Author:
Elise Speed

Elise Speed is the creator of Le Petit Saint Crochet where she makes, writes, photographs and films all about whimsical amigurumi, creative crochet, and running a handmade business. Her passion is bringing a childlike joy into the lives of all around her. She lives in beautiful North Carolina with her husband, children, and adored rescue dog, Jersey-boy.

The Bitty Bunnies - Benedict and Beatrice Crochet Patterns

Maker
3/20/2019

Hello! I’m Elise from Le Petit Saint Crochet! I began crocheting in late 2016 as a way to deal with my son’s serious health crisis. I was mentally unraveling from the stress of the situation and desperately needed something that brought a little joy and distraction into my life. I stumbled upon crochet while scrolling on Pinterest late one evening. I was instantly taken with a beautiful granny square blanket and haven’t looked back. I mostly made colorful granny square blankets the first year and then I discovered amigurumi. Since then my crochet world revolves around making, photographing, writing, and filming amigurumi! Each toy is truly a labor of love. As I crochet, their names and personalities begin to reveal themselves and I enjoy writing little stories about them! My passion is bringing a little happiness, joy, and whimsy into the lives of those around me!

The Bitty Bunnies: Benedict and Beatrice are a brother and sister pair. They are huggable, lovable and adorable! I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did creating them!

Supply List:

•Worsted weight (medium 4) yarn in white, brown, blue and pink. I used Berroco Vintage colors

Buttercream, Oats, Fondant (for girl only), and Bird’s Egg

•E hook (3.5 mm)

•black embroidery floss for nose and mouth

•yarn needle

•6 mm safety eyes

•Poly-fil stuffing

•1 inch button for the scarf

•pink blush for cheeks (optional)

Key:

ch = chain

st(s)= stitch(es)

slst = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

inc = increase = 2sc in one space

dec = decrease = sc2tog

BLO = back loop only

Pattern:

•Finished Size•

Using the listed yarn, hook sizes, and my personal gauge, the Pocket Bunnies are 6 1/2  inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide at the hips.  

•Notes•

-Pattern is worked in continuous rounds

-Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker!

-Keep an accurate count of your rounds and number of stitches per round.

Head and torso for Boy and Girl Bunnies

Make a magic ring

Round 1 - 6 sc in magic ring (6)

Round 2 - inc each st (12)

Round 3 - (1 sc, inc) repeat 6 times  (18)

Round 4 - (2 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5 - (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6 - (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

Rounds 7 - 11 sc in each st (36)

Round 12 - (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (42)

Rounds 13 - 14 sc in each st (42)

Round 15 - (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (36)

Round 16 - (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

Round 17 - (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Add safety eyes at round 11 - approximately 7 st apart

With black floss, embroider nose and mouth between eyes

On girl bunny, embroider “V” eyelashes to eyes

Round 18 - (2 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Round 19 - (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Round 20 - sc in each st (12)

Stuff the head

Note: If making a girl bunny begin pink shirt color now. Pattern - 2 rounds of pink and 1 round of white repeat

Round 21 - (1 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

Round 22 - sc in each st (18)

Round 23 - (2 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

Rounds 24 - 25  sc in each st (24)

Round 26 - (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Rounds 27 - 28 sc in each st (30)

Round 29 - (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (36)

Round 30 - sc in each st (36)

Note: If making a girl bunny crochet round 31 in BLO and continue in pink color only

Round 31 - sc in each st (36)

Round 32 - (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times (42)

Rounds 33 - 34 sc in each st (42)

Round 35 - (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times (36)

Rounds 36 - 37 sc in each st (36)

Stuff the body

Legs

Divide legs by finding the front, center two stitches and the back, center two stitches. Use stitch markers to mark each section. You will have 2 st in front, 2 st in back and two 16 st legs = 36 st total.


Start at the back of the body when beginning to crochet the first leg.

For the first leg, sc until you reach the stitch marker which marks the space between the legs and join across the body opening to the first sc on the front side of the body with a sc. Continue sc all the way around the leg. You should have 16 st. Continue with the pattern for rounds 38 - 51

For girl bunny use pink for round 38 and then change to white for rounds 39 - 51

Rounds 38 - 49 sc in each st (16)

Round 50 - (2 sc, dec) repeat 4 times (12)

Stuff leg firmly

Round 51 - dec each st (6)

Fasten off leaving long tail for closing. Take yarn needle and stitch through the front loops of each of the remaining six stitches. Pull taut to close the leg. Weave in yarn ends.

For leg 2, attach the yarn at the back of the leg but leave an extra-long tail for sewing up the space between the legs after both legs are complete.

Repeat instructions for the first leg.

Ears - make 2

In brown color

Make a magic ring

Round 1 - 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2 - sc in each st (6)

Round 3 - (1 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

Round 4 - (2 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (12)

Round 5 - (3 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (15)

Rounds 6 - 8 sc in each st (15)

Round 9 - (3 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (12)

Rounds 10 -11 sc in each st (12)

Round 12 - (2 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Rounds 13 - 14 sc in each st

Round 15 - (1 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

Round 16 - sc in each st

Do not stuff ears. Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining ears to head at round 7. Add a little water to ears after sewing to help them lay down if needed.

Arms - make 2

In white color

Make a magic ring

Round 1 - 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2 - (1 sc, inc) repeat 3 times (9)

If making a girl bunny change color to pink at round 14 (Round 14, 15, and 17 will be pink. Round 16 will be white)

Rounds 3 - 16 sc in each st (9)

Round 17 - (1 sc, dec) repeat 3 times (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining arms to body at round 21. Lightly stuff the arms and leave the top of the arm, near the opening, unstuffed. This keeps the arms from sticking out rather than laying nicely at her sides.

Scarf - for boy bunny

With blue yarn

Ch 6

Row 1- in 3rd ch from hook, 4 hdc, ch 2 turn (4)

Rows 2 - 8 - hdc in each st, ch 2 turn (4)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Add a decorative button to secure the scarf together.

Bow - for girl bunny

With blue yarn

Step 1 - Ch 2

Step 2 - 3 dc in 2nd ch from hook

Step 3 - Ch 2 slst to original ch

Step 4 - ch 2

Step 5 - 3 dc in original ch

Step 6 - ch 2

Step 7 - slst to original ch

Fasten off and weave in ends. Wrap yarn around middle of bow, leave a long tail for sewing bow next to ear.

Skirt - for girl bunny

With color blue attach yarn to first BLO stitch from round 31 on body

Round 1 - 2dc in each st (72)

Rounds 2 - 4 - dc in each st (72)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Picot Edge of skirt

Attach pink yarn to back edge of skirt

*Ch 3, slst into same st, slst into next st, slst into next st;* repeat from * around

Fasten off and weave in ends.


My hope is that little Benedict and Beatrice will bring you a little smile this spring! I would love to connect with you! You can find me at my blog where I share all about whimsical amigurumi, creative crochet, and running a handmade business. You can also find me on Instagram @lepetitsaintcrochet! Please tag me in any of your Bitty Bunnies projects @lepetitsaintcrochet so that I can see them!

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