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Striped Bunny

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Coats & Clark

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn, 1 skein each: Pumpkin (A), Soft White (B), Cornmeal (C)
  • Knitting needles, size US 6 double-pointed needles or circular needle (magic loop technique)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 1/2" shank style buttons for eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Brown embroidery floss
  • Sharp embroidery needle
  • Yarn needle

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE: 24 sts = 4"; 32 rows = 4" in St st worked in rounds. Check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches:
kfb (knit into front and back) = knit next st but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same st and remove from needle.

NOTES: Head and Body are worked in the round from the top of the head downwards. Arms are worked from the paw upwards. Legs are worked from the top of the leg downwards. Ears are worked from the tip upwards.

HEAD AND BODY:
Head:
With A, Cast on 6 sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rnd 1: Kfb in each st around—12 sts.
Rnd 2: *K1, kfb; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 3: *K2, kfb; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 4: With B, *k3, kfb; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: *K4, kfb; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Rnd 7: With C, *k5, kfb; repeat from * around—42 sts.
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K6, kfb; repeat from * around—48 sts.
Rnd 10: With A, *k7, kfb; repeat from * around—54 sts.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: *K8, kfb; repeat from * around—60 sts.
Rnds 13 and 14: With B, knit.
Rnd 15: *K8, k2tog; repeat from * around—54 sts.
Rnds 16–18: With C, knit.
Continue to change color every 3 rnds, working 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, and 3 rnds with C.
Rnds 19–22: Knit.

Shape Muzzle:
Rnd 23: K20, [kfb in next 2 sts, k4] twice, kfb in next 2 sts, k20—60 sts.
Rnd 24: K28, kfb in next 4 sts, k28—64 sts.
Rnd 25: Knit.
Rnds 26–29: Knit.
Rnd 30: K28, [k2tog] 4 times, k28—60 sts.
Rnd 31: [K2tog, k8] twice, [k2tog] twice, *k4, [k2tog] twice; repeat from * once more, k8 [k2tog] twice—50 sts.

Shape Eyes: Thread yarn needle with about 12" of matching yarn. Locate where eye will be placed. Attach yarn to this area. Make a stitch in place to anchor yarn. Insert needle in same area, bringing the yarn across the face to the other eye location. Pull tightly to create indentations. Repeat a couple of times and tie off securely. Place safety eyes in the sunken areas just created.
Rnd 32: Knit.

Shape Neck:
Rnd 33: *K8, k2tog; repeat from * around—45 sts.
Rnd 34: *K7, k2tog; repeat from * around—40 sts.
Rnd 35: *K6, k2tog; repeat from * around—35 sts.
Rnd 36: *K5, k2tog; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 37: *K4, k2tog; repeat from * around—25 sts.
Rnd 38: Knit.
Rnd 39: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * around—20 sts.
Rnd 40: Knit.
Rnd 41: *K3, kfb; repeat from * around—25 sts.
Rnd 42: *K4, kfb; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 43: *K5, kfb; repeat from * around—35 sts.
Rnd 44: *K6, kfb; repeat from * around—40 sts.
Rnd 45: Knit.
Rnd 46: *K7, kfb; repeat from * around—45 sts.
Rnds 47–64: Knit.

Body:
Rnd 65: *Kfb, k4; repeat from * around—54 sts.
Rnds 66–68: Knit.
Rnd 69: *Kfb, k5; repeat from * around—63 sts.
Rnds 70 and 71: Knit.
Rnd 72: *Kfb, k6; repeat from * around—72 sts.
Rnd 73: *Kfb, k7; repeat from * around—81 sts.
Rnds 74–83: Knit.
Rnd 84: *K7, k2tog; repeat from * around—72 sts.
Rnd 85: *K6, k2tog; repeat from * around—63 sts.
Rnd 86: Knit.
Rnd 87: *K5, k2tog; repeat from * around—54 sts.
Begin stuffing piece.
Rnd 88: *K4, k2tog; repeat from * around—45 sts.
Rnds 89–92: Knit.
Rnd 93: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Rnd 94: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * around—27 sts.
Rnd 95: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 96: *K2tog; repeat from * around—9 sts.
Finish stuffing piece. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to gather. Securely weave in end.

ARMS (make 2):
Paw:
With A, Cast on 6 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd.
Rnd 1: Kfb in each st around—12 sts.
Rnd 2: *K1, kfb; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 3: *K2, kfb; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Rnds 4–6: With C, knit.
Rnds 7–9: With B, knit.
Rnd 10: With A, knit.
Rnd 11: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * around—18 sts.

Arm:
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnds 13–15: With C, knit.
Rnds 16–18: With B, knit.
Begin stuffing arm firmly and continue to stuff as rnds are worked.
Continue to change color every 3 rnds, working 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with C, and 3 rnds with B.
Rnds 19–45: Knit.
Rnd 46: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * around—12 sts.
Rnd 47: *K2tog; repeat from * around—6 sts.
Bind off. Do not close opening. Finish stuffing piece.

LEGS (make 2):
Leg:
With A, Cast On 18 sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rnds 1–3: Knit.
Rnds 4–6: With B, knit.
Rnds 7–9: With C, knit.
Continue to change color every 3 rnds, working 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, and 3 rnds with C.
Rnds 10–49: Knit.

Shape Foot:
Rnd 50: K4, kfb in next 10 sts, k4—28 sts.
Rnds 51 and 52: Knit.
Rnd 53: K4, [K1, kfb] 10 times, k4—38 sts.
Rnds 54 and 55: Knit.
Rnd 56: K8, [k2, kfb] 7 times, kfb, k8—46 sts.
Rnds 57 and 58: Knit.
Rnd 59: K2tog, k2, k2tog, k14, kfb in next 6 sts, k14, k2tog, k2, k2tog—48 sts.
Rnd 60: Knit.
Rnd 61: *K2tog, k2; repeat from * around—36 sts.
Rnds 62 and 63: Knit.
Rnd 64: *K2tog, k2; repeat from * around—27 sts.
Rnds 65 and 66: *K2tog, k1; repeat from * around—12 sts.
Rnd 67: *K2tog; repeat from * around—6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tight to gather. Securely weave in end. Stuff piece firmly.

EARS (make 2):
With A, Cast on 6 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd.
Rnd 1: Kfb in each st around—12 sts.
Rnd 2: *K1, kfb; repeat from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 3: *K2, kfb; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 4: With C, knit.
Rnd 5: *K3, kfb; repeat from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnds 7–9: With B, knit.
Continue to change color every 3 rnds, working 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with C, and 3 rnds with B.
Rnds 10–13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *K2tog, k13; repeat from * around—28 sts.
Rnds 15 and 16: Knit.
Rnd 17: *K2tog, k5; repeat from * around—24 sts.
Rnds 18–46: Knit.
Rnds 47 and 48: *K2tog; repeat from * around—6 sts.
Bind off. Do not close opening and do not stuff.

TAIL:
Hold strands of A, B, and C together and wrap around 3 fingers multiple times. Tie a length of yarn around the middle of the wraps. Cut the ends of the wraps and fluff pompom. Sew pompom to back of body. Trim pompom.

FINISHING:
Using photograph as a guide, pin ears, arms and legs to head and body. With yarn tails, sew ears, arms and legs to head and body. Weave in ends.

With sharp embroidery needle and brown embroidery floss, embroider a satin stitch triangular nose.

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