Well folks, the Big Cuddly Bunny is done! Hailey just loves it. I actually can’t help but laugh a little when I look at it. He’s so chubby and funny looking.
I’d like you to meet, Jumps-A-Lot
(named by Hailey)
He’s already going after our flowers
Boy was he fun and challenging to make. I learned so much! I have always struggled with using double pointed needles and working in the round. This time I pushed through and finished.
The pattern used buttons for eyes but I wasn’t feeling it. Every button I tried made him look boring. I ended up using some cotton yarn and did some embroidered eyes. Oh and a little nose
I did realize when I was done that I need to take more time when I am stuffing with polyfill. I just took big chunks and pushed it in. Jumps-A-Lot turned out kind of bumpy. I learned later you should take smaller pieces and really work on forming the stuffed animal.
One BIG technique I learned from this pattern was the Kitchener Stitch. What a cool way to close up your work! I was blown away when I was done. You can’t see a seam at all. I just followed the Purl Bee’s instructions and it was really easy.
He wouldn't be complete without a puffy tail
Hailey is having a lot of fun with Jumps-A-Lot. He’s a very huggable guy
Hailey and our dog peaking at me while I take a picture of the bunny.
Hailey can’t wait to take a nap with him today
Big Cuddly Bunny Info
Pattern: Purl Bee’s Big Cuddly Bunny
Yarn: Lion Brand Baby First
Color: Pixie Dust
Needles: Size 10 double points and circular needles
Now I’m ready to make something else! I may start making another little stuffed bunny for Hailey. I signed up for this online course through Craftsy called Wee Ones. The gal who does the class is awesome. Her name is Susan B. Anderson and she created a bunch of cute and easy little toys you can knit.
If you can’t already tell, I’m loving knitting! I hate to say it but I’m liking it more than crocheting right now. It’s more because it’s such a challenge for me since I don’t know much about it. I always like trying something new. I promise I will still be crocheting here and there.
Have a great Wednesday!