knits by sachi

More bunnies!

on April 4, 2015

We had a wet and rather disappointing Good Friday. I hope the weather improves this weekend.

I made up some designs for Easter at the very last minutes.

One of them is this: tiny bunny dangler charm.

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I know, I know it is tiny and may be a bit fiddly, but look at the bright side, it is a super quick project. You can make one in less than 30 minutes and you only need very small quantity of yarn and stuffing.

Tiny bunny pattern
Materials
*small amount of white DK (8-ply)
*small amount of 4-ply (fingering) dark brown and pink (you can take 2 strands from DK)
*Yarn or thread for the dangler string
*small bell
*stuffing

Equipment
A pair of 2.75mm (US 2) knitting needles
A sewing needle with large eye and fairly sharp point

St/st: stocking stitch
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
Kf/b: k one through the front then through the back (same stitch)
K2tog: knit two together

Body
Cast on 4 sts with white DK
Row1: p
Row2: (kf/b) to end (8)
Row3: p
Row4: (k1, kf/b) to end (12)
Rows5-9: st/st
Row10: shape neck; (k1, k2tog) to end (8)
Row11: start working on the head; p
Row12: k1, (kf/b)six times k1 (14)
Rows13-15: st/st
Row16: shape eye line; k3, (k2tog, k1) two times, k2tog, k3 (11)
Rows17-19: st/st
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.

Ears: make two
With white DK, cast on 2 sts and st/st 4 rows. Fasten off. Hide the fasten-off end yarn inside the ear.

To make up
With the fasten-off end yarn, sew the head, stopping at the neck. With the cast-on end yarn, work a gathering thread along the cast-on edge and pull tightly. Stuff the head and body, avoiding stuffing in neck area. Close the seam. Work a gathering thread along the neck and pull tightly to shape. Work a gathering thread in front of the face over the decreasing row of row16 if you wish. Attach ears. With dark brown yarn, French knot the eyes and embroider the nose and mouth with straight short back stitches. Tie pink yarn around the neck, make a bow and secure with a few stitches. Attach a string and a little bell if you would like.

Happy Easter!
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4 responses to “More bunnies!

  1. Cute! I’ve got some phone charm ends these would totally rock on! Thanks for this 🙂

  2. aromadry says:

    Estan hermosos, gracias.
    Me gustan los otros más grandes con sus vestiditos.
    Felices Pascuas.
    They are beautiful, thank you.
    I like the larger others with their tiny dresses.
    Happy Easter.
    Adriana

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