Here is a pattern on a cute bunny-lovey I made! I just love loveys, the kids get both a blanket and a little friend to snuggle with. 🙂
So I just a yarn that you only get in Norway, but it is a yarn that consists of 70% polyester and 30% acrylic. Its very soft and nice, but you can find a yarn that you like the consistency of. It fits a hook sized 3,5-4 mmE/F/9/8, so you need to get a yarn that fits that.
What you’ll need:
Yarn: White for the bunny and blanket, about 100-150m/109-164yards. And some purple(or another color) for the blanket, about 100m/109yards. Worsted weight.
Hook: 3,5mm/E/9 for the bunny, and 4mm/F/8 for the blanket. I always use a smaller hook for the stuffed animals to get them more firm, so that the filling doesnt fall out.
Safety eyes. 10 mm – or embroider some eyes on.
Some embroidery thread or cotton yarn to sew on a nose and mouth, in pink.
Abbreviations – US terms:
Magic ring: If you dont know how to do a magic ring, you can also chain 4 and sl st it together and make the stitches inside of the ring. But this is a magic ring.
Invdec: invdec stands for invisible decrease, and is a decrease that just looks nicer. You can also use just normal decrease, where you crochet 2 stitches together, but I like this one better. This is how you do it.
Inc: Inc stands for increase, and means that you make 2 stitches in the same stitch.
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
(…) x 6 = repeat the stitches in the (…) 6 times.
You start with the bunny, and you crochet «in the round», so you don’t join each round, but just continue on, as in a spiral. You can either place a marker on the beginning of the round, or just count to keep track.
I sewed on the ears, nose and mouth, and fastened the safety eyes before the bunny head is finished, because I find it easier to do it then, than after I’ve stuffed the head.
You can now begin with the ears:
Ears – make 2:
1: Magic ring with 6 sc in it = 6
2: (1 sc, inc) x 3 = 9
3: (2 sc, inc) x 3 = 12
4: (3 sc, inc) x 3 = 15
5: (4 sc, inc) x 3 = 18
6-10: 1 sc in every st = 18 (5 rounds)
11: (4 sc, invdec) x 3 = 15
12-15: 1 sc in every st = 15 (4 rounds)
Finish off and cut the thread so that you have a long tail to sew the ears on with. Fold the ear in two, and sew a few stitches at the bottom to make it a little bent. Sew them on to the head.
1: 6 sc in magic ring = 6
2: inc x 6 = 12
3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18
4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 = 24
5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 = 30
6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 = 36
7: (5 sc, inc) x 6 = 42
8 – 16: 1 sc in every st = 42 (9 rounds)
17: (5 sc, invdec) x 6 = 36
18: (4 sc, invdec) x 6 = 30
Now you can place the eyes between row 12-13. Embroider on a nose and mouth, and sew on the ears now if you want.
19: (3 sc, invdec) x 6= 24
20: (2 sc, invdec) x 6= 18
Fill the head with stuffing now. Fill some more later if needed.
21: (1 sc, invdec) = 12
22: invdec x 6 = 6
Finish off and sew closed the remaining hole. Make sure to have a long enough tail to sew the head on to the blanket later.
Arms – make 2:
1: Magic ring with 6 sc = 6
2: inc x 6 = 12
3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18
4-7: 1 sc in every st = 18 (4 rounds)
8: (1 sc, invdec) x 6 = 12
9: 1 sc in every st = 12 – fill with stuffing
10: (1 sc, invdec) x 4 = 8
11-13: 1 sc in every st = 8 (3 rounds)
Finish off and cut the thread so that you have a long enough tail to sew on the arms with. You do not need to fill the arms with any more stuffing after row 9, because the smaller ends of the arms should be quite flat, so that they lay neatly under the head.
Now you can make the blanket. This is made as a big granny square, and you need to make 16 rounds. Or you can make as many rounds as you like, depending on what size you want. There are many tutorials on this online, if you don’t know how to do it. Im not that good at english, so you might want to find a another tutorial. But here is mine:
You start with a magic ring, and make: chain 3, 2 dc, chain 1, 3 dc, chain 1, 3 dc, chain 1, 3 dc, chain 1 and join. This makes 4 corners, with 4 groups of 3 dc (the chain 3 equals an dc). Then you continue this, by making 3 dc and chain 1 every time, but in the corners you do 3 dc, chain 1, 3 dc in the same hole. Some make 2 ch between the dc-clusters, but I prefer only 1 ch.
I’ve put in a slideshow under here to show you the progress:
After you’ve made 16 rounds of this, you can add an edging. Either make 1 hdc in every stitch, to get a normal edge, or you can make a more wavey one that I have made:
In every corner you make these stitches: 1 sc in the first dc, 1 hdc in the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the chain hole in the corner, and 1 hdc in the next 2 dc, and 1 sc in the last dc, and 1 sl st in the hole between the corner and the next 3 dc group.
Over the 3 dc + 1 chain pairings on the sides you do this in each one:
1 sc in the first, 1 hdc in the next, 1 sc in the 3rd dc, and sl st in to the chain space.
If you want a «bigger wave» you can make a hdc instead of a sc, and dc instead of a hdc and so on.
Now you can sew the bunny head and arms onto the blanket! Sew it on in the middle, in the first round of the granny square. Sew it on tightly. If you want to fold it so it lays like in the top picture, you need to make sure the face is turned towards the point, but this is not important. It just looks nice, but the kid won’t care 😉
Now you have a bunny-lovey! 😀
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