BAMBINA, our little long-eared amigurumi bunny

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What you'll need to make your crocheted Bambina:

  • Crochet number: 3mm.
  • Thread type: 100% Baby pure merino wool (DMC) and lana Bambini (Lanas Stop).
  • Color:  white and pink (dress, body, sleeves, bow and  y traditional frilly knickers). Light beige (head, ears, limbs, tail).
  • Size: 28 cm approximately.
  • Amount of yarn:  5 g white, 10 g pink , 25 g light beige.
  • Wool sewing needle.
  • 2 little amigurumi eyes, (safety eyes).
  • 2 white buttons for the dress.
  •  Amigurumi stuffing: with this type of stuffing we get a soft very nice squeezable amigurumi. 

Pattern to create Bambina.

When our sister gave us the great news that she was pregnant with a girl we wanted to make something very special for our beloved niece, so we got on with it and started crocheting our little Bambina, our beautiful long-eared bunny. To make Bambina we will make all the parts first and then we will sew them together.

To make the head follow the following pattern:

  • R0: we start by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 6 sc. Number of stitches: 6.
  • R2: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R3: we make 2 sc in the 1st stitch and 1 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18. 
  • R4: we make 2 sc in the 1st stitch, 1 sc in the 2nd one and 1 sc in the third one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R5: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and 2 sc in the 4th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R6: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and 2sc in the 5th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R7: we make 2 sc in the first stitch and 1 sc in the next 5 stitches. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 42.
  • R8: we make 1 sc in the first 6 stitches and 2sc in the 7th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 48.
  • R9: we make 2 sc in the 1st stitch and 1 sc in the next 7 stitches. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 54.
  • R10: we make 2 sc in the 1st stitch and 1 sc in the next 8 stitches. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 60.
  • R11: we make 1 sc in the first 9 stitches and 2 sc in the 10th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 66.
  • R12: we make 2 sc in the 1st stitch and 1 sc in the next 10 stitches. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 72.
  • R13-18: we make 1sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 72.
  • R19: we make 1 sc in the first 10 stitches and decrease in the 11th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 66.
  • R20: we make 1 sc in the first 9 stitches and decrease in the 10th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 60.
  • R21: we make 1 sc in the first 8 stitches and decrease in the 9th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 54.
  • R22: we make 1 sc in the first 7 stitches and decrease in the 8th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 48.
  • R23: we make 1 sc in the first 6 stitches and decrease in the 7th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 42.
  • R24: we make 1 sc in the first 5 stitches and decrease in the 6th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R25: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and decrease in the 5th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R26: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and decrease in the 4th. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R27: we make 1 sc in the first 2 stitches and decrease in the 3rd. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.

When you finish this row you can place the safety eyes and fill Bambina's head with the stuffing. You can also embroider the nose and mouth; you can do so before or after you've placed the stuffing. The eyes are a great guide to place the nose just in the right place. If you decide to embroider the nose and mouth before stuffing the head you can hide the knot inside it, where it won't be seen, but if you decide to do it after, when the head is already filled, you can hide the knot behind the nose, that way it won't be seen either.

To make the body:

  • R0: we start crocheting, with the white yarn, by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 6 sc. Number of stitches: 6.
  • R2: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R3: we make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18. 
  • R4: we make 2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the 2nd one and 1 sc in the 3rd one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R5: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and 2 sc in the 4th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R6: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and 2 sc in the 5th one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R7-9: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R10: we make 1 sc in the first 16 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 34.
  • R11: we make 1 sc in the first 15 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 32.
  • R12-13: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 32.
  • R14: We change the yarn to pink. We make 1 sc in the first 14 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R15: we make 1 sc in the first 13 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 28.
  • R16-17: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 28.
  • R18: we make 1 sc in the first 12 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 26.
  • R19: we make 1 sc in the first 11 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R20-21: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R22: we make 1 sc in the first 10 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 22.
  • R23: we make 1 sc in the first 9 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R24-25: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R26: we make 1 sc in the first 8 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.

After this row we place the stuffing into Bambina's body.

To make Bambina's long ears:

  • R0: we start by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 5 sc. Number of stitches: 5.
  • R2: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 5.
  • R3: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R4-5: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R6: we make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the 2nd one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 15.
  • R7-8: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 15.
  • R9: we make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the 2nd one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 22.
  • R10-14: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 22.
  • R15: we make 1 sc in the first 9 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R16-17: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R18: we make 1 sc in the first 8 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R19: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R20: we make 1 sc in the first 7 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 16.
  • R21-23: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches 16.
  • R24: we make 1 sc in the first 6 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R25-27: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R28: we make 1 sc in the first 5 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R29-31: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R32: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R33-42: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R43: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 8.
  • R44-50: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 8.

Bambina's long ears don't need any stuffing, so once they're done we just have to sew them to the head.

To make the legs:

  • R0: we start by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 6 sc. Number of stitches: 6.
  • R2: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R3: we make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R4: we make 2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the 2nd one and 1 sc in the 3rd one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R5: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R6: we make 1 sc in the first 11 stitches and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 26.
  • R7-9: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 26.
  • R10: we make 1 sc in the first 11 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 24.
  • R11: we make 1 sc in the first 10 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 22.
  • R12: we make 1 sc in the first 9 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R13: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R14: we make 1 sc in the first 8 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R15: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R16: we make 1 sc in the first 7 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 16.
  • R17: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 16.
  • R18: we make 1 sc in the first 6 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R19: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R20: we make 1 sc in the first 5 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R21: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R22: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R23: we make 2 sc in the first 3 stitches, decrease in the 3 next stitches and 1 sc in the last stitch. Number of stitches: 10.
  • R24-37: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 10. 

To make the traditional knickers we use as the base row the last row we made for the legs:

  • R1: we change to white yarn. We make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 20.
  • R2: we continue with white yarn and make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches 40.
  • R3: we change to pink yarn y make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 80.
  • R4: we continue with pink yarn and make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 160.

After row 4 we stuff Bambina's legs.

To make the arms:

  • R0: we start, with beige yarn, by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 6 sc. Number of stitches: 6.
  • R2: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R3: we make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 18.
  • R4-6: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 26.
  • R7: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 15.
  • R8: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R9: we make 1 sc in the first 2 stitches and decrease in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 9.
  • R10-20: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 9.
  • R21-27: we change to pink yarn and make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 9.

After this row we stuff the arms with the amigurumi stuffing.

To make Bambina's super cute tail:

  • R0: we start by making a magic ring.
  • R1: inside the magic ring we make 6 sc. Number of stitches: 6.
  • R2: we make 2 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R3: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 12.
  • R4: we decrease in the first stitch, we make 1 sc in the 2nd one and 1 sc in the 3rd one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 9.

After this last row we fill with the stuffing.
 

To make the dress:

  • R1: we start with the pink yarn. We make ch 30 and close it with a slst. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R2: we make 1 sc in each c. Number of stitches: 30.
  • R3: we make 1 sc in the first 4 stitches and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R4: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 36.
  • R5: we make 1 sc in the first 5 stitches and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 42.
  • R6: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 42.
  • R7: we make 1 sc in the first 3 stitches and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 52.
  • R8-15: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 52.
  • R16: we make 1 sc in the first 25 stitches and 2 sc in the next one. Repeat till the end of the row. Number of stitches: 54.
  • R17: we change to white yarn and make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 54.
  • R18: we change to pink yarn and make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 54.
  • R19: we change to white yarn and make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 54. 

  • H20: we change to white yarn and add the edge in picot stitch. To do this we follow Diagram 1: 1 sc in the first 2 stitches, 3c and 1 sc in the next stitch. Number of stitches: 54.

Diagram 1. Picot stitch.

To make Bambina's dress straps: 

  • R1: we make 3 c. Number of stitches: 3.
  • R2: we make 1 sc in each c. Number of stitches: 3.
  • R3-R19: we make 1 sc in each stitch. Number of stitches: 3. 

We repeat this to create the other strap and then we sew them both to the dress.

To make the little pocket:

  • R1: we make 14 c. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R2: we make 1 sc in each c. Number of stitches: 14.
  • R3-R8: we skip the first stitch and we make 1 sc in each one of the rest of the stitches of the row. Number of stitches: 8. 

When the pocket is ready we sew it to the dress.

If you made it till here that means you've crocheted all the parts that compound our beautiful little bunny. You can really sew them in any order, pretty much, but here are some tips:

  • We advice you to sew the legs before the tail, that way it will be easier to place the latter in the right position using the legs as a guide.
  • If you sew the arms before the ears you are going to be able to see a lot more clearly how the ears are going to hang and how far they're going to reach, you will want them higher or lower depending on how they look in relation to the arms. It will help you decide as well if you want them to hang to the sides or towards the back.
  • If the arms are sewn before the head, their seams can be done in the inside of the body and they won't be seen.
  • You can sew the legs before you put the stuffing in the body , so the seams are in the inside of the body and won't show, but, actually, the traditional knickers hide the seams pretty well, so the legs can be sewn no problem once the body is stuffed.

Yes! You made it! Now you can enjoy your very own beautiful Bambina! Hug her! squeeze her! She's to cute not too!