Free Crochet Bunny Pattern – Rhubarb the Rabbit!

Hi! I’m so excited to bring you my free crochet bunny pattern!

I LOVE Easter, it’s one of my favourite times of the year – the sun starts shining, the grass is getting greener and there are baby animals in the fields.

So – what better time to publish Rhubarb the Rabbit’s free pattern but just in time for Easter, so that you can make a whole army of crochet bunnies to share your chocolate with you on the big day?!

Anyway, without further ado, here she is – Rhubarb the Rabbit – the cutest crochet bunny around! She’s super friendly and loves cuddles as well as chocolate (obviously an essential for any Easter bunny!)

Premium Pattern for Rhubarb the Rabbit

Because one of my main goals is to spread as much happiness as possible throughout the world this version of Rhubarb the Rabbit’s pattern is published completely free!

However, if you need a little bit more help then don’t worry – you can find a premium version of her pattern on LoveCrafts, Etsy & Ravelry that comes as a completely ad-free PDF file, with with 106 step-by-step photos!

Not bothered about the extra help and just want the bare bones? No problem, just keep reading!

Tools & Materials

Crochet Hooks:

2.5mm – (You can use whichever hooks you have to hand but I like to use the Clover Amour hooks – they’re lovely to hold and super light so that you can keep crocheting for longer without your hands getting tired!)

 

Yarn:

Ricorumi 011- Pink – 75g (3 balls)

 

Alternative Yarns & Colours:

If you prefer to use a different yarn then go right ahead and use whichever you like! Just remember, that using a different yarn will probably result in your cloud turning our at a slightly different size to mine.

If you want your cloud to look as close as possible but can’t get hold of Ricorumi then I’ve listed the colour alternatives for Sirdar Happy Cotton and  Scheepjes Catona here. The colours won’t be an exact match, but they are pretty close!

Ricorumi 060 (Pink) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 760 (Flamingo) = Scheepjes Catona 238 (Powder Pink)

 

Other:

A piece of felt, fabric or felt-backed fabric around 10cm x 10cm (This looks great in a colour that contrasts with the colour of your yarn – I went for mint green which looks amazing with the pink yarn!)

Stranded embroidery floss in a colour that will coordinate well with your fabric

Stuffing (I use sheepswool cluster fill which is lovely and soft as well as being environmentally friendly!)

A pair of 10mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Embroidery needle

Abbreviations

sc – Single Crochet

inc – Increase

dec – Decrease (using the invisible decrease is the best option for amigurumi)

ch – Chain Stitch

*….* rep x … – Repeat the instructions between the stars the stated number of times

(number) – Number of stitches in the round

The Crochet Bunny Pattern!

Step 1 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Legs

Make 2

Start: ch 5

Round 1 Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc 3, 3 sc in the final ch, then continuing down the other side of the foundation chain sc 2, 2 sc in the final ch (10)

Round 2 – *inc, sc 2, inc 2* rep x 2 (16)

Round 3 – *sc 1, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1, inc* rep x 2 (22)

Round 4 – *sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 2, inc* rep x 2 (28)

Round 5 – *sc 2, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 1* rep x 2 (34)

Round 6 – *sc 3, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 1* rep x 2 (40)

Round 7-10 (4 rounds) – sc 40

Round 11 – sc 15, dec 5, sc 15 (35)

Round 12 – sc 13, dec 5, sc 12 (30)

Round 13 – sc 10, dec 5, sc 10 (25)

Round 14 – sc 8, dec 5, sc 7 (20)

Rounds 15-20 (6 rounds) – sc 20

At this point stuff the paw

Round 21 – *sc 4, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (18)

Rounds 22-27 (6 rounds) – sc 18

Round 28 – *dec, sc 7* rep x 2 (16)

At this point stuff the remainder of the leg

Rounds 29-33 (5 rounds) – sc 16 – Mark stitches 7 and 16 in the final round of both legs

Cut the yarn, leaving a short tail, and pull through the final stitch. Finish off neatly with an invisible amigurumi finish before securing the yarn and cutting off any excess.

Sew on pieces of your contrasting fabric to the bottom of your crochet bunny’s feet.

Step 2 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Arms

Make 2

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)

Round 4 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (24)

Round 5-8 (4 rounds) – sc 24

Round 9 – *sc 8, dec, sc 2* rep x 2 (22)

Rounds 10-12 (3 rounds) – sc 22

Round 13 – *dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (20)

Rounds 14-17 (4 rounds) – sc 20

Round 18 – *sc 4, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (18)

Rounds 19-21 (3 rounds) – sc 18

Round 22 – *sc 2, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (16)

Rounds 23-26 (4 rounds) – sc 16

At this point stuff the arm

Round 27 – *sc 4, dec, sc 2* rep x 2 (14)

Rounds 28-30 (3 rounds) – sc 14 – Mark stitches 5 and 12 in the final round of both arms

Cut the yarn, leaving around a 20cm tail, and pull through the final stitch. Finish off neatly with an invisible amigurumi finish before securing the yarn and cutting off any excess.

Step 3 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Body

Make 1

Start: ch 13

Round 1 Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc 11, 3 sc in the final ch, then continuing down the other side of the foundation chain sc 10, 2 sc in the final ch (26)

Round 2 – *inc, sc 10, inc 2* rep x 2 (32)

Round 3 – *inc 2, sc 11 inc 2, sc 1* rep x 2 (40)

In the next 2 rounds you will attach the legs as follows:

Round 4 – sc together the 8 stitches at the back of the left leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next)and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 3, sc together the 8 stitches at the back of the right leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next) and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 1, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 13, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 1 (44)

Round 5 – sc 10 around the front stitches of the Left leg (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 3, sc 10 around the front stitches of the Right leg, (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 4, inc, sc 15, inc, sc 4 (50) – Remove the stitch markers

Round 6 – sc 14 – New rounds will start from here.

Rounds 7-16 (10 rounds) – sc 50

Round 17 – *sc 11, dec, sc 12* rep x 2 (48)

Rounds 18-19 (2 rounds) sc 48

Round 20 – *sc 9, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (44)

Round 21 – sc 44

Round 22 – *sc 10, dec, sc 10* rep x 2 (42)

Round 23 – sc 42

Round 24 – *sc 8, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 7* rep x 2 (38)

Round 25 – sc 38

Round 26 – *sc 9, dec, sc 8* rep x 2 (36)

Round 27 – sc 36

Round 28 – *sc 7, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (32)

Round 29 – sc 32

Round 30 – *sc 8, dec, sc 6* rep x 2 (30)

In the next 2 rounds you will attach the arms as follows:

Round 31 – sc 5,  sc together the 8 stitches at the inside of the right arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next) and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 7, sc together the 8 stitches at the inside of the left arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next) and the next 8 stitches of the body, sc 2

Round 32 – sc 5, sc 8 around the outer stitches of the right arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 7, sc 8 around the outer stitches of the left arm (from 1 marked stitch to the next), sc 2

Round 33 – *sc 6, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 3* rep x 2 (26)

Round 34 – sc 26

Round 35 – *sc 7, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (24)

Round 36 – sc 24 – Mark stitches 6 and 23 of this round.

At this point stuff the body up to the current point then cut the yarn, leaving around a 20cm tail, and pull through the final stitch. Finish off neatly with an invisible amigurumi finish before securing the yarn and cutting off any excess.

Step 4 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Head

Make 1

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)

Round 4 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (24)

Round 5 – *inc, sc 3* rep x 6 (30)

Round 6 – *sc 2, inc, sc 2* rep x 6 (36)

Round 7 – *inc, sc 5* rep x 6 (42)

Round 8 – sc 3, inc, sc 3* rep x 6 (48)

Rounds 9-10 (2 rounds) – sc 48

Round 11 – *sc 7, dec, sc 7* rep x 3 (45)

Round 12 – sc 45

Round 13 – *dec, sc 13* rep x 3 (42)

Round 14 – sc 42

Round 15 – *sc 6, dec, sc 6* rep x 3 (39) – Mark stitches 17 & 23 in this round

Round 16 – sc 39

Round 17 – *dec, sc 11* rep x 3 (36)

Round 18 – sc 36

Round 19 – *sc 5, dec, sc 5* rep x 3 (33)

Round 20 – sc 33

Round 21 – *dec, sc 9* rep x 3 (30) – Mark stitch 28 in this round

Round 22 – sc 28 – Mark stitch 5 in this round then end the round after 28 stitches but keep the yarn attached.

Step 5 - Joining Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Head & Body

Continue from where you left off on the head

Joining – Place the head and body together, matching up the marked stitches. Take a length of yarn around 30cm long and use it to sew the head to the body, starting and ending in the marked stitches. You now have a new round of 42 stitches around both the head and body (including the marked stitches)

Round 1 – sc 42 – Don’t forget to crochet into the marked stitches!

Round 2 – *sc 6, dec, sc 6* rep x 3 (39)

Round 3 – sc 39

Round 4 – *dec, sc 5* rep x 6 (36)

At this point insert your eyes into the stitches that you marked in the front of the head and stuff the head

Round 5 – *sc 2, dec, sc 2* rep x 6 (30)

Round 6 – *dec, sc 3* rep x 6 (24)

Round 7 – *sc 1, dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)

Now finish stuffing the remainder of your Unicorn

Round 8 – *dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (12)

Round 9 – *dec* rep x 6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a short tail then pull through the final stitch. Close the small hole that’s left (if you need a tutorial for this step click here) and finish off by threading the yarn end into the body.

Step 6 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Ears

Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle

Round 2 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 2 (8)

Round 3 – *inc, sc 3* rep x 2 (10)

Round 4 – *sc 2, inc, sc 2* rep x 2 (12)

Round 5 – *inc, sc 5* rep x 2 (14)

Round 6 – sc 14

Round 7 – *sc 3, inc, sc 3* rep x 2 (16)

Round 8 – sc 16

Round 9 – *inc, sc 7* rep x 2 (18)

Round 10 – sc 18

Round 11 – *sc 4, inc, sc 4* rep x 2 (20)

Round 12 – sc 20

Round 13 – *inc, sc 9* rep x 2 (22)

Round 14 – sc 22

Round 15 – *sc 5, inc, sc 5* rep x 2 (24)

Rounds 16-19 (4 rounds) – sc 24

Round 20 – *sc 5, dec, sc 5* rep x 2 (22)

Round 21 – *dec, sc 9* rep x 2 (20)

Round 22 – *sc 4, dec, sc 4* rep x 2 (18)

Round 23 – *dec, sc 7* rep x 2 (16)

Round 24 – *sc 3, dec, sc 3* rep x 2 (14)

Round 25 – sc 14

At this point cut the yarn, leaving around a 30cm tail, and pull through the final stitch.

Sew on pieces of your contrasting fabric to one side of the ears – Cut the pieces of fabric out in the same shape as the ears but slightly smaller.

Sew the ears to the head – Pin the ears onto your amigurumi bunny’s head and use the yarn tail to sew them in place, then secure the yarn and cut off any excess

Step 7 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Nose

Use some stranded embroidery floss to embroider a nose for your crochet rabbit. I used all 6 strands in a contrasting colour to the yarn and embroidered a Y-shape, but there are loads of ways you could do this!

Step 8 - Rhubarb the Crochet Bunny's Tail

And finally… Make a pompom and sew it to your crochet bunny’s bottom for a cute finishing touch!

YAY!!!!
Your Crochet Bunny is finished!

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