So ladies with Easter just around the corner, I had a mind to make a pretty spring bunny garland to hang in the kitchen on the mantle shelf. Way back I made some of these tiny little bunnies as card toppers and brooches but decided that I needed something bigger for a garland. I had a play and this is what I came up with. Nothing too taxing and they can be made in a matter of minutes..honest they work up really quickly. So would you like to have a go yourself...if so, then here we go....
I would just like to say before we get started that I have never written up a tutorial before and it is quite strange to write down something that you do almost without thinking. I used a 4.5 crochet hook and DK wool, mostly Stylecraft. They use very little wool so are ideal for all your little scrap balls.
I start by making a slip ring/ magic ring, there are examples of how to do this in most crochet books and I expect there is a Youtube video out there as well. Into the circle chain 3, this counts as your first treble.
Make another 11 trebles and then close with a slip stitch in the third chain of the first treble. You now have 12 trebles altogether.
Then pull the circle tight to close the hole in the centre.
Make 3 chains, this counts as your first treble, and then make another treble into the stitch directly below.
You now have 2 trebles in one stitch
Make 3 chains, this counts as your first treble, then make another treble into the stitch directly below
Make 2 trebles in each of the next 2 stitches. You now have 3 clumps of 2 trebles.
Now turn the work to the back and make a chain of 12 stitches.
Insert the hook into the middle of the next treble...wind wool around the hook and pull through with a slip stitch.
Make a further chain of 12 stitches and repeat again between the next set of trebles, pull through with a slip stitch.
Turn work back to the front. You now have the body of one cute little bunny.
As for the bobtail, (isn't that a brilliant word)!! Using a 3.5 crochet hook this time with an alternative colour wool, make another slip ring/ magic ring.
Do 12 single crochets into the circle.
Join together with a slip stitch into the first stitch.
I then used the 4.5 crochet hook to make a chain to the required length and then threaded the bunnies on through their ears. Space evenly and stand back and admire.
I hope all of this makes sense, if not drop me a line and I will try and help.
I am offering a garland as a GIVEAWAY if any one would like one. All you have to do is leave me a comment. Simples..... I will choose a winner on Thurs 29 in time for posting on Friday morning. Good luck.