Carrot sled for the Winter Bunny!
As I was preparing the Winter Bunny pattern for publishing the thought came to me that the Bunny needed an orange sled instead of a red one then the next thought was carrot sled, of course! That's so fun, so I just had to make one! If you been following this blog then you've already seen the Winter Mice and their red sleds and the Snow Mouse. This is my latest series that I've named "Winter Friends".
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Use the same weight yarn for the sled as the yarn you used for your bunny.
Pick up the Bunny pattern here
The sled pictured was made with Red Heart Comfort Yarn in Tango ~ 3232 and the green part is Emerald ~ 3233
I did not measure out how much yarn I used, it doesn't take much yarn to make one sled.
same hook size you made your bunny with
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
plastic mesh sheet *any type as long as you can bend it
20 gauge wire *you can use a lighter gauge wire
How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = crochet 2 hdc stitches together
f/o = finish off
TIP: When working in rows of hdc it is easy to miss the last st of the row so if your ends start looking a little wonky it's because you're not working the last st. The last st of hdc rows will always be slightly pulled down so you will have to look for it and make sure your hook is going through both loops of the st.
1) chain 13
2) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (12)
*chain 2, turn and begin in the 3rd st from the hook. Do this for each and every row
3-17) 1hdc in each st for 15 rows
18) 1hdc in next 4st then hdc2tog twice then 1hdc in next 4st (10)
19) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
20) 1hdc in next 4st then hdc2tog then 1hdc in next 4st (9)
21) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
22) 1hdc in next 3st then hdc2tog then 1hdc in next 4st (8)
23) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
24) 1hdc in next 3st then hdc2tog then 1hdc in next 3st (7)
25) hdc2tog then 1hdc in next 3st then hdc2tog (5)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing
Cut a piece of plastic mesh in the shape as your crochet carrot pieces. Cut 2 lengths of wire about 12 inches each (in the photos you might notice my wire is looped more times than instructed here, I had cut it too long so don't worry if your wire doesn't loop around as many times as shown in the photo). Loop a wire through a square in the top corner of the mesh sheet then loop the loose ends through a square about 3 inches down, then back up and squeeze the wire with pliers to make sure it's laying flat. Tape up the ends so there's no risk of the ends poking through. Test the piece before sewing. See if it holds the shape when you roll the front end, if it doesn't hold in place on its own then that means you used a lighter gauge wire so just add more wire and repeat the step of wrapping and taping.
Click on photos to enlarge them. The first picture is borrowed from my red sled pattern.
Roll the front of the sled, I used a small bottle to roll the front of the sled with and that helped give me an even roll.
For the rope use green, chain 40 and f/o. Sew to the top on each side of the green.
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