Peargirl Black-Eyed Susan Bunny
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. The Black-Eyed Susan Bunny is knit in one piece, and the arms and legs are attached afterward. The summer top has a picot edge and ties around the neck. She has purple bloomers and her Black-Eyed Susan hat is knit in one piece.
Size: Approximately 7-8” from tip of hat to toe.
Material: Dalegarn Baby Ull (165 meter/181 yds/50 g), or any fingering yarn, in colors of your choosing. Small amounts left over from other projects work well. I used White for the Bunny, and Brown, Yellow, Green and Purple 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)
♥ 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.
♥ 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.