Friday, March 17, 2017

Crochet Spring Wreath -- Bunny

And, here's a pic of my completed --

"Spring Bunny Wreath..."


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Spring Bunny Wreath Pattern

Materials:
--5.5mm hook (for wreath cover)
--4.0mm hook (for the bunny rabbit, bowtie and pennants)
--3.5mm hook (for the eggs, carrots and flowers)
--Red Heart Gumdrop - Lemon
--#4 worsted weight yarn in blue, mango, white, green, yellow and orange
--11.8" wreath form
--polyfil
--2 (10mm) eyes
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
 Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
HDC2tog:  half double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
SC2tog:  single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
FO:  fasten off
MR:  magic ring

Directions:
Wreath Cover:
1.  With 5.5 mm hook and Red Heart Gumdrop yarn in Lemon, I started with a Ch20.  SC and HDC into the 2nd ch from the hook, *skip a stitch, then SC and HDC into the next st.*  Repeat across until the last stitch.  SC in the last st.  Ch1.  Turn.  (19 total st)
2.  SC and HDC into the first st, skip the next st.  Repeat across until the last stitch.  SC in the last st.  Ch1.  Turn.  (19)
3-75.  Repeat #2.   Leave a long tail to weave finished piece around the wreath form.  (19)

Rectangular piece will measure approx. 26" long and 5" wide.  

 Bunny Rabbit:
4mm hook
Head:
1.  With blue yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 HDC into first st, 1 HDC into next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 HDC into the first st, 1 HDC into the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (24)
5.  2 HDC into the first st, 1 HDC into the next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (30)
6-7.  1 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (30)
8.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into the next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (24)
9.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
 --before starting round 10, I attached the 10mm eyes and then stuffed with polyfil--
10.  HDC2tog.  Repeat 8 more times.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  Leave a long tail.  (9)
(weave tail in and out of row 10, add more polyfil, if needed, and then pull tail to close opening)

Body:
1.  With blue yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 HDC into first st, 1 HDC into next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 HDC into the first st, 1 HDC into the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (24)
5-7.  1 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1. 
8.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
 --before starting round 9, stuff with polyfil--
9.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into the next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1. FO.  Leave a long tail.  (12)
(weave tail in and out of row 9, add more polyfil, if needed, and then pull tail to close opening)

Arms (make 2):
1.  With blue yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HDC into first st, 1 HDC into next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (9)
3-6.  1 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (9)
 --before starting round 7, stuff with polyfil--
7.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into next st.  Repeat around.  St st to join.  Ch1.  FO.  Leave a long tail.  (6) 
(weave tail in and out of row 7, add more polyfil, if needed, and then pull tail to close opening)

Legs (make 2):
1.  With blue yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
3-10.  1 HDC into each st around.  St st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
(At the end of round 10, stuff with polyfil.  FO and leave a long tail; weave tail in and out of row 10, add more polyfil, if needed, and then pull tail to close opening)

Ears (make 2):
1.  With blue yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 HDC into first st, 1 HDC into next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
4-5.  1 HDC into each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (18)
6.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC into the next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
7.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to join.  (12)  
8.  HDC2tog.  Repeat 5 more times.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
9.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to join.  FO.  Leave a long tail; weave tail in and out of last row.  Do not stuff.

Bowtie:
1.  With lemon yarn and 4.0mm hook, make a MR and ch3.  5 DC into MR.  Ch3.  Sl st into MR.  Ch3.  5 DC into MR.  Ch3.  Sl st into MR.  Sl st to first ch.  FO.  Leave a long tail to wrap around the center of the bowtie and for attaching to the bunny. 

Assembly:
See pics for assembly.  I simply attached the ears to each side of the head, then attached the head to the body.  I then attached the legs and arms.  I used a small amount of white yarn to embroider nose/mouth.  I used one safety pin at the top of the head and one at the bottom of each leg to attach to the wreath so I could remove the bunny from the wreath, if I so decided.

Pennant (make 4):
1.  With mango, Ch8.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1.  (7)
2-3.  1 sc in each st across.  Ch1.  (7)
4.  Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 3 st and sc2tog.  Ch1.  (5)
5-6.  1 sc in each st across.  Ch1.  (5)
7.  Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog.  Ch1.  (3)
8-9.  1 sc in each st across.  Ch1.  (3)
10.  Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st.  Ch1.  (2)
11.  Sc2tog.  Ch1.  (1)
12.  Sl st around pennant.

I used a small amount of white yarn and embroidered the letters "h, o, m, e" onto the pennants.  To make the garland, I started with a Ch5 of the mango yarn (leave a starting tail for attaching to the wreath), I then sl st across the top of the pennant, then Ch5, sl st across the top of the next pennant.  Repeat this across.  After the last pennant, Ch 5.  Leave a tail long enough to attach to the wreath. 

Eggs:
1.  With a 3.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn, 3 sc into a MR.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (3)
2.  2 sc in each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)
3.  2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (9)
4.  2 sc in first st, 1 sc in the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
5-6.  1 sc in each st around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (12)
7.  Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  Lightly stuff with polyfil.   (9)
8.  Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.  Ch1.  (6)

I made 6 eggs for my wreath:  2 green, 2 white, 1 mango and 1 yellow

Carrots:
1.  With a 3.5mm hook and orange yarn, Ch2.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1.  (1)
2.  2 sc in st.  Ch1.  (2)
3.  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next.  Ch1.  (3)
4.  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next.  2 sc in the last st.  Ch1.  (5)
5.  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next 3 st.  2 sc in the last st.  Ch1.  (7)
6.  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next 5 st.  2 sc in the last st.  Ch1.  (9)
7.  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next 7 st.  2 sc in the last st.  Ch1.  (11)

At the end of row 7, FO.  Leave a long tail.  I rolled up the carrot, like a tortilla, and then whipstitched it closed.  By doing this, I did not need to use any polyfil for stuffing. 

For the carrot top, I used the 3.5mm hook and green yarn and Ch4.  Sl st into the 2nd Ch from the hook, *Ch 4.  Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook and the remaining 2 Ch.  Then sl st into the 2nd ch of the base ch.*  Now, sl st into the next base ch and repeat process from * to *.  Repeat one more time.  FO.  Leave a tail long enough to attach to the top of the carrot.

Flowers:
I made 2 flowers for my wreath.  The 2 on my wreath are my own design.  I may add the pattern for each later on.  There are a ton of free flower patterns available on the Internet.  However, if you are interested in my flower design, then please comment or email me and I will include the instructions.

 
Legal: 
--credit me as the designer
--don't use my pics
--link to my blog

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Here's a spring wreath I'm working on with a bunny holding a pennant banner, spelling "home"...  I still have a few more items to make and add to it but I think it's looking pretty good so far...







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