Last night I settled down to see if I could make some more progress on my girl bunny. As you can see, she now has two little legs!
I knitted the legs and shoes with Natura Just Cotton 4ply which, while has a lovely slinky feel, is quite hard to work with as it splits as it is made of 8 strands of combed cotton. I would think it is better suited for crochet.
I also found it quite unforgiving when it came to sewing up and my seaming is not as neat as I would like.
The legs are probably the most tricky and fiddly part of this bunny and I might be tempted to swop the feet with those of the boy bunny pattern if I were to make this bunny again.
There is also a cute shoe supplement which has a pair of bunny slipper or trainers which you could use instead.
I’m trying to get a few of my long-standing WIPs finished off. I started this little bunny some time last year. The knitting was very quick but there are lots of small pieces to join together, which I’ve been putting off.
Last night I started sewing her together. So far I’ve completed the head and face which took me most of an evening!
I had to have a few goes at the embroidery before I was happy with her face. It’s not perfect but not bad for a novice toy maker. Looking at the photo, I may re-do one of her eyes!
She’s knitted in Drops Karisma, which is 100 percent superwash wool. It’s listed on Ravelry as a DK yarn but it is actually a sport weight yarn. It is slightly fuzzy which gives the bunny a nice finish.
The pattern is Bunny girl in a dotty dress by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits, which you can buy on Ravelry. I’ve been a fan of her cute animals for a while now and would recommend you check out her Ravelry Store out if you like making toy animals. They are unbelievably cute.
One thing I will point out though is that the rabbit is knitted on small needles and is knitted all in the flat, so there is a lot of seaming to do. If you don’t like sewing things together you might want to try a different pattern. The pattern however is incredibly detailed and helpful and I think that there is a Ravelry group if you do get stuck.
I’m pretty pleased with my efforts so far. Isn’t she the cutest thing!
Hopefully I’ll have her finished by the end of the week to share with you.
I’ve included a link to my Ravelry project page here.
I’ve love to hear from you if you’ve made any of the Little Cotton Rabbits or perhaps if you can recommend any other cute toy patterns I should check out.