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TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Bunny Gnome
Finished
no date set
March 8, 2018
Project info
TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Bunny Gnome
Weaving
Reference; Fun
approx. 6" x 4.5"
SoftiesOther
Tools and equipment
Original TURTLE Loom™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TinyTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TexaTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
Yarn
58 yards
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Print
0.08 skeins = 20.2 yards (18.5 meters), 11 grams
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
0.02 skeins = 6.0 yards (5.5 meters)
Green
Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids
0.01 skeins = 4.0 yards (3.7 meters)
Blue
Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids
0.01 skeins = 4.0 yards (3.7 meters)
Yellow
Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids
0.01 skeins = 4.0 yards (3.7 meters)
Pink
Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids
0.03 skeins = 10.0 yards (9.1 meters)
White
Yarn Bee Soft Secret Solids
0.03 skeins = 10.0 yards (9.1 meters)
Natural/Undyed
Notes

This is our Gnome of the Month for April, and “no fooling” Easter is early this year! Bunny Gnome got paint all over while coloring eggs in a hurry, but the eggs did come out well.

The egg basket can be made in about 10 minutes, and in less than an hour you can have it filled with hexipuff “eggs”. Even without Bunny Gnome the egg basket will make a nice hostess gift or decoration item. Also, use the larger 6” loom to make a larger basket, either with more eggs or larger 4”eggs!

Other Materials

  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle, scissors

Weave

  • (2) 6” multi-colored hexagons for body and hat
  • (1) 4” beige hexagon for the head
  • (1) 2” beige hexagon for the nose
  • (4) 2” white hexagons for the feet and the ears

Also:

  • (2) 2” yellow/blue/pink hexagons each for the eggs
  • (1) 4” green hexagon for the nest

Assembly

  • To form the body, weave a piece of yarn all around the body hexagon and pull it close a little bit. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • To form the head, weave a yarn end all around the head hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • Sew head to body.
  • To form the nose, weave a yarn end all around the nose hexagon and pull it. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 0.5” and secure.
  • Sew nose onto the head.
  • For each foot, weave a yarn end all around a foot hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight to close the opening. Sew feet to body.
  • For the hat, fold the hat hexagon in half as shown in the picture. Pull in the top fold to form a tip, then sew along the length of one hexagon side to form the hat. Very lightly stuff the hat, then position it onto the gnome’s head and body as pictured and secure with a few stitches.
  • For the ears, fold the hexagon as pictured so that it ends in a “tip”, then secure the fold with 2-3 stitches. Sew ears to the hat as pictured.
  • For the tail, make a small pompom, wrapping a white and a beige end of yarn around three fingers for about 15 times. Pull out the middle finger and use that gap to tie the pompom with a separate strand of yarn. Pull tight. Clip all loops, clip pompom to desired size. Sew into place.
  • For the nest, weave a piece of yarn all around the green hexagon and pull it in just a little bit to lift the sides. See picture. Secure the yarn and weave in the ends.
  • For the eggs, hold two matching color hexagons together and sew around 5 sides. Stuff lightly, then close the last side. Gently squeeze the puff into egg shape.
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  • Project created: March 8, 2018
  • Finished: March 8, 2018
  • Updated: April 2, 2018