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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 19 January 2019




While waiting for my huge needles to arrive so that I can carry on with my super chunky pink yarn, I knitted this quick project. It was quite a lucky move as it was one of the patterns I was considering for the pink yarn which, on reflection, would have been far too thick. I actually used dk yarn doubled and love the way it turned out.

I found the pattern here. You might need to log in to Ravelry to see it. There is apparently also a crochet version available. The beauty of patterns on Ravelry is that you can see how other knitters got on with them. Ravelry has some useful notes about an error in one of the pattern rows. That is the only error in the pattern. Some knitters had other problems; but they were entirely caused by not reading and following the pattern carefully.

I will definitely knit more of these. Most baby colours would look great, even those that can look odd on some babies e.g. lemon and mauve. Strangely, the only colour I would not use is white. This is supposed to be a rabbit, in case you were wondering! I think white would make it look more like Casper the ghost.

I'm planning to knit a few of these in different colours over the next 12 months. Several of my nieces are reaching the age when babies are a possibility and this would make an unusual and easy little gift.

Well, the big thick knitting needles have arrived and I can now begin the chunky pink project....watch this space!

10 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

That's a marvelously chewable toy.

Una said...

I know! I was very careful to sew the features on well.

Retired Knitter said...

Oh so cute - when I clicked on the link and went into Raverlry, I had already saved it in my favorites. Thanks for reminding me about it. Your version turned out great!!

Una said...

It's well worth knitting because it looks impressive for little effort. But what we call super chunky in the UK would be too thick. Remember to read the comments on Ravelry because there is one error in the pattern....and then post it in your blog do we can all see it!

M.K. said...

Una, in our prayer shawl ministry at church, we have one lovely lady who makes these bunnies to give to new babies. They are treasured! She uses a fluffy baby yarn, not sure which one. Very soft to the touch. She also makes a little "head" from handkerchief fabric to go inside the knitted head, so that the stuffing (which she used to use) wouldn't be a choking hazard. Yours looks great! Yes, they are a wonderful gift.

linda said...

So cute, I’ve made a couple of these in the past and they were well received as gifts. Good luck with your chunky pink project I can’t wait to see it. 😊 Have a great week. Xx

Una said...

I made the head with smaller needles so the stitches are really tight. The stuffing can't escape easily. It should be just as safe as any stuffed toy. But it is definitely something worth thinking about.

Una said...

I'm going to knit a few. I would have welcomed one of these for my daughter.

Becki said...

What a sweet bunny lovey. They will make nice gifts. Unique in the best way. :)

Julie said...

Very sweet