Since my little niece loved her bunny to pieces (literally), I made her a new one for the holidays this year using the same pattern. It’s amazing how much improvement I’ve seen after a year’s worth of experience in crochet makes, plus a knitting/crochet app to keep track of rows for me.
I still shy away from faces, though. This time, I decided to take a bit of advice I received along the line to heart: place straight pins where you want the features to go, before adding them.
For this particular bunny, I just added a pink nose with yarn.
First, I figured out where I wanted the top of the nose to go. When placing noses, I’ve found that they should go directly between the eyes, and in as straight a line as possible. In this case, it looked best when placed one row under the eyes, instead of two.
After that, I placed the other two pins in a triangular formation.
|I’m so sorry, bunny. That looks painful.|
Lastly, I sewed the nose on. First, I put straight lines along the pins, to form the triangle, and then I used it as a guide to fill it in, using mostly vertical stitches.
It’s a little bigger than I had at first intended, but I still like how it looks. If I still have a key chain, I’ll attach that to the top of the head.
I think I’ll make a little scarf for this guy, though. Gotta keep that little non-neck warm, right?