Free pattern: Sayo and Nara-chan Easter Macaron Bunnies

Free pattern: Sayo and Nara-chan Easter Macaron Bunnies

Sayo and Nara-chan have always dreamt of seeing more of the world.

This year, they’ll finally get a chance to do so.

Nara-chan’s fantabulous macaron-baking skills have won them two free tickets to Perth, and just in time too for Easter.

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...Perth?

Why the sad faces then, you may ask?

Well, the bunnies are in fact afraid of kangaroos.

P/S: Make your own Sayo and Nara-chan! Here’s a free pattern for the Easter Macaron Bunnies:

 

Materials

1)     2.50 mm hook to be used with white yarn

2)      2.00 mm hook to be used with pink yarn

3)     8 ply yarn (white)

4)      Standard yarn (pink)

5)      3) Polyester fiberfill

6)      Darning needle

7)      Sewing needle

8)     Brown/black embroidery floss or sewing thread

9)      Black brads 4mm

10)  Silver/white brads 6mm (optional)

11)  Small white pom pom

12)  Decorative button (you may replace the macaron with other food or floral-type buttons)

13)  Fuzzy winter socks/gloves

 

Head

With white yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 7 times (21)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 7 times (28)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 7 times (35)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 7 times (42)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 7 times (49)

Round 8 – 13: Sc in each sc around

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 5 sc*, repeat 7 times (42)

Place eyes (with black brads) just below the 12th row. Leave about 7 sts in between the eyes.

With brown/black embroidery floss sew on the nose.

Sew on the eyelids with brown/black sewing thread.

With the same thread, sew a small line beneath the nose.

Round 15: * Inv dec, sc in next 4 sc*, repeat 7 times (35)

Round 16: * Inv dec, sc in next 3 sc*, repeat 7 times (28)

Round 17: * Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 7 times (21)

Begin stuffing the head.

Round 18: * Inv dec, sc in next sc*, repeat 7 times (14)

Round 19: Inv dec all around (7)

Finish off by making a slip stich in the next stitch.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

 

Body

With white yarn:

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 7 times (21)

Round 4: *2 sc, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 7 times (28)

Round 5 – 9: Sc in each sc around

Round 10: *Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc*, repeat 7 times (21)

Finish off by making a slip stich in the next stitch.

Leave a yarn length of about 3 inches. Cut yarn.

Add on a cute belly button effect by sewing on a small ‘x’ with brown/black embroidery floss.

 

Legs

With pink yarn:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)

Change to white yarn.

Round 3 – 5: Sc in each sc around (10)

Round 6: *Inv dec in next st*, repeat 2 times

Finish off by making a slip stich in the next stitch.

Leave a yarn length of about 2 inches. Cut yarn.

Make two of these.

 

Arms

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2 – 5: Sc in each sc around (7)

Use silver/white brads to add mobility to the arms (optional).

Finish off by making a slip stich in the next stitch.

Leave a yarn length of about 2 inches. Cut yarn.

Weave in ends (If you prefer not to use the brads, leave the yarn as is to sew onto the body later).

Make two of these.

 

Ears

Round 1: 7 sc in magic circle (7)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Round 3 – 6: Sc in each sc around (14)

Finish off by making a slip stich in the next stitch.

Leave a yarn length of about 2 inches. Cut yarn.

Make two of these.

 

Assembly

1)      Place the arms (with brads) onto the body.

2)      Stuff the body and pin it in place onto the head.

3)      Sew them together.

4)      Sew on the legs.

5)      Sew on the ears.

6)      For the tail, sew a small white pom pom onto the back of the body.

7)      Sew a decorative button onto one of the arms.

8)      Cut a small ‘scarf’ from some fuzzy winter socks/gloves.

9)      Tie the scarf around the neck of the bunny.

10)   Add a dab of blush onto the bunny’s cheeks and you’ll have…Sayo-chan!

And since Sayo-chan has a penchant for acting odd without his other half, please make sure you repeat the entire process above to give life to Nara-chan.

As this is an original amiguruMEI pattern, kindly do not claim it as your own. You may place a link to this pattern from your site, but please do not repost it onto your page. Remember to share a picture of your own decadent versions of Sayo and Nara-chan with amiguruMEI!

Sidetrack: Ukulele + Amigurumi + MTV

Sidetrack: Ukulele + Amigurumi + MTV

Tomorrow is Malaysia Ukulele Day!

The ukulele is a miniature contraption that goes plunketty-plunk. Made popular in Hawaii, the craze for the toy-like instrument died down when the guitar rock-and-roll phenomenon arrived. In recent years however, more and more people have been giving up on the guitar in favour of the ukulele because it’s apparently a breeze to master! In Britain, certain primary schools are actually replacing the recorder with the ‘uke’, introducing it as the first instrument that children learn to play.

As a tribute to tomorrow’s event, let’s kick off with a video from YouTube on the Japanese ukulele duo, U900 – in their MTVs, they often appear as a bunny and bear amigurumi.

Wish we knew what they’re singing, but the clip is super kawaii all the same!

Turtle-chan retires

Turtle-chan retires

They say time is like the circus – always packing up and moving away.

Turtle-chan used to work in the circus, until he got left behind.

He now spends his time picking strawberries, selling them for a song in return.

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There's only two types of people in the world...The ones that entertain and the ones that observe...

 

 

 

Luna-chan and the Little Prince

Luna-chan and the Little Prince

While the others have tried telling Luna-chan that size doesn’t matter, the big bunny knows better.

You can often find her in a melancholic state at her favourite spot in the garden, pondering about the mysteries of life.

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Why did God make me so big?
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I wish I was the Little Prince. At least he had the fox for a friend.

 

 

Lost

Lost

Having been born in the year of the piggy, Meimoirs has this special affinity with all things oink-like. She grew up singing along to a nursery rhyme that goes something like this:

To market, to market to buy a fat pig; home again, home again, jiggety jig.

Adele and her son Adieu are French teacup pigs with bunnies for pets. It’s bright and early, and the two already have their day planned out – to the market it is.

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Three hours later... Adieu: Mom, are we there yet?
Kaonashi-chan and fatherhood

Kaonashi-chan and fatherhood

Kaonashi, which means “no-face” in Japanese, is a melancholic soul that appears in Spirited Away.

It is a meat-lover, by choice.

In the Japanese culture, there is a word that perfectly describes the design of the Kaonashi character. “Kimokawaii” refers to something that is grotesque to the point of being endearingly beautiful.

Very Kaonashi indeed. 

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Father Kaonashi-chan: I said meat, not mushrooms.