Big-Ears Bunny Crochet Pattern

Crochet fluffy bunnyIntroduction

You need around 25g of any dk yarn for the project. I used a 4mm crochet hook and Sublime Organic Merino Wool DK.  It also helps to have a stitch marker or a contrasting piece of yarn to keep track of your rounds.

Although I am UK-based I have written the pattern using USA crochet terminology.  But if you are more familiar with UK terms then the conversion is easy – the bunny is crocheted with just one stitch throughout – for a UK person this is a double crochet (dc) & the USA it’s single crochet (sc).

When decreasing (2 sc tog) I would really recommend using an invisible decrease – it looks so much better. I’ve just discovered it myself and think it makes such a huge difference.  This is a really helpful tutorial.

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Pattern

Head
Round 1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 6 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Insert marker.
R2: 2 sc in each sc round, move marker (mm), 12 stitches
R3: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 18 stitches
R4: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 24 stitches
R5-7: 1 sc in each sc around, mm, 24 stitches
R8: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 18 stitches
R9: *2 sc tog, 1sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 12 stitches
If you are using safety eyes rather than embroidering then insert them now.
R10: 2 sc tog all round, 6 stitches.
Fasten off and stuff.

Body
R1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 6 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Insert marker.
R2: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 9 stitches
R3: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 12 stitches
R4: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 3sc, repeat from * around, mm, 15 stitches
R5: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4sc, repeat from * around, mm, 18 stitches
R6-7: 1 sc in each sc around, mm, 18 stitches
R8: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 4sc, repeat from * around, mm, 15 stitches
R9: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3sc, repeat from * around, mm, 12 stitches
R10: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 9 stitches
R11: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 6 stitches
Fasten off and stuff.

Arms (make 2)A gang of bunnies
R1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 4 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Insert marker.
R2: 2 sc in each sc round, move marker (mm), 8 stitches
R3: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 12 stitches
R4: 1 sc in each sc round, mm, 12 stitches
R5: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 8 stitches
R6-9: 1 sc in each sc round, mm, 8 stitches
R10: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 6 stitches
Fasten off and stuff.

Legs (make 2)
R1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 5 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Insert marker.
R2: 2 sc in each sc round, move marker (mm), 10 stitches
R3: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 15 stitches
R4: 1 sc in each sc round, mm, 15 stitches
R5: *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 10 stitches
R6-9: 1 sc in each sc round, mm, 10 stitches
R10: *1 sc in 1st sc, 2 sct tog, repeat from * around, mm, 7 stitches
Fasten off and stuff

Ears (make 2)
R1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 4 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. Insert marker.
R2: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, mm, 6 stitches
R3: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * around, mm, 8 stitches
R4: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 3sc, repeat from * around, mm, 10 stitches
R5: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4sc, repeat from * around, mm, 12 stitches
R6: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 5sc, repeat from * around, mm, 14 stitches
R7: *2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 6sc, repeat from * around, mm, 16 stitches
R8-10: 1 sc in each sc round, mm, 16 stitches
R11: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 14 sc, mm, 15 stitches
R12: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 6 sc, mm, 13 stitches
R13: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 11 sc, mm, 12 stitches
R14: 1sc in each sc round
Fasten off – no stuffing required. But fold the ears in half lengthwise before you sew them on to the head.

Tail
Wrap wool around 2 fingers around 20 times then remove from your fingers and wrap more yarn very tightly round the centre of this hank of wool (as if you were making a figure of 8), and tie off tightly. Set aside until you have assembled the bunny,

Assembly
Sew all the body parts together. There’s a fabulous tutorial at Planet June with advice on how to join ami body parts. I usually start with attaching the head to the body, then add the legs, the arms, and lastly the ears. You need to pinch the ears together at the bottom and fold them in half lengthwise before you attach them.

Sew on the tail and cut through the loops that you’ve created to make a fluffy pom-pom – give it a bit of a trim if it looks too huge or untidy.

Making the face is up to you! I like to embroidery features on to pieces of felt, then sew them on at the very last stage, using a toning embroidery thread. Positioning the features carefully makes all the difference to the personality of your bunny.

I hope you enjoy making this fluffy bunny. All feedback is appreciated. Please consider that I’ve spent a lot of time developing and writing up this pattern and use it for personal projects only.

If you’ve made a bunny using this Very Berry free pattern then please come and share it with the Very Berry Makes group on Flickr.

And – if you can’t face making one yourself you can always commission me to make one for you.

34 responses to “Big-Ears Bunny Crochet Pattern

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  2. Leah

    Thank you for this lovely pattern! I had fun making my first wee bunny, here are some photos of mine & the pattern has been credited to you http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152297559600237&set=a.10152297559285237.928732.505200236&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

  3. Joan

    He is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

    Love Joan xx

  4. Susan Carvey

    What does the mm stand for? I’ve never seen that before. Thank You, Susan Carvey

    • Hi Susan, it means Move Marker – if you look right back at the beginning of the pattern in the head section you will see that I give the phrase in full the first time I use it. Obviously you can ignore it if you aren’t worried about keeping track of your rounds – it’s probably easy enough to count where you’ve got to if you are an experienced crocheter. :-)

  5. Very cute! I’ve sent the link to my cousin as she was thinking of crocheting a bunny. I might have a go myself sometime too.
    Thanks for sharing this cute pattern.

  6. Mary

    I’m thinking of making one of these. Do you have dimensions for this. I want it for a toddler.

    • Hi there, glad you like the pattern. The final size depends on the yarn you use, but with the 4mm hook and dk/light worsted yarn that I use, the bunny is usually around 7-8″ tall (including the ears!). Perfect size for toddler hands!

  7. Mikiaa

    Hello =)

    I love this pattern and I made one just to try for my BF. ( Made it with 2 yarns at the same time ) and now everyone is loving them… Getting some ppl that wanna buy them…

    If I need to make one more I will jump out the window. They are super cute but starting to get boring to make them after 5 times….

    Just wanted to say thank you for the pattern =)

  8. Jess

    Hi!
    I’m making the ears for a separate project (A bunny change purse) and it’s looking great!
    I was just wondering what you mean by MM? Every glossary I look through says “millimeter”, which I’m assuming isn’t what you mean.

    • Hi there Jess, glad you like the bunny ears… a bunny change purse sounds very cute! mm means ‘move marker’ – I explain the abbreviations at the beginning of the pattern, but I guess if you are just making the ears you might not have read that bit. :-)

  9. Pia Merete Hansen

    I am Danish … what is “sc” short for?

    I hope I will be able to understand the patterne well enough to be able to make the bunny. :-)

  10. MARSHAL

    this is probably my best looking crochet project that i have made so far i cant wait for other amazing KID projects to do =D

  11. Cynthia

    Hi,

    I wanted to make these rabbits for my nieces and am a little confused on one step. You make the magic circle then 6 sc in the ring, got that. Here’s the part thats confusing, “Alternatively chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.”.
    What is the purpose of this step and do you continue around the magic circle from this point for R2 and end at the other side of the 6sc in 2nd chain from hook?

    Thanks
    Cynthia

    • Hello Cynthia – the instruction ‘Alternatively chain 2, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook’ is an alternative to making the magic circle and making 6sc in the ring, for people who find it tough to make make a magic circle. So basically you can ignore this part of the instructions and go straight on to R2. Hope that clears up your confusion, and all the best with the rest of the pattern.

    • Cynthia

      Great!. Now it makes sense. Thanks for your reply.

      Cynthia.

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  13. This Bunny is sooooo… cute! I can’t wait to try one. It will make a great gift for a baby shower!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Oh just subscribed to your blog posts and then find this fabulous pattern :)) This is on my “to do” list THANK YOU. Elly

  15. Oanh.

    Thank you very much veryberryhandmake, this bunny is now in my to-do list.

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  17. tracie

    these are lush :) iv now just finished my second one, and already have requests for them from family and friends,thanks again
    tracie

  18. tracie

    i luv this :) im in the middle of making my very first one now (fingers crossed) thanx for sharing
    tracie

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  20. Such a cute bunny! :) I just started making one for an Easter present.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write up your pattern – it is so easy to follow!
    Victoria

  21. angel

    Hi love the bunny may I ask what mm in your pattern means? Want to do so thank you if you get a chance to answer me back . I am in the usa.
    Angel

    • Hi there Angel – glad you like the bunny. mm means – move marker, if you look in the instructions for the Head section, you’ll see that the 1st time I use the abbreviation, I explain what mm means. Hope you get on well with the pattern. Btw, you don’t have to use a marker if you thinking you wont lose count of the stitches!

  22. MJ

    Do you allow people to sell items made from your patterns? I can’t seem to find your policy on your site. Thanks!!

    • Yes MJ, the free patterns can be used for whatever purpose you wish (that’s why I don’t have a policy) – I like to spread a little happiness, when I can. I would much appreciate it if people credit this blog with links or a mention when they do make use of my patterns, however. Thanks! :-D

  23. I like this pattern! What’s the approximate size of the finished rabbit?

  24. Hello there, I just found your wordpress on how to make bunny ears!! I’ve been searching all day to find cute ears to make a for a hat for my baby. I was wondering if you knew how I would make these bigger say for a toddler beanie…floopy and cute???? I appreciate your time!!!
    Blessing
    Kelly

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