Free Crochet Pattern Addition

Lalylala Rabbit Rita

This is Rita

Rita is the granddaughter of the March Hare and niece of the White Rabbit, which erstwhile Alice followed to Wonderland. You know - Wonderland is located right next to Lalylaland - so you can not miss! Even when Rita was a little bunny she was a regular guest at the Mad Hatter’s un-birthday parties. That’s where she found her favorite teacup decorated with a fine English tea rose. With a bit of cross-stitch wizardry such a rose adorns RITAs little belly now.

This pattern is an add-on to our series of lalylala dolls

What is an add-on? An add-on is a little additional pattern to a commercial lalylala pattern. By using the add-on you can modify the original amigurumi or add new parts to turn it into something else. You can't use an add-on without the original pattern that it's related to. You can modify Rita based on the most lalylala dolls patterns such as Unicorn Yumi, Bear Bina, Kangaroo Kira, Dragon Dirk, or any other hooded lalylala doll with legs.

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch = chain stitch
dec = decrease (sc together the next 2 sts)
inc = increase (2 sc into the same stitch)
sc = single crochet stitch
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)
°...+...° = work all the sts between ° and ° into the same stitch
[...] ... x = repeat instructions in brackets ... times
(...) = total number of sts worked in specific rnd or row

Yarn and Hook Size
  • a crochet hook matching your yarn
  • approx. 20g more of the main color yarn you've used for the body (my Rita is made from 2 balls of Schachenmayr Catania 105)
  • a little bit of soft stuffing or yarn rests to stuff the tail
  • stranded embroidery floss, e.g. Anchor, colors: 48, 55, 57, 65, 255, 264, 268
  • tapestry needle

© 2023 Lalylala Crochet . Lydia Tresselt . All rights reserved. No part of this pattern may be published, resold, reproduced (in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, by photocopying, recording or otherwise), shared, translated or altered without prior permission in writing from the author.

Selling of finished toys

The design and pattern are copyright and must not be reproduced for resale! You cannot sell finished toys made from this pattern. For your personal use (non-profit) or for charity purposes you are permitted to make as many items from this pattern as you like.

Ears (make 2)

Make a magic loop from your main color yarn. 
Work in a continous spiral.

01. sc 4 into the loop (4)

02. [inc] 4x (8)

03. [sc 1, inc] 4x (12)

04. sc 1, inc, [sc 2, inc] 3x, sc 1 (16)

05. [sc 3, inc] 4x (20)

06. sc 2, inc, [sc 4, inc] 3x, sc 2 (24)

07. [sc 5, inc] 4x (28)

08.-14. (7 rnds) sc 28

15. [dec, sc 12] 2x (26)

16.-18. (3 rnds) sc 26

19. [dec, sc 11] 2x (24)

20.+21. (2 rnds) sc 24

22. [dec, sc 10] 2x (22)

23.+24. (2 rnds) sc 22

25. [dec, sc 9] 2x (20)

26.+27. (2 rnds) sc 20

28. [dec, sc 8] 2x (18)

29.+30. (2 rnds) sc 18

31. [dec, sc 7] 2x (16)

32.+33. (2 rnds) sc 16

34. [dec, sc 6] 2x (14)

35.+36. (2 rnds) sc 14

Cut the yarn with a long rest to sew the ear onto the hood and pull the end though the last st completely.

Half way done - Now make another ear!

Bi-Ba-Bunny Tail

The bunny tail is a simple sphere. Make a magic loop from your main color yarn and work in a continous spiral again.

01. sc 6 into the loop (6)

02. [inc] 6x (12)

03. [sc 1, inc] 6x (18)

04. sc 1, inc, [sc 2, inc] 5x, sc 1 (24)

05. [sc 3, inc] 6x (30)

06.-08. (3 rnds) sc 30

09. [dec, sc 3] 6x (24)

10. sc 1, dec, [sc 2, dec] 5x, sc 1 (18)

11. [dec, sc 1] 6x (12)

12. [dec] 6x (6)

Cut the yarn with a long rest to sew the tail onto then body. Close the remaining sts through front loops.

Cross Stitch Rose

Follow the cross stitch chart to embroider the rose onto Rits's belly.

Since you've crocheted several increases and decreases to shape the body, you need to pass some spots and improvise a bit where the cross-stitches can't be made exactly one above the other.

Hoppy Easter!