Easter Bunny knitting pattern [FREE]

Last year I made a fun little Easter video showcasing some knitted Easter eggs and a bunny.


It's only taken me a year, but I have finally created a pattern for the eggs, which you can find on my shop. I am donating all proceeds to the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.


Here is a pattern for the little bunny head which you can have for free :) It is really quick to knit up so its perfect for a last-minute Easter project, and will make a cute addition to a basket!


If you try this pattern, I would love to see your results! Tag me on Instagram @karlacourtney



Skills and abbreviations:


Materials required:

  • 4x4mm double-pointed needles (or needles that are one size down from the size recommended on your wool label)

  • 50g white wool (I used Aran weight)

  • Small skeins of black and pink for the face

  • Wool needle

  • Scissors

  • Stitch holder

  • Stuffing


Pattern:


Cast 8 sts of white wool onto a double-pointed needle. Split across 3 needles 2-4-2 as pictured below:


With a fourth double-posted needle, start knitting in the round.

  • 1st rnd: Inc1 in every st. You have added 8 sts and now have 16 sts

  • 2nd rnd: K the entire rnd

  • 3rd rnd: *K1 Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd. You have added 8 sts and now have 24 sts.

  • 4th rnd: K the entire rnd

  • 5th rnd: *K2 Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd. You have added 8 sts and now have 32 sts.

  • 6th rnd: K the entire rnd

  • 7th rnd: *K3 inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd. You have added 8 sts and now have 40 sts.

  • 8th to 24th rnds: K the entire rnd

Stop here and stuff.


Place 14 sts from the front needle (the one with 20 sts) and 14 sts from the back needles on a stitch holder and reconfigure the remaining 12 sts across two needles 6-6, as pictured below:

Cut the wool and reattach it and begin to work only these 6 sts.


Shaping the ear:

  • 25th rnd: K2tog for the entire rnd. You have removed 6 sts and now have 6 sts.

  • 26th rnd: Inc1 in every st. You have added 6 sts and now have 12 sts.

  • 27th to 39th rnds: K for the entire rnd

Stop here and stuff the ear.

  • 40th rnd: K2tog for the entire rnd. You have decreased 6 sts and now have 6 sts.

Cut your wool leaving around 6cm remaining. Thread a wool needle and pull this through the remaining sts at you remove them from the needle.


Remove the remaining 28 sts from the stitch holder and reconfigure them across two double-pointed needles as pictured below:



You are going to reattach the wool to the base of the ear you just completed and start knitting from here.


Binding off the space between the ears:


Holding your needles parallel, knit through two stitches at once so that you only have one stitch. Refer image below:



Do this again so you have 2 sts on your right needle (or left if you are left-handed).


Repeat this casting off method until you have cast off 16 sts, leaving 13 (split across two needles 7-6)


NOTE: you will have one remaining st from casting off, so you will have 7 to start. K3 tog on your first rnd to remove this additional st.


Repeat instructions for shaping the ear, above, to create your second ear.


Make-up:


Embroider on the face using your black and pink wools, referencing the bunny image at top (I introduce my wool from the base of the head to conceal it!)


Hide any loose wool ends inside the bunny head – simply thread them with a yarn needle, poke them inside the body/legs and out the opposite side, pull tightly, cut and then let the yarn end snap back inside.


Happy Easter!








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