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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Wabbits, wabbits, wabbits

Hello! Long time no post. This is my first post of 2018. It's been a busy start to the year with lots of magazine commissions on top of the day job. I'm hoping to get in a much better routine so I can post on here more frequently and share more patterns with you. Today I'm bringing you a little bunny wabbit pattern, in plenty of time for Easter. I love making these bunnies and they love to wave their carrots in the air! They are made in DK cotton, but Aran works well too. Obviously I wouldn't recommend giving the cocktail stick to small children! And please be assured no bunnies were hurt in the process!


Little Bunny Wabbit

You will need:
3.5mm crochet hook (or the size appropriate for your yarn/tension)
50g ball DK cotton yarn (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK from LoveCrochet)
A small amount of white cotton yarn for the tail and pink for the nose
2 black safety eyes or beads
Polyester stuffing
For the little carrots on sticks you will need a small amount of orange and green cotton yarn, polyester stuffing and a cocktail stick

Abbreviations: (UK terms)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
dec - decrease (dc two together)

Body (using main colour)
Work in continuous rounds throughout unless stated
Ch 2
Round 1: Dc 6 in second chain from hook (6 dc)
Round 2: 2 dc in each st around (12 dc)
Round 3: (Dc 1, 2 dc in next st) six times (18 dc)
Round 4 to 5 18 dc
Round 6 (Dc 2, 2 dc in next st) six times (24 dc)
Round 7 to 13 24 dc
Attach safety eyes, using the picture as a guide
Round 14 (Dc 2, dec) six times (18 dc)
Round 15 (Dc 1, dec) six times (12 dc)
Stuff the body
Round 16 Dec six times (6 dc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (make 2 using main colour)
Ch 2
Round 1 Dc 6 in second chain from hook (6 dc)
Round 2 (Dc 1, 2 dc in next st) three times (9 dc)
Round 3 to 8 Dc 9
Round 9 (Dc 1, dec) three times (6 dc)
Round 10 Dc 6
Fasten off leaving a longish thread to attach ears to head.

Tail (using white)
Ch 2
Round 1: Dc 6 in second chain from hook (6 dc)
Round 2: (Dc 1, 2 dc in next st) three times (9 dc)
Round 3: Dc 9
Round 4: (Dc 1, dec) three times (6 dc)
Stuff lightly and fasten off leaving a longish thread to attach tail to body.

Sew on the eyes, if you haven’t used safety ones. Sew on ears and tail and embroider a little pink nose using the picture as a guide.

Make the little carrots on sticks as follows:
Little Carrots (using orange)
Ch 2
Round 1: Dc 5 in 2nd ch from hook (5 dc)
Round 2 to 3: Dc 5
Round 4: (Dc 1, 2 dc in next st) twice, dc (7 dc)
Round 5 to 6: Dc 7
Round 7: (Dc 1, dec) twice, dc (5 dc)
Stuff carrot and fasten off.
Join green yarn to top of carrot (ch 6, sl st to top of carrot) five times to make leaves
Fasten off, close gap and weave in ends.

Take a cocktail stick and glue the little carrot to the top. Flatten the bottom of the bunny to help him stand and give him the carrot stick to hold by poking into his side. Don’t worry he won’t feel a thing!


I would love to see your makes, tag me on Instagram

Thanks Flo and Dot

1 comment:

  1. I love these little bunnies. I made 2 for Easter and will be posting on my blog and Instagram about them (louloucrafts.co.uk) in a couple of days once I have sorted out the pictures.
    Thank you so much for the free pattern.

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