Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern

 

Free sleepy bunny crochet rattle pattern, free Amigurumi bunny rattle by Cuddly Stitches Craft

This Amigurumi bunny crochet rattle is a sweet addition to my crochet bunny lovey blanket and together they make a beautiful gift any baby will love! This Sleepy Bunny – free crochet rattle pattern is very simple so it is an ideal project for beginners. Plus it is a pretty quick make so you will have it done in no time! 🙂 And if you would like to make the whole set, you can find the free crochet bunny lovey pattern here.

 

Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern – Notes

Skill level: beginner crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – height: 18cm (7 inches)

Finished size – width: 8cm (3 inches)

 

Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used for this Sleepy Bunny – free crochet rattle pattern:

– Light worsted #3 = DK/8 ply

– 51% cotton and 49% bamboo blend

– 1x ball of pink yarn – Coboo Lion Brand – colour 101 – (100g/212m)

I love using the cotton and bamboo blend for this pattern as it makes the baby rattle super soft and cuddly. You can purchase the Coboo Lion Brand yarn here in US and here in UK.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: polyester fibre fill, a long piece of black thread yarn for eye embroidery, a long piece of white DK/Light worsted yarn for nose embroidery

Crochet hook: I used 3mm = C/2, 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, rattle or a small plastic container with beads, wooden ring (outside diameter – 7cm/2.75 inches)

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.

 

Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This free pattern is written using US crochet terminology

– MR: magic ring – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

– 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. Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

– 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

 

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

You may find these Amigurumi tutorials handy before you get started with this free crochet bunny rattle pattern. And don’t forget to watch my step by step video tutorials for extra help with my patterns.

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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} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

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

R3: SC in each ST around {9}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 2, SC in next ST {12}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 3 {15}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {18}

R7-R11 (5 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} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

R13-R14 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {15}

R15: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R16: SC in each ST around {12}

R17: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next ST {9}

Do not stuff, FO leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing.

Fold the bottom of each ear in half and sew it together before attaching the ears to the head.

 

printable pattern

 

How to Crochet the Head

Crochet a ball.

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: 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: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R10-R18 (9 rounds): SC in each ST around {54}

R19: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R20: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R21: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

Start stuffing the head and keep stuffing as you go along. If you wish, you can insert a rattle or a small plastic container with beads into the head at this stage. Insert it into the middle of the head and stuff around it to make sure the head is nice and soft all around it.

R22: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R23: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R24: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R25: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R26: SC in each ST around {12}

Stuff well, FO closing the hole using a yarn needle and leave a long tail for sewing the head to the ring.

Watch this step by step video on How to close a hole in an Amigurumi piece

 

How to Crochet the Wooden Ring Stripe

Crochet in rows rather than in rounds.

R1: Chain 11 STs {11} – adjust the number of chain stitches if needed depending on the width of your wooden ring. The width of my wooden ring is 1cm so I chained 11 stitches. The stripe needs to be very tight when it is sewn to the wooden ring otherwise the bunny head will be too wobbly.

R2: SC in 10 STs starting from the 2nd CH from the hook {10}

R3: Chain 1x, turn over and SC in 10 STs (BLO) starting from the 2nd CH from the hook {10}

R4–R21: Chain 1x, turn over and SC in 10 STs (BLO) starting from the 2nd CH from the hook {10}

FO and DO NOT cut the yarn tail off as you will use it to sew the stripe to the wooden ring.

Weave in the yarn tail left from the starting chain.

 

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Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern – Assembly

Attaching ears to the head: Pin the ears to the head making sure they look symmetrical from the front, side and back. Sew the ears to the head. I placed the ears between R4 and R6 of the head.

Eye and nose embroidery: Embroider the eyes using a long piece of black thread yarn as shown in the photo below. I embroidered the eyes between R11 and R13 leaving 5 stitches in between the eyes.

To embroider the nose, use a long piece of white DK/light worsted yarn. I embroidered the nose between R14 and R18.

 

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Sewing the stripe to the wooden ring: Sew the stripe to the wooden ring as shown in Pic S1. Make sure your stitches are very tight and the stripe is not loose otherwise the bunny head will be too wobbly.

Once done with the sewing, pull the yarn tail through the inside of the stripe and come out in the middle of it as shown in Pic S2. You will use this tail to secure the head to the ring.

 

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Sewing the head to the wooden ring:

– you need to sew the head to the stripe really tight to make sure it can’t be pulled off

– thread your needle with the yarn tail left at the bottom of the head and sew R26 of the head to the stripe and then tie a knot with the yarn tail you pulled to the middle of the stripe after you attached it to the wooden ring (Pic H1)

– the head will be quite wobbly at this stage so you need to continue sewing

– you now need to sew R24 of the head to the stripe and again tie a knot with both yarn tails (Pic H3)

– if the head is nice and steady you can weave both yarn ends in while pulling the knot inside the stripe to hide it

– if the head is still wobbly, you can do one more round of stitches

 

assembly instructions

 

Sleepy Bunny – Free Crochet Rattle Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your rattle! I hope you found my Sleepy Bunny – free crochet rattle pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the bunny!
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More Free Amigurumi patterns for you to enjoy:

Free Crochet Bunny Lovey Pattern
Free Crochet Octopus Pattern
Free Crochet Frog Pattern

 

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