EASTER BUNNY

by Irene Duquette 2000

(14" tall)

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Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in white and violet or color of your choice

Pom-Poms (one pink and 2 larger white)

2 wiggly eyes

Ribbon

Flowers

Size "I" Hook

 

Note:  Join each rnd

BODY

Rnd 1:  With white Ch 2 and 8 sc in first ch.  (8 sc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in same place  and 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same place and (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in same place and 1 sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc) around (32 sc)

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc in same place and 1 sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (40 sc)

Rnds 6 - 12:  Sc in each sc (40 sc)

Rnd 13:  Ch 1, sc in same place and (1 sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) around (32 sc).  Finish off

Rnd 14:  Join violet.  Sc in each sc in back loop (32 sc)

Rnd 15-16-17:  Sc in each sc (32 sc)

Rnd 18:  Ch 1, sc in same place  and 1 sc in next (dec over next 2 sc. sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sc)

Rnd 19-20:  Sc in each sc around

Rnd 21:  Ch 1, sc in same (dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (16 sc)

Rnd 22:  Ch 1, dec over next 2 sc around (8 sc)  Finish off

Now you should understand the increasing and decreasing technique so I won't keep repeating, instead I will continue as follows:

Rnd 23:  Join white and increase to 16 sc.

Rnd 24:  Increase to 24 sc.

Rnd 25:  Increase to 32 sc

Rnds 26-27-28-29-30-31:  SC in each sc

Stuff at this point

Rnd 32:  Decrease to 24 sc.

Rnd 33:  Decrease to 16 sc.

Rnd 34:  Decrease to 8 sc.  Finish off leaving length to gather to close.  Finish stuffing and close end.

 

ARMS (Make 2)

 

Rnd 1:  With white, Ch 2, 8 sc in first sc.  (8 sc)

Rnd 2:  Increase to 16

Rnd 3-4-5-6:  Sc in ea sc (16 sc)

Rnd 7-14:  Dec 1 sc in each round ending with 8 sc in last round.  Finish off.

Rnd 15:  Join violet and 2 sc in each sc (16 sc)

Rnd 16:  Increase to 24 sc

Rnd 17:  Increase to 32 sc

Rnd 18-19-20:  Sc in each sc.

Stuff arm  but stuff upper part (sleeve) lightly.  Gather to close.  Attach to body.

 

LEGS (make 2)

 

Rnd 1:  With white chain 2 and 6 sc in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2:  Increase to 12 sc

Rnd 3:  Increase to 18 sc

Rnds 4-10:  Sc in each sc (18 sc)

Rnd 11:  Decrease one sc in this rnd.

Rnd 12:  Sc in each sc around

Rnds 13 - 21:  Repeat rnds 11 and 12 simultaneously

Rnd 22:  sc in each sc (12 sc)

Stuff and sew to body.

 

EARS (make 2)

 

Rnd 1:  With white chain 2 and 8 sc in first sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2:  Increase to 16 sc.

Rnd 3-4-5:  Sc in each sc around

Rnd 6-15:  Dec 1 sc in each rnd ending with 6 sc in last round.

Do not stuff.  Attach to head.

 

SKIRT

 

Attach violet in free loop of Rnd 14.

Rnd 1:  Ch 4, dc in same place, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next loop) around.  Join

Rnd 2:  Sl st to first ch 1 space (d dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next loop) around.  Join

Rnds 3-4:  Repeat Rnd 2,  Finish off.

 

Add pom-poms and eyes as shown.

 

HAT

 

Rnd 1:  With violet ch 2, 6 sc in first sc. (6 sc)

Rnd 2:  Increase to 12 sc

Rnd 3:  Increase to 18 sc

Rnds 4-5-6:  Sc in each sc (18 sc)

Rnd 7:  Ch 4, trc in same place, 2 trc in each sc around.  Join

Rnd 8:  Reverse sc in ea sc around.  Join and finish off.  Decorate with ribbon and flowers.  Attach to head.

 

Tie ribbon around waist or proceed as follows:

 

Chain 40, surface crochet between skirt and body, starting at center front, all around and chain 40 again.  Tie in bow

 

This was a tough one to write.  If you run into any problems just let me know.

 

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