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Bixie the crochet bunny

crochet bunny Bixie

Bixie the crochet bunny is such a sweet addition to our Juna series. She is dressed ready for a day in the sun with her adorable outfit and pretty flower!

Bixie is also the most beginner-friendly pattern in our series. While the entire series is suitable for beginners, this crochet bunny makes for a perfect starter project to learn amigurumi. In fact, our aunt was visiting us and wanted to learn crochet so we used this pattern to teach her–and she did a great job! The pattern is easy and works up fast but is also TOO CUTE!

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Abbreviations

Sl st: Slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

Materials

  • Yarn: You need approximately 50 grams of DK yarn in beige and a small amount light pink, light yellow, light peach, pink, and light green. I use DK yarn but worsted weight/aran yarn will work just as well.
  • Crochet hook: For amigurumi, you typically go down one or two hook sizes from that recommended on your yarn label.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker: You can use a locking stitch marker but even a scrap of yarn will do! This pattern is worked in the round, so place a stitch marker at the first stitch of each round so that you can keep track of where each row begins.
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Safety eyes: 2 10 mm eyes or you can crochet eyes for children under 3
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black for eyelashes and pink for the nose and mouth.

Method

Legs (make 2)

Stuff legs lightly as you go.

Begin with light pink yarn.

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24) Change to beige.

Round 5: SC in BLO around (24)

Round 6-12 (7 rounds): SC around (24)

Fasten off for the first leg.

Repeat rounds 1-12 for the second leg but don’t fasten off. Change to yellow yarn in the last stitch of round 12 of the second leg.

Body

Round 13: Sl st into the first unworked stitch of the first leg. SC in the remaining 23 stitches of the first leg and the 24 stitches of the second leg. (48)

Round 14-19 (6 rounds): SC  around (48) Change to beige.

Round 20: SC around BLO (48)

Round 21-23 (3 rounds): SC  around (48) 

Change to light yellow.

Round 24: SC around BLO (48) Change to pink.

Round 25: SC  around BLO (48) Change to green.

Round 26: SC around BLO (48) Change to light peach.

Round 27: SC  around BLO (48) Change to light yellow.

Round 28: SC around BLO (48) Change to beige.

Round 29-41 (13 rounds): SC around (48)

bunny eye placement

At this point, embroider the nose between rounds 35 and 36, 3 stitches across, then a line 3 stitches down, and a smile. Insert the eyes between rounds 36 and 37, approximately 10 stitches apart, centred to the nose. Once you are happy with the placement, remove the eyes and embroider on eyelashes, before reinserting the eyes and putting on the washer.

Stuff the body.

Round 42: (SC 6, INVDEC) six times (42)

Round 43: (SC 5, INVDEC) six times (36)

Round 44: (SC 4, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 45: (SC 3, INVDEC) six times (24)

Round 46: (SC 2, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Ensure that the body is stuffed firmly.

Round 48: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.

Arms (make 2)

Begin with light pink yarn.

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (5 SC, INC) twice (14)

Round 4-5 (2 rounds): SC around (14)

Round 6: (5 SC, INVDEC) twice (12) Change to beige

Stuff the bottom of the arms lightly.

Round 7: (4 SC, INVDEC) twice (10)

Round 8-16 (9 rounds): SC around (10)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms onto the body between Round 29 and 30.

bunny ear placement

Ears (make 2)

Use beige yarn. Do not stuff.

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 3: SC around (9)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) three times (12)

Round 5: SC around (12)

Round 6: (3 SC, INC) three times (15)

Round 7-12 (6 rounds): SC around (15)

Round 13: (3 SC, DEC) three times (12)

Round 14: (2 SC, DEC) three times (9)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Fold the ears flat and sew them closed. Sew the ears on at approximately 4 rounds from the top of the head.

bunny tail placement

Tail

Use beige.

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 3: (SC, DEC) three times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the tail on above the shorts, at approximately Round 20.

Straps (make 2)

Using light yellow

Chain 6 and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew as straps on each side of the front of the shirt, around the arm and attached to the back.

Flower

Using light peach

Make a magic circle and (chain 4, sl st) 5 times. Fasten off. Sew on top of one of the ears.

bixie bunny complete

Your Bixie is now complete! We hope you enjoyed this crochet bunny free pattern! We would love to see your finished bunny, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.

If you enjoyed this pattern, why not try some of the other animals in our Juna series?

crochet animals - Juna series

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  1. Love these cute little Buddys!!!!

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