Flopsy the Bunny – Bunny in a Dress – Free Crochet Pattern

Flopsy the Bunny is my newest animal-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The easiest bunny outfit ever!

I love making clothing for my amigurumi, but I hate having to make extra pieces and then having to fit those around the body.

My super low-effort but great result solution is to make most of the outfit using a simple color change!

The entire shirt and sleeves are all made from color changing, and the skirt of the dress is worked directly onto the body using a BLO technique.

Tips for working with alpaca yarn!

If you’ve never worked with alpaca yarn before, here are a few tips to get you going on your way. You don’t have to use the alpaca yarn that I recommend, but it makes the entire amigurumi super soft and squishy, so I love using it whenever possible!

Alpaca yarn is not too difficult to work with as a novelty yarn, but it still is less defined than acrylic or cotton yarn since it’s so much fluffier. I wouldn’t recommend you use it for a first project, but maybe for a second or third!

Alpaca yarn tends to be listed as a higher weight on most sites. This yarn is listed as bulky, but I would consider it more of a worsted weight yarn and I use the same size hook on it that I do for sport weight yarn.

This tends to be the same across different vendors, so keep that in mind when buying alpaca yarn and trying to figure out what size hook to use with it!

Alpaca is a little squishier than cotton or alpaca so it’s easy to overstuff when the crochet fabric doesn’t have the same rigidity. Just keep checking to make sure that your amigurumi piece isn’t lopsided!

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The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!


Flopsy the Bunny loves springtime, especially the warmer weather that allows her to wear her favorite pink dress. She’s straightforward and quick to make, especially since her dress is created through a simple color change and a skirt that’s worked on at the end. A perfect toy for a baby shower in the spring!


Confused about materials? For all my personal recommendations of my most-used tools, yarns, and supplies, check out my favorites in this complete guide!

  • WeCrochet Wonderfluff (bulky, but reads as worsted)
    • (<1 skein) Sweet Pea Heather (pink)
    • (<1 skein) Bare Wonderfluff (white)


  • Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
  • 4.0mm safety eyes
  • pink embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers


  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  3. Stuff the head and the body firmly at the openings so that the neck is stable upon completion.
  1. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them. See this blog post here for tips on sewing!

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Color Coding

For this pattern, the MC is off white, and the CC is light pink.

Final Size

7″ x 2″

LEGS (in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: (2 sc, inc) x2 (8 sts)
  • Round 3-8 (6 rnds): sc around (8 sts)
  • Invisible finish off, and weave in the end. Stuff very lightly. Make another leg identically, but do not finish off.

BODY (in CC)

  • Round 1: Beginning off the side of the leg you are working on, 8 sc around the other leg, then work 8 sc around the original leg to connect the legs (16 sts)
  • Round 2: In BLO, sc around (16 sts)
  • Round 3-6 (4 rnds): sc around (16 sts) Round 7 (2 sc, dec) x4 (12 sts)
  • Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff.

  • DRESS (in CC and in joined rounds. We will be working in round 2 of the body, into the horizontal bars left over from the BLO stitches)
  • Round 1: Attach yarn into the BLO stitch at the back of the body from round 2 of the body. Chain 1, then pick up single crochet stitches all around, slst into the first stitch. (16 sts)
  • Round 2: ch, hdc inc x16, slst (32 sts)
  • Round 3: ch, hdc inc x32, slst (64 sts)
  • Round 4: ch, hdc around, slst (64 sts)
  • Invisible finish off and weave in end.

HEAD (in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x6 (42 sts)
  • Round 8-13 (6 rnds): sc around (42 sts)
  • Insert 4mm safety eyes between rounds 11 and 12, 7 sts apart.
  • Round 14: (5 sc, dec) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 15: sc around (36 sts)
  • Round 16: (4 sc, dec) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 17: sc around (30 sts)
  • Round 18: (3 sc, dec) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 19: sc around (24 sts)
  • Round 20: (2 sc, dec) x6 (18 sts)
  • Stuff.
  • Round 21: (sc, dec) x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 22: dec x6 (6 sts)
  • Finish off, and weave in the end. Using the tail from the body, sew the head to the body.

EARS (in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: (sc, inc) x3 (9 sts)
  • Round 3: (2 sc, inc) x3 (12 sts)
  • Round 4-13 (10 rnds): sc around (12 sts)
  • Do not stuff. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Flatten the ear and seam the opening shut, and then fold the seamed side of the ear in half lengthwise and sew across to secure. Make another identically and sew to the left and right sides of the head, between rounds 3 and 4.

ARMS (begin with MC.)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: (2 sc, inc) x2 (8 sts)
  • Round 3-5 (3 rnds): sc around (8 sts)
  • Round 6: (2 sc, dec) x2 (6 sts)
  • Round 7: Sc around (6 sts)
  • Switch to CC. Stuff very lightly using the tail end of the yarn.
  • Round 9-10 (2 rnds): Sc around (6 sts)
  • Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Make another identically. Sew the arms to the left and right side of the body, at the seam between the head and the body.


Using pink embroidery thread, embroider a small x directly between the eyes, between rounds 13 and 14.

Flopsy the Bunny is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.