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Well, I’m a little behind the curve, but I’m finally ready to present my newest free crochet softie pattern – Blair Bunny! This little scamp is tired from delivering all those Easter eggs, so he’s enjoying a well-deserved rest. So far my family has been overjoyed with these cuties, though my two-year-old has already been asking when the Easter Bunny is coming, especially since we already dyed the eggs for the photoshoot. She went nuts when I had everything set up to take the photos… Let’s just say it took many tries and re-staging to get the final results. But I believe it is my most successful and beautiful photoshoot thus far 🙂

When I decided to start sharing my patterns and projects on a blog, I never anticipated this side-effect: having to plan for holidays WELL in advance. I used to think stores put out decorations much too early, but this year I was grumbling because I couldn’t find any Easter grass. Lol. Good thing I have plenty of Christmas items because I’m planning a Christmas in July theme! I can’t wait to explain to my daughter that Santa is still months from visiting when my craft room looks like Christmas exploded…

I truly hope you enjoy making Blair Bunny from my free crochet softie pattern.

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Materials and Notes for Free Crochet Softie Pattern – Blair Bunny

Any type of yarn (weight of yarn and hook size will determine the finished size of your bunny). Since this is a toy, I highly recommend a durable, easily washable yarn.

Crochet hook – choose a size that gives you a tight single crochet fabric with the yarn you are using.

Yarn needle.

Scissors.

Stuffing.

Eyes – I used 8mm safety eyes for the white and brown versions and 12mm safety eyes for the green velveteen.

Nose – I used black felt for the white and brown bunnies, and a 10mm safety nose for the green velveteen.

Locking stitch markers – optional, but greatly useful.

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For Reference:

Blair White Bunny was made with approximately 41 yards (38 meters) of King Cole Big Value DK 50g in white with E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.

Blair Brown Bunny was made with approximately 42 yards (38 meters) of King Cole Riot DK in Beech with E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.

Blair Green Velveteen Bunny was made with approximately 56 yards (52 meters) of King Cole Yummy in Apple with I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

Blair Bunny Free Crochet Softie Pattern

Gauge

Gauge is dependent on your yarn and hook choices. I find it is also largely unimportant with softie patterns. The most important thing is to ensure you choose a hook that creates little to no holes when doing a sc with your yarn choice.

Special Stitches

sc2tog: [insert hook into next st, YO, pull loop through] x2, YO, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Notes

All pieces are made in a continuous round (do not join by sl st at the end of each round).

Body & Head

Set-Up – 6sc in magic ring.

Round 1 – 2sc in each st around (12 sts).

Round 2 – 2sc in each st around (24 sts).

Round 3 – Working in back lps only, sc in each st around.

Rounds 4-5 – Sc in each st around.

Round 6 – [2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] x4 (28 sts).

Rounds 7-8 – Sc in each st around.

Round 9 – [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts] x4 (24 sts).

Round 10 – Sc in each st around.

Round 11 – Sc in next 2 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts] x3, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts (20 sts).

Round 12 – Sc in each st around.

Round 13 – [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts] x4 (16 sts).

Round 14 – Sc in next st, [sc2og, sc in next 2 sts] x3, sc2tog, sc in next st (12 sts).

Round 15 – Sc in each st around.

Round 16 – [2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] x4 (16 sts).

Now is a fine time to stuff the body thus far, especially if you are using a DK or smaller weight yarn.

Round 17 – [Sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st], 2sc in each of next 4 sts, repeat [ ] (24 sts).

Round 18 – Sc in next 2 sts, [2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] x2 (28 sts).

Round 19 – Sc in each st around.

Round 20 – Sc in next 3 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts], sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, repeat [ ], sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (24 sts).

Round 21 – Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog x4, sc in next 8 sts (20 sts).

Round 22 – Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog x2, sc in next 8 sts (18 sts).

Round 23 – [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] x4, sc in next 2 sts (14 sts).

Now is the best time to stuff the body (if you didn’t after Round 16) and the head thus far. You will also want to add the eyes. Add the nose as well if using a safety nose. If you are sewing on felt, you can do that now or after the body/head is completed.

Round 24 – [Sc in next st, sc2tog] x2, sc in next 2 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next st] x2 (10 sts).

Round 25 – [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] x2, sc in next 2 sts (8 sts).

Cut tail and pull through st. Finish stuffing the head. Weave through remaining sts and pull tight to close the opening. Weave in and secure your tail. Sew on the felt nose if needed.

Leg (Make 2)

Set-Up – 6sc in magic ring.

Round 1 – [Sc in next st, 2sc in next st] x3 (9 sts).

Round 2 – [Sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st] x3 (12 sts).

Rounds 3-6 – Sc in each st around.

Round 7 – [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] x3 (9 sts).

Rounds 8-10 – Sc in each st around.

Round 11 – [Sc in next st, sc2tog] x3 (6 sts).

Cut tail long for sewing onto the body and pull through. Stuff the leg to your desired firmness.

Arm (Make 2)

Set-Up – 6sc in magic ring.

Round 1 – [Sc in next st, 2sc in next st] x3 (9 sts).

Rounds 2-7 – Sc in each st around.

Round 8 – [Sc in next st, sc2tog] x3 (6 sts).

Cut tail long for sewing onto the body and pull through. Stuff the arm to your desired firmness.

Ear (Make 2)

Set-Up – 4sc in magic ring.

Round 1 – [Sc in next st, 2sc in next st] x2 (6 sts).

Round 2 – Sc in each st around.

Round 3 – Sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (8 sts).

Round 4 – [Sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st] x2 (10 sts).

Rounds 5-6 – Sc in each st around.

Round 7 – [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] x2 (8 sts).

Round 8 – Sc in each st around.

Round 9 – [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] x2 (6 sts).

Round 10 – Sc in each st around.

Cut tail long for sewing onto the head and pull through. Do NOT stuff the ear. They are attached flat.

Finishing Blair Bunny

Sew on the legs and arms in your desired positions, but roughly following my pictures for the legs so your Blair Bunny will sit. The legs and arms are sewn on through each stitch around the final round of that appendage so they maintain a circle shape where they attach to the body. For the ears, flatten the last round in half and sew on all the way through the folded end so the ear is flat where it attaches to the head. Make or buy a pom pom and sew onto the back of your bunny.

Enjoy your new Blair Bunny created from my free crochet softie pattern!

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