4” tail. Stuff. Sew end closed

 

Ears: (make 2)

R1: Ch 16, sc in 2nd st from hook and next 4 st, hdc next 5 st, dc next 4 st, place 5 dc in last st, turn so you are working down other side of starting ch. Dc next 4, hdc next 5 st, sc last 5 st. Turn.

R2: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 4, hdc next 5, dc next 5, 2dc in each of next 3 st, dc next 5, hdc next 5, sc last 5.

Break yarn and weave in ends.

Tail:

With white yarn

Make a pom-pom. Feel free to use a small/medium pom-pom maker or continue by hand.

Continuously wrap yarn around 3 fingers until about 2” of fingers are completely covered in about 2-3 layers of yarn. Cut yarn. Cut a 4” piece of yarn. Tie this piece around the middle of your strands (you can carefully slide your yarn wraps off your fingers at this point, or tie it around the loops through your fingers). Pull tight and knot securely. Repeat a second time to secure yarn. Cut loops on both ends. Do not trim your knotted piece, but feel free to trim the rest of the pom pom to make even.


Assembly:

If you have your main color left, feel free to use this to assemble. Otherwise, use your white yarn (or another color that closely matches)

Sew arms to top of body (around R16).

Sew ears to top of head around R18-19, even with eyes.

Sew head to top of body

Sew legs evenly to bottom of body, on either side of your starting mc.

Sew tail to back of body (around R8, evenly between legs) using the length from your knotted piece.

Add whiskers: use black, white or contrast color. Cut 2 6” strands. Fold in half, pull loop through st next to top of nose on one side. Pull strands on other side of loop through loop. Pull tight. Repeat once more for other side of nose.

Give him a snuggle and you’re done!

And I can’t resist some cute pics of my kids snuggly the bunny. 🙂

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