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Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Helen

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Exclusive Free Pattern by Sarah Knight

We first met Sarah from www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk just after we set up LoveKnitting, and have loved her and her blog ever since! Her blog is as old as we are, and we have loved watching it grow and develop over the last couple of years, as we have.  If you haven’t seen it, Sarah once did an interview for us which you can read here. In the last few weeks, we have also fallen completely in love with her Mum, Lynda Lewis,  as we watched her on the Great British Sewing Bee. Everyone was so upset in the LoveKnitting office this week, and felt she really deserved a place in the final. Sarah has been following her mum’s progress on her blog, and has interviews with many of the contestants, including her mum, here.  So we were absolutely delighted that Sarah has written an exclusive pattern for us for Easter. And, even better,  you can download this gorgeous Dangly Bunny for free until the end of June.

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We have used a TOFT pompom for the bunny’s gorgeously soft tail. Depending on how big you want the bunny in relation to his lovely tail, you have the option of knitting the bunny in Bergere de France Lima for a wee bunny or Rowan Felted Tweed Aran for a slightly larger one. Why not make both so they could be best friends?

Make The Bunny For Free!

Our Dangly Bunny is so cute – but s/he needs a name! Simply comment below and tell us what you would name your bunny and we will send you all the materials to make him/ her! We will ask Sarah to pick her favourite name on Friday April 11, 2014.

Thank you for entering! This competition is now closed. Well done to Yvonne, who chose Tilly and Edgar for our lovely Dangly Bunnies!

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We tried to take lots of photos but SOMEONE was being naughty and kept photobombing them!

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Don’t be daunted!

Liz from the LoveKnitting team offered to test knit Sarah’s pattern but, as a fairly new knitter, when she found out it was using double pointed needles, she felt it might be beyond her…. Here is what she had to say:

“I’m quite a new knitter and have only knitted on circular needles — as I the found the idea of handling 4 needles at once terrifying. However I desperately wanted to recreate this cute bunny! Initially it was fiddly (Note to newbie knitters: Try using wooden needles first as metal causes the stitches to slip very easily) but after I was a few rows in it was fine. The pattern is simple to follow, great for anyone wanting to make the jump from two needles to four.”

And just look at her results!!

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Free Easter Bunny Pattern

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To download the pattern: click on the picture above and the pattern will open in a separate window. Be patient; it can take some time! If that doesn’t work, right-click instead and select ‘Save link as…’ This will save the pattern as a pdf on your computer, which you can then find and print. If you’ve clicked on the pattern and nothing seems to be happening, your computer may have saved it as a pdf; try looking in your ‘Downloads’ folder.

 


About the Author

A newbie knitter slowly becoming more and more obsessed. Helen loves autumn, good food and can't decide between cats and dogs. She is also inordinately fond of her potato peeler.




90 Responses to Exclusive Free Pattern by Sarah Knight

  1. Karen says:

    She looks like Lucinda and he looks like Louie….i chose these names as a tribute to Sarah’s Mum Lynda and a play on the surname Lewis!

  2. Kathleen says:

    Love these! My mom and gram made these types of things for us when we were little (which is too many years ago to mention). I still have the pink flying pig that rattles when you shake him.

    I would name them Aster (after the spring flower) and Alfie.

  3. jill dalton says:

    I would definitely call my bunny Sophia – after my granddaughter who has a snuggle bunny that goes everywhere with her. This would be a welcome addition to her collection.

  4. I will name her daffodil after the spring flower

  5. Patricia Boshell says:

    I’d probably call it Hopper

  6. Irene Pearson says:

    Gimli would be my choice

  7. Margaret Barnes says:

    I would call her Flora and him Fauna.

  8. Jo says:

    My name would be Lily Longlegs or Fifi Floppylegs or Pearl, as she is knitted (geddit?)

  9. Gail says:

    I would call them a Frank and Lilly!

  10. Branwynne says:

    I’ve been thinking hard and long on this question and I feel confident that these bunnies are Fiona and Alistair
    :)

  11. Jillian Rudman says:

    I would call them Lucy and Lucifer Longlegs a very apt name I think.

  12. Chantal says:

    wow, i love this!

  13. Tracy Ballarini says:

    Lily and Louie

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