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Mama Easter Bunny

Hi everyone!

I thought that, during the period leading up de Easter, I’d show you to how to knit Mama Easter Bunny. She’s a larger version of Annabel Rabbit, knitted in pastels to make her a perfect Easter gift or decoration.

Happy knitting!

xxx

Ann

Mama Easter Bunny

Doll

Leg (make 2)

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the shoe.
  • Cast on 18 sts.
  • K1 row.
  • K1, inc K wise into 16 sts, K1 (34 sts).
  • G-st 8 rows.
  • K9, K2tog x 8, K9 (26 sts).
  • K 1 row.
  • K7, K2tog x 6, K7 (20 sts).
  • K 2 rows.
  • Break off colour for the shoe, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 20 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Cast off all sts, leaving a long enough end to close up.
  • Close the leg and shoe with the mattress stich.

Body and head

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the skin.
  • Cast on 40 sts.
  • St-st 8 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the stocking, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the jumper.
  • St-st 12 rows.
  • K5, K2tog x5, K10, K2tog x5, K5 (30 sts).
  • St-st 3 rows.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 24 rows.
  • K6, K2tog x2, K10, K2tog x2, K6 (26 sts).
  • P5, P2tog x2, P8, P2tog x2, P5 (22 sts).
  • K4, K2tog x2, K6, K2tog x2, K4 (18 sts).
  • P3, P2tog x2, P4, P2tog x2, P3 (14 sts).
  • K2, K2tog x2, K2, K2tog x2, K2 (10 sts).

Arms (make 2)

  • Begin at the upper part using colour for the jumper.
  • Cast on 14 sts.
  • St-st 16 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 6 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x6, K1 (8 sts).

Ears (make 2)

  • Cast on 16 sts.
  • St-st 10 rows beginning with a K row.
  • K2, K2togx2, K4, K2togx2, K2 (12 sts).
  • St-st 3rows.
  • K2, K2togx4, K2 (8 sts).
  • St-st 3 rows.
  • BOPT and sew to head.

 

Clothes

Cape

  • Beginning at the bottom, cast on 45 sts.
  • G-st 10 rows.
  • (K2, K2tog) x11, K1 (34 sts).
  • G-st3 rows.
  • (K1, K2tog) x11, K1 (23 sts).
  • Cast off but don’t cut the yarn.
  • Transfer last st to a crochet hook and make a chain of 30 sts, then cut off the yarn and pull through loop.
  • Crochet a chain of 30 sts on the other top side of the cape.
  • Using a tapestry needle, weave in all the loose ends and cut them off.
  • Cut the loose ends of both chains.

Skirt

  • Begin at the lower end and cast on 84 sts.
  • G-st1 row1s.
  • Pattern stitch 15 rows, knitting every row as follows: K4, P1, (K5, P1) till 2 sts are left on the needle, K those 2 sts.
  • K2tog till the end.
  • K 2 rows.
  • Cast off leaving a very long thread.
  • Close the skirt with mattress stitch.
  • Sew to the body at the first line of the upper body.

Please check this list for abbreviations used.

Fill and assemble Mama Easter Bunny as explained here.

20160317 Mama Easter Rabbit

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