Friday, March 26, 2010

Needlework: Bunny Blanket Buddy

This adorable bunny works up fast, and, although the head is worked in one piece, the manner in which it is done produces a pocket to stuff for the head. I have also made this and done a single crochet around the body edge for strength. For this particular bunny I used size 10 needles for a tighter knit on the bottom.
This pattern is provided free from Lion Brand. A friend told me about this site - you may want to check it out for it's large selection of free patterns.

Bunny Blanket Buddy

Lion Brand® Velvetspun 2 balls
size 10 1/2 needles
size 8 needles
NOTES:
Cuddly toy is worked in one piece. Gauge is not important for this project. The Head should be worked tightly enough to hold the stuffing.
BLANKET BUDDY
With larger needles, cast on 1 st.
Rows 1-6 Knit into front and back of first st, knit to end of row
– 7 sts at end of row 6.
Rows 7-39 K 3, yo, knit to end of row – 40 sts at end of row 39.
Rows 40-41 Cast on 12 sts for Paws, knit to end of row – 64 sts.
Rows 42-47 Knit.
Rows 48-49 Bind off 12 sts, knit to end of row – 40 sts.
Rows 50-61 K 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row – 28 sts.
Shape Head
Change to smaller size 8 needles.
Row 62 K2tog across row – 14 sts.
Row 63 Knit into front and back of each st across row – 28 sts.
Row 64 *P 1, sl 1, rep from * across row.
Rep Row 64 until Head measures 3½in [9 cm].
Shape Ears
Row 1 P3tog, return st to left needle, cast on 17 sts, p3tog, p 15
– 16 sts on right needle, 25 sts on left needle.
Row 2 Turn and p 14, p2tog – 40 sts.
Row 3 Turn and p 16.
Row 4 Turn and p 12.
Row 5 Turn and p 14.
Row 6 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 39 sts.
Row 7 Turn and p 18.
Row 8 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 38 sts.
Row 9 Turn and bind off 18 sts, p 1, *sl 1, p 1; rep from * across row – 20 sts.
Turn and rep Rows 1-9 for 2nd Ear. At end of 2nd Ear, 12 sts remain.

FINISHING
Cut a 10in length of yarn. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread yarn through every other st on needle, then back through remaining sts. Remove knitting needle and stuff Head. Pull yarn tightly to close top of Head and secure. Embroider face using black yarn and straight sts. Weave in ends. Tie a knot in the arms.

I am linking to Tots Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity

21 comments:

Lori said...

The little bunny is really cute...

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Kelley said...

thats just the sweetest thing. My son had one of thouse for about the first 3 years of his life. The little dude went everywhere with it.

Have a great weekend!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello there,

This bunny blankie is just adorable..I've crocheted for 17 years and knitted just a bit.

I'm visiting for New Friend Friday. It's so nice to meet you and I do hope you will pop over to my place to snag or look at the free images I made just for today. ♥

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Debbie said...

If that isn't the cutest thing! I am also very intrigued by that brownie pan and especially the price!
I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.

joeandbridge said...

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Mass Hole Mommy said...

Hi there! Friday following!

Denise said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday!

Midday Escapades said...

So darn cute! Love it.

Visiting and following from Friday Follow, and so glad you joined in this week! Have a terrific weekend.

~ Lynn
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Jessica Hills said...

This is so cute! My daughter would love one of these little bunnies! Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is so cute! I just wing it with crocheting as I have never really learned how to 'read' it, but I it looks simple enough even for me to try. Thanks for sharing it!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh that is so cute!! My niece has a bunny blanket that she just loves!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my goodness - how adorable!

Leah said...

I'm jealous of your talent. I bet my daughter would like one of these cute little bunnies!

Atticmag said...

That blanket is the sweetest. Nothing like a bunny. Hope you'll drop by and see our fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

Sarah said...

I don't knit, but I'm forwarding this on to a niece who does. Sweet idea. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter.

Denise Marie said...

very sweet indeed! you'd think I'd love crochet'n. It should be in my blood!! Instead of stitch work...I like working with paper.

Nancy said...

How adorable!!!

Leanne said...

That is the cutest bunny. You did a beautiful job. I'm visiting from Life As Lori.

Lori said...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

Mama E said...

This is so cute! Stopping by from Delicious Ambiguity Toddler Party. Wish I was a Knitter!
-Mama E
www.homeandheartsblog.com

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! This bunny is so cute. Wish I could knit! ;)

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