Crochet Bunny Lovey – Free Pattern

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a few new items for my shop and also trying to de-stash some of my yarn. I’ve been able to donate a ton of yarn that I felt that I wouldn’t use to two charities that are really in need of yarn. I’ve been crocheting up a storm and I’ve been writing everything down but now I finally have a chance to post one of the projects I’ve been working on this adorable bunny lovey. The pattern is very simple and the result is absolutely adorable!

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Crochet Bunny Lovey

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip

Tutorials:

Magic Ring/Magic Circle by Oombawka Design

Traditional Granny Square Photo Tutorial

Finished Size for Blanket:

Approximately 15″ x 15″

Instructions:

Blanket:

For the blanket, I used a basic granny square pattern.

With Color A,

Magic Circle, ch 3 (This counts as your first dc)

Round 1: 2 dc into the circle. *ch 1, 3 dc into the circle** Repeat from * to ** two more times. Ch 1, join in the top of the ch 3. Sl st in the next 2 sts until you reach the next ch-1 space.
Round 2: Ch 3. (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the ch-1 sp. *Ch 1, sk the 3 dc. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the next ch-1 sp.** Repeat from * to ** two more times. Ch 1, join in the top of the ch 3.  Sl st in the next 2 sts until you reach the next ch-1 space.
Round 3: Ch 3. (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the ch-1 sp. *Ch 1, sk the next 3 dc, 3 dc into the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the next ch-1 sp (corner)** Repeat from * to ** two more times. Ch 1, join in the top of the ch 3.

Change to Color B by fastening off Color A and joining Color B in one of the corner ch-1 spaces.

Round 4:  Ch 3. (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the ch-1 sp. *Ch 1, sk the next 3 dc, 3 dc into the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip over next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into the next ch-1 sp (corner)** Repeat from * to ** two more times. Ch 1, join in the top of the ch 3.

Continue the granny square pattern by increasing the amount of 3 dc sts between the corners for every round. I did 19 rounds in total broken down like this:

3 rounds of pinkCrochet Bunny Lovey - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com #crochet #bunny #Easter #lovey #baby #blanket
2 rounds of white
2 rounds of mint
2 rounds of white
2 rounds of pink
2 rounds of white
2 rounds of mint
2 rounds of white
2 rounds of pink

 

Finish:

After the last round of granny stitches, join and ch 1. Hdc in each st around, placing 3 hdc sts in each corner.

Picot Edging:
Change to Color A
*Ch 3, sc into 3rd ch. Sk 2 sts, sc into next st.** Repeat from * to ** all the way around. Fasten off, weave all ends.

Bunny Head (Working in the round):

With Color B,

Magic Circle, ch 1. **Alternately, you can ch 5 and sl st into a circle.
Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st** Repeat from * to ** around (15)
Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st** Repeat from * to ** around (20)
Round 5: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st** Repeat from * to ** around (25)
Round 6: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st** Repeat from * to ** around (30)
Rounds 7-10: 1 sc in each st around (30)
Round 11: *1 sc in next 4 sts, sc dec** Repeat from * to ** around (25)
Round 12: *1 sc in next 3 sts, sc dec** Repeat from * to ** around (20)
Round 13: *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc dec** Repeat from * to ** around (15)
***Start stuffing the head. I like to embroider the eyes and nose before I fasten off the yarn but you can do it after if you wish.
Round 14: *1 sc in next st, sc dec in next st** Repeat from * to ** around (10)
Round 15: 1 sc dec in each st around (5)
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Bunny Arms (Make 2):

With Color B, Working in the round,

Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1:  4 sc in circle
Round 2: [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st], twice (6)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st around (6)
Round 4: [1 sc in next st 1 sc dec in next st], twice (4)
Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in each st around (4)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Set arms aside.

Bunny Ears (Make 2):

Outer ear (With Color B):
Ch 9
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each of the next 7 chs. 5 sc in last ch.
Working down the opposite side of the ch 9, sc in the next 7 chs  (19 sts all together)
Working around, [sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st], twice. Sc in last 3 sts (21)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Inner ear (With Color A):

Ch 8
Sc crochet in 2nd ch from hook and each of the next 6 chs. 5 sc in last ch.
Working down the opposite side of the ch 8, sc in each of the next 6 chs (17sts in total)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Using a yarn needle, sew the inner part of the ear to the outer part and set aside.

Attach the ears to the top of your bunny head and attach the arms to the underside of the bunny head. Attach the finished bunny to the center of your granny square blanket and now you have an adorable lovey!

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I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did. It was very fun to make and Kaylee is absolutely in love with the bunny even though she’ll a little too big for a lovey.

As I mentioned earlier, I made a giant yarn donation to 2 very worthy charities. If you have yarn that you would like to donate, The Knitting Connection and The Mother Bear Project are two charities that need a lot of help. They were very excited for my donation and I’m hoping that I can have time over the summer to send them some finished goods as well.

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  3. Hi there! Love this but can you please tell me if you are using American or British terminology? I guess it’s American but just want to check. Many thanks.

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  5. Hello, please could you tell me the approx. finished size of this beautiful Lovey blanket, as I’d like to crochet it for a friend’s little baby.

    Thank you ever so much for making this a free tutorial!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos of my bunny lovey pattern! I am so glad you enjoyed the pattern and I hope your great granddaughter loves it! Happy holidays!

  6. Hello, I have made a few of these and I absolutely love your pattern….I have one question, if you were to sell them a craft show, how much would you sell them for? I always end up undercharging.
    Thank you

  7. Howdy, I am just wondering if there is a way to crochet the bunny and then attach the yarn to it and crochet the blanket? Would that even work? Thanks for any input on this, no one else seems to have thought of this and I just wondered. It seems to me that it would work, just not sure!

  8. I am new to your patterns and I love this one. But I am new to the “magic circle”. Please explain and then I can move on.Thanks so much for these ideas!

    1. Hi Melissa! I use the long tail and a yarn needle and sew in between the dc clusters of the granny square. I make sure not to go through the other side so that the stitches don’t show. Hope that helps!

  9. I have finally challenged myself to make beyond the simple crochet items and have really embraced crocheting like there is no tomorrow. Now I am finding all these absolutely sweet patterns that I want to try and now I need to find yarn to make them. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us. I actually saved this pattern a little bit ago and I just fell in love with it. Can’t wait to try and make it.

  10. Thank you so much for this pattern! I love these animal blankets, and now that I have the basics for it, I can make any animal!! Though the bunny (and your colour choices) is way too cute!!

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    1. Hi Mere! Sorry for the late reply. I usually use the tail end of the yarn from the head with a yarn needle and weave in and out of the center of the blanket, making sure not to let the yarn show through on the other side. I hope that makes sense!

  12. Perhaps I’m just reading it wrong, or I’m more tired than I think…
    I have finished the 19 round blanket part and am about to start the bunny. What do you mean “working in the round” in your instructions?

    1. Hi Kathryn, working in the round means that you don’t join at the end of each round. You work in a continuous spiral. This is where the stitch marker comes in handy. Hope that helps!

  13. Made the blanket and bunny head with no problem, I did have a bit of trouble with the hands for the bunny but I think what I’ve done will work. The ears I don’t quite understand where the rest of the stitches come from as I don’t see an increase past the five additional stitches in the last of the chain 9 row. Can you tell me where I get the 19 stitches at the end of row 2?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Genie! I’m not sure if you saw my previous comment. My site had a hiccup and some of my comments and posts were lost. To get to the 19 stitches, you have to work down the opposite side of the chain. You will need to sc in the bottom of each chain, working around to the beginning sc. I hope that all makes sense!

  14. Just completed my lovey for a boy baby shower coming up next week! I posted the photos on my Ravelry page if you are interested in seeing them. I wasn’t sure if I should attach them here. Thank you so much for the pattern, it was written straight forward and was easy to complete. :o)

    1. Hi Terry! I can’t wait to see the photos! I will head over to Ravelry now. I’m glad that the instructions were easy to follow. You can always post any photos to my Facebook page. I enjoy seeing them and sharing them with others 🙂

  15. Love love love this adorable pattern!
    Do you have a pattern for a PUPPY lovey?
    I think that would be perfect for a boy!
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  16. Just finished Bunny Lovey. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I love it! I’ve put a photo on Ravelry

  17. I love your Bunny pattern!!! It is the prettiest of all the patterns I have seen. I have only been crocheting for a few weeks and I can’t wait until I learn enough to make this blanket. How much yarn should I buy? Several of the comments say the pattern needs updating, so I hope you will find the time to do this soon. As a beginner I am afraid to start a project that the more experienced have found confusing. Thanks so much for sharing your super cute bunny.

    1. Thank you Mary! I used about half of a skein of both the pink and green and almost the whole skein of the white. I wish that I had time to update this pattern right now but I don’t want to rush through it. I want to make sure that I do it properly since it’s one of my more popular patterns. I am hoping to add photo tutorials and a video tutorial as well but it will take some time. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me!

      1. Hi! I really loved this pattern! I made it myself (with a few alterations :)) And I hoped you wouldnt mind that i translated it to norwegian and posted it on my blogg with a link to this site. I hope thats allright?

        1. Hi Randa! As per my terms of use, I do not slow my pattern to be posted in part or as a whole on any other site. If you wish to translate it, I can add it as a pdf download on my site and add a link to your blog in the post. If you wish to post your alterations, you can link to my post and just mention the alterations that you made without reposting my pattern. I hope that all makes sense!

  18. I have self taught myself to crochet just 4 months ago at the age of 51 (soon to be 52!) Oh how I wish I had done it years ago:-) this was my first attempt at this pattern and I have to say it worked out really well, I am really pleased with the end result and am sure my new grandson will love it. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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  20. I was wondering where on the head you embroidered the face? I can’t determine if I should put the nose on the magic circle or make that the top or side of the head? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! I’m making this adorable lovey for my niece’s first Easter! Thank you!!

  21. Did you work 2 dc, ch1, rather than 3dc, ch1 on the blanket pictured? I finished one and it doesn’t look quite the same since I have 3 dc as shown in the granny square pattern you linked to. Either way, it is a very cute lovey and it will go in my great grandchild hope chest.

    1. I do a 3dc then a ch1. I think it just looks like less dc’s because I used a really thin baby yarn for the blanket in the picture. If you use a heavier yarn it will look more bulky. I hope that helps!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I’m not sure if I’m ready to make my video debut just yet but I’ve been meaning to update this pattern for a while. Would a step by step picture tutorial work?

      1. I would find a photo step by step tutorial of attaching the arms to the head and then head to the blanket, extremely helpful. I’m making this for my son as his easter present. 🙂

        1. Thanks for the feedback Amanda! I am working on a photo tutorial for this pattern. It’s taking quite a while since there are quite a few steps but I am hoping to have it up soon 🙂

    1. I’ve been sending yarn to both charities mentioned (The Knitting Connection & Mother Bear Project). They are always looking for yarn and they are both great causes. I’m not sure about the magazines but definitely the yarn 🙂

  23. I love this lovey, I am currently working on it as I write to you. If a beginner was to try this pattern she would have problems because a few simple details were left out and if you don’t read between the lines, it won’t turn out. Like for the head, it isn’t stated to work in the rounds, round 2 of the arms really only adds up to 5 because it doesn’t say to last st 1 sc (6sts), then round 4 says (4sts) and round 5-7 says (6 sts) ?? Then the ears, after 21 sts it should be marked to continue down the remaining sts because if you don’t one side is wider than the other. Thanks for sharing and I just thought you should know.

    1. Hi Joanne! Thanks for letting me know. I wrote this pattern a while ago when I was just starting out so there are bound to be a few errors. I am in the process of updating my patterns but it’s a slow process since I have a pretty tight schedule right now. I will get to this one soon since it’s a popular one. Thanks again and have a great day!

        1. Hi Ruth! A magic circle is an alternative way to begin crocheting in the round. Instead of chaining and joining to form a circle, you would make a magic circle. You can find a great tutorials on youtube.

  24. Your bunny blanket is beautiful. I am a new grandma (first grandson just a few days ago). I will definitely be making this – thank you for sharing your pattern and the picture. You are very talented! I came across the picture through Pinterest and it caught my eye immediately! Thanks again!

  25. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and your talent! I was looking for some free patterns to make these so I could donate them to wherever they are needed…some kids just need hugs and something to cuddle with.

    1. That's so sweet Maureen! Yes I've donated a few blankets and such to some worthy charities. Enjoy the pattern!

  26. I LOVED making the blanket and then went to make the head… what is a magic circle? How many stitches do I need?

  27. Thank you for sharing your talents. I have been looking for one of these animal snuggly patterns that are cute. you nailed it. It is so darling. I can't wait to try it.

  28. I just found your blog, through pinterst. Thank you for sharing your talent. This is so cute, and I have been looking for a pattern that makes a cute one and not an ugly one. Thank you so much.

  29. I love this an will make one in blue for my great- grandson. thank you for sharing the pattern. love carol

  30. My friend is having twins and her shower is this Saturday…wonder if I could manage two of these by then?! I'm going to give it a try! This is so adorable.

    I was also wondering if you would give permission for these to be sold? I have a little "store" to help me meet household expenses 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/handmadecrochetedhats
    I would of course link back to your

  31. Every year I make goodies to put under the K.Mart Wishing Tree Christmas Appeal, this pattern is perfect! Thank you so very very much for your generosity in sharing it with us.

  32. Thank you SOOOO much for this! My daughter LOVES these, but all the store bought ones have rattles in the heads and they drive me crazy! Now her "lovies" will be rattle-less and made by Momma! Yay!

  33. This is so adorable. I seriously wish I had patience to crochet or knit. My mom tried teaching me and I seriously threw it at the wall. I envy people like you 😉

    Also thank you for linking it up at Crafty Thursday Obsessions. Us girls decided you will be featured this week. Hope you stop by again, check it out and linkup with us!

    -Stacey
    Gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com

  34. This is BEYOND adorable! I wish I knew how to crochet! I'm pinning it nonetheless…
    Happy Friday!

  35. Wow, you are so talented! This is adorable. Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again next week 😉
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  36. This is so sweet! I can not crochet, but this project makes me wish that I did! I am, however, a really good shopper! 🙂 Must keep you in mind for sure!

  37. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for sharing these darling bunnies on our BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Linky Party – it was just perfect! Hope to see you again soon at BeBetsy.com

  38. Amy
    This little bunny is so adorable! I'm visiting you today from Simply Dream and Create. I'm co-hosting a Linky Party (opened Tuesday) and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday and Friday for my Link Up Parties!<

  39. Very beautiful! I haven't done any amigurumi yet. Hope to make one soon. Just pinned this. Got you from Diana's Pin Me link up.

  40. Just found your blog through the Friday Connection hop, and so glad I did. I'm Amy too, and I love crochet. I LOVE this cute pattern!

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