I have made both a grey and purple version of her, and I think she looks adorable in both the natural and not so natural colour 🙂 Like my last pattern, Walden the Narwhal, Flora is big and cuddly at 13.5 inches long when using worsted weight yarn.
I really loved designing Flora. I knew when I started that I didn’t want the traditional teddy bear shape for her, but a more realistic rabbit form. This proved to be a little more challenging, but worth it in the end!
In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I wanted her to have a separate head and body that needed to be stitched together or have her crocheted as one piece, but I ended up going with the latter. This means there is some interesting shaping around the neck and less sewing – which I think is a win-win!
I especially love her tail, which looks great both as the same colour as the body, like the grey bunny, or in a nice bright white, like the purple bunny. The purple bunny also has a fluffy tail, which is very easy to create. All you need is a brush with wire bristles, such as a slicker brush for dogs (which you can often find in a local dollar store). You simply brush the tail until you get the amount of fuzz you want!
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