Mr. Cottontail

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Mr. Cottontail by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Model: ‘Teddy’
Photos: Melissa Mall

Everybunny loves a good rabbit, and this is a very good little rabbit.

The perfect size for little hands to cuddle or to be tucked into an Easter basket, Mr. Cottontail is quick to make and a pleasure to play with. You’ll want to make a whole warren!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: 7″, nose to tail

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver [100% Acrylic; 364yd/333m per 7oz/198g skein]; color: Cafe Latte [MC]; 75yds, White [CC]; 5yds
  • G/4.00mm hook
  • Stitch Marker to keep track of rounds (optional)
  • Stuffing or Fiberfill
  • Yarn Needle
  • Small amount black felt
  • Black sewing thread (to match felt)
  • Pink embroidery floss
  • Sewing needle

Gauge: 14 sts/16rows = 4″ in sc.

Mr. Cottontail by Melissa Mall

Directions:

Body

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: [Sc inc] around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, sc inc in next st] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (18 sc)

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc inc in next st] around. (24 sc)

Rnds 6-10: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 11: [Sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc inc in next st] around. (30 sc)

Rnds 12-15: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 16: [Sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc inc in next st] around. (36 sc)

Rnds 17-24: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 25: [Sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc dec] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 26: [Sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 27: [Sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc dec] around. (18 sc)

Stuff body.

Rnd 28: [Sc in next st, sc dec] around. (12 sc)

Rnd 29: [Sc dec] around. (6 sc) Finish off, leaving a tail of yarn several inches long. Weave through the sts of Rnd 29, pull tight to close.

Front Feet (make 2)

Rnd 1: With MC ch 2; make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: [Sc inc in next st] around. (12 sc)

Rnds 3-8: Sc around.

Sl st in next st, finish off.

Ears ( make 2)

Row 1: With MC, ch 4, sk 1 st. Sc in each ch across. (3 sc) Turn.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1; sc across (3 sc) Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in next st, sc inc in next st, sc in last st. (4 sc) Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1; sc in each st across, turn. (4 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1. Sc in first st, [sc inc in next st] 2 times, sc in last st. (6 sc) Turn.

Rows 8-9: Ch 1; sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 1; [sc dec] 3 times. (3 sc)

Sl st evenly down side of ear to bottom corner; turn. Ch 1, sc evenly up around side, over top, and down other side of ear. Finish off.

Back Feet (make 2)

Rnd 1: With MC ch 2; make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: [Sc inc in next st] around. (12 sc)

Rnds 3-4: Sc in each st around.

Sl st in next st, finish off.

Tail:

Rnd 1: With CC, ch 2. make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: [sc, tr] in each st around. join rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 3: ch 1 *tr, sc. Rep from * around. (12 sts) join.

Rnd 4: ch 1, *sc, tr. rep from * around. join, finish off.

Finishing

  1. Pinch small ends of ears together; sew to head.
  2. Stuff front legs, flatten open end. Sew to underside of body.
  3. Stuff back legs, sew to underside of body.
  4. Stuff tail, sew to back of rabbit.
  5. Cut two small circles of black felt for eyes; sew to face. Embroider nose.
  6. Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

About the Designer Melissa Mall Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons and a new baby girl! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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