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Bun-Bun the Rabbit, Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

Hello,

I have another little pattern to share with you today, his name is Bun-Bun the Rabbit. I am knitting these little critters as part of a series ie the cat, owl and now the rabbit. They are really easy and simple knits and I enjoy making them and sending them out into the world… If you have any suggestions for other patterns, do let me know.

Here’s the pattern:)

Materials:
Oddments of variegated dk wool
4mm circular needle or dpns or 4mm straight needles
Sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing

If you would rather knit this pattern flat, then just use straight needles and knit in stocking stitch and sew up the back of your bunny.

Abbreviations:
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

Bun-Bun the Rabbit Pattern: Copyright Linda Dawkins
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (20 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (40 stitches)
Rounds 4-15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round knit 2 stitches on the end (26 stitches)
Rounds 17-25: Knit

Round 26: Knit 2 stitches together across the round (13 stitches)

Round 27: Knit.

 

Break the thread and thread the yarn onto a sewing needle. Thread the needle through the stitches and pull tight, sew in the end.

Stuff Bun-Bun with fleece and when full, sew the opening at the base closed.

Ears:

Knit 2 ears in garter stitch.

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Row 11: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2

Row 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1

Row 13: Knit 1, knit 2 together

Row 14: Knit 2 together

Bind off

In the above photo I have shown how you sew the base of the ears together to make them bend and look rabbit-like:)

Sew the ears onto the top of the head.

Arms:

I have given Bun-Bun arms by sewing into the knitting. Hold up the knitting and sew in and out in a downward and forward direction. This will give you arms.

Arm

Tail: Pompom

Wind your wool around a piece of card about an inch and a quarter thick. Wind the wool generously around, the more you wind, the bushier the tail will be!

Gently remove the wound wool and tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the wool, (rounded ends to be on the sides). Tie very tight!

Cut the rounded ends and you wull have a bushy tail. Trim to neaten it.

Sew the tail onto the back of your bunny.

Eyes and Nose:

Needle felt the eyes and nose on with fleece and a felting needle or use buttons.

And there you go, 1 Bun-Bun:)

Have a great day everyone!

xo

Linda

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Seamus the Owl Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

I am writing today from an incredibly icy Johannesburg. Our temperatures have plummeted below 0 C and it’s been freezing cold here over the last few days. I must tell you, I cannot wait for Spring! Today I was inspired to knit up a little owl pattern, I have been thinking of him ever since I made Beans the Cat so here he is…

I would like you to meet Seamus the Owl. He is quite similar to Beans the Cat, but I have changed the body by making him a little larger and adding a sweet little moss stitch to the front of his body to try and give him a slightly speckled / feathered chest.

Materials:

4mm circular needles

I used hand spun for Seamus but DK wool would be perfect

Sewing up needle

Black fleece and a felting needle to needle felt his eyes and beak

Fleece for stuffing

Abbreviations:
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

You can knit this pattern with the magic loop or just use dpns for knitting him in the round.

Pattern:

Cast on 12 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (24 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (48 stitches)

Round 4: Knit

Round 5: Knit 12, (purl 1, knit 1) for 24 stitches, then knit to the end.

Round 6: Knit 12, (knit 1, purl 1) for 24 stitches, knit to the end.

Continue alternating rounds 5 and 6 of the moss stitch, finishing on round 18.
Round 19: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round (32 stitches)
Rounds 20-31: Knit
Cast off

Finishing Off:
Hold both edges together flat at the cast off edge and sew in and out, closing the top of your owl’s head.

 

Stuff Seamus, make sure the stuffing is nice and firm. Sew the opening closed at the base of his body.

Take a needle and wool, sew into the base of Seamus, secure the wool and push the needle up through his body and pull it out the top of his head, sew back down again and pull. This is going to make a nice big concave depression that will form his two ears.

Once you have sewn back down, pull the needle and wool out the base of the body, pull tight and sew the wool securely onto the knitting, ensuring the depression remains at the top of the head so that two ears appear on each side.

Wing Pattern: Knit 2

With 4mm needles knit your wings in garter stitch:

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit first and second row.

Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.

Row 8: Knit.

Cast off.

Sew the wings onto the sides of the body.

Sew a few strands of wool onto the points of the ears and then rub them with your fingers and pull apart the fibres to create the tufts on the owl’s pointed ears.

Eyes and Beak:

Needle felt on the eyes and beak with black fleece and a felting needle, two large circles for the eyes and a triangle for the nose.

Happy knitting.

Please do share you projects on Ravelry if you are a member, I have loved seeing all the different Beans the Cat projects there! I have a little Ravelry group called Mamma4earth where you can share your knitted treasures.

PS If you haven’t entered my giveaway you can enter here.

Have a lovely day,

Linda

Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.

Seamus Owl Pattern Copyright Linda Dawkins, Mamma4earth

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Fairy Home Mushroom Knitting Pattern

Hi everyone, as promised here is the Fairy Home Mushroom Knitting Pattern:

It is so quick and easy to make if you start now you may be able to add them as stocking fillers for Christmas morning:)

Pattern:

I used handspun almost chunky yarn for this pattern…

Mushroom Cap:

Using a red yarn.

c/o 26 sts

rib for 2 rows (knit one stitch purl one stitch across both rows)

(*Knit 2 tog, knit 3 sts* across the row) and then at the end of the row  knit 2 tog knit 4 sts.(21 stitches)

Rib 1 row

(*Knit 2 tog, knit 2 sts* across the row) and at the end of the row knit 2 tog knit 3 sts.(16 stitches)

Rib 1 row.

(*Knit 2 tog Knit 1 sts* across the row) knit 2 sts at the end on the row. (11 stitches)

Rib 1 row

(*Knit 1 Knit 2 tog* across the row), knit 2 on the end.(8 stitches)

Rib 1 row

Knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 together (5 stitches)

For the last 5 stitches take a tapestry needle and thread the stitches onto

the needle and pull together, you can also sew down the seam to finish off

the mushroom cap on the wrong side and then turn it onto the right side.

Mushroom Stem:

Using cream yarn.

Knit as an i-cord

c/o 8 stitches

knit 14 rows and the cast off

sew in ends on the top, leave bottom open for stuffing, close base with a

circular piece of felt when finished stuffing the stem.

Chimney:

Using cream yarn.

Knit as an I-cord

c/o 3 sts

knit 5 rows

cast off and close the top of the chimney, attach the chimney to the

mushroom cap.

Finishing off:

Attach the roof to the top of the stem by sewing it together.
Cut a little door out of felt and sew onto the base of the stem to form a
door.

If you would only use this pattern for personal use, and not commercial use, I would appreciate it 🙂

That’s it:) I would love to hear how your little mushroom homes knit up. I will be adding new variations over the next few weeks, so stop by…

Have a wonderful Festive Season,

Warmly
Linda

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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