When Claire Reagan designed Bunnicula for Geek Knits, she included a bonus little drained carrot pattern! It was so cute and fun, but we didn’t have room for it photo wise. So here it is for free!
***Note: Materials call for skein, but this can easily be made with your leftovers from Bunnicula, or a few dozen yards of white, a yard of black and less than a yard of green!
Drained Carrot for Bunnicula
by Claire Reagan
One Size Only
22 sts and 30 rows = 4″/10cm (10cm) in St st.
Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand (100% premium acrylic), 3½ ounce (100g) skeins, each approx. 170 yards (155m)
1 skeins in White (A)
1 skein in Black (B)
Small amount of green yarn
One pair US size 6 (4mm) straight needles
Washable toy stuffing
With A, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: M1L twice, k1—5 sts.
Row 5: K1, M1L, k1, M1L, k1—7 sts.
Row 7: K1, M1L, k3, M1L, k1—9 sts.
Row 9: K1, M1L, k5, M1L, k1—11 sts.
Rows 10–14: Work in St st.
Row 15: K1, M1L, k7, M1L, k1—13 sts.
Row 17: K1, M1L, k9, M1L, k1—15 sts.
Row 19: K1, M1L, k11, M1L, k1—17 sts.
Row 21: K1, M1L, k13, M1L, k1—19 sts.
Rows 22–26: Work in St st.
Rows 27–38: Repeat rows 15–26—27 sts.
Row 39: K2tog across to last st, k1—14 sts.
Row 40: P2tog across—7 sts.
Cut yarn, draw through remaining sts, pull tight, and secure. Weave in ends prior to stuffing. Sew seam using mattress stitch and stuff to desired firmness.
With B, sew 2 bars on the side of the Carrot for fang marks. With green yarn, cut two 10″ lengths of yarn. Sew to top of Carrot in center of each strand, leaving ends hanging as fringe. Knot ends close to base of Carrot. Unravel fringe to look like a carrot top.
Photos by Kyle Cassidy. Models Miracle Laurie and Leah Cevoli. Bad cropping job on the carrot photo by me!