Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happy bithday to me

Its my birthday so I thought I'd give away a few presents to you

first up is a free pattern for this little bunny



You will need
DK weight yarn in light brown 


3.5mm crochet hook
6mm safety toy eyes
Wool needle
Toy stuffing
Embroidery thread
Embroidery needle
Fabric Glue
Long pins
Heart shaped mini button.
Abbreviations
St Stitches (this is shown at the end of every row so you know how many stitches you should have at the end of the round)
CH chain
SS slip stitch
SC single crochet
HDC half double crochet
INC single crochet increase (2 single crochet into the stitch)
DEC single crochet decrease (single crochet the next 2 stitches together by inserting yarn into the next stitch, draw through a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, draw through a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook) *I like to give the yarn a little tug after doing this stitch to make sure the decrease is nice and tight which is important cause these guys are so little*
() around Brackets show an action that is to be repeated .

* A note on starting out. You can use magic ring or if you can do what I do which is make sure the ball of yarn is to your right and the cut end in you left hand, make a loop, chain up 2 then work your starting round in the second chain from hook. It’s up to you there is no one right or wrong way to do it *

This pattern is all worked in a spiral; use a contrasting piece of yarn as a row marker so you know when you have got to the end of the row.

Bunny head
Use 3.5mm crochet hook and your choice of yarn

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                6St
Row 2 – (INC) around                                  12St
Row 3 – (1SC, INC) around                         18St
Row 4 – 1SC (INC, 2SC) around, 1SC         24St
Row 5 – (INC, 3SC) around                         30St
Row 6 – (SC) around                                    30St *Mark this round with a contrasting piece of yarn*
Row 7 – (SC) around                                    30St
Row 8 – (SC) around                                    30St
Row 9 – (DEC, 3SC) around                         24St
*Now to place your toy eyes, Unless otherwise stated on the animal your making, place your safety toys eyes 7 post apart on row 6 (the row you marked)*

Row 10 – 1SC (DEC, 2SC) around, 1SC         18St
Row 11 – (1SC, DEC) around                         12St *Stuff your bunny head now*
Row 12 – (DEC) around                                  6St

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Using a wool needle weave the yarn through the last 6 Stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in yarn ends and cut off remaining yarn.

Embroider a small triangle nose in-between the eyes  and then a upside down Y underneath to form mouth.

Bunny ears
 *make 2 using the same yarn as the bunny head and 3.5mm crochet hook*

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                6St
Row 2 – (1SC, INC) around                           9St
Row 3-5 – (SC) around                                 9St
Row 6 – DEC (SC) around                            8St
Row 7 – DEC (SC) around                            7St
Row 8 – DEC (SC) around                            6St
Row 9 – DEC (SC) around                            5St
Row 10 – (SC) around                                  5St
Row 11 – (SC) around                                  5St

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Press flat to give you a nice little ear shape.
Sew in place on the head above the eyes.

Body
Use 3.5mm crochet hook and same yarn as head

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                6St
Row 2 – (SC) around                                    6St
Row 3 – (INC) around                                  12St
Row 4 – (SC) around                                    12St
Row 5 – (1SC, INC) around                         18St
Row 6 – (SC) around                                    18St
Row 7 – (SC) around                                    18St
Row 8 – (SC) around                                    18St
Row 9 – (1SC, DEC) around                         12St *Stuff the body now*
Row 10 – (DEC) around                                6St
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Using a wool needle weave the yarn through the last 6 Stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in yarn ends and cut off remaining yarn.

Leg
*make 2 using the same yarn as the bunny head and 3.5mm crochet hook*

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                 6St
Row 2 – (1SC, INC) around                           9St
Row 3 – (SC) around                                      9St
Row 4 – (1SC, DEC) around                          6St
Row 5 – DEC (SC) around                             5St
Row 6 – DEC (SC) around                             4St
Row 7 – (SC) around                                     4St 
      
 Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Use a pencil or the blunt end of your crochet hook to get a bit of toy stuffing into the leg.
Sew in place on the bottom of the body. Weave in any loose yarn ends and cut off excess.

Arm
*make 2 using the same yarn as the bunny head and 3.5mm crochet hook*

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                 6St
Row 2 – (SC) around                                     6St 
Row 3 – DEC (SC) around                             5St
Row 4 – DEC (SC) around                             4St
Row 5 – (SC) around                                     4St 
Row 6 – (SC) around                                     4St 

 Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Use a pencil or the blunt end of your crochet hook to get a bit of toy stuffing into the arm.
Sew in place on the sides of the body. Weave in any loose yarn ends and cut off excess.


To finish use fabric glue or sew a small heart shaped button to the bunny’s tummy.




happy crocheting :)

4 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Liz. Thank you for the pattern. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  2. Happy Birthday, and what a cute pattern. Thank you. Julie.C

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  3. Adorable Bunny! Thank you for sharing and I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!

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  4. Happy late birthday, thank you for a nice pattern. Lovely bunny! Lovely present!

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