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04-07-2009, 03:30 PM #1
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Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch
Finished size of puppet : about 2 inches high
Materials: Small amount of worsted weight ( 4 ply ) yarn in colors white for bunny body, yellow for chick body, pink for bunny ears, small amount of orange , gold or tan for chick beak. 1 pair US size 6 needles.
You will also need a fine tip felt tip marker to mark " eyes" on puppet.
General body directions : With white for Bunny, or yellow for Chick, cast on 12 sts.
Work one row of "k 1, p 1" ribbing.
Change to stockinette stitch, ( knit one row, purl one row ) until length from beginning is about 1¾ inches high.
Last row : * k 2 tog * repeating between *'s across row.
Cut yarn, leaving a good sewing length. Thread yarn sewing needle, and pull through remaining sts, pull to close top, then sew down back seam.
Ears for Bunny : With pink, cast on 2 sts. Knit each for for 4 rows. K 2 tog, fasten off. Make another ear the same.
Sew wider end of ears to top , each side of head.
With felt tip marker, make 2 "dot" eyes.
With pink yarn, glue on, or tie on a length of yarn, then split the strands of yarn to fray to form whiskers.
Cotton tail for Bunny : With wihite wind yarn around your first 2 fingers about 12 times. Slip off, tie center of loops of yarn together, then cut loop ends. Trim even to form a ball, and sew on to back bottom body of bunny.
Chick beak : With orange, gold, or tan, cast on 1 st. Knit in front and back of st.
K 1 row, p 1 row. K 2 tog, fasten off.
Fold beak in half, then sew the center of this to front , top of head of Chick. Make 2 "dot" eyes with felt tip marker.
These make great Easter basket tuck ins, and also good to enclose in a childs birthday card!