Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hungry Bunny


Here is the hungry bunny. He is all ready to eat his vegetables. He helps little ones learn how to count to ten and recognize their colors and he is just so cute. I hope you enjoy him.






This bunny is hungry for vegetables. He loves carrots the most but is also a fan of cabbage, broccoli, peas, cherry tomatoes, corn, radishes, and turnips.

This pattern is for a solid colored bunny. If you want to make patches like my bunny just alter the color as you want for you own unique looking bunny. He takes a lot of yarn so make sure you have enough or use a color you know you can get more of. I ran out when I got to the ears so I had to run and get some more. Luckily it was in the cream because I don't think I could have color matched the brown which I found in my stash. All of the vegetable patterns are found under my food tab on the side. I used an f hook throughout.

White Circle Around the Eye (make 2)
sc10 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd 2: sl st around (20)

Body
sc5 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 2: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (15)
Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc2* repeat around (20)
Rnd 4: *sc3, 2sc in next st* repeat around (25)
Rnd 5: *2sc in next st, sc4* repeat around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc5, 2sc in next st* repeat around (35)
Rnd 7: *2sc in next st, sc6* repeat around (40)
Rnd 8: *sc7, 2sc in next st* repeat around (45)
Rnd 9-14: sc around (45)
Rnd 15: Put a stitch marker in the 20th stitch from hook
ch 20 and sl st to marker spot, sc25 (45)
Rnd 16: sc around (45) Put in features, Sew in stomach, stuff head. See pictures for further explanation.
Rnd 17: sc around. (grab stitches from the back of the stomach as you go by. You don't need to do this all the way across just in a few places to keep the stomach in place) (45)
Rnd 18: sc around (45)
Rnd 19: *sc8, 2sc in next st* repeat around (50)
Rnd 20-35: sc around (50)
Rnd 36: *decrease, sc8* repeat around (45)
Rnd 37: *sc7, decrease* repeat around (40)
Rnd 38: *decrease, sc6* repeat around (35)
Rnd 39: *sc5, decrease* repeat around (30)
Rnd 40: *decrease, sc4* repeat around (25)
Rnd 41: *sc3, decrease* repeat around (20) Stuff sides around stomach lightly and bottom of bunny.
Rnd 42: *decrease, sc2* repeat around (15)
Rnd 43: *sc1, decrease* repeat around (10)
Rnd 44: decrease around (5) Sew up hole and hide ends.

Stomach
sc5 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each sc around (10)
Rnd 2: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (15)
Rnd 3: *2sc in next st, sc2* repeat around (20)
Rnd 4: *sc3, 2sc in next st* repeat around (25)
Rnd 5: *2sc in next st, sc4* repeat around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc5, 2sc in next st* repeat around (35)
Rnd 7: *2sc in next st, sc6* repeat around (40)
Rnd 8: *sc7, 2sc in next st* repeat around (45)
Rnd 9-13: sc around (45)
Rnd 14: *decrease, sc7* repeat around (40)
Rnd 15-29: sc around (40)
Sew to mouth opening. Stitch to back of head. See picture for a better description and body instruction to show when to stitch it in.

Teeth (make 2)
ch6, turn, sc5, ch1, turn sc5, ch1, turn, sc5, ch1, turn, sc5, ch1, turn, sc5, ch1, turn, sc5, ch1, turn, sc5
Fold tooth in half and sew sides together. Insert cut plastic lid piece. Sew to top of lip. For a better description see the pictures.

Ear (make 2)
sc6 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 2: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (18)
Rnd 3: *sc2, 2sc in next st* repeat around (24)
Rnd 4-8: sc around (24)
Rnd 9: decrease, sc22 (23)
Rnd 10-12: sc around (23)
Rnd 13: decrease, sc19, decrease (21)
Rnd 14-15: sc around (21)
nd 16: *sc4,decrease* repeat 2 times, sc3 (18)
Rnd 17: sc around (18)
Rnd 18-23: decrease by one st each round so you will start at 18 st and decrease down to 12 st, vary where you decrease to get the best finish (17-12)
Rnd 24-29: sc around (12)
Don't stuff. Sew to head.

Tail
sc6 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each sc around (12)
Rnd 2: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (18)
Rnd 3-5: sc around (18)
Stuff and sew to bunny.

Arm (make 2)
sc6 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 2: *sc1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (18)
Rnd 3-7: sc around (18)
Rnd 8: *decrease, sc1* repeat around (12)
Rnd 9-13: sc around (12)
Stuff tips of hands only. Sew to body of bunny.

Leg (make 2)
Same as arm except stuff a little more and stitch to bottom of bunny.

This is the way the stomach sits in the bunny. You can stuff the head from behind before you stitch the back of the stomach to the back of the head.

You must put in the eyes and teeth before sewing in the stomach. This is how it all fits together. You can see originally I had a nose. I decided I didn't like it so I took it off.

Here is how you grab the stitches in round 17 of the body. Bend the stomach back so you get the full depth of mouth before you do this. Then grab the stitches near the back of the stomach. This hides the stitches and keeps the stuffing in the head so the bunny still is partially stuffed even if he doesn't have any vegetables in his stomach.

Here is the teeth before and after you fold and sew them.

I used my cupcake trick here so the teeth would be stiff. You probably don't have to do this. I just liked the idea of having stiff teeth. I used two pieces of plastic in each tooth with the pieces back to back to hide the blue text from the butter lid.

I made a version of this bunny a few years ago for my niece before I started writing patterns down. This is my attempt to recreate it. As you can notice the original had a felt nose, eyes and teeth. He even had a felt stomach sewn in. If you like that better you can use felt on your bunny instead. I decided to try something different with this version. The original version didn't have arms and legs either and was a little plumper to help him stay sitting. My kids kept asking me where his arms and legs were this time so I decided to add some. You can decide which you like better. If you leave off the legs and arms make his bottom a little bigger to compensate so he will sit better. Just gradually increase the stitches in the bottom to make him evenly plump.

This is the original.

Here is the new version with his teeth tucked and his belly full.

10 comments:

  1. awesome! this is such a fun toy!

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  2. I am sooooo excited to attempt this project. You're my crochet idol!

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  3. Love it! It was fun to make and surprisingly fast. My daughter and our preschool Spanish class also love it, especially making it eat. I blogged about how we played with it in class: http://toddlefast.blogspot.com/2012/06/hungry-bunny-conejo-hambriente.html

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  4. I'm bookmarking this, it's going to be my next crochet project.

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  5. yogomama: that is an adorable rhyme and game you played. Thank you for showing me your bunny. He looks great in black.
    Tat: Send me a picture when you finish. I love to see what people create with my patterns.

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    1. How do you sew in the stomach? I can't seem to get it in right because when I start grabbing stitches in the back it caves in the top of his head and he looks like he's trying to eat himself

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  6. Very fun Bunny. Makes me hungry! Thank you for sharing him with us.

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