Royal Hare by Nancy Anderson

Royal Hare

November 2013
any worsted yarn in wool, acrylic or wool/acrylic blend
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
one size - 20" tall
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is designed with maximum shaping retention through the written & photographic tutorial which is included free in this pattern. In addition, he is designed with minimal seaming whereby the head, torso, legs & feet are worked as one. Ears are added at the provisional cast, arms & tail are worked separately & sewn on using yarn ends.

The torso is worked in a 2 round per color striped pattern but self striping yarn can be used as well. Use yarn remnants for the striped body, colored legs & arms.

Pattern contains lots of pictures including an 11 photo facial embroidery tutorial as well as a free copy of my customized stuffing tutorial, (that can be used for any toy knit in the round).

Gauge is not overly important but stitches must be worked tightly in order to prevent stuffing showing through. As yarns can vary in thickness, needle size should be substituted in order to maintain the tight stitch tension. This will effect the finished size of the bunny.

Yarn requirements may vary. Model used yarn remnants in the following approximate amounts;
Light tan (main color), approx 130 yards, turquoise blue (striped torso & legs), approx. 40 yards, red (arms & striped torso), approx.40 yards.