Sunny Bunny Bag – Baby Bun Version

Tuck away some treats or hide a special gift inside this sweet little gift bag that features bunny ears and an adorable face. This mini version is just like the original Sunny Bunny Bag from our April 2017 issue. We can’t decide which version is cuter!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 4” wide x 6 ½” tall including ears

Gauge: 19 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (100% Acrylic; 247 yards [225 meters]/127 grams): # 4724 Pinkie (MC) 1 ball, #4001 Frosting (CC), 1 ball

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, black scrap yarn or black embroidery floss

Pattern

Back

With MC, ch 21.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn – 20 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last sc.

Rows 3-15: Repeat row 2.

Ears

First Ear

Row 1: Sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, turn – 4 sts.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog twice – 2 sts.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 st.
Fasten off.

Second Ear

Skip 10 sts, join MC in next st and rep rows 1-12 for First Ear.

Front

Work same as back to ears.

Change to CC and work Ears instructions same as for back.

Finishing

Sew side seams and bottom, leaving top and ears unsewn.

Ear Edging

First Ear

Holding front and back ear together, join MC at outer edge of ear, working through both front and back.  Sc evenly around ear, making sure to work through both ear edges.

Fasten off.

Repeat for second ear.

Face

Use black embroidery floss or scrap yarn to embroider eyes, mouth and nose.

Cut a half yard of CC and weave it through top layer of body (directly below ears).  Pull tight to close.

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