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maandag 19 november 2012

a knitted bunny rabbit - for beginners !

This little bunny is so easy to make, it is a perfect beginners project !

All you have to do is knit a square.  Here I cast on 30 stiches with ndl 3 mm
and I knitted until I had a square.

The magic is in the sewing !  Use a blunt needle, it will pass through the fabric easier.

Here you see where you have to sew.  You must form a triangle, begin with a straight line in the middle, then mark the middle of the top with a pin. I used contrasting coloured yarn so you can see it better.

 These green stiches are big to show you where to stich.
When you do it, use the wool that you knitted with, and make the stiches a bit smaller.  Just go up and down through the fabric.

Here  I used a magazine to form a straight line, you can use a ruler too.

 just go up and down with the needle.  Make small stiches.

 Now, gently pull the thread, hold both ends, and you will see the form of the ears and the head appear.
 You will need some stuffing material too.

 See the head appear ?  Put some stuffing in the little head, and close the gap with a few stiches.

 Now continue along the upper part of the body.  Close this with small stiches.
when you use the same thread the stiches will be pretty invisible.

 Stuff this also.

 Now to close the rear end: go around the gap with your needle, go up and down through the fabric.
when you are back at the beginning, gently pull and the circular gap will close.

add a few stiches to make sure it is close. cut off thread.

 Now add 2 tiny stiches at the base of the ears, to make them stand up more. This is not really necessary, if you don't want to do that, the bunny will be cute without it too.

 for the tail, you can add a little pompom, a button, or needlefelt some mohair as I did here.

You might want to add a face : just sew in 2 little black pearls, for the mouth just sew an 'x' in pink.  Give it a good push, so that the stuffing finds its place and forms a flat area so that the bunny can sit up straight without tumbling over. 

Have fun making this !

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Ooooooch wat een lief klein wit konijntje...
    Een lief klein kerst konijntje! En ik durf er zelfs aan te beginnen! Ha en dat zegt wat!!!! Bedankt voor de uitleg! Ik hoop dat het me lukt want dan heb ik ze inderdaad met kerst gezellig onder de kerstboom staan! Groetjes van Smoek

  2. Oooooch wat een lief klein wit konijntje!
    Een lief klein kerstkonijntje! Ik vind het super dat je ook laat zien hoe ik het kan maken!
    Als het mee zit heb ik met kerst een kamer vol kleine witte kerst-konijntjes onder de kerstboom!
    Bedankt!!! Groetjes van Smoek

  3. die is erg leuk en bedankt voor de uitleg


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