This darling velvet crochet bunny lovey is so cozy and snuggly! Made with chunky velvet yarn, it will be your baby’s favorite squishy friend. The construction of this bunny lovey is very easy and the chunky yarn makes it a quick project for an evening or weekend. This post includes affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!
I missed the velvet trend of the late 90’s. I admit, I wasn’t sure how much I loved it when it started coming around again. However, it has started to grow on me! I bought a couple skeins of Bernat Velvet without any particular plan for them.
All it took was a bit of skein squishing to realize this delicious yarn would be perfect for little something for a baby. I decided it would be perfect for a simple crochet baby lovey, so this velvet crochet bunny lovey was born.
The velvet yarn is a thicker weight, so this little lovey is a quick evening or weekend project. Also, it’s much easier to work with than other boutique/textured yarns. The stitches are more pronounce so I didn’t find it to be a challenge to work what in the least.
The evening before publishing this post I decided to whip up a darling little crochet knot hat as well. It’s a darling set, and would be so cute for photos! The velvet knot hat is available on the PDF download.
You can get it on Ravelry or Etsy (thank you SO much for your support!)
VELVET CROCHET BUNNY LOVEY – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need: (affiliate links)
– 7mm, 6mm Hooks
– Bernat Velvet in 2 colors
– Darning Needle
Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch
BLO – Back Loops Only
Gauge: (not important)
The written pattern below is FREE in-text. However, if you would like a pretty downloadable PDF, which includes the pattern for the newborn knot hat (and you would like to offer support for Whistle and Ivy!) you can get one in my Ravelry or Etsy shops. The PDF is formatted for easy crocheting on-the-go or for easy printing, it doesn’t include ads or comments. Thanks for your support!
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LOVEY BLANKET PATTERN: (use 7mm Hook) Approx. 14″ x 14″
1. Work a SC foundation of 35 sts. Turn. (approx 14″ long)
2. – 21. Ch 2. Hdc in same st. Working in BLO, hdc in each remaining stitch, leaving last st unworked. Work a hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn.
VELVET BUNNY HEAD: Use 6mm hook (make 2)
1. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in each remaining ch. Turn. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in same st. Sc in next 6 sts. Work 2 sc in last st. Turn (10 sts)
3. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in same st. Sc in next 8 sts. Work 2 sc in last st. Turn (12 sts)
4. – 5. Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (12 sts)
6. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in same st. Sc in next 10 sts. Work 2 sc in last st. Turn (14 sts)
7.- 10. Sc in each st across. Turn. (14 sts)
11. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc in next 10. Sc2tog. Turn. (12 sts)
12. – 13. Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (12 sts)
14. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc in next 8 sts. Sc2tog. Turn. (10 sts)
15. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc in next 6 sts. Sc2tog. Turn. (8 sts)
16. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog Turn. (6 sts)
BUNNY EARS: Use 6mm Hook (make 2)
Start with Magic Ring. Work in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of the round.
1. Work 5 sc into ring (5 sts)
2. Sc in each st (5 sts)
3. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in last st. (7 sts)
4. Sc in each st (7 sts)
5. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. (9 sts)
6. – 7. Sc in each st around. (9 sts)
8. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. (11 sts)
9. Sc in each st around. (11 sts)
10. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts. (13 sts)
11. – 13. Sc in each st around. (13 sts)
14. Sc2tog. Sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog. Sc in next 5 sts. (11 sts)
15. Sc2tog. Sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog. Sc in next 4 sts. (9 sts)
16. Sc2tog. Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Sc in next 3 sts. (7 sts)
17. Sc in each st around. (7 sts)
BUNNY LOVEY CONSTRUCTION:
Begin by sewing a cute face onto one side of the head. Keep it simple. Two embroidery stitches work perfectly for sleepy eyes and a couple passovers of the same stitch make a cute little bunny nose.
Next, pin the lovey together. Sandwich the two ears at the top of the head between the two head pieces. Sandwich the blanket between the two head pieces as the bottom. Make sure to pin everything in place.
Using a darning needle and a length of yarn the same color as the head, sew around the head, taking special care to sew the blanket and the ears in place.
To tell you the truth, I don’t love how the face turned out on mine. I can’t wait to see what you do with it! Please share on Instagram or Facebook and tag me! @whistleandivy
Make sure to double check that you have removed all pins before giving your velvet crochet bunny lovey to your baby!
This velvet yarn is so dreamy and soft. Have you tried it?
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