Sleepy Bunny Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern

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Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Are you ready for the cutest amigurumi lovey? This kind of crochet toy is also known as security blanket or snuggle blanket, because it’s perfect for little babies. It’s the combination of amigurumi toy with a little blanket, which makes it so cute and cuddly. This time I approached it a little bit differently – instead of sewing the head in the center, I added it at the top of it, and crocheted four paws for all four corners.

See classic way of making snuggle blanket – our free pattern for Puppy Baby Lovey!

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This lovey is double-sided, thanks to two identical blankets joined together at the edges. It creates additional weight to it and allows you to use two different colors at the front and at the back. It’s made with very soft organic cotton, which is delicate enough for babies and works perfectly in this project. Consider it an idea for a baby shower gift!

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Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

Sleepy Bunny Lovey consists of a blankie, which is roughly 19 cm x 19 cm (7,5″ x 7,5″), and with the head it’s 25 cm (almost 10″). It’s made with two identical blankets, which are joined together, 4 paws that are attached to it with the border, simple head in the shape of a ball and two elongated ears. Ears are sewn onto the head, and the head is attached to the blanket. Bunny also has a little collar, which is worked in rows and added as the very last detail. 

Remember that the size of the toy depends on your choice of yarn and crochet hook. The size can vary tremendously, depending on the thickness of materials and tools. The same amount of stitches can produce a much bigger or smaller effect, so keep it in mind when choosing yarn. The thicker the yarn, the bigger the hook, and the bigger the toy. The same goes another way 🙂

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

PATTERN NOTES:

LEVEL – upper beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: Stenli Baby Cotton Candy (100% organic cotton) – 1 skein of beige and 1 skein of white
  • crochet hook 2,5 mm
  • wool needle for sewing parts of the toy together
  • regular needle for embroidery
  • stitch marker
  • scissors
  • toy filling

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

before you start

  • the head and paws of the bunny are made with single crochet stitches only.
  • if not stated otherwise, we work in spiral rounds (do not close with slip stitch, just go to the next round).
  • numbers in the brackets indicate the overall number of single crochets in each row.

Let’s begin!

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

bunny head

  • Made with single crochet stitches, spirally, with white yarn.

START: magic ring

ROUND 1: 8 sc in the loop, close with a sl st (8)

ROUND 2: 2 sc in each stitch (16)

ROUND 3: *1 inc, 1 sc* x8 (24)

ROUND 4: *1 inc, 2 sc* x8 (32)

ROUND 5: *1 inc, 3 sc* x8 (40)

ROUNDS 6-9: 1 sc in each st (40)

ROUND 10: *8 sc, 1 dec* x4 (36)

ROUND 11: 1 sc in each st (36)

ROUND 12: *6 sc, 1 dec* x4 (32)

ROUND 13: *5 sc, 1 dec* x4 (28)

ROUND 14: 1 sc in each st (28)

  • fill the head with filler.

ROUND 15 and further: *3 sc, 1 dec* – continue spirally until you close the head.

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

Bunny paws

  • make 4 identical elements, work spirally in single crochets, use beige yarn.

START: magic ring

ROUND 1: 8 sc inside magic loop

ROUND 2: 1 sc in each st (16)

ROUND 3: *1 inc, 1 sc* x8 (24)

ROUNDS 4-7: 1 sc in each st (24)

ROUND 8: 2 dec, 20 sc (22)

ROUND 9: 1 sc in each st (22)

ROUND 10: 2 dec, 18 sc (20)

ROUND 11: 2 dec, 16 sc (18)

ROUND 12: 2 dec, 14 sc (16)

  • add a little bit of filling, fold the paw so you can see decrease in the center of the work

ROUND 13: we make 8 sc through front and back stitches of the edge symmetrically to close the paw. 

 

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

Bunny Ears

  • Make 2 identical elements, with single crochets and working spirally, use white yarn.

START: magic ring

ROUND 1: 6 sc inside the ring

ROUND 2: 2 sc in each st (12)

ROUND 3: *5 sc, 1 inc* x2  (14)

ROUND 4: *6 sc, 1 inc* x2 (16)

ROUND 5: 1 sc in each st (16)

ROUND 6: *7 sc, 1 inc* x2 (18)

ROUNDS 7-11: 1 sc in each st (18)

ROUNDS 12-15: 1 dec, 1 sc in each of the rest stitches of the round (17),(16),(15),(14)

ROUNDS 16-18: 1 sc in each st (14)

ROUND 19: 1 dec, 12 sc (13)

ROUND 20: 1 sc in each st (13)

ROUND 21: 1 dec, 10 sc (11)

ROUNDS 22-23: 1 sc in each st (11)

FASTEN OFF.

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

blanket

  • make 2 identical elements from two different colors of yarn
  • 1 inc dc = increase with double crochet 
  • 1 inc hdc = increase with half double crochet 
  • 3 ch or 2 ch in the beginning of the row is counted as 1 dc or 1 hdc.

START: magic ring

ROUND 1: 3 ch, 13 dc inside the magic ring, close with sl st (14) 

  • in the rounds 2-6: last 1 double crochet is worked through the stitch at the base of the chain, making them look together like 1 increase dc.

ROUND 2:  3 ch, 2 dc in each st until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (28)

ROUND 3:  3 ch, *1 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (42)

ROUND 4: 3 ch,*2 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (56)

ROUND 5: 3 ch, *3 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (72)

ROUND 6: 3 ch,* 4 dc, 1 inc dc* until the end of the round, 1 dc, close with sl st (84)

ROUND 7: 2 ch, 10 hdc, *1 inc hdc, 1 ch, 1 inc hdc, 20 hdc* x3, 1 inc hdc, 1 ch, 1 inc hdc, 10 hdc, close with sl st 

ROUND 8: 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st until you reach the corner (chain space between 2 increases from the previous round), CORNER: *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc – all of them in the same chain space, 1 hdc in each next st* x4, close with sl st

ROUNDS 9-11: continue as in ROUND 8

FASTEN OFF.

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

JOINING TWO PIECES OF THE BLANKET

  • put one piece on the other, wrong sides inside – just how you want them to be after joining. You can pin them together to be sure that you won’t miss any stitches. Work single crochets all around, pulling the yarn through both pieces at the same time, and adding 1 increase at the edges, close with a slip stitch.
  • work next round in single crochets, this time adding paws and attaching them in the same manner – by working stitches through them and blanket at the same time. Be sure to attach them symmetrically at the edges!

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

COLLAR

  • worked in rows, in white yarn.

START: 16 ch

ROW 1: turn around, 16 sc (16)

ROW 2: turn around, *1 inc dc* x16 (32)

ROW 3: change yarn color, crab stitch all around the piece, fasten off.

Secure the stitch and cut the yarn. Now add beige yarn and finish the edge using crab stitch. You can learn how to make it here -> CRAB STITCH.

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

finishing the toy

Sew ears to the finished head, with the use of wool needle. To hide the loose threads, simply “sew” them through the toy, and let the end of the yarn stay inside. Put on the collar and close it at the back. You can attach it to the toy so it stays flat and nice. Collar is a simple but effective way to hide the place of joining the parts, but hey, it also looks very cute! The last step is to add simple embroidery on the head. Try not to use plastic safety eyes, especially if you want to give this toy to a small baby, because they can be pulled off or chewed off. 

Sleepy Bunny Lovey - Free Crochet Pattern

you are done!

Congratulations! You’ve made it. I hope you enjoyed working on it and now you have a beautiful baby blankie.

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