HOARDING ALL THE CROCHET BUNNIES!
Easter is pretty much the cutest holiday there is. Am I right people? I’ve been wanting to make some Easter crochet bunny toys for the kids (to match the hats I made) & after two years of wanting to do it, I’ve finally succeeded! But guess what happened. As I finished up my first crochet bunny, I decided I had to keep them for myself. They just make the cutest Easter decorations & I couldn’t bare to give them up! Is that selfish? I have only ever made two things for myself (both hats for Halloween), so I think I’m probably ok. My baby is at that age where he would have just eaten his bunny anyway. I put a crochet carrot in his hands so he would eat that instead while I took pictures. Maybe next year kids!
YA GOTTA LOVE A FREE CARROT PATTERN
So, whether you need some new Easter decorations, or you have some kids or grandkids who would adore a new Easter crochet bunny toy, this new pattern is the one for you! For the bunnies that will be used for decorations, I have added poly-pellets. I shopped around for a while and these were the best I could find http://amzn.to/2niUVmw. This bag provides enough for 4-5 toys (depending on how heavy you want them to be). The pellets really help them to sit nicely for display. You can also find my FREE pattern for those cute, plump little carrots here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plump-carrot-decorations—photo-props. I love how they spruced up my Easter scene. And of course they also make great photo props!
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE TO MAKE THESE LITTLE CUTIES? (THE CROCHET BUNNY. . . NOT THE CARROTS)
For my bunnies I used Vanna’s Choice & it required just over 3 balls (so you would need to purchase 4) of the main color. To be honest, I only used Vanna’s Choice because I needed them to match the hats & baskets I had already made in those colors. If I were making them again, I would probably make them using Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn”. It’s soft like Vanna’s Choice, offers a lot of great colors, and you would only need 2 balls!
This is one of my patterns that requires you to make a pom pom. If you make the matching girl hat then you’ll be making a gazillion of them! I used to just cut a piece of cardboard to make my pom poms with, but then it took a TON of shaping. Seriously, I would spend around a half hour shaping each pom pom. Then I finally gave in and invested in some pom pom makers. Not sure why I just used the word “invested” because they actually don’t cost much so I should have just given in and bought them much sooner. Here are the ones that I got http://amzn.to/2nawLeT. The only trick is that it’s a little more difficult to get your knot really tight. Maybe I should do a separate blog post about how to make a great pom pom.
LET’S SUM THINGS UP & GET YOU YOUR DISCOUNT CODE!
This pattern is considered EASY-INTERMEDIATE as it is made up of basic stitches, but is a little more complex in their usage. I try to design my patterns specifically for those who are not advanced, life-long crocheters so everyone can create these amazing masterpieces out of yarn and feel like they are ____________ (Insert whatever cool word you want here. Some suggestions are “all that and a bag of chips”, “the best thing since sliced bread”, “the bees knees”, “awesome sauce”, “the bomb.com”). I asked my Facebook fans if they preferred basic instructions or crazy detailed ones, and they chose the latter. So this pattern is jam packed full of details and pictures so there will be no guess work on your part!
Get your pattern for 20% off through 3/16 (at midnight Mountain Time). Just use the code MYFAVBUNNIES here on my website, or directly from Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stuffed-bunny-rabbit-toy—decoration