Here are some sketches of the design process.
A bunny has an inconvenient body shape for a crochet doll. That’s because it has an egg shape head obliquely on top of an egg shaped body. (Hopefully the sketches clarify that.) If you would crochet the head and body in two pieces, it means that the openings of both the head and body are in the wrong place, and sewing together two closed pieces gives a weird result. I did do that for crochet Boefje, but wasn’t happy with the result because the doll has no ‘neck’. For this new bunny I had to make that look better, so decided to make a round head with a little flat muzzle to get the eggy shape.
I hope I’ll have the bunny finished soon!