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So here she is, my little sleeping baby bunikins.

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This is the finished project I have been talking about. Isn’t she sweet. I got the pattern from http://craftroom.tumblr.com
Sandra at the craft room has done some lovely tutorials. I’m re posting the instructions here but do take a look at her page 🙂
I discovered amigurumi when my mum bought me a fun crochet book and there were some cute little amigurumi birds in it that I made and decorated my trees with. It’s single crochet stitches that just keep going round and round using a stitch marker so you know where your first stitch is. I use a safety pin but you can buy specific stitch markers. There’s no slip stitches or joining needed and its really quite simple.
I used two different colours for bunny but you don’t have to.

Sc – single crochet
2sc tog – 2 single crochet together Rnd- round
* * – repeat section between stars

So first, the head and body are one piece and the aim is that it looks this kind of shape by the end of it

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So to begin…. You need to make a magic loop. Most amigurumi patterns begin with a magic loop. I looked up on youtube for a tutorial.

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Rnd1 make magic loop and make 5 sc in loop
Rnd2 2sc in each stitch – 10 stitches Rnd3 *sc, 2sc in next sc* 15 stitches Rnd4 *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Rnd5 *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Rnd 6 * sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Rnd 7-10 sc in each sc around
Rnd 11 *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat between the stars only once more. Sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 2sc, * sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat between stars once more. – 40 stitches
Rnd 12. Sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 8sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 14 sc – 44 stitches
Rnd 13. Sc in each sc
Rnd 14. Sc in next 12 stitches * 2 sc tog* repeat stars 3 more times. Sc in next 4sc *2 sc tog* repeat stars 3 more times. Sc in next 12 sc
Rnd 15. *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog* 30 stitches
Rnd 16. Sc in each sc
Rnd 17. *sc in next 3sc, 2sc tog* 24 stitches
Rnd 18. *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc tog* 20 stitches
Rnd 19. *sc in next 8sc, 2sc tog* 18 stitches
Rnd 20. Sc in each sc

Start to stuff bunny’s head

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Rnd 21. * sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc* 24 sc
Rnd 22. Sc in each sc
Rnd 23. *sc in next 3sc, 2 sc in next sc* 30 stitches
Rnd 24. Sc in each sc
Rnd 25. *sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc* 33 stitches
Rnd 26 – 31 sc in each sc
Rnd 32. * 2sc tog, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc tog, sc* 27 stitches
Rnd 33. Sc in each sc
Rnd 34. *2sc tog, sc in next 4sc, 2sc tog, sc* 21 stitches
Rnd 35. Sc in each sc
Rnd 36. *2sc tog, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog, sc* 15 stitches
Rnd 37. Sc,(2 sc tog) 7x 8 stitches

Leave a long thread to sew up later.

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The top pin is where bunnies. Mouth lies.

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My sewing is not great, but you get the idea

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Line the eyes up and make little stitches for closed eyes

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Now you need two feet.

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Make a magic loop

Rnd1. 4 sc

Rnd2. 2 sc in each sc
Rnd3. *sc, 2sc in next sc* 12 stitches
Rnd4 and 5 sc in each sc
Rnd 6 *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* 16 stitches
Rnd 7. Sc in each sc
Rnd 8. *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* 20 stitches
Rnd 9-11. Sc in each sc

Stuff the feet a little so that they stay flat.
Rnd 12. *Sc in next 2 sc,2 sc tog* 15 stitches
Rnd 13. Sc in each sc
Rnd 14. *sc, 2 sc tog* 10 stitches Rnd 15. *2sc tog*5 stitches

Leave a nice long thread to sew up.

Now bunny needs some arms

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Make a magic loop

Rnd 1. 4 sc in loop
Rnd 2. 2 sc in each – 8 stitches
Rnd 3. As above – 16 stitches
Rnd 4-6 sc in each sc
Rnd 7. *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog* – 12 stitches
Rnd 8. Sc in each sc
Rnd 9. *sc, 2 sc tog* 8 stitches
Rnd 10-13 sc in each sc

Again, leave a long thread.

Now for the ears… Mine are a bit wonky!!

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Make a magic loop
Rnd 1. 5sc
Rnd 2. 2 sc in each sc 10stitches Rnd 3. *sc, 2 sc in next sc*
Rnd 4. *sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc*
Rnd 5-7. Sc in each sc
Rnd 8. *Sc in next 8 sc, 2sc tog* -18 stitches
Rnd 9-10 sc in each sc
Rnd 11. *sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc tog* -16 sc
Rnd 12-13 sc in each sc
Rnd 14 *sc in next 6 sc, 2sc tog* -14 sc
Rnd 15. Sc in each sc
Rnd 16. Sc, (sc, 2sc tog) 4x, sc – 10sc

Sew on bunnies limbs and then make a little pompom for his tail.  I’ve made this little bunny to go with a christening bible for a baby friend of ours later this month.

So…. Other things…. Yesterday, we had a lovely day on m’s parents canal boat and took this lovely shot of the canal

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And m managed to capture this beautiful peacock butterfly with its wings spread as me and little b watched with fascination. I think it had just come out of its transformation and was drying its wings.

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And today, me and little b have been alone as m was lucky enough to be given a ticket for the Olympic mountain biking event.

B loves spiders, so with the help of my pompom maker we made this

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Or, indeed, I did whilst she generally tried to steal the scissors and the wool!!!!

Right, going to give the remainder of the Olympic 2012 closing ceremony my full attention now. Goodbye London 2012.  I have thoroughly enjoyed you, far more than I ever thought I would. Many, many proud moments!!!

Xxxxxxx

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