Pattern: Snuggle Bunny Pillows

***This is the FREE PATTERN for my Snuggle Bunny Pillows!  I highly recommend reading through my STEP-BY-STEP BLOG POST HERE to better understand this written pattern and to visually see how all the parts are created!

***You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE and on Craftsy HERE!  This beautifully formatted PDF includes the step-by-step pictures and is a total of 7 pages including the cover page!  Lion Brand has also put together a kit to make these pillows HERE!

The Snuggly Bunny Pillows are part amigurumi, part home decor, and they are the perfect size to cuddle!  Their cute expressions will brighten up any room and add a whimsical touch to your décor!

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Materials:


Note:

  • I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) so that there is no visible seam unless otherwise stated.
  • Leave long initial and final tails for all facial features so that they can be attached more easily.

Finished Dimensions:

  • Diameter of face (with stuffing): 13.5″/34 cm
  • Length from tip of ear to bottom of face: 21″/53 cm

Gauge: First four rounds is 3″/7.6 cm in diameter.

PATTERN:

HEAD (make 2)

Using 6.5 mm hook and Fast-Track yarn,

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring. (6 sts)

R2: *Sc 1, Inc*, rep 3 times. (9 sts)

R3: *Inc*, rep 9 times. (18 sts)

R4: *Sc 2, Inc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)

R5: *Sc 2, Inc*, rep 8 times. (32 sts)

R6: *Sc 3, Inc*, rep 8 times. (40 sts)

R7: *Sc 3, Inc*, rep 10 times. (50 sts)

R8: *Sc 9, Inc*, rep 5 times. (55 sts)

R9: *Sc 10, Inc*, rep 5 times (60 sts)

R10: *Sc 14, Inc*, rep 4 times. (64 sts)

R11: *Sc 7, Inc*, rep 8 times. (72 sts)

R12: *Sc 3, Inc*, rep 18 times. (90 sts)

R13: *Sc 8, Inc*, rep 10 times. (100 sts)

R14: *Sc 24, Inc*, rep 4 times. (104 sts)

R15: *Sc 12, Inc*, rep 8 times. (112 sts)

R16: Dc 1, Sc 111.  Sl st to top of dc. (112 sts)  {The dc helps to create more height for a cleaner finish when we need to close up the round.}

For one side of head, fasten off and cut end.

For other side of head, do not fasten off as we will be using this working yarn to seam the two sides together.

EYES

Using 2 mm hook and black yarn,

***OPEN variation (work in joined rounds):

R1: 6 sc in Magic Ring.  Sl st to first sc. (6 sts)

R2: Chain 1.  *Inc around*, rep 6 times.  Sl st to first sc. (12 sts)

R3: Chain 1.  *Sc 1, Inc*, rep 6 times.  Sl st to first sc. (18 sts)

R4: Chain 1.  *Sc 2, Inc*, rep 6 times.  Sl st to first sc. (24 sts)

R5: Chain 1.  *Sc 3, Inc*, rep 6 times.  Sl st to first sc (30 sts)

We will now begin working the curved eyelashes.

Left eye: R6: Sc 11, Ch 6, Sl st 5 in back “bumps” of chain.  Sc 2, Chain 5, Sl st 4 in back “bumps” of chain.  Sc 17.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Right eye: R6: Turn.  Work in opposite direction.  Sc 11, Ch 6, Sl st 5 in back “bumps” of chain.  Sc 2, Chain 5, Sl st 4 in back “bumps” of chain.  Sc 17.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Adding white detailing to eyes: Make pupil by embroidering many lines, rotating each subsequent line to form a circle of diameter 1.5 cm.  Position this circle near the eyelashes spanning across Rounds 2-5.  Embroider a small white circle diagonally across Rounds 4-5 with a diameter of 0.5 cm.

Attach eyes so that they span across Rounds 8 – 13, about 5″ apart.  Do not sew down eyelashes to give some dimension to the face.

***CLOSED SMILING variation:

Chain 17.

R1: Starting in second chain from hook, Sc 16.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Left eye: Position row so that right side is facing you (yarn ends will be on the left side). Rejoin yarn in 3rd stitch from left (insert your hook into third stitch from left, add a slip knot, and pull it through).

We will now crochet the curved lashes,

Chain 5, Sl st 4 in back “bumps” of chain, slip stitch in same stitch where chains are originating from.  Sl st 2 across to make it to the first stitch on the left.  Chain 7, slip stitch 6 in back “bumps” of chain, slip stitch in same stitch where chains are originating from.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Right eye: Position row so that wrong side is facing you (yarn ends will be on the right side).  Rejoin yarn in 3rd stitch from left (insert your hook into third stitch from left, add a slip knot, and pull it through).

We will now crochet the curved lashes,

Chain 5, Sl st 4 in back “bumps” of chain, slip stitch in same stitch where chains are originating from.  Sl st 2 across to make it to the first stitch on the left.  Chain 7, slip stitch 6 in back “bumps” of chain, slip stitch in same stitch where chins are originating from.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  FLIP this eye so that the lashes are on the right side.

Attach closed eyes so that they span across Rounds 7-11, about 4.25″ apart.  Do not sew down eyelashes to give some dimension to the face.

NOSE/MOUTH

Using 2 mm hook and black yarn,

We will be forming a triangle for the nose and working in turned rows:

Chain 7.

Row 1: Starting in second chain from hook, Sc 6. (6 sts)

R2: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, Dec, Sc 2, dec. (4 sts)

R3: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, Sc 4. (4 sts)

R4: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, *Dec*, rep 2 times. (2 sts)

R5: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, Dec 1. (1 sts)

Now we will begin crocheting around the triangle to give it a nice edging by working in rounds.

Round 1: Chain 1, Sc 5 up the side of the triangle, Sc 6 across the top of the triangle, Sc 5 down the other side of the triangle. Slip st to Chain 1 to close the round (16 sts).

Round 2: Chain 1, starting in next st, Sc 16.  Slip stitch to first chain 1. (16 sts)

Do not fasten off.  Now we will begin crocheting the upturned smiling mouth!

Chain 12.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Rejoin yarn in 5th chain from the top (where nose is located).  Chain 7.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Sew nose/mouth to face with top of nose starting at Round 3.  Be sure the nose/mouth is positioned evenly between the eyes and sew the mouth so that the chains form two “u’s” or a “W” to form a smiling mouth.

CHEEKS (make 2)

Using 2 mm hook and pink yarn,

Chain 6 (this is the foundation chain).

Round 1: Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 5 in back loops of foundation chain.  Turn and Sc 5 in front loops of the foundation chain [we are making an oval by crocheting around the chain]. (10 sts)

Round 2: Inc, Sc 3. *Inc*, rep 2 times.  Sc 3, Inc. (14 sts)

Slip stitch to next st.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Sew onto face across Rounds 13-15 and diagonally below eyes.

SEAMING TWO SIDES OF HEAD TOGETHER:

After all the features have been added, it is time to seam the two sides of the head together and stuff the head.  We will slip stitch the front and the back sides of the head together for a beautiful and strong seam.  Place both sides ontop of each other, with wrong sides touching each other on the inside (correct sides should be facing outwards).  Position joins towards bottom of the face.  When seaming the sides together, the side with the facial features should be facing you.  Insert crochet hook into back loop of one side (with facial features) and front loop of other side.  Yarn over and pull through all loops.  Continue in this manner all the way around the circle working counter-clockwise, stuffing firmly as you go.  Push stuffing firmly to all edges so that there are no dimples or dips in the face.  Slip stitch to first slip stitch, fasten off and weave in end.

EARS (make 2)

Using 6.5 mm hook and Fast-Track yarn,

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring. (6 sts)

R2: Inc around. (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 1, Inc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)

R4-12: Sc 18

R13: *Sc 4, dec*, rep 3 times. (15 sts)

R14-22: Sc 15

R23: Sc 7 (leave rest of round unworked)

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Do not pinch or sew open end shut.  Stuff gently.   Position the ears so that the extra stitches from Round 23 are towards the outsides (this helps when attaching them onto a curved surface). Sew ear linings to ear (see pattern below).  Sew ears ontop of bunny’s head so that the opening of the ear spans across the last rounds of both sides (Round 16) and the seam (this gives the ear more stability so that it can stand up straight and not flop downwards).   The space between the ears should be about 4″/10 cm.

EAR LINING (make 2)

Using 2 mm hook and white/pink yarn,

Ch 7

R1: Turn.  Starting from second chain from hook, Sc 6. (6 sts).

R2: Chain 1, turn.  Starting from second st from hook, Sc 6. (6 sts).

R3-33: Repeat R2.

We will now begin forming the curve towards the top of the ear lining.

R34: Chain 1, turn.  Starting from second st from hook, Sc 1.  Hdc 1, Dc 2, Hdc 1, Sc 1. (6 sts).

R35: Repeat R34.

Now we will begin crocheting the border around the ear lining and working in a round.

Round 1: Ch 1, slip stitch around.  Join with slip stitch to first slip stitch.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Sew onto ear.

PUFFY BOW:

Using 2 mm hook and mint yarn,

Body of bow:

Chain 26

Row 1: Starting in second ch from hook, Sc 25. (25 sts).

Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, Sc 25 (25 sts).

R3-35: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Fold rectangle in half so rows are horizontal.  Whip stitch horizontal sides together.  Flip rectangle inside out so that the cleaner seam is visible.  Position seam towards back of bow.  Slip stitch vertical edges together to close them up.  For the right side, slip stitch from bottom to top.  For the left side, slip stitch from the top to the bottom.  Form creases in the bow by pinching the middle and run a yarn needle with yarn up through and down the middle to help keep the ruching in place.

Middle Knot:

Chain 7

Row 1: Starting in second ch from hook, Sc 6. (6 sts)

Row 2: Chain 1, turn.  Starting in second st from hook, Sc 6. (6 sts).

R3-17: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.  Wrap middle knot around ruched center of body of bow.  Whip stitch ends together.  Use ends to tie bow onto one of the bunny’s ears (we tied it on the right side).

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{This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn!  I’ve loved working with their yarn throughout the years and I’m thrilled that I get to collaborate with them every month!}

This pattern is an original pattern by Stephanie Lau of All About Ami.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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  • Emilee Manley

    These are so cute! I will definitely be making some! Thanks for sharing!

    • You’re very welcome, Emilee! I’m delighted that you love them!

  • Heather

    I was wondering if you thought I could miniaturize them and make them half size? I have 4 girls and limited space, but these are too cute to not make!

    • Yes you could try using thinner yarn and make them smaller! That would be adorable as well!

  • Helene Gold

    I would love to make a pillow for my little nephew. Besides making a bow tie instead of a hair bow, can you suggest any other modifications for a “boy” bunny?

  • Hi! I’m really interested in making this (thank you for sharing the pattern and step-by-step tutorial! Always love your patterns!) – would it work to use a normal bulky yarn rather than the t-shirt yarn? (or are there any other types of yarn you’d recommend as well? I would love to know!). Thank you!

    With love, Iween | http://wendystrucked.wordpress.com

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, using normal bulky yarn will work as well- your bunny pillow will just end up smaller! Depending on the yarn used, it might have a different texture and overall look (e.g. might fuzz up more) but that could be cute as well with a fuzzy bunny! You could try to use even thinner yarn for the facial features too!

  • Ahh these are too cute!! I love their expressions and they look so snuggly 🙂

  • Adorable! I love the expression on the white one, it makes me happy 🙂

  • d

    These are SO ADORABLE !!! Making them for grandkids for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing them so willingly for free – really appreciate it. You come up with the coolest things !

  • Mar Got

    Wonderfull :))) I like crochet too :)))
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  • omygoshhhhh these are SO cute! Love the indepth step by step, makes me want to try it out 🙂

    Charlotte
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  • Sierra Tosner

    These are adorable! My kids will love them. Thanks for another detailed pattern!

  • Mundo do Crochê

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  • amanda

    Hi! I love this pillow and am making one for my friend’s baby shower!! Can you share how Ryan sewed the ear lining to the ear, and how to best sew all the features onto the face? My sewing does not seem to be up to par… and once the ear is created, it’s too narrow to get the needle to the other side! Thanks so much! 🙂

  • susan strohl

    love them, you are so talented :0)