One of the unexpected but most enjoyable parts of my crochet journey has been being able to connect with other crocheters online. I first was introduced to Juli, aka ‘Once Upon a Cheerio’ on the hunt for a fun crochet wreath pattern for the holidays a few years back. Juli had made an awesome 12 Weeks of Christmas Crochet Projects roundup. I got a great pattern to make through this roundup, but more importantly, I ended up connecting with Juli through Instagram, and have been following her and her amazing blog ever since!
To Infinity…. and Beyond!
Last August, Juli came out with the most ADORABLE pattern: a Buzz Lightyear Bunny that I immediately fell in love with! I even went out and bought purple yarn special for making Buzz within 48 hours of her releasing this pattern. Like many children of the 90’s, Buzz Lightyear holds a special place in my heart, being one of the integral characters of the classic movie Toy Story (and it’s many sequels). If you haven’t seen it (has anyone not? serious question), you should. It is one of the most endearing and heart-warming movies ever. Despite my great love of this character and his bunny-ified version, I never got around to making him.
Just For Me
A few weeks ago when I decided to ‘officially’ start my Just For Me Ami project, Buzz seemed like the perfect addition! This week, I finally had the opportunity (aka I’ve got a nasty cold and am stuck on my couch) to work on Buzz! This bunny pattern shares many similarities with Juli’s other bunny pattern Some Bunny in the Hood and is just as cute!
The pattern for Buzz Lightyear Bunny is well written and easy to follow. It utilizes a 4.00 mm hook, though it easily can be dropped down to a smaller hook if that is your fancy (I used a 3.25 mm). I used worsted weight acrylic yarn (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads), but DK weight yarn and a smaller hook would work nicely as well! Buzz utilizes colour changes on his tummy as well as his wings, and also includes working with surface slip stitches. If you are new to either of these, there are lots of amazing tutorials out there to guide you through. I love his over-sized head and stitched details.
Buzz is such a fun pattern to make, and it definitely makes me want to make Juli’s other bunny pattern too (I can’t pass up on a cute bunny!). If you are looking for a fairly quick, fun and unique amigurumi to make for yourself or the Pixar fan in your life, look no further than Buzz Lightyear Bunny!
If you are interested in joining me in my ‘Just for Me Ami’ project, follow along with what I make, or are interested in finding well written free amigurumi patterns, consider following my Pinterest Board! If you have made or found any small amigurumi patterns that you think I should add to my list, please do not hesitate to contact me! I’m always on the hunt for new items to add!