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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baby Bunny Blanket Buddy

These blanket buddies are super soft and easy for little hands to grab and have such a cute face. They're one of those things that sometimes comes with a newborn layette set. They are tiny enough that they are safe to put in baby's crib, without being a suffocation hazard.Babies love to cuddle them to get to sleep. These would make awesome Christmas present for new baby or baby shower gifts, and are really really quick to make. Two hours maybe at the most.!


SIZE
One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 5-7 inches
Length: 11-12 inches

MATERIALS

1 Skein baby soft boucle type yarn
Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Additional Materials
1. Small amount black worsted weight yarn
2. Small amount fiberfill stuffing


 This cuddly toy is worked in one piece. Gauge is not important for this project.
BLANKET BUDDY
With larger needles, cast on 1 st.
Rows 1-6 Knit into front and back of first st, knit to end of row – 7 sts at end of row 6.
Rows 7-39 K 3, yo, knit to end of row – 40 sts at end of row 39.
Rows 40-41 Cast on 12 sts for Paws, knit to end of row – 64 sts.
Rows 42-47 Knit.
Rows 48-49 Bind off 12 sts, knit to end of row – 40 sts.
Rows 50-61 K 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row – 28 sts.
Shape Head
Change to smaller needles.
Row 62 K2tog across row – 14 sts.
Row 63 Knit into front and back of each st across row – 28 sts.
Row 64 *P 1, sl 1, rep from * across row.
Rep Row 64 until Head measures 3½in [9 cm].  The Head should be
worked tightly enough to hold the stuffing.


Shape Ears
Row 1 P3tog, return st to left needle, cast on 17 sts, p3tog, p 15 – 16 sts on right needle, 25 sts on left needle.
Row 2 Turn and p 14, p2tog – 40 sts.
Row 3 Turn and p 16.
Row 4 Turn and p 12.
Row 5 Turn and p 14.
Row 6 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 39 sts.
Row 7 Turn and p 18.
Row 8 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 38 sts.
Row 9 Turn and bind off 18 sts, p 1, *sl 1, p 1; rep from * across row – 20 sts.
Turn and rep Rows 1-9 for 2nd Ear. At end of 2nd Ear, 12 sts remain.


FINISHING
Cut a long length of yarn. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread yarn
through every other st on needle, then back through remaining sts. Remove knitting
needle and stuff Head. Pull yarn tightly to close top of Head and secure.
 Embroider face using black yarn and straight sts.
Weave in ends. Tie a knot in each Paw.

You can easily change the type of animal by changing the shape of the ears.


Happy Knitting!

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