Archive | July, 2010

Bunny Key-chain ^_^

16 Jul

It’s been a while, huh?

I just wanted to post a key chain I’ve made for a few people.

It’s quite cute 😀

He’s one of those things you want to make in a multitude of colors, and put a different little face on each of them.

Enjoy!

He’s about 4 inches tall when worked with worsted weight and a size g or h hook.

Head and Body: rounds:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc*x6 (18)

4: *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (24)

5-7: work even

8: *sc, sc, sc2tog*x6 (18)

9: *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

10: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

11: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x4 (12)

12: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* x6 (18)

13-17 work even

stuff head and body

18. *sc, sc2tog* x6 (12)

19. sc2tog x6 (6)

sew hole closed.

Arms: rounds: make two:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

4-5: work even.

Legs: rounds: make two:

1: mc. 6 sc in mc (6)

2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

3: *sc, sc2tog* x4 (8)

4-6: work even

Ears: rounds: make two:

1: mc, 4 sc in mc (4)

2: 2 sc in each sc (8)

3-10: work even (8)

Finishing:

Sew hole in bottom of body closed. Stuff arms and legs, sew where arms and legs usually reside. Before sewing ears on, make a seam like in the picture below to ensure ears will stay flat.  Depending on your sewing skills, the seam might turn out to look something like my ms paint skills, but with a bit of care and small stitches, the seam won’t be very visible anyway, so it won’t matter much. Sew ears onto top of head, and then use a contrasting color of yarn or  cross-stitching floss to sew on a face of your liking.Making the tail is quite easy. Cut one string perhaps 2 inches long, and set aside. Take yarn, and wrap it around your finger continuously until you have what seems to you a sufficient amount of thread, and cut the end off. Take your finger carefully out of the middle, and replace it with the 2 inch piece of string. Tie the string very tightly around one side of the bundle. Cut the bundle in half exactly across from the tie. Fluff out the yarn to for a ball of sorts, and trim so that it is the right size and fairly round. When sewing on, use the center knot as its base.

Last but not least, use that contrasting yarn or floss to sew a key ring onto the bunny’s head, to instantly transform a small doll into a key chain.

Unimportant Dialogue:

The bunny pictured above was made for my mother’s friend, who came from Florida for a visit. I have made some cuter ones in the past, but I gave two of them away, used one so much it is now unfit for photographing (I made it out of white, so now it’s very dirty looking) and another one, with the cutest face in my opinion, hasn’t had his legs and arms attached yet. I have one pink one, too, that is going to a friend of mine as soon as I make a tail for it….

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to wash my bedspread and mend a pillow, then read a book about chemistry and practice my viola. I’m busy….

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