My Toto Bunny Crochet Pattern

Of all the crafts and hobbies that I've ever taken on, crochet has definitely been one that stuck with me the longest. I was first exposed to the art of amigurumi through a gift that Hanson and I received for our wedding. It was a pair of crocheted bunnies in wedding attire! I thought they were the most adorable things and instantly became a fan of the craft.

I wanted to learn how to crochet. Luckily, my mom knew how. However, at the time I asked her, she had not picked up a crochet hook in years, possibly even decades. I remember her telling me the last time she crocheted anything was when she made over a hundred of these mini baskets for her wedding as wedding favours (which was 30+ years ago).

I was born in the year of the rabbit, so I have a natural fondness for bunnies. I began searching for a bunny crochet pattern and finally came across the Spring Bunny pattern designed by All About Ami.

While I love making amigurumis, my biggest annoyance was sewing the parts together. I enjoyed the repetitive movements of crocheting much more as I found it very therapeutic. It wasn't until I read more and more crochet blogs that I discovered that I was not alone and that many crochet artists disliked the sewing step of amigurumis.

After finishing my own Spring Bunny using All About Ami's spring bunny pattern, I decided to make some modifications. I want to reduce as much work as possible when it comes to sewing the pieces together. So I created a pattern where the head and body as one piece. In addition to that, I also adjusted the size of the head as well as the ears.

Classic Amigurumi Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

Classic Amigurumi Bunny Free Crochet Pattern
Classic Amigurumi Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

Classic Amigurumi Bunny Free Crochet Pattern

The reason why I chose to call it "My Toto Bunny" is because of BB. BB loves her bunny lovey. It's super filthy now because she brings it with her everywhere. We speak Cantonese to BB about 90% of the time, and in Cantonese, we call bunnies, "toto". We often ask her, "where's your toto?" Soon this has become one of the more frequently used words at home.

If you are interested in making your own Toto Bunny, keep reading!

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn in the colour of your choice for your bunny
  • Size G Crochet Hook (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Safety Eyes (I used 4.0 mm)
  • Poly-fil or any polyester stuffing of your choice
  • Scissors

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • sc - single crochet
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches 
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together

Pattern

  • Head and Body

Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, sc inc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [4 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [5 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (42 sts)
Round 8-14: sc in each st around (42 sts)
Round 15: [5 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 16: [4 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (30 sts)
Round 17: [3 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 18: [2 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 19: [sc, sc dec] x 6 times (12 sts)
** The body starts after this.
** Remember to stuff and add your safety eyes before moving on.
Round 20: [5 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (14 sts)
Round 21: [sc, sc inc] x 7 times (21 sts)
Round 22: [2 sc, sc inc] x 7 times (28 sts)
Round 23-28: sc in each st around (28 sts)
Round 29: [2 sc, sc dec] x 7 times (21 sts)
Round 30: [sc, sc dec] x 7 times (14 sts)
Round 31: sc dec in each st around (7 sts)
** Fasten off, close up the bottom and weave in the ends

  • Ears (x 2)

Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 5 sc (5 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st around (10 sts)
Round 3: [sc, sc inc] x 5 times (15 sts)
Round 4-5: sc in each st around (15 sts)
Round 6: [3 sc, sc dec] x 3 times (12 sts)
Round 7: sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 8: [2 sc, sc dec] x 3 times (9 sts)
Round 9: sc in each st around (9 sts)
Round 10: [sc, sc dec] x 3 times (6 sts)
** Fasten off and leave a tail to sew onto the head

  • Arms, Legs and Tail

For the instructions on how to make the arms, legs and tail, I will refer you to All About Ami's Spring Bunny crochet pattern available for free on her blog (here).

Did you make your own Toto Amigurumi Bunny? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Classic Amigurumi Bunny Free Crochet Pattern





This is an inspired pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Permission obtained from Stephanie 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. 

You may sell products made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog www.OnceUponaCheerio.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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