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
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.
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!