Easter is coming, so I crocheted Easter Bunny Rabbit - pattern by LittleOwlsHut. I translated the pattern into Polish and made video: Amigurumi Workshop #19. In the post I attach photos and short information on the project. Have a nice day!
Amigurumi Workshop #19 is available here:
Designer: Julia Ogol
Skill level: Intermediate
Materials - the designer used:
✓ “Lotus Travka Stretch” by Kamteks white 50g / 80m (70% acrylic, 28% polyamide, 2% lycra) (main yarn) – 2 skeins
✓ Semenovskaya “Natasha” 100g – 200m (for short ears) a small amount
✓ Strong thread of matching color(s) for needle sculpting.
✓ Small amount of Iris black embroidery thread for the muzzle
✓ Long needle for the head sculpting
✓ Stuffing – Fiberfill
✓ For eyes – 2 black beads 10 mm in diameter
✓ Crochet hook 2mm
✓ Brush or velcro for combing the details
✓ Olki Artist Dry Pastels for tinting (or some other material that you already know how to use)
✓ Transparent glue
✓ For cotter pin joint - 2 discs 25mm – 1 cotter-pin 2.0 x 25mm
✓ Fishing line – for whiskers (optional)
I used NAKO PARIS (60% polyamid, 40% acrylic), grey no 10914.
I crocheted only long ears, so I didn't used the other yarn for smaller ears.
I used crochet hook 2.5 mm.
Finished size (the designer's toy): 12 x 13 cm / 4.7 x 5.1 inches (height x length from chest to tail).
The size of my toy is quite similar.
If you want to make the toy of the similar size as in the pattern, you should crochet the swatch (especially if you would like to make the short ears).
I didn't make short ears, so I didn't crochet a swatch.
Firstly I crocheted the HEAD (marker goes along the center under the head - shift stitches are needed).
You should place additional markers for the muzzle, eyes and cotter pin (or plastic joints as I did).
I needle sculpted the head following the instructions in the pattern:
- embroidered the muzzle with black thread - inserted the needle in 7 points indicated in the pattern
- sculpted the eye sockets.
My plastic joints size: disc is 18 mm in diameter and pin is 20 mm long.
The first part of the joint is placed inside the head (with sticking end). The second part (the washer) should be put on the sticking part inside the body. The third part (the end) - to lock the joint.
It was difficult to insert the end of plastic join because it's thick. I had to widen the hollow between stitch. I attached head to the body - inserted the end and secured plastic joint.
The BODY - marker goes along the centre top of the body. You have to make shift stitches.
I crocheted the LONG EARS:
...the FRONT PAWS - then attached the paws to the body, inserting the hook throught the stitches of the paws and the body.
The tail and the front paws are similar to each other, so I recommend you to mark the tail.
I made a mistake unfortunately while attaching the paws. I attached one paw and the tail, so I had to unravel the stitches of the body to correct the error.
...the HIND LEGS:
I recommend you to mark right and left leg to avoid mistake while attaching to the body.
Below you see all the parts:
What I did:
- I assembled all the parts (pin the parts before sewing).
- brushed the bunny with Velcro;
- embroidered the paws - the designer embroider the paws before sewing hind legs to the body. I embroidered legs after sewing to the body;
- tinted the muzzle and eye sockets. Then I glued the halfbeads 10 mm in diameter. I needle felted the whites below the eyes (with felting yarn and needle for felting); glued false eyelashes;
- tinted the bunny (inner ears, tips of the paws) with soft pastels;
- attached whiskers (fishing line);
Finally I decorated the bunny with a purple ribbon.
Because of using plastic joint (or cotter pin) the bunny can move his head.