Saturday, 9 January 2016

Easter Bunny Egg Cosy

I am making these Easter Bunnies just for a bit of fun ..........   :)  Wish I was better at the faces !




These will be cute little Easter gifts ~ some with a chocolate egg inside - others with a large hard-boiled egg! I have very happy memories of decorating these when I was a girl - then rolling them down a hill along with all my sister, cousins and friends. Simple pastimes in those simpler days gone by. I wonder if children still do that? I always loved Easter time as a girl ..... not just for the chocolate ..... but also because it meant I would have a new dress (handmade by my Mum) and a pair of summer sandals.

Also ~ looking back I am sure Cadbury Crème Eggs used to be much bigger! When did they get so small?

I used DK (8ply) yarn and smaller size needles to make these. This gives a denser fabric and the contents do not show through so much. Toy makers often use this technique too.





Easter Rabbit                       For a Cadbury Creme Egg

 

Width:  2¼“            Height:  2¼“

 

Using DK yarn & 3.25mm needles ~

Cast on 25sts

Rib 4 rows

Stocking stitch 8 rows

 

Shape top ~

 

Row 13:        (K4, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 14:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 15:        (K3, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 16:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 17:        (K2, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 18:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 19:        (K1, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 20:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 21:        (K2tog) to last st, k1                     (5sts)

 

Cut the yarn leaving a short ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

Sew up seam

 

Ears (make 2)

 

Cast on 9sts

Rib 8 rows

(S1, k2tog, psso), (s1, k2tog, psso), k3tog                   (3sts)

Cut the yarn leaving a short ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

Sew ears on to the top of the bunny

 

Tail

 

Using white eyelash / fluffy yarn cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:      Knit in the front and back of every stitch       (6sts)

Knit 5 rows

Row 7:      K2tog three times                                     (3sts)

Cast off

Fasten off, leaving a little ‘tail’

 

Thread the tail onto a sewing needle and weave in and out all around the outside and pull tight to gather up.

Sew tail onto the bunny

 

Face

 

Embroider on features using a length of dark coloured yarn

 

 

Easter Rabbit                       For a Large hard-boiled Easter Egg !

 

Width:  2½“            Height:  3¼“

 

Using DK yarn & 3.5mm needles ~

Cast on 25sts

Rib 6 rows

Stocking stitch 10 rows

 

Shape top ~

 

Row 17:        (K4, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 18:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 19:        (K3, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 20:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 21:        (K2, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 22:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 23:        (K1, K2tog) to last st, k1

Row 24:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 25:        (K2tog) to last st, k1           5sts

 

Cut the yarn leaving a short ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

Sew up seam

 

Ears (make 2)

 

Cast on 9sts

Rib 10 rows

(S1, k2tog, psso), (s1, k2tog, psso), k3tog

Cut the yarn leaving a short ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining stitches and secure

Sew ears on to the top of the bunny

 

Tail

 

Using white eyelash / fluffy yarn cast on 3 stitches

Row 1:      Knit in the front and back of every stitch       (6sts)

Knit 5 rows

Row 7:      K2tog three times                                     (3sts)

Cast off

Fasten off, leaving a little ‘tail’

Thread the tail onto a sewing needle and weave in and out all around the outside and pull tight to gather up

Sew tail onto the bunny

 

Face

 

Embroider on features using a length of dark coloured yarn
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. They are so cute Marianna and make a change from the hens. You are right the cadbury's eggs have got smaller and more expensive. :) xx

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  2. They're little faces are nice and simple though! I love
    them.
    Cheers, Anita.

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