Bunnies! Well…almost.

August 23, 2005 at 2:02 pm 6 comments

So when I found the ingenious pattern that lets you create an adorable stuffed bunny out of a single 6 inch square I knew I had to try it sooner or later. For a first pass, it’s not too bad…but I’ve definitely found areas that I can nip and tuck and sew better. My first creation doesn’t quite fully evoke a rabbit to me…but practice makes perfect.

In my ongoing quest to ruin your eyesight and display my fabulously lacking photography skills I present…the bunny/freaky-deaky mouse hybrid:

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Don’t like the dark picture with the creature barely distinguishable from the background? Ok – how about one that’s overly bright and horribly out of focus? Who says there are no choices in life?

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The nose and front legs are pointy because of the way I sewed the thing together. Did I mention how I am SO not a sewer? Well, here’s the proof. It’s why seaming sweaters or even blanket squares terrifies me. The ears are a bit wonky and the nose is pointy…so it has a bit of a mouse feel to me. It doesn’t help that I didn’t do the tail yet. I’m sure once I put a pom pom on the fanny it will look much more like a bunny. In the meantime I think of it as something that one might find in the Care Bear land sewers: furry…tail-less…and not quite cute enough to make the grade.

Here’s the deets:
Pattern: Ingenious Swatch Bunny
Yarn: (Who the heck cares on this thing?) Leftover Cascade 220 in a heathered pink
Needles: Size US8. I wish I had used 7s…it would have made a denser fabric.
Time: 2 hours from start to finish. Most of that was spent figuring out the seaming. Of course – no tail yet…

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Liz  |  August 23, 2005 at 9:36 pm

    I love the idea of using a swatch to make a bunny. At least that way it wouldn’t seem like such a waste of yarn.

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  • 2. Baa Bonny Belle  |  August 23, 2005 at 11:46 pm

    Too cute. Now, tell me your secret how you find these so-adorable patterns to knit up? This little bunny would be sooooo cute with the pinwheel blankie.

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  • 3. deety  |  August 24, 2005 at 5:40 am

    I’ve seen that pattern but keep forgetting to try it. Your bunnies are adorable, I must make one!

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  • 4. gaile  |  August 24, 2005 at 3:17 pm

    I love the origami bunny pattern! And i think yours are super cute! They would make darling gifts tucked in with a baby basket! thanks for the comment on my blog – the yarn for Rogue was mission falls 1824 in Thyme.

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  • 5. Impossible Princess  |  August 24, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    that is TOOO cute! I have to make one!

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  • 6. Knit-Elation  |  August 25, 2005 at 7:25 pm

    I think these bunnies are adorable! I love them! They look cuddly!

    Hug to the Bunnies! (K-E)

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