The One With How to Crochet a Scrubby Bunny – The Written Pattern

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I made these cute scrubby bunnies for Christmas gifts this year. It was so neat to make something with Red Heart Scrubby Yarn (and it wasn’t even a traditional wash cloth or scrubby, which is even better!)

I thought I’d share with you how I did it.

I also filmed the tutorial, so if you’d like to check out the video instead, you can click: Video Tutorial for Crocheted Scrubby Bunny

Skill Level Needed:

  • basic knowledge of crochet stitches – sc and dc
  • knowledge of how to crochet in rows and in the round

Time Needed:

  • this will take some time depending on how familiar you are with working with scrubby yarn. It takes some getting used to, but once you can figure out where the stitches are it goes pretty quickly. I would say this is a 2 hour project (maybe 3 or 4)

Supplies Needed:

  • Red Heart Scrubby yarn in 2 different colours
  • scrap of black yarn or embroidery floss for facial features
  • size H crochet hook
  • scrap of pink embroidery floss for nose
  • sewing needle and yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
  • stitch markers

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Head and Body: With main coloured Scrubby Yarn

  1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
  2. 2 sc in each stitch (12)
  3. 1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch around (18)
  4. 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch around (24)
  5. 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch around (30)
  6. – 10. sc around (30)

11. sc in the next stitch, sc2tog around (20)

12. sc around (20)

13. sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch around (30)

14. sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around (40)

15. sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next stitch around (50)

16.-17. sc around (50)

At this point we are going to crochet in row for awhile. It is easier if you use stitch markers at both the beginning and end of the rows in order to better see where the rows are starting. Scrubby yarn makes it difficult to see!

18. sc in the next 25 stitches, turn, ch1

19. – 23. sc in 25 stitches, turn, ch1

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make the back side of the bunny body, attach yarn to the right side of the stitches left unworked on round 17. If you need help visualizing this part, I suggest checking out the video tutorial.

Repeat rows 18. – 23. on this side. Do Not Fasten Off.

If you haven’t ch1 and turned at the end of row 23, then do so now. We are going to continue in rounds again.

24. sc around, joining the two sides (50) This will create 2 holes to insert the arms into later.

25. – 32. sc in each stitch around (50)

Fasten Off.

Weave in ends.

Outer Ears – Make 2 in main colour

  1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  3. – 5. sc around (12)

6. sc in the next 2 stitches, 1 sc2tog around (9)

7. – 9. sc around (9)

10. 1 sc, 1 sc2tog around (6)

11.-12. sc around (6)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Inner Ears – Make 2 in contrasting colour

  1. ch 12, turn, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, sc in chains to the end

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing

Sew inner ear to outer ear.

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Sew finished ears to head. You can also sew on the facial features at this point. I used the pink contrasting scrubby yarn for the nose of the white bunny. I used black yarn for the facial features of the pink bunny and the eyes of the white bunny.

Arms – Make 2 with main colour

  1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  3. – 6. sc around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach arms to armholes on body making sure that there is space for fingers to go to make it into a puppet.

The heart mid-section that I put on the white bunny was not as successful as I had hoped. I’ll paste in the pattern I used for it below, but I am also warning you that you might need to do some extra shaping to make it look like a heart. Or just leave it out. No biggie!

  1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
  3. 1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch around (18)
  4. 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch around (24)
  5. ch 3, 3 triple crochet in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, 3 triple crochet in next stitch, sl st in next stitch.

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew heart into place. You can shape it to desired heart shape while sewing.

Enjoy!


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