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Knitted Tiny Baby Bunnies

20140518-133525.jpgEaster is a few weeks behind – I know. But it’s never too late for bunnies. I found the pattern for these cuties on the blog of Mochimochi Land. The designer behind is Anna Hrachovec. I love her work very much and she already wrote several books wich all are the cutest thing! It’s so much inspiration in there and I constantly knit presents for my friends and family from her publications. Especially when it comes to the really tiny toys everybody goes “Awwwwwww!” every time. It’s so much fun!

So here’s what I made of her bunny pattern. This year I was a bit too late for Easter but for next year I decided to make lots of these bunnies in lots of colours for decoration and as presents. It’s a really quick make and don’t be afraid that it could be too tricky to knit something that tiny. You get used to it in no time and within an afternoon you’ll have a pretty bunch of them. Have fun and happy moments!

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Knitted Bracelets

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Hi everybody! It’s Sunday and sunny outside. So for Groundhog Day it could mean, that Phil will see it’s shadow. Awwwww! I’m counting the days until sping will appear and in that mood I made some knitted bracelets in bright spring colours.

It’s a quick project and you can do some upcycling too. I found some old bracelets in my jewel box, that don’t fit my taste anymore. So I gave them a new look with a knitted yarn cover.

You’ll need:
old bracelets
some leftover yarn in bright colours
3-4 mm knitting needles
wool needle

It’s not necessary to work an exact gauge, because it depends on the size of your bracelet and the yarn you use.

The pattern I used is the big seed stitch. It is worked to a lenght to fit the bracelet. For the cast-on just make sure, that it fits around the inside of the braclet, slightly streched. For the big bracelet I used 16 stitches and for the small one I used 10. Just try what fits with your yarn and make sure that you have an even number of stitches.

row 1: knit 1, purl 1, continue to end
row 2: knit 1, purl 1, continue to end
row 3: purl 1, knit 1, continue to end
row 4: purl 1, knit 1, continue to end

Repeat row 1-4 until the strip fits around the outside but make sure that it’s slighly streched here too. Now cast off as the stitches appear.

Fo finish, sew the cast-on and cast-off edges together using matress stitch. Then place it around the bracelet. Sew the row ends together with matress stitch too. The seam line should be placed on he inside of the bracelet. It’s finished! Have fun!


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Cozy Loop Scarf

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Hi everybody! This week I’d like to show how to knit a cosy loop scarf that is finished in no time. I did several of these in my fav colours. This one in light winter-sky blue is my most loved at the moment. It brightens up the dark and foggy mornings commuting to work. So let’s do it!

You’ll need:
300g bulky yarn in light blue (about 50m / 50g)
7 mm knitting needles
wool needle

The gauge is not relevant here, because it depends on the yarn you use. The final size of the loop should be 25 x 140cm. So the following instruction is a suggestion by me – maybe you want to adjust the size. I made the loop’s size to fit for wrapping it two times around my neck and for a comfy look.

Cast on 30 stitches.
row 1: knit 1, purl 1, continue to end of the row
row 2: knit 1, purl 1, continue to end of the row
row 3: purl 1, knit 1, continue to end of the row
row 4: purl 1, knit 1, continue to end of the row

Repeat row 1-4 until you have a lenght of 140 cm (or the lenght you like).
last row: knit 1, purl 1, continue to end of the row
Cast off as the stitches appear.
Now sew the short ends of the scarf together, using matress stitch.

It’s finished! Wrap it around your neck and feel comfy & colourful as long as the winter lasts. Have fun!