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How to knit an Easter bunny – free pattern and step by step tutorial

March 18, 2019

How to knit an Easter bunny – free pattern and step by step tutorial. I fell in love instantly when I first came across Claire Garland’s Dot Pebbles knitting patterns. She has created a menagerie of knitted bunnies, mice, foxes, baby deer and other animals that really do tug at your heart strings. Claire somehow manages to capture the essential beauty and vulnerability of baby animals in her knitting.

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If you’re looking for a craft project to do over the Easter holidays, I have just the thing! Claire has kindly shared her pattern to knit an Easter bunny with all the details you need to make one yourself. Or make a whole family of them and fill your home with adorable knitted Easter loveliness!

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Download your FREE Easter Bunny knitting pattern

To download your FREE Easter Bunny knitting pattern with full details of how to knit your own Easter Bunny, click here >> Easter Bunny Knitting Pattern PDF

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Simple to make, and probably the cutest baby bunny pattern out there, why not have a go yourself? I’d love to see how you get on.

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Step by step images

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This usefully marked image shows you how your finished knitted piece should look before you start sewing it up

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Using the marker pins will help you line up before sewing together

 

5 essential tips from Claire

1 Don’t overstuff

Definitely my number one tip – don’t over stuff! If you look at real bunnies they are quite loose-fleshy so try and emulate this with your stuffing – especially around the neck and chin and belly areas.

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2 Take time to mould the face

Play around with the face squishing. By that I mean use you fingers to indent the eyes, finding that correct bunny face look, before working the stitches that will create the eventual ‘face squish’. Then add in your eyes.

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3 Experiment with different yarn

I’ve just bought some hand-dyed yarn which has specks of brown within it which I can’t wait to try out with some mohair. Note: I love knitting with mohair but it’s not a suitable material for babies under one year old.

4 Consider ‘felting’ your bunny

If you wanted ‘extra’ fluffiness and you’ve used pure wool or alpaca – or maybe cashmere – why not slightly ‘felt’ your bunny? To do this: when the bunny is completed wash it in warm water with a tiny amount of liquid soap. Gently rub and agitate the toy by hand before rinsing out completely and rolling in a towel to remove excess water. Re-shape and sculpt then leave to dry away from direct heat.

5 Make bunny bespoke

If you wanted to embroider some distinct markings on your (knitted) bunny then you could work some ‘duplicate stitch’, i.e. embroidering the ‘v’ shape to mirror the already knitted stitch in patches over the body or face.

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Follow #IMadeThisRabbit for inspiration

And finally, when you are finished, or if you want more inspiration – then follow along with my hashtag #IMadeThisRabbit on @dotpebbles_knits Instagram or my facebook page with the same hashtag name.

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thanks to @funkyfibres and @lillinthemoon for these two lovely images saved to the hashtag.

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Claire sells a range of her knitting patterns 0n Ravelry and Etsy including these adorable bunnies:

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You can also buy Claire’s Wild Rabbit pattern and knitting kit from her Etsy shop here

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25 Comments

  • Chris Whild March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Where do I obtain this lovely pattern?

  • Sharon March 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Unable to download this pattern using links provided. Can you please advise?

  • Amy March 21, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    This is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing

    • Laura Dunkley March 21, 2019 at 11:34 pm

      I’m so glad you like it – do share a photo if you make one!

  • Paola March 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Thank you for sharing, I will knit it soon!

  • Carol March 25, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Good morning, oh, I so wish I could knit. I’m in love with your bunnies. Do you also crochet the little creatures?

  • Laura Dunkley March 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    So glad you love the bunnies too! I’ve just had a look through Claire’s patterns on Ravelry and can’t see a crochet bunny. Maybe contact her directly via the links in her directory listing – links at top and bottom of this blog post. Good luck!

  • Charmaine March 25, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you so much and to Dot Pebbles! Can’t wait to make them for my girls! 💙

    • Laura Dunkley March 29, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Enjoy! would love to see your finished bunnies!X

  • Annamaria March 29, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Grazie di cuore! Il coniglietto è fantastico!❤

  • Billi Jo March 30, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I am about to start making this adorable bunny, I was noticing the stitch markers you have. I just have the rings. Will they work or will they be stuck in the bunny? Do I need to be able to take the markers out of the piece?
    Thanks!!

    • Laura Dunkley April 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Hi Claire has replied to your question:
      yes, plastic makers are fine or just strands of coloured yarn – they must be removable though
      Hope that helps and good luck with your bunny!

  • Laura Dunkley March 30, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Hello Billi Jo
    I have asked Claire your question and will post her answer here when we have it!
    Thanks
    Laura

  • Sofee March 30, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    So excited for this little rabbit I’ve been knitting all day! I’m a little stuck at the 25 st pickup for belly how should the tail be? Do I pinch the tail together and keep picking up on both sides of the tail?

    • Laura Dunkley March 31, 2019 at 9:12 am

      So glad you’re enjoying making this bunny! I have asked Claire about your question – will post here as soon as I hear back!

    • Laura Dunkley April 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hi
      Claire has replied: Turn out to RS, mattress sew the tail seam
      Hope that helps and good luck with your bunny!

  • Shira Windschitl April 22, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I can’t find where in the pattern I was supposed to put the outter thigh marker. Is it at the color change before the cast on for the short rows?

    • Laura Dunkley April 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

      Hi – I have passed your query on to Claire asking her to contact you directly with the answer – good luck!

  • Faye Alexander April 24, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I seem to have missed where the thigh markers go . .which row? I am knitting a single colour so am also confused with page 4. . . left hind leg is that actually the thigh as shown in pix? can there be another cast on method for these rows as I am not familiar or as working in one colour am confused . . . sorry must be getting too old

    • Laura Dunkley April 24, 2019 at 6:11 am

      Hi Faye – I have passed your query on to Claire asking her to contact you directly with the answer – good luck!

  • Charlene April 25, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Hi Laura. Thanks for sharing the bunny pattern! I’m on page 8 now and about to create the belly but I’m a bit confused how to kick up the left thigh marker and knit 25 sts to the right side. Can you please instruct me or show me a picture 🙂 Thanks!

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