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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ballerina Bunny {Free Crochet Pattern}

Easter is coming in a couple of months. What little girl wouldn't want this cute little Ballerina Bunny in her Easter basket? 
Ballerina Bunny (or 'Long Ears' as my daughter named hers) is approximately 9 inches long, made out of 100% cotton, and is machine washable.

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This Ballerina Bunny is not hard to make.
I included a couple of notes in the pattern that indicate the best times to embroider the little bunny face, and to stuff the bunny.
Once I put the bunny together, I thought that the legs looked a bit on the short side. I also indicated, in the pattern, where you can add a round or two to make the legs a bit longer.

Ballerina Bunny
(measures approx. 9 inches)

Supplies:
Size H crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Stitch marker (or contrasting yarn)
fiber filling (I just used 100% cotton balls, and it worked great!)
Yarn of your choice - Worsted weight. I used cotton yarn.



Pattern:
Note: You will be working in a round, so it will be necessary to mark the first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Head and Body:
With color A, Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 8 in ring. (8)
Round 2: sc 2 in each stitch around. (16)
Round 3: [sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (24)
Round 4: [2 sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (32)
Rounds 5-12: sc in each stitch around. (32)
Round 13: [2 sc, sc2tog] around. (24)
Round 14: [sc, sc2tog] around. (16)
Do not finish off. Embroider face now. (Trust me, it's much easier this way!)
Round 15: [sc2tog] around. (8)
Do not finish off. Stuff the head now. (Again... makes things so much easier!)
Round 16: [2 sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (16)
Round 17: [sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (24)
Round 18: sc in each stitch around. (24)
Round 19: sc in each stitch around. (24)
Switch to Color B
Rounds 20-26: sc in each stitch around. (24)
Round 27: sc flo (front loop only) in each stitch around. (24) (You'll want to mark both the front loop and the back loop of the first stitch separately on this row. you will go back to the back loop later.)
Round 28: Working through both loops of the previous row, sl st to the next sc, ch 3, 4 dc in the same stitch, ch 1, skip the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, ch 1, skip the next stitch, *work 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, ch 1, skip the next st* repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to the top of first ch 3. Finish off.
Switch back to color A. Reattach it to the marked back loop of round 27.
Round 29: sc in the back loop of each st around. (Remember to mark your first stitch). (24)
Round 30: [sc, sc2tog] around. (16)
Do not finish off. Stuff the body, now.
Round 31: [sc2tog] around. (8)
Round 32:  [sc2tog] around. (4)
Finish off leaving a long tail. Weave the tail through and pull tight to close off and knot. Weave in all loose ends.

Arms (make 2)
(Don't forget to mark the first stitch of each round.)
With color A
Round 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in the first ch made. (6)
Round 2: [sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (9)
Round 3: sc around. (9)
Round 4: [sc, sc2tog] around. (6)
Do not finish off. Stuff the paw now.
Rounds 5-8: sc around. (6)
Switch to color B.
Round 9: sc around. (6)
Switch back to color A.
Round 10: sc around. (6)
sl st to next sc. Finish off.

Legs (make 2)
(Don't forget to mark the first stitch of each round.)
With color B
Round 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in the first ch made. (6)
Round 2: [sc, sc 2 in next stitch] around. (9)
Rounds 3-4: sc around. (9)
Switch to color A.
Round 5: [sc, sc2tog] around. (6)
Do not finish off. Stuff the foot now.
Rounds 6-11: sc around. (6) (Note: For a longer leg, add a couple more rows.)
sl st to next sc. Finish off.

Ears (make 2)
With color A
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each across. Turn. (4)
Rows 2-12: Ch 1, sc in each across. Turn. (4)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc 2 tog, sc 2. Turn. (3)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc 2 tog, sc 1. Turn. (2)
Row 15: Ch 1, sc 2. Turn. (2)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc 2 tog. Turn. (1)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Flower
With color A.
Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook. Join with sl st.
Switch to color B.
[ch 5, sl st in next sc] around. Finish off.

Assemble.
Sew on the arms, legs, ears and flower. Weave in all ends,





Happy Crocheting!

4 comments:

  1. This is an adorable little bunny! I am sure that your daughter is lovin' it like crazy right now.
    Thank you for sharing this at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party last week! And I hope you'll be by to party with us again real soon!
    #27 is live - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-27.html.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com
    P.S. I will also be sharing this with my EyeLoveKnots Facebook fans tomorrow afternoon!

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! It has been a busy week, but I will definitely be partying with you again soon. :)

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  2. How adorable! Thanks for sharing this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. I'm sure those who are talented with crocheting will appreciate the pattern you provided!

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