Little Knitted Easter Chick and Bunny

Knitted Easter Chicken

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These lovely little Easter gifts can be quickly made by the pattern described here..  Each little Easter character holds a cream egg. I must admit, I didn’t create these little characters, my colleague Gill was snowed in and made these for me.  I am adding the cream eggs and giving them away to the children who attend our Motorhome Easter Rally at Darlington.

The pattern is below if you want to make your own little chicks and bunnies.

 Easter Chicken

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    • Yellow Double Knitting wool

  • Size 3.25 (10) Knitting needles
  • Stuffing or Cotton wool ball
  • Scraps of wool for features
  • Cream Eggs

  • Cast on 20 stitches and knit one row
  • Knit 16 rows increasing I stitch at beginning of each row till 36 stitches
  • Cast off 12 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows till 12 stitches
  • Knit 10 rows, slip stitches onto wool and pull tight.
  • Sew up and pad head with stuffing or cotton wool ball
  • Make a few stitches in different coloured wool for eyes and a beak
  • Tie ribbon trim around neck and insert Cream Egg into body

Knitted Easter Bunny

  • White or Cream Double Knitting wool
  • Size 3.25 (10) Knitting needles
  • Stuffing or Cotton wool ball
  • Scraps of wool for features
  • Cream Eggs

For the Body

  • Cast on 11stitiches
  • Knit one row increasing one stitch into every stitch 22 stitches
  • Knit 22 rows
  • Next row:  Knit 5, Knit 2 tog (6 times) Knit 5 ( 20 stitches
  • Knit 2 rows
  • Next row: Knit 6 Inc in next 4 stitches. Knit 6 (20 stitches)
  • Knit 8 rows
  • Next row: Knit 2 tog till end (11 stitches)
  • Knit a row back
  • Place remaining stitches through a darning needle and sew up seam

Bunny Ears

  • Cast on 4 stitches
  • Knit 8 rows
  • Knit 1. Knit 2 tog, knit 1 (3 stitches)
  • Knit 3 rows
  • Knit 1 row, knit 2 tog
  • Knit 1 row
  • Knit 2 tog
  • Sew ends into the ear and sew the ears onto the Bunny

To make up stuff cotton wool into the head and tie ribbon round neck sew contrast eyes and add a few tufts of wool for a tail and nose, then insert cream egg.

There are few weeks left to knit these little chick and bunnies which are perfect for the Easter egg hunt.

 

Designs spotted!

This weekend was my Granddaughter Daisy’s 4th Birthday party.  I cant believe its only four years since she was born and since then we have the three Grandsons  come along as well.

At her party, there were several families who had travelled up the country to celebrate Daisy’s birthday.  Amongst the items I spotted, were two of my bag designs.  As each one is unique, I cant spot the bags anywhere!  I saw one under the table jam packed full of three changes of clothes for two shildren and a baby sling.  The other was a little less packed as it was only catering for the one child.  But it was good to see them being well used and holding up to the wear and tear of family live.

So even over a year on, they still look good and are more then just a baby change bag, they ahve become part of family life.

SkullyBag

The Black Skull ToteAll Change bag has red satin trim and lining with large soft padded handles to go over the buggy and is soft and comfy enough for mummy to carry and enough pockets for everything!

DoggyWrapbagThe Brown WrapBag baby change bag has the funky blue/green lining.  The design has a messenger style cover and extra long wrap handles so that it can wrap around mummy and tie at the waist, be used as a backpack or go over a buggy.  the versitility of this bag is used for baby wearing mums.  This one was filled with a sling and three changes for two children!  It may have been stuffed to the limits but it was obviously well loved.