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Mrs. Bunny by DROPS Design

Knitted bunny toy with pants, jumper and bow in DROPS BabyMerino

Tags: animals, toys,

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-065-by
Yarn group A
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Height: approx. 30 cm (incl ears)
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 02, off white
50 g colour no 07, pink
50 g colour no 23, light beige
50 g colour no 05, light pink
And use: Some left-over black for eyes, mouth and snout.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm - for lace on pants.
DROPS WOOD BUTTONS LIGHT NO 503: 1 piece
ACCESSORIES: Some cotton wool for filling

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
To avoid holes in the middle beg with this technique:
Hold yarn end in the left hand and make a loop around left index finger (from left to right). Hold the loop with left thumb and index finger. Insert needle through loop, get yarn from ball (i.e. place yarn 1 time over needle from you), pull yarn back through loop, 1 YO (now place yarn from the back and towards you) and pull YO through sts on needle, * insert needle through loop, 1 YO (place yarn from the back and towards you), pull YO through loop, 1 YO (from the back and towards you) and pull YO through outermost st on right needle (i.e. the last st made) *, repeat from *-* until there are 6 sts on needle. Then work as explained in pattern – AT THE SAME TIME pull yarn end so that loop is tighten tog and the hole disappears.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On next round/row work YO twisted to avoid holes.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

STRIPES:
* 4 rounds/rows light pink, 4 rounds/rows off white *, repeat from *-*.
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HEAD:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles from snout and back.
Make a MAGIC CIRCLE with light beige - see explanation above = 6 sts on needle. Distribute sts on 3 double pointed needles size 3 mm (work with fourth needle) and work in the round as follows:
ROUND 1: K all sts.
ROUND 2: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 sts.
ROUND 3: K all sts (always K YOs twisted to avoid holes).
ROUND 4: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 sts.
ROUND 5: K all sts.
ROUND 6: * K 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sts.
ROUND 7: K all sts.
ROUND 8: * K 4, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 30 sts.
ROUND 9: K all sts.
ROUND 10: * K 5, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sts.
ROUND 11-12: K all sts = 36 sts.
Insert 1 marker after the first 3 sts at beg of round and 1 marker after another 6 sts. Then inc 1 st inside the 2 markers - READ INCREASE TIP (= 2 sts inc). Repeat inc every other round 2 more times (= 3 inc in total in each side) = 42 sts.
ROUND 18-19: K all sts = 42 sts.
ROUND 20: * K 5, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sts.
ROUND 21: K all sts.
ROUND 22: * K 4, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 30 sts.
ROUND 23: K all sts.
Continue dec like this on every other round (i.e. on every round with dec work 1 st less before working 2 sts tog = 6 sts dec per round) until 12 sts remain on needle, cut the yarn and pull it through sts on needle (without tightening).
Embroider eyes, mouth and snout with black, fill the head with cotton wool, tighten tog sts and fasten (= mid back of head).

EAR:
Worked in the round from bottom up.
Cast on 8 sts with light beige and distribute sts on 2 double pointed needles (work with third needle).
ROUND 1-2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: * K 1, 1 YO, K 2, 1 YO, K 1 *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 12 sts on needle.
ROUND 4: K all sts (always K YOs twisted to avoid holes).
ROUND 5: * K 1, 1 YO, K 4, 1 YO, K 1 *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 16 sts on needle.
ROUND 6: K all sts.
ROUND 7: * K 1, 1 YO, K 6, 1 YO, K 1 *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 20 sts on needle.
Then work in stocking st in the round until piece measures approx. 5½ cm. Then dec as follows:
ROUND 1: * Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 6, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 16 sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: * Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K 4, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* 1 more time = 12 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts.
Continue dec like this every other round until 4 sts remain on needle (i.e. on every round with dec work 2 sts less between dec in each side). On next round K tog sts 2 by 2. Cut the yarn and pull it through sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Fold each side at the bottom of ear towards the middle so that a pleat is formed in the mid of ear. Sew tog at the bottom with a couple of stitches and fasten ear on head. Work another ear the same way.

BODY:
Worked in the round, top down.
Cast on 16 sts with light beige and distribute sts on 4 double pointed needles (work with fifth needle).
ROUND 1-2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts (always K YOs twisted to avoid holes).
ROUND 5: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sts.
ROUND 6: K all sts.
ROUND 7: * K 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 sts.
Then work in stocking st in the round until piece measures 5½ cm. Switch to pink and K 1 round and P 1 round. Then work 8 rounds in stocking st.
Continue to dec as follows:
ROUND 1: * K 6, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 42 sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: * K 5, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts.
Continue dec like this on every other round (i.e. on every round with dec work 1 st less before working 2 sts tog = 6 sts dec per round) until 12 sts remain on needle, cut the yarn and pull it through sts on needle (without tightening). Fill body with cotton wool, tighten tog sts on yarn and fasten. Sew head to body (pink should be down (= pants)).

LEG:
Worked back and forth, bottom up.
Cast on 30 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with light beige. Work in stocking st back and forth for 3 cm. Then work as follows:
ROW 1 (= RS): 1 edge st in GARTER ST – see explanation above, K 10, K the next 8 sts tog 2 by 2, K 10 and 1 edge st in garter st = 26 sts.
ROW 2 (= WS): 1 edge st in garter st, P 5, cast off the next 14 sts, P 5 and 1 edge st in garter st = 6 sts remain in each side.
ROW 3 (= RS): Work the first 6 sts on needle and then the next 6 sts on needle (the 14 cast off sts form a hole in the mid of piece).
Then work in stocking st back and forth over the 12 sts with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until leg measures approx. 8 cm. Switch to pink, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS. Then work as follows:
ROW 1 (= RS): * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1 = 23 sts.
ROW 2 (= WS): P but K edge sts in each side and P YOs twisted to avoid holes.
ROW 3: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with K 1 = 34 sts.
Then work in stocking st back and forth with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until leg measures approx. 12 cm, cast off.
Sew opening mid on top of foot with grafting/kitchener sts. Sew foot tog mid under and continue up along mid back - sew in front loop of outermost st. Fill leg with some cotton wool. Baste a strand up and down through cast-off edge at the top of leg (on the pink). Tighten tog to make it baggy.
Work another leg the same way and fasten both legs on body. Crochet a lace edge on hook size 3 mm with pink at the bottom around pants on each leg as follows (crochet in P sts): 1 dc in first st, * 4 ch, 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next P st on pants *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round. Fasten off.

ARM:
Worked back and forth on double pointed needles, top down.
Cast on 10 sts with light beige and work in stocking st back and forth with 1 edge st in garter st in each side until arm measures 9 cm. Cut the yarn (make it long enough to use for sewing the arm tog), pull yarn through sts on needle (= at the bottom of arm), tighten tog and then sew arm tog in front loop of outermost st. Fill arm with cotton wool and fasten at the top of body by neck (below the head). Work another arm the same way and fasten in the opposite side.

JUMPER:
Piece is worked in the round on double pointed needles up to armhole, then work back and forth on needle.

BODY:
Cast on 60 sts with light pink. P 1 round, K 1 round and P 1 round. Then work in stocking st and STRIPES - see explanation above. When piece measures approx. 9 cm – adjust so that last round in a stripe with light pink remains, work next round as follows: Cast off 6 sts for armhole, work 24 sts, cast off the next 6 sts for armhole and work the last 24 sts. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 20 sts with light pink. K 1 round and P 1 round. Then work in stocking st and STRIPES in the round. When 11 rounds with stripes have been worked (i.e. last round in a stripe with light pink remains), work next round as follows: Cast off 6 sts for armhole and work the remaining 14 sts. Cut the yarn, put piece aside and knit another sleeve.

YOKE:
Slip sleeves on to same needle as body where armholes were cast off (without working them first) = 76 sts on needle. Beg round from RS mid back on body and continue stripes as follows (1st round = off white):
ROUND 1: 1 edge st in garter st, K 9, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 10 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 20 (= front), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 10 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 9 and 1 edge st in garter st = 68 sts.
Then work back and forth from mid back.
ROW 2 (= WS): P but work edge sts in garter st.
ROW 3 (= RS): 1 edge st in garter st, K 8, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 8 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 18 (= front), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 8 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 8 and 1 edge st in garter st = 60 sts.
ROW 4 (= WS): P but work edge sts in garter st.
ROW 5 (= RS): Switch to light pink and work 1 edge st in garter st, K 7, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 6 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 16 (= front), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 6 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 7 and 1 edge st in garter st = 52 sts.
ROW 6 (= WS): P but work edge sts in garter st.
ROW 7 (= RS): 1 edge st in garter st, K 6, K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 4 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 14 (= front), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 4 (= sleeve), K 2 tog, K 2 twisted tog, K 6 and 1 edge st in garter st = 44 sts.
ROW 8 (= WS): P but work edge sts in garter st.
Switch to off white and work next row as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, * K 1, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 1 st remains and finish with 1 edge st in garter st = 30 sts. K 1 row from WS, K 1 row from RS and K 1 row from WS before casting off with K from RS. Fasten off.

BOW:
Cast on 5 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with pink. Work in garter st back and forth for 8 cm, cast off. Sew short sides tog in front loop of outermost st to form a ring. Fasten off. Find a new strand, wind it a couple of times around the middle of bow and fasten bow in the neck on jumper.
Put the jumper on the bunny and fasten the button through both layers at the top of neck at the back.

Solis 01.04.2019 - 22:05:

Ska börja på örat. Hur stickar man runt på 2 stickor? Får inte ihop det.

DROPS Design 05.04.2019 kl. 10:26:

Hej. Du stickar på samma sätt som när du har fler stickor. och stickar runt. Du har i detta fall maskorna på två stickor och stickar med en tredje. Lycka till!

Tanja 28.03.2019 - 09:51:

Wo kann ich das Foto des nachgemachten Hasen posten?

DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 09:36:

Liebe Tanja, gerne können Sie das Foto auf unserem Facebook posten, und auch in unserem DROPS Workshop :)

Marion Böhm 07.03.2018 - 13:38:

Stellt der Bereich zwischen den Markierungen am Kopf eine bestimmte Stelle dar?

DROPS Design 07.03.2018 kl. 15:53:

Liebe Frau Böhm, 2 Markierungen werden eingesetzt, und danach nach 1. und vor 2. Markierung zunehmen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Marion Böhm 03.03.2018 - 16:54:

Stellt der Bereich zwischen den Markierungen am Kopf eine bestimmte Stelle dar???

Marion Böhm 08.02.2018 - 17:38:

Beim Übergang zu rosa am Bein soll man nach der ersten Reihe 23 Maschen auf der Nadel haben. Das geht jedoch nicht auf, da das Bein aus "zwei" Teilen besteht und 23 nicht durch 2 teilbar ist. Zudem stricke ich den Bär in Nadelstärke 4, da die Beine ansonsten viel zu dünn würden und keinesfalls die Stärke des Fotos erreichen würden.

DROPS Design 09.02.2018 kl. 09:17:

Liebe Frau Böhm, bei der 3. Reihe werden Sie (2 re, 1 Umschlag) stricken = 34 M am Ende der 3. Reihe. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Cindy Marie Vorkinn 12.06.2017 - 15:07:

Glem det spørsmålet, oppdaget feilen selv 😊

Cindy Marie Vorkinn 12.06.2017 - 15:01:

Hei, jeg driver for øyeblikket med benet til kaninen, men skjønner ikke helt hva jeg skal gjøre med foten? Har felt av de 14 maskene så de danner et hull eller løkke eller hva dere vil kalle det, men står ikke noe mer om hva man gjør med dette hullet? Syr jeg det sammen så blir det jo verdens minste fot? 🙈

DROPS Design 12.06.2017 kl. 16:37:

Hei Cindy Marie, Benet strikkes nedenfra og opp så du burde ha begynt med foten of avslutte på toppen av benet. De 14 felte maskene er hullet i benet hvor du skal fylle benet med vatt. Så da fortsetter du oppover benet og syr sammen hullet etter du har fylt benet. Håper dette hjelper, Med vennlig hilsen, Deirdre

Asiya Khakimova 18.01.2017 - 18:39:

When working a head on 13th round there are 2 markers: 1st after 3 sts and 2nd after 9 sts? Am I right? They are not evenly distributed. And where should be dec sts? after 1st and before 2nd marker?

DROPS Design 19.01.2017 kl. 08:45:

Dear Mrs Khakimova, correct, there should be 6 sts between both markers, you then inc after 1st marker and before 2nd marker (= 2 sts inc) every ther round a total of 3 times. These inc are done to give the correct shape to the head. Happy knitting

Joanne Lurie 19.12.2016 - 13:54:

To give myself some light entertainment as I plug along with the Richard cardi (husband is very tall) I would like to knit a baby garment. The pattern is calling for a two threads used together 10 x 10 cm swatch that gives 23 stitches by 30 rows on 5.0 mm needles. Would Baby Merino or Baby Alpaca silk approximate this swatch if used double?

DROPS Design 19.12.2016 kl. 16:21:

Dear Mrs Lurie, this pattern (bunny with clothes) is worked with 1 strand Baby Merino and needle size 3 mm for a tension of 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm. Baby Alpaca Silk also belongs to yarn group A and has same tension, read more about alternatives here. Happy knitting!

Lisi 22.07.2015 - 18:39:

Kommen die Augen in die beiden kleinen Vertiefungen, die sich beim stricken ergeben haben? Gibt es noch eine andere Ansicht vom Kopf, auf der man erkennkann wo die Ohren hinkommen? Danke

DROPS Design 28.07.2015 kl. 14:08:

Leider haben wir keine weiteren Fotos. Die Ohren können Sie einfach zuerst mit Stecknadeln feststecken und Sie an den Stellen festnähen, die Ihnen am besten gefallen. Für die Augen gilt das Gleiche - nehmen Sie zwei Stecknadeln zum Ausprobieren, welche Augenposition Ihnen am meisten zusagt.

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