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Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

The Bunny pillow and the Mini Corner to Corner course!

The bunny pillow was designed to be part of the free corner to corner mini course I have designed. It is aimed at teaching people the very basics of corner to corner.

You can find more about this course and get the breakdown and all the information and tutorial links you need HERE

 

Please note:

The pattern below is included in its entirety because it is meant to be used in conjunction with this course. I take you through all of the elements of the pattern, how to read the chart, written instructions and the colour block instructions. All of the links are in the post linked above.

 

Pattern links:

If you would like an inexpensive ad free version of this pattern you can purchase it in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Materials:

  • #4 weight yarn in 2 colors. I used caron simply soft and required one skein of each color.
  • 5mm hook
  • Stitch markers (recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 16” pillow form

Gauge:

Using C2C in the dc stitch as your gauge stitch, 2’’x 2’’ is 3 blocks x 3 blocks

Size:

Fits 16” pillow form

Abbreviations:

  • Col A – Color A – this is the background color
  • CA – color A – this is the background color
  • ColB–Color B–this is the bunny
  • CB–Color B–this is the bunny
  • FO—fasten off

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible so if you carry any yarn remember to work over it as you go. It is not recommended to carry yarn for more than a few C2C blocks.
  • This is a traditional C2C graph and is worked diagonally from the bottom right-hand corner. It ends at the top left-hand corner.
  • To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per C2C block multiplying that by the number of blocks of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph on the next page.

The Graph:

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Written instructions:

For the front panel of the bunny pillow

← Row 1 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)
→ Row 2 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 3 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 4 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 5 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 6 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 7 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB), (CA) x 2 (7 squares)
→ Row 8 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2 (8 squares)

 

← Row 9 [RS]: (CA) x 3, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2 (9 squares)
→ Row 10 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 3 (10 squares)

← Row 11 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 2 (11 squares)

→ Row 12 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 4 (12 squares)
← Row 13 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 2 (13 squares)
→ Row 14 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 5 (14 squares)
← Row 15 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 2 (15 squares)
→ Row 16 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 6 (16 squares)
← Row 17 [RS]: (CA) x 6, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 2 (17 squares)
→ Row 18 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 7 (18 squares)
← Row 19 [RS]: (CA) x 7, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 2 (19 squares)
→ Row 20 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 8 (20 squares)
← Row 21 [RS]: (CA) x 9, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 2 (21 squares)
→ Row 22 [WS]: (CA) x 3, (CB), (CA), (CB) x 7, (CA) x 10 (22 squares)

← Row 23 [RS]: (CA) x 11, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 6 (23 squares)

Reduce from the left and right

→ Row 24 [WS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 11 (22 squares)
← Row 25 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 5 (21 squares)

→ Row 26 [WS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 5 (20 squares)
← Row 27 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 4 (19 squares)
→ Row 28 [WS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 5 (18 squares)
← Row 29 [RS]: (CA) x 7, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 3 (17 squares)
→ Row 30 [WS]: (CA) x 3, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 6 (16 squares)
← Row 31 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 2 (15 squares)
→ Row 32 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA), (CB) x 4, (CA) x 3 (14 squares)
← Row 33 [RS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2, (CB) x 2, (CA) x 3 (13 squares)

 

→ Row 34 [WS]: (CA) x 8, (CB) x 2, (CA) x 2 (12 squares)
← Row 35 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)
→ Row 36 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)
← Row 37 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 38 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 39 [RS]: (CA) x 7 (7 squares)
→ Row 40 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 41 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 42 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 43 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 44 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 45 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)

For the back panel of the bunny pillow

← Row 1 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)
→ Row 2 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 3 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 4 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 5 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 6 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 7 [RS]: (CA) x7 (7 squares)
→ Row 8 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 9 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 10 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 11 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 12 [WS]: (CA) x 12, (12 squares)

← Row 13 [RS]: (CA) x 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 14 [WS]: (CA) x 14 (14 squares)

← Row 15 [RS]: (CA) x 15, (15 squares)

→ Row 16 [WS]: (CA) x 16 (16 squares)

← Row 17 [RS]: (CA) x 17 (17 squares)

→ Row 18 [WS]: (CA) x 18 (18 squares)

← Row 19 [RS]: (CA) x 19 (19 squares)

→ Row 20 [WS]: (CA) x 20, (20 squares)

← Row 21 [RS]: (CA) x 21 (21 squares)

→ Row 22 [WS]: (CA) x 22 (22 squares)

← Row 23 [RS]: (CA) x 23 (23 squares) Reduce from the left and the right

→ Row 24 [WS]: (CA) x 22 (22 squares)

← Row 25 [RS]: (CA) x 21 (21 squares)

→ Row 26 [WS]: (CA) x 20 (20 squares)

← Row 27 [RS]: (CA) x 19 (19 squares)

→ Row 28 [WS]: (CA) x 18 (18 squares)

← Row 29 [RS]: (CA) x 17, (17 squares)

→ Row 30 [WS]: (CA) x 16 (16 squares)

← Row 31 [RS]: (CA) x 15, (15 squares)

→ Row 32 [WS]: (CA) 14 (14 squares)

← Row 33 [RS]: (CA) 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 34 [WS]: (CA) 12 (12 squares)

← Row 35 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 36 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 37 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)

→ Row 38 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)

← Row 39 [RS]: (CA) x 7 (7 squares)

→ Row 40 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)

← Row 41 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)

→ Row 42 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)

← Row 43 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)

→ Row 44 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)

← Row 45 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)

 

Color Block Instructions for the front of the bunny pillow

For the back panel of the bunny pillow

Sew in your ends and then you are ready to assemble your bunny pillow!

Assembly:

Step 1:          Take your front and back panels and place wrong sides together (this means that the right sides will be facing outwards).

Step 2:          SC around three sides of your cushion ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels.  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3:          Insert pillow form into cushion (see photo below) and then continue to sc along the last side. This might be a little trickier as you have the pillow form to work around too.  Slip stitch to the first stitch you made. Do not fasten off yet!

Step 4:          Crab stitch in each sc and ch1 space around. SS to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

C2C mini Course

If you are new to crocheting corner to corner we have a mini course. Parts 1 and 2 take you through how to make this bunny pillow step by step. The post linked below will be updated as the new parts are released (9th, 16th and 23rd February 2021)

You can find it here!

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Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

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I designed this while my dad was in his final stages of colon cancer, which is why it’s named after him.  He did pass from the cancer on November 14th–a most difficult time for me and my family.  So you can see why naming this Christmas set after him is very important to me.

There were quite a few tweaks to be done to this as Helen was working it up because I had written the bulk of it, but got distracted with all that was going on to add in the finishing touches such as the panel for the ties and the border.  Thank goodness for Helen!  She finished it up and wrote it up for me!

A Lot of Texture

This pattern features just the right amount of texture, which looks like little berries, to make the look complete.  To me, it looks classic yet timeless.  You can work this up in as many colors as you like, or pick just one.  I chose to use the colors Autumn Red, Cream, and dark green in Caron Simply Soft yarn.  I feel that the Autumn red is a much better red for Christmas, as it is richer instead of being so bright.

Some other suggestions would be to use icy blues and crisp white if you like the snowman and snowflake Christmas look.  Or light to medium grays with white for the neutral Christmas look.  The possibilities are really endless!

Pattern Insights

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You will need #4 weight yarn of your choice and a 5mm hook.  We used Caron Simply Soft as it has a nice sheen to it however, I am aware that not everyone likes this yarn.  I actually prefer to use Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek yarn which is the equivalent to Caron Simply Soft however, Red Heart Soft is another great alternative, as well as Lion Brand Heartland yarns.  Using Caron Simply Soft, I used 2.5 skeins of cream, 1 skein of Autumn Red, and 1 skein of the dark green.

You will also need a tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, and time!

This is not a super fast project, so be ready to spend a few hours working on this!  I think it took me a total of 6 hours, working off and on, to get this done.  Helen works a lot faster, but I think it still took her some time to finish.

The pattern is written in US terms and is easy to read and follow.

 

Pattern links

You can find Robin’s Tree Skirt pattern in all of the usual places –

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Lovecrafts here

Etsy here

 

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