{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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{Free Pattern} Pretty Snowstar

This is one of my favoured snowstars because it’s so pretty and lacy and sweet. 🙂 It is very easy to make and fast too. It looks best when made with good yarn. Natural and organic yarns are pricey unfortunately, but they are also more quality. For these stars I used Concept – Cotton Cashmere and Tencel-Merino yarn by Katia.

Pretty Snowstar Pattern

Info

The pattern is written in US terminology. You will need yarn, crochet hook suitable for your yarn choice, a larger needle to weave in the ends and some fancy thread or ribbon to use as hanger. Some people like to stiffen the ornaments. See Google for stiffening suggestions – this is something I haven’t done yet.

Stitches and abbreviations

– MR = magic ring
– st = stitch
– sl st = slip stitch
– ch = chain
– sc = single crochet
– dc = double crochet
– hdc = half double crochet
– picot (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook – his is the simpler version. The other version is to ch 3, yo and then sl st in 3rd ch from hook through all loops.)

Instructions

Make a magic ring
1. ch3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch 2, *2 dc, ch2* 5 more times, end with sl st in top of ch3 (12
dc, 6 ch2 spaces).
2. sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch2 space, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same space, ch1, skip next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, ch1, skip next 2 dc, repeat from the star until end. Sl st on top of first dc made in this round.
3. ch1 (counts as a sc), hdc in next dc, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next ch1 space, *sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next ch2 space, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next ch1 space, repeat from the star 5 more times, end with a sl st in the
starting ch1.

Cut yarn, weave in ends, stiffen if desired and attach a ribbon or something of your choice in between two of the star’s corners or on top of a corner. I am going to hang mine in a white tree, so I used pieces of this fuzzy yarn as a hanger.

That’s it. Happy crocheting! ❤

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