Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies everywhere!

Hello all!

I hope you are all doing well! Enjoy the longest day of the year (if you live in the northern hemisphere that is...)! Life if rather busy here and some days there isn't even enough time for crochet. Oh the horror! Fingers crossed it will get better soon! I am rather involved in crochet-y things though as I am translating the new Stylecraft CAL into German again. We have a give away at our Instagram account running atm (until Sunday), so hop over there for your chance to win a complete yarn pack to the CAL! :)

Anyway, onto real crochet... After working on only blankets for some time, I felt it was time to something else. Plus I was traveling and I couldn't take many skeins of yarn in my small carry on luggage. So, it was time to amigurumi again!

I have used the bunny pattern from Isabelle Kessedijan a couple of times last year and as I love the way the bunnies look, I went to make another one! This time I applied some changes to the pattern which I will list below!

Isn't it wonderful how different all three of these little bunnies look? The white one is made in Drops Cotton Merino and the two others were made with Stylecraft Batik DK. I liked the Batik DK before but after seeing how it worked up with the bunnies, I would go so far and say the yarn is just perfect for amigurumi! I like the yarn in blankets, but man, look at the color fading in the bodies of the bunny!

If you are reading this blog for some time already, you probably already know that I am NOT fond of sewing. Thus I try to eliminate sewing as much as possible... I came up with the Cross my Heart Teddy and the Heart Teddy for exactly this reason. The bunny pattern wants you to make the head and body separately and then sew them together. I figured that was silly and just continued to crochet the head after I finished the body. For that I literally worked the head pattern from the end instead of the beginning (= whenever it called for decrease, I increased and vice versa). I could have crocheted the arms on but for once I decided to sew them on (I did that when the head was halfway done). Next time I will probably just crochet them like I do with the teddy arms.

Take care