crochet bunny

“Layla”Crochet Bunny

crochet bunny

“Layla” Crochet Bunny

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2016.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

  • (3) Skeins, Patons Classic Wool Roving, Frosted Plum (Color A)
  • (1) Skein, Patons Classic Wool Roving, Aran (Color B)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Pom Pom Maker (optional)
  • Darice 9 mm Shank Back Safety Eyes
  • Poly Fiber Stuffing
  • Weighted Beads
  • Two 1″ Buttons
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

Your finished Bunny will measure approximately 15″ tall when standing, 10.5″ when sitting.

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together **see stitch description
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Stitch Description:

Sc2tog – Insert hook into first designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop (leave that loop on your hook). Insert your hook into the next designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is very similar to my crochet teddy bear pattern. In fact, the arms and body are identical. If you find yourself struggling with this pattern, I recommend viewing the teddy bear tutorials for guidance.

Layla is made up of 8 crocheted components that are worked in a spiral fashion (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 my magic ring tutorial here. If the magic ring is your natural born enemy, try my alternative magic ring method.

Written Instructions

Crochet Bunny

Body – with frosted plum (Color A)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

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

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)


Round 4: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 6: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 7: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Rounds 8-19: Sc once into every stitch. (42 sts)

Round 20: Sc once into the first 5 stitches and scdec over the next 2 stitches. *Sc into the next 5 stitches, scdec over the next 2. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 21: Sc once into every stitch. (36 sts)

Round 22: Sc once into the first 4 stitches and scdec over the next 2 stitches. *Sc into the next 4 stitches, scdec over the next 2. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 23: Sc once into every stitch. (30 sts)

Round 24: Sc once into the first 3 stitches and scdec over the next 2 stitches. *Sc into the next 3 stitches, scdec over the next 2. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Rounds 25-26: Sc once into every stitch. (24 sts)

Round 27: Sc once into the first 2 stitches and scdec over the next 2 stitches. *Sc into the next 2 stitches, scdec over the next 2. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Rounds 28-29: Sc once into every stitch. (18 sts)

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

Head – with frosted plum (Color A)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in a spiral.

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


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

Round 4: Make 1 sc in the first stitch. *Make 2 sc in the next stitch and 1 sc in the next stitch.* Repeat the sequence within the * (18 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in the first two stitches. *Make 2 sc in the next stitch and 1 sc in the next 2 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (24 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in the first three stitches. *Make 2 sc in the next stitch and 1 sc in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (30 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in the first four stitches. *Make 2 sc in the next stitch and 1 sc in the next 4 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (36 sts)

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

Round 10: Make 1 sc in the first five stitches. *Make 2 sc in the next stitch and 1 sc in the next 5 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (42 sts)

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

Thread approximately 24″ of Aran yarn on your darning needle. Stitch the nose in place by stitching a triangle over the first and second rounds and then fill it in with several whip stitches.

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

Round 18: Make 1 sc in the first five stitches. *ScDec. Sc in each of the next 5 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (36 sts)

Round 19: Make 1 sc in the first four stitches. *ScDec. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (30 sts)


Round 20: Make 1 sc in the first three stitches. *ScDec. Sc in each of the next 3 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (24 sts)

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

Round 22: Make 1 sc in the first two stitches. *ScDec. Sc in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (18 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in the first stitch. *ScDec. Sc in the next stitch.* Repeat the sequence within the * (12 sts)

Add stuffing to the head before proceeding.

Round 24: Make a ScDec in every stitch. (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) – with frosted plum (Color A)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

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

Round 3: Sc once into the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc into the next stitch, 2 sc into the next. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Rounds 4-8: Sc once into every stitch. (18 stitches)

Round 9: Sc once into the first stitch. Sc2tog. *Sc into the next 2 stitches. Sc2tog. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Rounds 10-23: Sc once into every stitch. (12 sts)

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

Legs (Make 2) – with Aran (color B)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral.

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

Round 3: Sc in the first stitch and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc in the next stitch, 2 sc in the next.* Repeat the sequence within the * (18 sts)

Round 4: Sc in the first 2 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc in the next two stitches, 2 sc in the next.* Repeat the sequence within the * (24 sts)

Round 5: Sc in the first 3 stitches and 2 sc into the next stitch. *Sc in the next three stitches, 2 sc in the next.* Repeat the sequence within the * (30 sts)

Bind off aran and bind on frosted plum (Color A)

Rounds 6-10: Sc in every stitch. (30 sts)


Round 11: Sc in the first 3 stitches. *ScDec. Sc in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat the sequence within the * (24 sts)

Round 12: Sc in the first 2 stitchces. *ScDec. Sc in the next 2 stitches. *Repeat the sequence within the * (18 sts)

Rounds 13-30: Sc in every stitch. (18 sts)

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

Ears (Make 2)  – with frosted plum (Color A)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue working in a spiral.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in the first stitch. Sc in each of the next two. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in the last two stitches. (8 sts)

Round 3: Make one sc in the first stitch. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 3 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (10 sts)

Round 4: Make one sc in the first 2 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (12 sts)

Round 5: Make one sc in the first 3 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 5 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (14 sts)

Round 6: Make one sc in the first 4 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 6 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (16 sts)

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

Round 8: Make one sc in the first 6 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 8 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (20 sts)

Round 9: Make one sc in the first 7 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 9 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (22 sts)

Round 10: Make one sc in the first 8 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 10 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (24 sts)

Round 11: Make one sc in the first 9 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 11 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (26 sts)

Round 12: Make one sc in the first 10 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 12 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (28 sts)


Round 13: Make one sc in the first 11 stitches. Make 2 sc in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 13 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch. Sc in each of the last 2 stitches. (30 sts)

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

Round 21: Make a sc in the first 13 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 13 sts. ScDec. (28 sts)

Round 22: Make a sc in the first 12 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 12 sts. ScDec. (26 sts)

Round 23: Make a sc in the first 11 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 11 sts. ScDec. (24 sts)

Round 24: Make a sc in the first 10 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 10 sts. ScDec. (22 sts)

Round 25: Make a sc in the first 9 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 9 sts. ScDec. (20 sts)

Round 26: Make a sc in the first 8 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 8 sts. ScDec. (18 sts)

Round 27: Make a sc in the first 7 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 7 sts. ScDec. (16 sts)

Round 28: Make a sc in the first 6 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 6 sts. ScDec. (14 sts)

Round 29: Make a sc in the first 5 stitches. ScDec. Sc in the next 5 sts. ScDec. (12 sts)

Rounds 30-35: Make one sc in each stitch. (12 sts)

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

Assembly

Once you have crocheted each component and stuffed them, sew them together using a darning needle. I found it easiest to sew them together in this order:

  • Sew the arms to the body. Attach at the opening, securing them to the stitches of the last round in the body.
  • Create a drawstring closure for each of the legs and secure them closed. Attach the legs at each side of the body with a large darning needle, running the yarn all the way through one leg, the body and through the other leg. Refer to the teddy bear leg assembly for reference. Add the buttons on for decoration.
  • Sew the head to the body.
  • Sew the ears to the head.
  • Using your pom pom maker and aran yarn (color B), make a pom pom tail and secure it to the body.

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