Bunny Bottle Holder



Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/03/cant-drink-bunny-will-eat-me.html

Bunny Bottle Holder

Materials: J. & P. Coats “Knit-Cro-Sheen,” Art. A 64, one ball each White (W) and No. 65 Beauty Pink (P); Milwards steel crochet hook No. 4; Embroidery floss, few yards each of rose, blue, red and black; One yd. ¾’’ embroidered ruffling; One yd., ¼’’ pink satin ribbon. Cotton batting for stuffing.
Gauge: 5 sc = 1’’; 5 rows = 1’’.
Use double thread throughout.

Head: Starting at front with W, ch 2. Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc). Rnd 3: * 2 sc in next sc (an inc), sc in next sc, repeat from * around (15 sc). Rnd 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of 2 sc, repeat from * around (20 sc). Rnds 5 thru 10: Sc in each sc around, inc 5 sc evenly on each rnd (50 sc). Work even until piece is 2 ¾’’ from center. Dec 5 sc evenly on each rnd until 15 sc remain. (to dec: draw up lp in each of 2 sc, yo and thru all lps on hook). Stuff head firmly with cotton. Sew opening.

Body: Make 2: Starting at top with P, ch 11. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (10 sc), ch 1, turn. Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Repeat row 2 until piece is 2 ¼’’. Inc. 1 sc at beg of next 6 rows (16 sc); at end of last row ch 5, turn. Next row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, in each ch and sc across, ch 5, turn. Repeat last row 3 times more (32 sc), at end of last row ch 1, turn. Next row: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until piece is 4 ¼’’ from start.

Leg: Sc in each of first 8 sc, ch 1, turn. Work in sc over these 8 sts until leg is 2’’. End off. Join thread to 8th sc from end of last complete row of body and work leg same. Sew the 2 pieces of body tog, leaving opening at top. Stuff lightly with cotton, sew opening. Sew head to body.

Foot: Make 2: Starting at bottom with W, work as for head for 4 rnds (20 sc). Work even until piece is 1 ½’’from center. End off. Stuff firmly. Sew to leg.

Arm: Make 2: Starting at top with P, ch 13. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Repeat row 2 until piece is 2’’. End off. Fold lengthwise and sew across long side. Stuff firmly. Sew to body.

Hand: Make 2: With W, work as for head for 2 rnds (10 sc). Work even for 1’’ from center. Stuff firmly and sew to arm.

Ear: Make 2: Starting at center with W, ch 12. Rnd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of 9 ch, 3 sc in end ch; working along opposite side of starting ch, sc in each of 11 ch. Rnds 2, 3, 4: Sc in each sc around, inc 3 sc evenly over each rounded end. Rnd 5: Sc at base of each sc around. Join and end off. Sew ears to head. Embroider face with floss; rose nose and mouth, blue eyes, red tongue, black whiskers as pictured. Sew a piece of ruffling around neck, arms and legs.


Bottle holder: Starting at bottom with P, ch 2. Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnds 2 through 6: Inc 7 sc evenly on each rnd (42 sc). Work even until piece is 3’’ from center.

Beading: Ch 4, * sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join to 3rd ch of ch-4. Next rnd: Sc in joining st, sc in each dc and ch sp around. Sc in each sc around until piece is 4 ½’’ from center.

Edging: * Sc in next sc; in next sc, sc, ch 2, repeat from * around. Join and end off. Sew a piece of ruffling around top edge. Cut a 12’’ length of ribbon, draw thru beading to tie. Sew bottle holder to feet and front body. Sew a small ribbon bow to one ear.


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