August 15, 2012

Baby Bunny



     This cute little bunny would make the perfect gift for a new baby. I made this one for a little boy; but you could use pink in place of the blue and give it to a little girl too.



Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     White worsted weight yarn
     True Blue or Petal Pink worsted weight yarn
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     rattle, if desired
     yarn needle
     blue or pink ribbon, if desired
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Rattles to place inside the Bunny can be found at craft supply stores.
     --- If using ribbon, be sure to tack it in place using a needle and thread so that a baby will be unable to pull off the bow.




~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 7-12: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 13: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 14: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 16: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 18: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Begin stuffing the body.
     Insert the rattle near the center of the body; if desired.
     Rnd 19: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 20: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 21: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 22: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 23-26: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 27: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 28: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Finish stuffing the body and begin to stuff the head.
     Rnd 29: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 30: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish stuffing the head.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.

Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 3sc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 6sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 9sts
     Rnds 4-12: 1sc in each st around - 9sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Tummy Patch:
     With the True Blue [or Petal Pink] yarn, ch 3.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 3sts
     Row 2: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in last st - 5sts
     Row 3: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts, 2sc in last st - 7sts
     Row 4: ch 2, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5sts, 2sc in last st - 9sts
     Rows 5-8: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 9sts
     Row 9: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 5sts, sc2tog - 7sts
     Row 10: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts, sc2tog - 5sts
     Row 11: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog - 3sts
     Chain 1, DO NOT turn.
     Single- crochet evenly around the entire outer edge of the Patch.
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail:
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly & Finishing:
     Firmly stuff the Ears; position and sew to the top of the Head.
     Using the same color of yarn that was used to make the Tummy Patch; stitch facial features onto the Head.
     Sew the Tummy Patch to the front of the Bunny Body.
     Firmly stuff the Tail; sew to the back and bottom of the Bunny.
     Cut a length of blue (or pink) ribbon; wrap around the neck and tie into a bow - if desired.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.







     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

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