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Crochet Cute Large Bunny Rabbit Easter 2018

 

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I love to make my Crochet Cute Large Bunny Rabbits. They are my go-to Crochet Easter bunny because they are quick and easy to make. You can use the same pattern to make your own unique crochet bunny. The blue bunny, in the picture above, is “Blossom” and the light purple bunny is “Petunia.” I will provide the YouTube video tutorial after the written pattern.

 

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Petunia fits baby clothes 3-6 months of age. She also fits the Crochet Viz A Vi Cluster Lace Baby Dress. The YouTube video tutorial for the Crochet Viz A Vi Cluster Lace Baby Dress will be after the crochet large bunny written pattern.  If you like the dress that I used in the picture above, click here for the same designer and different colors and styles to choose from.  Here are some more adorable dresses from the same designer, click here.

You may like this gorgeous set of 3 Easter Baskets to go with your Crochet Easter Bunnies, click here.

Why dress your amigurumi in baby clothes? They make amazing Baby Shower gifts or Easter Gift! Most of them will probably want to keep the dresses on the adorable amigurumi, but if they want to actually use the baby outfits, they can.

 

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Blossom is modeling the Crochet Viz A Vi Cluster Lace Baby Dress. There is no written pattern for the dress. I only have the step-by-step YouTube video tutorial for the dress. The video is below after the crochet written pattern for the large bunny rabbit.

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I made a step-by-step YouTube video tutorial for the Crochet Double Cherry Blossom. If you haven’t heard of the Facebook Group Crochet/Knitting Japan, you may want to visit their page. They have a lot of fun crochet stitches. I had seen this on their page a very long time ago, and I have been planning on making a YouTube video for it. Here is the free PDF download of the graph. If you have difficulties reading the graph, you can follow along with my YouTube video tutorial, which can be found after the crochet adorable large bunny rabbit written pattern.

Double Cherry Blossom Graph

 

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Do you like the butterfly clip? It clips on to the flower and is removable. Click here, for an adorable butterfly clip set (not prime). If you love the set that I purchased in the picture above, I got mine from Big Lots.

The safety doll eyes that I used are CPSIA certified nontoxic. I used purple for Petunia and blue for Blossom, click here to purchase the same safety eyes that I used  (20mm).

If you would like to make your own crochet amigurumi rabbit eyes, here is a direct link to the YouTube video tutorial: Crochet Quick and Easy Amigurumi Eyes

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Crochet Cute Large Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit Free Written Pattern

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 Helenmay Crochet You Tube Channel

 

Pattern by Helen Brady

 

  • ABBREVIATIONS:

 

Sc= single crochet                                                                   inc= increase

Ch= chain stitch                                                                     rnd(s)= round (s)

FO= finish off or fasten off                                                   Sl st= slip stitch

Right side= the side that will be showing                              mm= millimeter (s)

Wrong side= the side that will not be showing.                    cm= centimeter (s)

dc= double crochet                                                                 hdc= half double crochet

st= stitch                                                                                 (# total)= stitch count

Sc2tog= Single crochet 2 stitches together:  Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch, yarn over (YO). Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two loops on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch. YO. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three loops on your crochet hook. YO, pull the yarn through all three loops on your crochet hook.

Crochet Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit Measurements are Approximations:

“Petunia:” Sitting, approximately 16 inches from the floor to the top of the head and 21 inches from the floor to the tip of the ear.

“Blossom:” Sitting, approximately 12.5 inches from the floor to the top of the head and 17 inches from the floor to the tip of the ear.

 

 

I purposefully made variations in the crochet written pattern vs the YouTube video tutorial to show you different versions of the same crochet pattern for your own unique crochet large bunny rabbit. This is my favorite crochet bunny rabbit to make for Easter gifts. Petunia and Blossom were made with the same pattern and hook size. The only difference was the yarn used.

 

  • GENERAL MATERIALS LIST:  You can mix and match yarn colors for different looks. Just be aware that different yarn choices can change the look and size of your crochet bunny rabbit when finished.
  1. Suncatcher Craft Safety doll Translucent multi-colored eyes size 20mm (I used colors blue and purple.  On video tutorial, I used the 18mm size black safety doll eyes).
  2. Crochet Hook Size 4.00mm.   I used my Size 6.00mm crochet hook as well. I will note which hook size to use.
  3. Tapestry Needle and scissors.
  4. Craft stuffing. I recommend inexpensive pillow stuffing.
  5. Darice Wired Accents, Aluminum Floral wire, 12 gauge.  Click  bulk buy, your choice of color and size, craft wire. Prime eligible, to purchase your craft wire.

**On video tutorial, I used a 20 gauge silver craft wire. Be aware of the different gauge sizes, before buying your craft wire. On video tutorial, I used a 20 gauge silver colored craft wire, which is a lot smaller;  The smaller the number, the larger the wire, and vice versa. All of the gauge sizes between 12 and 20 have worked for my crochet bunny ears. For the beginner, I would recommend making the ears without craft wire first. If you are a beginner, and want to try the craft wire, I would recommend the 20 gauge first. My personal preference is the 12 gauge wire.

I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND USING CRAFT WIRE IN YOUR CROCHET RABBITS IF THEY ARE FOR SMALL CHILDREN. YOU CAN MAKE THE SAME CROCHET RABBIT WITHOUT CRAFT WIRE. THE EARS WILL NOT STAND UP, BUT THEY STILL LOOK ADORABLE WITHOUT CRAFT WIRE.  You can see some of the crochet large bunny rabbits that I made without the craft wire. There is a separate video tutorial for the crochet bunny pant overalls and bunny hat. 

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6.  1 large Clover Pom Pom maker for the rabbit tail.

**My yarn recommendations (On You Tube video tutorial, I used some different yarn choices. So, you can see the broad range of yarn choices that you could have when making your own unique crochet bunny rabbits. I also used a larger hook size on video tutorial. Crochet hook size can also alter the size of your rabbit):

  • 2 skeins Impeccable yarn color petunia. Click here to purchase a value pack for this yarn (prime).

If you like my turquoise colored rabbit “Blossom,” I used 1 skein pound of love yarn. I made both so you can see the size differences. Both rabbits were made using the same written pattern, and a 4.0mm crochet hook. “My personal preference is the pound of love yarn.” Click here, to purchase the pound of love yarn (double check the price).

-1 skein Caron Simply Soft yarn color Grape. For Petunia’s nose and mouth. Click here, for bulk buy prime eligible.

-1 skein Lion Brand yarn light blue colored yarn for the Blossom’s nose and mouth.

-1 skein of beige Bernat Pipsqueak yarn (Not prime) or Bernat Pipsqueak yarn white (Prime eligible). You could use a Red Heart equivalent yarn instead.

 

 

HEAD- I used the light purple yarn for Petunia and a turquoise color for Blossom. 4.00mm hook size.

 

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

***Alternative to the magic circle:

-ch2

-work all of your stitches in the second ch from the hook. Do not count the 1st ch you skipped as a stitch.

 

**Do you need additional practice, or want to learn the magic circle, here is the direct link: All about the Magic Circle

 

-Increase rounds:

  • -*1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  •   -*1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

  •    -*1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

  •    -*1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

  • -*1sc in 5 stitches and 2sc in the sixth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(42 total)

  • -*1sc in 6 stitches and 2sc in the seventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

  • -*1sc in 7 stitches and 2sc in the eighth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

  • -*1sc in 8 stitches and 2sc in the ninth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

  • -*1sc in 9 stitches and 2sc in the tenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(66 total)

 

  • -Make 1sc in every stitch around for 19 rounds. (66 total)

 

 

MAKING THE FACE: I used the grape colored yarn for Petunia and light blue for Blossom.

 

-On the opposite side of your yarn marker: 

-Starting from the magic circle on top of the rabbit’s head, count down 18 rounds and place your safety eyes with 6 stitches between each eye.  Make sure the eyes are in the same round. Once you place the safety latch, it is practically impossible to remove.

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Embroider the nose and mouth as shown in the picture above.

Optional eyelashes: Starting on the mid-lateral aspect of each eye, bring your tapestry needle up from the wrong side to the right side, embroider the eyelashes as shown in the picture above: Start with the middle lash, go back to the starting point, make the upper lash, go back to the starting point, and then make the lower lash, and end at the starting point.

 

For Blossom, I counted down the same number of rounds. The only difference is that I spaced the eyes with 5 stitches between each eye.

 

Decrease rounds:

  • -*Make 1sc in 9 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 8 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 7 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 6 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(42 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 5 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

Place craft stuffing now, and continue to stuff as needed as you close.

  • -*Make 1sc in 4 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 3 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 2 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 1 st, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Sc2tog until almost closed, then slst closed. FO.

 

 

BODY- I used the light purple yarn for Petunia and a turquoise color for Blossom.  4.00mm crochet hook.

 

Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

 

-Increase rounds:

  • -*1sc in 1 stitch and 2sc in the second stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -*1sc in 2 stitches and 2sc in the third stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

  •  -*1sc in 3 stitches and 2sc in the fourth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

  •  -*1sc in 4 stitches and 2sc in the fifth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

  • -*1sc in 5 stitches and 2sc in the sixth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(42 total)

  • -*1sc in 6 stitches and 2sc in the seventh stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

  • -*1sc in 7 stitches and 2sc in the eighth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

  • -*1sc in 8 stitches and 2sc in the ninth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

  • -*1sc in 9 stitches and 2sc in the tenth stitch. Repeat from * for one round.

(66 total)

  •  -*1sc in 10 stitches and 2sc in the eleventh st. Repeat from * for one round.

(72 total)

 

  • -Make 1sc in every stitch around for 28 rounds. (72 total)

 

Decrease rounds:

 

  • -*Make 1sc in 10 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(72 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 9 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(60 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 8 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(54 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 7 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(48 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 6 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(42 total)

 

  • -*Make 1sc in 5 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(36 total)

Place craft stuffing now, and continue to stuff as needed as you close.

  • -*Make 1sc in 4 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(30 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 3 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(24 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 2 stitches, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

(18 total)

  • -*Make 1sc in 1 st, then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.
  • -Sc2tog until almost closed, then slst closed. FO.

 

 

Sewing the head to the body:

 

            Make sure that you center the head on the body. I always place the head on the part of the body where I finished off. Starting in the back of the body, go into the top uppermost portion of the body, with your tapestry needle and same colored yarn, come out of the head with your tapestry needle and pull the yarn through, making sure to leave enough yarn end to bury into your crochet work later. With the tapestry needle, I usually go into the head, in the round that I want for the neck size. About a stitch over on the head, go back through the head with your tapestry needle,  and back down into the body, and exit the body with your tapestry needle. Repeat this method of sewing on the head for multiple rounds until the head is securely sewn on to the body. I love this method of sewing best because you hide the yarn better between the head and the body.

 

EARS: Make 2 outer ears and 2 inner ears. I used the same colored yarn as the rabbit for the outer ears. For the inner ears, I used beige pipsqueak yarn for Petunia and white pipsqueak yarn for Blossom.  For both rabbits, I used the same 12 gauge black craft wire. You can use either your 6.00mm or 4.00mm crochet hook for the inner and outer ears.  I used my 6.00mm crochet hook for the inner and outer ears, and I used my 4.00mm crochet hook to crochet the outer and inner ears together.

 

            Outer Ears: Make 2, the same color as your rabbit.

 

  • -Using your 6.00mm crochet hook, Ch9.
  • -Make 1sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, and 1sc in every st back across. (8 total)
  • -*Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * 25 times. (8 total)
  • -FO

 

           

            Inner Ears: Make 2 with your pipsqueak yarn

 

-Using your 6.00mm crochet hook, make a ch the same length as the outer ear approx ch8.

-Make 1sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, and 1sc in every st back across. (7 total)

-*Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc into the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * until you have the same length as the outer ear. (7 total)

-FO

 

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Make a loop with your craft wire the same size as your inner and outer ear.

 

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Wrap both ends of the coiled wire with the same colored yarn as your outer ears, as shown in the slideshow pictures above.  This will help prevent the ends of the coiled wire from protruding out of the rabbit ears.

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Layer the outer ear, coiled craft wire, and inner ear. Using your 4.00mm crochet hook, start in the top upper right corner and join your main color yarn. Make sure to crochet around the craft wire, securing it in place.  You will enter the pipsqueak yarn with your crochet hook, go under the craft wire, and go through the outer ear, bring up a loop, YO, and bring the yarn through both loops to complete a sc. Make 1sc in each of the next 6 to 8 stitches, being careful not to leave any open gaps. Next, make 1hdc into the next 5 to 6 stitches, then make 1dc all the way around to the opposite side. When you are making your dc stitches around the top of the ear, you may have to place 2dc into the same st, for 2 stitches, as you go around each curve (You may need to mold the craft wire as you are crocheting. Don’t worry if some of the craft wire is protruding out of the bottom of the ear. We can push up any remaining craft wire into the bottom of the ear.)

When you reach the opposite side, make 1hdc into the next 5 to 6 stitches, and then make 1sc into the remaining 6 to 8 stitches. This should be symmetrical with the opposite side of the ear.

-FO, and leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the rabbit ears on the head.

-Make sure that any protruding craft wire is pushed inward at the bottom of the ear, as shown in the picture above. There should be no protruding wire when you go to sew the ears on the head. Position the ears on your rabbits head.

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Sew the back portion of the ear first with the main colored yarn, and then sew the front portion with the pipsqueak yarn.

 

If you used pound of love yarn for your crochet rabbit, you could place a crochet Fiesta Ripple Dress on your rabbit now, before sewing on the arms and legs. Here is the direct link to the crochet Fiesta Ripple Dress

 

ARMS: Using your Pipsqueak yarn and 6.00mm crochet hook. Make 2.

 

            –Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

Continued Increase rounds:  If you are using regular yarn, follow the YouTube video tutorial at time 45:15.

 

            –2sc into every st around.

-Make 1sc into every st around.

 

Your stitch count may vary at this point. Now, we are going to join the main color yarn. Tuck any loose yarn ends into the center of the “paw.” Switch to your 4.00mm crochet hook.

 

-Ch1, and make 1sc into the next st, and 1sc into every st around. (Whatever st count you get for this round should be maintained for the rest of the rounds.  My stitch count is 19). Make both arms the same size (In the next round you can add the number of stitches that you need (evenly space them around the circle), or you can Sc2tog to decrease stitches in the round).

-Make 1sc in every st for 15 rounds.

Place craft stuffing now

Sc2tog around, then slst closed. FO.

 

 

LEGS: Using your Pipsqueak yarn and 6.00mm crochet hook. Make 2.

 

  • Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
  • -2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).

Continued Increase rounds:  If you are using regular yarn, follow the YouTube video tutorial at time 45:15.

 

  • 2sc into every st around for 2 rounds.

 

Your stitch count may vary at this point (Pipsqueak yarn). Now, we are going to join the main color yarn. Tuck any loose yarn ends into the center of the “paw.” Switch to your 4.00mm crochet hook.

 

-Ch1, and make 1sc into the next st, and 1sc into every st around. (Whatever st count you get for this round should be maintained for the rest of the rounds.  My stitch count is 23). Make both legs the same size. If your st count is different, in the next round you can add the number of stitches that you need (evenly space them around the circle), or you can Sc2tog to decrease stitches in the round.

 

-Make 1sc in every st for 22 rounds.  On Video tutorial, I used 15 rounds, but I prefer 22 rounds. This is where you can decide if 15 rounds is enough for the size of your rabbit legs. If you would like to have yours a little longer, add more rounds. For both Petunia and Blossom I made 22 rounds. Keep in mind that if you want your bunny to sit, then you have to make the legs long enough to support your rabbit.

 

Place craft stuffing now

 

Sc2tog around, then slst closed. FO.

 

Sewing the arms and legs on the body:

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If you like the long needle that you see in the above picture (Yes, that is one long needle!), Click here, if you would like to purchase these longer needles (prime eligible). Keep these needles out of reach of children.

Position your arms where you want them on the body,  and then sew them in place. I like to go through the arms and body twice, before pulling on the yarn ends to cinch the arms to the body, and tie a knot.

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The legs are sewn on the same way. Make sure that your legs are not too high up on the body, or your rabbit won’t be able to sit.  If you like the way mine is positioned, for Petunia,  count up 14 rounds from the magic circle on the bottom of the body (Remember that this may change depending on the size of your rabbit. For Blossom, I counted up 16 rounds).

 

OPTIONAL FUZZY PORTION ON BELLY: I used my Pipsqueak Yarn. Use your 6.00mm crochet hook

 

  • -Make a ch the length of the front of your rabbit’s belly.
  • -Go into the 2nd ch from the hook, and make a sc. Place 1sc in every st back across.
  • -*ch1, turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * for the length that you want the fuzzy portion to be on the front of your rabbit.
  • -FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing the fuzzy portion on to the belly of your rabbit.  Sew it in place.

 

 

TAIL:  I used my Pipsqueak yarn and Clover Pom Pom maker.

 

  • Make your rabbit tail and sew it on the back of your bunny.
  • -If you don’t have a Clover Pom Pom maker, I show how to make a pom-pom

using cardboard in my Crochet Easy Sleepy Owl Baby Hat.

 

 

If you love the Viz a Vi Cluster Lace Crochet Baby Dress that Blossom is wearing, there is a separate video tutorial showing step-by-step how to make it. There is also a step-by-step YouTube video tutorial for the Double Cherry Blossom Crochet Flower.

 

Copyright 2018 by Helen Brady. All Rights Reserved. This pattern may not be used for purposes of mass production.

 

 

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Crochet Viz A Vi Cluster Lace Baby Dress step-by-step YouTube video tutorial:

 

Crochet Double Cherry Blossom Flower YouTube video tutorial:

I used my Crochet Basket Weave Easter Basket with Blossom this year. Here is the video tutorial, if you would like to make the same Crochet Easter Basket. I have more Crochet Easter Baskets on my Helenmay Crochet YouTube Channel:

 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Cute Large Bunny Rabbit Easter 2018

  1. A crochet bunny contest for 2019 would be (((awesome)))! I would really enjoy that! <3 🙂

    1. I’m interested in the bunny contest!

      1. HelenMay Crochet March 28, 2018 — 5:02 pm

        Hi Carol! Thank you! I will see how many people we can get interested and make the announcement in January 2019. 🙂

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