Hooked: Rabbit Lovey

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Today I wanted to share with you something I made last year for my friends’ toddler – a rabbit lovey! This lovey was made up of a few different patterns I found online.

The head and arms of the rabbit were taken from the All About Ami Spring Bunny Pattern which you can find HERE. The blanket part of the lovey was a regular granny square pattern. The scallop edge I used was from a blanket edging I saw on the Maybe Matilda blog which you can find HERE.

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I was really happy how a mix and match of patterns could create something new!

Have you ever created something by mixing parts of different patterns?

 

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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter!

Its been a while since I crocheted amigurumi,  so I was more than happy to get back to it when I found this cute Ichigo-Chan Easter Bunny Pattern by Mei of AmiguruMEI.

This well written pattern was quick and easy to follow and in little time I had my very own bunny ready for Easter.

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The details of the bunny – its bow and popping cheeks as well as embroidered eyes were a different but delightful way to how I usually decorate my amigurumi.

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The only things I changed in this pattern were (apart from the colours and positioning of the arms) were crocheting a tail instead of using a pom pom. You can kind of see it in this picture – I forgot to get a proper shot!

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I hope you all enjoy your Easter weekend. I will be spending mine with this little rabbit, much chocolate (much of which I’ve already eaten!) but more importantly remembering how Jesus so generously, willingly and lovingly died for my (and your) sins so I/we will never have to.

Happy Easter!

Hello Tiny, Green Rabbit!

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Standing at 6cm (2.5 inches), this tiny rabbit is the smallest amigurumi I’ve crocheted to date!

I didn’t set out to crochet anything so tiny, but when I was shopping the other week and came across $1 balls of yarn, I thought “why not?”

Most of the amigurumi projects I’ve worked on are made with 8ply yarn and a 3.75mm or 4mm crochet hook. As this yarn was 4ply, I crocheted it with a 2mm hook.

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Initially I found it frustrating working with such a small hook and thin yarn but once I got the hang of it, it came together pretty quickly and I had myself all the pieces of my petite amigurumi!  It barely required any yarn at all! As you can see in the above picture, the yarn still looks practically new despite having already been used.

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I sewed it together with a regular sewing needle instead of a tapestry needle as my usual amigurumi projects require. It was interesting how all my tool were downsized in this project. Instead of using safety eyes (even the smallest 6mm ones would have been too big!) I sewed on the rabbit’s features with a thin embroidery thread – using knots for his eyes).

The pattern was from one of my favourite amigurumi books – Amigurumi Toy Box: Cute Crocheted Friends . In fact, I’ve actually crocheted this rabbit before and featured it on my blog here. I can’t remember exactly, but I think I crocheted the first rabbit with 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook. So standing side by side – you can really see the difference changing yarn and hooks can do to an amigurumi pattern! (The little rabbit is perched on a wood carved donkey figurine I got from Santorini… in case you were wondering!) 🙂

The little green rabbit looks dwarfed!

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But posed together with the Cotton sheep amigurumi I made earlier this year, the little green rabbit looks truly dwarfed!

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It was interesting working on such a small scale, and with so much 4ply yarn again, I might give it another go in the future. What’s the smallest thing you’ve ever crocheted ?

There’s a Rabbit in my Garden. And he lives in a Carrot.

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With all the more serious (read: things without cute faces..well, apart from the sheep bags.. and the fondant snowman) projects of late, I’ve been missing working on ridiculously cute crochet. So to make up for the deficit – I present rabbit with carrot!

Predictably, I worked the pattern from Ana Paula Rimoli’s book Amigurumi Toy Box: Cute Crocheted Friends.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you will see I’ve already used this book several times. I will probably, eventually, work through the entire thing! 🙂

With this pattern I didn’t really deviate much except for using a speckled tan yarn for the rabbit (as opposed to white in the book) and joining the two halves of the carrot and adding a button and button loop (because if it’s for a child – I figure it should be made easier to be kept together?).

The rim of the top half of the carrot stumped me a bit, but I think I eventually understood the pattern – though my result and the books still didn’t quite look identical (hmm).

But despite this, a fun project to make – and a great gift for a kid!

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