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Crochet lop rabbit pattern

The crochet lop rabbit is finished! In my previous post I wrote about how I’d had some trouble getting everything right, but I did.

I’m proud to present my crochet lop rabbit, a crochet bunny with a true rabbit personality.

"gehaakte hangoor konijn"

"gehaakte hangoor, gehaakt hangoorkonijn, crochet lop rabbit"

I think this bunny is an improved version of my first crochet lop rabbit. He looks a bit more sturdy I think. I’m really happy with the result. Many lop bunnies are two coloured, so I made a two coloured pattern. Grey and white is probably more common but I preferred to use more ‘wild’ colours. Here’s a picture of the new and the old version.

gehaakte hangoor konijnen

If you’re going to make this crochet bunny, the crocheting part is the easy part. You can of course also make a one coloured version, or a normal bunny, if you make the ears a little bit shorter. When you assemble the pieces, you give your rabbit his character and looks, so do it carefully.

The rabbit is 6 inch/15,3 cm long when made with worsted weight yarn. The pattern is written in standard American terms and contains a clear instruction of how to crochet and attach the rabbit. It also contains many instruction images to help getting the right result. You can find the crochet lop rabbit pattern in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me here. Have fun in making him and if you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate.


Face & expression, Tips & Tricks

Animal safety eyes

When I tried different eyes for my lop bunny pattern, I noticed that if I used coloured eyes, they seemed smaller than the same size of black eyes. Because I hadn’t taken that into account, I ordered a bunch of eyes in black and brown and couldn’t use the brown ones because they looked much too small. I had to buy new eyes.

I decided to write a post about this in my ‘Tips & Trick’s’  section to give you a heads up.

I made some pictures to illustrate this topic. (The eyes are not attached completely but are just inserted loosely without the safety backs.)

From left to right: 11 mm/0,43 inch black safety eyes, 12 /0,47  black safety eyes, same size brown safety eyes, the eyes in 11 mm, 12 brown and 12 black. I’m going to use the 11 mm black eyes or the 12 mm brown ones. The 12 mm black ones look too big.

Actually it’s quite logical a coloured eye looks smaller, because it has a transparent ‘orb’ on top of the flat coloured circle, which reflects the light a bit. You can also look a bit through the eyes.

Conclusion. If you’re going to use coloured eyes, keep in mind that they look smaller and buy them one step bigger or buy a few sizes so you have the right size for sure.



Next project

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something after Starfox. I’m already working on my next project and have a long list of ‘popkes’ I want to design. I’ve posted that list a while back but the dolls on it have to wait a bit longer to be made…..

The project I’m working on now is a ‘crochet bunny with floppy ears’, a lop rabbit. Some time ago I made such a bunny pattern, in memory of our sweet pet Boefje. Because it was a very personal doll, I didn’t want to share the pattern I made for it, even though I got a lot of enthusiastic comments and request for it. That’s why making a similar crochet bunny got priority above the dolls on list.

This is the bunny I made back then.

"crochet lop rabbit"

I’m also setting up a Craftsy ‘shop’, and the pattern for the lop rabbit I’m going to offer there for a small amount.