{Free Pattern} Ili Pika

Do you know what an ili pika is? I didn’t know either until a couple of weeks ago. The ili pika (what an adorable name too, we love to say it often lol) is a tiny bunny type animal that lives in China. Apparently it was discovered in 1983 (wow, right?) and it was not documented again until 2014 (double wow!). Unfortunately it’s an endangered species but I hope they save the little guy.

Naturally, I had to crochet one, it’s so so cute! And I decided to make the pattern available for free. I hope you make one too and please show me your work, also tag me if you post it on Instagram. For this amigurumi I used Katia Tencel-Merino yarn in brown and pink and a 2.25 hook. The eyes were made from black felt, the catch lights were embroidered with white sewing thread and the nose was embroidered with brown embroidery thread in 3 strands. I also decorated it with a few pink buttons.

Ili Pika Amigurumi Pattern

Stitches and abbreviations

– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease
– 2x, 3x = 2 times, 3 times
– ch = chain
– FO = fasten off

Head

Start with the base of the head. With brown, chain 7, then
1. start working from 2nd ch from hook: inc 2x, sc 3, inc, turn to the other side of the chain, inc 2x, sc 3, inc (18)
2. inc 2x, sc 6, inc 3x, sc 6, inc (24)
3. inc 2x, sc 9, inc 3x, sc 9, inc (30)
4. *inc, sc 4* around (36)
5. *inc, sc 5* around (42)
6. sc around (42)
7. *inc, sc 6* around (48)
8. – 14. sc around (48)
15. *dec, sc 6* around (42)
16. – 19. sc around (42)
20. *dec, sc 5* around (36)
21. sc around (36)
22. *dec, sc 4* around (30)
23. *dec, sc 3* around (24)
24. *dec, sc 2* around (18)
25. *dec, sc* around (12)
26. dec around (6) FO

Muzzle

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. 2 sc in first ch, 1 sc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch FO

Ears

1. with brown, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc 5* around (14)
4. – 6. sc around (14)
7. *inc, sc 6* around (16)
8. *inc, sc 7* around (18)
9. sc around (18) FO

Body

1. with brown, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. *inc, sc* around (18)
4. *inc, sc 2* around (24)
5. sc around (24)
6. *inc, sc 3* around (30)
7. – 11. sc around (30)
12. *dec, sc 3* around (24)
13. – 14. sc around (24)
15. *dec, sc 2* around (18)
16. – 17. sc around (18) FO

Hands

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. – 4. sc around (12)
5. join brown yarn and sc around (12)
6. sc around (12) stuff lightly
7. *dec, sc 4* around (10)
8. – 10. sc around (10)
11. *dec, sc 3* around (8)
12. – 13. sc around (8) FO

Legs

1. with pink, work 6 sc in a magic ring
2. inc around (12)
3. – 4. sc around (12)
5. join brown yarn and sc around (12)
6. sc around (12) stuff lightly
7. *dec, sc 4* around (10)
8. – 10. sc around (10)
11. *dec, sc 3* around (8) FO

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Ramona

Mrs | VSCO Mom of Little Miss, Punkie Pie and Bumblebee | Cat lady | Foodie | Coffee drinker | Books reader | Yarn master | Cute maker | Light chaser | Colors lover | Gamer | Hygge attempter | May contain traces of sarcasm, only when provoked, though 👉🏼👈🏼

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