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Free Knitting Pattern: Easter Bunny

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0137AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
Seafoam Ebony Green Tea Wine
*Superwash Merino Cashmere (Article #821). 72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere    ; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter
 

Easter Bunny

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle, and increased 1 st.

NOTES:

1. Bunny is worked with small needles to create a dense fabric, suitable for a stuffed toy. All pieces are worked flat.

BODY
Beg at base of Body, with A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 2 (Inc Row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4 (Inc Row): Rep Row 2 - 24 sts.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 6 (Inc Row): *K1, kfb; rep from * across - 36 sts.
Row 7: Rep Row 1.
Row 8 (Inc Row): *K2, kfb; rep from * across - 48 sts.
Rows 9-35: Beg with a p row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Row 36 (Dec Row): *K2, k2tog; rep from * across - 36 sts.
This decrease row is the Bunny's neck.
Row 37: Rep Row 1.
Shape Head
Row 38 (Dec Row):
* K1, k2tog; rep from * across - 24 sts.
Row 39: Rep Row 1.
Row 40 (Inc Row): Rep Row 6 - 36 sts.
Rows 41-43: Rep Rows 9-11.
Row 44 (Dec Row): K12, (k2tog) 6 times, k12 - 30 sts. This decrease row shapes the Bunny's face.
Rows 45-49: Rep Rows 9-13.
Row 50 (Dec Row): Rep Row 38 - 20 sts.
Row 51: Rep Row 1.
Row 52 (Dec Row): (K2tog) - 10 sts.
Row 53: Rep Row 1.
Row 54 (Dec Row): Rep Row 52 - 5 sts.
Do not bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through rem sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

EARS (make 2)
With A, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 2 (Inc Row): (Kfb, k2, kfb) twice - 12 sts.
Row 4 (Inc Row): (Kfb, k4, kfb) - 16 sts.
Rows 5-15: Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Row 16 (Dec Row): (K2tog, k4, k2tog) twice - 12 sts.
Row 18 (Dec Row): (K2tog, k2, k2tog) twice - 8 sts.
Row 20 (Dec Row): (K2tog) across - 4 sts.
Do not bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through rem sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely. With rem yarn tail, seam each Ear, adding stuffing as you sew.

LEGS (make 2)
Beg at top edge, with A, cast on 16 sts.
Row 1-19 (WS): Beg with a p row, work in St st.
Row 20 (Inc Row): K6, (kfb) 4 times, k6 - 20 sts.
Rows 21-23: Work in St st.
Row 24 (Dec Row): (K2tog) across - 10 sts.
Row 25: Purl.
Row 26 (Dec Row): Rep Row 24 - 5 sts.
Do not bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through rem sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

ARMS (make 2)
Beg at top edge, with A, cast on 12 sts.
Rows 1-15: Beg with a p row, work in St st.
Row 16 (Inc Row): K5, (kfb) twice, k5 - 14 sts.
Row 17: Purl.
Row 18 (Dec Row): K5, (k2tog) twice, k5 -12 sts.
Row 19: Purl.
Row 20 (Dec Row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through rem sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to head above face shaping. Seam Head/Body to make a tube, stuffing lightly before sewing closed. With B, embroider straight st eyes and nose. Sew Ears to Head. Seam Legs, stuffing lightly before sewing closed. Sew Legs to Body.
Tail
Following package directions, make a pom-pom with B. Tie to back of Body.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Easter Bunny Reviewed by Melissa Niemeyer on 2013-07-05 *****
Went smoothly. Ended up with a cute bunny!


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