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FREE PATTERN: Small Long-Legged Bunny

Meet my little long-legged bunnies! The pattern includes both straight and floppy ears, whichever you prefer. Or even better - why not make both!

Free amigurumi bunny pattern

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 crochet rabbit pattern

Size

About 15 cm (6") tall from head to toe, 20 cm (8") including straight ears, when crocheted with DK weight alpaca yarn and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/C).

 

Difficulty

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

 

Skills required


You will need

  • Yarn. I used Katia 'Alpaca Andes', a DK weight 100% alpaca 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. 
  • 8 mm safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Abbreviations

  • mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
  • sl st = slip stitch.
  • sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia). 
  • sc n = crochet one sc in each of the next n stitches.
  • 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. 
  • [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, 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]
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.

Round 16: sc, 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, dec) x 6 = [12]

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing the head.

Embroider the nose.

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] 
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]

Sl st in next stitch. 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.

Arms (make 2)

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6] 
Round 2: (inc, sc) 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.

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.

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) x 4, dec = [9]

Sl st in next stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten offStuff the tail firmly. Sew the tail to the body just above round 3.

Straight ears (make 2)

Round 1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
Round 2: (inc, sc) x 3 = [9]
Round 3: (sc 2, inc) x 3 = [12]
Round 4: sc, 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]

Sl st in next stitch. 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.

Floppy ears (make 2)

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]
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, 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.

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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

I would love to see how your bunnies turn out, so do post a photo to my Facebook page or tag me in your social media posts, I'm @kristitullus on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2015 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved.

Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to https://kristitullus.com/blogs/news/free-pattern-small-long-legged-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://kristitullus.com).

Feel free to sell items made with this pattern.

 

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