knitted bunny pattern
I wish I could remember who taught me this lovely, simple knitted bunny so I could give them credit but it was over ten years ago.
To begin cast on 20 stitches (for a tiny bunny), you can cast on as many stitches as you like, the more you add the larger the bunny will be. Use 8ply wool and 4mm knitting needles.
Knit about 40 rows or until it is a square, you can measure this by folding the square on the diagonal and if it folds evenly it is a square.
Find the middle of the square by folding it in half.
Using the same colour wool and a wool needle, stitch along the middle using running stitch making sure to leave a long tail to pull together later. This will be the first side of a triangle.
Then stitch up to the top of the square at a 45 degree angle to form the second side of the triangle.
Then back down at a 45 degree angle towards the tail end of the wool to complete the triangle.
Take out the needle and pull the two ends of the wool gently and you will see as they come together that the ears and the head of the bunny is forming.
Before you close it up stuff it with a little wool fleece.
Pull it closed and tie a knot to secure the thread. Tuck one thread into the body of the bunny.
Stitch the back of the bunny closed using the other thread.
Next stuff some wool fleece into the body not too much.
Stitch along the bottom to seal up the bunny.
Now pull this point of the bunny up to the neck and make a few stitches there to secure it. Ooow soo cute.
Using a small amount of wool fleece you can make a tail using a felting needle and a sponge. To begin, make the fleece into a ball shape by rolling it between the palms of your hands then place it on the sponge and use the felting needle to form a little firm ball. Then use the felting needle to attach the tail to the body.