Hooray! :cheering: My little rabbit is finished! And it’s also my first knitted toy :teehee:
I found this pattern link on KH and it’s super easy! So I decided to make it (I also kind of like rabbits :teehee: ) All I did was making a square piece of fabric and sew it into a rabbit! Then I thought that the finished product in the pattern looks too plain, so I sewed on eyes for it :teehee:
I also made my own rabbit ears and tail, if you saw the sample photo in the pattern link you’ll probably see what I mean
Finally, I thought the little rabbit was still missing something, that’s it! I had to make a carrot for it! Now it’s not lonely anymore :cheering:
Bunny got a big butt though~!
could just be the camera~!
:roflhard: Yeah, I think the bunny’s butt is a bit big… oh well :whistle:
tee hee… it kinda looks like a chilli!!! Maybe your bunny likes things hot!
:roflhard: Yeah I think it does in a way :teehee: It actually has a more orangy tone, but it appears to be more reddish in the pics
By the way, I really totally recommand this project for anybody who wants to take a stab at making toys, or just wanna do it for fun! :teehee:
It’s a BEGINNER beginner project, only took two or three days to finish for even a newbie like me All you need is being able to knit a square and some sewing skills!
Yay! Way to go landolphe! :cheering: Your little teckel will love these bunnies!
lol I know what you mean Cristy, it went pretty well when I was knitting the square, but the sewing part… gosh I really struggled at that… had to undo and redo lots of times But whew! I’m finally done and I also improved in some sewing skills, I think…
WOW - that’s adorable. I had seen the pattern and wasn’t that impressed it the way it looked. Yours is 100x better !! I am going to have to try this now, I love rabbits and have always had one for for a pet. Sadly last one died in Aug and now that I have a husband and a dog it’s not looking good for me getting another rabbit…I digress…would love to know how you made your ears and tail, also any helpful hints you have on how to sew it.
Some might-be-helpful hints for anybody who want to try making this rabbit:
When knitting the square:
Try to knit the stitches tight enough so that the stuffing won’t escape through the little holes, but not too tight that the fabric becomes too stiff.
Use a ruler and measure the right lengths and proportions that the pattern tells you, don’t try to guess. When done measuring, use pins to mark the points where the pattern tells you, pins can really help.
Try to sew as securely as possible.
If you are sewing small parts such as the head and the legs, try to put stuffing at the same time while you sew the parts closed, so that you won’t have a difficult time trying to stuff them afterwards.
I can’t really tell exactly how many rows I did for the ears, but I can tell you generally how I did it.
I did the ears in stockinette stitch, I made the ears curve inside by occasionally slipping the first and last stitch.
I first CO 3 sts. Then I increase by 1 st. about every one or two other row until I end up with five stitches, then I stop increasing and continue knitting. When I finished up to about 2/3 of the length of the ear, I start decreasing by 1 st. every row until I have only one stitch left. Cut and tie the yarn, sew in ends.
I did the tail sort of like making a pom pom, except that I sewed it. (hope this sort of make sense)
The carrot is done by sewing a flat piece of fabric.