Pipsqueak Peeps
~ free crochet pattern ~

Here’s another very simple, quick and easy crochet pattern for Easter! These cuties are crocheted with the super fluffy soft yarn from Bernat – the Pipsqueak yarn! Although soft and fluffy, they are quite hard to see while crocheting, you sort of have to ‘feel’ the stitches to know where your hook should go. For that reason, I do add a helper yarn (that’s what I like to call it) and it does help a lot in seeing where your next few stitches are going to be. For the samples, I picked a lightweight yarn that matches the color of the pipsqueak yarn and it really helped a lot.

Don’t be afraid to try this pattern if you’re a beginner 🙂 The pipsqueak yarn can be hard to work with but with practice, makes perfect! This yarn is particularly good at hiding little mistakes, too, because of the texture. Just make sure to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round so you can make sure you have the correct stitch count for each round.

So what do you think about these Pipsqueak Peeps??! Do you prefer these round/amigurumi style peeps or the flat/rag doll style peeps?! You can find the rag doll style peeps HERE, also a free pattern.

Please share your finished creation(s) with me! Use the hashtag #doriyumi and tag me @doriyumi on Instagram! I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂

PATTERN

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SUPPLIES

  • Crochet hook  J/6.00mm
  • Yarn needle (I recommend Clover Chibi Bent Tip Needle Set)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • An extra 9mm eye to use for the nose
  • Pipsqueak yarn or other super bulky yarn
  • Lightweight #3 yarn as helper yarn (optional)
  • Yarn used:
    • Bernat Pipsqueak, Baby Blue
    • Bernat Softee Baby, Pale Blue
      (#3 light weight yarn, used as a helper yarn)
    • Bernat Pipsqueak, Tickle Me Pink
    • Bernat Softee Baby, Pink
      (#3 light weight yarn, used as a helper yarn))

NOTES

  • Please read through the entire pattern before you start.
  • Finished size: approximately 3.7” wide x 8.5” height.
  • Pipsqueak Peeps samples are made using one strand of super bulky yarn and one strand of light weight yarn held together.
  • Mark the beginning of rounds with a stitch marker.
  • Please embroider eyes and nose if giving bunny to young children or pets, as safety eyes can pose as a choking hazard. You may also cut out circles from felt and use hot glue to secure them on the bunny.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet decrease / sc two together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Body & Head 

With pipsqueak yarn and a #3 light weight yarn if you like (two yarns held together), work magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.

[Body]

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around. (18)

Round 4-8: 1 sc in each st around. (18)

Round 9: *1 sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around. (16)

Round 10: *1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around. (14)

Round 11: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * once. (10)

Stuff bunny’s body and continue stuffing as you go.

Round 12: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, sc2tog*, rep from * – * once. (6)

[Head]

Round 13: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 14: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around. (16)

Round 15-17: 1 sc in each st around. (16)

Round 18: *1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * around. (14)

Insert 9mm safety eyes between Round 15 & 16. I also used a 9mm eye as the nose.

Round 19: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog*, rep from * – * once. (10)

Round 20: *1 sc in next st, sc2tog, sc2tog*, rep from * – * once. (6)

Round 21: sc2tog to close.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you used both the pipsqueak and the helper light weight yarn together, I suggest weaving in the light weight yarn first, then use the pipsqueak yarn tail to hide any of the light weight yarn stitches that may be too visible on your bunny.

Ears (make 2)

With your same choice of yarn, work magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.

Round 1: 3 sc in magic ring. (3)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (6)

Round 3: *1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st*, rep from * – * once. (8)

Round 4-6: 1 sc in each st around. (8)

Round 7: *1 sc, 1 sc, sc2tog*, rep from * – * once. (6)

Round 8: 1 sc in each st around. (6)

Sl st in next st. Leave a tail for sewing and fasten off.

With yarn needle, sew ears to top of bunny’s head. Weave yarn tail end inside bunny.

Enjoy! ♥

Support DORIYUMI CROCHET by purchasing this pattern in PDF format for only $1!

The PDF version is ad-free, nicely formatted with photos and clear instructions. It also includes a stitchionary for your convenience (US vs UK terms).
Thank you in advance for your support 🙂

Please share your finished creation(s) with me! Use the hashtag #doriyumi and tag me @doriyumi on Instagram! I would really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂

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