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Crochet Flopsy Rabbit - PATTERN DOWNLOAD DETAILS BELOW
How the project got started…….
I feel like Rabbits and Bunny's have been trending over the last year. Many yarn brands have created patterns for them, as have independent designers. I have attempted to crochet them myself many times but struggled with getting the right shape and size. When I received the Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn last year I really wanted to use it for a rabbit, but I was slightly nervous because I didn't want to waste the yarn. I worked on some other projects first and then just decided to get on with it. I reminded myself that I can always undo it and redo if I run into problems. I crocheted the head, which was very straight forward, as I'm sure you can imagine. I started the body but when I was trying to work out the shape it should be, I started to stagger with it. It looked like a vase rather than a rabbit's body, so I put it down for a while, and by a while I mean a few months. I kept seeing it each time I went into my project basket and I desperately wanted to get it out but couldn't quite bring myself to do it.
After the sewing class in February, I decided that I needed a little perspective, focus and positivity in my life. I set myself up to do some organising. I sorted out and wrote a list of my yarn stash with some potential projects to use it for. Then I wrote a list of the projects I had on the go, or started and not finished. I prioritised them in an order of which ones I really wanted to finish before doing anything else. The rabbit was at the top of the list. That encouraged me to get it finished because I am not a frogger. I never have been and I don't want to start now! It wasn't as tough as I thought it was going to be. The organisation really helped clear my mind and got me focused. I continued with the body as I had been doing, even though it looked weird when I held it up to the head, but completing it and sewing it onto the head really changed my perspective of what it was going to look like. This gave me the positivity I needed to carry on and the arms, legs, ears and face were done in no time at all. I even manipulated the colours on these last parts so that the stripes would be symmetrical on each side of the rabbit. After taking photos and typing up the pattern, the last thing to do was give this cute rabbit a name. I found this more difficult than crocheting the rabbit. I had a complete mental block, so I went to the best people I know, my children. They each gave me a name. Korey chose Peter, Kameron chose Michael and Kayleigh chose Flopsy. Obviously, you know which one I picked. My children always come through for me when I need help.
I could have chosen a solid colour in another yarn to make Flopsy, but I like the way stripey soft rabbits look. The Chunky Pots yarn added to this project. The colourway alone just seems to suit Flopsy. I will be trying it out in some of the other colourways soon and I think they will all suit it. The yarn is also lovely and smooth, working up with so much ease. I think the next one will just fly off the hook. On top of that, I only needed 1 x 200g ball to make the whole of Flopsy.
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Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots (shade - Fariytale PP07).
1 x 200g (7.1oz/297yd/272m) balls.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US 10] crochet hook.
The crochet hook I used was 6mm/UK 4 [US 10].
I give the Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It is amazing to work up;
- There is a great range of colours with fabulous names;
- It is a smooth and soft yarn;
- You get more on a ball than other yarn cakes;
- It is a great price for a yarn cake. It only cost £7.49;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.
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