Saturday, 22 October 2016

AWW-SOMELY CUTE BUNNY RABBIT TOY

free crochet stuff toy pattern, amigurumi rabbit toy

AWW-SOMELY CUTE BUNNY RABBIT TOY

I started making a few teddy bears for a charity drive and that has started me on my toys / amigurumis and more fun.  I am not going to think about where these little dolls are head – but they are sure going to make one little kid happy and spread a few smiles.




However, this is not in English and I’ve tried to use this as a guideline and make one myself.  I do not take any credit for this pattern – as all I am doing is trying to transcribe the notes as I make my own project.. and here are my notes.

Materials used : Today I’ve used our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon acrylic yarn; with a 3 mm crochet hook ; embroidery needle ; poly fill non-allergic stuffing

Size : 5” (head to toe) x 3” (arm to arm)

Skill level : Easy - Intermediate.  

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Single crochet 2-together : Sc 2-tog :
Insert hk into st, yo and pull up a lp (2 lps on hk) ; insert hk into next sc, yo and pull up a lp (3 lps on hk); yo and draw through all 3 lps.  One sc 2-tog complete

How to single crochet join :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmYEsHlgQ30




Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                 sc : Single crochet
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                               st(s) : Stitch(es)     
sp : Space                                                        sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook                                                                     yo : Yarn Over 
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet                                        
sc 2-tog : Single crochet 2-together              
sc-blo : Single crochet back loop only.


This pattern is written using U.S terminology. 

Part 1 : Head :
For the head, we will start with the ‘body colour’ of your choice.  I guess the ‘regular choices’ will be white, off white and probably light pink?!  We will use this same colour for part of the body (the other part being the tee shirt), legs and arms.

Start : Round 1 : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Round 2 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 3 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sc)

Round 4 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (24 sc)

Round 5 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 3 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 3 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 6 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 7 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 4 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 4 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (36 sc)

Round 8 - 12 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (36 sc)

In the following round, we will decrease, using the sc 2-tog.  For quick refresher, check the “how to” on top of this blog.

Round 13 : Decrease row : sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 4 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 4 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 14 : Decrease row : sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 3 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 3 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (24 sc)

Round 15 : Decrease row : sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff and keep aside.


Part 2 : Body :
For the body, we will start with the ‘body colour’ and then change to a contrast colour for the tee-shirt.
Start using body colour : Round 1 : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Round 2 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 3 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sc)

Round 4 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (24 sc)

Round 5 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 3 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 3 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 6 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 7 : Using contrast tee-shirt colour : Fasten off body colour
sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 8 : Using contrast tee-shirt colour : Work in back loops only
sc-blo in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (30 sc)

Round 9 : Decrease row : Using contrast tee-shirt colour :
sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 3 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 3 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (24 sc)

Round 10 : Using contrast tee-shirt colour :
sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (24 sc)

Round 11 : Decrease row : Using contrast tee-shirt colour :
sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sc)

Round 12 : Using contrast tee-shirt colour :
sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (18 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff and keep aside.

Part 3 : Ears : (Make two)
For the ears, we will start with the ‘body colour’.

Round 1 : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Round 2 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (9 sc)

Round 3 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (9 sc)

Round 4 : Increase row : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(2 sc in the next sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) till end. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 5 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 6 : Decrease row : sc 2-tog over the 1st 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc ;
(sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc ; sc in the next 2 sc) ; rep (to) all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (9 sc)

Round 7 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (9 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff and keep aside.  Repeat instructions for the second ear too.


Part 4 : Arms : (Make two)
For the arms, we will start with the ‘body colour’.

Round 1 : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Round 2 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Rounds 3 - 6 : Using contrast tee-shirt colour : (Fasten off body colour)
sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff and keep aside.  Repeat instructions for the arm too.

Part 5 : Legs : (Make two)
For the legs, we will start with the ‘body colour’.

Round 1 : with a magic circle and 7 sc in that circle. 
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (7 sc)

Round 2 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (7 sc)

Rounds 3 - 4 : sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (7 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff and keep aside.  
Repeat instructions for the arm too.



Part 6 : Finishing :
You have all your pieces ready : One head, one body, two pairs of arms and two pairs of legs. 
1.       Stuff all pieces
2.     Head : Run a line of running stitch through the top .  A running stitch is basically running your yarn from front to back of the 1st sc ; then coming back to the front in the next sc and going through the whole round this way.  Do not back track – so that when you’re done, one swift pull and you bring the top of the work together.
3.     Head : Lightly tighten the opening to the head, ensuring that you stuff as needed to get the shape.  Run a few more lines of running stitch or go back and forth to ensure the opening is secured. Fasten off yarn.
4.     Ears : Place the ears evenly off the centre of the head.  Secure the ears with pins and then neatly sew them on.  Fasten off yarns.
5.     Body :  Run a row of running stitch through the top but do not close completely.
6.     Attach head and body : Place the head over the opening of the body and pass pins all around the sides to secure the two pieces together.  Join the head and the body.
7.     Legs : Place the legs slightly off centre from the lower part of the body.  Pin them up first and then stitch around.  I did not close the top opening, but ran my stitches all around the top so that I got a flattish top attachment.
8.     Arms : Place arms on either side of the top part of the body.  Pin them up first and then stitch around.  I did not close the top opening, but ran my stitches all around the top so that I got a flattish top attachment.
9.     Eyes & Nose : I made a small cross stitch for the nose dead centre of the face.  I then added my eyes on either side of the nose.
10.  Tiny tail : I am not sure if there is a tail, but I wanted one, so I did a small French knot stitch around the centre back of the body for a tiny little tail. How to do the French Knot embroidery stitch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_s1Ao6Ct8

And this completes our awwsomely cute little bunny rabbit.  Go ahead and make a few more – change the tee shirt color.. maybe experiment with different body colours and have fun.  Remember that these make super gifts for charities and donations.  I am sure there are some kids in your neighbourhood that would love this little toy.  Smile, and make someone else’s day too.

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