Thursday, March 19, 2015

♫ ♪ ♬ comes Peter Cottontail with a Knit Rabbit Pattern Link

Easter is just around the corner.  For the past two years, I have knitted a bunny rabbit for my little grandson, Oliver.  Here's a link to last year's bunny.  This year, I wanted to do something a little different.

Meet Mr. Bunny.........

 He insisted to sit at the table.  I'm having a dinner party this weekend and I had so much fun setting up the table.

Mr. Bunny was made from some leftover worsted weight yarn.  
 This is such an easy pattern to knit.  You will need the following:
* leftover worsted weight yarn in color of your choice
* size 4 DPN
 * stuffing for his body
  * large tapestry needle and small scraps of yarn for face

Now for the pattern, it can be found  here on Ravelry.  It's knit in the round on double pointed needles.  You can knit it in any color you wish. Note: I knit his ears in two separate pieces since I wanted a contrasting color for the inside.

I love his little cottontail!

I'm afraid he thinks he's the guest of honor.....

He's getting I had better go and fix his dinner.

It's not too late to knit this for someone's Easter basket.  

As for dinner, here's a peek at my menu:

You may like a little explanation of the menu:
Sanbusak is a meat filled pastry.  It's popular in the middle east.  I used to make the dough but now I buy it ready made.  I saute ground beef with onion and season with salt, pepper, allspice and pine nuts.

My recipe for kabob hala can be found here on my blog.

My recipe for vegetarian mousakka can be found here on my blog.

I'm excited to make this recipe for Magic Cake as I just found it this week!

For my fruit salad, I'm using strawberries, banana, mango, oranges, pear, and grapes and I add a little bit of orange blossom water (middle east specialty) along with some coconut.
It's always a joy to hear from you.  Feel free to comment if you wish.  Until next time, happy crafting everyone!

my best to you,

Pat (& Lilly, too!)

(I just couldn't resist this picture of Lilly sleeping with her head on the pillow!)

I'm linking to the following:
Handmade Monday.... 


  1. Your table looks super, Mr Bunny looks right at home :)
    I really need to try out that Magic Cake, I love the idea of the custard in the middle, and it's great that it's best made beforehand or even the day before.
    Jan x

    1. Thank you, Jan. Yes, the magic cake is so easy to prepare. You should try it and let me know what you think. Have a great week :)

  2. I don't suppose you've got room for 1 more at your table have you? It looks stunning and your menu sounds very tempting. What time would you like me to arrive? Lol! I'm sure Oliver will be very pleased with his new friend :)

    1. No, problem, a place is waiting for you whenever you arrive! Thanks so much for visiting today. I'm excited to give Oliver his new bunny rabbit. Take care :)

  3. You set a beautiful table :)
    My mouth is watering at your menu. Sounds delicious! Mr Bunny is impressive enough to deserve being the guest of honour!

  4. The bunny is so cute and your table is fantastic. Not to mention the menu, delicious. Lily is comfortable what could be better

  5. The rabbit looks lovely as a table centrepiece! Magic cake also sounds yummy, and wow- orange blossom water and coconut sounds a beautiful way to elevate a fruit salad!

  6. That bunny is seriously cute - I have a feeling that Hamish might like it too! Your menu sounds very tempting and Lilly looks adorable - could she be any more relaxed?! Have a great week. x

  7. Mr Bunny is so cute, and I have never seen a cat sleeping in quite such a lady like way.

  8. Mr Bunny is gorgeous, but you must tell him not to get too close to the food or he might be eaten too. Your menu sounds delishious

  9. Mr.Bunny has lots of greens to eat up.The human menu sound rather delicious lol and I just love Lily the cat she is gorgeous.

  10. I love your bunny, he looks great on the table! The Sanbusak sounds delicious, sounds like a wonderful menu. And such a great photo of Lilly, I love how her head is resting on the pillow, so cute :)

  11. This is an amazing table setting! Cute and posh at the same time!

  12. wow, Mr Bunny is so cute, I must not show this to our girls, they would for sure want one LOL...
    Great setting !

  13. So cute! How lucky your grandson--and dinner guests are! Thanks for sharing...Lori

  14. Your bunny is so cute and sets the scene for your party!!! I love your blog it is so sweet. Isnt Lily the sweetest, awww :)

    Thanks for stopping by to link and share on The Oh My Heartsie Girl WW this week!!
    We appreciate you shared your blog with us!!
    Have a great week, Karren~Host
    OMHGWW 3-24

  15. Mr Bunny is a beauty.
    Thank you for linking up with #wordlesswednesday
    co-host -

  16. Sweet bunny, love it!!! Beautiful table decoration too! I love Lilly's photo, it's a really lovely cat!
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  17. Your bunny is adorable, and so is Lilly! So cute! Your dining room table looks so elegant, very nice.
    Thanks so much for visiting my Ravenswood Mansion post and letting me know you did so.
    Have a great day,

  18. Lilly is adorable, so relaxed! The bunny pattern is great, perfect for Easter. Thank you for joining in with Happy Friday again x

  19. Hello there Lily's Mum! Lovely to meet you and thank you for the kind comment on my blog! That rabbit is utterly wonderful- you are so clever and anyone who received him would be so delighted! Such a novel idea. xx

  20. Nice to meet you...and Tinker thinks Lily is pretty cute! Love your knitted rabbit! And your setting is marvelous!

  21. What a darling project and beautifully set table! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

  22. Olá Pat seu coelho é tão lindo e o menu parece tentador.
    Acho sua mesa de jantar linda e elegante.
    A Lilly é tão fofa :-)
    Um excelente fim de semana.

  23. Hi there, thanks for your kind comment over at my place, and now I've found YOU! Oh my goodness, your knitting and crochet are way out of my league. I'm just starting on the first tentative steps in crochet. I love that bunny ... so cute. Sadly, we don't have any little people in our family yet, but I think I'll save the pattern anyway. So nice to meet you all the way over in sunny California.
    Kathy xxx

  24. Hwhat a lovely knit for this time of year- trusting the food was as delicious as it sounds:)

  25. He's a gorgeous bunny. I can see why he might think he is the guest of honour (who wouldn't want him as guest of honour?)

  26. Love your table setting with the easter bunny :) I've never heard of magic cake but it looks like fun to make (and eat!) so I might have to give it a go. Also love the way Lilly is lying with her head on a cushion, bless her x

    1. Hello Everyone, sorry for not replying to each comment today....time got away from me. I thank each of you for taking the time to visit me and for leaving such kind comments. Hopefully next week I will be on track and can reply to each of you. Have a great weekend!

  27. What a great bunny and a great table. Thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  28. What an adorable bunny! So cute. The only thing cuter is the lovely Lilly. She is a beauty!

  29. Gosh, what a feast! Your menu sounds wonderful and I'm sure your grandson will just LOVE Mr Bunny - assuming that he wants to leave your table as he's clearly being very well-fed! xx

  30. Love the little bunny! Your table looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.

    1. Hi Jann, I'm so sorry that I overlooked this. I have corrected it now and I will be sure to include the link in any further posts I may have. You host a wonderful party :)

  31. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

  32. awwww sooooo cute!!!!! i want one now :P x


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