Thursday, 29 March 2018

Crochet Easter Bunny - Cuddle Size



 This week would usually be a video release, rather than a blog post.   But as its Easter at the weekend, I wanted to release a special Easter pattern.   So for this week only, I have an Easter Special - My Cuddle Size Bunny.

Last year around Easter time I released the Easter Baskets and mini bunny pattern, but this year I wanted to make a more cuddly sized bunny.   My initial thought was just to make the same pattern but using blanket yarn.   However, after trying this out I just wasn't finding the pattern as cute as the tiny bunnies, so I decided to start again.  I also decided that this year I wanted the bunny to have floppy ears (although this does remind me a lot of a puppy) and that the arms and legs needed to be reshaped.   I added some additional nose shaping too and made a pom pom tail this time around.

Like many of the toy patterns, the bunny features join as you go limbs and ears, although the pom pom tail is sewn on separately.  I also added some additional sewn features, such as the mouth and also the claws on the limbs.   This is the third draft of designing this bunny, I kept ending up the wrong sized limbs or ears not placed right.   I still think maybe the ears could be a little longer, but generally I am happy with this final draft of the cuddle bunny.

The pattern is fairly straight forward and although I have not had time to make a video for this bunny yet, should be easy enough to make from the written pattern which you can find for FREE here.

I hope you enjoy the Cuddle Bunny pattern - she works up quickly so would be perfect for that last minute Easter present.   I will join you again next back on my regular schedule to continue with the Polar Playmat Patterns.

Vicky x


Cuddle Bunny


1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this hat

·        2 x Aldi Baby Yarn (100g) balls in any colour (I used purple, blue, yellow mix) or any other blanket yarn

·        6mm hook

·        Toy stuffing

·        15mm safety eyes (or black yarn to sew them)

·        Small amount of black yarn to sew features on

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors

·        Stitch marker

 

2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Sc inc – sc increase

·        Sc dec – sc decrease (I use the invisible kind)

·        3 sc inc– put 3 sc in one stitch

·        3 sc tog – pull up a loop in each of the 3 stitches and then yarn over and pull through all loops

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

  

3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        Gauge – no specific gauge is require for this bunny,m but the tighter you work the better.

·        The ears and limbs of the bunny are made first and joined as you go.

·        * Attaching the ears – you will need to attach from the smaller end.   Fold the ear edges into towards the centre – you will attach it like this.   Holding the ears with the edges folded in, insert your hook through both layers of the ear and then through the head and sc through all 3 pieces, you will do this for each stitch.  

 4.  Pattern

 Legs – Make 2

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

Sc, (sc inc) x 6, 5 sc

18

4

4 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 8 sc

24

5-6

Sc around

24

7

4 sc, (sc dec) x 6, 8 sc

18

8

Sc, (sc dec) x 6 , 5 sc

12

9

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

10-13

Sc around

18

14

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

15

Sc around

12

 

Sl st and cast off.   Stuff leg

 

 Arms – Make 2

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4-11

sc around

18

12

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

13

(sc, sc dec) x 4

8

 

Sl st and cast off.  Stuff arm  

 

 Ears – Make 2

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 12, sk 1st ch and sc in next 10 ch, 5 sc in bottom ch

 

 

Working up the opposite side of the ch, sc 10, 3 sc in top ch

28

2

9 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 10 sc, sc inc, sc

34

3-4

Sc around

34

 

Sl st and cast off

 

 Head

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

2sc, sc inc, attach ear (see *) with 2 sc, sc inc, attach ear with 2 sc, sc inc, (2 sc, sc inc) x 3

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6-7

Sc around

30

8

18 sc, (3 sc inc) x 2, 10 sc

34

9

18 sc (3 sc tog) x 2, 10 sc

30

10

Sc around

30

11

(3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

12

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

13

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

14

Sc around

12

 

Attach eyes 2 rows above and 3 stitches either side of the nose (bump created in rows 8 and 9)

Carry straight onto body

 

15

( sc, sc inc) x 6

18

16

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

17

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

18-25

Sc around

30

26

Attach leg with 6 sc, 4 sc, attach leg with 6 sc, 14 sc

30

27

(3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

28

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

 

Stuff Bunny

 

29

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

30

(sc dec) x 6

6

 

Sew circle shut and sew in ends

 

 

·        Sew on nose between rows 9 and 10 where you did the increase and decrease.  

·        Sew mouth centrally below the nose.

·        If sewing eyes, sew them where you would attach safety eyes.

·        Sew claws onto the arms and legs.

·        Make a pom pom by winding the yarn around your 4 finger about 30 times.   Trim and sew to the back of the bunny.


 

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