Bunnies {free pattern}

I am obsessed with trying to find ways to use up scraps of yarn and leftover partial skeins. If you don’t believe me or haven’t been following long enough you can check these out: Pencil Sleeves, Curvy Pouch, Picture Frames, Pencil Toppers and Coasters.

I have been wanting to make bunnies for a long time and yesterday the idea just popped in my head and I made a bunny.

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And because bunnies need friends, I made another one.
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I even caught them telling each other secrets.
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So do you want to make a bunny

Pattern

Materials

 

DK weight yarn (You can use any weight of yarn, just use needles two sizes smaller than the ball band suggests, so the stuffing doesn’t show)

Size US 2 DPNS

Tapestry needle

Microfilling (or anything you would like to use for stuffing)

Scrap embroidery floss or yarn for embroidering the eyes and nose.

Abreviations

Kfb Knit front and back in the same stitch

K2tog Knit two stitches together.

* … * repeat stitches between the asterisks

Instructions for the body

Cast on 6 stitches, arrange on 3 needles, join in the round and mark the first stitch.

Round 1: Kfb all stitches (12 stitches)

Round 2: *Kfb, K1* (18 stitches)

Round 3: *Kfb, K2* (24 stitches)

Round 4: *Kfb, K3* (30 stitches)

Round 5: *Kfb, K4* (36 stitches)

Round 6: *Kfb, K5* (42 stitches)

Round 7: *Kfb, K6* (48 stitches)

Round 8: *Kfb, K7* (54 stitches)

Round 9: *Kfb, K8* (60 stitches)

Round 10: *Kfb, K9* (66 stitches)

Round 11 – 21 : Knit all stitches around. (66 stitches)

Round 22:*K2tog, K 9* (60 stitches)

Round 23:*K2tog, K 8* (54 stitches)

Round 24:*K2tog, K 7* (48 stitches)

Round 25:*K2tog, K 6* (42 stitches)

 

Now would be a good time to embroider the face and stuff the bunny half full.

 

Round 26:*K2tog, K 5* (36 stitches)

Round 27:*K2tog, K 4* (30 stitches)

 

Add some more stuffing

 

Round 28:*K2tog, K 3* (24 stitches)

Round 29:*K2tog, K 2* (18 stitches)

 

Add some more stuffing

 

Round 30:*K2tog, K 1* (12 stitches)

Round 31:*K2tog* ( 6stitches)

 

Add more stuffing if you can.

 

Cut off a long tail and using a tapestry needle thread through the remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.

Instructions for the ears [Make 2]

Cast on 6 stitches, arrange on 3 needles, join in the round and mark the first stitch.

Round 1: Kfb all stitches (12 stitches)

Round 2: *Kfb, K3* (15 stitches)

Round 3: *Kfb, K4* (18 stitches)

Round 4: *Kfb, K5* (21 stitches)

Round 5: *Kfb, K6* (24 stitches)

Round 6 – 16 : Knit all stitches around

Round 17: *K2tog, k6* (21 stitches )

Round 18: *K2tog, k5* (18 stitches )

Round 19: *K2tog, k4* (15 stitches )

Round 20: *K2tog, k3* (12 stitches )

Round 21: *K2tog, k2* (9 stitches )

Bind off, leaving a long tail.

Finishing

Sew the ears on the bunny and weave in any remaining ends.

Make a pompom and sew it on as a tail.

 

Comments
  • Mar February 19, 2012 at 1:33 am

    They are so cute and there is an idea for left over yarn!
    Thx 4 sharing

    • jessyz February 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

      You are welcome. I love using up left overs

  • barb March 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Just the right size for those little hand on the first Easter.

    • jessyz March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

      Yes my 4 year old loves them.

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  • hilda March 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Might try them using wool, and felting them — would give them a little fuzzy texture.

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