For the next month, I will be sharing a character ball set to tell the story of The Mitten. The animals all fit snugly in the mitten and will really fly when the mitten is flipped inside out.
Week by week I will share another character and will link them all up when finished. So far I have already shared the pattern for the big mitten. You can get started there and fill the mittens week by week with the character balls.
The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set
The Snowshoe Rabbit
by Kayla Pins of StitchyLit.com
- Gauge: Approx 5 dc = 1″
- Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
- Brava sport weight acrylic yarn
- Yellow safety eyes
- 2- 10 mm
Ears (Make 2)
With black, work 8 dc into magic ring.
Cut yarn. Pull up white yarn. Work 8 rounds even in sc.
Tie off, leaving long tail for sewing on ears.
With white, work 6 sc into magic ring. Mark last stitch of round throughout.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (18)
Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (24)
Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (30)
Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in each sc around.
Do not tie off, take a break to work the face:
Attach 10 mm safety eyes between rounds 3 and 4.
Embroider nose and mouth with black yarn.
Continue the head:
Round 8: *Sc 3, dec* around. (24)
Round 9: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)
Round 10: *Sc 1, dec* around (12)
Round 11: Dec around. Tie off leaving long tail. Sew opening shut. Weave in ends.
Sew ears onto ball around 6th round.
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