Here it is – finally! The English translation of my mini lalylala pattern. I originally made it because I wanted to crochet a child for the beautifull Rita the rabbit doll from Lydia Tresselt. Then the child got siblings and is now part of a large rabbit family :-)
With a little creativity you can of course use the pattern below to also create other mini lalylala dolls as well as a variety of other amigurumis. Many people have already done that and I love seeing those dolls pop up in my feeds. You can find me right here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lityfa/ and I’m also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lityfa/

Happy crocheting!

mini lalylala and friend

 Rita the rabbit and her child

rita the rabbit and mini rita different sizes

Please notice that the finished result of my pattern is a small rabbit (about 17 cm/6,7 inches) based on the idea of Rita the rabbit (which is about 30 cm/11,8 in). However this is a different pattern and the rabbit you’ll make from it is designed to be small.
To make the parent rabbit you’ll want to get an original Lalylala pattern e.g. Kira the Kangaroo. Then visit Lydia’s page here and get the wonderfull (and free) modification for Rita the rabbit.

Mini Rita the rabbit – a crochet pattern by lityfa

-based on the idea of Rita the rabbit by Lydia Tresselt/Lalylala
Instagram: @lityfa, #minilalylala

 

mini rita the rabbit

Abbreviations and crochet techniques used in the pattern

(US terminology)

[st]: stitch
[ch]: chain stitch
[ss]: slip stitch
[sc]: single crochet
[dc]: double crochet
[2 sc in next st]: increase by crocheting 2 stitches in the next stitch
[dec 1]: decrease one stitch by crocheting the 2 next stitches together through front loops only = invisible decrease.
[blo]: crochet through back loops only
Magic ring
Colour change
[*…*]: repeat from * to * all the way around or as many times as indicated.

The doll is crocheted in a spiral (do not finish the rounds with a slip stitch). Use a marker and move it to indicate the beginning of every new round.

Materials

Suggestion: A crochet hook size 2 mm (metric), Cotton yarn (50 g/160 m/5 ply/sport weight) in brown and blue,  a pair of safety eyes (6 mm) and some poly fiber fill.

Rabbit’s head

mini lalylala head

Using brown yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (42)
Rnds 8-13: sc 42 (6 rnds)
Rnd 14: *sc 5, dec 1*, rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 15: *sc 4, dec 1*, rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 16: *sc 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24)
Add safety eyes in round 12 with 8 stitches between the eyes.

mini lalylala safety eyes
Rnd 17: *sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (18)
Rnd 18:  *sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (12)
Stuff the head firmly.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the head to the body.

Rabbit’s hood

mini lalylala hood

Using blue yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next st*, rep 6 times (42)
Rnd 8: 2 sc in first st, sc 20, 2 sc in next st, sc 20 (44)*
Rnds 9-13: sc 44 (5 rnds)
Rnd 14: dec 1, sc 20, dec 1, sc 20 (42)
Rnd 15: ss 42 (42)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the hood to the head.
*Only increase to 44 stitches if you’ll stuff the head firmly – or else the hood will become to big

Rabbit’s ears (make 2)

mini lalylala ears

Using blue yarn
Rnd 1: sc 4 in magic ring (4)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st (8)
Rnd 3: *sc 1 , sc 2 in next st* rep. 4 times (12)
Rnd 4:  *sc 2, sc 2 in next st* rep. 4 times (16)
Rnd 5: *sc 3, sc 2 in next st* rep. 4 times (20)
Rnd 6:  *dec 1, sc 8* rep. 2 times (18)
Rnds 7 – 10: sc 18 (4 rnds)
Rnd 11: *dec 1, sc 7* rep. 2 times (16)
Rnd 12: sc 16 (16)
Rnd 13: *dec 1, sc 6* rep. 2 times (14)
Rnds 14-15: sc 14 (2 rnds)
Rnd 16: *dec 1, sc 5* rep. 2 times (12)
Rnds 17-18: sc 12 (2 rnds)
Rnd 19: dec 1, sc 4 (10)
Rnds 20-26: sc 10  (7 rnds)
Row 27: Fold the ear and close it by crocheting through both layers: ch 1, sc 4 (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the ear to the hood (round 8 of hood with 8 sts between the ears).

Rabbit’s arms (make 2)

mini lalylala arms

Using brown yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: sc 12 (12)
Rnd 5: dc 3 in next st, sc 11 (12)
Rnd 6: sc 1, dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 4 (10)
Rnd 7: sc 10 (change colour in last st) (10)
Rnd 8: sc 10 (10) Stuff hand.
Rnd 9: dec 1, sc 8 (9)
Rnds 10-28: sc 9 (9)
Rnd 29: dec 1, sc 7 fm (8)
Row 30: Fold the arm and close it by crocheting through both layers: ch 1, sc 3 (4)
Fasten off. You can leave a tail for sewing or weave in ends and crochet on the arms in round 34 of the rabbit’s body)

Rabbit’s legs (make 2)

mini lalylala legs

Using blue yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st (12)
Rnd 3: sc 5, sc 2 in each of the the next 3 sts (= inc 3), sc 4 (15)
Rnd 4: blo, sc 15  (15)
Rnds 5-7: sc 15 (3 rnds)
Rnd 8: sc 6 fm, dec 3, sc 3 (12)
Rnd 9: sc 6, dec 1, sc 4 (11)
Rnds 10-12: sc 11 (3 rnds)
Rnd 13: sc 2, 2 sc in next st, sc 4, 2 sc in next sc, sc 3 (13)
Rnd 14: sc 13 (13)
Rnd 15: sc 3, sc 2 in next st, sc 5, sc 2 in next st, sc 3 fm (15)
Rnd 16: sc 15 (15)
Fasten off, weave in end on the first foot only. Stuff feet.

Rabbit’s body

Rnd 1. Place feet next to each other with toes pointing slighly outwards. You can use a safety pin to hold them together. Crochet together with 1 ss. Begin the round with a sc in the same stitch. (Beginning of the round is on the rabbit’s back). Sc 29 (30)

mini lalylala legs next to each other

Rnd 2: sc 2 in first st, sc 6, 2 sc in next st, sc 14 fm, 2 sc in next st, sc 6, 2 sc in last st. (34)
Rnd 3: sc 34 (34)
Rnd 4: *sc 2 in first st., sc 16 fm* rep. 2 times (36)
Rnd 5: sc 36 (36)
Rnd 6: *sc 2 in first st, sc 8* rep. 4 times (40)
Rnd 7: sc 10, sc 2 in next st, sc 18 fm, sc 2 in next st, sc 10 (42)

mini lalylala body

Rnds 8-10: sc 42 (3 rnds)
Rnd 11: *sc 12, dec 1* rep. 3 times (39)
Rnd 12: dec 1, sc 37 (38)
Rnd 13: sc 9, dec 1, sc 16, dec 1, sc 9 (36)
Rnd 14: dec 1, sc 16 fm, dec 1, sc 16 (34)
Rnd 15: sc 8, dec 1, sc 14, dec 1, sc 8 (32)
Rnd 16: sc 8, dec 1, sc 12, dec 1, sc 8 (30)
Rnd 17: sc 30 (30)
Rnd 18: sc 8, dec 1, sc 10, dec 1, sc 8 fm (28)
Rnd 19: sc 28 (28)
Rnd 20: sc 8, dec 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc 8 (26)
Rnd 21: sc 26 (26)
Rnd 22: sc 8, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 8 (24)
Rnd 23: sc 24 (24)
Rnd 24: sc 8, dec 1, sc 4 fm, dec 1, sc 8 fm (22)
Rnd 25: sc 22 (22)
Rnd 26: sc 8, dec 1, sc 2, dec 1, sc 8 (20)
Rnd 27: sc 20 (20)
Rnd 28: sc 6, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 6 (18)
Rnd 29: sc 18 (18)
Rnd 30: sc 3, dec 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc 3 (16)
Rnd 31: sc 16 (16)
Rnd 32: sc 3, dec 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 3 (14)
Rnd 33: sc 14 (arms can be attached to the body in this round by crocheting through both) (14)

mini lalylala attachment of arms

Rnd 34: dec 1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 5 fm (12)
Rnd 35: sc 12 (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Rabbit’s  tail

Make a small pom-pom or this ball:

mini lalylala tail
Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 3: *inc 1, sc 1* (18)
Rnd 4: sc 18 (18)
Rnd 5: *sc 1, dec 1* (12) Stuff.
Rnd 6: dec 6 (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Assembly

mini lalylala stuff the neck

Stuff rest of the body firmly. Pay special attention to the area between legs and body. Sew on the ears as indicated in the pattern above and attach the hood to the neck with a few stitches. Attach head to the body by sewing or crocheting 12 stitches around. Stuff the head and neck once more before closing.

mini lalylala dollEnjoy your sweet amigurumi rabbit!

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The amigurumi rabbit pattern on this page is build on the idea of Rita the rabbit by Lydia Tresselt.

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