Peargirl Eggplant Blossom Bunny Knitted pattern
There is a lot of folklore surrounding rabbits, but the following is one of my favorites.
In Aztec mythology, a pantheon of four hundred rabbit gods known as Centzon Totochtin,
led by Ometotchtli or Two Rabbit, represented fertility, parties, and drunkenness. It’s fun
to imagine them having a wild party in the garden by the light of the moon while the world
sleeps, oblivious to the fun they’re having.
Eggplant Blossom Bunny is knit in one piece, and the arms and legs are attached
afterward. The dress has a picot edge and crocheted cap sleeves. She has little green
underpants and her Eggplant Blossom hat is knit in one piece.
Approximately 7-8” from tip of hat to toe.
Any fingering yarn, in colors of your
choosing. Small amounts left over from other projects work well. I used White for the
Bunny, and Purple, Green and Pink for the hat and clothing.
A small amount of Black embroidery thread or fine yarn is needed for eyes and nose.
Needles ~ 2.75mm (#2 US) Double Point Needles (DPN)
Crochet Hook ~ 2.2mm (#2 US) Steel Crochet Hook
Locking Stitch Markers and Stitch Holders ~ for holding live stitches.
Small Coil-less Safety Pin ~ to mark beginning of round. I use a small coil-less safety pin
and pin it below the needles, rather than on the needles, moving it as the need arises.
One tiny snap for back of neck (optional).
Tapestry needle ~ for weaving in ends and stitching eyes.
Small amount of clean, carded wool for stuffing head and abdomen.
Gauge : Gauge is not crucial, but the stitches should be tight enough so stuffing doesn’t show thru.