Traditionally, peeps are made in the form of chicks. But aren’t they cute when you make them into bunnies? With this crochet peep pattern, you will make a cute big eared Amigurumi marshmallow bunny. Make them as Easter baskets stuffers, or as toys, for the little ones in your life.
And you know what the fun part is? This is a super quick “no sewing involved” pattern to make. You can crochet them in assorted shades and yarn weight. So, you can make them in all sorts of sizes and colors.
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Best yarn for a crochet peep pattern
The best yarns for Easter peeps are the fuzzy ones, worsted weight (#4) and bulky yarns (#5). But if you are using chenille yarn, like I did, you can even use super bulky (#6). The reason it will look great with chenille yarn, is because it has a beautiful furry texture and you can use a super small hook with it.
Not a fan of fuzzy yarn? No worries, you can use whatever yarn you want. If you are using worsted weight yarn, I recommend a hook size 3.75 (US F) mm or 4 mm (US G). Remember, amigurumi needs to have tight stitches, so the smaller the hook, the better.
How much yarn do you need for a crochet peep?
Here are the yarn brands and amount I used in this crochet peep pattern. I made three bunnies, using two different yarns.
Yarn option 1: Bulky Yarn (#5) Premier Parfait Chenille, 100% Polyester. The amount for 1 peep bunny was approximately 1.01 oz (29 g), 56 yds (51 m). And the color was blue.
Yarn option 2: Super Bulky (#6) Baby Snuggle by Hobbii, 100% Polyester. The amount for 1 peep bunny was approximately 1.91 oz (54 g), 72 yds (66 m). And the colors were yellow (07) and green (06)
Tips for crocheting Amigurumi with chenille yarn
If you have never used chenille yarn before, it can be tricky at first. But once you get a hang of it, you won’t want any other yarn for your small Amigurumi projects. By the way, this crochet peep pattern is the perfect small project to get you started with chenille yarn.
Here are a few tips on how to get started with chenille yarn.
1. Feel the stitches instead of trying to see them
Crocheting with chenille yarn goes better when you learn how to “feel” the stiches more than when you try to “see” them.
So, practice on a small swatch, that way you can get familiar with the “feel” of it. You will know where your hook slides in better, and that’s where you next stich should go.
2. Use lighter colored yarns
If you are just starting out with fuzzy yarn, the light-colored ones will work better, as dark yarns make it harder to see. Also, make sure you have plenty of light so you can see it well.
3. Avoid frogging too much
Chenille yarn will peel easily if you unravel your project multiple times. Maybe, frogging once will be fine, but I would say do not frog at all, if possible. Again, practice will be your best friend. By the way, I had to put in the trash a generous amount of my Hobbii yarn when I was creating this crochet peep pattern.
4. Count as you go and use stitch markers
Counting your stitches as you go works better than when you try to count them after finishing a round. So, if someone talks to you while you are counting, count louder so they will leave you alone (jokes aside, but this works wonders!)
Stitch markers will be your second-best friends. Usually, I place one stitch marker in the first stitch of a round, moving it up as I go. But when I first started, I even used multiple stitch markers, in different colors, to mark the increase and decrease sections in a round.
5. Practice a little more and have fun
With Amigurumi, you do multiple stitch increases, and decreases, in a round. Those increases are usually two stitches in the next stitch (or 2sctog for a decrease), which could be even trickier to see with chenille yarn.
Therefore, they are easy to be accidentally skipped. Again, practice and count as you go. Practice, practice, practice… did I say that again? Yes, practice will make perfect!
And here is the most important advice, have fun! Even if you have to frog it while you learn, that’s okay. You can always start over.
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Is crochet peep Amigurumi easy for beginners?
Definitely! This crochet peep pattern is a perfect amigurumi project for beginners. First, it’s small enough and requires zero sewing. Then, all the skills you need are basically single crochet, single crochet increases and decreases.
And then, you will need to stuff the crochet bunny peep with fiberfill. For that, I recommend you use a stuffing tool, like a craft dowel. For me, a hemostat is life saver because I make Amigurumi often. That’s it, a small project with no sewing, using basic stitches. Easy, isn’t it?
Pattern notes and instructions
- This crochet peep pattern was written using standard US terminology.
- You may use any yarn of your preference. But please keep in mind that size and amount of yarn may be different if you do.
- These peep bunnies are crocheted starting from the top of the ears down to the body.
- You can use black yarn scraps if you prefer to embroider the eyes and nozzle.
- If this peep bunny is for a young child, please refrain from using safety eyes, as they could come off if pulled.
- The crochet peep pattern is crocheted in a continuous spiral with Single Crochet (sc). Meaning, you won’t join the end of each round with a slip stitch, unless if/where otherwise instructed.
- Amigurumi needs to be crocheted with tight stitches, so the fiber won’t show through holes after stuffing.
- The hook size recommended in this pattern is small enough to keep the tension tight without hurting your hands. But if you have a loose tension you may need to use a smaller hook.
- Refer to the gauge swatch instructions for the exact measurements.
- Add stuffing fiber as you go (I started stuffing at round 33). Make sure you stuff it firmly, but do not overstuff.
- Add the fiber separately in each section. This will help to fill it well, especially the spots with increases. First, stuff the ears, one at a time. Then the head and cheeks. And lastly, the body. By the way, this is where a stuffing tool (amazon link) will be helpful.
Pattern level of difficulty
Intermediate. The basic skills needed for this crochet peep pattern are: knowledge of Amigurumi technique, such as single crochet, single crochet increase, single crochet decrease, fasten off, weave in ends, stuffing handmade dolls/animals with fiberfill, and placing safety eyes.
What supplies do you need for Amigurumi peeps?
- 3.5mm (US E) hook
- Yarn needle
- 2 stitch markers
- Stuffing tool, like a craft dowel
- 1 pair of 8mm safety eyes
- 1 9mm safety triangle nose
- Stuffing fiber like fiberfill
What size should a crochet peep bunny be?
You can achieve various sizes for this crochet peep pattern if you use different weights of yarn. The peep will be 6” (16 cm) tall if made with Bulky Yarn (#5) Premier Parfait Chenille. And 7.25” (18 cm) tall, if made with Super Bulky (#6) Baby Snuggle by Hobbii.
Gauge for this crochet peep pattern
A gauge swatch is optional, but it will help you to compare your stitch tension with mine. If you are using the same yarn I did, you can have an idea if your crochet peep bunny will have the same size as mine.
A swatch of 6 rounds in sc, the diameter is 2.75” (7 cm) with Super Bulky (#6) Baby Snuggle, and 2.25” (5.7 cm) with Bulky Yarn (#5) Premier Parfait.
Gauge swatch pattern:
- Ch 2
- Rnd1: sc 6 in second chain from hook
- Rnd2: (inc) 6 times 
- Rnd3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times 
- Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
- Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times 
- Rnd6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times 
Crochet peep pattern stitch abbreviations
- approx. approximately
- ch(s) chain(s)
- inc increase
- FO Fasten Off
- Rnd Round
- sc single crochet
- sl st slip stitch
- sk skip
- st(s) stitch(es)
- ( ) repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
- * repeat instructions after asterisks as directed
- [ ] stitch count in a round
Crochet peep pattern step by step
Here is the crochet peep pattern. I’ve added some step by step pictures to make it even easier for you to follow along.
Total Time: 1 hour
Crochet the ears (make 2)
Rnd1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd2: (inc) 6 times 
Rnd3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times 
Rnd4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd5: (inc, sc in next 11 sts) 2 times 
Rnd6: sc around 
Rnd7: (dec, sc in next 11 sts) 2 times 
Rnd8: (dec, sc in next 10 sts) 2 times 
Rnd9: (dec, sc in next 9 sts) 2 times 
Rnd10: (dec, sc in next 8 sts) 2 times 
Rnd11: sc around 
FO. Cut the yarn (for the first ear only).
When you are done with rnd 11 in the second ear, do not cut the yarn. Continue to rnd 12 (see below), where you will be joining it to the first ear.
Note: Mark the last st in round 11 in the first ear with a second st marker. The reason is because you will have to count the sts in next round to join the ears.
Join the ears in round 12
Rnd12: sc in next 9 sts in the 2nd ear, keep the hook inserted in that 9th st normally. Go ahead, and insert the hook in the 9th st of round 11 in the 1st ear and do a sc to join them, sc in next 17 sts of the 1st ear, remove the second st marker as you go, sc in next 9 sts of the 2nd ear 
Now, that you have joined the ears, you are going to continue crocheting around both in big rounds to start the head. And then, go down to the body.
Crochet around both ears in big rounds
Rnd13: (dec, sc in next 16 sts) 2 times 
Rnd14: sc around 
Here, you may notice a small hole between the two ears, where you joined them. To fix it, get a strand of the same yarn, and thread the tapestry needle. Then, sew it from the inside and close that gap (two or three stitches may be enough).
Rnd15: (inc, sc in next 16 sts) 2 times 
Rnd16: (inc, sc in next 17 sts) 2 times 
Rnd17: sc around 
Rnd18: (dec, sc in next 17 sts) 2 times 
Rnd19: (dec, sc in next 16 sts) 2 times 
Rnd20: (dec, sc in next 15 sts) 2 times 
Place the safety eyes and nose
Now, it’s a good time to place the eyes and nose in the crochet peep pattern. First, pick one side to be the face, it doesn’t matter which because they are identical. Next, place the eyes between rounds 16 and 17, 6 sts apart.
Use the gap between the two ears in the crochet peep pattern as a guide to center them correctly. And lastly, place the nose, two rounds below the eyes, centering it between them. Before you attach the washers, recheck the placement to see if it is correct.
Crochet the waist and then torso
Rnd21: sc around 
Rnd22: (inc, sc in next 15 sts) 2 times 
Rnd23: (inc, sc in next 16 sts) 2 times 
Rnd24: sc around 
Note: From here, we are pushing the increases a little further in each round. The reason for that is because we want the increases to be on the sides of the crochet peep pattern. By doing that, we are giving it a little bump on each side and shaping it evenly.
Rnd25 sc, inc, sc in next 17 sts, inc, sc in next 16 sts 
Rnd26: sc, inc, sc in next 18 sts, inc, sc in next 17 sts 
Rnd27: sc in next 2 sts, inc, sc in next 19 sts, inc, sc in next 17 sts 
Rnd28: sc around 
Rnd29: sc in next 2 sts, dec, sc in next 19 sts, dec, sc in next 17 sts 
Rnd30: sc, dec, sc in next 18 sts, dec, sc in next 17 sts 
Rnd31: sc, dec, sc in next 17 sts, dec, sc in next 16 sts 
Rnd32: sc, dec, sc in next 16 sts, dec, sc in next 15 sts 
Add stuffing fiber
This is a good place where you can start stuffing and add a little more fibber as you finish it, if needed. Get two identical generous chunks of fiber and add to the ears, one at a time. Then, get another one and add to the head.
This crochet peep pattern was designed to have curves and shapes. Make sure you shape the sides of the cheeks and of the belly well, using your fingers or a stuffing tool. Please check that all spots are filled in.
Quick tip: when you need to add more fiber to a stuffed animal, like this crochet peep pattern, “carve” a hole with your fingers in the center of the already filled in fiber and add more into that spot. That way, you don’t create bumps that will cause your toy to be uneven on the outside.
Rnd33: (dec, sc in next 15 sts) 2 times 
Rnd34: (dec, sc in next 14 sts) 2 times 
Rnd35: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times 
Crochet rounds 36-38 and finish off
Rnd36: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times 
Rnd37: (dec, sc in next st) 6 times 
Rnd38: dec 6 times 
Cut the yarn and leave a tail about 6” long, pull it through the last stitch so it doesn’t unravel. Thread the tapestry needle with the leftover tail and close it off. FO. Weave in the ends.
Estimated Cost: 10.00 USD
- Bulky (#5) yarn
- Super Bulky (#6) yarn
- 3.5mm (US E) hook
- Yarn needle
- 2 stitch markers
- Stuffing tool like a craft dowel
Materials: 1 pair of 8mm safety eyes 1 9mm safety triangle nose Stuffing fiber like fiberfill
There you have the crochet peep pattern pattern. I hope you make many of them for Easter gifts and put a smile on a little one’s face.
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