Friday, April 7, 2017

Bunny Egg cozy. Free knitting pattern.

Bunny for keeping warm breakfast egg - free knitting pattern. Easter pattern. Egg cozy.
Designed by Tatyana Korobkova


The toy is knitted in the  round and that is why the pattern is recommended for Advanced Beginner Knitters.
The finished bunny is approximately 14 cm tall.

Abbreviations

K = knit
P = purl
Sts = stitches
Kfb = knit into front and back of stitch
K2tog = knit 2 together
CO =  cast on
RND = round

Materials needed
·         4 double-pointed needles in a size suitable for the yarn weight you are using. I recommend using needles a size or two smaller than the yarn calls for, to produce a firm fabric. İ used Needles size US 2½  (3mm).
White, pink and green colored  yarns for rabbit.  I used Gazzal Baby Cotton XL / 50% cotton, 50% akrylic; 50 gr – 105 mt./
·         Toy stuffing
·         Yarn needle
·         Stitch holder
·         2 beads for eyes
·         Plastic nose
·         Black yarn for mouth

All rows are worked in the round, this helps avoid ugly seams.

For an on-line tutorial of how I start knitting my toys using a crochet hook cast on from the middle: 


Body.
Body and  head are one piece.
Start with white yarn.


Body and  head are one piece . Cast on 6 stitches. Distribute among 3 needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker.

RND1: Kfb             ( 6times)                   ( 12 sts )
RND2: Kfb, K1      (6times)                     ( 18 sts )
RND3: Kfb, K2      (6times)                     ( 24 sts )
RND4:Kfb, K3       (6times)                     ( 30 sts )
RND5:Kfb, K4       (6times)                     ( 36 sts )
RND6-16:  11Rnds  K all                         ( 36 sts )
RND17: K2tog, K4  (6times )                  ( 30 sts )
RND18: K2tog, K3  (6times )                  ( 24 sts )

Work decrease rounds, adding stuffing as you go

RND19: K2tog, K2  (6times )                   ( 18 sts )
RND20: K2tog, K1  (6times )                   ( 12 sts )

Shaping neck

RND21: K2tog          (6times )                   ( 6 sts )

Add more stuffing if required


Change color to pink
RND22: Kfb             (6times)                    ( 12 sts )
RND23: Kfb, K1      (6times)                     ( 18 sts )
RND24: Kfb, K2      (6times)                     ( 24 sts )
RND25:Kfb, K3       (6times)                     ( 30 sts )   
RND26:  K all                                            ( 30 sts )
RND27:Kfb, K9       (3times)                     ( 33 sts )
RND28-39:  12Rnds  K all                         ( 33 sts )
Change yarn to green
RND40: (Kfb, K1)  16times; Kfb                  ( 50 sts )
RND41:  K all                                                ( 50 sts )
RND42: (Kfb, K2)  16times; Kfb, K1            ( 67 sts )
RND43-45: 3 Rnds  K  all                             ( 67 sts )
Change color to pink
RND46:  P all                                                ( 67 sts )
Bind off.






Arms (make2 pieces)

Knitted with White yarn.

Cast on 6 stitches. Distribute between 3 needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker.

RND1-12: 12 Rnds K all                         (6 sts)
RND13: Kfb, K1      (3times)                  (9 sts )
RND14-17: 4 Rnds  K  all                       (9  sts)

Work decrease rounds, adding stuffing as you go

RND18: K2tog, K1     (3times )              (6 sts)

Cut yarn and thread through 6 remaining sts (add more stuffing if required). Weave in ends.

Sleeves (make2 pieces)

Knitted with pink yarn.


Cast on 6 stitches. Distribute between 3 needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker.

RND1: Kfb             ( 6times)                   (12 sts )
RND2-5: 4 Rnds  K  all                            (12 sts)
RND6:  P all                                             (12 sts)
Bind off.


Legs  (make2 pieces)

Start with white yarn.

Cast on 8 stitches. Distribute among 3 needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker.

RND1-16: 16 Rnds K all                     (8 sts)
Change yarn to pink
RND17-18: 2 Rnds  K  all                   (8 sts)
Change yarn to green
RND19: Kfb, K1      (4times)           (12 sts )
RND20-24: 5 Rnds  K  all                (12 sts )
Stuff just the foot

RND25: K2tog, K1     (4times)       (8 sts )
RND26: K2tog       (4times )           (4 sts )
Cut yarn and thread through 4 remaining sts . Weave in ends.


Ears (make2 pieces)

Knitted flat. Work in garter stitch (knit all stitches)


Knitted with White yarn.
Cast on 4 stitches.

Row1-10: 10rows K all                     (4 sts)
Row11:  K1, Kfb, Kfb, K1                  (6 sts)
Row12-16: 5 rows K all                     (6 sts)
Row17:  K1, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K1            (8 sts)
Row18-22: 5 rows K all                     (8 sts)
Row23:  K1, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K1            (10 sts)
Row24-33: 10 rows K all                   (10 sts)
Row34:  K1, Kfb, K6, Kfb, K1            (12 sts)
Row35-36: 2 rows K all                      (12 sts)
Row37:  K1, K2tog, K6,  K2tog, K1    (10 sts )
Row38:  K1, K2tog, K4,  K2tog, K1    ( 8 sts )
Row39:  K1, K2tog, K2,  K2tog, K1    ( 6 sts )
Row40:  K1, K2tog, K2tog, K1           ( 4 sts )
Bind off.

ASSEMBLİNG THE PARTS AND DETAİLS

1.Mark the place for eyes.
2.Pin the ears on position and sew them to the head.


3. Put the arms in the sleeves and  Sew them to the body.


4. Shape the sole of the foot as shown at the photos below





5. Sew the legs to the wrong side of dress.


6. Sew the beeds for eyes. Glue the plastic nose.
7. Embroider mouth and  eyebrows.





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1 comment :

  1. hello deniza...an adorable knitted bunny...perfectly timed for the season, however, bunnies are right all-year round...i love the facial expression you crafted...a very happy bunny, indeed...thank you for generously sharing your lovely pattern...take care...sally

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