Friday, February 28, 2014

Hippity Hoppity - Giant Bunny Rabbits

Easter falls on April 20 this year, plenty of time to start a giant bunny for someone special.

My new design, Big Bunny Tutu, is named as an homage to my dearly departed younger sister. She was an enthusiastic Girl Scout and spent her summers at camp. She learned many funny songs, one of our favorites being "Little Bunny Fufu".

This bunny knits up to be 24" and is very huggable. Bernat's Baby Blanket  is a soft chenille yarn and makes for a tactile delight. Knits quickly, all in one piece with super bulky yarn on big needles and ends worked in and stuffed as you go, once you get to the second ear decreases you are done. The pattern also includes instructions for a tutu apron and vest.

If you can make a simple sock, you can make Big Bunny Tutu. 

The pattern is available in my Ravelry shop:

Big Bunny Tutu

We found the doll carriage at Circle P antiques in Navasota, TX. It's just down the road from my favorite local knitting shop, WC Mercantile. The doll carriage is a mid-century vintage doll carriage from Creative Playthings. The decals are not from Creative Playthings, I don't think, but I'm not an expert.

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