One Skein Bunny
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One Skein Bunny


This oh-so-sweet flop-eared fella will be the perfect story time companion to your favorite little one. Since, it's crocheted with just one skein of One Pound yarn, you may find yourself making a whole clutch of bunnies.
Designed by Deb Richey
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron International's One Pound (100% acrylic): 1 skein #508 Sky Blue
  • Crochet Hooks: One size US G-6 (4mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch Marker
  • Safety Eyes: 18mm diameter, 2 (or buttons)
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Scraps of Yarn: Pink (for nose), Brown (for mouth)
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bunny measures approximately 21-inches/53.5cm tall (from head to toe), or 10-inches/25.5cm tall (seated).

 

GAUGE
Gauge is not critical for this project. Work tightly to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.

 

STICHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc).

 

SPECIAL TERMS
sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together. [Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a lp] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

 

hdc2tog: Half double crochet 2 together. [Yo, insert hook in next st and pull up a lp] twice, yo and draw through 5 lps on hook.

 

lp st: Loop stitch. Wrap yarn around index finger twice and hold behind work, insert hook into indicated st and between the yarn wrap and your finger, pull all lps through st, yo and draw through all lps. Note: Loops form on side of fabric that is facing away from you.

 

NOTE
1. Bunny is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn at the ends of rounds. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of rounds and move marker as each round is worked.

 

2. Stuff body, head, arms, and legs as work progresses. Do not stuff ears or tail.

 

3. When fastening off, always leave a 12-18-inches/30.5-45.5cm long tail for sewing.

HELPFUL

1. If desired, weight the bottom with a small nylon bag of beans or poly-pellets. Place the bag at the bottom of the body before beginning to stuff with fiberfill.

 

2. A yarn pompom may be used for the bunny's tail, instead of the crochet tail.

 

BODY
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 6 sc.

 

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.

 

Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times - 18 sts.

 

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times—24 sts.

 

Rnds 5-10: Continue as established, increasing 6 sc evenly spaced in every rnd - 60 sts.

 

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 12: [Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] - 66 sts.

 

Rnds 13-18: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 19: [Sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog] 6 times - 60 sts.

 

Rnds 20-23: Sc in each st around.

 
Rnds 24: [Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts] 6 times - 54 sts.

 

Rnds 25-34: Continue as established, decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced in every 5th rnd - 42 sts.

 

Rnds 35: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 36: [Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] 6 times - 36 sts.

 

Rnds 37-40: Continue as established, decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced in every other rnd - 24 sts.

 

Rnds 41 and 42: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.

 

HEAD
Rnds 1-6: Work Rnds 1-6 of body - 36 sts.


Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 9: Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 17 sts - 38 sts.


Rnd 10: Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts - 40 sts.

 

Rnd 11: Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 19 sts—42 sts.

 

Rnd 12: Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts - 44 sts.

 

Rnd 13: [Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times - 48 sts.

 

Rnds 14-24: Sc in each st around.

 

Attach safety eyes in Rnd 11, 3 sts before and 3 sts following the 2 sc increases.

 

Rnd 25: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times - 42 sts.

 

Rnd 26: [Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] 6 times - 36 sts.

 

Rnds 27-31: Continue as established, decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced in every rnd - 6 sts. Fasten off. Thread tail through stitches of last round, pull tight, and secure.

 

ARM (make 2)
Rnds 1-4: Work Rnds 1-4 of body - 24 sts.

 

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times - 27 sts.

 

Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 12: [Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] 3 times - 24 sts.

 

Rnd 13: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts] 3 times - 21 sts.

 

Rnds 14 and 15 : Continue as established, decreasing 3 sc evenly spaced in every rnd - 15 sts.

 

Rnds 16-39: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.

 

LEG (make 2)
Rnds 1-4: Work Rnds 1-4 of body—24 sts.

 

Rnd 5: [Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times - 27 sts.

 

Rnds 6-12: Sc in each st around.

 

Row 13 (heel begins): Hdc in next 8 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked - 8 sts.


Row 14: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked - 9 sts.

 

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, sc in last st, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12, turn - 10 sts.

 

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12, turn - 11 sts.

 

Rows 17 and 18: Repeat Rows 15 and 16—13 sts.

 

Rnd 19 (heel ends): Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, sc in last st, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12; continue working across sts of Rnd12 as follows, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog over last st and side edge of beginning of rnd, do not turn - 25 sts.

 

Rnd 20: Sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 14 sts.

 

Rnd 21: Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 15 sts.

 

Rnd 22: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 5 times - 20 sts.

 

Rnds 23-66: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.

 

EAR (make 2)
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of body - 12 sts.

 

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 4: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times - 18 sts.

 

Rnds 5-8: Continue as established, increasing 6 sc evenly spaced in every other rnd - 30 sts.

 

Rnds 9-22: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 23: [Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times - 27 sts.

 

Rnds 24-27: Sc in each st around.

 

Rnd 28: [Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] 3 times - 24 sts.

 

Rnds 29-43: Continue as established, decreasing 3 sc evenly spaced in every 5th rnd - 15 sts.

 

Rnds 44-52: Sc in each st around. Fasten off.

 

TAIL
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 6 sc.

 

Rnd 2: Lp st in each st around.

 

Rnd 3: 2 lp st in each st around - 12 sts.

 

Rnd 4: [Lp st in next st, 2 lp st in next st] 6 times - 18 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew head to top of body. Sew ears to top of head. Sew arms to sides of body. Sew legs to bottom of body along Rnd 11. Sew tail to back of body. Using photograph as a guide, with pink yarn embroider nose, and with brown yarn, embroider mouth. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 

Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.