“Layla” the Crochet Bunny

A cute and cuddly crochet project

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 15″ tall (standing)

Layla is the perfect project for Easter, baby shower gifts or just because. Thicker yarn paired with a slightly bigger crochet hook make this crochet bunny quick to work up so no need to worry if you’re short on time!

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a project that’s cute and fun to crochet, Layla is perfect for you! This crochet bunny pattern is a great first amigurumi project and is the one I recommend most!

By completing this pattern you’ll practice basic amigurumi shapes and shaping; both important skills to master if you see more cuddly crochet creatures in your future.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well some video tutorial recommendations and written instructions to complete Layla the crochet bunny from start to finish.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • 3 Skeins Patons Classic Wool Roving Frosted Plum (Color A)
  • 1 Skein Patons Classic Wool Roving Aran (Color B)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Locking Stitch Markers
  • Pom Pom Maker optional for tail
  • Darice 9 mm Shank Back Safety Eyes
  • Fiber Stuffing
  • Weighted Beads
  • 1″ Buttons x 2
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog Single Crochet Two Together **
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitches

** Single Crochet Two Together (Sc2tog): Insert hook into first designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the next designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all three loops.


Finished Size

15″ tall standing
10.5″ tall seated

Gauge

Use first 4 rds of leg to measure gauge = 2.5″

This crochet bunny pattern is very similar to the crochet lamb pattern you’ll find here at B.Hooked. In fact most of the pattern is identical! If you find yourself struggling to read and make sense of the pattern, I recommend watching that tutorial for guidance.

Layla is made up of 8 crocheted components that are worked in a spiral (not joined after each round). The pattern recommends using the magic ring to begin each component. If you are unfamiliar with this technique, check out the magic ring tutorial here. If the magic ring is your natural born enemy, try the alternative magic ring method.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Color Key:
Frosted Plum = Color A
Aran = Color B

Body

Round 1: With A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round. (6 sts)

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 Sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (24 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (30 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in first 4 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (36 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (42 sts)

Rounds 8-19: Make 1 sc in every st. (42 sts)

Round 20: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (36 sts)

Round 21: Make 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 22: Make 1 sc in first 4 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (30 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in every st. (30 sts)

Round 24: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Rounds 25-26: Make 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 27: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (18 sts)

Rounds 28-29: Make 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Fasten off leaving a tail that’s approximately 12″ in length. Add the weighted beads to the bottom of the body and fill with stuffing.


Head

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in a spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st.* Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in first 4 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Rounds 8-9: Make 1 sc in every st. (36 sts)

Round 10: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 sc in next 5 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Rounds 11-17: Make 1 sc in every st. (42 sts)

Thread approximately 24″ color B yarn on the yarn needle. Create the nose by whip stitching a triangle over the first and second rounds and then fill it in with several whip stitches.

Attach the eyes 5 rows up from each corner of the nose.

Round 18: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc in next 5 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 19: Make 1 sc in first 4 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc in next 4 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 20: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc in next 3 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 21: Make 1 sc in every st. (24 sts)

Round 22: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. Sc in next 2 sts.* Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in first stitch. *Sc2tog. Sc in the next st.* Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Add stuffing to the head before proceeding.

Round 24: Sc2tog around. (6 sts)

Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 10″ long. Create a drawstring closure by weaving the tail in and out of every stitch. Pull the draw string closed and weave in the ends.


Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every stitch. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc in last st. (18 sts)

Rounds 4-8: Make 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Round 9: Make 1 sc in first st. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (12 sts)

Rounds 10-23: Make 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 12″ in length. Stuff the arms.


Legs (Make 2)

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 Sc last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc last st. (24 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 sc last st. (30 sts) Fasten off color B and add color A.

Rounds 6-10: Make 1 sc in every st. (30 sts)

Round 11: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts.* Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Round 12: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. *Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (18 sts)

Rounds 13-30: Make 1 sc in every st. (18 sts)

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Stuff the legs.


Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue working in a spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every round.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (8 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (10 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in first 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 Sc in last 2 sts. (12 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in first 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (14 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in first 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (16 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 7 sts. 2 sc in stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (18 sts)

Round 8: Make 1 sc in first 6 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 8 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (20 sts)

Round 9: Make 1 sc in first 7 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (22 sts)

Round 10: Make 1 sc in first 8 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 10 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 stitches. (24 sts)

Round 11: Make 1 sc in first 9 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 11 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (26 sts)

Round 12: Make 1 sc in first 10 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 12 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (28 sts)

Round 13: Make 1 sc in first 11 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 13 sts. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in last 2 sts. (30 sts)

Rounds 14-20: Make 1 sc in every stitch. (30 sts)

Round 21: Make 1 sc in first 13 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 13 sts. Sc2tog. (28 sts)

Round 22: Make 1 sc in first 12 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 12 sts. Sc2tog. (26 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in first 11 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 11 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Round 24: Make 1 sc in first 10 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 10 sts. Sc2tog. (22 sts)

Round 25: Make 1 sc in first 9 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 9 sts. Sc2tog. (20 sts)

Round 26: Make 1 sc in first 8 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 8 sts. Sc2tog. (18 sts)

Round 27: Make 1 sc in first 7 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 7 sts. Sc2tog. (16 sts)

Round 28: Make 1 sc in first 6 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 6 sts. Sc2tog. (14 sts)

Round 29: Make 1 sc in first 5 sts. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 5 sts. Sc2tog. (12 sts)

Rounds 30-35: Make 1 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Flatten the ear to shape.


Assembly

Step 1: Sew the arms to the body.

Using the tail from each arm, attach one at each side of the body opening, securing them with whip stitches. Catch the last body round stitches and both layers of the arm with your yarn needle as you whip stitch.

Step 2: Create a drawstring closure for each leg and close them up.

Using the tail from each leg, run the yarn needle in and out of every stitch. Pull tight to draw it up and close the opening.

Using an extra long piece of color A yarn and a large darning needle, run the yarn and needle through one leg, the body and through the other leg. Run the yarn and needle back through all three body parts two to three more times to secure them. This type of assembly allows the legs to move so the bunny can be in a seated or standing position. Refer to the crochet lamb leg assembly for reference. Add the buttons on for decoration and to cover the stitching from attachment.

Step 3: Sew the head to the body.

Using the tail from the body, whip stitch the head in place. You may find it necessary to use safety pins to hold the head in place as you work. Catch the last round body stitches and arm as you whip stitch it in place.

You won’t have an open round of stitches on the head to sew it in place. Catch a row of stitches for best results. Refer to the crochet lamb head assembly for reference.

Step 4: Sew the ears to the head.

Using the tail from each ear, whip stitch each ear in place. Safety pins are great for holding it in place as you work. Catch both layers of the ear and a row of stitches from the head as you whip stitch it in place.

Step 5: Make a Tail.

If you have a pom pom maker, use that to create a pom in color B yarn. If you don’t have a pom pom maker you can make one by hand using this tutorial for reference. Stitch the pom pom to the body with each tail of the pom, tie a knot and trim the tails to the length of the pom pom.


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Recommended Tutorials to Assist with the Pattern

How to Crochet the Magic Ring with Single Crochet Stitches on YouTube

Alternative to the Magic Ring on YouTube

How to Make a Pom Pom Using Only Your Hands on YouTube

Crochet Sheep Body and Assembly on YouTube

Crochet Sheep Arms and Legs on YouTube

Crochet Sheep Head on YouTube

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