This vintage inspired cuddly companion has moving jointed limbs and cute button eyes it is so quick to knit using large size needles, then magically transformed into thick soft felt by a ride in your washing machine!
Bunny’s’ arms and legs are jointed so it can sit, stand or cuddle and its traditional button eyes twinkle above a cute embroidered nose and mouth.
Each piece of the bunny is stuffed before felting, the stuffing is compressed as the knitting shrinks to give a plump seamless finish.
Fully illustrated instructions guide you through assembling your bunny and adding the features. ( If you are gifting this bunny to a child please do not use buttons- embroidered eyes look great too, and the limbs will still be jointed)
This pattern uses basic shaping and simple short rows ( no wrap and turn unless you want to!)
Felting is a wonderful way to extend your knitting skill, it is very forgiving, and the knitted stitches disappear once the felting process is complete.
Felted Size (approx.) 30 cm / 12” high
- 13 page illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric measurement , *Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size -8mm (UK 0 /US 11) , , *Tension - 11sts x 16 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. square , , *Recommended yarns- , Rico Creative Filz, , Lana Grossa Feltro, , Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi, , , *Yardage- 3 x 50gm (50m) ball , , *You will also need- , Approx. 100g soft toy stuffing , 2 x 17mm buttons , 4 x 20mm buttons , Embroidery thread
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My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk