BUNNY CREME EGG COSY
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double knitting yarn / 8ply
small amount of stuffing
small piece of felt sewing thread
sequins, bows (optional) -DO NOT USE IF BUNNY IS FOR A SMALL CHILD
4 double pointed needles (3.00mm) /US size 2.5
tapestry needle and sewing needle
k - knit
p - purl
sts - stitches
rpt - repeat
kfb - increase by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch
tog - together
yrn - yarn round needle
sl - slip
psso - pass slip stitch over
pwt - pull wool through
DRESS AND HEAD (three 3.00mm dpns) US size 2.5
Cast on 26 sts very loosely in coloured yarn
Divide sts between three needles - 8 sts on the first needle, 8 sts on the second needle, 10 sts on the third needle
Rd 1 : k
Rd 2 : k
Rd 3 : (yrn, k2tog) rpt to end of rd
Rd 4 : k
Rd 5 : k
Rd 6 : p
Rds 7 – 23 : k
Rd 24 : (p2tog) rpt to end of rd (13sts)
Rd 25 : k
change to white yarn
Rd 26 : k5, kfb1, kfb1, k6 (15sts)
Rd 27 : k6, kfb1, kfb1, k7 (17sts)
Rd 28 : k7, kfb1, kfb1, k8 (19sts)
Rd 29 : k
Rd 30 : k7, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k7 (17sts)
Rd 31 : k
Rd 32 : k6, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k6 (15sts)
Rd 33 : k.
Rd 34 : k5, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k5 (13sts)
Rd 35 : k
pwt - leave opening loose - do not pull tight
To pull wool through – with a tapestry needle, thread the end yarn through the stitches on the three needles.
EARS (make 2) two 3.00mm needles US size 2.5
Cast on 5 sts. Leave a long yarn for sewing up.
Pull first stitch of every row tightly
Row 1 : k1, p3, k1 (right side)
Row 2 : p1, k3, p1
Row 3 : k1, p3, k1
Row 4 : p1, k3, p1
Row 5 : sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog (3sts)
Row 6 : p1, k1, p1
Row 7 : sl1, k1, psso, return st on right hand needle back on the left hand needle, pass the last st over the returned stitch
ARMS (make 2) two 3.00mm needles US size 2.5
Cast on 4 sts in coloured yarn leave a long yarn for sewing up
using icord technique knit 6 rows
change to white wool and knit a further three rows
Turn cast on edge inwards to wrong side and sew along hem with sewing thread.
Darn end yarns away on reverse side at head and neck. Also at arms except at the "shoulder" end.
With doubled sewing thread, sew running stitches around neck and pull tightly.
Embroider eyes and nose - place a piece of white felt behind "face" and use as a backing to embroider into.
Stuff head - do not overstuff. Pull yarn at the top of the head tightly - tie off and loose yarn in head.
For a tutorial on making perfect pompoms see the Delights - Gem blog
Make a pompom - a quick method is with a kitchen fork wind round yarn aprox 20 times.
Slip yarn through the middle of the fork prongs and tie very tightly.
Cut around the edge of the pompom and trim.
Attach, ears, arms and tail with end yarns.
Decorate with sequins bows etc.
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