Well the rumours were true about Mrs. Bunny, she was in the family way and is now the proud mother of a lttle girl bunny ‘Rosebud’
When I first saw this pattern on Ravelry over a year ago I just knew at some stage I would attempt it. It is baby bunny in a basket crib by Wendy Phillips, who also has patterns for some of the cutest little knitted dolls I’ve ever seen.
‘Rosebud’ is such a sweet little bunny measuring 6 inches and comes in her own Moses basket complete with mattress, pillow and blanket. The Moses basket has carry handles so a little girl could transport it with her wherever she goes.
It was fiddly to make with such a lot of little parts but well worth it for the end result.
The bunny and accessories were all knitted in DK except fot the basket which required 2 strands of DK to make it firm and sturdy. I’m so used to knitting with 4 ply and double knitting that I found the chunky weight of 2 strands of DK quite hard going on the hands. A pink frill was knitted seperately and sewn around the basket which complemented the pink frill around the pillow.
Mrs Bunny is obviously bonding well with her first born, you can imagine the hours of fun a child could have with this little creation. It does make me smile at how similar the little bunny is to her mother even though they are from different patterns, it’s obviously down to the way I do the faces!!!
Now were is Mr. Bunny is all this you may well ask, obviously celebrating the birth with his friends down in the ‘Carrot Patch’ (mmm does sound like it could be the name of a pub).