Easter Bunny!

Remember that pattern I bought last week? I have been itching to get my hands on it since I bought it. Finally I had a day off to get around to making it. When I went to the craft store last week and picked out yarn for this project I figured it was a good idea to pick out the recommended yarn by the author of the pattern which I did. I purchased this beautiful colored cream yarn for the bunny. I also picked up a less chunk white yarn and a soft fuzzy pink yarn. These three all would make great bunnies for easter. I thought it would be a good idea to start with the yarn that was recommended and then move on to the yarns of my choosing. BAD IDEA. This yarn made for an absolutely adorable finished product but the process to get there took me forever. If you recall I told you guys to check out this pattern if you were looking for something for Easter. I still think it would be a good idea but there are a few things you should know before going in to this. First thing is, if you are not an experienced crocheter I wouldn’t recommend starting out with this fuzzy yarn or maybe any fuzzy yarn until you know what you’re doing. The fuzzier the yarn the harder it is to see what you’re doing. I think I’m a pretty experienced crocheter but I still had to undo and redo quite a few rows and sections of this bunny multiple times because I couldn’t see stitches. Secondly, this pattern is not written the way most experienced individuals would expect to see a pattern. The author would write things like, “ch 1, [sc 1 in next two stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch] x3”. Usually when I read patterns the brackets or stars around words means repeat until the end of the row, and multiplying that just means three rows. I don’t know if you all would see it that way but it would be good to just know that as a heads up. Read the whole step and then double-check her row numbers so you don’t do a silly goof like myself and have to undo an extra two rows for no reason. I only made that mistake once. After that I realized her different writing style. Third, if like me you’ve made a couple different crochet animals you might have a sort of expectation on how pieces usually start to take shape. This pattern didn’t include photos of the creation process and because of this I didn’t know what shape the head was taking until the end. I even thought a couple of times that I had made a mistake and undid a couple of rows. So, for you to be a little farther ahead than me when you attempt this I’ll clue you in on the details. The bunnies head starts to form from the nose to the middle of the back of its head. Not the normal formation of a crochet head for me. Although this was unusual, her technique and stitches she uses to make this was rather impressive in my book. She managed to give the bunnies face depth and structure which you can see below in my close up of the face. The nose is set out farther than the area around the eyes. AS for my personal preference on this pattern I used just some black round buttons for eyes and just left over pink yarn for the nose. I did not attach the little fluffy tail for the bunny because it seemed so floppy and cute that the tail made it look like it needs to be sitting down. I pictured it clutched in a little kids hand instead. Leaving it seated just doesn’t do it justice. All in all this turned out adorable, I hope if you’re interested you give it a shot.

3 thoughts on “Easter Bunny!

  1. What a sweet bunny! And seriously you even made the headless bunny at the top of the post look adorable too!!! 😀 I love fuzzy yarn and you were right in giving newbies the heads up when using it. It is not the easiest yarn to see the stitches. 🙂

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    • Yeah it wasn’t easy. I should have snapped a photo of the yarn before I started. This was some Homespun Thick and Quick by Lion Brand and it’s a 6 super bulky. It made the finished product so cute but the process rather frustrating. I’ve now made this bunny in a smaller form with even just some size 5 fuzzy angelhair yarn by Buttercream from Jo-Ann and it was much easier and so quick. Plus I love working with that yarn. The difference in difficulty was crazy. I might have to update the post to let people know that.

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