Meet Bernadette: An Adorable Crochet Bunny To Love

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Prepare yourself for cuteness because this adorable crochet bunny is hopping right into your life!Gray Crochet Bunny with pink flower necklace

Meet Bernadette, she’s a sweet little crochet bunny friend, the latest in our Tamingo series. Adorable from her cute little bunny ears and tiny bunny tail (no pom pom maker required) to her sweet bunny toes, she’s about to steal your heart.

What’s a Tamingo you might ask?  Good question!  The word “Tamingo” is a made up word.  It was my son’s mispronunciation of the word “Flamingo” when he was a young boy.  But it’s too darn cute NOT to be in our everyday vocabulary, I say!  A Tamingo is a small crocheted friend.  The cute crochet dolls in this amigurumi pattern series are a mere 6.5″ tall.  And any removable clothing is mix-and-match so if you’re loving Rachel’s cute dress, it will fit Bernadette too!

These darling little amigurumi are perfect for clutching in a little one’s hand.  But who says bunny crochet patterns are only meant for cuddling? Sure you could make this crochet bunny pattern as an Easter Bunny or a baby bunny for an Easter basket. But it’s perfectly acceptable (and enjoyable) to make a cute bunny for your workspace! Spread the crochet joy, I say!

I adore these little dolls because they are so small, yet made out of worsted weight yarn.  The crochet pattern works up so quickly and they are just so fun to make!  Look forward to even more in the Tamingo amigurumi pattern series!  Squee!  Love them so, so much!

If you’re looking to learn how to make the best amigurumi, be sure to check out my Amigurumi: A Beginner’s Guide.  It’s a massive 165 page ebook of detailed tutorials, tips and tricks (plus exclusive patterns).  You can read about that right here.

MORE BUNNY PATTERNS

If you love the Bernadette, the Crochet Bunny pattern, you might also like to check out these other spring patterns:

Three crochet bunnies

1. Easter Egg Bunny //   2. Bunny Lovey //   3. Bunny Applique Pattern/Wall Hanging

Let’s get started on crocheting Bernadette, our darling crochet bunny

Gray Crochet Bunny with pink flower necklace

Purchase an ad-free printable version of Bernadette – Crochet Bunny Pattern Here

Crochet Bunny

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this patternCrochet AbbreviationsUS to UK CrochetConversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

For amigurumi specific tutorials be sure to read about the single crochet stitch, how to sl st (slip stitch), magic ring (or magic circle)

Gauge is not important in this pattern.  You may use other weights of yarn.  Adjust crochet hook size to fit your needs.  With the yarn and hook size given, my gauge is about 4 single crochet stitches to an inch.

Finished crochet bunny is approximately 6.5″ tall from top of head (excluding ears) to bottom of feet.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

Crochet Bunny Head

With Main Color yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R6-11:  sc around. (30 st)

R12: *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (24 st) Begin stuffing head

R13: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (18 st)

Insert safety eyes between rows 8 and 9, leaving 3 stitches in between the eyes.  Adjust stuffing and stuff the remainder of the head.

R14: *sc in next st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (12 st). Fasten off leaving a long strand for sewing.

Gray Crochet Bunny with pink flower necklace

Crochet Bunny Ears (Make 2):

With Main Color yarn, make a magic ring

R1: 5 sc into ring (5 sts).  Work in rounds

R2:  *2sc in ea st*, repeat * to * around (10 st)

R3-11:  sc around (10 st)

R12:  *sc in next 3, sc 2 tog, repeat from * once.  Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing. (8 st)

Fold ear in half and sew bottom closed.  Then, using same strand of yarn, sew to top of head.

Repeat for 2nd ear.

If desired, add pink to inside of bunny ear using pink blush (or pink eyeshadow) and a brush.

Note on Limb and Body construction for your crochet doll:  The legs are worked separately and then joined together in the first row of the body.  The body is worked to the neck and fastened off.  Then the arms are worked and the pieces are sewn together.  Please follow the instructions carefully for stuffing and fastening off notes. If you’d like an complete photo tutorial on joining amigurumi legs in this manner, please read ‘‘Joining Amigurumi Limbs’ here.

Legs (Make 2):

With Main Color yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (15st)

R4: sc around

R5: *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (12 st).

R6:  sc in next 3 st, [(sc2 tog) three times], sc in last 3 st (9 st).  Stuff the feet.

R7-10:  sc around (9 st).  Fasten off for first leg.  After second leg, do not fasten off, continue to body below.  Stuff the rest of the legs.

Body:

In the next row, the legs are crocheted together and form the bottom of the body.  Position the legs so that they are in the correct position with both feet facing forward.  Use a stitch marker to mark where they meet in the middle. This stitch marker holds the center stitch from each leg to each other.  Also make sure that you also have a stitch marker in the last stitch worked in the leg just completed.  This stitch will be the last stitch worked in this row.

R1:  Sc in the next stitch of the leg just worked.  Continue to single crochet in each stitch until you reach the marker holding the 2 legs together.  Work a single crochet in the next stitch (which is the stitch holding the legs together).  THEN work a single crochet in the matching stitch on the OTHER leg.  You can remove the stitch marker if you’d like.  Continue to single crochet all the way around the other leg (9 stitches on that leg).  You are now at the middle of the doll on the opposite side.  Single crochet in the remaining unworked stitches on the first leg worked in this row, finishing in the stitch you marked as the end of the row.  Count your stitches for this row.  There should be 18 stitches in the row.  If you have more or less than this, take a look at the stitches worked at the joining points and see if you’ve missed or worked an extra stitch here.

R2:  Continuing to work in the round, *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)

R3-5:  sc around (24 st)

R6: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (18 st)

R7-8:  sc around (18 st).  Stuff body.

R9: *sc in next st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (12 st).

R10:  sc around (12 st).  Fasten off leaving a long strand for joining.

Stuff the rest of the body.

Gray Crochet Bunny with pink flower necklace

Arms (Make 2):

With Main color yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3-5: sc around (12 st).

R6:  *sc in next st, (sc2 tog, repeat from * around (8 st). Lightly stuff hand

R7-9:  sc around

Leave remainder of arm unstuffed.

Assembly and Finishing:

Using yarn from ends of work, sew head to body.  Sew arms to sides near the neckline.

Embroider Nose:

Using embroidery floss, make several stitches close together for the nose along with one stitch down as shown in the photo.

Up close facial features of crochet bunny

Tail:

With white yarn (or tail color yarn), make a magic ring

R1:  5 sc into ring (5 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (10 st)

R3: *sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (5 st). Fasten off yarn, leaving a long strand for sewing.  Thread tapestry needle and weave through stitches and tighten to form a small ball.  Sew adorable bunny tail to center bottom just above the legs.

Tail of Crochet Bunny

Necklace Band

With pink yarn, chain 16.

R1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and across chain.  Fasten off.

Flower Necklace

The rose is made in 2 layers and then the center layer is laid on top of the petal layer.  The end from the center layer is pulled through the center of the petal layer and all is sewn down on to the necklace band

Center: With Pink Yarn, make a make a magic ring, ch 2, 6hdc into the ring. Pull ring tight.  Do NOT fasten of starting strand.  With the working strand, join last stitch to top of starting chain 2 with an invisible join (alternatively, you can slip stitch to the 1st stitch).  Fasten this end off and weave in.

When the center is complete, there should be the starting strand left which will be used to insert into the center of the petal layer.

Petal Layer: With Pink Yarn, make a magic ring and work all of the following into the ring:  *ch1, 2 hdc, ch1, sl stitch around magic ring (petal made).  Repeat from * 4 more times to make a total of 5 petals.  At the end of the round, pull the magic ring tight.

Assemble Rose and Sew On to Necklace Band: Place the center layer on top of the petal layer.  Use the remaining yarn strand from the center and thread it inside the magic ring of the petal layer.  Then use strands to attach rose to the band.  Place necklace around bunny and sew the ends of the band together in the back.

Note: The necklace is not removable.  If you’d like the necklace to be removable so the bunny can wear clothing from other dolls in the Tamingo series, you can make chain ties and attach to either end of the necklace and tie in place instead.

Gray Crochet Bunny with pink flower necklace

Purchase an ad-free printable version of Bernadette – Crochet Bunny Pattern Here

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Cheryl,
    The name of this brought back memories. I had a childhood friend named Bernadette but everybody called her Bunny.
    I enjoy your blog so much because we have so much in common. You are a wonderful writer and have such interesting stories.
    Beside our names, I too have gone through the hyperactive dog phase recently so I identify with your stories about your dogs.
    I also live on acreage but in a very warm climate.
    Sorry for your recent loss and God bless you and your family.

  2. I was just starting to look for a cute bunny to make for my son’s girlfriend’s daughter for Easter–she’s 5 and this showed up. Can’t wait to make Bernadette!