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Free Knitting Pattern: Cuddly Bunny

Lion Brandฎ TiffanyTM - Lion® Cashmere Blend - Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60046
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 12 in [30.5 cm] tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
TiffanyTM

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Color (B)
Lion® Cashmere Blend

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Color (C)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (D)
Wool-Ease®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat
Mushroom White Frost
TiffanyTM
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Lion® Cashmere Blend
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*TiffanyTM (Article #260). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (137yds/125m) pull skeins
*Lion® Cashmere Blend (Article #270). 72% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere; package size: 1.50oz/40.00 gr. (84yds/71m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  260-100 Tiffany Yarn: White
   ball
$ 5.49  
Discontinued, sorry!
Click for yarn substitutions
Note: (A)
•  270-098 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Cream (DISCONTINUED)
   ball
$ 9.99  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (B)
•  620-104 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blush Heather
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: Small quantity used
•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: Small quantity used
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. Size 8 [5 mm] set of double pointed needles
  2. Fiberfill stuffing
  3. 2½ in. [6.5 cm] square of cardboard
 

Cuddly Bunny

Lion Brand TiffanyTM - Lion® Cashmere Blend - Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

16 sts and 24 row = 4in[10 cm] in Stockinette St (k on RS, p on WS) with 1 strand each of A and B held together When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

BUNNY
Head

Beg at top of head, with 1 strand each of A and B held together, cast on 9 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1 K, inc 5 sts evenly spaced around – 14 sts.
Rnds 2 and 4 Knit.
Rnd 3 K, inc 6 sts evenly spaced around – 20 sts.
Rnd 5 K 4, inc 5 sts evenly spaced around – 25 sts.
Knit 13 rnds even.
Next Rnd *K 1, k2tog, rep from *, end k1 – 17 sts.
Next Rnd K 1, (k2tog) 3 times, k1, (k2tog) 4 times, k 1 – 10 sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.
Divide for Front and Back
Front

K 5, place remaining 5 sts onto holder.
Next row Cast on 5, p 5, cast on 5 – 15 sts.
Work back and forth in St st for 9 rows. Cut yarns, leave sts on holder for Front.
Back
Sl 5 sts from holder to a 2nd dpn. Work Back in same manner as Front. Do not cut yarns.
Joining Rnd
Divide 30 Back and Front sts onto 3 needles. Join, place marker for beg of rnd. K 19 rnds.
Divide for Legs
K across 7 sts of Front, bind off next (center Front) st, k across 7 sts of Front, 7 sts of Back, bind off next (center Back) st, k across remaining 7 sts of Back.
Place 1 set of 7 Front and 7 adjoining Back sts on a holder.
Leg
Divide 14 sts remaining on needles onto 3 dpn for Leg. Join, place marker for beg of rnd. Work in St st for 13 Rnds.
Next Rnd K2tog around – 7 sts.
K 1 rnd. Cut yarns, leaving long tails. Draw tails through remaining sts, pull tightly tog and end off.
Work 2nd Leg in same manner on remaining 14 sts.
Sew cast-on sts of Front and Back tog at shoulders.
Stuff Head, Body and Legs.
Arms
Rnd 1 From RS, with 1 strand each A and B held tog, pick up and k 13 sts around armhole. Divide sts onto 3 dpn. Join, place marker for beg of rnd. Work in St st for 23 rnds.
Next Rnd K2 tog around, end k1 – 7 sts. Stuff Arm, end off as for Leg. Work 2nd Arm in same manner.
Outer Ear (Make 2)
From RS, with 1 strand each A and B held tog, pick up 5 sts along side top of head.
Next Row (WS) K 5 sts.
Next Row (RS) K 1, k in front and back of next st (inc made), p 1, inc in next st, k 1 – 7 sts.
Next Row Knit.
Next Row K 1, p 5, k 1. Rep last 2 rows 5 more times. K 1 row on WS.
Next Row (RS) K 1, p2tog, p1, p2tog, k 1. Knit 1 row.
Next Row (RS) K 1, p3tog, k 1. Knit 1 row.
Next Row (RS) K3tog. Fasten off.
Rep for 2nd Outer Ear.

Inner Ear (Make 2)
With C, cast on 2 sts. Purl 1 row.
Next Row (RS) Inc 1 st in first and last sts – 4 sts.
Work in St st for 12 rows, end with a WS row. (K2tog) twice. Purl 1 row. K2tog. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With D, and following diagram, work straight st eyes, nose, and mouth. Sew Inner Ear to center of Outer Ear. Weave in ends.
PomPom Tail
Holding 1 strand of A and B together, wrap yarn around cardboard – the more wraps, the fuller the Pompom will be. Cut yarn leading to skeins. Slide a doubled strand of yarn under center of wraps and knot. Clip loops; remove cardboard. Fluff Pompom and trim ends evenly. Use the ends of the knotted strand to attach Pompom to back of Bunny.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Cuddly Bunny Reviewed by Marcia Tice on 2009-02-25 ****
This was the 1st toy I've made. Also the 1st time I used dpn's. It really was fun to make. Only took me about 12 hours. It is adorable. I will probably lengthen the legs & shorten the arms for the next ones. I think the hardest part was getting the face right. :-)


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