I saw Amanda’s baby blanket last week and it looks great! She has all the strips seamed up and the little ties done in the corners…now she is ready to seam the rabbit head on and get moving on his finishing touches. Here what is left:
Seam the rabbit head to the top center of the blanket, centered above the tops of strips 2 and 3. I seamed the front edge of the rabbit with mattress stitch to the front of the blanket and the back edge to the back, so that the hole of the rabbit head is completely sealed up. I didn’t stuff my rabbit head, because the weight would make it floppier, but it is probably a personal preference thing.
Now make a tail!
Here is a good tutorial on making pom poms. Using Color A (or any darn color you want!) make on pom pom and sew to the bottom of the square, where strips 2 and 3 are seamed.
Next we make a pocket so that our little guy can keep his carrot rattle close by:
Cast on 20 sts.
Knit one row.
Purl one row.
Next knit row: Kfb, knit to last stitch, Kfb.
Purl one row.
Repeat the increase row followed by the purl row until you have a total of 3o sts.
Continue to work in stockinette stitch until the pocket is 3.5 inches tall from the cast on row.
Work 5 rows in garter stitch and bind off loosely. Seam the pocket in the lower left of the bunny, wherever you would like.
Place carrot in pocket and our little guy is ready to go!
The pattern has been updated to include all of the directions in a print friendly version.