Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bunny Paw Applique/Lucky Rabbit Foot

Cute little bunny applique perfect for putting on Easter items, it was inspired by this machine embroidery design I found on etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/92337239/digidolls-easter-bunny-foot-print



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Lucky Rabbit Foot


If you would like to see any other Easter themed free appliques leave a comment and I will see what I can do.

Size - 4 inches by 3 inches.
Size can easily be adjusted by using a smaller yarn and hook.


Materials:
5.50 mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn for the base, DK for the toe pads.
Scissors
Yarn needle

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS. IF YOU NEED HELP CONVERTING STITCHES TO UK TERMS PLEASE SEE THIS CHART THAT ALSO PROVIDES LINKS TO VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE BASIC STITCHES.  IF YOU NEED MORE ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE SEARCH YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE THE STITCH

Pattern:

Base

Ch 10,

Round 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 9 dc in last ch.

Now working on other side of the ch,

dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 4 ch.\

DO NOT JOIN. Mark first stitch with a stitch marker.

Round 2: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 8 st, 5 dc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 5 dc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 5 dc in next st, hdc in next 8 st, 2 hdc in last st. Join to first hdc with a sl st. Finish off leaving a tail for sewing to item.

Toe Pads (make 3)

Starting with a magic circle,

Round 1: Ch 2, 7 hdc into circle. Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st. Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Large Pad 

Starting with a magic circle,

Round 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 2 hdc, 4 dc into circle. Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st. Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Weave in all ends not needed for sewing, sew pads to base following picture. Stretch the large pad when sewing to give it more of an oval shape.

Now attach applique to your chosen item. Personally I think a pair of these would look cute on a hat or even an Easter basket.

I turned mine into a Lucky Rabbit Foot by making 2 base pieces. I then sewed them together (RS together, WS facing out) Leave enough of a gap to turn it the right side out. I then stuffed it and finished sewing them together and attached a key chain. I can't wait to see what you make with yours. 

4 comments :

  1. This is so creative: lucky rabbit foot where no animals were harmed- I love it, and thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

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  2. This pattern is adorable and I'm looking forward to trying it out! But don't rabbits have four main toes instead of three? I'm a (k)nitpicker though :)

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    1. Hi there, sorry I have no idea. I just went from the applique picture I found.

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  3. I used fun fur for mine. It turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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