Sunday, July 24, 2011

Introducing: Neville!

 This is Neville. He is a red agouti Angora rabbit. He's five months old and absolutely adorable. :)


Eventually, his fur will start to shed; then I'll gently remove it and spin it into yarn!

He likes to eat timothy hay. 

(posted by Chloe)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bunchy Bunny PATTERN!!!!

Yayyy! ♥

Supplies: Worsted weight wool, tapestry needle, 4.25 (G) mm hook, small amounts of white, brown and pink wool roving, needle felting tool. 

Round 1: 6 single crochet in magic loop.
R 2: 2sc in each sc around - 12 sts.
R 3: *sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st* rep around. 18 sts.
R 4: *sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st* rep. around - 24 sts.
R 5: *sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st* rep. around - 30 sts.
R 6: *sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in next st* rep. around - 36 sts.
R 7: *sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st* rep. around - 42 sts.
R 8: *sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in next st* rep. around - 48 sts.
R 9-12: sc around.
R 13: sctog, sc in next 21 sts, sctog, sc around. 46 sts.
R 14: sc around.
R 15: sctog, sc in next 20 sts, sctog, sc in next 19 sts, sctog. 43 sts. 
R 16: sctog, sc around. 42 sts.
R 17: *sc in next 5 sts, sctog* rep around. 36 sts.
R 18-19: sc around
R 20: *sc in next 4 sts, sctog* rep around.  30 sts.
R 21: *sc in next 3 sts, sctog* rep. around. 24 sts.
R 22: - 25 sc around. 
R 26: *sctog, sc in next 2 sts* rep around. 18 sts.
R 27: sc around
R 28: *sc in next st, sctog* rep around. 12 sts.
R 29: sctog once, fasten off. 11 sts.
Leave an 8 inch tail.
Ears- make 2:

Round 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across.
R 2-6: sc across.
R 7: sc in 1st st, sctog, sc in next 2 sts. 4 sc.
R 8-10: sc across.
R 11: sc in 1st st, sctog, sc in next sts. 3 sc.
R 12: sctog, sc in next st. 2 sc.
R 13: sctog. 1 sc.
Fasten off. 
Felt all pieces, preferably by hand. Stuff the rabbit and sew the small opening shut. (If you hand felt, you’ll probably still have an opening. You may run into trouble if you use the washing machine; but who knows. Experiment!)
Fold the ears at the bases and secure with a stitch. Sew on the ears where the neck begins to form. 
Needle-felt details using the white, pink, and brown roving. To make a cute little cottontail (wooly-tail?) make a small ball with the white. Gently attach it to the bunny’s bottom. I really only felted it around the edges, keeping the center puffy and fuzzy. 

(posted by Chloe)

P.S. This pattern is also available on as a free PDF download. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sally Gator...

I think she needs a bow. 

(posted by Chloe)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bunchy Bunny

Don't you just hate it when bloggers take an unexpected break for 2 weeks? Yeah, me too.
Anyway, this is what I've been working on....

Isn't he cute? 
I've had a few requests for the pattern, so I'll try to get it written up in the next week or so.

See his little wooly tail?

(Cue : awwww....)

Bunny was made out of some of my tea-dyed handspun. The tea-dying didn't work out so well, seeing that it mostly all rinsed out and stained the shower floor...

He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be… 
-The Velveteen Rabbit

(posted by Chloe)

P. S. He needs a name. Any ideas?