Peargirl Two Rabbit’s Pantheon of Bunnies
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. While I really don’t want rabbits to find their way into my garden, 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. There are 6 different bunnies, each made unique by their garden hats and clothing. The bunny is knit in one piece, the arms, legs and hat are attached afterward. Mix and match hats and outfits for your own unique garden variety.
Approximately 7-8” from tip of hat to toe.
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 each Bunny, and 3 other colors for hats and clothing. See individual Bunnies for colors used and any additional materials needed.
♥ 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.
♥ Tapestry needle ~ for weaving in ends and stitching eyes.
♥ Small amount of clean, carded wool for stuffing head and abdomen.
Gauge is not crucial, but the stitches should be tight enough so stuffing doesn’t show thru.