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Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along – Part Two

Buttons the Bunny sitting next to a skein of Bernat Premium yarn which is used in this free bunny crochet along pattern.
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Please note that this is Part Two of the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along. This is a free crochet along pattern. For Part Three we will be crocheting Buttons’ Legs, Tail and Sweater.

  • Part One which gives instructions to make the Ears, Head and Embroiding the Face can be found HERE.
  • Part Three which gives instructions to make the Legs, Tail and Sweater can be found HERE.
  • The next Live Wednesdays will be at 7PM EST on January 22nd and 29th in The Loopy Lamb Crochet Community Facebook Group.

***Join the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along Here! Add this design to your Ravelry queue HERE!

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You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern with all three parts together in one convenient file HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Giveaway

Clover USA has generously sponsored a giveaway for participants of the crochet along. A Clover Squad box of Clover goodies is up for grabs. Don’t forget to share your pictures of the crochet along using #theloopylambcal on both Facebook or Instagram and tag myself (@theloopylamb) and Clover USA (@cloverusa on IG and @cloverneedlecraft on FB). I can’t wait to see all your bunnies! To see the contest rules, check out the original post HERE.

Clover Squad Box available to win by Participants of the Bunny Crochet Along

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

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Finished size:

  • Approximately 12 inches tall from tips of ears to bottoms of legs

Gauge:

  • Bunny: 9.5 sts across x 9 rows = 2” square
  • Sweater: 7 sts across x 5.5 rows = 2” square rows = 2” square

NOTES:

  • All parts of the bunny are worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.
  • The CH 2 at the beginning of every row in the sweater and in the CH spaces do not count as a stitches.
  • The sweater is worked in a raglan, top-down method.  The piece is worked flat to create the neckline, armholes are created and then the body of the sweater.  Yarn is rejoined at the armholes to create the sleeves.

Pattern:

Body

Row 1: Using Café au Lait and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Row 4: SC1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
Row 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
Row 8: SC3, SCINC (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
Rows 9 – 18: SC around (48)
Row 19: SC3, SCDEC (SC 6, SCDEC) x 5, SC 3(42)
Row 20: SC around (42) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.
Row 21: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
Row 22: SC around (36)
Row 23: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
Row 24: SC around (30)
Row 25: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
Row 26: SC around (24)
Row 27: SC1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
Row 28: SC around (18)

FO leaving a long tail to sew the body onto the head.  Sew body onto head.  Add stuffing to the body as you sew the head on and stuff firmly to help support the head.  Not enough stuffing may cause the head to droop.

Brown Bunny made with this Free Bunny Crochet Pattern

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Arms (make 2)

Row 1: Using Café au Lait and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)
Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Row 3: (SC 2, SCINC) x 4 (16)
Rows 4 – 18: SC around (16) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.
Row 19: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 4 (12)
FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the arm hole closed and sew onto either side of the body.  Mine are placed approximately 4 rows down from the top of the body.

Close up of Crochet Bunny Arm

If you would like to join the Buttons the Bunny Crochet Along, please join our Facebook group HERE!  You can post your yarn and yarn color selections, work-in-progress photos, and let us all know how your bunnies are coming along. I’m loving the pictures I’ve seen of your bunnies so far. Please keep sharing them using #theloopylambcal so I can continue to see your beautiful work and ensure you’re photos are counted as entries in the giveaway.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  Utilizing or purchasing this pattern does not grant permission for mass production.

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