Crochet bunny with textured pink shirt, big floppy ears and a gold crown.

PRINCESS BUNNY DOLL CROCHET PATTERN

The Princess Doll Pattern was inspired by my little girl. I wanted to write a simple crotchet pattern that would be easy for beginners because I know that it can be intimidating to start working on amigurumi in the round. My method is essentially making a two-dimensional front and back and then sewing the edges together. This pattern will be loved by everyone!

Also, if you are looking for a more three-dimensional pattern, check out my free crochet bunny pattern, Lilly, here.

The body is created by using two colors of yarn from Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft – Off White and Soft Pink. It is worked up from the legs to the head and without fastening off we continue to make increases for the backside of the doll. It will be one long panel at the end. The arms, ears, and crown are made separately.

I also included instructions and a chart to guide you as you make a child’s size crown to match the princess bunny from Preemies – 12 years old!

One of the best things about making the doll flat is that sewing the eyes, nose, and mouth is easier! You can create the bunny’s face before stuffing and closing the doll.

I used blush and a small brush to add a flush of pink to her cheeks! I love using this technique, it adds warmth and gives any doll life!

I hope you love her as much as I do and if you make The Princess Bunny Doll please do not forget to tag me on social media @arianaehall! I would love to see your creation! 

Happy Crafting!

Materials :

– Medium #4 (worsted) yarn

  • I used Caron Simply soft

Color A – Off White

Color B – Soft Pink

*Red Heart – Gold for crowns

-3.50 mm hook for the body

-5.00 mm hook for child crown

-Measuring tape.

-Tapestry needle

-Poly-Fil

-Black yarn for eyes and mouth

-Pink yarn for nose

– Safety eyes (optional)

– Blush for cheeks (optional)

Gauge:

using SC stitch

17 st = 4 inches

10 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations / Definitions

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

DC – double crochet

Increase – two sc in one stitch

Decrease – sc two stitches together

sts – stitches

Cluster V-Stitch: Yarn over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over the hook, and pull through two loops. You still have two loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over hook and insert it through the same stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull through two loops and then yarn over again and pull it through 3 loops remaining on hook. (This is the first half of your cluster stitch) Chain 1. Yarn over hook, insert hook through the same stitch, yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. You still have two loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over hook and insert it through the same stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull through two loops and then yarn over again and pull it through 3 loops remaining on hook.


Notes

– The legs and body are worked in one long panel followed by increases and decreases. Worked from the legs up then head down.

– There are graphs at the end of the pattern to help guide you through the rows needed for each section of the body in the front and back. I recommend having them out next to you while you work up the bunny.

– You will be chaining 1 after each row. The first stitch is made in the same stitch as chain 1.

– When instructed to increase it is to make two SC in the same stitch once, increase 2x means an increase in the next two stitches. Same for decreasing.


Ears – Make 2

Chain 5

Row 1 – SC in the first chain from the hook and across (4)

Row 2 – SC across

Row 3 – Increase, SC in the next 2 sts, increase (6)

Row 4 – SC across

Row 5 – Increase, SC in the next 4 sts, increase (8)

Row 6-10 – SC across

Row 11 – Decrease, SC in the next 4 sts, decrease (6)

Row 12 – SC across

Row 13 – Decrease, SC in the next 2 sts, decrease (4)

Row 14 – SC across

Row 15 – Decrease twice (2)

Row 16 – Decrease

Chain 1, SC around. Fasten off and weave all the ends.

Arms – Make 4

Chain 6

Row 1 – SC in the first ch from the hook and in the next 4 (5)

Row 2 – Make one SC in the first st, DC in the next, SC, DC, SC. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3-4 – Repeat row 2

Change to color A.

Row 5-10 – SC across

Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

Starting with the color B, SC along the side of the arm then change color A then color B again.

Stop as you get to the other side of the arm as you see in the picture and fill the arm with a small amount of poly-fil. Not too much or the arms will be too thick.


Front panel – Body

Note: You will start by making both legs first.

Legs make 2 – with color A

Chain 7

Row 1 – SC in the second chain from the hook and in the next 5 sts.

Row 2 – SC across

Row 3-15 – Repeat row 2. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Join with color A on the edge of on leg. SC across 6 SC, chain 5 in between to separate the legs and SC in the next 6 sts of the second leg. As shown in the illustration below.

Continue to make 6 more rows of SC’s for the bottom part of the body.

Join with the main color and SC across the leg, chain 5 in between then continue 6 SC on the top of the second leg.

Change to color B at the end of row 7.

Row 1 – Make one SC in the first st, *DC in next, SC in the next st. REPEAT * to the end of the row and continue the same for 8 more times. (Total of 9 rows of color B with sts SC, DC.)

Chain 1 after each row and remember the first SC is always made in the first st.

Color change at the end of row 9 to the color A. This will begin shaping the head of the bunny.

Row 1 – 7 – SC across

Row 8 – decrease 2x, SC in 9, decrease 2x (13)

Row 9 – SC across (13)

Row 10 – decrease, SC in 9 sts, decrease (11)

Row 11 – SC across (11)

Row 12 – decrease 2x, SC in 3, decrease 2x (7)

Row 13 – decrease, SC in 3, decrease (5)

Row 14 – decrease, SC in 3 (4)

Row 15 – SC across

Do not fasten of we will continue working the back panel starting with the head.


End of the Front panel


Back panel


Note: We will be working increases VS the decreases we made in the front panel.

Row 1 – increase, SC in 3 (5)

Row 2 – increase, SC in 3, increase (7)

Row 3 – increase 2x, SC in 3, increase 2x (11)

Row 4 – SC across (11)

Row 5 – increase, SC in 9 sts, increase (13)

Row 6 – SC across (13)

Row 7 – increase 2x, SC in 9, increase 2x (17)

Note: Change yarn color to color B at the end of row 7.

Row 1 – Make one SC in the first st, *DC in next, SC in the next st. REPEAT * to the end of the row and continue the same for 8 more times. (Total of 9 rows of color B with sts SC, DC.)

Chain 1 after each row and remember the first SC is always made in the first st.

Note: Color change at the end of row 9 to color A.

Row 1 -7 – SC across with color A.

Starting to work the first leg

Row 8 – SC in the first st and in the next 5. Chain 1 and turn (6)

Row 9 – 22 – SC across. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Make one leg and sew on to the opposite corner of the back panel.

Leg: Chain 7

Row 1 – SC in the second chain from the hook and in the next 5 sts.

Row 2 – SC across

Row 3-15 – Repeat row 2. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Assemble

Here is where you can add safety eyes or using black and pink yarn and sew to make the bunny’s face before closing. I used some blush for some rosy cheeks.

Holding both panels together. Join at the corner of the leg and SC along the edge switch to color B to keep it looking uniform. You might need to tug the panels a little to align them as you SC along the edge.


Sew on the ears and arms.

Bunny’s Crown

Chain 30

Row 1 – SC in the first st, DC in the next. Join, chain 1, turn.

Row 2 – SC in the first st, *DC, ch 2, DC in the next st, SC in the next 3 sts. Repeat * to the end of the row. SC in the last 4. Join to the 1st SC, fasten off, and weave in all the ends.

Child’s Matching Crown


For reference. My daughter is 16 months, 18” in headband size.

 

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