The Mini Bunny is a surprise Christmas gift for my daughter. A few months ago she told me she wanted me to make her a small bunny. She held her hands together into a bowl shape and said “I just wanna hold it like this.” At that moment I knew I would be making her one for Christmas.
I wanted to make the bunny small enough so she would be able to care for it like a real baby rabbit. After a couple failed bunnies.. I finally created one that was perfect!
Be sure to pin, share, and save this free crochet pattern. If not for Christmas, this will be perfect for Easter!
Medium/Worsted weight yarn. I suggest using Red heart Super Saver. Red Heart is ideal for amigurumi.
F/5-3.75 mm crochet hook
2 Safety Eyes. You can find these at JoAnns or Hobby Lobby. Often found in the doll section.
Small amount of batting. For stuffing head and body
-This bunny measures about 3.5 inches long and 3.5 inches tall (including the ears)-
Mini Bunny Ears
Make Two (I used bright pink yarn)
Round 1: Magic Circle. 6 SC inside magic circle. Pull ring tight. (6)
Round 2: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC. (6)
Round 3: 2 SC into each of the next 6 SC. (12)
Round 3-11: 1 SC into each of the next 12 SC. (12)
Slip stitch into the next stitch.
Finish off leaving a long tail. I left my tail about 1.5 feet.
Fold your ear flat- so that the yarn end/tail is in the middle and bottom of the ear.
With yarn needle, sew through the center of the ear up 4 rounds and back down.
Now pinch both sides of the ear together and sew the bottom of the ear closed.
Leave your yarn end/tail attached. You will use this when attaching it to the head.
Mini Bunny Head
(I used bright blue yarn)
Round 1: Magic Circle. 6 SC into magic circle. Pull Ring Tight. (6)
Round 2-3: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC. (6)
Round 4: 2 SC into each of the next 6 SC. (12)
Round 5: 2 SC into the next SC. 1 SC into the next SC. Repeat 5 more times (18)
Round 6-8: 1 SC into each of the next 18 SC. (18)
Round 9: SC-2-Together. SC into next SC. Repeat 5 more times. (12)
Here I went ahead and added my eyes and stitched in a nose and mouth*tip* I made the nose go right above the first round of stitches and the mouth will go right over and under the first round of stitches.*
Round 10: 1 SC into each of the next 12 stitches. (12)
Round 11: In Back loops only. SC-2-Together 6 times. Slip stitch into the next stitch(6)
Finish off leaving long end/tail for attaching to the body.
Now I attached the ears and stuffed the head. (using the back of the hook to help stuff.)
Mini Bunny Body
I used bright blue yarn
Round 1: Magic Circle. 8 SC into magic circle. Pull ring tight. (8)
Round 2: 2 SC into each of the next 8 stitches. (16)
Round 3: 2 SC into the next stitch. 1 SC into the next stitch. Repeat 7 more times. (24)
Round 4-8: 1 SC into each of the next 24 SC. (24)
Round 9: SC-2-Together. 1 SC into the next stitch. Repeat 7 more times. (16)
Round 10: SC -2-Together 8 times. Slip stitch into the next stitch. (8)
Finish off. Stuff the body. Close hole with yarn end. Attach the head to the body.
Mini Bunny Feet
Make 4 (Starting with pink yarn)
Round 1: Magic circle. 8 SC into magic circle. Pull ring tight. Join to first SC. (8)
Round 2: CH 1, SC into same stitch and each of the next 7 stitches. Join to the first SC. (8)
Change to blue yarn
Round 3-5: SC into the next 8 stitches. (8)
Round 6: SC-2-Together 4 times. Slip stitch into the next stitch. (4)
Finish off leaving long tail. With yarn end, close the hole and attach to the bottom of the bunny. Do not stuff. You want the feet to lay flat.
To make the pom pom tail. I used this Fork Tutorial. But with using my Secure Pom Pom technique shown here. Then attached it with a yarn needle.