Free Crochet Pattern – The Bitty Bunnies

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Check out the free crochet pattern, the Bitty Bunnies! In this post you’ll find the FREE pattern and full video tutorial. Let’s get hopping!

What’s better than a FREE crochet pattern? A free crochet bunny pattern, that’s what!

Introducing The Bitty Bunnies: Benedict and Beatrice. They are a sweet brother and sister pair that will bring a smile to your face while you’re crocheting and especially when they hop right off your hook.

Free Crochet Pattern

You will find the complete free amigurumi pattern in this post or you can get the downloadable pdf version by putting your email address in the box below.

I designed the Bitty Bunnies with the beginner in mind.

Above all, I wanted this free crochet pattern to be available to those with basic crochet skills and a desire to learn how to make amigurumi!

If you would like more help please see my post: How to Read a Crochet Pattern

Although you’ll find everything you need to know to crochet your very own Bitty Bunnies, I highly encourage you to follow along in the written pattern.

One of the skills that can be a bit tricky for beginners is learning how to make a magic ring. It’s a skill, just like everything else in crochet and can take some practice to learn.

Learn How to Make a Magic Ring Here

Meet The Bitty Bunnies: Benedict and Beatrice Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
The Bitty Bunnies: Benedict and Beatrice

Benedict and Beatrice are an adorable brother and sister pair. Most of the time you will find them bouncing around the house or chewing on crunchy carrots. But in the quiet of the evening they are especially fond of cuddling and love nothing more than to sit in a cozy lap and listen to a story.

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Materials

•Worsted weight (medium 4) in white, brown, blue and pink, I used Berroco Vintage colors Buttercream, Oats, Fondant (for girl only) and Brid’s Egg

•E hook (3.5 mm)

•black embroidery floss for nose and mouth

•yarn needle

•6 mm safety eyes

•Poly-fil stuffing

•1″ button for the scarf

•pink blush for cheeks (optional)

Key

•ch = chain

•sts(s) = stitch(es)

•slst = slip stitch

•sc = single crochet

•dc = double crochet

•inc = increase = 2 sc in one space

•dec = decrease = sc2tog

•BLO = back lop only

Finished Size

Using the listed yarn, hook size and my personal gauge, the Bitty Bunnies are 6 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide at the hips.

Notes

•The Bitty Bunnies are crocheted using continuous rounds .

•Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker

•Keep and accurate count of your rounds and number of stitcher per round.

Bitty Bunnies Free Crochet Pattern

Head and Torso for Boy and Girl Bunnies

•Make a magic ring

•Round 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)

•Round 2: inc each st (12)

•Round 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

•Round 4: (2 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

•Round 5: (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

•Round 6: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

•Rounds 7 – 11: sc in each st (36)

•Round 12: (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (42)

•Rounds 13 – 14: sc in each st (42)

•Round 15: (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (36)

•Round 16: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

•Round 17: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Add safety eyes at round 11 – approximately 7 st apart

With black floss, embroider nose and mouth between eyes

On girl bunny, embroider “V” eyelashes to eyes

•Round 18: (2 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

•Round 19: (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Round 20: sc in each st (12)

Stuff the head

Note: If making the girl bunny begin pink shirt color now. Pattern – 2 rounds of pink and 1 round of white repeat.

Round 21: (1 sc, inc) repeate 6 times (18)

Round 22: sc in each st (18)

Round 23: (2 sc, inc) repeat (24)

Rounds 24 – 25: sc in each st (24)

•Round 26: (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

•Rounds 27 – 28: sc in each st (30)

•Round 29: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

•Round 30: sc in each st (36)

Note: If making a girl bunny crochet round 31 in BLO and continue in pink color only.

•Round 31: (sc in each st (36)

•Round 32 (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (42)

•Rounds 33 – 34 sc in each st (42)

•Round 35: (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (36)

•Rounds 36 – 37: sc in each st (36)

Stuff the body

Legs

Divide the legs by finding the front, center two stitches and the back, center two stitches. Use stitch markers to mark each section. You will have 2 st in front, 2 st in back and two 16 st legs = 36 st total.

Start at the back of the body when beginning to crochet the first leg. For the first leg, sc until you reach the stitch marker which marks the space between the legs and join across the body opening to the first sc on the front side of the body with a sc. Continue sc all the way around the leg. You should have 16 st. Continue with the pattern for rounds 38 – 51.

For girl bunny use pink for round 38 and then change to white for rounds 39 – 51.

•Rounds 38 – 49: sc in each st (16)

•Round 50: (2 sc, dec) repeat 4 times (12)

Stuff leg firmly

•Round 51: dec each st (6)

Fasten off leaving long tail for closing. Take yarn needle and stitch through the front lops of each of the remaining six stitches. Pull taut to close the leg. Weave in yarn ends.

For leg 2, attach the yarn at the back of the leg but leave an extra long tail for sewing up the space between the legs after both legs are complete. Repeat instructions for the first leg. 

For leg 2, attach the yarn at the back of the leg but leave an extra long tail for sewing up the space between the legs after both legs are complete. Repeat instructions for the first leg.

Ears

Make 2

In brown color

Make a magic ring

•Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring

•Round 2: sc in each st (6)

•Round 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

•Round 4: (2 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (12)

•Round 5: (3 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (15).

•Rounds 6 – 8: sc in each st (15)

•Round 9: (3 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (12)

•Rounds 10-11: sc in each st (12)

•Round 12: (2 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

•Rounds 13 – 14: sc in each st (9)

•Round 15: (1 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

•Round 16: sc in each st

Do not stuff ears. Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining ears at round 7. Add a little water to ears after sewing to help them lay down if needed.

Arms

Make 2

In white color

Make a magic ring

•Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring

•Round 2: (1 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

If making a girl bunny change color to pink at round 14 (Rounds 14, 15 and 17 will be pink. Round 16 will be white)

•Rounds 3 – 16: sc in each st (9)

•Round 17: (1 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tial for joining arms to body at Round 21. Lightly stuff the arms and leave the top of the arm, near the opening unstuffed. This keeps the arms from sticking out rather than laying nicely at their sides.

Scarf – for Boy Bunny

With blue yarn

•Row 1: ch 6

•Row 2: in 3rd ch from hook, 4 hdc, ch 2, turn (4)

•Rows 3 – 49: hdc in each st, ch 2, turn (4)

Fasten off and weave in ends. add a decorative button to secure the scarf together.

Diagram of Bow – for Girl Bunny

Written Instructions for Bow

With blue yarn

Step 1: ch 2

Step 2: 3 dc in 2nd ch from hook

Step 3: ch 2, slst to original ch

Step 4: ch 2

Step 5: 3 dc in original ch

Step 6: ch 2

Step 7: slst to original ch

Fasten off and weave in ends. Wrap yarn around middle of bow, leave a long tail for sewing bow next to ear.

Skirt – for Girl Bunny

With blue, attach yarn to first BLO stitch from round 31 on body

•Round 1: 2 dc in each st (72)

•Rounds 2 – 4: dc in each st (72)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pict Edge of Skirt

Attach pink yarn to edge of back of skirt

*Ch 3, slst into same st, slst into next st, slst into next st;* repeat from * around

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Congratulations on finishing your Bitty Bunny!

©2019 Le Petit Saint Crochet, Elise Speed. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. This pattern or any parts may not be reproduced, distributed, resold, translated, published or posted in any way either online or print.

Awesome Pattern Testers

I cannot thank my pattern testers enough and hope that you all will check out their work as well.

They were all so encouraging and gave such helpful notes! I could not have published this free pattern without them!

This adorable pink girl is from the super talented Cheryl, creator of Cheryl Marie Handmade.

You can find her gorgeous work on Instagram. I absolutely love how she made her bunny pink and then used her signature neutrals for the clothing!

Cheryl Marie Handmade

Next is Amy from The Little Yarn Barn!

You can find her adorable amigurumi on Instagram! Amy’s handmade creations are not only beautifully made but full of the love she has for her craft.

Our third bunny was made by the witty Helen, creator of Flora Honey Pot.

Helen has such a fantastic British sense of humor, the warmest heart, and a taste for Marmite! You will definitely want to check out her work on Instagram!

Flora Honeypot

And last but certainly not least is the bunny from Lori at Knitting 1 Stitch at a Time!

Lori is not only a talented knitter and crocheter but is always willing to lend a helping hand! You will want to check out Lori’s creations!

Knitting 1 Stitch at a Time

Finally I am so incredibly excited to share this free crochet pattern with you all! I hope you feel the joy and happiness in my heart with which these were designed!

If you make The Bitty Bunnies, please tag me on Instagram @lepetitsaintcrochet! I would absolutely love to see them!

If you would like other free crochet patterns please check out my Princess Bernadette Bear and Mister Pencil

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28 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern – The Bitty Bunnies

  1. This is so exciting! I have no idea what amigurumi is but you are so talented and so are your testers!!!

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  4. Hello, I’m making this project, first amigurumi I’ve tried, I got a couple of doubts. After finishing the first leg, how do I “attach” the yarn to start the second one? Any specific technique for “sewing up the space between the legs”? And is there a technique for attaching the arms and ears?

    • For attaching the yarn for the second leg just make a slip knot with your yarn and slip stitch to attach. There are different ways you could sew up between the legs but I just go back and forth from front to back. Also in this video I share how I seam pieces onto amigurumi. It’s about halfway into the video when I’m working on the alligator. Hope that helps! https://youtu.be/jNi35BkEm64

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  9. I stumbled upon your youtube and blog only recently and got my first peak into the world of Amigurumi and boy I’m falling in love!! I am a complete beginner when it comes to crocheting but am looking forward to making my first Amigurumi with your Benedict bunny pattern.

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