Butterbun | amigurumi bunny pattern with applique butterfly wings


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In the secret wood of Whisperwing Willows, quietly tucked away in a dark thicket, there hides a magical flutter of bunnies called Butterbuns. These tiny, tubby bunnies flaunt butterfly wings in kaleidoscopes of colour for flitting and floating gracefully amid the underbrush. Every autumn, they host the Grand Butterwood Ballet, a spectacular event magically lit by real fairies, where they compose flying sequences beneath the treetops, spiralling, twirling, and cascading like feathery snowflakes. Their shimmering wings catch the fairy-light, casting rainbow reflections on the dew-kissed flowers below. The other animals gather in awe with heads tilted upwards, enchanted by the glittering dance, celebrating the whimsy of nature and the joy of the secret wood.



This bunny is a relatively easy make, crocheted in pieces and assembled by sewing.

The applique wings are complex and more challenging, therefore, diagrams are provided with the pattern to guide you through. You’ll also get a color-planning chart to help with picking your palette and staying organized.

Although the wings require a multitude of colour changes, you won’t be left with a ton of loose ends to weave in. Instead, the wings have a lining on the back so all the threads can simply be sandwiched inside, leaving you with a grand total of only 1 loose end on the lining to weave in.

Butterbun can be assembled in 1 of 3 different poses: standing, sitting or crouching. The star of the pattern is the orange monarch-butterfly-inspired bunny in a standing pose. Detailed instructions are provided for his assembly, and the pattern includes bonus tips for making his friends in alternate sitting or crouching poses.

The wings can be used for a multitude of purposes, including attaching them to other amigurumi, garments or cushions.

Read the blog post for more about Butterbun.

I hope you enjoy the pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it! Please share your WIPs , tag me @Projectarian on social media and use #ButterbunPattern.




  • 28-page pattern with written instructions and 150+ pictures.
  • Colour-planning chart.
  • Wing crocheting diagram.
  • Detailed supplies list including yarn quantities, tools, skills, and any other supplies.
  • Free bonus Booklet: Projectarian’s Pro Tips for Amigurumi (tips & tutorials for special crocheting techniques).
  • Forum-style support here.



YARN WEIGHT: The pattern is designed using double knit yarn, which is the equivalent to yarn weight 3, light worsted, 8 ply or 11 wpi. Choose yarn that has a weight similar to 2.6 m/g. You can use any weight of yarn that you prefer for this project.

SIZE: 15 cm tall

TERMINOLOGY: US terminology with metric sizes.

BUNNY SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.

Although it is rated as intermediate to advanced, I’ve written this pattern with you in mind, and gone to great lengths to make it accessible to those with beginner skills. The pattern has been thoroughly tested to ensure it’s accurate and easy to follow. If you get stuck, see the help resource and link above.

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Butterbun | Crochet Pattern by Projectarian.

This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the designer. Copyright and intellectual property rights reserved. See the copyright section in the pattern document for exceptions and more info.

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