Learn How To Make The Easiest Crochet Bunny Stuffy Ever

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there’s a full video tutorial as well!

I am feeling all kinds of emotions right now writing up this blog post. Today I am releasing the one that started it all – the Ava Bunny.

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

I created this little crochet bunny pattern about this time of year, 4 years ago! I wanted to make something special for my brand new baby girl’s first Easter basket. Cue the waterworks.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

I remember messaging Vincent of Knot.Bad for his opinion on the design becuase I knew he made a lot of amigurumi. This is what I sent him lol …

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

We went with number 6.

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

I quickly became obsessed with make Ava Bunnies (named after my daughter if you didn’t make that connection just yet) and since Easter was right around the corner I thought I could easily market them to my mama friends!

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

Fast forward to summer 2016 and that is when I took the Ava Bunny, and a few more stuffie designs and opened my Etsy shop!

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Creating the Ava Bunny and FINALLY (after debating with myself for 4 years) opening an Etsy shop was a huge turning point for me and for A Crafty Concept, that is where everything started and I couldn’t be more grateful!

Disclaimer- I do plan on releasing other stuffy designs throughout the year as well.

I hope you guys love this crochet bunny pattern. It is a very very basic amigurumi design, perfect for beginners and great for selling in your shops since it doesn’t take very long (for an ami) to make.

I have learned A LOT over the past 4 years so the finished Ava Bunny design may look a tad different to the trained eye.

Here’s what you will need to make your own Ava Bunny and start preparing for Easter basket sales!

Amigurumi is not my specialty and I am much better at explaining things through video. You can watch the full video tutorial here.

I go over every step in this video so its a little over an hour-long, but I time-stamped each section so you can easily skip to the part you need to watch.

Video Time Stamps
Legs: 2:40
Joining Legs: 10:55
Body Stripes: 18:15
Bunny Face 24:20
Body Decreases 35:25
Closing Head Hole: 46:07
Ears 47:53
Spacing Ears 58:30
Attaching Ears 1:00:00

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MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

– F (3.75) Crochet Hook
Scissors
– 2 colors of worsted weight yarn. One for the main body color and one for your stripes. You’ll also need about 12 inches of black yarn for the mouth.
15mm Safety Eyes
Tapestry Needle
Safety Nose
– 4 Sewing Pins
Polyfil

*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

CH- Chain
SC- Single Crochet 
INC- Increase (in this case- 2 SC in the same stitch)
DEC- Decrease, in this case, invisible decrease (explained below)
SLST- Slip Stitch
* To be repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Magic Circle –We will be using the Magic Circle method for this crochet bunny pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique I will link a good YouTube video for you here.
  • Invisible Decrease – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.  
  • Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining. After you finish the stitches of one round, start right on the next without joining between. I find it handy to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to mark the start of each round so you know when each round starts/ends.
  • Color Changes – change colors at the end of the round. Complete last single crochet of the round until the last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and pull through last step of the single crochet. So your single crochet will go like this: insert hook into last stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over with new color, pull through both loops on hook.  

BEFORE YOU START– IMPORTANT

If you do plan on selling these cuties in your shop (either online or at markets), And I hope you do, I would include a warning that it is made with small pieces and children under 3 should be supervised when playing with them.

The safety eyes and safety noses are in there REALLY GOOD and they’re super hard to pull apart after you snap them shut, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Alternatively, if you would rather stitch on the eyes and nose of your Ava Bunny here is a nose tutorial I did for my kitty bag pattern and here is a cute embroidered eye tutorial from Grace and Yarn

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ok onward to the crochet bunny pattern!

Crochet Bunny Pattern: The Ava Bunny

Starting with your first leg and using your body color worsted weight yarn

Round 1: SC 6 into magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: INC, SC* around 6 times (18)

Round 4: INC, SC, SC* around 6 times (24)

Rounds 5-13: SC in each stitch around (24)

SLST into the next space and tie off.

Repeat rounds 1-13 for your second leg, but do not cut your yarn and tie off.

Sew in your tails you made when starting each foot.

We are going to start Round 14 working on the second leg- this will be the first round of our bunny body.

For extra help skip to the 10:55 mark in the video that goes with this post (linked at the top)

Round 14: SC 24

Grab your first leg and place a SLST in the SLST from where you tied off in Round 13 of leg 1.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

SC in the same space where you SLST to tie off Round 13 from leg 1.

So you are slip stitching into a slip stitch- then putting a single crochet into the same space where the original slip stitch was. If this is confusing please refer to the 22-minute mark in the video that goes with this pattern.

This is the best way I could get it where there wasn’t a hole between the two legs that would have to be stitched closed. If you prefer to stitch up a small hole that’s totally fine. The main thing is round 14 has 48 stitches total, 24sc for the first leg and 24sc for the second leg.

SC 23 more times around the leg. (48 stitches total in Round 14)

SLST into the same space as your 24th sc from Round 13 on leg 2. None of the slip stitches count as a stitch, they’re just creating the desired shape of our bunny.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Round 15-16: SC around (48)

Switch to your second color when finishing the last sc in Round 16. This is explained under “special stitches” above

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Round 17: With your second yarn color, SC 48. Finish the 48th stitch by switching back to your main body color.

Using your main body color.

Round 18: SC 48. Finish the 48th stitch by switching back to your second color.

Using your second color.

Round 19: SC 48. Finish the 48th stitch by switching back to your main body color.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Using your main body color.

Round 20: SC 48. Finish the 48th stitch by switching back to your second color.

Using your second color.

Round 21: SC 48. Finish the 48th stitch by switching back to your main body color.

You will use your main body color for the rest of your bunny body. You can cut your second color yarn. Leave a tail for sewing in with a tapestry needle.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Rounds 22-31 SC 48 around.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Before we start our decreases we’re gonna do a few things. Pull up a big loop from your working yarn so you don’t accidentally pull out any stitches.

Sew in all your tails using a tapestry needle. (I show how I do this on the video that goes with this pattern)

Stuff the bottom half of your bunny with polyfill.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Find the center of your bunny face and stitch on the mouth with a tapestry needle and a scrap piece of black yarn (about 12 inches is plenty)

Tip: I like to use a piece of yarn to find the center of my bunny.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

To see this step on video skip to the 24:20 mark in the video that goes with this post linked at the top.

I like to put the bottom tip of my mouth in Round 22, the top tip in Round 25 and the two smile tips in Round 23.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Now attach your bunny nose in between Rounds 25 and 26, right on top of the mouth.

Position the Eyes centered above the nose and between Rounds 27 and 28. I usually have about 3 stitches between my eyes.

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

Ok back to our bunny body!

Insert your hook back into the loop you left up and begin Round 32.

Round 32: SC 6, DEC* around 6 times (42) – remember I prefer the invisible decrease method here for a cleaner look

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Round 33: SC 5, DEC* around 6 times (36)

Round 34: SC 4, DEC* around 6 times (30)

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

Round 35: SC 3, DEC* around 6 times (24)

Finish stuffing your bunny.

Round 36: SC 2, DEC* around 6 times (18)

Add any more stuffing if necessary.

Round 37: SC 1, DEC* around 6 times (12)

Round 38: DEC around 6 times (6) Cut your yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle and close the top of your bunny by picking up the front loop of every stitch and pulling your tail through all the loops. (I show how to do this in the video that goes with this pattern)

Finish sewing in your tail.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Ear 1- Striped Version

Watch the full ear tutorial in the video that goes with this post. Skip to the 47:53 mark to go right to the ears!

Round 1: SC 7 into a magic circle (7)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (14)

Round 3: INC, SC* around (21)

Rounds 4-5: SC in each stitch (21)

Switch to your stripe color when finishing the last sc in Round 5.

Round 6: Using your stripe color, SC in each stitch around (21)

Switch to your body color when finishing the last sc in Round 6.

Round 7: using your body color DEC, SC 9, DEC, SC 8 (19)

Switch to your stripe color when finishing the last sc in Round 7.

Round 8: using your stripe color, SC in each stitch around (19)

Switch to your body color when finishing the last sc in Round 8.

Round 9: using your body color DEC, SC 8, DEC, SC 7 (17)

Switch to your stripe color when finishing the last sc in Round 9.

Round 10: using your stripe color, SC in each stitch around (17)

Switch to your body color when finishing the last sc in Round 10. You can cut your stripes color now and sew in your tails.

Also, sew in your first tail from round 1.

Round 11: using your body color, DEC, SC 7, DEC, SC 6 (15)

Round 12: SC in each stitch around (15)

Round 13: DEC, SC 6, DEC, SC 5 (13)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (13)

Round 15: DEC, SC 5, DEC, SC 4 (11)

Rounds 16-18: SC in each stitch around (11)

Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching.

Ear 2 – Solid Version

Round 1: SC 7 into magic circle (7)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (14)

Round 3: INC, SC* around (21)

Rounds 4-6: SC in each stitch (21)

Sew in your tail from Round 1.

Round 7: DEC, SC 9, DEC, SC 8 (19)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (19)

Round 9: DEC, SC 8, DEC, SC 7 (17)

Round 10: SC in each stitch around (17)

Also, sew in your first tail from round 1.

Round 11: DEC, SC 7, DEC, SC 6 (15)

Round 12: SC in each stitch around (15)

Round 13: DEC, SC 6, DEC, SC 5 (13)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (13)

Round 15: DEC, SC 5, DEC, SC 4 (11)

Rounds 16-18: SC in each stitch around (11)

Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching.

Free Crochet Pattern

Attaching Ears

Using your sewing pins, mark off where you want to attach the ears. I like to use the rows as a guide here.

Free Crochet Bunny Pattern by A Crafty Concept

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle and begin sewing each ear on by inserting your needle into the body of the bunny then into the bottom of the ear.

Once your ear is completely attached, tie off and sew in your tail.

Repeat for both ears.

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

Congratulations, you just finished your first Ava Bunny!

I really hope you enjoyed this crochet bunny pattern. This design is near and dear to my heart and I am so happy to finally being able to share it with you!

If you post any pics of your Ava Bunny I’d love to see! Tag me on social media @acraftyconcept or use #ACraftyConceptPatterns and I’ll see it!

This basic Crochet Bunny Pattern is the perfect free amigurumi crochet pattern for beginners. Each step is explained in detail and there's a full video tutorial as well!

As always, you are more than welcome to sell your finished Ava Bunny, I just request you credit me for the design so other crocheters can find me.

“Hoppy” Crocheting! (haha get it?)
❤️Ashley

6 thoughts on “Learn How To Make The Easiest Crochet Bunny Stuffy Ever

  1. April says:

    Thank you for all that you share with us!! I love reading your emails and seeing everything you post ❤️ I actually found you because Google suggested your bubble bug post! Anyway, I love your work

  2. Katia says:

    Me encantó hacer este conejo ,un patrón fácil de seguir ,gracias por compartir sus conocimientos, bendiciones 🙏🏻🥰

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