2011 Year of the Rabbit…. patterns?

by Dawne on February 3, 2011

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I don’t know about you but Chinese New Year has always been one of my favourite holidays.  Although I am not culturally Chinese I look forward to this holiday each year.  For those not yet familiar with this holiday you may want to read this and then hop on over (punny!) to see several photos at the National Post Online.

In honour of this holiday I have collected links to free crocheted and knitted patterns that feature the rabbit.  According to one website’s predictions:

The year of the Rabbit is traditionally associated with home and family, artistic pursuits, diplomacy, and keeping the peace.

The knit-a-square project is a simple, and fun way, of pursuing the arts while practicing a form of friendship-based diplomacy.  Here are some patterns that caught my eye:

  • Cute knitted Rabbit Finger Puppets that would be perfect for creches; caregivers and children alike can spend hours telling stories with puppets.
  • Bunny Nuggets, a small, knitted toy for the children to own.  Many of the children have never owned a toy before. Dolls and stuffed animals are much loved by the children and give them an opportunity to practice the qualities of being a caregiver.
  • Another pocket-sized toy, Spearmint the Bunny.
  • A crocheted toy bunny pattern for those who love amigurumi patterns.
  • These Illusion Bunny Dishcloths would be brilliant knit as a blanket square.
  • The Hippity Hop! Dishcloth is another example of a dishcloth that can be used as a knitted blanket square.
  • Check out this, McGregger’s Garden square, a crocheted granny square with bunny motif as embellishment.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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Maxine February 15, 2011 at 10:03

I found this pattern online quite a while ago, have tried ir and it works very well, they are small and knit quite quickly, of course its not necessary to fill the with catnip but some stuffing and a little lavender may be lovely. They knit well in cotton yarn.
http://www.knittingforcharity.org/knit_your_pet_a_kitty_cat_surprise.html

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