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Amigurumi Crochet Pattern: String Bean Bunny

This free crochet pattern shows you how to make a fun little Amigurumi Easter bunny. Instructions use American stitch terms so for Aussies a single crochet (sc) is the same as a double crochet (dc) pattern. Note: this pattern is not suitable for use as a children's toy.

by craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

8ply wool (worsted weight) in colour of choice for body
4.5 mm crochet hook
small amount of white wool for tail or little white pom pom
small amount of wool for mouth
small 6-8mm safety eyes or small buttons
small amount of polyfill toy stuffing
ribbon, bells, collar or other decorations

Instructions

Note: All pieces use a starter ring made as follows: chain 3, join in a loop with a slip stitch. Chain 2, work 5 SC into loop, join loop with a slip stitch. 6 stitches. Pull on the yarn tail to close up hole in center. Place a stitch marker to indicate the end of the round.

Stitching the Ears (Make two)

Make a starter ring, then chain 1, SC twice in each stitch, join round at end with slip stitch. 12 stitches.

Work in SC for 4 rounds, joining at end each time.

SC10, decrease 1, join round. 11 stitches.

Work in SC for 4 rounds, joining at end each time.

SC9, decrease 1, join round. 10 stitches.

Work in SC for 4 rounds, joining at end each time.

SC8, decrease 1, join round. 9 stitches.

SC7, decrease 1, join round. 8 stitches. Finish off.

 " \"String Bean Bunny 1\""

Stitching the Head

Make a starter ring, then chain 1, SC twice in each stitch, join round at end with slip stitch. 12 stitches.

*SC, SC twice in same stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 18 stitches.

*2SC, SC twice in same stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 24 stitches.

*5SC, SC twice in same stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 28 stitches.

SC around, join round at end with slip stitch.

*6SC, SC twice in same stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 32 stitches.

*6SC, decrease 1 stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 28 stitches.

SC 2 rounds, joining each round at end with slip stitch.

*5SC, decrease 1 stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 24 stitches.

Do not fasten off.

Put in safety eyes a couple of rounds up and about 1.5 inches/3.5 cm apart.

Stitch a little cross for the mouth.

Start stuffing the head, then work *2SC, decrease 1 stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 12 stitches.

Fasten off, leaving a short tail. Finish stuffing head.

Put tail back inside hole to hide.

Stitching the Arms (Make two)

Make a starter ring, then work *2SC, work 2 SC into one stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 8 stitches.

SC 5 rounds, joining each round at end with slip stitch.

Fasten off, leaving a short tail.

Leave unstuffed or put a pea sized amount of stuffing in paw tips.

 " \"String Bunny Legs\""

Stitching the Legs (Make two)

Make a starter ring, then *SC, work 2 SC into one stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 9 stitches.

SC 5 rounds for short legs, joining each round at end with slip stitch. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew to the body.

For longer legs, SC 10 rounds total, joining each round at end with slip stitch.

7SC, decrease 1 stitch. 8 stitches.

SC 5 rounds, joining each round at end with slip stitch. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew to the body.

Stitching the Body

Make a starter ring, then work 2 SC in each stitch, join round at end with slip stitch. 12 stitches.

Work 2 SC in each stitch, join round at end with slip stitch. 24 stitches.

SC 4 rounds, joining each round at end with slip stitch.

*4SC, decrease 1 stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 20 stitches.

Divide the top edge into quarters and mark the sides of the body.

 " \"String Bunny Arms Pinned\""

Pin the arms in place.

 " \"String Bunny Pins\""

Now continue crocheting. Make sure you go through all the layers of the arm and body. *2SC, decrease 1 stitch. Repeat from * around, join round at end with slip stitch. 15 stitches.

 " \"String Bunny 6\""

Fasten off, leaving a long tail 10 inches/25cm to sew the body to the head.

When you finish stuffing the body, make sure the bottom is a little flat so you can sew the legs in place. Alternatively you can just crochet the body and sew the arms to the outside of the body later using a ladder stitch.

FINISHING

Pin the ears in place and ladder stitch to head.

 " \"Pin ears to bunny\""

Pin the body to the head making sure the arms are at the sides.

 " \"Pin Bunny Legs\""

Pin the legs to the bottom of the body and sew in place.

 " \"Bunny Finished\""

You can use a small white pom pom for a tail or make a tail from a small amount of white yarn: use a starter ring, then SC 2 rounds. End with a long tail and sew to the body. Don’t stuff.

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