Knitted Rabbit






KNITTED RABBIT

Yarn: Bernat Cotton (one 50g ball made two rabbits, with enough left over to possibly make a third)
Needles: 4 DPNs 3 mm

Body
  • co 3 sts onto one needle
  • kfb of each stitch using a separate needle for each stitch you knit into. You now have 2 sts on each of three DPNs
  • join for knitting in the round
  • k all sts
  • kfb of all sts (12 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k1, repeat from * to end of round (18 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k2, repeat from * to end of round (24 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k3, repeat from * to end of round (30 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k4, repeat from * to end of round (36 sts)
  • k next 6 rounds
  • *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to end of round (30 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end of round (24 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to end of round (18 sts)
  • k all sts
  • stuff the bottom with fibre fill
  • *kfb, k2, repeat from * to end of round (24 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k3, repeat from * to end of round (30 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *kfb, k4, repeat from * to end of round (36 sts)
  • k next 4 rounds
  • *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to end of round (30 sts)
  • k all sts
  • *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end of round (24 sts)
  • stuff the head with fibre fill
  • *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to end of round (18 sts)
  • *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end of round (12 sts)
  • if you need to stuff a little bit more into the head, do it now
  • k2tog to end of round (6 sts)
  • break thread and run through the last 6 sts
Ears
  • co 4 sts
  • work 8 rows of stockinette stitch, ending after the purl row
  • ssk, k2tog (2 sts)
  • p 2sts
  • k2tog, break yarn leaving about 6-inches for sewing
  • thread a darning needle and run the thread from the top of the ear along the stitches on one side to the bottom; use the same thread to now secure the ear to the top of the head; weaving in ends
  • make a second ear in the same way
Eyes & Nose

Using scrap yarn, embroider the eyes and nose with a couple of stitches. Do not use buttons if this is for a young child. Tie a ribbon around the rabbit's neck if desired.

Tail

I forgot to take a photo of the rabbit's behind and fluffy pom pom tail. I just made one up quickly using the old-fashioned method of two cardboard "donuts" and wrapped the yarn around the outside edge of the donut until it was filled in the middle. Tie the pom pom onto the rabbit's bum. They're pretty cute :)




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