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Embroider a Bunny in a Basket for Easter
If you're like me, you're always looking for a good reason to start a new embroidery project and Easter is a good reason! Stitch this darling Easter bunny in a basket pattern as a gift or simply to enjoy some stitching time.
Who wouldn't want to find this sweet stitchery in their Easter basket? Or, if you're pressed for time, why not make a little Easter embroidery kit and include this design along with basic embroidery supplies?
The design can be made into hoop art, added to a ready-to-stitch item or incorporated into another project. You may even find some inspiration in other Easter embroidery projects.
Grab your favorite spring-colored floss and get ready to start stitching!Continue to 2 of 3 below.
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Bunny and Easter Basket Embroidery Pattern
To download the Easter Bunny and Basket pattern, click to open the JPG file and save it to your computer. Adjust the size in an image editing program or use the scaling option when you print it out.
The design works well sized to fit in a 6-inch embroidery hoop, but you can make it larger or smaller. If you choose to make it a lot smaller, you may want to eliminate the extra weaving lines on the lower part of the basket.
Please Note: These patterns are copyrighted © by Mollie Johanson and are licensed to About.com, Inc. The patterns are free for your own personal use and creating finished embroidery available for sale in small quantities. Please do not redistribute these patterns in any way.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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Easter Bunny and Basket Stitching Guide
This Easter design can be stitch with basic embroidery stitches, so even if you're new to embroidery you can jump right in. If you are a more advanced stitcher, try using more fill stitches to really bring this pattern to life!
Stitch suggestions are given, but you really can do this with whatever stitches you like.
Embroider the bunny and the lower portion of the basket with back stitch and 4 strands of floss. Use chain stitch and 2 strands of floss for the eggs and the basket handle.
Stitch the bunny's eyes with french or colonial knots and 3 strands. Use satin stitch and 2 strands for the bunny's nose.
The colors shown for the pattern are DMC 632, 543, 3779, 210, 3822 and 598.
Of course you can choose your favorite spring or Easter shades for this project. Consider mixing up the look by making the bunny chocolate brown or changing the basket to a bright color!
Happy Easter Stitching!