Light Lime Crocheted Bunny Ring Rattle

It’s already the second week of Spring and Easter is just around the corner. I like Easter time since I was little – chocolate eggs hidden all around the house, small presents, tasty bakery made by my grandma… All in all, a great time to chill and spend time with your family. As I often have many relatives coming over with kids I decided to create a nice and bright toy for the little guests. Meet my bunny ring rattle made with love and a light lime yarn.

Crochet materials and tools:

<> 2 mm Crochet Hook;

<> YarnArt Jeans - 55% cotton, 45% acrylic. Yellow colors: 50 grams = 160 m. In total < 0.5 skein.

<> Yarn Needle;

Note for crocheters:

Use safety eyes or good thread to stitch eyes as tight as possible. Or even better to embroider the eyes so that your baby won’t pull them off and swallow.

Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:

Sc: single crochet

Dec: single crochet 2 stitches together. Please check how to make an invisible decrease

St: stitch

Inc: sc twice onto the same stitch

Sl st: slip stitch

Crochet the head:

Make magic loop or adjustable circle.

Round 1: sc 6 in the magic ring. Place stitch marker if needed. (6)

Round 2:  sc twice in each st. (12)

Round 3: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (36)

Round 7: *sc 5, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (42)

Round 8: *sc 6, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (48)

Round 9-15: sc in each stitch. (48)

Round 16: *sc 6, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (42)

Round 17: *sc 5, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (36)

Round 18: *sc 4, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (30)

Round 19: *sc 3, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (24)

At this point stuff the head with hollow fiber or any other soft material. You will also need rattle bells to put inside the head.

Round 20: *sc 2, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (18)

Round 21: *sc 1, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (12)

Round 22:  dec all way around. (6)

Break the yarn leaving 10 cm (4”) tail. Pull it through remaining 6 stitches and pull tight to close the hole.  Do not cut the yarn.

Crochet the handle:

Chain 13.

Sl st into the first chain. Sc in each chain stitches around. Work in the back loop for the first round only. Do not sl st at the end of the first round but simply continue working in a spiral method. It means you make sc in each stitch until you reach desired handle’s length. (20 cm / 7.5”)

Stuff the tube from both sides and sew two edges together.

Crochet ears (make 2):

Make magic loop or adjustable circle.

Round 1: sc 6 in the magic ring. Place stitch marker if needed. (6)

Round 2:  sc twice in each st. (12)

Round 3: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (24)

Round 5-7: sc in each stitch. (24)

Round 8: sc 4, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (20)

Round 9: sc in each stitch. (20)

Round 10: sc 3, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (16)

Round 11-13: sc in each stitch. (16)

Round 14: sc 2, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (12)

Round 15-16: sc in each stitch. (12)

Round 17: sc 1, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (8)

Round 18-20: sc in each stitch. (8)

Break the yarn leaving 10 cm tail for sewing. Do not stuff ears.

Crochet arms (make 2):

Round 1: sc 6 in the magic ring. Place stitch marker if needed. (6)

Round 2:  sc twice in each st. (12)

Round 3: *sc 1, inc, repeat from * till the end of round. (18)

Round 4-6: sc in each stitch. (18)

Round 7: sc 1, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (12) Stuff hand only and don’t stuff the arm.

Round 8: sc 1, dec, repeat from * till the end of round. (8)

Round 9-17: sc in each stitch. (8)

Break the yarn leaving 10 cm tail for sewing.

Assembly:

Sew ears to the top of the head and arms onto the top of the handle. At the end sew head to the arm and handle. Embroider nose, eyes, lips and eye browns.

Chain 60 for the scarf and bow. Do no tie them. Sew tightly onto the body.

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