Monday, 14 October 2013

Amigurumi Bunny Crochet Free Pattern

 Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed animals.  Up until this weekend the word " Amigurumi" alone was intimidating to me never mind the thought of sewing all the bitty pieces of body parts together.   



Then I took a leap and bravely tried this cute Amigurumi Bunny Pattern by Lion brand and couldn't believe how amazingly easy it was.  I believe my 8 year old daughter could comfortably handle this project!



PATTERN: (5 mm hook)
HeadWith A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * around – 30 sc.
Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 12 sts.
Stuff firmly.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog around – 6 sts.
Fasten off. Sew on beads or felt circles for eyes. With 2 strands of floss, embroider a straight stitch ‘Y’ at center of face for nose.


Tail
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Stuff very lightly. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to Body.



Body
Note:
 Body is worked beginning at lower edge.
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up every rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * around – 30 sc.
Rnds 6-8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rnds 10 and 11: Sc in each sc around.
Begin stuffing firmly, add stuffing as work progresses.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Rnds 13-15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 12 sts .
Rnd 17: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to Head.

Arms (make 2)With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnds 2-6: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to Body. Stuff firmly.

Legs (make 2)With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around. End off B.
Rnds 4 and 5: Join A. Sc in each sc around.
Stuff firmly.
Rnd 6: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to Body



EARS (make 2)With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up every rnd.
Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 6 sc.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * around – 8 sc.
Rnds 8 and 9: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * around – 10 sc.
Rnds 11-12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc; repeat from * around – 12 sc.
Rnds 14 and 15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc; repeat from * around – 14 sc.
Rnds 17-26: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to Head.


Finishing
Sew Head to Body. Sew Arms on either side of upper Body. Flatten Ears and sew to Head. Sew Feet on either side of lower Body. Sew Tail to lower back of Body.
Crochet pattern compliments of Lion Brand.

The original pattern is worked with wool.  I wanted a softer bunny and went with 100% cotton yarn.  Next time I may try 2 strands as the stuffing shows a bit in places. 

Here is a great read for beginners called All About Amigurumi.


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