Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Bunny


Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour and main colour,  + small amounts of black and pink / orange for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too large for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Body and Head

Start with coat colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: inc in each  (12)
R3: (inc, 1) x 6  (18)
R4 & 5: sc in each          (18)
R6: (dec, 4) x 3  (15)
R7: sc in each          (15)
R8: (dec, 3) x 3  (12) cc to main colour
R9: sc in each          (12)
R10: (dec, 2) x 3  (9)
R11: inc in each  (18)
R12: (inc, 2) x 6  (24)
R13-16: sc in each          (24)
Insert safety eyes between R14 and R15 (2 rounds below the current one), ~ 5 sts apart. 
R17: (dec, 2) x 6  (18)
Stuff body and head. Add extra stuffing as you go. 
R18: (dec, 1) x 6  (12) 
R19: dec x 6           (6)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing to the keyring. 

Legs (make 4)

Start with main colour
R1: 6 sc in magic ring  (6)
R2: sc in each           (6) cc to coat colour
R3-6: sc in each  (6)
Stuff with the loose ends of yarn. 
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew back legs in a seating position. Sew front legs either stretched forward or hanging down. 

Muzzle

With main colour.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3  (9)
R3: sc in each          (9)
Sl st. 
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 

Ears 
(make 2 with main colour).
R1: 6 sc in magic ring.  (6)
R2: (inc, 1) x 3  (9)
R3 & 4: sc in each          (9)
R5: (dec, 1) x 3 (6)
R6 - 8: sc in each          (6)
Sl st. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew muzzle and ears to head. 
Embroider face features (see photos for guidance). 
Attach bunny to keyring. 

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