My 1st knitted pattern

You may remember that I have been teasing you over the past months with pictures of a knitted bunny that I have been designing. Well, my design is finished and I have published the pattern. ERIN’s BUNNY is a free download on http://www.ravelry.com.

ERIN’s BUNNY, v. 1.2 test 2

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Designing this bunny and creating a written pattern was quite the challenge. I will spare you the details of sleepless nights, numerous frogging, pattern rewrites and frustrations. Instead, I would like to brag.

 

There are many ways to make the bunny unique. You can add frills, flowers, bows and tie the ears up for a girl. You can keep it simple for a boy. Charms can be added around the neck to personalize it. You can use different weight yarns, including sock yarn for a mini size and attach a swivel hook so it can be used as a zipper pull for backpack, purse.

I am proud of this cuddly bunny. I devoted months to designing and writing. I have sold several to friends and have orders for the holidays.

I named the pattern for my daughter, Erin, and designed it around memories of her childhood.

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Erin lives in a group home in Laramie, WY.  She has several special needs. However, she is full of smiles, has a greyt sense of humor, and is always ready to give you her special bone-crushing hug. Erin has always been fascinated with things that are floppy and will spend hours shaking it. Thus, ERIN’s BUNNY is very floppy.

Next item  on my list of to do’s, . . .  a floppy panda bear that will be named ERIN’s PANDA. The pattern should be available around the first of the new year.

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4 thoughts on “My 1st knitted pattern

  1. I love Erin’s bunny! What a feather in your cap to design such a sweet treasure AND write the pattern. My original creations stay one of a kind. I’m trying to whittle down the wips now, but if the pile does shrink, I’ll be making the bunny 🙂 Knitting a shawl for Harper these days. So happy for you Deb. On this end, Jerry’s heading off for radiation December 6th. 39 zaps and should be done February 1st. Apart from accommodation in Victoria, there is no cost involved. He’ll be staying with Neal and Maria, or close friends if that doesn’t work out, so no worries there. We’re so lucky. Give Dave a hug from us. Happy knitting.

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    1. Thanks Lenore. It was definitely a challenge. If you go the a pet store, you can find a squeaky to stuff into the tummy, if you are making this for Harper. Babies love it. The squeaky, I mean, and will probably love it being floppy. Thanks for the update on Jerry. Dave and I are sending healing thoughts his way. Both of you are in our thoughts frequently. We hope we can come visit soon. Take care and enjoy the holidays.

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  2. Congratulations on getting your pattern published, Deb. I know how much I enjoy mine! My mother still talks about the one you knitted especially for her. Wishing you all the best of success as you continue to share your creative passion!!

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