Megg the Easter Bunny hopped into the studio this week.
She has been bringing a great deal of joy, not least to my youngest who delighted in bouncing Megg about the house before I could even get her ears on, here she is having a well earned rest...
Megg began life as a sketch or two, I often start my new crochet ideas with a quick sketch of an idea that has been ruminating in the recesses of my mind for a while. Then it's time for the hook, yarn and notebook. My main aim was to create a plump, cuddly, egg shaped bunny....
I knew I would be using DROPS Paris to make Megg; it is perfect for Amigurumi, it gives a nice plump, well defined stitch and if your tension is not too tight you can almost eliminate holes. When I first made Amigurumi I thought that I had to keep my tension really tight to prevent a holey finish, I have since discovered that a more relaxed, but not loose, tension allows the yarn to retain its gauge and fill the gaps more. The other trick is not to over stuff, too much stuffing forces the stitches apart.
I started making Megg from the bottom up, until I realised that all the decrease stitches would be at the top and right across her face and head. It really is difficult to make those decrease stitches look discrete. So I started again top to bottom and hid the decrease stitches along the base, much better.
I found this utterly cute heart shaped safety nose from the same company that I buy my toy safety eyes from. Although they are called safety eyes I am not convinced that an enthusiastic toddler would not manage to pull them through the gaps between the dc stitches. If giving to a small child I would opt for embroidering the face details on.
Meggs ears are made from the top down in a tube shape.
She has a pretty primrose, for a feminine touch.
One of the ladies on the Easter crochet workshop brought her completed mini Megg in to the studio. We think she is smaller due to differing tension, but she's just as cute!
I love her elongated whiskers too!
If you would like to make her too, the pattern for Megg is available to purchase in the Patterns section of my shop or on Ravelry, where I would love to see your creations. Alternatively DROPS Design have a cute Easter bunny called Pippa and a jolly little Chicken Little that can be downloaded for free.
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