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dwarf bunny

When I was little, I always wanted a Netherland Dwarf rabbit. We ended up with guinea pigs instead, which I never regretted, but I still have a soft spot for cute little dwarf bunnies. Well, now I have the opportunity to do something about that:

dwarf bunny

This bunny started out as a failed attempt to make my abyssinian guinea pig. I realised when I got halfway through that it wasn’t going to work as a guinea pig, so I decided to keep it and see if I could modify it into a bunny for myself.

If you’d like to make one of your own, it’s based on the one-colour Fuzzy Guinea Pig pattern, made in eyelash yarn (by itself; not held together with ww yarn) and a size H (5mm) hook. Before starting the decreases on the body, add a few extra rounds until the bunny looks long enough – just eyeball it. I left off the legs because I figured the fur was long enough to hide them anyway, but you could include the legs if you’d prefer.

For the ears, I used the following pattern:
Rnd 1: Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 st)
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) twice. (8 st)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around. (8 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) twice. (10 st)
Rnds 5-9: sc in each st around. (10 st)
Join with sl st to next st, fasten off leaving long end of yarn to attach ear to head.

Flatten the ears and sew them to the head. Trim down all the fur around the face and ears. Sew on 10mm eyes and embroider the nose.

My guinea pig has taken baby bunny under her wing:

dwarf bunny

Now I finally have the dwarf bunny I always wanted!


  1. xeno said


    I found your site while I was looking for bunny. Your little bunny is so cute!!!!

    I am a knitter and needle felter myself. And I have been looking into making some little animals 😀

    Yours are great!


  2. Zan said

    OMG!!! Are you willing to sell those online on Ebay or something? If so, i would sooo buy one!!!

  3. Tessa said

    I love that abyssinian guinea pig U made! I have an Abyssinian guinea pig named Emily Anne, and i love that stuffed crochet gp you made. Nice work

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  5. Ella said

    Oh my, the first time I ever heard of the Netherland Dwarf rabbit was when I was looking through my school’s library, trying to find a nice small rabbit to get as a pet. I too did not get one, but I’ve always had them in the back of my mind. I never thought anyone else would have even heard of them. (sorry, I’m just so excited to see them acknowledged).

    Anyways, your creations are absolutely beautifully done and truly catch their spirit.

  6. Rebekah said

    He is too cute. I use to raise both guinea pigs and rabbits (netherlands and mini rex). I wish I could find a yarn that would feel like mini rex fur nothing comes close.

  7. They are both so cute and have such adorable faces.

  8. Jessica said

    Aww – that is one very sweet bunny. It’s almost cute enough to make me try again with that horrendous eyelash yarn that I have too much of…

  9. Dalia said

    UAU!!! They are simply adorable!!!!! I have a dwarf bunny and i think that he would like to meet you crochet rabbit!

  10. allison said

    Did you make a little white and brown fuzzy tail? I love bunnies– I had a mini-lop for years 🙂

  11. Tracie said

    Both of those are adorable!

  12. msmusic said

    sooooo sweet! Love seeing them together.

  13. Sheryl* said

    Those are sooo adorable, lol. I love them. You did wonderful work!!!

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