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Pika pika! No, it’s not a Pokemon, but an adorable real-life animal…

Pika crochet pattern (Baby Bunnies Expansion Pack) by PlanetJune

Have you ever heard of a pika before today? Pikas are super-cute and special little creatures – let me tell you a bit about them so you can judge for yourself:

Pika Fun Facts

  • It may look a little like a giant hamster, but the pika is the smallest member of the rabbit family (lagomorphs) that also includes rabbits and hares.
  • Pikas are about 6-8″ (15-20cm) long, and live in rocky alpine areas in the west of North America and in Central Asia.
  • They are nicknamed conies, rock rabbits, boulder bunnies, or whistling hares (for their high-pitched alarm calls).
  • Pikas do not hibernate, so they need to stockpile food for the winter. Every summer, each pika collects and dries out a huge haystack made from grasses and plant stems. The haystack is many times larger than the pika, but it transports the whole thing into its den before the winter comes, a mouthful at a time.
  • Their name should apparently be pronounced PYE-ka, but I’ve heard it said both ways in wildlife documentaries, and PEE-ka is so much cuter, so I’m going with that pronunciation!

Pika crochet pattern (Baby Bunnies Expansion Pack) by PlanetJune

As pikas are related to rabbits, I realised I could design an expansion pack for the Baby Bunnies pattern, so you can turn it into an adorable Pika without having to buy another complete pattern!

Pika crochet pattern (Baby Bunnies Expansion Pack) by PlanetJune

Pika crochet pattern by PlanetJune

What is an Expansion Pack?

Expansion Packs by PlanetJune

  • An Expansion Pack is an add-on to an existing PlanetJune pattern.
  • The Expansion Pack lets you modify or add to the original pattern to create something else.
  • You cannot use the Expansion Pack alone – you must also purchase the original pattern in order to be able to complete the pictured items in the Expansion Pack pattern.

Purchase Options

Okay, you have several bundle options here, so I’ll go through them all for you:

Pika crochet pattern (Baby Bunnies Expansion Pack) by PlanetJune - purchase options

  1. If you already have Baby Bunnies, you can buy the Pika Expansion Pack for only $3 individually from the shop.
  2. If you haven’t yet bought Baby Bunnies, you can buy the multipack of Baby Bunnies & Pika, and save 50c on the pair!
  3. Or, you can buy the triple pack of Baby Bunnies 1, Baby Bunnies 2 & Pika, and save $1.50 on the individual prices!

Has that confused you? Don’t worry! Check out all these options, together with their prices, right here 🙂

Launch Discount

Now, if you’ve already bought Baby Bunnies (or Baby Bunnies 1 & 2), you won’t be able to save that 50c (or $1.50). But, for 7 days only, add the Pika Expansion Pack pattern to your shopping cart, together with anything else (totalling $5 or more), then use the code PIKAPIKA at checkout and you’ll still get your discount! (Valid until next Friday: 20th March 2020.)

Note: If you don’t need anything else right now, this also applies to Gift Certificate purchases, so you can pick up a $5 gift certificate now, get your discount, and have $5 in your PlanetJune account ready for your next purchase, or to send to a crocheting friend!


If you’re not ready to make your Pika just yet, don’t forget to heart and queue it on Ravelry so you don’t forget about it:

Pika: 

Baby Bunnies:

Baby Bunnies 2:

What do you think? Don’t you need to add a cute little pika or two to your life?!

5 Comments »

  1. Debora Jarrell said

    I put the rabbits 1 & 2 and the Pika, and the 2 & 3 toed sloth in the cart – totaled $28 but the ” You must spend at least USD $5.00 to redeem this coupon” came up. Is it because the 2 toed sloth is an expansion pack too?

    • June said

      If you’re buying Baby Bunnies together with the Pika, the discount is automatically applied already. The discount code is only for people who’ve already bought Baby Bunnies (which means they can’t get the automatic savings from buying both at once) – sorry if that was confusing 🙂

  2. Michelle said

    June, I don’t know if you realize but the link for your pika on the Ravelry page and on your blog page don’t link to the where you buy it. If that was on purpose, okay, just letting you know. Going to buy my own pika now since I found it on the expansion pack page!

    • June said

      Ugh, thank you! That would explain the lack of sales so far… I’ve fixed them both now 🙂

      • Michelle said

        No problem! I thought you might have done it because you weren’t quite ready but thouht it wouldn’t hurt to tell you just in case! Cool, I must have been the first person to buy it!

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