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Sakura Kimono Bunny Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Hello my fellow crocheters, 

I'm so excited to share with you my amigurumi design, the Sakura Kimono Bunny!

Design Features

  • Traditional kimono design 
  • Removable obi sash to tie around doll's waist
  • Sakura flower head accessories
  • Feet with sewn details to create the sandals 
  • Legs and body crocheted together in one piece to decrease sewing of pieces
  • Double-layered, no-sew ears to allow for the use of two colors 

I designed this sweet bunny following a few Japanese-inspired creations this year, which you may have seen floating around on my blog!  After having my baby last year, I have been motivated to get more in touch with my Japanese heritage.  It namely started with learning the language from my grandfather so that I could use it with my baby girl during play, but it has branched out to more cultural factors too.  

Below are some of the Japanese-inspired designs that I recently created! 

The Sakura Kimono Bunny makes such a lovely, handmade gift.  I think children and adults alike will adore this doll!  She's suitable for kids to play with, but at the same time, can also serve as a lovely art doll for display. 

This design is also fun to customize with different yarn colors!  I just can't wait to see finished dolls made from this pattern of mine, because I know you'll all come up with some really beautiful color combinations!  

Pattern Preview Video

Watch it in action!  Here's the pattern preview video for the Sakura Kimono Bunny.

Yarn Used

For this project, I used Furls' Whims Merino Yarn in worsted weight in the colors white, pink, and lavender.  This was my first time working with this beautiful yarn, and I honestly had such an amazing experience!  Whims Merino feels so soft and luxurious that it made crocheting feel like a real treat.  My fingers definitely thanked me for using this yarn!  It also has amazing stitch definition, which gives a cool effect for amigurumi because the texture of your stitches stand our clearly.  Even though I used very simple stitches, such as mostly single crochets and double crochets, the stitches still popped beautifully! 

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or my entire collection of Free Crochet Patterns

You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!

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Sakura Kimono Bunny

Free Crochet Pattern

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The Sakura Kimono Bunny is a lovely rabbit doll wearing a traditional Japanese dress.  Her outfit includes a kimono with an obi sash and sandals.  She also wears sakura (cherry blossom) flowers on her head.  Have fun customizing this crochet project with different color combinations and crochet her as the perfect handmade gift!  The Japanese Kimono Bunny’s PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for this DIY doll-making tutorial, photo references for the crocheted parts, and step-by-step explanations for finishing details.


Height: 11 inches (28 cm)

Level of Difficulty:

★★★☆☆  Familiar Beginner / Intermediate
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching plastic safety eyes, attaching yarn, changing yarn colors, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Surface slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (two dc in same st)
  • Dc-dec: double crochet decrease (dc two sts together)
  • Fsc: foundation single crochet
  • Fdc: foundation double crochet
  • BLO: back loops only


  • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (I used Whims Merino Yarn from Furls in white, pink, and lavender)
  • 3.25mm crochet hook
  • 4mm crochet hook (for flowers only)
  • Oval plastic safety eyes (size: 8x11mm)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day!

Best wishes,