Now that New Year’s is over it is time to start thinking about the next holiday, Valentine’s Day!
Originally I had considered making a Valentine’s teddy bear but I have decided to save the bear for another holiday (It’s coming up soon!). I went instead with a cute cuddly crochet Valentine’s bunny rabbit, Truffles, who is named after her favorite Valentine’s candies.
Something you may soon learn about me is that I am not so great at making decisions. It takes an entire panel of judges and about three elimination rounds before I finally decide to go back to whatever my first instinct was. It’s a necessary waste of time. As such, I had the most difficult time decided on the color for my bunny and as you can see I never really did. Surprisingly this is probably one of the few times that I did not go back to my original instinct for the final product but to be fair all the ideas came at me at once this time so it’s hard to say what even was the original instinct. It may have been pink, or white, or grey, or tan…. See, I’m not sure really sure what it was but if it was pink then I guess I did go with my first instinct. (I don’t think it was pink, I think it was white.) Finally I had made the executive decision (with the helpful opinion of my wonderful boyfriend) to go with a light grey color for my bunny. No sooner had I made that decision than did I peer across the room to a bag of yarn I had just brought in from the car. There staring at me was the lovely light purple color that I made my first bunny from. While I find that shade of lavender to be absolutely darling it didn’t really scream Valentine’s to me. I hadn’t wanted to use the pink color that I did because I had wished for a paler pink which is sadly not available by my favorite yarn brand. I am actually 99% certain that the color I used here and have been using for the past few months was not available even a year ago so I am grateful to have even just this shade now. In the end I went with the pink, even though it is not quite the shade I wanted, because I really wanted to be sure that my bunny said Valentine’s Day and I thought the other obvious Valentine’s choice, red, would have been much too assaulting.
What color(s) would you make your crochet bunny? Please tell me on Facebook or better yet, make one and show me on Instagram.
This is an intermediate pattern. You will need to know how to crochet into the 3rd loop to follow my pattern exactly however if you do not know or prefer this stitch you can work a regular stitch or a back loop only stitch instead. The 3rd loop stitch is used for one row at the base of the sweater to give the appearance that Truffle’s is wearing a sweater over her ruffle bottomed top.
- 3.75mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn in light pink, dark pink, and white
- 12mm safety eyes (2)
- Safety nose (This is optional. I did not use a safety nose for my photos)
- Tapestry and Sewing Needle
- Polyfil or favorite stuffing
- Stitch Marker
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