amigurumi · Crochet

Lilac The Bunny Pattern!

This post may contain affiliate links, for which I may earn a small commission from if you make a purchase. This will not affect the price you pay. See our disclosure policy for more information.

It’s finallllyyy here guys! My first BIG ami pattern =) Lilac is amazing, and I can promise you won’t regret making her =) She sits about 30 cm tall, so she definitely has some presence about her!

Lilac The Rabbit – Full Pattern

All crochet patterns and terms I use are in UK, but if you want them in US then check out this handy stitch converter.

Materials:

  • 2 Skeins of Bernat velvet yarn in Smokey Blue – I got mine from Amazon
  • Chunky white yarn for pompom tail – I used Bernat velvet yarn again as I have a future pattern for the rest, but if not just any chunky white yarn. Bernat velvet white
  • 4.5mm hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes – I got mine on Ebay as I tend to buy them in bulk!
  • Pom Pom maker – I used Clovers extra large pompom maker. However, you can make them with cardboard instead.
  • Grey yarn, preferably 4ply. This is for the nose and mouth. I used leftover WI yarn in slate grey.

Skills used/required:

  • Treble Crochet (tc)
  • Half Treble Crochet (htc)
  • Chaining
  • Double crochet increase (inc) and decrease (dec)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Magic Ring
  • Double crochet

So, after you have your yarn, hook and a beverage of your choice to hand, let’s get crafting!

Ears:

Row 0: 5 dc in a magic ring.

Row 1: Inc, 5 dc. (6 stitches total)

Row 2: * Inc, 2 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (8 stitches total)

Row 3: * Inc, 3 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (10 stitches total)

Row 4: * Inc, dc, inc, 2 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (14 stitches total)

Row 5: dc all around. (14 stitches total)

Row 6: * inc, 6 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (16 stitches total)

Row 7: * Inc, 7 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (18 stitches total)

Row 8: Inc, 8 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (20 stitches total)

Row 9: * Inc, 4 dc *. Repeat from * three more times. (24 stitches total)

Row 10-20: dc all around. (24 stitches total)

Row 21: * dec, 10 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (22 stitches total)

Row 22-25: dc all around. (22 stitches total)

Row 26: * dec, 9 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (20 stitches total)

Row 27: * dec, 8 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (18 stitches total)

Row 28: * dec, 7 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (16 stitches total)

Row 29: * dec, 6 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (14 stitches total)

Row 30-33: dc all around. (14 stitches total)

Row 34: * dec, 5 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (12 stitches total

Row 35: * dec, 4 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (10 stitches total

Row 36-40: dc all around. (10 stitches total)

You should now have finished ears! I didn’t stuff mine as I wanted them really floppy, but if you want to I would advise only minimal stuffing =)

Head:

We will be making the head from the front to the back, to allow for making the point for the nose.

Row 0: Magic ring 6 dc.

Row 1: dc increase in each stitch. (12 stitches total)

Row 2: * inc, dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (18 stitches total)

Row 3: * inc, 2 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (24 stitches total)

Row 4: * inc, 3 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (30 stitches total)

Row 5: * inc, 4 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (36 stitches total)

Row 6-8: dc in each stitch. (36 stitches total)

This is where I sewed the nose using grey yarn. I sewed it through row 0 and 3, to create a nice big nose! I also created a mouth, going from the middle of the nose down to row 4, and then following row 4 to get a nice smile! You can also attach the eyes here, I attached them at row 9, to the sides of the nose.

Row 9: * inc, 5 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (42 stitches total)

Row 10: * inc, 6 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (48 stitches total)

Row 11-13: dc in each stitch. (48 stitches total)

Row 14: * inc, 7 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (54 stitches total)

Row 15-18: dc in each stitch. (54 stitches total)

Row 19: * inc, 7 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (48 stitches total)

Row 20: * inc, 6 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (42 stitches total)

I started stuffing the head here.

Row 21: * inc, 5 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (36 stitches total)

Row 22: dc in each stitch. (36 stitches total)

Row 23: * inc, 4 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (30 stitches total)

Row 24: * inc, 3 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (24 stitches total)

Row 25: * inc, 2 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (18 stitches total)

Row 26: * inc, dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (12 stitches total)

You should now have a stuffed, complete head! Finish with a drawstring close (looping yarn under and over dc posts from final stitch). Pulling the drawstring closed should result in a clean finished look =)

Body:

We will be making the body from the base to the neck, so that we can then join the body to the head afterwards :).

Row 0: Magic ring 8 dc.

Row 1: dc increase in each stitch. (16 stitches total)

Row 2: * inc, dc *. Repeat from * 7 more times. (24 stitches total)

Row 3: * inc, 2 dc *. Repeat from * 7 more times. (32 stitches total)

Row 4: * inc, 3 dc *. Repeat from * 7 more times. (40 stitches total)

Row 5: * inc, 4 dc *. Repeat from * 7 more times. (48 stitches total)

Row 6: * inc, 5 dc *. Repeat from * 7 more times. (56 stitches total)

Row 7: * inc, 14 dc *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (60 stitches total)

Row 8-9: dc in each stitch around. (60 stitches total)

Row 10: * inc, 9 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (66 stitches total)

Row 11: * inc, 10 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (72 stitches total)

Row 12: inc, 11 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (78 stitches total)

Row 13-18: dc in each stitch. (78 stitches total)

Row 19: * dec, 11 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (72 stitches total)

Row 20-21: dc in each stitch. (72 stitches total)

Row 22: * dec, 10 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (66 stitches total)

Row 23: dc in each stitch. (66 stitches total)

I started stuffing the body here, to help keep it more rigid as I crocheted =D. Keep stuffing as you continue down.

Row 24: * dec, 9 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (60 stitches total)

Row 25: dc in each stitch. (60 stitches total)

Row 26: * dec, 8 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (54 stitches total)

Row 27-28: dc in each stitch. (54 stitches total)

Row 29: * dec, 7 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (48 stitches total)

Row 30-31: dc in each stitch. (48 stitches total)

Row 32: * dec, 6 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (42 stitches total)

Row 33-34: dc in each stitch. (42 stitches total)

Row 35: * dec, 5 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (36 stitches total)

Row 36: * dec, 4 dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (30 stitches total)

Row 37: * dec, 4 dc *. Repeat from * 4 more times. (25 stitches total)

Row 38: * dec, 3 dc *. Repeat from * 4 more times. (20 stitches total)

You should now have a finished body, all stuffed and ready to go! Sew the ears to the head ( I attached Lilacs 9 rows behind the eyes), and then the head to the body. Now we just need to make the arms and feet!

Legs:

Row 1: Chain 8.

Row 2: Increase in the 2nd chain from the hook, dc in next 5 ch, 4 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 st, increase in final st. (18 stitches total)

Row 3: dc, inc, 4dc, 6 inc, 4dc, inc, dc. (26 stitches total)

Row 4: 2dc, inc, 4dc, *dc, inc*. Repeat from * 5 more times. 4dc, inc, 2dc. (34 stitches total)

Row 5: inc, 9dc, inc, * 2dc, inc*. Repeat from * 4 more times. 8dc. (41 stitches total)

Row 6: dc, inc, 39dc. (42 stitches total)

Row 7: In back loops only, dc in all stitches. (42 stitches total)

Row 8-10: dc in all stitches. ( 42 stitches total)

Row 11: 12dc, dec, *2dc, dec*. Repeat from * 4 more times. 8dc. (36 stitches total)

Row 12: dc in each stitch (36 stitches total)

Row 13: 11dc, dec, *dc, dec*. Repeat from * 4 more times. 8dc. (30 stitches total)

Row 14: 10dc, 6 dec, 6dc. (24 stitches total)

Row 15: dc in each stitch (24 stitches total)

Row 16: *2dc, dec*. Repeat from * 5 more times. (18 stitches total)

You should begin stuffing here. Maintain a light amount of stuffing to allow for nice squishy legs!

Row 17-36: dc in each stitch. (18 stitches total)

Attach the legs to the base of the body using a mattress stitch =)

Arms:

Row 0: dc 6 into a magic ring.

Row 1: inc in each stitch. (12 stitches total)

Row 2: * inc, dc *. Repeat from * 5 more times. (18 stitches total)

Row 3: * inc, 3 dc, inc, 4 dc *. Repeat from * once more. (22 stitches total)

Row 4-6: dc in each stitch (22 stitches total)

Row 7: *dec, 3 dc, dec, 4 dc*. Repeat from * once more. (18 stitches total)

Row 7-10: dc in each stitch (18 stitches total)

Start stuffing here =)

Row 11: *dec, 4dc*. Repeat from * twice more. (15 stitches total)

Row 12-27: dc in each stitch (15 stitches total)

You can stop here if you want to attach your arms to the side. As I attached Lilacs to the front, I did these few stitches to allow for the top of the arm to go up higher and create an easier join.

Row 28: 3htc, 4tc, 3htc, 5dc. (15 stitches total)

Row 29: 10htc, 5dc. (15 stitches total)

You should now have you arms nice and ready to go. Sew them onto the front of side using a mattress stitch =)

Once you have done this, you should basically be ready to go! All you need to do now is make and attach a nice pompom as a cute little tail, and take loads of pictures to send to me! I love seeing what you all make =) 

I hope you found the instructions okay, and enjoy making your own Lilac! And don’t forget to make Lilac’s friends, Stephanie and Maggie the Easter chicks! 

Happy crocheting all!

Abigail

Thank you for sharing my tutorials, patterns and general ramblings 😊 Doing this helps support this site, which helps me make more patterns for you all!

Please do not sell the actual pattern, please just send a link to this post if needed. This pattern is free for all who wish to visit my site.

You can sell your completed items, I only ask that you link back to this post when you do, and reference MillwardMakes as the creator of the pattern. Do not use my photos for your sale photos. Do not distribute my patterns as your own. Permission is not granted for mass production of any kind.

If you wish to collaborate on a project, please feel free to contact me =)

One thought on “Lilac The Bunny Pattern!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s