Red Heart Super Saver Bunny Pillow PalBack to category
Red Heart Super Saver Bunny Pillow Pal
Kids will love having this stuffed friend - and it can also be used as a pillow! If he or she is not a big fan of Pink, knit it in their favorite color. Its great for napping, to take on vacation or for visits to relatives.
- Time:2 hours
1Use a gauge of 12 sts and 16 rows (4 inch) in St st using a double strand of yarn to knit a pillow that measures approximately 21 inch high x 19 inch wide. Remember to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using smaller size needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try larger size needles. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviations: inc (increase) = knit in front and back of next st dec (decrease) = K2tog ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle, insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts from the front and knit together Note: Pillow insert used is a soft standard size pillow. Due to differences in pillow stuffing and size, check cover for fit before finishing off.
2Pillow Pal: Head: Using Petal Pink held double and double pointed needles, cast on 6 sts; join to work in a circle being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: [Inc] 6 times 12 sts. Round 2: [K1, inc] 6 times 18 sts. Round 3: [K2, inc] 6 times 24 sts. Round 4: [K3, inc] 6 times 30 sts. Round 5: [K4, inc] 6 times 36 sts. Round 6: [K5, inc] 6 times 42 sts. Round 7: [K6, inc] 6 times 48 sts. Round 8: [K7, inc] 6 times 54 sts. Round 9: [K8, inc] 6 times 60 sts. Rounds 10 -18: Knit. Round 19: [K8, dec] 6 times 54 sts. Round 20: [K7, dec] 6 times 48 sts. Round 21: [K6, dec] 6 times 42 sts. Rounds 22-37: Knit. Round 38: [K5, dec] 6 times 36 sts. Round 39: [K4, dec] 6 times 30 sts. Round 40: [K3, dec] 6 times 24 sts. Round 41: [K2, dec] 6 times 18 sts. Stuff head firmly. Round 42: [K1, dec] 6 times 12 sts. Finish stuffing. Bind off. Weave yarn tail through sts to close hole.
3Ears (make 2): Using Petal Pink held double and knitting needles, cast on 3 sts. Rows 1, 3, 5: Purl. Row 2: [Inc] 3 times 6 sts. Row 4: [Inc] twice, K2, [inc] twice 10 sts. Row 6: Inc, K8, inc 12 sts. Rows 7-13: Work even in St st, end Purl row. Row 14: Ssk, K8, dec 10 sts. Rows 15-21: Work even in St st, end Purl row. Row 22: Ssk, K6, dec 8 sts. Row 23: Purl. Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.
4Inner Ear (make 2): Using Pretty N Pink held double and knitting needles, cast on 2 sts. Rows 1, 3, 5: Purl. Row 2: [Inc] twice 4 sts. Row 4: [Inc] 4 times 8 sts. Row 6: Inc, K6, inc 10 sts. Rows 7-13: Work even in St st, end Purl row. Row 14: Ssk, K6, dec 8 sts. Rows 15-21: Work even in St st, end Purl row. Row 22: Ssk, K4, dec 6 sts. Row 23: Purl. Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing.
5Pillow Cover: Using Petal Pink held double and circular knitting needle, cast on 92 sts. Join to work in the round taking care that sts are not twisted. Knit 82 rounds. Bind off.
6Closing Strap: Using Petal Pink held double and knitting needles, cast on 18 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off, leaving long tail for attaching to pillow cover.
7Finishing: With wrong sides together, pin inner ear to outer ear. Sew together. Sew ears to top of head as pictured, pinching together at the base to form fold in ear. This will help them stand upright. Sew the buttons onto the face as pictured. Using Pretty N Pink, embroider nose with Satin stitch. Sew end seam of pillow cover closed. Insert pillow and close opposite seam. Working along the short sides of the rectangular pillow, locate the midpoint. Pin the closing strap at this midpoint and attach securely by sewing using yarn tail. On the opposite side sew a 2 inch wide piece of loop side of the Velcro to the pillow cover using matching sewing thread and a sharp needle. Sew hook part of the Velcro along the end of the strap. Working along the longer side of the rectangular pillow, locate the midpoint of the pillow and attach the head securely using yarn and yarn needle.