A couple of weeks ago I saw the cutest little knitted bunny on a friends Pinterest board.
I thought it would make a sweet little gift for my daughters so last Sunday (Mothers Day here in the UK) I clicked on the link to the Jo So and Sew blog to show me the tutorial of how to make it.
After several hours of knitting (interupted by chocolate cake, paintings and flowers) I finally completed my little bunny friend.
Can you believe the body was made from a single knitted square! I made this slightly bigger than the tutorial stated, casting on 40 stitches on 4mm knitting needles.
Miss P loves her little bunny and has named it Sky.
Miss E wanted her own little bunny so I decided to crochet her one to see if it was quicker to make. Using the same principle of having a yarn square, I did a chain of 29 stitches (1 of these being the turning chain) on a 4mm hook and kept crocheting until I had a square. Then I make it up following the same directions as on the tutorial.
The finished bunny was smaller than the knitted one and quicker to make but I have to say that I prefer the shape of the knitted bunny.
Miss E doesn’t seem to mind, in fact Miss E and ‘Ginger’ have become inseparable. I have a feeling I’m going to have to remake the alpaca pom-pom tail again soon
The rabbits will make cute Easter gifts and I hope I can get another couple made for my nephews and niece.
Does anyone else have any Easter makes planned? Do you have a Pinterest account for me to follow? If so please share it in the comments as I’d love to see what inspiring pins you have. A link to my Pinterest account can be found here.