Cute Crochet Bunnies

Do you remember when I fell in love with the Little Cotton Rabbits? Well, it’s happened again, this time the object of my affection is a cute crochet bunny

I came across her (him?) by accident.  It happened like this:

A customer walked into Fibre + Clay and innocently asked “May I take some photos for my blog”? Naturally, Riana asked for the URl and we couldn’t resist a sneaky peek, there we found a beautifully written blog with the most darling little crochet projects. There are cute little egg cosies, a rather lovely starburst cushion I will definitely be making and the sweetest little knitted monster hat that I am sure a little boy I’m visiting soon would love.

We chatted, she photographed, we talked about knitting and the joy of finding a like minded community of crafters who are so generous with their time and enthusiasm. She left while I was busy with a customer so we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye.

Back home, I was able to take a longer look at Emma’s blog and discovered the pattern for the little bunny I fell for. Now all I need to do is find “Just the right shade” in my yarn collection so I can make one of my very own.

I know it’s in there somewhere …

Tx

Easy Crochet Mittens

These really are a project for the crochet beginner. They are also ideal if you are the kind who doesn’t like following patterns.  They started out as a TV project, I needed something simple to make while we all watched TV. There was a skein of Rowan’s Silky Tweed left over from another project which had been calling to me from my stash basket (before you get really impressed that I only have a basket of stashed yarns, I should add this is just the basket I keep by the sofa for “yarn fondling” and impromtu knitting and crochet, the rest is hidden away in baskets, boxes and cupboards!)

The size of hook you use will depend on the yarn. For this pictorial I used a 4mm hook and some Herdwick yarn which found its way from my Mother in Law’s stash to mine. This pair was made for my husband.

To Begin

Make a chain approx 30 chain links long, it needs to be long enough to fit from the wrist to the middle of your longest finger. To complete the first rown, double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook, but only into the back loop.

At the end of the row make 1 turning chain and continue in double crochet into the back loop only until the fabric you have created will wrap comfortably around the hand.

Making Up

Join the long seam together using double crochet (or your preferred method), remembering to leave a gap for the thumb. Slip stitch across the thumb gap and carry on joining the mitten together. You should slip the mitten on to your hand to get thest fit for the thumb, it should be snug not tight and not too loose. Fasten off at the end.

The Thumb

Rejoin the yarn and staring with the 1st slip stitch of the thumb gap, continue in double crochet through the back loop only “in the round” until the thumb is the required length.

Finishing Off

You can neaten the finger and wrist edges with a row of slip stitch, crab stitch, or a simple picot.  Fasten off all loose edges and turn “inside out”. Now all you need to do is repeat the process to make a pair.

Embellish, adapt as you wish. Enjoy wearing them and accept compliments with good grace. If you make a pair, I’d love to see the result

Tx