Monday, March 18, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bunny - Free pattern

Pin It

Excuse me, but I still haven't gotten over my rabbit mania. I don't seem to be blogging about anything else other than rabbits nowadays. Even when I am looking for craft ideas I end up looking at something with rabbits in them. I can't help it, sorry. I will try to overcome my obsession soon.

Anyway this bunny mania of mine has led me to create this cute bunny couple. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bunny. Wouldn't they make a wonderful Easter project?

Here is the free pattern for Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bunny

Skill Level
Easy

Materials
Heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn in tan or any other color and little amount of white for ears and tail
(I used two strands of sport weight yarns held together)
Little amount of sport weight yarns in red, black and pink
J/6 mm crochet hook
G/4 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Buttons for eyes
Fiberfill
pompom maker (optional) for making tails

Abbreviations  
 [ ]                    work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch                    chain
st/sts                stitch/stitches
sl st:                  slip stitch
sc:                    single crochet
dc:                    double crochet
sc2tog:             single crochet 2 stitches together
ch-sp:              chain space
Technique
sc2tog: [insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw yarn through st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook.

<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->Instructions  
(make 2 - one will be male and one female)
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6).
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12).
Round 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18).
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24).
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30).


Round 6 to 15: Sc in each sc around (30).


This is how it will look at the end of round 15

Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times (24).
Round 17: Sc in each sc around (24).
Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times (18).
Round 19: Sc in each sc around (18).
Round 20: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times (12).
(At this stage you can fill with fiberfill)
Round 21: Sc in each sc around (12).
Round 22: Sc2tog 6 times (6).
(Fill with more fiberfill. Use a needle to push it all in)
Leave a long tail and fasten off. Using a tapestry needle weave the tail through the stitches in round 22 and close the circle.

Ears (make 4 - two for each bunny):
Round 1: Using white ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 7 dc in last ch, dc in next 2 ch on the other side, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in last 3 ch. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
Round 2: Join tan and sc in each st around. Fasten off.


Tail
Using white make two small pompoms.

Flower
Round 1: Using pink and G/4 mm hook ch 4 and join to form a ring.
Round 2: [ch 2, sc into ring] 5 times (5 loops).
Round 3: [Sc, 3 dc, sc] into each loop. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Mustache
Using black and G/4.00 mm hook ch 15, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into next ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sl st in last 2 ch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.


Finishing
Sew ears to the top of the body and tail to the back of the body. For Mrs. Bernard Bunny sew the flower below the left ear. Sew two buttons as eyes. For Mrs. Bernard Bunny stitch a cross about half inch below the eye level. For Mr. Bernard Bunny sew the mustache below the eyes. While sewing use tapestry needle and yarn of main color (tan) so that the stitches are not visible. Weave in all the loose ends.

If you want the pdf file you can download it from Ravelry or Craftsy.


I hope you enjoy making this adorable couple.

Have a great week ahead!


14 comments:

  1. lOVELY BUNNY COUPLES... AND THANKS FOR THE PATTERN

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hola, que bonitos¡¡¡¡ y gracias por el tutorial.
    besos

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sweet couple !
    Thanks for sharing !
    Hug
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my goodness they are so cute. You are the best giving us this pattern.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete
  5. these are so cute, hmm.. want to try this

    ReplyDelete
  6. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop, you have a wonderful blog! You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. haha! I loved that vintage picture of Mr and Mrs Bernard bunny!:) thanks for sharing a lovely pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Stunning. Rabbits are very much the new in animal - previous seasons it was the owls, sparrows and scottie dogs, but rabbits are all over as a trend in decor and design at the moment. Yours are absolutely adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  9. These bunny eggs are so adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern! I'm pinning these to my Easter board!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-24.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are soo cute:)

    I would like to invite you to share your creations to
    Pin It Monday Hop (LINK). We'd love to have you in the hop. I hope to see you there :D

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. So, so cute! Thanks for the pattern. I would love for you to come and share these on our Much Ado About Monday link party.

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-6.html

    Hope to see you there,
    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...