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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Ideas Day 2

So yesterday was the teapot in my Alice in Wonderland inspired Easter Egg Cosy offering, today can only be the white rabbit.  This character use to irritate the hell out of me in all the versions I watched.  Enjoy making him and don't forget to revisit the rabbit for the innocent Big Knit 2012.

Day 2 - That really annoying white rabbit!


Yarn:
Any DK Yarn in two colours or more.
Hook:
Using 4mm hook throughout
Abbreviations:
ss – slip stitch
dc – double crochet 
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
FO – Fasten Off
Magic ring – hold yarn with tail end to the left, make a ring by wrapping the yarn around two fingers of the left hand, cross yarn over at the top and using hook draw yarn through ring to make a loop.  Grip ring so loop is taught, yarn over, pull yarn through loop to create a chain.
Hat:
Using 4mm hook throughout,
R1 - Make a Magic Ring, 2ch, work 9dc into 2nd ch from hook to form a ring, ss into first dc to join (9sts)
R2 – 1ch, work 1 dc into st at base of 1ch, 2dc into each of next 8 sts, ss into first dc to join, (18sts)
R3 – 1ch * work 2dc into next st, 1dc into foll st ** repeat from *to** a further 8 times, ss into first dc to join, (26 sts).
R4 to R11– 1ch, work 1dc into each st to end of round, ss into first dc to join,
R12 - 1ch, work 1dc into each st to end of round, ss into first dc to join, FO
Head:
Using 4mm hook throughout.
R1 – Make a Magic Ring, 1ch, work 9dc into ring, ss to join. Pull tail of ‘Magic Ring’ to tighten  (9sts)
R2 – 1ch, work 1dc into st at base of 1ch, work 2dc into ea of nxt 8 sts, ss into first dc, (18sts)
R3 – 1ch, * work 2dc into nxt st, 1dc into foll st; ** rep from * to* * to end of round, ss into first dc. (27 sts).
R4 to R9 – 1ch, work 1dc into each st to end of round, ss into first dc (27 sts).
Eyes - Using embroidery thread, embroider 2 eyes on R5.
R10 – 1ch, *dc2tog, 1dc ** rep from*to** to end of round, ss into first dc2tog.. (18sts).
R11 – 1ch, dc2tog to end of round,  dc1, sc into beg ch1 (9 sts).
Place stitch marker in loop.  Leave 30cm tail and DO NOT fasten off.
Stuff head.
R12 1ch, dc2tog to end of round (5sts)
Thread yarn through remaining sts, tighten and FO
Ears
Make 2.
R1 Make a Magic Ring, 1ch, work 6dc into ring, ss to join, pull tail to tighten. (6sts)
R2 1ch, * work 2dc into nxt st, 1dc into foll st** repeat from* to ** twice more, ss to join.  (9sts)
R3 1ch, work 1dc into ea st to end of round, ss to join (9sts)
Repeat R3 until ear measures 4cms (1½ inches). FO
Making up:
Nose and mouth – Embroider nose using a satin stitch on R7 and sew a running stitch to form the mouth. 
Attach ears to top of head, then attach head to top of body, lastly make a small pompom for the tail and attach to body.

©Nicky Hale (alifelikevera)

Until next time........Nicky xxx



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