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This cute-as-a-button Ragdoll Inspired Love Bunny Crochet Pattern features a ragdoll style bunny amigurumi with a small, huggable body. Alone, it would make a great crochet Easter bunny! Since I created this pattern specifically for Valentine’s Day, I decided to add a heart-shaped felt applique to my bunny.
Love is in the air!
I fell in love with ragdoll style crochet last year when it started showing up in my feed on Pinterest. It was love at first sight. <3 The lightly stuffed toys with simple features appealed greatly to my inner child. I mean, what kid wouldn’t love a small stuffed toy they can take everywhere with them?
Stuffed animals were my absolute favorite toy as a kid. I’m talking “pet nets” full to the brim in every corner of my room. (Anyone else have these?) And out of all of the toys I had as a child, I chose to haul around a small stuffed platypus everywhere with me.
(*GASP! Idea alert! I should totally make a platypus! How unbelievably cute would that be?!*)
The portable size of that little platypus is what made me love it so much. Since kids love to take toys with them wherever they go, why not make them their very own little unique crochet stuffed animal?
This super sweet ragdoll bunny with its little heart patch is easily customized and makes the perfect little Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one. The pattern below shows an aran colored bunny with a pink heart applique since it was created for Valentine’s Day. Feel free to change the colors of the bunny or applique to the recipient’s favorite color, or change the applique to a different design if you’re feeling extra creative! You may even to choose to omit the applique altogether for a simpler design. I personally think it would be great as an Easter bunny, or as a cute little addition to your favorite bookshelf. Give it as a gift to your significant other, a child, a parent, or even as a teacher appreciation gift. The possibilities are endless!
If you’ve been inspired by this ragdoll style crochet pattern, I would highly suggest you visit www.spinayarncrochet.com.
Jillian Hewitt, the creator of Spin a Yarn Crochet, is an amazingly talented designer who offers a ton of cute, free crochet patterns. Many of her patterns feature super cute amigurumi and ragdoll style crochet. Her Ragdoll Unicorn Free Crochet Pattern is absolutely stunning and was one of the first ragdolls to inspire me. One look at the rainbow-colored mane and itty-bitty little legs and I was hooked! While I always create my patterns from my own head, by doing my own math, I still feel like I need to give Jillian a special thank you for inspiring this charming style of crochet. Head over to www.spinayarncrochet.com when you’re finished with the Ragdoll Inspired Love Bunny and give one of her patterns a go! You won’t be disappointed!
*Note that Jillian also offers inexpensive ad-free printable crochet pattern PDF’s if you would prefer to work from a printed pattern. 😉 You can find her Etsy store by clicking HERE.
Ragdoll Inspired Love Bunny Crochet Pattern
Easy to Intermediate
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Aran)
Size 4.0mm (G-6) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain desired gauge/tension)
Safety eyes (or you can embroider your own with a small amount of thread or yarn – which is great for babies!)
Small amount of black thread or yarn for embroidering the nose/mouth
Small amount of fiberfill for lightly stuffing arms, legs, and body
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends (* I have this embroidery needle set & typically use the #5 needle for weaving ends)
19 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 21 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in sc using a size 4.0mm (G-6) crochet hook and worsted weight yarn
Size of Completed Project:
Approximately 17″ x 11″ with arms, legs, and ears outstretched
Rectangular body measures 7.5″ x 5″
Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Beg – beginning
Ch – chain
Rep or * – repeat
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St(s) – stitch(es)
- Terminology in U.S. terms
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch
Love Bunny Crochet Pattern:
Body Panels (Make 2)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (20)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in first st and in each st across. (20)
Row 3 – 35. Rep row #2 for rows 3-35. (20)
*Customization note: Be sure to end on a row facing the right side of your work if you have customized your bunny to a different number of rows.
Fasten off. Repeat for second body panel.
If desired, go ahead and insert the safety eyes approximately 8-9 rows down from the top of one panel, approximately 5 stitches toward the center. Make sure your eyes are on the right side of your work. It doesn’t matter which body panel you choose to place the eyes in, as they are identical.
Arms (Make 4)
*Note: You will be making four separate arm panels because you will be sewing two together to form each arm.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (14)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. (14)
Row 3. Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. (14)
Place 2 arm panels together. Insert hook into a corner stitch through both layers and attach with a sl st. Ch 1 and place 3 sc into the same st. Sc in each st down the length of the arm, then place 3 sc into the corner st. Continue in this fashion around arm panels, stopping when you reach approximately 2 inches before beginning st. Lightly stuff arm with fiberfill. Complete final sc sts and sl st into the 1st sc st. Fasten off & weave in ends.
Repeat above process with remaining 2 arm panels.
Legs (Make 4)
*Note: You will be making four separate leg panels because you will be sewing two together to form each leg.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (20)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. (20)
Row 3: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. (20)
Place 2 leg panels together. Insert hook into a corner stitch through both layers and attach with a sl st. Ch 1 and place 3 sc into the same st. Sc in each st down the length of the leg, then place 3 sc into the corner st. Continue in this fashion around leg panels, stopping when you reach approximately 2 inches before beginning st. Lightly stuff leg with fiberfill. Complete final sc sts, lightly stuffing leg as you reach the end. Sl st into the 1st sc st. Fasten off & weave in ends.
Repeat above process with remaining 2 leg panels.
Ears (Make 4)
*Note: You will be making four separate ear panels because you will be sewing two together to form each ear.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (16)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the first st and in each st across. (16)
*When you get to the end of Row 2 (stitch #16), ch 1 and continue around the opposite side of beginning chain. So, in other words, do not turn your work as you normally would. Instead, continue to sc into the stitches on the bottom of the beginning chain. Row 2 now has a total of (16 sc, ch 1, 16 sc) all the way around. Fasten off.
Place 2 ear panels together. Insert hook into the bottom corner st on the right side through both layers and attach with a sl st. Ch 1 and place 3 sc into the same st. Sc in each st around, making sure you place 3 sc in the bottom left side of the ear. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. Fasten off & weave in ends.
*Note: I chose to leave the ears unstuffed.
Repeat above process with remaining 2 ear panels.
Attach Eyes & Embroider Nose/Mouth
If you haven’t already attached safety eyes to your bunny, do so now. Insert eyes approximately 8-9 rows down from the top of one panel, approximately 5 stitches toward the center. (Alternatively, you can embroider the eyes.) Next, using a small amount of black thread or yarn, embroider the nose and mouth in the center of the face. I like to place the nose right in the middle of the face somewhere along the same line as the eyes or in the row just below. Once I’ve got my nose stitched on, I use the same yarn to create the mouth. Refer to the images in this post for face placement or feel free to customize your bunny’s face however you would like. 🙂
Next, you will be attaching the limbs to the body panels.
Attach Arms, Legs & Ears
Keeping your bunny face up, place the arms in between the 2 body panels. Line up the top of the shoulder with a stitch that falls approximately 20-22 rows down from the top of the body panel. Using your tapestry needle and matching yarn color, whipstitch each arm in place. Secure yarn tail, trim, and tuck tail inside the body.
Repeat the above process for attaching the legs. I chose to center my legs under the body of the bunny, leaving about a 4 stitch gap in between the legs.
Almost there, guys!
Attach the ears in the same fashion as the limbs. I chose to line up the outer edge of the ears with the outer edges of the body, leaving about a 10 stitch gap in between the ears at the top of the head.
Once arms, legs, and ears are whipstitched into place, it’s time to crochet the body panels together completely.
Attach matching yarn color in the top right corner of the head with a sl st. (I chose to start my border in the stitch below where the right ear meets the head.)
Ch 1. Sl st into each stitch around the entire bunny. When you get to the sides of the body where stitches are a little more difficult to see, sl st evenly into the ends of the rows.
Continue to sl st around entire piece, lightly stuffing the bunny with fiberfill as you go. I would recommend topping off fiberfill once you reach the last 3-4″ of open fabric. Make sure your bunny has the desired amount of stuffing before closing, then join with a sl st to the first st at the beginning.
The final step that I took was to make the heart applique and attach it to the belly of the bunny. 🙂 This is totally optional! If you would like to add the heart, keep on scrollin’.
To make the applique, I simply cut a heart shape out of a small piece of pink felt that I had in my stash. Next, using white thread and a needle, I backstitched from the bottom point of the heart all the way around to give the edges stability. Consequently, the stitches gave the heart that patch-look I was going for AND the back of the stitches also made attaching it to the bunny a breeze! I secured my thread and hid the tail once I reached the beginning stitch at the bottom of the heart.
Continuing with a long piece of white thread and a needle, I used the invisible seam method to stitch the heart to the belly of the bunny. (Click HERE to see an example.) When sewing the two pieces together, I stitched under the back of the white thread stitches on the heart and under the top of the front layer stitches on the bunny. Once I stitched all the way around the heart, I secured the end of my thread and hid the thread inside of the bunny.
The last thing that I did was use a little bit of black thread to embellish the heart with a few contrasting stitches. See photos for reference.
You’re all done! 😀