bunny lovey pattern

How to crochet a bunny lovey-Free pattern

Hello, my favorite Yarn Over crocheters!

I’m so excited to share this super easy-to-crochet bunny lovey! This pattern is excellent for beginners that are only starting to crochet.

Lovey’s are great for fairs/markets and always a nice gesture as a baby shower gift, especially if it is something you have to get at the last minute.

This bunny lovey pattern is straightforward with no complicated stitch work. You will only have to know the basic stitches for the head and arms. Single crochet, increase and decrease.

For the granny square, I have added a graph, and a YouTube link for making a simple granny square.

You can find the ad-free, print-friendly in my shop! 

yarn options

I have made lovey's with different types of yarn, and they all have come out great.  It really comes down to who you cater to. Some mothers are more eco-friendly and would prefer something made from natural fibers like cotton. 

Cotton is super absorbent, so they will work great for a baby that loves to chew and suckle, but babies that want something to cuddle with will be fine with a lovey made from acrylic yarn. 

Acrylic yarn washes easier, and you can chuck it in the washing machine with babies' clothes, where cotton needs to be hand-washed. I would suggest that you mention this to your customers if they want a lovey made from cotton.

For this particular crochet bunny cuddler, I used the following yarn

  • Charity double knit crocus (purple)
  • Charity double knit silver
  • Charity double knit white

You will need roughly estimated about 50g of the purple and white and then 30g for the grey border. 

Other tools you will need to crochet this bunny:

  • 3.5mm crochet hook for the bunny
  • 4.5mm crochet hook for the blanket
  • Piece of black embroidery thread for the eyes (Saftey eyes/buttons can be a choking risk, so I would advise against using them)
  • Stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker

Charity yarn is based local in South Africa, but the fun part about lovey's they can be made from any weight yarn!

 

PATTERN EXPLANATION:

  • Repeat stitch sequence between (.....) by the amount stated next to it.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.
  • The amount of each stitch at the end of each round is shown in the [...]
  • Working in continuous rounds with your stitch marker
  • Photos are placed in groups after each section.

 

DISCLAIMER; Although the pattern is free:

This Pattern is written and designed by Yarn Over with Natasha. This pattern is protected by copyright protection law. You May not sell this pattern or share it on any social media platform for free; this includes taking screenshots. You may not adjust the pattern and sell it as your own.

YOU MAY, Sell your finished makes; you may make adjustments on your finished toy, but not edit it into the pattern and sell the pattern.

 

HEAD

COLOUR A:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC next stitch, INC) X6 [18]

4: (SC in next 2sts, INC) X6 [24]

5: (SC in next 3sts, INC) x6 [30]

6: (SC in next 4sts, INC) x6 [36]

7: (SC in next 5sts, INC) x6 [42]

8: (SC in next 6sts, INC) x6 [48]

9-14: SC in each stitch around [48]

15: (SC in next 6sts, DEC) x 6 [42]

16: (SC in next 5sts, DEC) x6 [36]

17: (SC in next 4sts, DEC) x6 [30]

18. (SC in next 3sts, DEC) x6 [24] – stuff the head firmly

19: (SC in next 2sts, DEC) x 6 [18]

20: (SC in next stitch, DEC) x6 [12]

Take your tapestry needle and sew a zig, zac motion through the last 12 stitches and pull it tight.

EARS (Make two):

1: MC, 5 SC

2: INC x5 [10]

3: SC in each stitch [10]

4: (SC in the next stitch, INC) x5 [15]

5-7: SC in each round [15]

8: (SC in the next stitch, DEC) x5 [10]

9-11: SC in each stitch around [10]

12: Fold the ear to close the opening and slip stitch the bottom close. With the yarn, tail sew the outer corners of the ears together and attach them to the head.

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how to crochet a free bunny lovey

Embroidery

NOSE:

Make a couple of short stitches horizontally in the center of the face, with the same piece of yarn, make a long vertical stitch from the center of the nose.

EYES:

Make a horizontal stitch on each side of the nose, don’t pull too tight. To make the sleepy eye, snag the stitch and pull it down at the back and in the front.

See video clip or illustration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMvYz2Mcxss&t=13s.

Arm:

Color A:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: INC x6 [12]

3: (SC next stitch, INC) X6 [18]

4-10: SC in each stitch [18]

11: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

12- 30: SC in each stitch around [12]

31: (SC next stitch, INC) X6 [18]

32-38: SC in each stitch [18]

39: (SC, DEC) x6 [12]

Take your tapestry needle and sew a zig, zac motion through the last 12 stitches and pull it tight.

Fold the arm in half and sew it to the center of the head.

Free crochet bunny pattern

BLANKY:

You can watch my video on Youtube on how to crochet a granny square.

Keep increasing the granny square until you have reached 13 rounds of granny square clusters.

Finish off this Lovey by attaching the blanket between the arms of the bunny.

 

Free crochet bunny pattern

You can add this cute amigurumi with your lovey set. Get the free pattern HERE!

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