Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—Free Easter Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share a free Easter crochet pattern with you guys…the Velveteen Rabbit pillow!

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—FREE Easter Crochet Pattern

I love this pillow because it can be a cute decoration for your house, OR a snuggle companion for your kids! The velvet yarn makes it sooo soft and cuddly. 🙂

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—FREE Easter Crochet Pattern

I know the velvet yarn debate is huge…but personally, I love it for things like this. It gives this pillow a fabric effect. From a distance, you can’t tell it’s crocheted!

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—FREE Easter Crochet Pattern

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow

BY DESERT BLOSSOM CRAFTS

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Notes:

  1. Pillow is worked in joined rounds from the bottom up, in a long oval shape. Top is seamed. Ears are worked separately from the bottom up and sewn on.
  2. Ch 1 at beginning of rounds does NOT count as st
  3. MAKE SURE to count your stitches at the end of each round. Especially with velvet yarn, it is easy to skip a stitch, and this will throw off the increases and decreases. Stitch counts are provided at the end of each round—make sure to check your stitches against them!

Materials:

  • 1 skein of Bernat Baby Velvet yarn
  • Pink Fingering weight yarn (very small amount for nose)
  • H/5mm Crochet Hook
  • 3.5mm hook (for nose)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • Embroidery Thread in black or dark blue (for eyes)

Did you notice the little Easter eggs I used as a photo prop in the pictures above? They are a FREE Pattern too! Just click HERE to view it!

Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—FREE Easter Crochet Pattern

Measurements:

Approximately 11.5” long, and 12” tall including ears

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Single crochet 2 together – sc2tog

Repeat – rep

Round(s) – rnd(s)

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

Instructions:

Ch 45.

Row 1: NOTE: you will be working on both sides of the chain to achieve an oval affect.

2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 42 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Begin working on opposite side of the ch. 2 sc in first ch. Sc in next 42 ch. 2 sc in last ch. (92 sc) Place stitch marker in last stitch and move up with each rnd.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 44 sc. (2 sc in next st) twice. Sc in next 44 sc. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (96 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 46 sc. (2 sc in next st) twice. Sc in next 46 sc. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (100 sc)

Row 4:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 48 sc. (2 sc in next st) twice. Sc in next 48 sc. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (104 sc)

Row 5:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 50 sc. (2 sc in next st) twice. Sc in next 50 sc. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (108 sc)

Row 6:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 52 sc. (2 sc in next st) twice. Sc in next 52 sc. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (112 sc)

Row 7-38: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in ea st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (112 sc)

Row 39: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 4 sts. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in next 52 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in remaining 47 sc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (108 sc)

Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 3 sts. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in next 50 Sc. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in remaining 46 sc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (104 sc)

Rnd 41: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 2 sts. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in next 48 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in remaining 45 sc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (100 sc)

Rnd 42: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc in next st. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in next 46 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in remaining 44 sc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (96 sc)

Rnd 43: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in next 44 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. Sc in remaining 43 sc. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (92 sc)

Set aside the head for now!

EARS

Ch 20. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring..

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea ch around. Join with a sl st to beg sc. (20 sc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and ea st around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (20 sc).

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (25 sc).

Rnd 4: Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (30 sc).

Rnd 6-11: Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 3 sc. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (25 sc)

Rnd 13-18: Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next 2 sc. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (20 sc)

Rnd 20: Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st and next sc. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (15 sc)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. Sc2tog. *Sc in next st, sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. (10 sc)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, (sc2tog) 5 times. Join with sl st to beg sc2tog. (5 sc). Fasten off and use end to sew up the 5 remaining stitches.  

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Velveteen Rabbit Pillow—FREE Easter Crochet Pattern

NOSE

With 3.5mm hook and fingering weight yarn, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, Sc2tog. Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog. Turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc across. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, Sc2tog. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

FINISHING

Step 1: Embroidering the eyes. Feel free to eyeball it if you’d like. However, I’ll tell you exactly where I placed my eyes:

Count approximately 12 sts from the side of head for the edge of the eye, and 13 rows from top of head. Place 8 sts between the span of one eye. And finally, leave 15 sts in between the two eyes.

Step 2: Attach the Nose. I placed mine 11 rows up from the bottom of head.

Step 3: Stuff your head! Then, sew the top closed. I used a whipstitch seam.

Step 4: Use a thin layer of stuffing to line the ears. You don’t want them to be too puffy, but you also don’t want them to flop too much.

Step 5: Sew the bottom of the ears closed.

Step 6: Sew the ears on the head! Place the ears at the back of the pillow to sew on. You want to sew them a few rows down to give them a bit more support to stand up. (They will still be somewhat floppy, but not as much if you attach them well.)

Weave in all ends—you’re done!