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Free Crochet Pattern: Eco Bunny Blanket

Lion Brandฎ Recycled Cotton
Pattern #: 81029AD
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 31 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 17 in. (43 cm).

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This cuddly baby blanket doubles as a fun friend for your little one!
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Recycled Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 482-123: Recycled Cotton Yarn: Sand
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Recycled Cotton
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Recycled Cotton (Article #482). 74% Recycled Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 2% Other Fiber    ; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  482-123 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Sand
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$ 12.98  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amount of brown yarn
 

Eco Bunny Blanket

Lion Brand Recycled Cotton

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
hdc2tog (hdc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:

Blanket is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

BLANKET
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, ch 2.
Head
Note: Head is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnds 6–11: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Blanket
Note: Work now proceeds in rows; turn at beg of each row.
Row 1: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 12 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 14 sts.
Rows 3–12: Rep Row 2 – 34 sts
Row 13: Ch 10, turn, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch and st across – 42 sts.
Row 14: Ch 10, turn, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 ch, hdc in next 34 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 42 sts.
Row 15: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 30 sts, hdc2tog; leave rem sts unworked – 32 sts.
Row 16: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 30 sts.
Rows 17–29: Rep Row 16 – 4 sts.
Row 30: Ch 2, turn, (hdc2tog) twice – 2 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 6 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 8 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 10 sc.
Rnds 5–10: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 11: (Sc2tog) 5 times – 5 sts.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Stuff head and sew closed. Sew Ears to top of head.
Edging
With right side facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, join yarn with sl st in edge of blanket below head, work sc evenly spaced around blanket edges to opposite side below head, working 2 sc in each corner.
Tie hands in knots. With brown yarn and following diagram, embroider straight st eyes, nose and mouth.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 31 reviews)
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Eco Bunny Blanket Reviewed by judy riccio on 2014-03-17 ****
loved this little blanket...But, it was a little tricky sewing his head up... Also I think his little arms should be higher.. I will probably make another one with these revisions....


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