Dust bunny amigurumi crochet pattern free from Hooked by Kati
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Dust Bunny | Free Crochet Pattern

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This Dust Bunny crochet pattern will help you create your very own fluffy, adorable amigurumi, perfect to hide behind doors to scare away real dust bunnies, or to have as a snuggle with his soft brushed-out fur. A much better way to Spring Clean than with a dust pan!

Achoo!

Dust Bunny free crochet pattern from amigurumi designer, Hooked by Kati

I have a soft spot for dust bunnies too. I always thought it was such a nice way to explain away the blobs of dirt, hair, and lint behind the doors in the house. It made them seem less sinister and therefore, less gross the clean up.

There is nothing at all sinister about this Dust Bunny! He even looks better with a few scraps of stray yarn, weird gauges or fiber contents, stuck in his gray fur, since all dust bunnies are made up of who-know-what that ends up behind a door.

Construction

The loop stitch is very simple and fun once you find your rhythm with it. I have a video on the loop stitch, including increases and decreases here.

You can also learn how to get the best results cutting and brushing your loops for maximum fuzz!

This pattern is also available as a Premium Pattern! You can get the Premium Pattern 2.0 on Ravelry or Etsy.

Dust Bunny | Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

You Need to Know: Chains (ch), single crochet (sc), increases and decreases, mattress stitch sewing. Knowledge of the loop stitch is helpful but not required. Be eager to learn and ready to have fun!

For a quick refresher of these basic skills, go to www.hookedbykati.com/basics

You Will Practice Easy Techniques:

  • How to make a 3-dimensional object in crochet
  • How to shape using increases and decreases
  • How to create fluff with loop stitches

Supplies

Measurements

5” in diameter x 8” tall including ears

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.

Special Stitches

Loop-st – Loop stitch: Insert hook through st, loop yarn back to front over 1 finger, slide hook over nearside of loop, grab farside of loop and pull through st, yo, pull through both loops on hook, remove finger from loop.

Loop-st dec – loop stitch decrease: Insert hook through st, yo, pull through st, insert hook through next st, loop yarn back to front over 1 finger, slide hook over nearside of loop, grab farside of loop and pull through st, yo, pull through both loops on hook, remove finger from loop.

Loop-st inc – Loop stitch increase: Work two loop sts in next st.

Fringe threading: Fold strand of yarn in half, insert hook into desired st in work, wrap loop of yarn over hook, pull through st, wrap both strands over hook, pull through loop on hook, pull tight.

Instructions

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Body

With GRY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Loop-st inc (see Special Stitches) in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 Loop-st (see Special Stitches), loop-st inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 loop-st, loop-st inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: Loop-st evenly around.  

Rnds 9-12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice.

Insert safety eyes on st apart between Rounds 9 and 10.

Rnd 13: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 14: [3 loop-st, loop-st dec (see Special Stitches)] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Stuff.

Rnd 16: [Loop-st, loop-st dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 17: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Ears

(Make 2)

Checkboxes for duplicate parts are in red.

With GRY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnds 3-4: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 8: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 9: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)

Rnd 10: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 11: [8 sc, inc] twice. (20)

Rnds 12-13: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 14: [8 sc, dec] twice. (18)

Rnd 15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [7 sc, dec] twice. (16)

Rnd 17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18: [6 sc, dec] twice. (14)

Rnd 19: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 20: [5 sc, dec] twice. (12)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat.

Finishing

Using tail from ears, sewing through both layers of last rnd, sew to top of body 4 sts apart, centered over the eyes.

Bend end of one ear over slightly.

Cut loops by inserting scissors into loops and pulling straight up before cutting to cut each loop in half. Fringe thread (see Special Stitches) a few strands of scrap yarn in PNK and BRN and cut to same length as loop strands.

Being careful not to scratch safety eyes, slicker brush yarn in all directions to fluff.

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Dust Bunny free crochet pattern from amigurumi designer, Hooked by Kati

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You may sell products made by this pattern, but please link back to hookedbykati.com or credit Hooked by Kati on the craft fair tag. Do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale; that’s not nice and also illegal.

If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

Here are some more free crochet patterns that use the loop stitch for you:

Worry Pet

Scrappy the Sloth

Amelia the Sloth

Clark the Fox

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9 Comments

  1. WHERE TO DOWNLOAD: near the top, you see a picture of the bunny. Scroll down a few paragraphs and just before the large International Crochet box there is a phrase

    Download your copy right here!

    Just click on that and it takes you over to the download page.

  2. For everyone having trouble finding the link to the free download: click the “Download your copy right here!” text (above the International Crochet Blog Hop image) and it will take you to the page with the download. Good luck!

  3. March 23, 2023 Not inding a clickable link for the download nor the code for it. From other comments above they can’t either.

  4. This is just so you will see all the advertisement and no download button. I dislike it when they tell you you can download and just want you to see the ads. What a joke

  5. Can’t seem to figure out how to download the dustbunny on March 21, 2021. There is nothing to click on. I have looked several times and can’t find it so I don’t even think there’s a link.

    1. Scroll up – there is a big pink square that talks about the Blog Hop – just before the free pattern starts – and just above that square, it says “click here to download”. Click that, and it takes you to a page that has a direct download link.

  6. This dust bunny is so cute. I’m looking forward to making him for my mom. It’s a family joke about her disliking dust bunnies with a passion. Question: Do you have any patterns for a rubberduck, my 3 yr old granddaughter loves and collects them. I would dearly love to make her one. All my attempts to design and make one have been total flops.

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