Crochet bunnies are simply adorable! They are soft, friendly, and cute as can be. Whether you have a special someone in your life who loves bunnies or you’re just a fan of these adorable little animals, crochet bunny patterns are sure to bring a smile to almost anyone’s face.
Free Crochet Bunny Patterns
In this list of free and easy crochet bunny patterns, you’ll find all sorts of crochet bunnies for a variety of occasions. We’ve gathered a collection of our favorite crochet stuffies, bunny loveys, appliques, a bunny rattle, a bunny headband, and even a ballerina bunny!
These patterns make the sweetest gifts for children, are great for charity projects, and are perfect for decorating during Easter. Watch out, or you just might get on a crochet bunny kick and start making these soft and sweet bunnies for everyone you know!
Are these patterns beginner-friendly?
Most crochet bunny patterns are best for beginner and intermediate crocheters. Many of them are crocheted in the round, so you’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with the magic circle and using stitch markers. Most include basic crochet stitches such as the chain, single crochet, double crochet, and increases and decreases.
Supplies You’ll Need
Here are some of the most common supplies you’ll need to collect in order to make your crochet bunny. Make sure to read through your pattern’s supplies list carefully before getting started.
Crochet hook (amigurumi usually requires a hook one or two sizes smaller than you’d normally use)
Safety eyes (Note: Safety eyes can pose a choking hazard for children under 3. For small children, it’s best to choose embroidered eyes instead.)
What is the best yarn to use for crochet bunnies?
Amigurumi creatures are often made with DK or worsted-weight yarn. However, you can really use any yarn weight, all the way up to jumbo yarn. Check your pattern to see what is suggested for your bunny.
In regards to fiber content, you’ll be able to see the stitch definition best with a cotton or cotton blend. Still, any fiber content will work for amigurumi. If you’re a beginner, you may want to steer clear of fluffy yarns, which make it more difficult to see and count your stitches.
Within this list, we’ve provided a recommended yarn for each pattern, so you don’t have to worry about which one to use! Some of our favorite choices for amigurumi bunny patterns include Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Big Twist Value Worsted Yarn, and Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
Amigurumi Techniques to Know for Crochet Bunny Patterns
Be sure to read through the stitches used in your pattern and your pattern’s full instructions before getting started. You’ll want to ensure you’re comfortable with all of the techniques you need to know before getting to the middle of your bunny pattern and feeling stuck!
Some of the most common techniques you’ll find in the following patterns include:
Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you through your bunny pattern!
Use stitch markers to keep track of your rounds.
Stitch markers make it so much easier to remember which round you’re on! Keep a collection of stitch markers close by while you’re making your bunny so that you can easily mark your rows and keep track as you go.
Stuff your bunny as you go.
You don’t have to wait until your bunny is complete before adding the stuffing. For many patterns, you can stuff as you go, which makes it easier to ensure that your bunny is filled just right!
When using stuffing for crochet amigurumi, you’ll want to stuff firmly enough to create a good, solid shape, but not so firmly that your bunny is too stiff.
Use a slightly smaller hook than usual.
When making amigurumi, it’s a good idea to use a hook one or two sizes smaller than you might normally use. This helps to create a tighter fabric. Tight fabrics are best for amigurumi because they ensure that the stuffing won’t fall out between your stitches.
Consider embroidered eyes instead of safety eyes.
Keep in mind that while safety eyes may sound safe, they can actually pose a choking hazard for small children. If your bunny will be going to a home with a child under the age of 3, it’s best to opt for embroidered eyes instead. This way, they can’t fall off and accidentally find their way into a child’s mouth!
17 Crochet Bunny Patterns
Enjoy these crochet bunny patterns for your next project!
Attach a bunny lovey to any small blanket with these instructions for bunny’s parts and pieces. This pattern will guide you through how to make bunny’s head, arms, and ears to attach to the blanket of your choice. If you need a blanket pattern, check out the last page of this pattern to make the same blanket the author used.
Crocheted with super bulky yarn, this bunny pillow is so soft, so squishy, and so cuddly! To stuff, you can use either a 10” round microbead pillow or fiberfill. This project would make a fun Easter decoration or a gift for any bunny lover!
Love cupcakes? This super customizable bunny rabbit cupcake is just irresistible! This is a small, quick project that you could easily decorate for any holiday or for any bunny-lover’s favorite preferences. Adjust the color, toppings, sprinkles… the only limit is your imagination!
This cute and cuddly bunny lovey features a granny square blanket that’s comforting for any little one! Start by making your bunny, then, choose your favorite colors for the attached granny square. Feel free to adjust your granny square to be as large or as small as you like!
The combination of softness, pretty shades, and a fun, shaking rattle make this project an excellent and entertaining gift for a baby. With the variety of shades used to make the ball and bunny clothing, this pattern would be a great way to use up your extra pieces of cotton yarn. This pattern is worked mostly in the round and uses only chain stitches, slip stitches, and single crochets.
This cute crochet Easter bunny pattern makes for fun decorations that can be used almost anywhere! The pattern is available in three sizes, so you can create an applique that best fits for however you’d like to use it. Stitch these bunnies on clothing, blankets, hot pads, table decorations, or anywhere else that needs a cute, festive touch!
This weighted bunny buddy will love to make his home on your desk, table, or shelf to keep you company! He stands approximately 5-6” tall and is worked in continuous rounds. Have fun choosing your favorite outfit colors for this little friend!
This adorable crochet bunny pattern for beginners is such a fun dress-up prop for little ones! To make this headband, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, and work in the back loop. A video tutorial is included for this sweet and colorful pattern!
This super soft blanket buddy knits up quickly and will quickly become a fast friend to snuggle for little ones. These bunnies would also make a great option for a charity project. They’re ideal for intermediate crocheters.
When making this classic, timeless bunny, you can easily adjust the size by choosing different yarn weights. There are so many possibilities for this bunny depending on the type of yarn you use, but if you’re a beginner, you’ll want to avoid hard-to-see yarns (cotton is a good choice for amigurumi beginners!). Enjoy this sweet, floppy friend!
These tiny Valentine bunnies are small (just a few centimeters high!), but they’re full of love! Make any colored bunny you want, then choose a heart or an egg for it to hold. This tiny pattern is quick to make - you can make a whole family of them in no time!
Everyone loves snuggling into a cozy hoodie, and bunnies are no exception (well, this bunny isn’t at least!)! This beginner-friendly bunny pattern requires the chain stitch, single crochet, and single crochet increase and decrease. Lots of pictures are included to walk you through the steps of making this snuggly bunny.
Look at the lovable, dynamic duo! This teddy and bunny pair are made similarly, with a few special shaping changes for the face. Working with fluffy yarn can be more challenging since it’s harder to see the stitches, so this pattern may be a better choice for comfortable beginners or intermediates.
This feminine bunny features a triangle-shaped body with long, gentle ears. Topped with a cute little bow, she measures about 11” tall. If you haven’t crocheted with fluffy yarn before, you may find it easier to switch it out for cotton. This bunny is cute no matter what yarn you use!
These happy, bright-colored bunnies are a cute way to celebrate spring! These chubby little projects are quick to make, and you’ll probably want to make more than one! A video tutorial is included for this 5” tall, squishy bunny pal.
Smaller than the palm of your hand, this tiny, adorable pattern will delight any bunny lover. It’s made with crochet thread and an embroidered nose and eyes. When finished, it stands about 3.5 cm tall.
Perfect for ballet lovers or for any little girl, this flowery, feminine bunny will bring her happy personality anywhere she goes. To make her, you’ll need to know how to work a single crochet, single crochet increase, invisible decrease, and magic circle. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Yarn weight: Worsted
Suggested yarn: Big Twist Value Worsted Yarn
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