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Papa Easter Bunny

Hello Everyone!

I can’t believe Easter will be here again soon.

Last year I introduced you to Mama Easter Bunny.

This year, it’s Papa Easter Bunny’s turn.

You can still make him in time for Easter. If you hurry. 🙂

Happy knitting!

xxx

Ann

Papa 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.IMG_3970

Body and head

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the skin.
  • Cast on 40 sts.
  • St-st 10 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 14 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 22 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).IMG_3971

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.IMG_3973

 

Clothes

Long trousers

Leg (make 2)

  • * Begin at the lower end and cast on 30 sts.
  • K 2 rows.
  • Beginning with a K row, st-st 20 rows*.
  • Break off yarn and leave a long end.
  • Transfer the sts to a spare needle.
  • Work the second leg the same way from * to * but don’t break off the yarn.

Upper part

  • K across the sts on the needle and across those on the spare needle, knitting the last st of the one leg together with the first st of the second leg (59 sts).
  • St-st 9 rows.
  • (K1, K2tog) x19 (40 sts).
  • K 2 rows.
  • Cast off leaving a long end.
  • Join the back seam and one leg with the long end you have from casting off.
  • Join the second leg with the other long end you left.
  • Sew the top of the trousers to the first row of the jumper of the doll.IMG_3984

 

Bow tie

  • Cast on 16 sts.
  • G-st 17 rows.
  • Cast off, leaving a long end.
  • Join the cast on edge to the cast off edge with the long end you have from casting off.
  • Sew in the ends and cut them off.
  • Crochet a chain of 80 stitches, cut off the ends and bind it around the bow tie and then around Papa’s neck.

 

Please check this list for abbreviations used.

Fill and assemble Papa Easter Bunny as explained here.

 

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