Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern

 

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This free crochet bunny rattle pattern is not the usual pattern I would design but there is a reason for this! My brother is expecting a baby boy and I really wanted to make him a special gift from his untie! 🙂 I very much enjoyed working on this Amigurumni bunny rattle pattern as it is a quick and simple project that is finished in no time and the result is just soooo cute! This pattern includes instructions for both the bunny rattle and the wooden ring rattle so why don’t you give it a try!?

 

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Notes

Skill level: beginner crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – bunny rattle: 18cm / 7 inches long

Finished size – wooden ring rattle: 9cm / 3.5 inches in diameter

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used for this free crochet bunny rattle pattern:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 100% mercerised cotton (you can use any brand you like)

– 1x ball of brown yarn – (50g/125m)

– 1x ball of beige yarn – (50g/125m)

– 1x ball of white yarn – (50g/125m)

– A long piece of black yarn for eye embroidery

– A long piece of white yarn for nose embroidery

 

I always recommend using 100% cotton when it comes to making crochet gifts for babies as this is a soft and natural fibre which is gentle on the baby skin. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

 

Other materials used:

polyester fibre fill

– small plastic container and beads for making a rattle (or you can choose to purchase a rattle)

– 2 wooden rings (untreated) – 5cm diameter

– 4 wooden beads (untreated) – 20mm diameter

– 3 wooden beads (untreated) – 12mm diameter

 

Crochet hook: I used 2mm, if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This free pattern is written using US crochet terminology

– MR: magic ring

– ST: stitch

– SC: single crochet stitch

– HDC: half double crochet stitch

– DC: double crochet stitch

– TC: triple crochet stitch

– CH: chain stitch

– SL: slip stitch

– INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– DEC: standard decrease

– INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease

– BLO: back loops only

– FO: fasten off

– (…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

– {…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

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Pattern for the Wooden Ring Rattle

Crochet 4 balls (1x white, 1x brown, 2x beige) using the pattern below:

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5-R9 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {24}

R10: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R11: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R12: SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well and close the hole with a needle. You need to pull the needle through the front loop of each stitch in R12 and then pull really tight to close the hole. Weave the yarn end in.

To assemble the wooden ring rattle you will need the below:

– 4 crochet balls you made earlier

– 2 wooden rings (untreated) – 5cm diameter

– 4 wooden beads (untreated) – 20mm diameter

– 3 wooden beads (untreated) – 12mm diameter

Thread your needle with the same yarn you used for crocheting the balls and pull the needle through the centre of the crochet balls and the beads. You can choose to assemble the rattle in whatever order/combination you prefer or you can simply follow mine as per the photo below.

It is essential to pull the yarn through several times so the ring is secure and can’t break. I went through six times and also secured the yarn with a triple knot in several places as I went along.

Once finished, weave the yarn ends in really well.

 

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Pattern for the Crochet Bunny Rattle

 

How to Crochet the Handle

Crochet from the bottom of the handle upwards.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6-R10 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {30}

R11: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 4 ST {27}

R12: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {24}

R13: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 3 ST {21}

R14: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

Change yarn to white colour

R15-R16 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

Change yarn to beige colour

R17-R29 (13 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R30: SC in each ST around – change yarn to white colour after ST3 {18}

R31: SC in each ST around

R32: SC in each ST around – change yarn to beige colour after ST3 {18}

R33: SC in each ST around

R34: SC in each ST around – change yarn to white colour after ST3 {18}

R35: SC in each ST around

R36: SC in each ST around – change yarn to beige colour after ST3 {18}

R37: SC in next 3 STs and FO leaving a long tail for sewing {3}

Stuff really well.

 

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How to Crochet the Head

Crochet from the top of the head downwards.

R1: MR – 6 x S    C into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48}

R9-R17 (9 rounds): SC in each ST around {48}

R18: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R19: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R20: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

You can now embroider the eyes:

– the use of safety eyes is not recommended for children under the age of three so I have chosen to embroider the eyes instead

– stuff the head well first

– use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where you would like to embroider the eyes – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement before you get started (Pic H1)

– I placed the pins between R11 and R12 with 8 stitches in between them

– remove the stuffing, thread your needle with black yarn (Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply) and embroider the eyes as shown below (Pic H2)

– the centre of the eyes is where the pins were placed

– the next step is to place the rattle inside the head before you continue crocheting R21

 

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You can now place the rattle inside the head:

– you can either purchase a rattle or you can make one yourself using a small plastic container and a few beads as shown in the photo below. You may want to glue the lid to the container so it is nice and secure and can’t open.

– I also tried using metal jingle bells but the sound was very muted so I didn’t use them at the end

– first stuff the top of the head well before you place the rattle inside, then stuff well around it so the head is nice and soft all around

– you can then continue crocheting R21

 

R21: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R22: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R23: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R24: SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well and close the hole with a needle. You need to pull the needle through the front loop of each stitch in R24 and then pull really tight to close the hole. Weave the yarn end in.

 

You can now embroider the nose:

– thread your needle with white yarn (Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply) and embroider the nose as shown below (Pic N1)

– I embroidered the nose between R14 and R18

 

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How to Crochet the Ears

Crochet from the top of the ear downwards.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: (SC in next ST, INC) x 3 {9}

R3: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 2, SC in next ST {12}

R4: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 3 {15}

R5: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {18}

R6-R11 (6 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R12: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

R13: SC in each ST around {15}

R14: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R15: SC in each ST around {12}

FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

Do not stuff the ears; fold the bottom of each ear in half and sew it together before attaching the ears to the head.

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Assembly

Head and ears: Pin the ears to the head first making sure they are symmetrical from the front, side and the back too. Sew the ears to the head. I placed the ears between R4 and R6, however you can attach them as per your preference.

Head and handle: Pin the handle to the head first making sure it is placed in the centre from the front, side and back. Sew the handle to the head while adding more stuffing to the handle so the head is not floppy.

 

instructions on how to assemble a crochet toy

 

Free Crochet Bunny Rattle Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your toys! I hope you found my free crochet bunny rattle pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the rattles!
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