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Cozy Bunny Pillow

Project Courtesy of: Coats & Clark

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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn: 2 skeins Petal Pink (A), 1 skein Pretty 'n Pink (B)
  • Knitting needles, size US 11
  • Double-pointed knitting needles, size US 11
  • Circular knitting needle, size US 11 – 24".
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Soft standard pillow insert
  • Two 1½" buttons
  • Fiberfill
  • Velcro® brand hook & loop fastener
  • Sewing thread
  • Needle

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 16 rows = 4" in St st using double strand of yarn. Be sure to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Pillow insert used is a soft standard size pillow. Due to differences in pillow stuffing and size, check cover for fit before finishing off.

Head: Using A held double and double pointed needles, cast on 6 sts; join to work in a circle being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: [Inc] 6 times – 12 sts.
Rnd 2: [K1, inc] 6 times – 18 sts.
Rnd 3: [K2, inc] 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 4: [K3, inc] 6 times – 30 sts.
Rnd 5: [K4, inc] 6 times – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: [K5, inc] 6 times – 42 sts.
Rnd 8: [K6, inc] 6 times – 48 sts.
Rnd 9: [K7, inc] 6 times – 54 sts.
Rnd 10: [K8, inc] 6 times – 60 sts.
Rnds 11-18: Knit.
Rnd 19: [K8, dec] 6 times – 54 sts.
Rnd 20: [K7, dec] 6 times – 48 sts.
Rnd 21: [K6, dec] 6 times – 42 sts.
Rnds 22-37: Knit.
Rnd 38: [K5, dec] 6 times – 36 sts.
Rnd 39: [K4, dec] 6 times – 30 sts.
Rnd 40: [K3, dec] 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 41: [K2, dec] 6 times – 18 sts.
Stuff head firmly.
Rnd 41: [K1, dec] 6 times – 12 sts.
Finish stuffing. Bind off. Weave yarn tail through sts to close hole.

Ears (Make 2)
Using A held double and knitting needles, cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5: Purl.
Row 2: [Inc] 3 times – 6 sts.
Row 4: [Inc] twice, K2, [inc] twice – 10 sts.
Row 6: Inc, K8, inc – 12 sts.
Rows 7-13: Work even in St st, end Purl row.
Row 14: Ssk, K8, dec – 10 sts.
Rows 15-21: Work even in St st, end Purl row.
Row 22: Ssk, K6, dec – 8 sts.
Row 23: Purl.
Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear (Make 2)
Using B held double and knitting needles, cast on 2 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5: Purl.
Row 2: [Inc] twice – 4 sts.
Row 4: [Inc] 4 times – 8 sts.
Row 6: Inc, K6, inc – 10 sts.
Rows 7-13: Work even in St st, end Purl row.
Row 14: Ssk, K6, dec – 8 sts.
Rows 15-21: Work even in St st, end Purl row.
Row 22: Ssk, K4, dec – 6 sts.
Row 23: Purl.
Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Pillow Cover
Using A held double and circular knitting needle, cast on 92 sts. Join to work in the rnd taking care that sts are not twisted. Knit 82 rnds. Bind off.

Closing Strap
Using A held double and knitting needles, cast on 18 sts.
Knit 10 rows. Bind off, leaving long tail for attaching to pillow cover.

FINISHING:
With wrong sides together, pin inner ear to outer ear. Sew together. Sew ears to top of head as pictured, pinching together at the base to form fold in ear. This will help them stand upright.

Sew the buttons onto the face as pictured. Using B, embroider nose with Satin stitch.

Sew end seam of pillow cover closed. Insert pillow and close opposite seam.

Working along the short sides of the rectangular pillow, locate the midpoint. Pin the closing strap at this midpoint and attach securely by sewing using yarn tail. On the opposite side sew a 2" wide piece of the loop side of the Velcro® brand fastener to the pillow cover using matching sewing thread and a sharp needle. Sew hook part of the Velcro® brand fastener along the end of strap.

Working along the longer side of the rectangular pillow, locate the midpoint of the pillow and attach the head securely using yarn and yarn needle.

ABBREVIATIONS:
inc (increase) = knit in front and back of next st.
dec (decrease) = K2tog.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle, insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts from the front and knit together.

Finished size pillow measures 21"x19"

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