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Spool-Knit Rabbit Hot Pad
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: BK4K-0604007 This bunny is meant to be used as a hotpad to protect the table -- perfect for Easter but charming any time of the year! Made without needles using a spool knitter (superknitter)

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
9.5 inches long x 8 inches high [24 cm x 20 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-100 Lion Cotton Yarn: White

Crisp clean white.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

760-140 Lion Cotton Yarn: Rose

A warm, soft pink.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B) Note: very small quantity required

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black

Dark primary black.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (C) Note: tiny quantity required; substitute black enbroider thread if desired.

Giant 5 inch Plastic Red Superknitter (Large Spool Knitter)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

NOTES:
Yarn is used doubled throughout (2 strands).

When changing from one color to another when spool knitting, simply cut the first color and tie on the second one.

When you are knitting, be sure to position the knot so it is positioned facing the inside of the spool -- it will be invisible on the outside! For instructions on how to make a spool knitter, click .

For instructions on how to use a spool knitter, click here.


INSTRUCTIONS



HOT PAD

Make
1 strand of knitting using two strands of(A) 19 inches [48 cm] (back foot)
1 strand of knitting, with 3 inches [7.5 cm] made with 2 strands of(B) and 21 inches [53.5 cm] made using two strands of (A) (24 inches [61 cm] total) (head)
1 strand of knitting with 3 inches [7.5 cm] made using two strands of (B) and 15 inches [38 cm] made using two strands of (A) (18 inches [46 cm] total) (Ear and Front Foot)
1 strand of knitting made using 2 strands of (A), 36 inches [91 cm] (body).






ASSEMBLY

Back Foot
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with white cotton.

Roll the strand and stitch it so it is round.

Stop when there is approximately one inch [2.5 cm] of the knitted strand left.

Tie off your sewing.




Body
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with (A).

Roll the stand counter clockwise to make a coil about an inch [2.5 cm across] Sew this, tie off the yarn that you are sewing with.

This will be the tail.

Hold the back foot with the foot portion on the bottom.

Position the rolled tail of the body piece in the 3 o'clock position on the back foot and sew until you reach 12 o'clock.

Coil the rest of the strand counter clockwise and position it so that it forms the body of the bunny on the left side of the foot.

Stitch in place, tie yarn off securely, trim


Head
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with (A).

Fold the rose portion over and fold the white portion around it to create the ear (the rose part is the inside of the ear).

Stitch to hold in place.

Tie yarn off securely, trim.

Roll the balance into an oval and stitch in place, stopping when you reach the base of the ear.

Tie yarn off securely, trim.


Ear and front Foot assembly.
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with (A).

Fold the rose portion over and fold the white portion around it to create the ear (the rose part is the inside of the ear).

Stitch to hold in place.

Tie yarn off securely, trim.

Place the front foot portion so it is at the bottom of the bunny and at the same level as the back foot.

Stitch the assembly into place along the front portion of the body.


Head
Position the head so that the ear fits together with the ear that is already mounted on the bunny.

Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with (A), sew into place.

Tie off yarn securely, trim.


Eyes and Mouth
Thread the large-eyed blunt needle with (C).

Tie a large knot in it, position as the eye and, sewing from the right side to the wrong side, pull it through and tie off in back.

Repeat for a second eye.



Using (B) embroider a nose and mouth on the bunny.

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