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Extreme Amigurumi Crochet: Mega Bun!

When I got this extreme crochet hook a few weeks ago, my first thought was to wonder if it’s possible to make an extreme amigurumi…

Extreme 25mm crochet hook, with 3.5mm crochet hook for comparison
That’s my new size 50 (25mm/1 inch) crochet hook, with a standard E US/3.5mm hook for comparison…

I raided my stash for the thickest fuzzy yarns I could find, and held three strands together as I crocheted, following my Baby Bunnies pattern.

And the short answer is: yes!

Mega Bun extreme amigurumi (made from Baby Bunnies crochet pattern by PlanetJune)

Mega Bun is the softest, cuddliest bunny you can imagine. She’s so squeezably soft and her floppy ears are just adorable.

Mega Bun extreme amigurumi (made from Baby Bunnies crochet pattern by PlanetJune)

She measures an astounding 26″ (66cm) from nose to tail – that’s almost 6 times the size of the original Baby Bunnies…

Mega Bun extreme amigurumi (made from Baby Bunnies crochet pattern by PlanetJune)

Her puffball tail alone is the size of two Baby Bunnies stacked on top of each other!

The other bunnies and guinea pigs aren’t at all bothered by her size – they’ve accepted her as one of their own and are enjoying playing with (and on) their giant cousin:

Mega Bun extreme amigurumi (made from Baby Bunnies crochet pattern) with Baby Bunnies and Baby Guinea Pigs, crochet patterns by PlanetJune
Awww! Extreme cuteness!

Now, the long answer to “can you crochet an extreme amigurumi” is more like “yes – with caveats…”, so don’t run out and buy a bunch of fuzzy yarn just yet! If you have any questions about Mega Bun, or want to know more about how I made her, I’ll share all the details of the process of crocheting Mega Bun (and the difficulties I encountered in trying to make an extreme amigurumi) in a separate ‘Making Of’ post, coming soon.

But in the meantime, I hope my photos help you to imagine how squishably soft my adorable giant bunny is!

Mega Bun extreme amigurumi (made from Baby Bunnies crochet pattern by PlanetJune)


Oh, and if you’d like to make any baby bunnies or guinea pigs of your own (giant or regular-sized!) you can find all the Baby Bunnies and Guinea Pigs crochet patterns here 🙂

Baby Bunnies and Baby Guinea Pigs crochet patterns by PlanetJune


UPDATE: The ‘making of’ post is up! Click through to read Extreme Amigurumi: the Making of Mega Bun!

16 Comments »

  1. Miriam P. said

    Soo cute! But also a tiny corner of my mind finds Mega Bun just a little bit scary looking. I’ve probably just watched too much Monty Python…

    • June said

      Haha yes – I hadn’t even made that connection! I was starting to worry that I may have created a monster as she got larger and larger, but after I’d added her cute little (big) eyes and nose she just looked too adorable to be scary 🙂

    • .: petrOlly :. said

      LOL! But this bunny isn’t white with red eyes ?

  2. Christine Galindo said

    Oh my goodness, such an adorable bunny. Love it!

  3. June, your mega/bun is outstanding!

  4. Kendra said

    Adorably done! I was excited at the thought and am not disappointed!

  5. Heather said

    Adorable!

  6. David R Grrindel said

    WOW ! The biggest hook I own is a 15.5 mm (was for a rug project) and yours is almost twice that. Can’t wait to hear more about Mega-Bun. So many questions … where you get the eyes … how many car loads of stuffing …. I’ll be waiting. Thanks

    • June said

      The answers are coming! (And they may not all be what you’d expect…)

  7. muna said

    She is Stunning, gorgeous and I love her expression. My question is, did you need to adapt the pattern, or were you able to just follow the original without changes? I would have thought that a few adjustments would be necessary. Would love it if you shared the details of her making with us!!!

    All the best

    • June said

      Thank you, Muna! I tried to keep exactly to the pattern, so I could see if upscaling this much without any modifications would work, and it pretty much did… I’ll tell you all the details of how I made her (with photos – I documented the process for you!) in next week’s post 🙂

      • muna said

        So looking forward to that. And thank you for once again Inspiring us to greater crochet heights!!!

  8. Lindy said

    Gorgeous photos. Love cuddly-looking Mega Bun with the floppy ears, and also think the photo with all the little ones clambering around is so cute!
    Love, Lindy xx

  9. AWWW! Mega Bun is so cute and floofy and adorable ? Can’t wait to read about how you made him ?

  10. Leslie said

    I need a Mega Bun! I am eagerly awaiting your post so that I can determine if the Mega Bun is achievable. What would you rate the difficulty rating for this?

    • June said

      Hmm, I think you’ll have to judge that for yourself, Leslie! (The next post is coming tomorrow – it’ll have plenty of detail for you…)

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