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The body of the bunny is worked in one piece in the round (a great big spiral) in single crochet.
Wool: I used Patons Spirit but any sock weight angora or angora mix would work.
Step 1: Start of by crocheting a circle like this: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa091104.htm But just keep going with round 1 and it will make a spiral. Increase slowly to make the circle bigger. When you have the diameter of the head you want, stop.
Step 2: Now crochet one single crochet into each stitch. So you are no longer increasing. Do this until you have the length of head you want then stop.
Step 3: Now decrease by stitching 3 stitches (one single crochet into one stitch) into the crochet as normal then stitch the next two together. Do this for a complete round. For the next round crochet one single crochet into each stitch.
Step 4: Increase now by stitching into 2 stitches as normal (one single crochet into one stitch) then stitching 2 stitches into the next single stitch for one round.
Step 5: Increase until you have the diameter of body you want.
Step 6: When you have achieved the diameter you want, stitch one single stitch into one stitch until you have achieved the length of body you want.
Step: 7: Decrease slowly to make a rounded bum. Stuff the body when you have a small gap left and then finish off with the stuffing inside
Step 8: Ears: Crochet 2 rectangles about a third of the body long and 4 rows wide.
Step 9: Back Legs: Crochet a circle and continue working in a spiral when you have reached the diameter you want crochet one single crochet into one stitch until you have the length you need. Please a small bit of stuffing in each leg leaving the end off the tube open.
Step 10: Do the same as Step 9 but shorter.
Step 11: Brush everything with a pet ‘slicker brush’ until all parts are nice and fluffy.
Step 12: Sew legs onto the bottom of the body and ears on the top.
Step 13: Sew on nose and eyes. The nose is just two stitches repeated until bold (You will need to trim the hair in a circle where the nose will be. The eyes are two black fimo beads.
Step 14: You will now have a very fluffy bunny, trim hair to give character.