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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Little Bunny

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Lion Brand« Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0214AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 16 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Perfect for Easter or any other occasion, this sweet little rabbit is inspired by the handmade toys of generations past.
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Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
Ivory Blossom Seafoam Slate Ebony Charcoal Heather 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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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amounts of brown and white yarn
 

Knit Little 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.

NOTES:

1. Bunny is knit with small needles to create a dense fabric, suitable for a stuffed toy.
2. Head/Body and Legs are worked flat for ease in knitting.

BODY
Beginning at top of head, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3 and 5: Purl.
Row 4 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6 (Increase row): *K1, Kfb in next st; rep from * across - 36 sts.
Rows 7-23: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), without changing the st count.
Row 24 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 18 sts at the end of this row.
This decrease row is the Bunny's neck.
Row 25: Purl.
Shape Body
Row 26:
Kfb in each st across - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 27-55: Work in St st as established.
Row 56 (Decrease row): *K2tog, k next st; rep from * across - 24 sts.
Row 57: Purl.
Row 58 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 12 sts.
Row 59: Purl.
Row 60 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

EARS (make 2)
Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3-29: Work in Garter st (k every row).
Row 30 (Decrease row): K2tog, k8, k2tog - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Row 31: Knit.
Row 32 (Decrease row): K2tog, k6, k2tog - 8 sts.
Row 33: Knit.
Row 34 (Decrease row): K2tog, k4, k2tog - 6 sts.
Row 35: Knit.
Row 36 (Decrease row): K2tog, k2, k2tog - 4 sts.
Row 37: Knit.
Row 38 (Decrease row): (K2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Row 39: Knit.
Row 40: K2tog.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining st and knot securely.

LEGS (make 4)
Cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3-19: Continue in St st as established.
Row 20 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

TAIL
Cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3-5: Work in Garter st.
Row 6 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 12 sts.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

FINISHING
Seam Head/Body to make a tube, stuffing lightly before sewing closed.
With medium brown yarn, embroider straight st eyes and nose. With white yarn, embroider straight st whiskers. Fold cast on edge of Ears and sew to Head. Seam ends of rows of Tail, stuff lightly and sew to back of Body. Seam Legs, stuff lightly before sewing closed.
Sew Legs to Body.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 16 reviews)
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Knit Little Bunny Reviewed by Cierra Smith-Voytek on 2013-05-10 *****
Super cute, fast, and easy to make


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