Pattern: Acorn Bunny

NS Acorn Bunny NS Acorn Bunny

This acorn bunny resulted from my marrying a wonderful man and taking his surname. His surname literally means ‘hare-nut’, so I made a bunny in an acorn, or, a hare in a nut.

This cute bunny can be customized to hold any accessories, colors and forms. I’ve actually made an NS (Dutch Railways) train engineer once for a contest!

You can make your own acorn bunny now, with the following pattern!
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Or scroll down for the pattern on site.

What you need:

  • At least two colors of yarn for a 2.5-3mm crochet hook. I always use Phil Coton 3
  • 5mm crochet hook (or one more suitable for your yarn)
  • Fiberfill
  • Saftey eyes (6 or 8mm)
  • Blunt needle
  • Scissors

You may change the yarn bulk, size of the crochet hook or the size of the safety eyes as you see fit. The Bunnies will then be bigger or smaller, depending on your choices.

Used stitches:

  • Magic ring
  • Chains (Ch)
  • Slip stitches (Sl)
  • Single crochet (Sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Reverse single crochet (Rsc) (It’s not as hard as it looks)

All parts are crocheted in a spiral, and started with a magic ring. I am here to help, so if you need any help, just ask.

First crochet the cupule, so that you can slip it over the body to better see where the eyes (and if you want, the nose) should go.

Repeat between **.

Cupule

  1. Magic ring, 3sc. (3)
  2. 1 sc in each stitsch. This may be hard to do, but if you push through you can get it right. If you count well you shouldn’t even need a stitchmarker yet. (3)
  3. 2sc in each stitch. (6)
  4. 2 sc in each stitch. (12)
  5. * 1sc, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (18)
  6. *1sc in the first 2 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (24)
  7. *1sc in the first 3 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (30)
  8. *1sc in the first 4 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (36)
  9. -11. 1sc in each stitch. (36)
  10. Skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next 2. Chain 1, rsc in each stitch. Finish off with a slip stitch. Cut off the yarn leaving a long tail for assembly.

Body

  1. Magic ring, 6sc. (6)
  2. 2 sc in each stitch. (12)
  3. *1sc, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (18)
  4. *1sc in the first 2 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (24)
  5. *1sc in the first 3 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch. * 6x (30)
  6. 1sc in each stitch. (30)
  7. *1sc in the first 4 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch.* 6x (36)
  8. -14. 1sc in each stitch. (36)
  9. *1sc in the first 4 stitches, crochet stitch 5 and 6 together.* 6x (30)
  10. 1sc in each stitch. (30)
  11. 1sc in each stitch. (30)
  12. *1sc in the first 3 stitches, crochet stitch 4 and 5 together* 6x (24)
  13. 1 sc in each stitch. Place the eyes between round 14 and 15, or where you most like it. Test this by putting the cupule over the body. (24)
  14. *1 sc in the first 2 stitches, crochet stitch 3 and 4 together. * 6x (18)
  15. 1sc in each stitch. (18)
  16. *1sc, crochet stitsch 2 and 3 together.* 6x (12) Stuff the body.
  17. *Crochet stitch 1 and 2 together.* 6x (6)
  18. Cut off the yarn and close up the hole. If you want you can chain 45 for the loop, but you can also add this later as I usually do.

Ears (Crochet 2 of these)

  1. Magic ring, 6sc. (6)
  2. *1sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the third stitch. * 2x (8)
  3. *1sc, 2sc in the next stitch.* 4x (12)
  4. -11. 1sc in each stitch. (12)
  5. *1sc in the first stitch, crochet 2 and 3 together.* 4x (8)
  6. -16. 1sc in each stitch. (8)
  7. Skip one stitch, slip stitch in the next two stitches. Cut off the yarn leaving a long tail for assembly.

Assembly

To but the Acorn Bunny together, first sew the cupule on the body. The cupule comes over the bottom of the bunny, where you started crocheting the body.

Sew the ears onto the head. You can turn them, sew them on flat, or just straight up.

Finish with sewing the accessories on the bunny. The patterns to these can be found here.