Cozy Sunday

10 03 2013

It is snowing and snowing and snowing outside...

We will all cuddle up on the sofa! 


Wishing you a Cozy Sunday,

Anette

P.S. I LOVE my new Tumblr


Square Bunny Knit Tutorial

05 03 2013 DIY

Knitted Bunny Tutorial

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.

Hello!

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 used a little fur ball I had ordered for my crochet beanies as a tail but a little bobble or some soft roving would be cute too.

Have fun together and hop along to easter... 

Today is Creadienstag and also Upcycling - Dienstag

Happy Creative Day,

Anette 


Happy Friday

01 03 2013 DIY

Just wanted to let you know that I posted the tutorial for the little crochet bunny.

You can find it now in yesterdays post.

More easter-bunny DIY's are on the way... :-)

Happy Spring,

Anette 

P.S. If you like - here is my new Tumblr... 


Hop Along To Easter

28 02 2013

I found this adorable pattern on Pinterest and changed it just a bit. Really fun and easy pattern and the little bunny is done in a very few minutes.

You could decorate it for your easter brunch table, put it up the wall, window, door, cabinet, shelf...make a few for a mobile or a garland...also very cute year around in a nursery or kids room! 

Who doesn' t like the company of a dear bunny, right? 

You can find my inspiration here at Love the Blue Bird. Thank you for this great pattern!

And here is how I made it:

Again - I used fabric yarn - simply because I have so much of it and plus i really like it, too.

Start with a magic ring. I have always read about this magical ring thing in tutorials and finally looked it up on you-tube...

Make 6 single crochet stitches in that ring and pull the yarn ending - magic!

A perfectly nice ring!

Join with a slip stitch. I always marked the slip stitch with a little piece of thread so I knew when I finished the round.

Round 2:

Chain one - then 2 single crochet together in each stitch, join with a slip stitch. 

Round 3:

Chain one - then one single crochet in the first stitch, then 2 single crochet together in the next one, repeat until round is finished.

Join with a slip stitch. 

Round 4:

Chain one - then one single crochet, one single crochet, 2 single crochet (in one stitch), repeat until round is finished.

Join with a slip stitch. 

Now comes the little head:

Somehow I miss pictures for that part - SORRY!

Chain one - then one half double crochet and a treble crochet in the next stitch, two treble crochet in each of the next two stitches, one treble crochet and a half double crochet in the next stitch.

There is your little bunny head! 

Now - no additional chain - just start going around with slip stitches until the first treble crochet on the other side.

Chain 7  for the first ear.

Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and then 4 treble crochet.

Slip stitch in the third treble crochet from the head and then chain 7.

Make a half double crochet in the second chain from the hook and then 4 treble crochet.

Slip stitch in the sixth treble crochet from former round - leave a bit of tail - cut and pull your yarn right thru.

NO additional slip stitches here.

Take your ending and weave those holes close. With this fabric yarn I just use my fingers to do that and place a knot when finished. 

Now decide on a little bunny tail to add.

I actually like the simple floppy one best :-)

Plus - it is so much less work than a bobble...

More yarn creativity is collected @Nic's today

Happy Hopping Day,

Anette