Saturday, 5 March 2016

Easter Bunny

One of my most popular posts is my Crochet Birds for Easter which I produced last year and I thought it was time for something new.  I spied these on Pinterest and decided to have a 'go' at making these Easter Bunnies and I am glad to say that they are super easy and super quick: which they need to be as it's not long to Easter.

They only take a small amount of yarn so are great for using left overs, so let's get started...

I chose to use Rowan's Fine Lace and their Kid Silk Haze as I wanted an element of 'fluff' to the Bunny, I used 2 strands of Fine lace and 1 strand of Kid Silk Haze.  I knitted on 5.5mm needles, I casted on 28sts and worked in garter stitch - knit every row - for 40 rows to produce a rough square shape: and that's it.

I then plotted out a triangle of stitching on the top half of the square, I used a co-ordinating colour but have shown you the layout with the red yarn.

This was then pulled and gathered together - you are creating the bunnies ears and head.

Before you completely sew it together put some stuffing into the pocket created.

Sew up completely.

And pull tight: that's the head made.

 Now, go to the other end of your work and sew up the seam,

like this.

Now put the stuffing in from this end.

Then restitch the seam with large stitches,

and stitch the base together 

 and pull the thread tight to create a round body.

Then attach the pom pom tail,

And you now have your bunny body!

Stitch a couple of eyes with some fine yarn 

And you have your completed bunny, as a variation I have also made this bunny.............

this little chap is created by knitting half in white and half in black and going through the same making up process
- Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! And just in good time for Easter - I should have a go :)
    Alison x


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