Can you all believe that it is August already? It felt as though the first half of the year had flew by pretty quickly. I had been caught up with a relocation and studies which pretty much explains my absence from here (though I was still moderately active on Instagram).
Anyway, if you have been following me on Instagram, you would have noticed that my Instagram account recently achieved the 500 followers mark. Therefore, to celebrate this milestone and to thank you awesome people, I had decided to release my first ever free pattern for Wooyoo The White Belly Bunny!
Some months back, I did a craft swap with one of my friends, Rachel Liew. I requested for some of her beautiful hand carved rubber stamps while she requested that I crochet an amigurumi based off her beloved pet rabbit, Wooyoobun. She even provided me with a sketch of how she wanted the amigurumi to look like.
Isn’t Rachel’s sketch just too adorable? I love the bunny’s chubby cheeks and the little details on its face. When I received her sketch, I was super excited to make her sketch “come alive” in amigurumi form.
For the bunny’s head, I decided to start off with a series of chains and crocheting around those chains (instead of the usual magic circle) to get an oval shape head.
Before I proceeded further with the head, I used the tail from the beginning chain to close up the holes that was visible on top of the head. Then I tied a knot at the back so that the sewing would not unravel.
To create the bunny’s chubby cheeks, I made consecutive increases at the area where I wanted the cheeks to be at. Then I continued crocheting evenly for a few rows until I was satisfied with the size of the bunny’s head. To close up, I made some sharp decreases so that the chubbiness of the bunny’s cheeks would be maintain.
For the bunny’s body, I started off with a magic ring and widen it at the belly area and subsequently decreased slightly for a slimmer upper body.
Next, I worked on the bunny’s ear. I crocheted two long oval shaped ears in grey and two little pink strips as the inner ears. The pink strips are sewn in the centre of the ears right before the last round of the ears. Don’t they resemble bunny ears now?
Then I worked on the bunny’s arms. The arms are a little different from usual. I worked a few rounds at the start and then, for the upper part, I crocheted in rows instead. This is to make the arms resemble the pose in the sketch, that is the top part of the arms are attached to the body and the bottom part pokes out a little.
Then I crocheted two little grey feet for the bunny, two little white feet patches and a white bob tail, as well as its white belly!
Now is the time for sewing all the parts together.
First the body is sewn onto the head. Next, is the white belly. Then came the little arms and feet.
For the facial features of the bunny, I cut out two circular shapes of black felt for the eyes and two smaller circular shapes of white felt for the eyeballs. As for the cheeks, I cut out two oval shapes of pink felt. After glueing them onto the face, I worked on the nose by embroidering it on with some black thread.
Isn’t Wooyoo such a darling bunny? I really adore the little details on its chubby face. Wooyoo is capable of sitting upright without leaning on anything thanks to its two little feet and its bob tail.
And here is another photo of Wooyoo from the back with its cute little bob tail. It kinds of resembles Totoro from the back. I hope you enjoyed reading about the creation process of Wooyoo The White Belly Bunny. The pattern for Wooyoo will be available within the next few days so stay tuned for that.
Before I end the post, I would like to thank Stephanie from All About Ami for giving me the inspiration to write a step-by-step post to complement the pattern. I had contacted Stephanie prior to releasing this post and she has been so generous and kind about me doing this. Thank you so much, Stephanie!
Till the next project. xoxo