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Hoppy Bunny Applique!


ADORABLE Hoppy Bunny Appliques have sprung to life just in time for spring! 

www.hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com :: Hoppy Bunny Applique :: FREE PATTERN!

I love this cute little bunny and you can find your FREE copy over in my Craftsy or Ravelry shops! The pattern comes complete with instructions on how to create a left OR right facing rabbit.

Use yours to embellish hats, slippers, scarves, sweaters, wristers (you can stitch these little cuties onto anything!) or get creative and create some super cute springtime jewelry that is sure to be a hit as quick class gifts or birthday party favors!

www.hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com :: Hoppy Bunny Applique :: FREE PATTERN!

www.hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com :: Hoppy Bunny Applique :: FREE PATTERN!

www.hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com :: Hoppy Bunny Applique :: FREE PATTERN!

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Baby’s First Bunny


I LOVE anything bunny. To me, there isn’t anything sweeter than a little one tugging around a sweet bunny toy or blanket. So naturally, when I think bunny–right away my mind translates that to CROCHET!

I’ve done crochet amigurumi bunnies before and they’ve taken a loooooong time going round and round in circles–so this time I thought I would simplify things by chopping out the bunny body (and all that work) and just keep the cutest part–the head and ears!

I had an idea about what I wanted the finished project to look like but I needed something visual to go off of–so to Amazon I went and after a very short search I came up with this:

A cute chunky handle for baby to grasp and long ears for baby to nibble make mommy a happy lady!

I quickly snatched up my hook and what came out is something I’m totally in love with!

 Let’s get started!!

Baby’s First Bunny

Materials Needed:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in any color suitable for a bunny.
  • Small lengths of black and pink yarn to embroider with.
  • Size G (4.00mm) hook
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Approximately 20-25 inches of ribbon

Note: The ribbon will be tied around the toy for PRESENTATION ONLY. Remove ribbon decoration before giving to baby.

  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl st: Slip stitch
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together. [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

**Note: Make sure you keep an eye on your tension while crocheting to ensure a durable and tightly woven finished project. You DO NOT want the stuffing to pull through your stitch work and pose a hazard to baby!**

Finished project measures approximately 9 inches (from tip of ears to bottom of handle) and is approximately 4.5 inches wide.

Handle

Ch 18. Join with sl st in first ch to for a ring. (Be careful not to twist your chain when creating your ring!)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each sc around, join with a sl st in first sc. (18 hdc)

Rnd 2: For the rest of the handle you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. 1 hdc in back loops only each st around, Continue until handle measures 1o”.  To end the tube, 1 sc in back loops of next st, sl st in back loops of next st. Fasten off leaving a long length of yarn for sewing later.

Note: To make a tighter crocheted finished handle, go through BOTH back loops of each stitch instead on just one. 

Head

Rnd 1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc. Pull tightly to secure and use your tail as a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the next round.

Rnd 2: For the rest of the head you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Move your tail marker up after each round to mark where your rounds begin. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc] 6 times (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc] 6 times (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc] 6 times (36 sc)

Rnd 7-10: Sc in each sc around. (36 sc)

Rnd 11: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 4 sc] (30 sc)

Rnd 12: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 3 sc] (24 sc)

Before you finish your head, now would be a good time to embroider the face. I like to embroider my face at the magic ring. Turn your head on its side and, using the magic ring as a guide, stitch on the eyes using a french knot and the nose using a satin stitch. Embroider the mouth using a straight stitch.

Rnd 13: [sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 sc] (18 sc)

Stuff the head with cotton stuffing.

Rnd 14: [sc2tog, sc in next sc] (12 sc)

Rnd 15: [sc2tog] (6 sc)

Rnd 16: [sc2tog] (3 sc) Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

Rnd 1: 3 sc in an adjustable ring. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc, ch 1

Rnd 2: 1 sc in same space as join, 2 sc in each sc around (8 sc)

Rnd 3: For the rest of the ear you will be working in a continuous round—meaning you will not be joining with a sl st and chaining 1. [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around until the ear measures 2.5 inches. Do not stuff. Fasten off.

 

When you are finished your unassembled parts should look like this:

 

Assembly

1. Stuff handle firmly and bend into a circle. Using your tapestry needle, sew ends together to create a round shape.

 

2. Sew head to top of handle.

 

3. Pinch ears into shape and sew to top of head.

 

4. Tie ribbon around neck and your bunny is complete!

 

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Bunny Slippers!


A few days ago, I was trolling etsy and saw the CUTEST baby bunny slippers ever! I knew I had to make a pair. So I sat and thought about it and after about an hour, out popped this:

Baby Bunny Slippers

Baby Bunny Slippers

I posted the pic to facebook (I’m still working on writing down the pattern in case anyone else wants to make a pair), and I was asked if I could size them up to an adult 8.

I had no clue if I could pull it off! In case anyone missed my baby booties post, I really hate counting stitches for booties and slippers in general. So an adult sized slipper seemed almost impossible.

And then I remembered that I could work them in the round from the toe and suddenly, a size 8 looked like a piece of cake!

I started with a prototype to test hook size and wound up ripping out my work at least twice. Tedious, for sure, but necessary when you want to get it just right!

First I started with an H hook and some thin brushed yarn. That was a total disaster. The hook was WAY too large and the thin yarn made holes the size of the Grand Canyon! Not ideal for slippers. 

Then I scaled down to an F hook, swapped the brushed yarn for some thicker 4 ply, and still thought they were too roomy around the ball of the foot. At least on that try, the slipper wasn’t full of holes so I knew I was on the right track.

Finally, I settled on a size E, a pretty off white 4 ply yarn, and decided to just move on and make Mama Bunny.

This was the result:

Mama Bunny Slippers

This mama isn’t finished yet. She still needs her nose, I’m thinking a flower for her ears?? a button for the loop, and I haven’t actually tied in her eyes yet, (the yarn is in there to get an idea about placement but they look a little high to me. I might end up moving them before I actually tie and glue the knots…) but for the most part–this one is done.

I’ll update when I get this pair totally finished and include patterns for both Mama and Baby!