Bun-Bun the Rabbit, Knitting Pattern and Tutorial


I have another little pattern to share with you today, his name is Bun-Bun the Rabbit. I am knitting these little critters as part of a series ie the cat, owl and now the rabbit. They are really easy and simple knits and I enjoy making them and sending them out into the world… If you have any suggestions for other patterns, do let me know.

Here’s the pattern:)

Oddments of variegated dk wool
4mm circular needle or dpns or 4mm straight needles
Sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing

If you would rather knit this pattern flat, then just use straight needles and knit in stocking stitch and sew up the back of your bunny.

kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

Bun-Bun the Rabbit Pattern: Copyright Linda Dawkins
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (20 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (40 stitches)
Rounds 4-15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round knit 2 stitches on the end (26 stitches)
Rounds 17-25: Knit

Round 26: Knit 2 stitches together across the round (13 stitches)

Round 27: Knit.


Break the thread and thread the yarn onto a sewing needle. Thread the needle through the stitches and pull tight, sew in the end.

Stuff Bun-Bun with fleece and when full, sew the opening at the base closed.


Knit 2 ears in garter stitch.

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Row 11: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2

Row 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1

Row 13: Knit 1, knit 2 together

Row 14: Knit 2 together

Bind off

In the above photo I have shown how you sew the base of the ears together to make them bend and look rabbit-like:)

Sew the ears onto the top of the head.


I have given Bun-Bun arms by sewing into the knitting. Hold up the knitting and sew in and out in a downward and forward direction. This will give you arms.


Tail: Pompom

Wind your wool around a piece of card about an inch and a quarter thick. Wind the wool generously around, the more you wind, the bushier the tail will be!

Gently remove the wound wool and tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the wool, (rounded ends to be on the sides). Tie very tight!

Cut the rounded ends and you wull have a bushy tail. Trim to neaten it.

Sew the tail onto the back of your bunny.

Eyes and Nose:

Needle felt the eyes and nose on with fleece and a felting needle or use buttons.

And there you go, 1 Bun-Bun:)

Have a great day everyone!



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15 Responses to Bun-Bun the Rabbit, Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

  1. Ginny July 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Perhaps a little bird of some type would be cute – though I know you’ve already done an owl. The basic shape with some cheeks might be a bit hamster like.

  2. lori July 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    adorable! i want to make many bun buns! thank you linda!

  3. Andrea from ziezo July 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Penny July 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Awwwww! That is adorable!

  5. Regina Murphy Silvia July 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Glorious so cute Love and God Bless please stay safe and well x0x0x0

  6. Marny CA July 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Sooooo cute! Looks like it could be a hat.

    Hmmm, other aminals . . . hedgehog!!

    Thank you for caring so much about us.

    Your creativity is awesome.

  7. I Trigonis July 27, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Thank you, Linda. How simple and sweet your darling bunbunrabbit. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  8. Wonder Why Gal July 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Aw, that little bunny is adorable. It would be perfect for handspun.

  9. AllyB July 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Such a cute little bunny! That yarn was a great choice.

  10. Cathy July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    That’s soooo cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  11. Connie July 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I love your little bunny!! Thanks so much for the pattern – I’m sure some little ones around here are going to be enjoying one soon :o)

  12. Barbara Szatkiewicz July 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    He is too cute. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I have 2 G’daughters that will love him.:)

  13. MaryJo August 5, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Very cute bunny!

  14. bug September 7, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    These are SO CUTE! I love the owl and the kitty, too.
    How about a mouse? Or a hedgehog with a hat, to go with the story One Snowy Night?

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