The Velveteen Rabbit

So I’ve got this left over velvet yarn. I also needed an easy (aka big hooks, big stitches) project to do in the car on our road trip. I know its not ideal to amigurumi with double crochets. And I will admit the rabbit is not super sturdy but because of that he’s unbelievably soft and cuddly.

I forgot to find a pattern before we left so here is my somewhat sketchy notes on what I made up on the way. Use this pattern as a guideline please, you may need to fiddle it around a bit. If you find huge errors let me know and I will correct them.

If you make one post a pic, I’d love to see!

The Velveteen Rabbit

Body and head (the peanut)

Ch3, dc 7 times in first loop, sl into chain to close circle (8)

Ch2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (16)

Ch2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (32)

Ch2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (64)

Ch2, dc once in each loop, sl to close (64) repeat to desired body length (I did 7 more rows)

Ch2, decrease every 2 dc into one, slip to close (32)

Ch2, decrease every 2 dc into one, slip to close (16)

Ch 2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (32)

Ch2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (64)

Ch2, dc once in each loop, sl to close (64) repeat to desired head length (I did 4 more rows)

Ch2, decrease every 2 dc into one, slip to close (32)

At about this point you should start stuffing.

Ch2, decrease every 2 dc into one, slip to close (16)

Ch2, decrease every 2 dc into one, slip to close (8)

Using tapestry needle pick up 8 loops throw a bit more stuffing in there and then pull closed.

Arms (make 2, or 8, you know whatever floats your boat)

Ch3, dc 7 times in first loop, sl into chain to close circle (8)

Ch2, dc twice in each loop, sl to close (16)

Ch2, dc once in each loop, sl to close (16) repeat to desired length (I did 7 more rows)

Stuff.

Press the arm closed flat, line up the stitches. Using hook slip stitch the opening closed. Leave a long tail for sewing on body.

Legs (again, make 2 if your into it)

Ch3, dc 7 times in first loop, sl into chain to close circle (8)

Ch2, sc twice in next 4 stitches, then 2 hdc in one stitch, 2dc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in last stitch, sl to close (16)

Ch2, sc twice in next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in last 2 stitches, sl to join. (32)

Ch2, dc in each stitch, sl to close. Repeat once.

Ch2, dc next 14 stitches, dc two together next 16 stitches, dc in last 2 stitches, sl to join.

Ch2, dc next 12 stitches, dc two together next 12 stitches, sl to join.

Ch2, dc in each stitch, sl to join. Repeat to desired length (I did 6 more rows)

As with arms: stuff then fold opening flat with toe pointed forward, using a slip stitch through both sides of fold close the opening. Leave long tail for attaching.

Ears (make 2)

Ch 8, form a loop with sl st.

ch2, and dc in next 7 stitches, sl to join. Repeat to half of total desired length of ear (I did 6 rows total)

Ch 2, 2dc in next stitch, dc next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, sl to join

Ch 2, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 4 times, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 3 times. Sl to join

Ch2, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 5 times, 2 dc in next stitch, dc 4 times. Sl to join.

Ch2, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 4 times, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 3 times, sl to join.

Ch2, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 3 times, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 2 times, sl to join.

Ch2, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 2 times, dc next 2 stitches together, dc 1 times, sl to join.

Fold ear along natural fold (should be obvious where it wants to fold). Do not stuff. Close tip with sl st across both layers (only 2 and a knot really needed). Cut yarn and push tail into ear.

Tail

Ch3, dc 8 times into first chain, sl st to join.

Ch2, dc twice into each stitch, sl st to join.

Ch2, dc into each stitch, sl to join.

Ch2, dc next 2 stitches together 4 times, sl to join.

Stuff.

Ch2, dc next 2 stitches together 2 times, sl to join

Sew opening closed and then sew onto body.

Making up

Pretty straight forward, put all the bits where you want them. I sewed from above and below for more sturdiness. I haven’t figured out a good face yet. Will keep you posted.

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