Emma the bunny was the second animal to join the menagerie, and she rapidly became the number one favourite with all our customers. The irresistible floppy ears have made thousands of people fall in love with her and pick up their hooks and crochet the pattern.
My niece and nephew's reaction to my second ever crochet project may well be one of the main reasons why I kept going.
Emma the bunny was catapulted to fame in a very early copy of Simply Crochet Magazine and has become the most popular little animal I've taken onto Create and Craft TV. The bunny pattern has a broad appeal partly due to looking fantastic in most of the Toft colours. I have personally crocheted one in stone, silver and cream, but have seen gorgeous examples in steel, fudge and mushroom. Thousands of you have made this pattern and they can all be seen on Ravelry and on the #edsanimals hashtag.
Emma remains one of Edward's favourite animals and sits in pride of place on his mantlepiece when she's not enjoying a cup of tea with him from his tin teaset. I am certain that my original stone DK bunny will be in my family for a very long time.
The 'meet my menagerie' campaign is a 50 day countdown to the official launch of my Edward's Menagerie book. The Edward's Menagerie paperback can be ordered HERE.