Easter Bunnies - slippers
A charming pattern from Alison for a pair of child's slippers, first knitted for her niece, Nancy.
Work two slippers the same as follows:
Sole and foot - Cast on 28 sts in white
At start of toes k1p1 rib for 2 inches
Next row: p2 tog across entire row
Heel - Pick up 10 stitches from middle of cast on row, leaving 18sts (9 on each side of the 10 you have picked up). You will pick up and incorporate these 18 sts as you work the back of the heel.
Work 15 rows on these 10 sts in stockinette as follows:
Row 1: K9; pick up the next st of
the cast-on row and knit it together with the last st of the row. Turn.
Continue in this way for 12 rows in all.
Bind off remaining 6 stitches.
In sewing the toe centre seam, and working the heel you have pulled up the sides to form the slipper shape.
[Editor's note: If the 'cuff' of the slipper is loose you can work a row of single crochet around the edge of the slipper and pull in the shape a little. I used the pink for this.].
Head - knit 2 in white.
Cast on 10 sts.
Using spare yarn, embroider a pink nose, and crescent shapes for closed eyes, using the picture as a guide.
Loosely stuff head and use long tail to sew around edge and pull in making
a small flat ball.
Ears - knit 4 in white and 4 in pink
Cast on 2 sts.
Sew a white to a pink ear using blanket stitch.
Finishing - Sew ears firmly to back of head at jaunty angle.
Tail - (optional) make 2 small pompoms and attach to heels of slipper.
Dishcloth cotton - white and pink (Lily Sugar n'Cream cotton.).
1 pair 5mm needles. .
20 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches measured over stocking stitch on 4½mm needles.
Fits feet 7" long (age 4 or so).