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 Hailey. Hailey loves her bunny lovey. It's super filthy now because she brings it with her everywhere. We speak Cantonese to Hailey 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


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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

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

Ears (make 2)

Row 1: Magic Ring with a base of 5 stitches (5 sts)
Row 2: sc inc in each st, repeat 5 times (10 sts)
Row 3: (sc inc, sc in the next st), repeat 5 times (15 sts)
Row 4-5: sc in each st around (15 sts)
Row 6: (sc dec, sc in the next 3 sts), repeat 3 times (12 sts)
Row 7: sc in each st around (12 sts)
Row 8: (sc dec, sc in the next 2 sts), repeat 3 times (9 sts)
Row 9: sc in each st around (9 sts)
Row 10: (sc dec, sc in the next st), repeat 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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