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Teddy Bear's "Bunny Rabbit Sundress" Pattern

Designed by Sandi Marshall in April 1998

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Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn:
1 oz. light pink
small amount medium pink
small amount vibrant bright orange
small amount dark green
small amount black
six small snaps
Size G crochet hook

Outfit is for 13" teddy bears, specifically designed for the Teddy Bear pattern in my 11/08/97 feature. That Teddy Bear Free Pattern

Pattern Directions

Skirt:
With light pink, chain 55.
Row 1: (sc in back loops only for this row) sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in ea ch across. (54 sc)
Rows 2 - 5: (both loops) ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea st across. (54 dc)
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc in next 8 dc, 3 dc in next dc) repeat across, end with: dc in ea of last 8 dc. (66 dc)
Rows 7, 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea dc across. (66 dc)
End off.

At top of skirt (row 1), re-attach yarn in the 21st sc from the edge. Now follow instructions to make the bib:
Bib:
Row 1: (sc in remaining loops for each stitch of this row) ch 1, sc in same st where yarn is attached; sc in next 13 sc. (14 sc)
Row 2: (both loops) ch 1, turn, sc in ea sc across. (14 sc)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc 1st two sc tog, sc in next 10 sc, sc last two sc tog. (12 sc)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in ea sc across.
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc 1st two sc tog, sc in ea sc across to last two sc, sc last two sc tog. (10 sc)
Row 6: Repeat row 4 (10 sc)
Row 7: Repeat row 5 (8 sc)
Row 8: Repeat row 4 (8 sc)
End off.

Re-attach yarn in end of row 1 of bib; sc in end of each row, 2 sc in end of row 8, sc in ea sc across top, 2 sc in other end of row 8, sc in end of ea row down other side, ending at end of row 1 on opposite side from where you attached yarn for this finishing row. Slip stitch in end of row 1. End off.

Face of Rabbit Detail for Front of Bib:
Nose:
With black yarn, chain 2.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. (1 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 3 sc in sc. (3 sc)
End off.
Sew nose (with row 1 as bottom of nose) to bib front at center of row 3 (bottom of nose touching top of row 3).
With black yarn and large-eye yarn needle, add mouth detail under nose with straight stitches. Add eyes with black yarn, also, with straight stitches, stitched close together, forming oval shape.

Rabbit Ears (Front Straps) Make 2:
With medium pink, chain 6.
(sc in back loops only) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, continuing down other side of ch, sc in ea remaining loop. End off.
Next: Attach light pink in last sc made, (sc in back loops only), ch 1, sc in ea of next 5 sc; (sc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc) in next sc; sc in ea of next 5 sc. End off, leaving a 7 inch tail for sewing.

Using a large-eye yarn needle, weave yarn end through bottom loops of ends of the four rows and pull tight to draw bottom of ear together. Sew one ear to each side of the top of the bib, about 1/4 inch in from each edge.

Back strap Make 2:
With light pink, chain 13.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (12 sc)
Row 2: sc in ea sc across. (12 sc)
End off.
Sew one Back Strap to each side of the back of the sundress. To determine the placement of these Back Straps, try the sundress on the bear and see where the Ear Front Straps would line up with straps coming from the back of the skirt. Sew the Back Straps at the spots where they will correctly line up to snap together with the Ear Front Straps.

Sew small snaps to top end of front and back straps. (Sew bottom snap piece to right side of back strap and sew top snap piece to wrong side of ear front strap, so snaps will not show when they are snapped.)

Overlap back of skirt. Sew 4 small snaps to skirt back edges, evenly spaced, positioning so that snaps do not show in between overlapped skirt edges.

Carrot pocket:
With light pink, chain 5.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (4 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (6 sc)
Rows 3 - 7: ch 1, sc in ea sc across. (6 sc)
End off.

Sew pocket to front of skirt so it's positioned under the right-hand half of the bib, leaving top of pocket open. Instead of keeping pocket tight flat to the skirt when you're sewing it on, let it puff out a little, so there will be room to stuff that carrot in there!

Carrot: Worked in continuous rounds.
With bright orange, chain 2.
Rnd 1: work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 3: sc in ea sc around. (6 sc)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) twice. (8 sc)
Rnd 5: sc in ea sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times. (12 sc)
Rnds 7, 8: sc in ea sc around. (12 sc) Stuff lightly before continuing.
Rnd 9: (sc next 2 sc tog, sc in next sc) 4 times. (8 sc)
Stuff lightly to top. End off, leaving a 5 inch end for weaving. Using a large-eye yarn needle, weave the yarn end through all stitches of the last round, then draw yarn up tight to close opening. Tie a knot in this yarn end to secure. If desired, sew the other end of this yarn end to the inside of the top of the carrot pocket, so if carrot falls out of pocket, it won't get lost.
Green Carrot Top:
Attach green in any stitch at top center of carrot.
chain 7, slip stitch in ea ch (6 sl st); ch 5, sl st in 4 ch; sl st in beginning chain; ch 6, sl st in 5 ch; ch 3, sl st in 2 ch; ch 8, sl st in 7 ch; sl st in beginning chain. End off. Weave in end.

This is a copyrighted pattern. Please note:
This Teddy Bear's "Bunny Rabbit Sundress" pattern is free for your own personal (not for profit) use only.
Per copyright law, this pattern may not be sold or redistributed in any form (even for free), electronic or otherwise. If others would like to have this pattern, do not give out reproduced copies but instead, please give them the URL of this pattern page so that they may come here to print out the pattern for themselves. Thank you. I appreciate it.
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