Crochet bunnies with cute bunny ears - free instructions
- Crochet bunny
- Crochet your head
- Crochet body
- Close body
- Crochet your arms
- Crochet legs
- Crochet ears
- Crochet Whiskers
- Crochet tail
- Instructions for sewing together
Once you have learned the basic skills of crocheting, you can already make a variety of crochet objects after a tutorial. So only the knowledge of fixed stitches enough to crochet whole animals. In this tutorial, we'll explain how to crochet a rabbit using the "Amigurumi" technique.
Amigurumi is an originally Japanese crochet technique. It can crochet very sweet figures, animals or other objects after always similar instructions. The procedure is as follows: First, in rounds, the central object, such as the body of the animal, crocheted. This is stuffed and closed. Subsequently, separate items, such as arms, legs, etc. are made. Of course, our bunny still gets amigurumi ears for a long time. Finally, the items are sewn and the animal gets a cute face embroidered. Amigurumi is really not difficult.
- Crochet hook (2, 5)
- Crochet yarn (cotton, 50 g / 125 m): Dark brown, orange
- wool needle
- black sewing thread
- sewing needle
If you want a cuddly end product, you should choose a synthetic fiber yarn. With the material suggested in this manual, the bunny becomes a good 14 cm tall (sitting). Take thicker yarn, the bunny gets bigger.
In this guide, we embroider our eyes. For Amigurumis it is also common to use safety eyes or amigurumi eyes for sewing. The decision is up to you and depends very much on what visually appeals to you.
- thread ring
- Fixed stitches
In principle Amigurumi is crocheted round by round with fixed stitches. Unless otherwise indicated in the instructions, always assume a single stitch per stitch.
Note: As a rule, 6 stitches are added or removed at regular intervals in one lap.
Crochet your head
The hare gets a head of brown yarn. Crochet a thread ring with 6 sturdy stitches. Double every stitch in the second round. This means that you crochet 2 strong stitches in each stitch of the thread ring. So you have a total of 12 stitches. In the 3rd round you double every 2nd stitch, in the 4th round every 3rd stitch and in the 5th round every 4th stitch. Now there are a total of 24 stitches.
You continue to double every 5th stitch in the 6th round, every 6th stitch in the 7th round, and every 7th stitch in the 8th round. In the 9th round, you only double every 14th stitch, giving you 45 stitches.
Tip: Mark the start of the round with a safety pin or a piece of differently colored wool.
Now 8 laps nothing happens. Just crochet a tight stitch in each stitch. If you use safety eyes, you should attach them at the end of the 8 rounds. The ideal location is between the 12th and 13th rounds with a distance of about 8 stitches.
This is followed by the decreases. For this you crochet in successive rounds first every 14th and 15th, then every 6th and 7th, every 5th and 6th, every 4th and 5th and finally every 3rd and 4th stitch together. To reach a total mesh of 18. On the 23rd round, reduce to 15 stitches by crocheting every 5th and 6th stitch together.
Now take mesh again. To do this, first crochet 2 stitches into each stitch, resulting in 30 stitches. Now crochet a single crochet per stitch for 2 rounds. Then switch from the brown yarn to the orange yarn or to the color of your choice. This is followed by 3 more round stitches in stitch.
Short crochet break: fill the head
Before you continue with the body, you should stuff your head. Make sure that the filling material is distributed evenly throughout the entire head.
Further increases follow: In the 30th round crochet 2 sts in every 5th stitch and in the 31st round in every 6th stitch. Now the bunny with 42 stitches is thick enough and you continue to crochet with a tight stitch per stitch over 5 rounds.
In the following rounds you lose: Crochet every 6th and 7th stitch together for one round. For the next three rounds crochet every 5th and 6th, then every 4th and 5th and finally every 3rd and 4th stitch together.
Before you close the body, it must be stuffed. Distribute the filling material evenly. Use the back of the crochet hook to reach the last corner.
When the body is full, crochet every 2nd and 3rd stitch in the 41st round, and every 1st and 2nd stitch together in the 42nd round. There are now 6 stitches left. Cut off the working thread with about 20 cm of protrusion and pull it through the last stitch.
Thread the thread into the wool needle. Insert one at a time into each of the 6 meshes from the outside to the inside of the outer mesh member. Tighten the thread and prick the needle into the small hole in the middle and out of the body a little bit further up. Pull the thread tight while pressing down on the opening. Pierce through the same opening you came from, back into the body and out at the bottom next to the last 6 stitches. Knot the thread there and pierce right next to the knot in the body and on the opposite side of the body back out. So you can pull in the knot. Finally, cut the thread close to the surface so that it disappears into the hare.
Note: At the end of each individual piece, have plenty of sewing thread to finish.
Crochet your arms
The arms also start with the brown yarn and a thread ring with 6 fixed stitches. In the second round, crochet 2 stitches in each stitch, and in the third round, work 2 stitches in every 4th stitch. Now comes a round of stitch per stitch. In the 5th round crochet every 4th and 5th stitch together, in the 6th round another stitch per stitch follows. Now crochet every 5th and 6th stitch together. Then it continues with 6 rounds, in which you crochet one fixed stitch into each stitch. Change the color and crochet one stitch per loop with Orange 3 more rounds.
If you use a thicker wool and a larger crochet hook, the arm may look a bit slack. Therefore, fill it with filling material.
Take the brown yarn. The first round is a thread ring of 6 fixed stitches. It follows the doubling of each stitch in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round every 2nd stitch, in the 4th, every 3rd and in the 5th round every 4th stitch is doubled. This is followed by 2 rounds in which you crochet a single crochet into each of the 30 stitches. In the 8th round crochet every 4th and 5th stitch together.
Now, exceptionally, the procedure becomes asymmetrical to work out a small arch for the foot: Crochet every 2nd and 3rd stitch 6 times in a row. Crochet the remaining 6 stitches of this round with sturdy stitches. This is followed by a round with one stitch per stitch. Then crochet 4 times every 2nd and 3rd stitch together and stick to the other 6 stitches in each case with a fixed stitch.
Crochet the rest of the leg with a tight stitch per stitch over 11 rounds. Finally, stuff the leg with filling material.
Crochet the last round to the side of the leg. Then squeeze the top edge together so that the front of the leg and the back of the leg are on top of each other. Crochet one crochet stitch together in the front and back stitch until you reach the opposite side of the leg. So the leg is closed flat and the rabbit can sit comfortably on his back.
On the 6-thread-threading doubling follows each stitch in the 2nd and doubling every 2nd stitch in the 3rd round. In the 4th round you double every 6th stitch and in the 5th round every 7th, so there are a total of 24 stitches. For the next 2 rounds, crochet one stitch per stitch. In the 8th round, crochet each 7th and 8th stitch together, followed by 2 rounds with stitches per stitch. In the next round crochet every 6th and 7th stitch together. This is followed by another 2 round stitch per stitch.
In the last 4 rounds you first summarize every 5th and 6th stitch. After one round of stitch per stitch, crochet every 4th and 5th stitch and finish with one round of stitch per stitch.
With the cotton yarn, the ears are stiff enough to stand up by itself. Use a thicker yarn, support the ears from the inside with bent pipe cleaners.
The Whiskers consists of only 4 rounds: At the beginning there is the thread ring of 6 stitches. This is followed by 2 stitches in each stitch, 2 stitches in every 4th stitch, and lastly 1 stitch per stitch.
The nose embroider with black yarn. First embroider a Y whose center is just below the middle of the whiskers. Drag the downward-pointing line 2 to 3 times. Then fill in the gap between the top two lines by repeatedly stitching from the center up along the round between the two strokes.
The eyes are weaved using a 5-armed, embroidered star. The instructions can be found here. Put the eyes on the head between the 12th and 13th round from the top with an 8-stitch spacing.
For the tail make a little pompom. The instructions are here.
Instructions for sewing together
As usual with the Amigurumi, the rabbit is also sewn together from its individual parts.
The arms sew flat at the top and fix them 3 rounds below the neck on the body side. Just sew it on the crocheted round and point your hand straight down. Make the seam sloping slightly obliquely backwards, the hare keeps his hands in front of the belly.
Next you sew your legs. Put it slightly in front of the bottom center. Make the seam along the row of tight stitches that have closed the leg.
Tip: Fix the parts to be sewn first with pins on the body.
The hare has its ears in 1 cm distance to each other almost midway between face and back of the head. The outer edge tends to move forward towards the face. Tighten the thread when sewing so that the ears stop.
The whiskers are sewn in half between the eyes, so that the upper edge is level with the eyes.
You can sew the tail directly with the two thread ends, which survive the knot together. The tail comes at the bottom of the hare, where it stabilizes the seat.
Done is the crochet bunny - he is perfect as a cuddly toy!