CuppaStitches: Bunny Coasters

Mar 27, 2017

Bunny Coasters

Spring is finally in the air! Hopefully this warmer weather is here to stay. The sunny days and hearing the birds chirping in the morning has been getting me in the mood for Easter. My kids think my love for decorating is silly, but don't you worry. When they're grown with their own houses to decorate, I will be sure to remind them of how they laughed at me.

Not only do I love to decorate, but I love to make homemade decorations. Browsing through spring and Easter stuff on Pinterest, I came up with the idea to make bunny coasters. You should also know I love coasters. Some might say that love borders on obsession. We just ignore those people 😉

I think these coasters ended up just adorable! So the least I can do is share them with other bunny and coaster addicts like me.




Supplies:

G / 4.25mm hook
Cotton yarn - I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream in light blue, rose pink, lilac, sage and soft ecru


Whenever I do projects in the round, I always start with a magic ring. There are lots of ways to make a magic ring, but the method I use is from Moogly's blog (http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/)


Body:

Round 1: Ch. 2, 8 hdc into magic ring, join in the top of the first sc
Round 2: Ch. 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join - 16
Round 3: Ch. 2, (hdc in the next, 2 hdc in the next) around, join - 24
Round 4: Ch. 2, (2hdc, hdc, hdc) around, join - 32
Round 5: Ch. 2, (hdc, hdc, hdc, 2 hdc) around, join - 40


Head:

Row 1: Ch. 1 and turn your work
Row 2: Hdc in the next 4, ch. 2, turn
Row 3: 2dc in first stitch, 2 tr in the next 2, 2dc in last


Ears:

Ch. 7, dc in the 3rd from hook, tr in the next 4, join with a slip stitch in the bottom of the post of the dc stitch in the previous row.
Ch. 7, dc in the 3rd from hook, tr in the next 4, join to bottom of the hdc (1st stitch of the head).
Fasten off your yarn.


Tail:

With the right side of your work facing you, beginning with the first stitch of the body directly behind the ears, insert your hook in the 16th stitch and pull up a loop of white.
Ch. 2, work a 5 dc popcorn stitch, fasten off your yarn.

Popcorn Stitch: 
Work 5 dc in the same stitch. Pull up a loop in the last dc. Take your hook out and insert it from front to back into the top of the first dc. Put the loop from the last dc back onto your hook and pull it through the first dc.







If you don't want to make coasters, you can also string a bunch of these cute bunnies together to create bunting. If you want bigger or smaller bunnies, just use a different hook size! No matter what you decide to do with these Easter bunnies, I hope you enjoy making them!












2 comments:

  1. I could see making them bigger for placemats.

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  2. I am one of very few damascus ring artisans who makes his own stainless damascus. I even cast & rolled out the silver lining! They are not machined, milled or pumped out in a factory. They are made one at a time, by hand. https://www.stoptheringing.org/why-do-my-ears-ring/

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