Oh hello there sweet bunny!
Where are you going?
Please stay to play...
I got introduced to this pattern back when my children were young and attending a Waldorfschool preschool program in California.
Do you remember Bunny's friends the lambs? They love to play together...
I looked the pattern up and found one at Heart String Fiber Arts
If you like to play too, then start by knitting a square in stockinette stitch.
Mine was about 26cmx26cm.
Mark all the measurements with some pins.
With some thread sew with long stitches in a semicircle from A to A' as shown above.
Gather this seam and tie ends in a square knot.
I used some wool to stuff the head but you could use any filling from the craft store.
Now sew the chin closed.
Next starting from point B sew the edges together until points A and C meet to form a front leg.
Same with the other front leg.
Then starting from point E sew the edges together until points F and D meet.
Same on the other side.
Fill the body with wool - not too much - not too little...knead your new little friend into a nice shape.
Sew tummy seam closed
Do you feel and see how it comes to life?
Bend Bunny's hind legs forward and sew them to it's tummy with just a few stitches.
Can't hear you yet...
Cast on about 5 stitches and knit a few rows in stockinette again (it automatically forms a beautiful curved line).
I did about 6 rows and then started to decrease 1 in every row until I had only 2 stitches left and a nice tip.
Pin and then sew the ears to the head.
I made a little fur ball from a piece of fur my neighbour gave me as a tail but a little bobble or some soft roving would be cute too.
Have fun together and hop along to easter...
Happy Creative Day,
Categories : DIY