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17 Adorable (and Free!) Crochet Bunny Patterns

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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.

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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.

17 Crochet Bunny Patterns

Enjoy these crochet bunny patterns for your next project!

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.

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook (amigurumi usually requires a hook one or two sizes smaller than you’d normally use)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Toy stuffing/fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • 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:

Tips for Crocheting Bunny Patterns

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!

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