The Moon Rabbit: from the legend to the cute crochet bunnies!
The mythological legends of the moon rabbit are present in many countries of the Far East, with many different stories and meanings (you can read some of them on the dedicated Wikipedia page). For this amigurumi bunny I imagined a sweet little story:
“Did you know there’s a rabbit living on the moon? He was a very curious little bunny, who wanted to see what was on the other side of Earth’s satellite. He jumped and jumped, going higher and higher, until, suddenly, he jumped all the way to the moon! Now he spends his days happily hopping around. When the sky is clear, you can try waving at him, he’ll gladly wave back to you.“
This easy and little amigurumi led me from one bunny to another until I gathered a whole family! One bunny only takes a few hours and is also perfect for beginner crocheters who are taking their first steps into the amigurumi world. To make this work even more fun, I thought of shaping the same rabbit in 2 different positions: standing or sleeping! And then why not try using different yarns? All the details on the yarns and the sizes of the rabbits are listed in the pattern, so everyone can choose the yarn according to the desired result.
If I had to summarize the characteristics of this crochet project I would say:
- perfect for beginners!
- 2 bunnies in the same pattern (in standing and sleeping position)
- 5 yarns to choose from with examples and final measures
- instructions to make the moon in different measures!
- and of course step-by-step photos to match the written instructions
Do you like a sneak peek of yarns used? Oh yes, here’s the list:
- DMC Happy Cotton
- Ophelia Stella + Katia 50 Shades of Mohair
- DMC Happy Chenille
- Rowan Alpaca Classic
- Sirdar Saltaire (acrylic blend)
I chose these yarns to give an overview of the final result using different fibers, from cotton to acrylic, each yarn can be used to make a moon rabbit or an entire family! You can also use other yarns and compare their characteristics with those described in the pattern as a reference for the final result.
You can find the PDF pattern in my shop with 20% OFF until the end of March 2021. It’s also available on Etsy and Ravelry!
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