Bella Bunny Lovely a quick and easy crochet project. So if you’re looking for the perfect baby gift, or maybe a keepsake for your own little ones, the Bella Bunny Lovey makes a sweet gift. The soft, draped fabric is perfect for snuggling up with, while the adorable little bunny face amps up the cuteness factor. Not only that, you can choose your own colour scheme so you can match it to your nursery! These crochet loveys are so fun to make, I guarantee one won’t be enough and you’ll have a bundle of bunnies in no time!
MATERIALS & TOOLS
- Yarn: Rico Baby Classic DK
- Hook: 4mm or size needed to obtain gauge
- Darning needle
- 12mm Safety Eyes
This pattern is written in UK terms
If you intend to sell your finished Bella Bunny Lovey, as the maker of these items, you are responsible for marketing a safe toy.
Please make sure they comply with the legal requirements of the respective country in which the toy is going to be sold.
Remember: If you’re giving this lovey to a baby or small child, sewn eyes are safest. If you’re going to use plastic eyes, please make sure they are securely fastened.
TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Chain(s): ch(s):Yarn over, pull through
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through all loops.
Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog): Insert hook, Yarn over and pull through. Insert hook into the next stitch, Yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert into chain space, yarn over, pull through, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
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BELLA BUNNY LOVEY PATTERN
Using Colour A
Round 1: 6dc into magic circle (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2dc into each stitch (12 stitches)
Round 3: *dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (18 stitches)
Round 4: *2dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (24 stitches)
Round 5: *3dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (30 stitches)
Round 6: *4dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (36 stitches)
Round 7: *5dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (42 stitches)
Round 8: *6dc, 2dc in next stitch* 6 times (48 stitches)
Round 9-12: 48dc
Round 13: *6dc, dc2tog* 6 times (42 stitches)
Round 14: *5dc, dc2tog* 6 times (36 stitches)
Round 15: *4dc, dc2tog* 6 times (30 stitches)
Insert the eyes around row 12 roughly 1.5 inches apart. Start stuffing the bunny head.
Round 16: *3dc, dc2tog* 6 times (24 stitches)
Round 17: *2dc, dc2tog* 6 times (18 stitches)
Continue to stuff the head until you reach your desired firmness.
Round 18: *dc, dc2tog* 6 times (12 stitches)
Round 19: *dc2tog* 6 times (6 stitches)
Tie off leaving a long tail (you will be using this later to connect to the ‘lovey’ section)
Bunny Ears (make 2)
Using Colour A
Create a magic circle
Round 1: 5dc into magic circle (5 Stitches)
Round 2: 2dc into each dc from (10 Stitches)
Round 3: *dc, 2dc in next stitch* 5 Times (15 Stitches)
Round 4-7: 15dc
Round 8: *3dc, dc2tog* 3 times (12 Stiches)
Round 9-10: 12dc
Round 11: *2dc, dc2tog* 3 times (9 Stitches)
Round 12-13: 9dc
Tie off leaving a long tail.
Attachment Of Ears
Sew the ears to the top of the head roughly half and inch apart.
Using colour B, sew on the nose using a back stitch technique.
Create an upside down triangle shape with a 1cm line underneath it.
The nose should sit between the eyes with the top of the nose no further up than the centre of the eyes.
PLEASE NOTE: Your chain 3 will class as a treble stitch.
Foundation: Ch4 and connect using ss
Round 1: Ch3, 2tr into center circle, *ch2, 3tr* 3 times. ch2, ss into top of ch3 (3 trebles along one edge, 12 in total)
Round 2: Ch3, 1tr into the top of the next 2 stitches. *2tr into corner space, ch2, 2 tr into the corner space. 1 tr into the top of the next 3 stitches* 3 times. 2tr into corner space, ch2, 2 tr into the corner space, ss into top of ch3 (7 trebles along one edge, 28 stitches in total)
Round 3-11: Continue with the same formula. Start each round with a chain 3. 1tr into the top of a treble from the previous row (with each row added you will start further into the edge) 2tr, chain 2, 2tr into the corner Your edges will grow by 4 stitches each round and each round will increase by 16 stitches.
Round 3: 11 on edge, 44 in total.
Round 4: 15 on edge, 60 in total.
Round 5: 19 on edge, 76 in total.
Round 6: 23 on edge, 92 in total.
Round 7: 27 on edge, 108 in total.
Round 8: 31 on edge, 124 in total.
Round 9: 35 on edge, 140 in total.
Round 10: 39 on edge, 156 in total.
Round 11: 43 on edge, 172 in total.
Round 12: Using Colour B, dc into each space from previous row. Place 3dc into the corner spaces. connect and chain 1
Round 13: *(dc, ch2, dc) in one stitch, dc* Repeat around entire row. Connect and tie off Sew in your ends and connect head to centre of lovey
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