This free Easter craft project shows you how to knit hot cross buns with this free knitting pattern.
What you need
3.75mm needles or size 9
8ply wool in Light Brown & Fawn
Black embroidery Thread for Currants
Toy Filling for Stuffing.
Size: 4 inch each
Tension: Cast on 24st stst 32 rows equals a 4 inch square
Bun Base –
Using Fawn cast on 8st & k 1 row.
Inc 1st at each end of next 4 rows then following 3 alt rows. 22st.
Work 8 rows straight.
Dec 1st at each end of next & following 4 alt rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows. Purl 1 row, Cast off.
Bun Top –
Using L/Brown cast on 8st & k 1 row.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row. 10st.
Using a separate length of yarn for each colour change and twisting yarns together at back of work when changing colour to avoid making a hole, continue as follows:
Using L/Brown inc in 1st stitch, k2, using Fawn k4, using L/Brown k2, inc in last st. 12st.
Keeping the centre 4st in Fawn, inc 1st at each end of next 2 rows then following 3 alt rows. 22st. Work 2 rows straight.
NEXT ROW: P 2 L/Brown, 18 Fawn, 2 L/Brown .
NEXT ROW: Knit 2 L/Brown, 18 Fawn, 2 L/Brown . Rep last 2 rows once more.
NEXT ROW: P 9 L/Brown, 4 Fawn, 9 L/Brown,
NEXT ROW: K 9 L/Brown, 4 Fawn, 9 L/Brown.
Keeping to centre 4st in Fawn dec 1st at each end of next & following 4 alt rows. Dec 1st at each end of next 2 rows.
Using L/Brown only dec 1st at each end of next row. P 1 row. Cast off remaining 8st.
Sew 2 circles together leaving an opening for the stuffing. Stuff firmly and sew close the opening.
Embroider black currants using knots on top of the buns.
Note: This is a Vintage Pattern that has not been tested by our members if you find an error or have successfully knit this pattern then please let us know so we can note it down.