March’s Free Crochet-A-Long: Bitty Bunny Buddy

March’s Free Crochet-A-Long: Bitty Bunny Buddy

*The March Crochet-A-Long (CAL) has now ended. Thank you so much to all who participated! Stay tuned for our next free CAL starting at the end of April! If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss a free pattern, subscribe to our newsletter here!*

Happy Spring!! Although we had a cold spell for the first day of spring yesterday, it does feel like spring is finally on its way! I love when the weather warms up but it isn’t too hot or buggy just yet. Time to soak up all of the spring rays!

With Easter falling early this year, it has completely snuck up on me! Thankfully, I have grabbed at least a few things for my kid’s baskets. If you need a last-minute Easter gift for your little one, you’re in luck! This month, I’m sharing another FREE crochet-a-long with the bitty bunny buddy! This is the smaller counterpart to the Snuggle Bunny Bobble Buddy, who is one of my most popular patterns! The Snuggle Bunny was the very first bobble buddy designed, so holds a very special place in my heart!

The bitty bunny is the perfect size for little hands. They have always been very popular sellers for me at markets regardless of the time of year! I like to make them in 100% cotton yarn and add a rattle insert into the head. You can also add a teether ring or add a chain to turn them into “binky buddies.” Or use some plush yarn to make a larger snuggly version! There are all sorts of options with this sweet bunny.

The CAL will run Friday March 22nd to Sunday March 24th. Part One will be posted here on Friday and Part Two on Saturday, with Sunday to finish things up! As you know I love to give a little extra time (just in case!) so the CAL posts will remain active through Easter Sunday. This should give ample time for finishing up some little bunnies to hop into baskets! If you need the pattern right away or prefer printing the instructions, check out the PDF pattern on sale through the end of the month. If you prefer following along with the free pattern, I appreciate you coming back to the blog posts!

I’d love to have you share your progress with me on Instagram or Facebook. I’ll be making a bunny this weekend as well, trying out the new Big Twist Baby Bear yarn from Joann’s! I’ll report back on how it works for these bitties. Make sure to tag @_stuckonyoucrochet_ on Instagram or Stuck on You Crochet on Facebook if you’d like to share your project!

On to the details!

Bitty Bunny is a bitty buddy pattern designed by me. As a reminder or if you are new here, bitty buddies are a tiny-sized version of my bobble buddy patterns, which are a cross between a blanket and favorite stuffed animal. The bitties are teeny and sweet and make great rattles or teether toys. If you want to get your hands on a PDF copy of bitty bunny, or any other buddies, you can find the pattern listed on Etsy or Ravelry!

As noted above, there are a variety of options for making the bitty bunny. I like to use size 4 cotton yarn for bitty buddy teethers but other worsted weight yarns can also be used. For a plush, snuggly version, try out a bulky sized yarn like Premier Parfait Chunky. I’ll be testing out Big Twist Baby Bear this weekend! In size 4 yarns, the bitties end up about 7 inches tall. In bulky plush yarn, they finish at about 10 inches tall. You can use the same pattern for either size!

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MATERIALS:

Materials needed for this little friend will vary based on the type of yarn you choose. If you choose a size 4 yarn, you will need smaller hooks and slightly less yardage of yarn whereas if you use a size 5 or 6 yarn, you will need larger hooks and slightly more yardage of yarn. A quick note about bulkier yarns – these patterns can work well with size 5 bulky yarn or with size 6 Parfait Chunky, but it is a very thin “size 6” yarn. I do not recommend using this pattern with Bernat Blanket Yarn as I feel that it just comes out far too bulky! I think a size 5 yarn works best if you want to make the chunky version.

Materials Needed Include:

HOOK(S): [My all-time favorite hooks are Clover Amour hooks]

  • For Size 4 Cotton/Acrylic Yarn:
    2.75 mm • US size C // 4.0 mm • US size G
  • For Bulkier Yarn (Parfait Chunky):
    4.0 mm • US size G // 5.0 mm • US size H

YARN: [I’ve used Hobby Lobby and Premier Parfait Chunky for this project]

Weight : Worsted
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Yarn or Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek
~ 80 yds in Main Color

Weight : Bulky
Premier Parfait Chunky

NOTIONS
Darning Needle
Embroidery Thread
Measuring Tape
Polyfil Stuffing
Rattle Insert (if desired)

Scissors
Stitch Marker (if desired)

GAUGE
Exact gauge is not necessary for this project

FINAL HEIGHT
~7.5 // 10 inches from top to bottom

That’s it for now! I am so excited to share this crochet-a-long with you guys and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do! Subscribe to my newsletter to be sure you don’t miss out on updates about the CAL and check back each day this weekend to find Part 1 and Part 2!

Please Note!
This pattern and the pictures are the property of Allison Wasserman and may not be copied, shared, reproduced or sold in part or in whole. The pattern may not be altered or rewritten in any way for resale. You may not use any photos without consent. You are permitted to sell the finished product in small quantities, but please credit the designer by linking to the shop or pattern in your online description.


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