Amigurumi Bunny Pencil Holder
My first back to school craft for this year – Bunny Pencil Holders. They can be done by using some stash yarns and the free crochet pattern below.
This amigurumi bunny pencil holder is not quite an usual “amigurumi” that we stuffed with poly-fill. I crochet a cover following the shape’s of the vitagen bottle, then decorated it into a bunny. It is an amigurumi craft because of the tight stitches and its toy-look, but not quite an amigurumi because it is not stuffed Therefore, I called it “non-stuff” amigurumi, agree?
I started making amigurumi since I know how to crochet, some 30 years ago during my childhood years. I wasn’t even told the crochet I did has a name “amigurumi” which was meant for crochet stuffing toys. With the affluence of Japanese craft, the first non-stuff amigurumi I made was using this empty vitagen bottle. I remember I also made a bunny out of that, similar to this bunny but of course not so welly done. Too bad I didn’t keep that precious first amigurumi piece to show you. Well, it is not a nice good looking one to show off, but it was my first piece which deserved a place in my craft museum. What do you think a 10 year-old school kid can produce on her very first crochet toy?
I hope you like this bunny pencil holder. It doesn’t need to be for putting pencil, it can be used as a utensil holder for toddler’s utensil, or as a vase for flowers, or just anything you can think of.
Difficulty Level: Amigurumi Beginner
Note: I am not sure if you can get Vitagen worldwidely but it is popular in SE Asia. Find alternative if possible. Another brand you can look out for is Yakult but different country will have different bottle shape.
Ear [make 2]
WHITE medium worsted weight yarn with 3mm hook
R1: ch2, 6sc in 1st chain, mm 
R2: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, mm 
R3: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, mm 
R4: *2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, mm 
R5 – R11: sc in each st around, mm
fo with 4″ – 6″ tail.
Red Flower [make 1 for female bunny]
RED light baby weight yarn with 1.5mm hook
R1 – ch2, 6sc on 2nd st from hook, slst to the first ch to make a ring.
R2 – *slst on next st, ch3, dc, ch3, slst, repeat * 6 times to make 6 petals.
fo with 4″ tail.
Blue Necktie [make 1 for male bunny]
BLUE light baby weight yarn with 1.5mm hook
Row 1: ch2, 1sc on 2nd ch from hook, turn
Row 2: ch1, 3sc on next st, turn.
Row 3: ch1, 1sc on 1st st, 2sc on next st, 1sc on next st, turn.
Row 4 – Row 10: ch1, sc in each st, turn.
ch around the neck, slst to the last row of the necktie.
fo with 6″ tail.
Stitch the necktie to the male bunny body, and make another stitch on the necktie for the knot shape.
Crochet Vitagen Bottle cover
Get ready a clean empty vitagen bottle, medium worsted weight yarns (white & pink), 3mm crochet hook, stitch marker, tapestry needle and scissors.
Crochet a base according to the “base pattern” above. The base should be slightly bigger than the bottom of the vitagen bottle.
Getting the right tension is important in order to follow this pattern. For intermediate amigurumi level, if you can’t get the right tension, you might need to do some modification on the pattern to suit the bottle size.
Work upright with the “body pattern”. By R13, you should reach slightly above the groove line of the bottle.
R14 is the decrease round to make the cover follows the contour of the bottle.
Change yarn to white at the last loop-over of the of R14. Continue to crochet with R15.
Follow patterns from R16 to R23, if the tension is right, you should reach the mouth of the bottle.
Cut and fasten off the yarn, hide yarn end into the body.
Bunny In The Making
Crochet the ears by following the “ear pattern” above.
Make a mini pom pom by following this tutorial.
Spare some pink yarns for facial features.
Get ready a pair of wiggly eyes, multipurpose adhesive, tapestry needle and scissors.
Shape the ear by folding the 2 sides to the center and make a few stitches on 3 rows of the sticthes.
Sew the ears securely to the bunny body.
Sew some wiskers on the cheeks and a nose at the center.
Attach the mini pom pom to the back of the bunny.
Attach the wiggly eyes to the bunny, set it aside to dry.
Crochet a red flower by following the above pattern, sew it to the ear.
Make a beads necklace and put in on.
Alternatively, crochet a blue necktie for the male bunny.