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Bunny and Basket

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Patons
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz; 210 yds):
    Main Color (MC) Grey Mix - 1 ball
    Contrast A Aran - 1 ball
  • Patons® Classic Wool Roving™ (3.5 oz; 120 yds):
    Contrast B Taupe - 1 ball
  • Set of four sizes U.S. 6 & U.S. 10 double-pointed knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Black embroidery floss for eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch marker

DIRECTIONS:

MEASUREMENT
Approx 13" tall, excluding ears.
GAUGE
Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stocking stitch with smaller needles.

HEAD
With MC and set of smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 8 sts. Divide onto 3 needles (2, 3, 3) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
Rep last 2 rnds once more. 32 sts.
Knit 5 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
Knit 18 rnds even.

Proceed as follows:
1st rnd: (Dec rnd). *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
5th rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
Stuff Head
7th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
9th rnd: (K2tog) around. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and fasten securely.

BODY

With MC and set of smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 10 sts. Divide onto 3 needles (3, 3, 4) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st and alt rnds: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 20 sts.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd. 40 sts.
6th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 60 sts.
Knit 15 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 50 sts.
Knit 4 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
Knit 4 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
Knit 15 rnds even.Stuff Body.
Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 20 sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 10 sts.
Stuff rem of Body. Cast off. Sew Head to Body at Cast off edge.

EARS (make 2 each with MC and A)
With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 11 sts.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 15 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 25 rows even in stocking st.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (Dec row). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts.K2tog. K1.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 9 sts.
Next row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 5 sts.
Next row: K2tog. K1. ssk. 3 sts.
Next row: P3tog. Fasten off.
With WS tog, sew MC Ear to A Ear. Attach to Head as shown in picture.

ARMS
(make 2).
**With MC and pair of smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 6 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (2 sts on each needle). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st and alt rnds: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
4th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
6th rnd: *K3. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
8th and 9th rnds: Knit.
10th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
11th rnd: K2tog. (K3. K2tog) 3 times. K1. 14 sts.**
Knit even in rnds until Arm measures 5", stuffing Arm lightly as you work. Cast off.

Legs (make 2)
Work from ** to ** as given for Arms.
Knit even in rnds until Leg measures 6", stuffing Leg lightly as you work. Cast off.

FINISHING

Attach Arms to sides of Body. Attach Legs to bottom of Body. With A, embroider nose and mouth, using straight st. With black embroidery floss, embroider eyes using French knots.

Tail: Pom-pom: Wind A around 2 fingers 30 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to scarf. Cut loops at both ends and trim to form pompom. Attach to back of body for tail.

BASKET
Note:
Basket is worked with 2 strands of B throughout.
With 2 strands of B and larger double-pointed needles, cast on 6 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (2 sts each needle). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st and alt rnds: Knit.
2nd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
4th rnd: *K2. M1. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
6th rnd: *K3. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
7th rnd: Knit.
8th rnd: Purl.
9th rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
10th rnd: *P1. K1. Rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more.
Cast off.
Handle: With 2 strands of B and pair of larger double-pointed needles, cast on 14 sts. Cast off.
Sew ends of Handle to top of Basket.

ABBREVIATIONS
Alt
= Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
P = Purl
P3tog = Purl next 3 stitches together
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

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