Brenda Bunny

I’m so excited to be able to finally share my newest pattern with all of you!  I want to start by thanking you all for your patience in waiting for me to get it ready.  I always have the best intentions to get things done in a timely matter, but with two toddlers and unexpected health & technical issues that pop up that isn’t always possible.  I was originally going to release this pattern on March 25th, because it’s my mom’s birthday and this bunny is named after her, but since I couldn’t get it done by then I figured Mother’s Day would be the next best thing.

So without further ado, I would like to introduce Brenda Bunny!

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Brenda Bunny is an intermediate pattern.  The required skills include knitting in the round on double pointed needles, various increases and decreases, mattress stitch and joining knitted pieces together, duplicate stitch, backward loop CO, Figure 8 CO, and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy BO.  I’ve added tutorial links to the skills that I thought some people may be unfamiliar with.  The pattern is 10 pages long and contains lots of pictures to help out along the way.

Required Materials:

  • 147 yards of worsted weight yarn in body color (sample was knit using Patons Classic Wool)

  • 68 yards of worsted weight yarn in Cream

  • 72 yards of worsted weight yarn in Pink

  • Scraps of dark brown and pink yarn for facial features

  • Set of 5 4mm (US 6) 7″ double pointed needles

  • Stuffing

  • Black & white thread

  • Black & white felt

  • 20 gauge stem wire

  • Scissors

  • Sewing needle

  • Tape measure

  • Yarn needle

  • Stitch marker

  • Stitch holder

  • medium pom pom maker

  • Crochet hook

One material that I used that is different from the norm is stem wire.  It allowed me to make oversized ears that will stand up which is something you don’t see often, and it makes the ears posable which is a lot of fun to play around with.

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This pattern is now available for $4 from Etsy and Ravelry.

Brenda Bunny is part of a collection of toys that I refer to as the Curious Critter Collection.  It is a collection of similarly shaped toys that I started awhile back.  Another member of this collection is Peggy Piggy.  You may be thinking that her and Brenda Bunny don’t look very similar and that is because I decided while designing this pattern that I wanted the toys in the collection to be bigger and dressed.  That being said, Peggy Piggy is going to be getting an upgrade very soon.  I already have lots of ideas for the pattern.  I will leave you with this short poem to give you some clues as to what I have in mind:

Peggy Piggy love to dance.

See her twirl and leap and sway.

Catch her show if you get the chance.

She stars in the piggy ballet.

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