no, it’s not the Easter bunny

IMG_1625Another custom made birthday order – this time for my niece, the “best” follower of this blog… No offence to all other but can any of you say that they have clicked on my site over 200 times, within an hour ? 🙂

So after a bit of research on here she wanted me to knit a soft toy for her 6th birthday – either a bunny or a guinea pig.

And after some browsing through ravelry patterns (not sure how much time and how many clicks there) she chose Henry’s rabbit by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner in white with some flowers on the side as seen in one of the featured examples.

After such a careful decision making the pressure was clearly on …

The original pattern only has two legs in front but I decided last minute to add two more.

original Henry pattern

original Henry pattern

 

I think that makes more sense for a child who will be playing with it rather than just enjoying the look of it.

four legged Henry

four legged Henry

And after another careful decision making, this time by me, I decided to refresh my crochet skills and to actually crochet the flowers rather than embroider them.

I found this tutorial (in German) and as I did not remember the crochet vocabulary at all, I had to follow the video tutorial which made things really easy.

So, now the finished bunny has a few flowers on its side and will hopefully meet the expectations.

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I think I will be using some of these flowers to decorate our window when I come back from my holiday in Austria (with loooots of yarn in my suitcase).

 

2 responses to “no, it’s not the Easter bunny

  1. Oh that’s beautiful, and the flowers are a perfect finishing touch.
    (And 200 hits in an hour? She’s keen, your niece. Hope she loves her rabbit.)

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    • Yes, I guess I have to wait another year now to have such a successful blogging day 🙂
      I will only find out in two weeks if she liked it (my sister promised me they wouldn’t look at the blog until then)

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