'Velveteen' rabbit

I made this for my toddler

Created by: Mrs S T

  • Project Details

    About

    I have always intended to make a Velveteen Rabbit for my little boy, to accompany the book that I couldn't resist picking up not long after he was born. I'd imagined it as a sewing project, but when I came upon this pattern it looked just right. I was smitten, and with a sibling due any day now decided it was the perfect time to make a bunny for my bunny-mad big-brother-to-be (and his sibling, so a second is now on the needles!).
    The knitting is uncomplicated, though I used a chart provided by another knitter on ravelry to complete the back in one single piece. I used a slip-stitch crochet to join the pieces, a new technique to me but much more versatile than mattress stitch or any other sewing attempt!
    I lined the ears with wool felt, and made a pompom for the tail. I modified the front arms, to knit them in the round with some slight shaping (and slightly larger).
    The seaming/sewing took longer than the knitting but I'm thrilled with the end result, and hope my son will be too.

    Pattern

    vintage rabbit

    This pattern can be found here:
    www.ravelry.com

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 4.50mm (US 7) 40cm

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stitch Markers
    • Stuffing

    Measurements

    Notes: Although the pattern does mention that the finished rabbit is about 15" tall I was still surprised by its size!!

    Tags

    • Toys
    • Babies
    • Boys
    • Girls

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Apr 19, 2017 Finished on: May 15, 2017
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