Christmas Jammies Bunny

The bunnies were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of carrot-cake danced in their heads. In anticipation of Santa Bunny arriving soon, this little bunny has got her Christmas jammies and favorite teddy with her! She’ll be sure to be fast asleep this Christmas Eve, in hopes of a stocking full of treats and toys come Christmas morning. 

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

Size: 6.5 inches seated from the tip of the ears

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Materials

  • Hook: 3.5 mm and 2.5 mm (see other notes for sizing)
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 120 yards-, Fur Colour of your choosing, Blue, small amount of Pink for the nose, Light Blue for the pillow (I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads).
  • Yarn: Light Weight: Approx. 80 yards- Brown (I used Patons Astra)
  • Safety Eyes or Embroidered Eyes- 2 10 mm and 2 8 mm
  • Polyfill
  • Needle
  • Black and White Embroidery Thread
  • Optional: Stitch Markers and pins, button, thread for sewing on button

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.

Teddy Sizing– The teddy pictured was created using a light weight yarn and 2.5 mm hook to make him smaller than the bunny. The bunny seated from bum to the top of his head is 4.5 inches, whereas the bear is 3 inches high seated. Using a 3.5 mm hook and worsted weight the bear following the same pattern is just over 4 inches when seated.

Colour Change– When changing from one colour to another, in your final SC stitch after you have 2 loops on your hook, pull through with your new colour. In the next stitch of the next row, a SL ST is worked as it creates a more seamless colour change that is not as obvious.  Leave the green yarn attached when you switch to the red on the belt so you can more easily switch back to green without reattaching. When sewing the head and body together, you might consider sewing so that the colour change is on the back-this way you can sew the bunny tail where the change occurs to make it less obvious.

Bunny 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.

Completed bunny face

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

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.

Body:

In blue 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. Set aside for later.

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)

Switch to blue colour yarn

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.

Legs: (make 2)

In blue 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. FO, leaving a length of yarn for sewing and set aside.

Tail:

In fur colour yarn:

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, leaving a long tail for sewing and set aside.

Snowflakes:

Using white embroidery thread and a needle, sew a series of snowflakes onto your body, arms and legs in a variety of sizes, evenly spread out. To make the snowflakes, insert your needle into the body/arm/leg and come out where you want your first snowflake to start, making sure to pull through far enough so the thread is hidden within the body part. Insert your needle where you would like the first arm of your snowflake to end, and come out again where you want the next arm of the snowflake to start. Repeat for a total of 3 lines over top of each other to form each snowflake. Repeat as many times as you would like for the number of snowflakes you would like to have on your jammies!

Now, add an optional button to where you want the front of the body to be with some thread and a needle. You can now sew the head, arms, legs and tail in place, using pins to help place them before sewing on.

Pillow Pattern:

CH 2 does NOT count as a stitch. You can add more to the starting chain or additional rows to make the pillow larger if you so wish!

In blue colour yarn:

R1: CH 12, HDC in 3rd st from hook and HDC across remaining CH (10 ST)

R2-12: Turn, CH 2. 10 HDC across (10 ST)

Leaving the yarn attached, fold the rectangle that has been created in half and SC evenly across the 3 open sides, making sure to SC 2-3 stitches in each corner. Before you finish your SC on the final side, add some stuffing. FO and weave in the ends.

Teddy Pattern:

Switch to 2.5 mm hook and DK weight yarn to make a smaller teddy

Head:

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC in 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)

R6-11: SC around (30 st)

At this point, you can sew on your nose with embroidery thread, and insert your eyes. I placed mine between rows 5 &6, approximately 9 st apart. See accompanying photo for nose and eye placement.

R12: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R13: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

Start stuffing the head with polyfill and continue for final rows.

R14: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R15: (INV DEC) x6 (6 st)

FO and using a needle and the yarn tail, close the hole and weave in the ends.

Ears: (make 2)

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC in MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC around (10 st)

R3-4: SC around (10 st)

FO, leaving a tail for sewing.

Pinch the ears in half so they are flat. Pin them to head and sew on around row 10-11. Weave in the ends.

Body:

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC in MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

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

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

R5-8: SC around (24 st)

R9: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

Begin stuffing the body.

R10: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R11: (4 SC, INV DEC) x2 (10 st)

Finish stuffing, FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pin the head to the body (I attached mine so the neck of the body was connected to the head between rounds 7-10 below the nose and mouth) and sew in place, weaving in the ends.

Arms: (make 2)

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: (SC, INC SC) x3 (9 st)

R3-4: SC around (9 st)

R5: (SC, INV DEC) x3 (6 st)

Put a bit of stuffing at the tip of the arm.

R6-7: SC around (6 st)

To close, pinch sides closed and 3 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. FO, leaving length of yarn. Pin the arms to the sides of the body and sew in place. Weave in the ends.

Legs: (make 2)

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3-4: SC around (12 st)

R5: (SC, INV DEC) x4 (8 st)

R6-9: SC around (8 st)

Stuff the legs lightly at the bottom of foot. To close, pinch sides closed and 4 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. FO, leaving a length of yarn. Pin the legs to the base of the body and sew in place. Weave in the ends.

Tail

In brown colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC into MR (5 st)

R2: SC around (5 st)

SL ST to next SC, FO and leave a tail of yarn. Pin to the back of the body, around R4-6 and sew in place with a needle. 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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