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Easter Bunny pattern cont.
Row 5 and 7: knit
Row 6 and 8: purl
Row 9: k2 tog, k to end
Row 10: p2 tog, p to end
Repeat rows 9 and 10 until 1st remains.
Fasten off.
Inner Ear
Worked in st st throughout, make 2.
Cast on 2 sts using yarn B.
Work as given for outer ear until you have 5 sts.
Work 6 rows.
Repeat rows 9 and 10 of outer ear until 1 st remains.
Fasten off.
To make up
Body
With right sides together fold body in half and stitch front and across back, leaving enough of
a gap at the bottom edges to insert the crème egg.
Turn out to the right side. Starting at the top run a gathering thread around the neck and pull
up enclosing a bit of stuffing, this is the head. Use a holding stitch to fasten the head back to
the body so that the rabbit is looking upwards.
Easter
Knitting
Patterns
Easter Sunday April 20th 2014
Ears and Face
With right sides together, sew inner to outer ear with a small opening to turn right side out.
Sew to head so that the inner ear is facing outwards and both ears point back to the tail. Embroider eyes and nose with simple straight stitches. Tie a length of narrow yellow ribbon in a
bow around the neck.
Make a pom-pom tail (see picture above)
Wind yarn A around the prongs of a fork until you have an amount enough for the pom-pom,
using a length of yarn A tie tightly around this bundle and slide off the fork. Cut the loops,
trim and encourage to fray. The end of the tie can be used to sew onto the body.
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Easter Egg Baskets pattern
Materials
Knitting yarn: Double knitting, please use a pale pastel shade.
Knitting needles: A pair of 3mm (No. 11).
Small flower or other suitable decoration
Abbreviations
K=knit; P=purl; st(s) =stitch(es); st-st=stocking stitch (K a row, P a row);
Dec (decrease) = K2tog = knit 2 sts together NR = next row cast off = bind off
Main part of basket
Base of basket
Cast on 25sts and knit two rows.
Cast on 25sts and knit one row.
3rd Row: K1, (K4, P4) to end of row.
2nd row: (K3, K2tog) to end of row (20sts) NR Knit
4th Row: (K4, P4) to last st, K1.
4th row: (K2, K2tog) to end of row (15sts) NR Knit
Repeat last two rows once.
6th row: (K1, K2tog) to end of row (10sts)
7th Row: K1, (P4, K4) to end of row
Leaving a long end, break off yarn and thread through sts.
8th Row: (P4, K4) to last st, K1. Pull up tightly and sew side edges to cast on sts.
Repeat last two rows once.
Knit two rows.
Cast off all sts.
Handle
Cast on 30sts and st-st 3 rows. Cast off all sts.
Making up
Main part: Oversew side edges from cast on edge to cast off edge. With right side of work facing
you pin the cast on edge of base to cast off edge of main part and oversew edges together.
Handle: Pin cast on edge to cast off edge with right side of work facing outwards and oversew
edges together. Sew the ends of handle 1cm to inside and centre of the main basket (see picture
for placement). Decorate with a flower, embroidery, ribbon or something of your choosing.
Easter Chick pattern
Materials
Knitting yarn: Double knitting in any shade of yellow.
Knitting needles: A pair of 3.25mm (No. 10).
Small piece of felt or similar for beak. Small amount of dark wool to make eyes. Cotton
wool to stuff the head. Length of ribbon to tie around the neck.
To Make
Cast on 24 sts and knit 2 rows. Increase 1 st at the beg. of every next row until 36sts.
Knit a further 2 rows and cast off 11sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (14 sts).
Knit 12 rows.
K2tog across the next row.
Cut off wool about 12 inches long. Using a darning needle, draw through 7 remaining stitches
and pull together. Sew the chick down the head and around the body leaving a space of about
3cm at the bottom to insert the cream egg.
Stuff the head with cotton wool.
Decorate the head with a beak and eyes as in the picture and tie a length of ribbon around the
neck.
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Easter Bunny pattern
Materials
Oddments of DK in main colour (please only use a shade of grey or brown) A and white B.
Length of wool or embroidery thread in brown for features.
Narrow ribbon
Small amount of stuffing.
Pair of 3mm needles (No. 11)
Special note
Stitches are increased by m1. To m1, pick up the loop between the last stitch knitted and the
new one, slip it on to left-hand needle. Knit into the back of this stitch to make a new stitch.
Stitches are decreased by k2tog or p2tog.
Body of bunny
Worked throughout in garter stitch (every row knit)
Using yarn A cast on 24sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K1, m1, k10, m1, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: **k1, m1, k12, m1, k1, rep from ** to end
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: **k1, m1, k14, m1, k1, rep from ** to end
Row 7 and 8: Cast on 4sts, k to end (44sts after row 8)
Row 9: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Repeat row 9 (48sts)
Row 12—16: Knit
Row 17: *k1, k2tog, k18, k2tog, k1 rep from * to end.
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: *k1, k2tog, k16, k2tog, k1, rep from * to end
Row 20: Knit
Row 21: *k1, k2tog, k14, k2tog, k1, rep from * to end (36 sts)
Cast off.
Outer Ear
Worked throughout in st st (k 1 row, p 1 row) Make 2.
Using yarn A cast on 2 sts.
Row 1: Inc into first st, (inc by k into front and back of st), k1. (3 sts)
Row 2: Inc into first st (inc by p into back and front of st), p2 (4 sts)
Row 3: As row 1 ending k 3 (5 sts)
Row 4: As row 2 ending p4 (6 sts)
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