Monday, March 16, 2009

Hare Pattern


Here's the first original pattern I've made for this project. :) If you have any questions just let me know!

Hare Pattern



Supplies Needed:
  • Tan yarn(Red Heart works perfectly)
  • Crochet Hook (example made using size G)
  • Stitch Marker, a scrap of contrasting yarn in the first stitch is fine
  • 6mm eyes if you're using a G hook (Hare pictured doesn't have eyes because he's a test)
  • Yarn needle

Pattern is worked in the round, except for the ears and feet.

  • sc=single crochet
  • ch=chain
  • dec=single crochet decrease
  • inc=single crochet increase
  • sl st=slip stitch
  • hdc=half double crochet
  • st=stitch
  • FO=fasten off

NOSE
Ch. 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Inc around (10 st)
Sl st to next st. FO, leaving long tail for sewing.

HEAD
R1: Ch. 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook.
R2: Inc. around (10 st)
R3: *Sc, inc. rep from * around. (15 st)
R4: *Sc 2, inc. rep from * around (20 st)
R5-8: Sc around.
R9: *Sc 2, dec. rep from * around. (15 st)
R10: *Sc 1, dec. rep from * around. (10 st)

Sew nose on and add the eyes.

R11: Dec around. STUFF. (5 st)
Sl st across the hole twice, then FO, leaving long tail for sewing.

EARS (Make 2)
Ch 10.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook. Hdc in next 6, sc in last 3 ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, go into next st (the next one if you were in the round) and sc in next 10. You should be at one end of the ear now. Sc in next 9 sts, and FO, leaving long tail for sewing.

BODY
R1: Ch 2, sc 5 in second ch from hook. Inc around. (10 st)
R2: *Sc 1, inc. rep from * around. (15 st)
R3-8: Sc around.
R9: *Sc 2, inc. rep from * around. (20 st)
R10: Sc around.
R11: *Sc 3, inc. rep from * around. (25 st)
R12-15: Sc around.
R16: *Sc 3, dec. rep from * around. (20 st)
R17: *Sc 2, dec. rep from * around. (15 st)
R18: *Sc 1, dec. rep from * around. (10 st)
STUFF.
R19: Dec 5 times. (5 st)
Sl st across hole twice. FO, weave in ends.

ARMS (Make 2)
R1: Ch 2, 3sc in second ch from hook. Inc around. (6 st)
R2: Sc around.
R3: *Sc, inc. rep from * around. (9 st)
R4: *Dec, sc 1. rep from * until you have 6 st. (6 st) This makes the paw.
R5-10: Sc around. FO, leaving a long tail.

Note: Arm does not need to be stuffed. If you want to be able to pose it, cut a short length of pipe cleaner, wrap a thin layer of stuffing around it, and stick it in the arm before sewing.

LEGS (Make 2)
Note: DO NOT stuff legs. Worked from top to bottom.
R1: Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook. Sc rest. (4 st) Ch 1.
R2: In st you just went in, sc again. Sc 3. You are now working in the round.
R3: Sc 1. You should have 9 sts.
R4: Sc around.
R5: Inc, sc rest. (10 st)
R6: Inc, sc rest. (11 st)
R7-8: Sc around.
R9: Dec, sc 3, dec, sc rest. (9 st)
R10: Dec 4 times, sc in last st. Sl st across twice, FO.

FEET (Make 2)
Ch 10.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook. Hdc in next 6, sc in last 3 ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, go into next st (the next one if you were in the round) and sc in next 10. You should be at one end of the foot now. Sl st to next st, FO with a long tail for sewing.

TAIL
Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook, hdc rest. FO with long yarn end for sewing.


Sewing it all together:
You've got a lot of randomly-shaped pieces, now it's time to put 'em together and make a hare! Refer to picture to tell exactly where to place each item.

First use the tail of the foot and sew the back end to the bottom of the leg. Do this with both legs/feet. Then position them so the sides of the legs are against the side of the bottom half of the body and the feet are level with the bottom of the body (see photo), and sew them on.
Next, sew the ears to the top of the head, with a little space between them.
Sew the arms to the top sides of the body.
Sew the head on.
Take a moment and sew the tail on.

Ta-da! You're done! Congrats on your brilliant new hare, wot wot! :)


For personal use only, please. :) Pattern copyright Hannah Gettig, 2009.

He ends up about as tall as the smallest paperbacks, as you can see here:

3 comments:

  1. That is adorable im going to have to try it out.. to cute

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  2. I just found your blog through your links to my Mini Fuzzies Woodland Creatures pattern. I think your modifications are very cute, and I'm glad you're making good use of my pattern!

    I especially like this hare you've designed though - you've built in some nice touches with the shape! Keep up the great work :)

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