Angel Bunny

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings! An angel is a symbol of many things, including strength, love, joy and peace. Angel Bunny wishes you a wonderful holiday season with strength, love, joy and peace each day of the coming year! She also wishes her wings were real, as it’s a long climb to the top of the tree!

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Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

Size: 6.5 inches seated, from the tips of the ears down

Materials

  • Hook: 3.5 mm (and 3.25 optional-see Other Notes)
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 120 yards- White, Fur Colour of your choosing, Silver/Grey, Small amount of nose colour (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads for everything but the wings, where I used Caron Simply Soft Party)
  • 10 mm Safety Eyes or Embroidered Eyes
  • Polyfill
  • Needle
  • Two buttons/beads/pearls for the dress
  • Thread for sewing on buttons
  • Optional: Stitch Markers and pins, embroidery thread, silver pipe cleaner (only use this if the bunny is being used decoratively and not as a toy as the pipe cleaner could pull out)

Other Notes:

Magic Ring alternative- If you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain.

Continuous Rounds– Each row is completed in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.

Dress Fitting– Depending on the type of yarn used (stiff vs. loose) and the way in which you complete your SC when making amigurumi (yarn over vs. yarn under), you may find that the dress fits a bit differently than the model. The dress is designed with a bit of extra overlap at the bottom to help with these variances. When sewing on the bottom button, pull the dress across the back until it sits as you like it before fastening. If you find after the first 2 rows that the dress seems to big, consider dropping a hook size.

Stitch Markers– The end stitches for some rows of the dress can be easy to miss, so I recommend marking them with stitch markers.

Halo- The halo for this pattern is made by making a small circle with a silver pipe cleaner and sticking one end into the top of the bunny’s head. If you are planning to give this as a toy to a child, you may wish to instead make a halo with yarn or embroidery thread (make a starting chain long enough to make a circle the size you wish and join with a SL ST) and sew it to the top of the head, or omit the halo completely.

Wing Sizing- The wings pictured uses Caron Simply Soft, which is a slightly thinner worsted weight and produces a slightly smaller wing. If you want your wing to also be a bit smaller, use a 3.25 mm hook. If you like a larger wing, continue with the 3.5 mm hook.

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Want to make more festive bunnies? Check out The Twelve Bunnies of Christmas for more!

Pattern

Head:

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7-R13: SC around (36 st)

R14: (4 SC, INV DEC) x6 (30 st)

Place 10 mm eyes between R10 &11, 5 st apart. If you wish to sew on eyelashes, do not add washers to the back of the safety eyes yet! Remove the eyes once you like their placement, using embroidery thread, sew on two or three eyelashes for each eye, starting where the safety eyes will go and out on an angle. Make sure they are long enough otherwise they will be hidden by the eyes.

Reinsert the eyes and add washers to the back.

Using pink, stitch a nose, running the needle through several times horizontally, in line with the eyes, and one time vertically, 2 rows down.

If you are planning to use a pipe cleaner as a halo, insert it now. To make the halo, make a small circle with the pipe cleaner, leaving an inch or two of leftover pipe cleaner pointing down. Insert the end through the very centre-top of the head and anchor it in place by bending the end of the pipe cleaner back and forth a few times so it can’t easily come out of the top.

R15: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

Start stuffing, making sure to stuff firmly

R16: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

R17: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

FO, and finish stuffing, weaving in the ends.

Ears: (make 2)

Using fur colour yarn:

R1: 5 MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC around (10 st)

R3: (4 SC, INC SC) x2 (12 st)

R4-R6: SC around (12 st)

R7: (4 SC, INV DEC) x2 (10 st)

R8-R11: SC around (10 st)

FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Flatten ears and pinch base in half, sewing back and forth a few times. Pin to the top of the head, about 2-3 round from the top of the head and sew in place. Weave in ends.

Dress:

(The dress is worked in ROWS, where the CH 1 or CH 2 at the beginning of a new row does not count as a stitch. Two button hole loops are made with CH 5, indicated in the pattern below. Depending on the size of buttons you use, you may need to increase/decrease the number of chains to fit around the buttons. When you get to this stage, check to make sure the loop fits around your button before continuing on)

In white colour yarn:

R1: CH 32, CH additional 5 st, SL ST to 5th CH from hook to form loop. Working across the rest of the starting chain: 4 SC, CH 5, skip 7 st, 10 SC, CH 5, skip 7 st, 4 SC (18 SC, 10 CH +5 CH loop)

R2: CH 1, turn. INC SC, 3 SC, 5 SC around 5 CH, 10 SC, 5 SC around 5 CH, 3 SC, INC SC (30 st)

R3: CH 1, turn. IN BLO, INC SC, 28 SC, INC SC (32 st)

R4: CH 1, turn. IN FLO, INC SC, 30 SC, INC SC (34 st)

Now, CH 5, SL ST into 5th CH from hook to make second loop. You do NOT now need to CH 1 before continuing on. If you wish to omit the second button loop and leave the back of the dress open, you will need to CH 1 before moving on to row 5.

R5: (INC HDC, HDC) x 17 (51 st)

R6: CH 1, turn. SC across (51 st)

R7: CH 1, turn. (SL ST, skip st, 2 INC3HDC, skip st) x 10, SL ST to last stitch in row (71 st)

FO and weave in ends. You will come back to sew on the buttons later.

Body:

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6-10: SC around (30 st)

R11: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R12: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18st)

Start stuffing, and stuff subsequent rounds, checking to make sure that it is stuffed firmly enough that the dress fits!

R13: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R 14: SC around (12 st)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to the head and weave in the ends.

Arms: (make 2)

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC in MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC (10 st)

R3-R4: SC around (10 st)

R5: (3 SC, INV DEC) x2 (8 st)

Stuff tip of hand lightly

R6- R9: SC around (8 st)

To close, pinch sides closed and 4 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. FO, leaving length of yarn.

Place the dress around the body with the back held together to determine arm placement. Pin the arms in place and remove the dress. Sew arms to the body and weave in the ends.

Legs: (make 2)

In fur colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC in MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC (12 st)

R3-5: SC around (12 st)

R6: (4 SC, INV DEC) x2 (10 st)

Stuff at base of foot, and continue to lightly stuff up to halfway up the leg

R7: (3 SC, INV DEC) x2 (8 st)

R8-R11: SC around (8 st)

To close, pinch sides closed and 4 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. Finish off, leaving length of yarn.

Pin the legs to the base of the body and sew on. Weave in ends

Tail:

In fur colour:

R1: 4 SC in MR (4 st)

R2: INC SC x4 (8 st)

R3: (3 SC, INC SC) x2 (10 st)

R4: SC around (10 st)

SL ST to first stitch of previous round and FO. Lightly stuff if necessary and pin to the body in a position that will help the bunny sit up (around 2-3 rounds up from the base of the body).

Wings: (make 2)

(The wings are made in Rows. The CH 1 does not count as a stitch.)

In silver colour yarn:

R1: CH 7, SC in 2nd stitch and all across (6 st)

R2-5: CH 1, turn. 6 SC (6 st)

R6: CH 1, turn. 6 SC, then continuing down the side, 5 SC (1 on the end of each row), CH 4 (11 st, 4 CH)

R7: SC in 2nd CH from hook and following 2 CH. 4 SC, INC SC, 6 SC (15 st)

R8: CH 1, turn. SC2TOG, 13 SC, CH 3 (14 st, 3 CH)

R9: SC in 2nd CH from hook and next CH. 12 SC, SC2TOG (15 st)

R10: CH 1, turn. 15 SC, CH 3 (15 st, 3 CH)

R11: SC in 2nd CH from hook and next CH. 15 SC, then 3 SC partway down the side of the inside of the wing (20 st)

FO, with one wing leave a tail for sewing the two together, and weave the other tail in. Sew the two wings together and weave in the ends.

To make the arm straps (x2), CH 14 and SL ST to the 1st CH. FO, leaving a length of yarn for sewing. Position your wings behind your bunny and line the straps up with upper arms, sewing the straps onto the wings. Weave in the ends.

Thank you so much for making this pattern! If you run into any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram! Please remember to tag me @thecozychipmunk #thecozychipmunk so I can see your completed creation!

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