The Bunny Squish is a cute, cuddly, and very squishy, free crochet pattern on Moogly! Perfect for Easter or any bunny lover – and quick to crochet in Bernat Blanket!
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Another Super Quick Squish!
Just like the Octopus, Narwhal, and Squid Squishes, the Bunny Squish can be filled with a microbead pillow ball, or you can use Fiberfill. And by using Bernat Blanket, it works up just as fast, and just as cuddly!
I’ve used a few of these balls now, and once in a while I do come across one that’s overfilled and bigger than it’s supposed to be – I just open up a seam, remove the extra beads, and sew it up again.
In addition to the yarn and stuffing, you can use safety eyes and nose as shown, or you can use buttons – or a bit of yarn to embroider on the face. And then there’s the tail! I used a faux fur pom pom, but you can make yours with yarn if you like. Make your bunny your own!
Cute and Cuddly for Kids and Adults
This bunny pillow is fun to make – and so fun to squeeze! I used safety eyes and a nose, but this pattern has not been tested for safety for children under 3 years of age. If you are crocheting it for a baby or toddler, you may wish to embroider on the face and make sure that the ears are sewn on quite securely. If using it as a photo prop, be sure not to leave the toy with a baby unattended.
7.0 mm or 8.0 mm hook, whichever gets you to gauge
250 yds Bernat Blanket (6 – Super Bulky/UK: 14-16 ply; 100% polyester; 300g/10.5 oz; 201 m/220 yds)
Color A: Whipped Cream (2 balls)
Color B: Terracotta (5 yards)
Coats Sewing Thread – White
Gauge: 4″/10cm across after Rnd 3.
Size: 10″ across/tall excluding ears and feet
HELPFUL LINKS AND TUTORIALS
Rnds are worked in a spiral.
Do not ch 1 at the beginning of a rnd or join any rnds with a sl st unless specifically directed in the pattern.
Move a stitch marker along the first st of each rnd as you work to keep track of your progress.
Please note that some pieces switch between Rows and Rounds.
BUNNY SQUISH INSTRUCTIONS:
Body – Color A
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, sc in the ring, 9 hdc in the ring. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 5: *Hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (50 hdc)
Rnd 6: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (60 hdc)
Rnd 7: Hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 4 sts rem, hdc in last 4 sts. (66 hdc)
Rnd 8: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 10 sts; rep from * around. (72 hdc)
Rnd 9: Hdc in the next 8 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 17 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 9 sts rem, hdc in last 9 sts. (76 hdc)
Rnd 10 – 15: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 16: *Hdc in next 17 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (72 hdc)
Rnd 17: *Hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (66 sts)
Rnd 18: Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around until 4 sts rem, hdc in last 4 sts. (60 sts)
Rnd 19: Sc in next st, sl st in next st, break yarn and seamless join.
Ears (make 2)
PIECE #1 – Color A
Row 1: Ch 8, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, sc in last ch; do NOT turn. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: Hdc in foundation chain of last st, hdc in next 6 foundation chains, 3 hdc in turning chain, hdc in next 7 sts. (17 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in first sc; break yarn leaving long tail for sewing.
PIECE #2 – Color B
Row 1: Ch 8, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in last st; break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. (7 sts)
Ear and Body Assembly
Step 1: Insert Ear Piece #2 into Piece #1, and use the long tail of Piece #2 to sew it on. Be sure to stitch so that Color B does not show on the other side of the ear.
Step 2: Use the long tails of Piece #1 to sew Ears to top of Body, between Rnds 5 and 6 or where desired.
Step 3: Add eyes and nose to face. As shown, the eyes are between Rnds 13 and 14, and the nose is between Rows 14 and 15.
Step 4: Add pom tail opposite face. As shown, the tail is sewn to Rnd 14.
Feet (make 4) – Color A
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, hdc, sc, 2 hdc, sc, hdc. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in next st, sc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. (10 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st. (14 sts) Tip: Weave in your first end now.
Row 4: Fold piece flat, ch 1, sc through next st and last st, sc through next 6 sets of sts; break yarn and set aside.
Belly – Color A
Rnd 1 – 5: With Color A, rep Rnd 1 – 5 of Body. (50 hdc) Use stitch markers to space Feet around RS of Rnd 5 – at sts #5-11, 17-23, 30-36, and 42-48.
Rnd 6: Working through both layers for those sts, *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (60 hdc)
Rnd 7: Sc in next st, sl st in next st, break yarn and seamless join leaving a long tail for sewing.
Final Bunny Squish Assembly
Step 1: Insert ball or stuffing into body.
Step 2: Use stitch markers to attach Belly to Body, with long tail at the back. Spin a bit to adjust for foot placement as needed.
Step 3: Using long tail of Belly, sew Belly to Body with whip stitch.
If the Bunny Squish pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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