Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Simple Hand Knit Bunny Pattern
When I checked on the link I gave you a couple of posts ago to the bunny pattern I had submitted to Rhythm of Home many years ago, I realized too late that it was no longer available.
So I have rewritten it, to share here.
Little Hand Knit Bunny
Small amount of yarn - use knitting needles and yarn weight that result in atight knit.
Cast on 10 stitches (leave a 12" tail) and knit 10 rows (all garter stitch).
Break Yarn and cast on 10 stitches (leave a 20" tail) on the same needle of first leg.
Knit second leg for 10 rows.
Next row: Knit across both legs to form body and head for 28 rows.
Next row: Bind off and leave about 12" of yarn when breaking yarn.
Sew up first leg with shorter tail yarn up to the crotch.
Sew up second leg with longer tail yarn up to the crotch. Tie both yarns together to secure in place at crotch. Continue sewing longer tail up the back and back of head of bunny. Tie a knot at top.
Using a crochet hook, stuff legs and then body and head. Using a piece of new yarn and yarn needle, sew a running stitch between bunny's head and body and tie securely to form the neck. Weave yarn ends and cut.
Knit Bunny Ears:
Cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Repeat rows 1 and 2, 7 times (14 rows total)
Row 11: Knit first 2 stitches together, knit 4, knit last 2 stitches together
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: Knit 2 stitches together, twice
Repeat for second ear.
In contrasting color, crochet inner ear.
Row 1: Chain 12 stitches
Row 2: Turn and single crochet in 11 stitches across, finish off
Repeat for other ear.
Using a yarn needle, sew inner ear down middle of bumpy section of ear (the outer parts of the ear will curl inward a little).
Sew ears to top of head. Sew top of head closed.
Add eyes and other features if desired.
Arms (knit 2)
CO 8 stitches, knit 8 rows, BO
Sew running stitch around top and then sew sides together, stuff, sew last end closed and sew onto bunny.
Repeat for other Arm.
Using a crochet hook (size G for worsted weight yarn, size D or E for sport weight) -
Round 1: 6 single crochets in second chain from hook.
Round 2: 2 single crochets in each single crochet (12 stitches)
Round 3: 2 single crochets in each single crochet (24 stitches)
Sew a running stitch around the edge, put a small amount of wool in the center and pull tight.
Sew onto back side of bunny.
Perhaps crochet a scarf for your bunny.