Monday, 10 April 2017

Free Bunny Pattern


It has a been a very odd start to the year and I have been struggling to keep going for some of it but I seem to be emerging and of course my bits of hooky have definitely helped to keep me slightly in touch with reality.  Depression and Anxiety can rob you of so much, I found that I could only concentrate to hook on one pattern, one that I made up last year for a client - my bunny.  As you can see I got through all the colours of my Debbie Bliss Eco Baby cotton yarn (some of which is old stock colours that I have stashed).

If you would like to make one for Easter then here you go.....

This pattern is worked UK crochet terms, in the round starting at the nose finishing at the bottom, then adding feet and tail.

I used a 2mm crochet hook.

Head and Body
Row 1. With nose colour - 6 d/c in magic circle (6)
Change colour to bunny body.
Row 2. 1 d/c in each stitch around (6)
Row 3. 2 d/c in each stitch around (12)
Row 4. (1 d/c in next stitch, 2 d/c in next stitch) repeated 6 times in total (18)
Rows 5-8. 1 d/c in each stitch around (18)
Row 9. (1 d/c in next stitch, 1 decrease d/c) repeated 6 times in total (12)
Stuff head, using black thread and a needle make two french knots for the eyes leaving the tails of starting and finishing yarn inside with the stuffing.
Row 10. (1 d/c in next stitch, 2 d/c in next stitch) repeated 6 times in total (18)
Row 11. (1 d/c in next 2 stitches, 2 d/c in next stitch) repeated 6 times in total (24)
Rows 12-17 1 d/c in each stitch around (24)
Row 18.  (1 d/c in next 2 stitches, 1 decrease d/c) repeated 6 times in total  (18)
Row 19 (1 d/c in next stitch, 1 decrease d/c) repeated 6 times in total (12)
Stuff body
Row 20 (1 decrease d/c) repeated 6 times in total (6), cast off, run a darning needle through each stitch with the tail and pull closed before fastening off completely.

Ears x 2

Row 1.  Make 4 d/c in a magic circle. (4)
Row 2. (1 d/c in next stitch, 2 d/c in next) repeated twice (6)
Row 3. 1 d/c in each stitch around (6)
Row 4. (1 d/c in next stitch, 1 decrease d/c in next) repeated twice (4)
Row 5. 1 d/c in each stitch around (4) cast off leaving a long tail to sew to head.

Front Paws x 2

Row 1. Make 6 d/c in a magic circle. (6)
Rows 2 - 4. 1 d/c in each stitch around (6) finish off leaving tail to sew to body.

Back Paws x 2

Row 1. Make 6 d/c in a magic circle (6)
Rows 2 - 5.  1 d/c in each stitch around (6) finish off leaving tail to sew to body.

Tail

Row 1. Make 6 d/c in a magic circle (6)
Row 2. (work 2 d/c in next stitch) repeat 6 times in total (12)
Row 3. 1 d/c in each stitch around (12)
Row 4. (1 decrease d/c) repeated 6 times in total (6) Stuff tail and finish off by using the tail to first draw the tail closed (as for body) and then to fasten the tail to the bottom.

Sew all together and you should have a bunny!



Should you find any problems with the pattern please let me know in the comments, I would also love to see your own bunnies that you make!

If you would like to see more of my patterns, do go and visit my Ravelry Store, I have just added Mrs Sheep to the collection.




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