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Snow Bunny

Snow Bunny

Brrr….. do you feel the chill in the air? It is starting to look and feel like winter! Snow Bunny sure is excited, she has been waiting all year for the snow, and to join her snowman friends. Unlike the other snowmen though, she won’t melt when it gets warm out (one of the benefits of being made of yarn I suppose). 

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

stitches

Materials

Hook: 3.5 mm

Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 100 yards- White, Light Blue, Light Brown, Grey, small amount of Orange (I used Impeccable by Loops in Threads for all components, except for the scarf and pom which uses Caron Simply Soft: Party)

10 mm Safety Eyes or Embroidered Eyes

Polyfill

Needle

Optional: Stitch Markers and pins, buttons

Other Notes:

Magic Ring alternative- if you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain

Continuous Rounds– each row is completed in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated

Rows– The toque and scarf for this pattern are completed in rows. The CH 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch

Front Post Single Crochet. To complete this stitch, you work around the post of the stitch below instead of under the two loops. In this stitch, you insert your hook from in front of the post, around the back of the post, and out the other side. Yarn over, pull your yarn through to the front, yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook.

Back Post Single Crochet. To complete this stitch, you work around the post of the stitch below instead of under the two loops. In this stitch, you insert your hook from behind the post, around the front of the post, and out the back side. Yarn over, pull your yarn through to the back, yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook.

 

Pattern:

Head:

In white colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7-R13: SC around (36 st)

R14: (4 SC, INV DEC) x6 (30 st)

Place 10 mm eyes between R10 &11, 5 st apart. If you wish to sew on eyelashes, do not add washers to the back of the safety eyes yet! Remove the eyes once you like their placement, using embroidery thread, sew on two or three eyelashes for each eye, starting where the safety eyes will go and out on an angle. Make sure they are long enough otherwise they will be hidden by the eyes.

Reinsert the eyes and add washers to the back.

Using orange, stitch a nose, running the needle through several times horizontally, in line with the eyes, and one time vertically, 2 rows down.

R15: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

Start stuffing, making sure to stuff VERY firmly

R16: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

R17: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

FO, and finish stuffing. Leave a long piece of yarn for sewing on later.

Bunny Head

Body:

In white colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6: (4 SC, INC SC) x6 (36 st)

R7-R11: SC around (36 st)

R12: (4 SC, INV DEC) x6 (30 st)

R13: SC around (30 st)

R14: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R15: SC around (24 st)

R16: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

R17: SC around (18 st)

Start to stuff the body, making sure to stuff firmly.

R18: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

R19: SC around (12 st)

FO, weaving in ends.

 

Buttons:

If you would like the add buttons to the front of your Snow Bunny, you can sew on actual buttons or use a small amount of black yarn and sew on small lines!

Now, sew the head and body together, weaving in the ends.

 

Arms: (make 2)

CH 6, SL ST into the 2nd and 3rd CH from hook. This forms the first branch of your arm. (see picture 1)

CH 4, SL ST in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th CH from hook. This forms the second branch of your arm.

SL ST into the same CH as where you finished the base of the first branch (see picture 2), followed by the final 3 CH. (see picture 3)

Arms

Finish off. Pin arms to each side of your snowman body and sew in place, weaving in the ends.

 

Legs: (make 2)

In white colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC into MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC around (10 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x5 (15 st)

R4-7: SC around (15 st)

Begin stuffing, making sure to stuff firmly.

R8: (SC, INV DEC) x5 (10 st)

FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Pin legs to the front of the body in a position that will help the bunny stay upright. I pinned mine between rounds 4-7. Sew in place and weave in ends.

 

Tail:

In white colour:

R1: 4 SC in MR (4 st)

R2: INC SC x4 (8 st)

R3: (3 SC, INC SC) x2 (10 st)

R4: SC around (10 st)

SL ST to first stitch of previous round and FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Put in a bit of stuffing if necessary and pin to back of body so it is positioned in a way that supports it sitting up (a few rows up from the base) and sew to the body. Weave in ends.

 

Toque/Winter Hat:

This is worked in ROWS. CH 1 does not count as a stitch

In blue colour yarn:

R1: CH 18, SC into 2nd CH from hook and across remaining CH (17 st)

R2: CH 1, turn. In the BLO, SC across (17 st)

Repeat R2 until it is long enough to wrap snuggly around the head of your bunny (I needed 30 rows for my toque to wrap around)

FO, and fold the rectangle in half, so that the last row of SC lines up with your starting chain. Wip stitch across through the starting chain and loop from your final row that is closest to the chain.

Wip Stitch Toque

Your rectangle should now form a tube. On the end where you finished wip stitching, start working around the open top, working your needle in and out through the top edge, pulling as you work around to close the top. Once you have made it all the way around the top and your toque is cinched closed, run your needle a few times through the top so that the toque is securely fastened shut and weave in your ends. Flip your toque inside out to hide your work.

Sewing together hat

Optional Pom:

In grey colour yarn:

Wrap your yarn around two fingers, 25-30 times and tie tightly together with a long piece of yarn. Using scissors (the sharper the better!) trim your pom to a size that you like. Attach to a needle and sew through the top of the toque, weaving in the ends.

 

Attaching the Toque/Winter Hat:

You can now attach the toque to the head of your bunny. With the rim of the toque folded down, thread a needle with yarn the same colour as the head and sew to the head, about half an inch up from the base of the toque. Work around one or two times, so that it is firmly sewn to the head. Weave in ends.

Sewing on hat

Ears: (make 2)

In white colour yarn:

R1: 5 SC into MR (5 st)

R2: INC SC around (10 st)

R3: (4 SC, INC SC) x2 (12 st)

R4-R6: SC around (12 st)

R7: (4 SC, INV DEC) x2 (10 st)

R8-R11: SC around (10 st)

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Flatten ears and pinch base in half, sewing back and forth a few times. Pin ears to the head and sew in place, making sure to work the stitches through both the toque and head so that it is firmly attached. Weave in ends.

 

Scarf:

The scarf is worked in rows. CH 1 does not count as a stitch.

In white colour yarn:

R1: CH 51 (or until the chain is a length that you like), and SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, and each CH across (50 st)

R2: CH 1, turn. (FPSC, BPSC) x25 (50 st)

FO and weave in ends. Tie the scarf around the neck of your Snow Bunny!

Thank you so much for making this pattern! If you run into any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram! Please remember to tag me @thecozychipmunk #thecozychipmunk so I can see your completed creation! You can also add your finished project to Ravelry.

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