Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Bunny Buddy” Crochet Pattern by Lauren Madsen. All opinions are 100% my own.
Easter is quickly approaching. I can hardly believe two years have gone by since this picture was taken! Every year the challenge is to find the perfect small gift for my children. During the pandemic I learned to crochet and am still very much a beginner but I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to test the “Bunny Buddy” crochet pattern created by Lauren Madsen at FancyAFriend – Crochet Patterns Figures and Toys.
Meet “Bunny Buddy”, my daughter’s newest and favourite friend for Easter. If you are like me and are looking for a last minute gift, this pattern is a very fast make, even for slow crocheters. My daughter loves that his ears are long and floppy and tends to carry him by his ears.
- 5MM crochet hook
- Yarn Weight 4 in Brown, White, Pink, Orange and Green
- Tapestry Needle
- Safety Eyes
- Small White Pom Pom
- Stitch Markers
I ventured off and used my own colours and a cotton yarn because I was using materials that I had on hand. My daughter loves the unique colouring of her bunny.
I didn’t actively time myself creating this project. I estimate it took me between 3 and 4 hours. This pattern is wonderful because you can work on each piece independently before being sewn together. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes when I complete each piece.
Measurements and Gauge:
Our Bunny measures approximately 6 inches and the carrot 4 inches. I don’t believe the gauge matters in this pattern and your finished measurements will be reflected by your tension.
The beauty of this pattern is in it’s simplicity. It uses stitches that a beginner can easily learn and a more advanced maker can do quickly. Each round is clearly identified and special instructions, like where to place the eyes and nose are italicized.
The bunny is created in several pieces: body, 2 legs, 2 arms, belly patch, 2 outer ears, 2 inner ears, carrot and carrot top. The clear images help greatly when placing the pieces on the body for sewing. The body is easy to assemble and your sewing doesn’t have to exact.
I love that there is some creative freedom when putting your bunny together. My daughter didn’t want a pom pom tail. She dislikes the “bump” when she is snuggling with it at bedtime. She also wanted me to leave the top of the tummy patch open so she can put the carrot inside for storage. If you are making it for a younger child you may want to embroider the eyes on instead of using safety eyes.
Overall I really enjoyed working on this project. It’s a quick and satisfying make, and something my daughter adores.