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Hot Cross Buns

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Knitting Instructions simple and quick to knit but you do need to be comfortable changing yarn colours within a row

Description

Children will have hours of fun playing with these hot cross buns.  Knitted in DK yarn on smaller needles to keep the weave tighter so that no stuffing can seen nor pulled out by small fingers. Also great to make for gift and fair products to sell. Knitted flat with 3.5mm (US #5) knitting needles to give a tight weave

The bun is made in two pieces, the bottom, and top half.  The raisins are embroidered after being completed with French knots (you could use beads but are not as realistic).  The cross is worked simultaneously as the top of the bun piece is worked.

Best of all no need to weave in the yarn tails as it all can be used as part of the stuffing!

What you need: 

    • YARN:  The original was worked in DK yarn, DMC Merino Essentiel 4 in  Shade #876 Toffee, #880 Cream and #854 Dark Brown (1 ball of each, except you use very little of the dark brown)
    • Knitting needles size:  5 mm  (US: 5)
    • Yarn needle
    • Scissors
    • Toy stuffing, preferably the synthetic ball type

     

    TENSION/GAUGE:  Tension is not essential as it is a toy, however, label of yarn indicates 22sts and 28 rows in stst over 10×10 cm
    (4x4ins) using 4mm (US 6) single pointed needles.

    FINISHED SIZE:  Approximately 7cm (3 ins) across, when stuffed

    As with all my patterns, as a gift to you, included in your instant downloadable .pdf pattern is a print-to-cut out & make matching envelop, to store your pattern

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