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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hanyosei Crochet Pattern

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This sweet little rabbit, also known as Hana, may take a long time to make, but the effort is well worth it. She's extremely cute and can stand on her own. Let's review the materials, shall we?

Materials 

Size K crochet hook

One skein weight four yellow yarn (I used worsted acrylic, but another kind may work as well)

Soft pink yarn (I'm not sure what I used-- I took the label off before I took up crochet. I know it's baby yarn, but I'd recommend using worsted in its place-- baby yarn can be a pain to work with.)

Felt and buttons for eyes (I used white felt and some sew-on gems I got from Hobby Lobby. The gems can be substituted with blue felt)

Black yarn

Black embroidery floss

Brown embroidery floss

Thread to match eyes and lashes

White sequin (optional)

Thread picker (the face is pretty hard to get right the first time)

Unused twist ties

Batting

Scissors

Yarn needle and tapestry needle

Gauge
5 sts to an inch

Finished size
9 inches tall

Head (Worked in rounds)
ch 6, sl st into ring

sc  each ch

2 sc in each sc

*sc 1, 2 sc in next sc* around

*sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around

1 sc in each sc

*sc 1, 2 sc in next sc* 4 times, 1 sc in each rem sc

*sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* 4 times, 1 sc in each rem sc

*sc 2, dec next 2 sc,* rep 4 times,  1 sc in each rem sc

sc 1, dec next 2 sc, rep 4 times, sc rem

sc in each sc

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

sc 2, dec next 2 sc around

sc 1, dec next 2 sc around

dec each sc around

dec each sc until closed

Body (worked in rounds)

sc 6 into ring

2 sc in each sc around

sc 1, 2 sc in next sc 3 times, sc rem

sc in each sc

rep

rep

rep

sc 2, 2 sc in next sc 2 times, sc rem

sc 2, dec next 2 sc 2 times, sc rem

sc 1, dec next 2 sc 3 times, sc rem

sc in each

dec in each sc

dec until closed

Arms (worked in rounds, make 2)


sc 3 into ring

2 sc in each

sc 1, 2 sc in next sc around

ch 2, inserting hook in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc, sc rem, sl st to join round ("thumb" is not worked further)

sc in each sc (remember to ignore the thumb)

rep

sc 3, dec next 2 sc  1 time, sc rem

sc 3, 2 sc in next sc 1 time, sc rem

1 sc in each

rep

rep

rep

dec in each sc

Legs (worked in rounds, make 2)

sc 8 into ring

sc in each

rep

rep

rep

rep

Feet (worked in rounds, make 2)

sc 3 into ring

2 sc in each sc

rep

sc 1, 2 sc in next sc around

sc in each

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

sc 1, dec next 2 sc around

dec each

rep

Tail (bi-colored pom-pom, yellow side faces the body)

Wrap pink yarn thickly around your thumb (careful not to cut off your circulation!!), set aside. Wrap yellow yarn a little less thickly around your thumb, pull it off and stack the two yarn piles before tying them together tightly in the middle.

Cut the loops. Carefully avoiding the yarn you used to tie the tail, trim the pom-pom into a round shape.

Wings (1 turning chain, make 2)

ch 8, work in 2nd ch from hook

sc 6

sc in each

rep

rep

skip 1 sc, 3 dc in next sc, sl st in next sc, sc rem

skip 1 sc, 3 trbc in next sc, sl st in last sc

Tummy (worked in rows but doesn't use a turning chain)

Ch 6

sc 4

sc in each

incr by 1

rep

sc in each sc

dec by 1

sc in each

Hair (Less rounded pom-pom)

Wrap yellow yarn around thumb 15 times (beware the circulation), wrap pink yarn over it five times. Slip off you thumb and string yellow yarn though the loops you just made and tie tightly on one side. Cut the opposite end and trim for neatness.
Antenna (make 2)

 Cut looooong length of yarn and work knot around twist tie as shown until covered (sorry, the lighting was pretty bad when I took the picture)

Inner ear (worked in rows, 1 turning chain, make 2)

ch 5

sc 3

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

incr by 1

sc in each  

rep

incr by 1

sc in each

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

incr by 1

sc in each sc

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

dec by 1

Outer ear (1 turning chain, make 2)

ch 9

sc 7

sc in each sc

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

incr by 1

sc in each sc

rep

incr by 1

sc each

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

incr by 1

sc in each sc

rep

rep

 rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

rep

dec by 1

rep

rep

To assemble

Embroider face before attaching to body. Block ears well. Stick antenna into head and use beading needle to sew into place. Outer and inner ears are attached to each other with needle and thread. Use discernment to put the pieces together. Use pattern (below) for eyes.





 
Copyright Caryn Pinkston 2013

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