{Free Pattern} Ili Pika

Do you know what an ili pika is? I didn’t know either until a couple of weeks ago. The ili pika (what an adorable name too, we love to say it often lol) is a tiny bunny type animal that lives in China. Apparently it was discovered in 1983 (wow, right?) and it was not documented again until 2014 (double wow!). Unfortunately it’s an endangered species but I hope they save the little guy.

Naturally, I had to crochet one, it’s so so cute! And I decided to make the pattern available for free. I hope you make one too and please show me your work, also tag me if you post it on Instagram. For this amigurumi I used Katia Tencel-Merino yarn in brown and pink and a 2.25 hook. The eyes were made from black felt, the catch lights were embroidered with white sewing thread and the nose was embroidered with brown embroidery thread in 3 strands. I also decorated it with a few pink buttons.

Ili Pika Amigurumi Pattern

Stitches and abbreviations

– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease
– 2x, 3x = 2 times, 3 times
– ch = chain
– FO = fasten off

Head

Start with the base of the head. With brown, chain 7, then
1. start working from 2nd ch from hook: inc 2x, sc 3, inc, turn to the other side of the chain, inc 2x, sc 3, inc (18)
2. inc 2x, sc 6, inc 3x, sc 6, inc (24)
3. inc 2x, sc 9, inc 3x, sc 9, inc (30)
4. *inc, sc 4* around (36)
5. *inc, sc 5* around (42)
6. sc around (42)
7. *inc, sc 6* around (48)
8. – 14. sc around (48)
15. *dec, sc 6* around (42)
16. – 19. sc around (42)
20. *dec, sc 5* around (36)
21. sc around (36)
22. *dec, sc 4* around (30)
23. *dec, sc 3* around (24)
24. *dec, sc 2* around (18)
25. *dec, sc* around (12)
26. dec around (6) FO

Muzzle

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. 2 sc in first ch, 1 sc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch FO

Ears

1. with brown, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc 5* around (14)
4. – 6. sc around (14)
7. *inc, sc 6* around (16)
8. *inc, sc 7* around (18)
9. sc around (18) FO

Body

1. with brown, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc* around (18)
4. *inc, sc 2* around (24)
5. sc around (24)
6. *inc, sc 3* around (30)
7. – 11. sc around (30)
12. *dec, sc 3* around (24)
13. – 14. sc around (24)
15. *dec, sc 2* around (18)
16. – 17. sc around (18) FO

Hands

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. – 4. sc around (12)
5. join brown yarn and sc around (12)
6. sc around (12) stuff lightly
7. *dec, sc 4* around (10)
8. – 10. sc around (10)
11. *dec, sc 3* around (8)
12. – 13. sc around (8) FO

Legs

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. – 4. sc around (12)
5. join brown yarn and sc around (12)
6. sc around (12) stuff lightly
7. *dec, sc 4* around (10)
8. – 10. sc around (10)
11. *dec, sc 3* around (8) FO

{Free Pattern} Chunky Bunny

Easter is approaching fast and because we’re all stuck at home due to the Coronavirus I thought it would be nice to share one of my patterns, so you too can enjoy this mega cute and chunky amigurumi bunny. It looks like a decorated Easter egg! It’s very easy to make, you can finish it in a few hours. I used Rosarios4 Candy yarn and a 2.25 hook. Its eyes are a simple French knot, for wich I used embroidery thread with only 3 strands. The nose was embroidered with simple sewing thread and I also added a felt bowtie, per my daughter’s request. Enjoy!

Chunky Bunny Pattern

Stitches and abbreviations

– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease
– FO = fasten off

Body

Note that you start with the bottom of the body.
1. make 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc 1* around (18)
4. *inc, sc 2* around (24)
5. *inc, sc 3* around (30)
6. *inc, sc 4* around (36)
7. *inc, sc 5* around (42)
8. – 16. sc around (42)
17. *dec, sc 5* around (36)
18. – 23. sc around (36)
24. *dec, sc 4* around (30)
25. sc around (30)
26. *dec, sc 3* around (24)
27. *dec, sc 2* around (18)
28. *dec, sc 1* around (12)
29. dec around (6) FO

Ears

1. make 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. – 6. sc around (12)
7. dec once, sc rest of the row around (11)
8. sc around (11)
9. dec once, sc rest of the row around (10) FO

Hands

1. make 6 sc in a magic ring
2. *inc, sc 2* around (8)
3. – 4. sc around (8) FO

Legs

1. make 6 sc in a magic ring
2. *inc, sc 1* around (9)
3. sc ar (9) FO

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Sunny Rose Pear

I’M CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY SITE AND MY OTHER ONLINE SPACES. MY ETSY SHOP IS NOT WORKING AND IT WILL SOON BE TAKEN DOWN, AS I AM PLANNING TO SELL MY PATTENS HERE ON MY SITE. I’M SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THE FREEBIE SECTION FOR SOME NICE FREE CROCHET PATTERNS.

Adorable pears that can be toys for children (or cats) or pretty home decor ornaments. I made these for my shelf. They brighten my day no matter how grumpy the weather is. Pattern available in my Etsy Shop, link in menu. Commercial use OK, the pattern file includes my written permission that allows selling of items made of this pattern.

Saffy the Fox

I’M CURRENTLY WORKING ON MY SITE AND MY OTHER ONLINE SPACES. MY ETSY SHOP IS NOT WORKING AND IT WILL SOON BE TAKEN DOWN, AS I AM PLANNING TO SELL MY PATTENS HERE ON MY SITE. I’M SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THE FREEBIE SECTION FOR SOME NICE FREE CROCHET PATTERNS.

Saffy (short from Saffron) is a cute little fox who likes to have fun outdoors. Her favoured things to do are to chew and scratch everything, dig in the dirt and eat fruit. 😀

I designed this cutie in the past months. Then I decided to stop procrastinating and write the pdf pattern so I can finally open my Etsy shop. So you can purchase the pattern and the cool thing is that it’s commercial use OK, meaning you can sell finished items based of this pattern.

Seriously, though. Is’t she cute? ❤ My little girls want one so badly.

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I am participating in Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing. 😊 Here are my fill-ins:

1. I have a thing for sf and fantasy novels.
2. Coffee makes me functional.
3. I’m surprised that I can’t come up with anything to write here. I guess nothing surprises me anymore. 🤷‍♀️
4. To make a long story short, I have a million things to do and no will. I think I have autumn asthenia or something.

Procrastinating

I have so many things to do. Among many others, a few projects to finish…

I also need to declutter a few areas of my house because we are going to move in a few months. But it’s like my brain and my hands froze. I can’t focus on anything. Anything! So many things to do and I just lost this day reading a novel, chilling in the garden and browsing Guinea pigs videos on Instagram.

At least the cats are happy because I did not vacuum today either. ´͈◡ `͈




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