Precious Bunny
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Precious Bunny

There is nothing more special than a hand-made gift. This soft bunny is a great gift for someone expecting.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Yarn, small

Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Yarn

 

Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Bunny Tail™ Yarn – Gumdrop (A; 3 Balls)
  • Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Yarn – White (B; 2 Balls)
  • Crochet Hook, US J-10 (6mm)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss – Pink and Brown
  • Crayon – Red
  • Square of Cardboard, 5"
 

Project Instructions

Project note: Work only with carrier strand between pom poms—do not try to pull pom poms through stitches.

Body: Beg at bottom with B, ch 2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6 sc. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, changing to A in last sc (carry color not in use loosely behind work) – 18 sc. Rnd 4: With A, sc in front lps only of each sc around, changing to B in last sc. Rnd 5: With B and working in back lps of Rnd 3, * sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, changing to A in last sc – 24 sc. Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4. Rnd 7: With B and working in back lps of Rnd 5, * sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, changing to A in last sc – 30 sc. Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4. Rnd 9: With B and working in back lps of Rnd 7, *sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, changing to B in last sc – 36 sc. Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4.Rnd 11: With B and working in bk lps only, sc in each sc around. Rnds 12-23: Rep Rnds 10 and 11. Fasten off A. Rnd 24: With B, * sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around – 30 sc. Rnd 25: Sc in each sc around. Rnd 26: * Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from *around – 24 sc. Rnd 27: * Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around; fasten off, leaving 24" yarn end. Stuff body and set aside.

Head: Rep Rows 1-4 of Body – 18 sc. Rnd 5: With B, sc in back lp of each sc around, change to A in last sc. Rnd 6: With A, sc in each front lp around, changing to B in last sc. Rnds 7-13: Rep Rnds 5 and 6 three times, fasten off A; with B rep Rnd 5 once more. Rnd 14: * Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around; fasten off. Stuff head and sew firmly to top of body.

Ear (Make 2): With B, ch9. Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each of next 6 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, changing to Gumdrop in last sc – 18 sc. Rnd 2: With A, sc in front lps of each sc on Rnd 1. Rnd 3: With A, sc in back lps of each sc on Rnd 1; fasten off. Sew ears to top of head.

Leg/Arm (Make 4): With B, ch 2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6 sc. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. Rnd 3: * Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around, changing to A in last sc – 15 sc. Rnd 4: With A, sc in front lp of each sc around, changing to B in last sc. Rnd 5: With B, sc in back lp of each sc on Rnd 3, changing to A in last sc. Rnds 6-11: Rep Rnds 4 and 5; fasten off. Stuff pieces and sew 2 to body in sitting position for legs and sew 2 to sides of body for arms.

Face: With B, ch 2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6 sc. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc. Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc. Rnd 4: * Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; fasten off, leaving a 24" end – 24 sc. Using 12 strands of embroidery floss, embroider pink satin stitch nose and brown straight stitches for mouth. Color cheeks with red crayon. Sew face to front of head. (WHAT ABOUT EYES?)

Tail: Wrap B 50 times around cardboard. Slide loops off cardboard and tie in center with 18" piece of B. Cut ends of loops and trim to form ball. Sew to back of body for tail.

Abbreviations: ch – chain; lp(s) – loop(s); mm – millimeter; rep – repeat; rnd – round; sc – single crochet; sc2tog – draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook (1 stitch decreased); * – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified.

Tips

Measurements: 12½” high, sitting. Gauge 3 rows of pom poms = 1½"; 6 pom poms (horizontally) = 1½". Use any size hook to obtain specified gauge.