Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Mrs Easter Bunny


Materials needed

  • DK yarn in main colour,  white / cream, wrap colour, nose colour (pink, salmon, light purple, etc) and black for mouth & eyebrows. 
  • 3 mm crochet hook (or 2.50 mm for a smaller version)
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfiber stuffing
  • 6 mm black safety eyes
  • Stitch marker 



Body/Dress

Start with main colour. 
R1: 6 sc in mr (6) 
R2: inc x 6 (12) 
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18) 
R4: (inc, 2) x 6 (24) 
R5: sc in each (BLO) (24) 
R6: (dec, 2) x 6 (18) 
R7-10: sc in each (18) 
R11: (dec, 1) x 6 (12) 
R12-13: sc in each (12) CC to white / cream
R14: sc in each (12)
Don't fasten off. 

Bottom of dress 

With top of body facing you, attach main colour yarn in one of the free front loops of R4. 
R1: ch 1, sc in same loop and in each loop across, ss in first sc (24 sc + 1 ss)
R2: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each st across, ss in first dc (23 dc + 1 ss)
FO. 

Neck & Head

Stuff body and continue working from R14. 
R15: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
R16: inc x 9 (18)
R17: (inc, 2) x 6 (24)
R18-20: sc in each
R21: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Insert safety eyes. To determine the position for the left eye, count 4 sts to the right from your current position and 2 rounds down. Insert right eye ~ 5 sts apart. 

R22: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
R23-24: sc in each. 
Stuff head. 
Don't fasten off. 

First Ear
Continue from R24 of head (I've reset the count to 1 to make it easier). 
R1: 3, sk 6, 3 (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: (inc, 2) x 3 (12)
R4: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
R5: sc in each (9)
R6: (dec, 1) x 3 (6)
R7,8: sc in each (6)
FO. 

Second Ear
Finish stuffing head through the hole left.
Attach white / cream yarn in the first st you skipped on R1 of first ear. 

R1: ch 1, sc in same st and in next 5 sts. (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3 (9)
R3: (inc, 2) x 3 (12)
R4: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
R5: sc in each (9)
R6: (dec, 1) x 3 (6)
R7,8: sc in each (6)
FO. 


Lace
Attach white yarn to one of the stitches of last round of bottom of dress. 
R3: (ch 4, sk 1, ss in next) across
FO.

Arms (make 2)

Start with white / cream. 
R1: 6 sc in mr (6)
R2: sc in each (BLO) (6)
R3: dec, 4 (5) CC to main colour
R4-9: sc in each (5)
Ss in next. 
Stuff lightly. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew arms to body. 

Finishing touches

Embroider nose and mouth. Eyebrows are optional. I used DK pink, salmon or light purple yarn for the nose and black lace yarn for the mouth and eyebrows (you can also use DK yarn, but you might want to split it in thinner threads to give it a more delicate look). 



Wrap

The wrap is worked in straight rows, so don't forget to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row. 

Ch 13
R1: 2 sc in second ch from the hook. 
R2: inc x 2 (4)
R3: sc in first, ch 2, sk 2, sc in last (2 sc + 1 ch 2 space)
R4-33: repeat row 3 (2 sc + 1 ch 2 space)
R34: sc in first, sk 2 ch space, sk in last (2)
R35: dec x 1  (1) 
Ch 12
FO. 
Fold wrap around the body, tie at the back with the two ch 12 strings and tuck the loose ends under the main neck bit. 




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