Every baby needs a snuggly lovey to cuddle, and this crochet Snuggle Bunny Lovey is perfect!
Bunnies are great cuddly companions for boys or girls and you can customize this bunny to suit the child’s liking, room decor, or mom-to-be’s favorite color(s) with simple yarn color swaps. I’ll tell ya more about the unconventional yarn choices I used for this project below but let’s hang tight and talk about the design first. (Or if you’re feeling impatient, you can scroll on down for the free pattern).
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I’ve designed a couple of other baby lovies in the past but this one is my favorite so far! I love bunnies and rabbits, they seem like such sweet, cuddly characters. I wanted to make my bunny a little more animated by giving her big floppy ears and a sweet little nose.
Instead of making this bunny an amigurumi style doll with a body, arms, and legs, I opted to make her bottom half into a snuggly, cuddly blanket for baby to hang onto. My son Parker LOVES his bear and lamb lovies I’ve made him and he seems to hang onto these more than the other dolls I’ve made him. I think he loves the cuddly blanket at the bottom!
Usually when making amigurumi, you’d use a standard acrylic worsted weight yarn, but I wanted to make this bunny lovey softer than usual. I used Lion Brand Yarn’s new Feels Like Butta yarn and their Baby Soft Boucle yarn to create the ultimate cuddly friend. These yarns are fairly different than what you’d usually use but I am so happy with the result, and the end project is so soft!
I loved using the Baby Soft Boucle yarn for a fun accent to the security blanket portion to add in some color and texture. There are several beautiful color options in this line, Cloud (grey) would make for a gender neutral option, Sprout (green) is a soft shade that goes hand in hand with bunnies, or White would keep this project monochromatic while offering some fun texture play.
I’ve used Feels Like Butta yarn for a couple of other projects like my Le Nuage Wrap and another baby lovey in the shape of a lamb – you can even read a full review of this yarn in my roundup here! This yarn is exactly what is says it is – a buttery smooth yarn! It reminds me of a cross between suede and velvet, it’s just glorious to work with.
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–1 skein Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle in Peach (Weight: 5/Bulky, 3.5 oz, 120 yds)
–1 skein Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in White (Weight: 4/Medium, 3.5 oz, 218 yds)
–1 mini skein of DIYarn in Camel (Weight: 4/Medium, 1.05 oz, 65 yds) (or other scrap light brown yarn)
-Size E 3.5 mm crochet hook
-Size K 6.5 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
rpt – repeat
Skill Level: 2 Easy
-Bunny head and ears are made separately and sewn together. Blanket is made separately then sewn to bunny
-Inc = 2 Sc in same st, Dec = Sc 2 together/decrease
-Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Security Blanket Granny Square:
With K hook and white Butta yarn, Ch 4, sl st to first Ch to form a ring, Ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 Dc into ring, *Ch 2, 3 Dc into ring; rpt to end, Ch 2, sl st to join, Ch 2, t
Rnd 3: 2 Dc into first Ch 2 space, Ch 2, 3 Dc into same Ch 2 space, *Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, (3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc) in next Ch 2 space; rpt from * around, Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, sl st to join, Ch 2, t
Rnd 4: 2 Dc into first Ch 2 space, Ch 2, 3 Dc into same Ch 2 space, *Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, 3 Dc in Ch 1 space, Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, (3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc) in next Ch 2 space; rpt from * around, Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, 3 Dc in Ch 1 space, Ch 1, sk 3 Dc, sl st to join, Ch 2, t
Change yarn to Peach Baby Soft Boucle
-Follow same pattern working corner clusters (3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc) in each corner and side clusters (3 Dc in Ch 1 space) in each available side with (Ch 1, skip 3 Dc) between each cluster.
-Beyond Round 5 alternate between 1 Rnd of Peach yarn & 2 Rnds of white yarn until you finish Rnd 14 (peach) Finish off, weave ends.
Rnd 1: with white Butta yarn, make a magic ring, Ch 1, 6 Sc in ring, (don’t join)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around
Rnd 3: Sc 1, Inc; rpt around
Rnd 4: Sc 1, Inc, Sc 2, Inc, Sc 3, Inc, Sc 2, Inc, Sc 3, Inc, Sc 2
Rnd 5: Sc 2, Inc, Sc 3, Inc, Sc 4, Inc, Sc 3, Inc, Sc 4, Inc, Sc 2
Rnd 6: Sc, Inc, Sc 4, Inc, Sc 5, Inc, Sc 4, Inc, Sc 5, Inc, Sc 4
Rnd 7: Sc 3, Inc, Sc 5, Inc, Sc 6, Inc, Sc 5, Inc, Sc 6, Inc, Sc 3
Rnd 8: Sc 8, Inc, Sc 9, Inc, Sc 8, Inc, Sc 9, Inc
Rnd 9: Sc 6, Inc, Sc 13, Inc, Sc 13, Inc, Sc 7
Rnd 10: Sc 9, Inc, Sc 14, Inc, Sc 14, Inc, Sc 5
Rnd 11: Sc 15, Inc, Sc 23, Inc, Sc 8
Rnd 12: Sc 24, Inc, Sc 25
Rnd 13: Inc, Sc 50
Rnd 14: Sc around
Rnd 15: Sc 50, dec
Rnd 16: Sc 25, dec, Sc 24
Rnd 17: Sc 8, dec, Sc 23, dec, Sc 15
Rnd 18: Sc 5, dec, Sc 14, dec, Sc 14, dec, Sc 9
Rnd 19: Sc 7, dec, Sc 13, dec, Sc 13, dec, Sc 6
Rnd 20: dec, Sc 9, dec, Sc 8, dec, Sc 9, dec, Sc 8
Rnd 21: Sc 3, dec, Sc 6, dec, Sc 5, dec, Sc 6, dec, Sc 5, dec, Sc 3
-Attach safety eyes (on Rnd 14, 8 sts apart) & sew X nose with DIYarn 4 Rnds below eyes. Begin stuffing.
Rnd 22: Sc 4, dec, Sc 5, dec, Sc 4, dec, Sc 5, dec, Sc 4, dec, Sc 1
Rnd 23: Sc 2, dec, Sc 4, dec, Sc 3, dec, Sc 4, dec, Sc 3, dec, Sc 2
Rnd 24: Sc 2, dec, Sc 3, dec, Sc 2, dec, Sc 3, dec, Sc 2, dec, Sc 1
Rnd 25: dec, Sc 1; rpt around Rnd 26: dec around Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With white Butta yarn, make a magic ring, Ch 1, 6 Sc in ring (do not join)
Rnd 2: Inc in each around
Rnd 3: Inc, Sc 1; rpt around
Rnd 4: Inc, Sc 5; rpt around
Rnds 5-8: Sc around
Rnd 9: dec, Sc 4; rpt around
Rnds 10-13: Sc around Rnd 14: dec, Sc 3; rpt around
Rnds 15-30: Sc around Finish off and sew to top of bunny head Sew bunny head to Rnd 1 of security blanket. Weave all ends.
With peach yarn, Ch 7, Dc in 3rd st and across, finish off and weave ends.
Wrap a 12” piece of white yarn around center to pinch bow and secure to bunny head.
With peach yarn, Ch 25, 2 Dc in 3rd st and across, Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Pin collar in place around seam where head meets blanket to decide placement. Sew to secure.
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