Geranium the Germ Away Bunny

Ok but really, what do you actually call a pattern like this?!  I must have bunnies on the brain. Partly because of Easter, but maybe also because I sang "Little Bunny Foo Foo" to my one year old about 6 times today.  

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Have I mentioned I have a one year old?  Have you ever noticed that they are like walking germ factories who try their very hardest to get sick?  Then they do everything they can think of to pass it on to you!  Now I know this isn't intentional, but sometimes I really do have to wonder... 

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Needless to say, hand sanitizer has become a big thing in my life lately, and I just happened to pick up a new one today. And to rescue it from what is, inevitably, the bottomless pit of the diaper bag, I decided to whip up a cute little Pocket Bac holder.  This pattern fits the Bath and Body Works Pocket Bac hand sanitizer perfectly and keeps it easily accessible!

These work up really quickly, and if you are looking for a last minute Easter basket filler-this would be perfect for an older kiddo's backpack. 

Supples:

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Abbreviations

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl St: Slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet

Pattern Notes:

Gauge is mostly unimportant for this pattern, but as you are making it check to make sure it has a tight fit around the hand sanitizer bottle.  This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Sanitizer Holder

Ch 8

Round 1: Starting in 2nd ch from the hook, SC 6, 2 SC, (continue working along the back side of the chain) SC 6, 2 SC (16) 

Round 2-11:  SC around (16).  Use a stitch marker to keep track of the first st of the round

Round 12: SC 10, ch 8, turn and sl st in the 5th ch from the hook and down the rest of the chain. Sl st to the next SC in round 11.  Tie off. (The chain and loop created in the round will attach to a button on the back of the bunny.  This helps keep the hand sanitizer tight in the holder)

Bunny ears (make 2)

Ch 9.  Starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, HDC 3, SC 3, sl st, ch 2, (working along the back of the chain) sl st, SC 3, HDC 3.  Attach to first HDC with a sl st.  Leave a long tail for attaching to the holder.

Top Loop

Start with a long tail of yarn, Ch 6 tightly, tie off leaving a long tail.  Tie tails together to make a loop with the ch 6.

Assembly

Use long tails to sew ears onto the holder.  Tie the loop onto the top of the holder.  Use black and pink yarn to stitch on a face.  Sew a small button onto the middle of the back (pink for a bunny tail!) Weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy pattern!

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This pattern was designed and written by Megan Meyer.  It may not be shared or distributed either physically or electronically.  You may sell finished products created with this pattern using your own images.  If you have any pattern questions, please email me at leftinknots@gmail.com.  Thank you for your cooperation! © Megan Meyer