Happy Spring Every Bunny!

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Stitch this smiling bunny greeting to welcome your guests with a wish for a Happy Spring!

Materials

  • 32-count Antique White Jobelan
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Decorative fabric of choice
  • Foam board
  • Craft batting
  • Cream cording

Tools

  • Needle and dental floss
  • Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: 1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

Size/Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 2-5/8” x 7-1/4”; Stitch count: 42 w x 114 h

Happy Spring

1. Print cross-stitch chart and key. (Note: The blue words “chart” and “key” are links. To access these, select the link, then download and print items.)

2. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads. Trim stitched project to
6-5/8”x11-1/4”.

3. Backstitch with 1 strand DMC 869 Hazelnut Brown, Vy. Dk all bunny and chick details, butterflies, balloon, and flower stamens. Backstitich flower stem using 1 strand DMC 3815 Celadon Green, DK. Stitch French Knots with 1 strand (wrapped two times) DMC 869 Hazelnut Brown, Vy. Dk for bunny eyes, chick eyes, and flower stamen tips.

4. Cut batting to measure 4-5/8”x9-1/4” and foam board to 4-5/8”x9-1/4”. Adhere batting to foam board. Center stitched project over batting; turn over.

5. Use needle and dental floss to zig-zag stitch opposite edges together at back of foam board to secure.

6. Cut 29” length from cording; adhere to edge of stitched project. Cut 4-5/8”x8-1/4” rectangle from decorative fabric; adhere to back of foam core.

Tip

  • To create a door hanger, adhere ends of 8” cording length to top back corners of project.

by Gail Bussi

14 thoughts on “Happy Spring Every Bunny!

  1. The bunny is adorable. Looks to me like he’s cut out of a white bath towel. Probably would be real simple to make a pattern for him. Just darling. Think my grands would love this for Easter. Will have to find out how much time I have left before then!

  2. The key does not seem to mention the
    FRENCH KNOTS: Bunny Eyes, Chick Eye
    or Flower Stamens??????????

    Any suggestions, please, pretty please.

    • Viv L, I have to say that I don’t like to do FRENCH KNOTS on any evenweave or aida fabric. Sigh. Depending on the design, I will use a seed bead, or in lettering, and other details where a bead might not work, I use a partial short straight stitch – vertical or horizontal, depending on the situation/design – like a half backstitch, it that makes sense. I wish I could insert a diagram that explains it better than my words. :) Good luck and happy stitching!

  3. The pattern some of us are looking/asking for is one for the big bunny/rabbit beside the cross-stitch item. We want to make it in addition to the cross-stitch pattern provided. Both are so cute!

  4. I came back to see if anyone had posted pattern for possible-’towel’ bunny. Not yet.

    Charlene, I hope you’ve been able to open the ‘key’. I was able to today, but can’t copy and paste it in comments, sorry.

    Viv L, I have to say that I don’t like to do FRENCH KNOTS on any evenweave or aida fabric. Sigh. Depending on the design, I will use a seed bead, or in lettering I use a partial short straight stitch – vertical or horizontal, depending on the situation/design . I wish I could insert a diagram that explains it better than my words. Good luck! :)

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