Easter Bunnies

I felt like a change from knitting ducklings and decided that little bunnies would make a welcome addition to my knitted range.  They are so cute and work so well for Easter as well as for new babies or small children.  My daughter loves them and wants a whole family full!

Bunny in progess

They knit up quite quickly as they are plain stocking stitch with a little shaping and the added twisted cord bow hides the gathering for the neck. It’s quite simple to do the cord, but it does look funny when I have a piece of yarn tied around a knitting needle held under my foot and am twisting it round using my finger! It works though. Instead of adding a knitted tail I’ve added a tiny pom pom, which looks so cute at the back.

Easter bunnies

As the bunny is stuffed with tested stuffing it can be washed (gently) and there are no parts to injure little mouths or fingers. The face is hand stitched in place so each one is different, and the bow cord is stitched in place too so no chance of a little mouth swallowing it. An ideal little gift for a first Easter.

I’m working on a pale blue one next and then I think I might add a bow to the end beneath the ear. Any colour suggestions?

Happy crafting

2 thoughts on “Easter Bunnies

    • The pattern is adapted from one by Jean Greenhowe. There are lots of her pattern books available from good knitting stockists. I hope you like them x

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