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Stuffed Bunny Pattern {With Crochet Overalls}

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Make your little one a bunny toy they will cherish with this free stuffed bunny pattern.

If you are learning how to knit, baby knitting patterns are great to start with before you move on to more complicated patterns that include cables and other advanced techniques.

You can grab this pattern in my shop here.

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An Easy Level Stuffed Bunny Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knit, and purl stitches.

You will also have to shape, through simple increases and decreases.

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If you want to make the crochet overalls the vintage style bunny is wearing you will also need some crochet knowledge.

*Please scroll down to view the free bunny pattern*

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The Yarn I Used To Knit The Bunny

I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran (50g/85m/93yds) for the bunny in the colors silver grey, nature, and patina for the overalls.

It does on occasion split when you knit, like most cotton but you can fix it and make it look neat with a little patience.

This is a medium-weight yarn 04.

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

This little bunny pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Baby bunny toy pattern

More Baby Knitting Patterns

You may also be interested in these baby knits which are also made from 100% cotton:

Knit bunny toy pattern

Stuffed Bunny Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.

You may also like this bunny lovey pattern and this Easter Bunny which is a similar pattern.

Notes

The bunny rabbit is knit in separate pieces and then stuffed and assembled when finished.

Each piece is knitted and then seamed – requiring you to knit and purl with a lot of shaping required through increasing and decreasing.

I find it easier to stitch each part when I am finished leaving a gap for the stuffing, then when I have all of the parts I sit and stuff them.

Copyright Notes

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Height = 11.5′′ (from top of ears to bottom of legs)
  • Width = 4′′ (body not inc arms)

Gauge – 18 sts and 24 rows in 4×4 inches / 10x10cm

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The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x skein of Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds in Silver Grey (22).
  • 1 x skein of Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds in Nature (60).
  • 1 x skein of Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds in Patina (43) – for the overalls.
  • A small amount of black yarn for the eyes and mouth.
  • A small amount of pink yarn for the nose.
  • Any medium weight yarn 04.
  • Yarn weight guide

Needles + Hook

Notions

Other Materials

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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Inc = Increase (KFB)
  • KFB = Knit into the front and back of the stitch.
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
  • M1 = Make one st
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • SKPO = slip one st over
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Crochet Abbreviations >

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Pattern

Yarn A – Silver Grey (22) / Yarn B – Nature (60).

Legs – Make 2 >

  • With Yarn A – Cast on 12 sts.
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, M1, – rep to the end of row. (23 sts)
  • P row.
  • K1, M1, cont to knit row. (24 sts)
  • P1, M1, cont to P row. (25 sts)
  • K1, M1, cont to knit row. (26 sts)
  • P1, M1, cont to P row. (27 sts)
  • K1, M1, cont to knit row. (28 sts)
  • P1, M1, cont to P row. (29 sts)
  • *K7, M1* rep from * to * to end of row, K1. (33 sts)
  • P row.
  • K row.
  • P row.
  • K13, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K13. (31sts)
  • Purl row.
  • K12, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K12. (29 sts)
  • Purl row.
  • K7, cast off the rem sts until you have 7 sts left to knit on the left needle, K those 7 sts. (You should have 14 sts left with a gap in between).
  • P row.
  • Inc 1 st at each end of the row. (K the row) (16sts)
  • Cont in st, st for 13 rows (Starting with a P row and ending with a P row).
  • K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1, K2tog. (12 sts)
  • Purl row.
  • K2tog, K1, rep to the end of row. (8 sts)
  • P2tog – rep to the end of row.
  • Cut a length of yarn around 8′′ and thread through the rem sts, stitch the leg seam and leave an opening at the bottom of the foot for stuffing.
  • Stuff the leg with polyfill stuffing and stitch closed.
  • Weave in any loose ends.
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Arms – Make 2 Pieces >

  • With Yarn A – Cast on 6 sts.
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, M1 – rep to the end of row. (11 sts)
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, M1, K4, M1, K1, M1, K4, M1, K1. (15 sts)
  • Work 7 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)
  • K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1. (11 sts)
  • Work 3 rows, inc 1 st at each end of next row. (13 sts) (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row).
  • Work 10 rows in st st – ending on a P row.
  • K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1. (9 sts)
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog – rep to end of row. (6 sts)
  • Cut a length of yarn around 8′′ and thread through the rem sts, stitch the arm seam and leave an opening at the top of the arm for stuffing.
  • Stuff the arm with polyfill stuffing and stitch closed.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

Body – Make 1 >

  • With Yarn A – Cast on 15 sts.
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, M1 – rep to the end of the row. (29 sts)
  • Beg with a P row, work 5 rows in st st.
  • *K7, M1* – rep from * to * to the end of the row, K1. (33 sts)
  • Work 3 rows in st st.
  • K15, M1, K1, M1, K15. (35 sts)
  • Work 5 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row).
  • K14, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K14. (33 sts)
  • Work 3 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row).
  • K13, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K13. (31 sts)
  • Work 3 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row).
  • K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row, K2. (21 sts)
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row, K2. (14 sts)
  • Purl 1 row.
  • Cut a length of yarn around 8′′ and thread through the rem sts, stitch the body seam and leave an opening at the top of the body for stuffing.
  • Stuff the body with polyfill stuffing and stitch closed.
  • Weave in any loose ends.
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Head – Make 1 >

  • With Yarn A – Cast on 7 sts.
  • Purl 1 row.
  • K1, M1 – rep to the end of the row. (13 sts)
  • Rep the last two rows once more. (25 sts)
  • Work 3 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)
  • *K1, M1, K3* Rep from * to * till the end of the row. (31 sts)
  • Work 13 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)
  • Change to Yarn B.
  • K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row. (21 sts)
  • Work 5 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)
  • K1, K2tog, rep to the end of the row. (14 sts)
  • Purl 1 row.

You need to seam from both ends and leave a small gap in the middle to stuff the head. 

The nose is the pointy end and the back of the head is the more rounded curved end.  

I would seam the nose first, then add the facial features – eyes/mouth, etc. 

Then seam the from the back, leaving a hole in the middle to stuff.  

Once stuffed – seam that hole closed. 

Once the head is stitched onto the body, you won’t be able to see that hole seaming on the head at all. 

Weave in any loose ends.

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Ears – Make 2 >

  • With Yarn A – Cast on 14 sts.
  • Knit 30 rows in garter stitch.
  • Change to Yarn B.
  • Skpo, K to last 2 sts – K2tog.
  • Knit to the end of the row.
  • Repeat last two rows until 2 sts rem, K2tog and fasten off.
  • Fold the ear and stitch to the head, catching the sts from the head to secure.
  • Do the same on the other side of the head.
  • Weave in any loose ends.

Making Up >

  • To make up – Stitch the legs to the lower half of the body and the arms to the upper half.
  • Thread the darning needle and push through one leg, then through again and into the body, then through the other leg and back through.
  • Keep going until the legs are securely fastened.
  • Do the same for the arms.
  • Stitch the head into place – thread the needle through the body/neck first, then stitch through the head, keep doing this until the head is secure.
  • The ears should be folded in half and then stitched on to either side of the head.
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Making The Crochet Overalls Make 2 pieces >

Notes

When you make the crochet overalls – just measure the waist of your toy before making the overalls tailored to fit the bunny toy.

Each toy may be a little different in the waist than others, depending on how much you stuff it, so it’s good to make all the clothes to fit the toy you are making.

  • With a 4mm (US G6) crochet hook and Rico cotton Aran Patina (43) make a slipknot and chain 20.
  • Single crochet into every row until the piece measures 2′′.
  • Continue to sc into half of the sts (10) to create the first pant leg.
  • Continue working on these sts until the pant leg measures 1.5′′.
  • Cut yarn and knot.
  • Pick up and sc into every st for the other pant leg until it measures 1.5′′.
  • Cut yarn and knot.
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The Bib >

  • Select one pant side piece and at the top of the piece, pick up and sc 10 sts in the middle.
  • This is for the bib part of the overalls.
  • Sc into every st until the bib piece measures 1′′.

Straps – Make 2 >

  • Chain 28 and sc into every stitch.

Making Up >

  • Stitch up the side seams and the inner leg seams of the shorts/overalls.
  • Attach the straps with an X at each point, so you see the X stitch on the outside.
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