One of the bonuses of working with Stylecraft as one of their Blogstars is the chance to see and work with new yarns before they’re available to the general public. Which is great! Because it means I can have a play with new yarns or new colours and spring a new pattern on you all on the same day that said yarn or colours are available to purchase*.
Like today! Today there are two new shades of Wondersoft DK prints available, and in between working on my current WIP blanket, I worked up this little thing:
A little bunny lovey, perfect for a baby. Small enough to carry around but big enough to be comforting. I began with making one (on the left, in ‘Georgie Porgie’) and then made another one with the other new shade (on the right, in ‘Rapunzel’).
I hadn’t worked with Wondersoft before, but I can see why it’s good for babies and children – it’s deliciously soft to work with, but still has a lovely stitch definition. For these loveys, I paired it with Bambino, another baby yarn, because I wanted a solid colour for the head and arms of the bunny. Both yarns are designed for babies, so softness is key, and I think they work really well together for these loveys.
They really are terribly adorable, and a very quick make.
- You will need approximately 280m of a DK yarn. I used Stylecraft Wondersoft DK Prints, and used almost one whole ball.
- You will also need a small quantity of another DK yarn/colour, for the head, ears and arms of the bunny. I used Stylecraft Bambino.
- You will need a 4mm hook for the blanket, and a 3.5mm hook for the bunny.
- You will also need a tapestry needle for sewing in ends, and a small quantity of polyfill stuffing.
- Gauge isn’t essential for this project.
- The pattern is written in US terms.
This pattern has been tested, but we’re only human; please forgive any errors.
The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
As ever, my patterns are free, but if you would like, please feel free to make a donation to an ME charity (such as ME Research UK) instead.