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Baby’s First Bunny


I LOVE anything bunny. To me, there isn’t anything sweeter than a little one tugging around a sweet bunny toy or blanket. So naturally, when I think bunny–right away my mind translates that to CROCHET!

I’ve done crochet amigurumi bunnies before and they’ve taken a loooooong time going round and round in circles–so this time I thought I would simplify things by chopping out the bunny body (and all that work) and just keep the cutest part–the head and ears!

I had an idea about what I wanted the finished project to look like but I needed something visual to go off of–so to Amazon I went and after a very short search I came up with this:

A cute chunky handle for baby to grasp and long ears for baby to nibble make mommy a happy lady!

I quickly snatched up my hook and what came out is something I’m totally in love with!

 Let’s get started!!

Baby’s First Bunny

Materials Needed:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in any color suitable for a bunny.
  • Small lengths of black and pink yarn to embroider with.
  • Size G (4.00mm) hook
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Approximately 20-25 inches of ribbon

Note: The ribbon will be tied around the toy for PRESENTATION ONLY. Remove ribbon decoration before giving to baby.

  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl st: Slip stitch
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together. [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

**Note: Make sure you keep an eye on your tension while crocheting to ensure a durable and tightly woven finished project. You DO NOT want the stuffing to pull through your stitch work and pose a hazard to baby!**

Finished project measures approximately 9 inches (from tip of ears to bottom of handle) and is approximately 4.5 inches wide.

Handle

Ch 18. Join with sl st in first ch to for a ring. (Be careful not to twist your chain when creating your ring!)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each sc around, join with a sl st in first sc. (18 hdc)

Rnd 2: For the rest of the handle you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. 1 hdc in back loops only each st around, Continue until handle measures 1o”.  To end the tube, 1 sc in back loops of next st, sl st in back loops of next st. Fasten off leaving a long length of yarn for sewing later.

Note: To make a tighter crocheted finished handle, go through BOTH back loops of each stitch instead on just one. 

Head

Rnd 1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc. Pull tightly to secure and use your tail as a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the next round.

Rnd 2: For the rest of the head you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Move your tail marker up after each round to mark where your rounds begin. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc] 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc] 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc] 6 times (36 sc)

Rnd 7-10: Sc in each sc around. (36 sc)

Rnd 11: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 4 sc] (30 sc)

Rnd 12: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 3 sc] (24 sc)

Before you finish your head, now would be a good time to embroider the face. I like to embroider my face at the magic ring. Turn your head on its side and, using the magic ring as a guide, stitch on the eyes using a french knot and the nose using a satin stitch. Embroider the mouth using a straight stitch.

Rnd 13: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 sc] (18 sc)

Stuff the head with cotton stuffing.

Rnd 14: [sc2tog, sc in next sc] (12 sc)

Rnd 15: [sc2tog] (6 sc)

Rnd 16: [sc2tog] (3 sc) Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

Rnd 1: 3 sc in an adjustable ring. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc, ch 1

Rnd 2: 1 sc in same space as join, 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

Rnd 3: For the rest of the ear you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around until the ear measures 2.5 inches. Do not stuff. Fasten off.

 

When you are finished your unassembled parts should look like this:

 

Assembly

1. Stuff handle firmly and bend into a circle. Using your tapestry needle, sew ends together to create a round shape.

 

2. Sew head to top of handle.

 

3. Pinch ears into shape and sew to top of head.

 

4. Tie ribbon around neck and your bunny is complete!

 

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