Jimbo the Bunny Crochet Pattern

Get all the cuteness with none of the mess with this crochet bunny amigurumi pattern!

Though they are most often associated with Easter, bunnies are adorable year-round. It may be the big eyes or the fluffy tail, but I think it’s really those long ears that make the bunny so unique.

A (non crochet) rabbit (or bunny)’s ears are what help it regulate its temperature. There are a ton of blood vessels in the ears and they can change the amount of blood flow through those vessels to cool or heat their body (source).

How neat is that?!

As for this crochet bunny, what woodland animal group is complete without an adorable bunny?

To see the other animals in the Woodland Animals crochet series, head to the link. This is pattern number 3!

This little guy has become a favorite of B, along with the skunk. Who would’ve guessed?

Well, once he was made- I would!

This little bunny is so cute, he can’t be contained to just Easter time (although he would be perfect for that as well- so plan ahead for next year!).

It’s a great quick project to have ready for any play time, especially if you’re stuck at home.

Jimbo the Bunny Crochet Pattern

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Yarn and Hook

For this bunny, I used about 40 yards of I Love This Yarn in White.

I do enjoy this yarn because it is a little bit softer, but it does tend to make the project a little bit smaller than something like Red Heart Super Saver does. Plus, Red Heart tends to become softer as it’s handled, so it’s not something that makes a difference for long.

Whatever white yarn you happen to have on hand would work great as well.

Note: I think this bunny would also look great in other colors, but I haven’t gotten a chance to test it yet. I’ll report back when I do!

I also used about a yard of pink embroidery floss (like this Coats and Clark embroidery floss) for the nose and inner ear portions.

I used two different crochet hooks: a 4.5 mm crochet hook for the main parts (legs/body/head, arms, ears, muzzle, tail) and a 2.0 mm crochet hook for the pink parts (nose, inner ear bits).

Other Notions

Some other things that you will need will be:

I used 6 mm safety eyes on mine, so this is NOT a safe toy for a baby- use one of the eyes mentioned in the post above for a baby safe version.

Measurements

When finished, Jimbo measures 6.75 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide and 2.75 inches back to front. Gauge is not super important for this amigurumi bunny, but my gauge measures 4.5 stitches and 4 rows in 1 inch.

Abbreviations

ch chain
dec decrease
inc increase
rd round
rep repeat
sc single crochet

Additional pattern notes:

[] denote a group of stitches that repeats as many times as directed

Pattern Instructions

Jimbo is worked in the spiral round. First you will work his two legs, but DO NOT fasten off the second leg! You will join the first leg and continue to work the body without fastening off (which means less sewing!). The body will then go to the head, also without seaming. This is your first major piece.

Legs/Body/Head

Using your worsted weight yarn, you will start with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral as follows, being sure to mark your first stitch of each new round with your stitch marker:

Rd 2: inc 6 (12)

Rds 3-6: sc 12 (12)

At this point, fasten off the first leg and weave in ends. Repeat Rds 1-6 for the second leg, but DO NOT fasten off the second leg.

Weave in starting end for both legs. The ending end of the first leg can either be woven in or crocheted over in the next round.

Continue as follows:

Rd 7: sc 6 on first leg, beginning in first stitch of the last round of the first leg, sc 12, sc 6 on second leg (24)

Rds 8-10: sc 24 (24)

Rd 11: [sc 2, dec], rep [] five more times (18)

Rds 12-13: sc 18 (18)

At this point, you will need to stuff your legs with fiber fill, being sure to stuff them firmly, but not over stuff to where the stitches are pulled too tightly and the fiber fill is spilling out.

Rd 14: [sc, dec], rep [] five more times (12)

Rd 15: sc 12 (12)

Now is the time to stuff the rest of the body with fiber fill

Rd 16: dec 6 (6)

Rd 17: sc 6 (6)

Rd 18: inc 6 (12)

Rd 19: [sc, inc], rep [] five more times (18)

Rd 20: [sc 2, inc], rep [] five more times (24)

Rd 21: [sc 3, inc], rep [] five more times (30)

Rds 22-23: sc 30 (30)

If you will be using safety eyes, add them in row 23 in stitches 15 and 18.

Rd 24: [sc 3, dec], rep [] five more times (24)

Rds 25-26: sc 24 (24)

Rd 27: [sc 2, dec], rep [] five more times (18)

Rd 28: [sc, dec], rep [] five more times (12)

Stuff the head with fiber fill, making sure to add some extra fiber fill and stuff it firmly into the neck space. I often use the end of my crochet hook, but a stuffing tool or the eraser end of a pencil would also work here.

Rd 29: dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail. Sew the tail through the front loop on all 6 scs and pull tight. Weave in the remaining end.

Arms

The next pieces to work are the arms. Be sure to make 2!

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral as follows, being sure to mark your first stitch of each new round with your stitch marker:

Rd 2: inc 6 (12)

Rd 3: sc 12 (12)

Rd 4: [sc 2, dec], rep [] twice more (9)

Rds 5-6: sc 9 (9)

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the body. Stuff each arm firmly with fiber fill.

Muzzle

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 7. Please note that this is different from how most other pieces start!!

Continue working in a spiral and work:

sc 2, (sc 3), sl st, (sc 3), sc 2 (11)

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the body.

Ears (make 2)

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral and work:

Rds 2-3: sc 6 (6)

Rd 4: inc 6 (12)

Rds 5-7: sc 12 (12)

Rd 8: dec 6 (6)

Fasten off, weave in beginning end and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto head.

Tail

Still using your worsted weight yarn, you will start again with a magic ring and chain 1, then single crochet 6.

Continue working in a spiral as follows, being sure to mark your first stitch of each new round with your stitch marker:

Rd 2: [sc, inc], rep [] two more times (9)

Rd 3: [sc, dec], rep [] two more times (6)

Fasten off and leave a 6-8 inch tail for sewing onto the body and weaving in the end. Weave in your starting end.

Nose

Using a pink embroidery thread, you will now make the nose to go onto the muzzle.

Start with a magic ring, and chain 3, then double crochet 3.

Fasten off and pull the magic ring as tight as possible, putting a knot in the thread to keep it tight. Leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the muzzle.

Inner Ears (make 2)

This item is worked in rows, not the round.

Using your pink embroidery thread again, chain 12.

Beginning in the 4th chain from the hook, double crochet 9.

Fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail to sew onto the ear.

Eyes

If you are using safety eyes, be sure you insert them where noted in the Legs/Body/Head section above. If you need another eye solution, check out my Crochet Eyes for Amigurumi post!

Assembly

Sew the arms onto the body from row 11 to row 14, straight on the side of the body.

Press the ears flat and sew them onto the head. I start in the second row from the end and work my way down the head, keeping the ears running to the sides.

Sew inner ears onto ears, with the turning chain portion towards the top of the ear and the ending side at the bottom.

Sew the muzzle onto the head, in the middle of the face from row 18 to row 22.

If applicable, sew eyes onto the head, from row 22 to row 24, centered around the muzzle with two stitches between the eyes when eyes are sewn on.

Sew the nose onto the muzzle with the bottom tip of the nose in the center of the magic ring of the muzzle.

Stuff the tail with a small amount of fiber fill and sew onto the body, centered on the back from row 8 to row 11.

Now Jimbo is ready to hop around! Luckily he doesn’t need to be fed, but your little one will love him just the same!

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