Apr 18, 2014

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies!

We have two special designs today for you, each of them will delight a child in your lives. First, we have the Easter Egg Bunny–a delightful miniature bunny that fits inside a plastic egg.

 

Easter Egg Bunny 1

Fill those Easter eggs with a special treat and watch your little one’s eyes light up in a pleasant surprise. The Easter Egg Bunny is small enough to fit snuggly in one the large size plastic Easter Eggs, or you can also squish him inside one of the medium size eggs.

Pattern Specifications

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Approx 40 yds of worsted weight yarn. Sample was worked with Knit Picks Swish yarn in White, Carnation, and Cobblestone Heather

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.Easter Egg Bunny 2

Other: Small piece of ribbon for necktie. Small amounts of polly fill for stuffing or you can use bits of left over white yarn.

Gauge: 10 sts x 17 rows=2” (however, gauge is not important for this project).

Size: 3 inches tall (not counting the ears), 4.5 inches tall with ears.

Abbreviations

K=knit

P=purl

St(s)=stitches

Rnd=Round

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move the stitch from the right to the peg to the left, when you knit the peg with the two loops, work both loops together.

INSTRUCTIONS

Head

Leave a 10 inch yarn tail, cast on 16 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-Rnd 6: k to the end of rnd. From this point on, work in rows.

Row 1: k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog.

Rnd 2: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off. Leave 10 inch yarn tail. Using yarn tail, sew the small opening from left from the last two rows.

Before closing the cast on edge with the yarn tail, lightly stuff the head, shaping it as you insert the stuffing.

Face Details

Using black or gray yarn, do two embroidery French Knots for the eyes.

Using pink yarn, simply work two running stitches at the front of the head, covering the gather bind off.

Body

Leave a 10 inch yarn tail, cast on 16 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1-14: k to the end of rnd.

Bind off with gather bind off.

Before closing the cast on edge with the yarn tail, lightly stuff the head, shaping it as you insert the stuffing.

Legs
(make 2)

Cast on 7 sts, prepare to work  a flat panel.

Row 1-14: k to the end of row.

Bind off with gather bind off. Leave a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam long the side of the panel, thus forming a small leg.

ArmsEaster Egg Bunny 3
(make 2)

Cast on 6 sts

Row 1-10: k to the end of row.

Bind off with gather bind off. Leave a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam long the side of the panel, thus forming a small leg.

Ears
(make 2)
Cast on 6 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5, 7 : k to the end of row.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8: p to the end of row.

Row 9: k1, ktog, k2tog, k1.

Row 10: p to the end of row.

Row 11: k2tog, k2tog.

Row 12: k2tog.

Bind off.

Ears sewing

Assembly

Fold ears in half. Using the yarn tail from the cast on edge, seam along the curved side of the ear, just a couple of stitches.

 

Sew the ears to the top of the head. Best placement is almost next to each other, at the top of the head.

Next, sew the head to the body, placing the head. Sew the small arms to the side, about 3 rows down from the neck.

Lastly, sew the legs to the bottom section of the body place them towards the back and to the side so the bunny is able to sit.

Optional: add a small ribbon bow to the neck.

Notice: If gifting to a baby or toddler, make sure that all the pieces are securely sewn.

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Renita Bunny

Sweet Cuddle Bunny
by Renita Harvey

Knit a little cuddly stuffie for those little love ones!

 

Pattern Specifications

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 or All-n-One loom

Yarn: Approx 60 yds of bulky 5 weight yarn (large 10” bunny) or 65 yds of sport 3 weight yarn (2 strands held together  (7” bunny)) for the small 7” bunny. Contrast color yarn for eyes and nose.  Sample was knit with Jiffy, 10” sample, and Baby Bee Sweet Delight for the 7” sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle

Other: Stuffing and ribbon for neckline bows.

Size: 10″ inches (purple sample) and 7″ (yellow sample).

Gauge: 14 sts x 22 rows= 4”

Abbreviations

CO =Cast on

BO = bind off

K=knit stitch

S= slip or skip

M1 =Make 1. Reach for ladder from the previous row, twist the ladder and place it on the empty peg.

K2tog =knit two stitches together (see above pattern on how to do it).

SSK=slip slip knit

INSTRUCTIONSRenita Bunny 2

Bunny
(Make 2)

Chain CO 10 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: s1, k9

Row 2:s1, k7, m1, k3

Row 3: s1, k8, m1, k3

Row 4: s1, k9, m1, k3

Row 5: s1, k10, m1, k3

Row 6:  s1, k11, m1, k3

Row 7: s1, k12, m1, k3

Row 8: s1, k13, m1, k3

Row 9: s1, k14, m1, k3

Rows 10: 18 – s1, k17

Row 19: s1, k14, k2tog, k1

Row 20: s1, k13, ssk, k1

Row 21: s1, k12, k2tog, k1

Row 22: s1, k11, ssk, k1

Row 23:  s1, k10, k2tog, k1

Row 24: s1, k9, ssk, k1

Row 25: s1, k8, k2tog, k1

Row 26: s1, k7, ssk, k1

Row 27 – 28: s1, k9

Row 29: s1, k7, m1, k3

Row 30: s1, k8, m1, k3

Row 31: s1, k9, m1, k3

Row 32: s1, k10, m1, k3

Row 33: s1, k11, m1, k3

Rows 34 – 38: s1, k14

Row 39: s1, k11, k2tog, k1

Row 40: s1, k10, ssk, k1

Row 41: s1, k9, k2tog, k1

Row 42: s1, k8, ssk, k1

Row 43: s1, k7, k2tog, k1

Row 44: s1, k6, ssk, k1

Row 45: s1, k3, BO 1, k4

Ears are worked separate over 4 stitches each.

Ear 1

Rows 1 – 12: s1, k3

Row 13: s1, ssk, k1

Row 14: s1, k2tog

Row 15: k2tog

Row 16: k1

BO by pulling working yarn though final stitch

Ear 2

Attach yarn and repeat Ear 1.

Side Strip

Chain CO 5 stitches

Rows 1 – 170: s1, k4

BO

Assembly

With the front piece facing down and starting at the inside between the ears, place 5 to 7 slipped edge stitches back on the pegs.


Renita 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the side strip facing up, place the same number of slipped edge stitches on the same pegs. 
Renita 2

With a new strand of yarn, work the basic BO to seam the edges together and remove them from the loom.  Place new edge stitches on the loom as you work the BO until all the edge has been seamed together ending at the inside of the ears.

Repeat with the back piece and other edge of the side strip.

Stuff and seam the opening between the ears.

With contrast yarn, sew eyes and nose on with tapestry needle.

Weave all ends in.

 

 

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