How to knit a bunny rabbit baby – 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.
If you’re looking for a craft project, I have just the thing! Claire has kindly shared her free pattern to knit a baby 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 loveliness!
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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.
knit a bunny rabbit
This usefully marked image shows you how your finished knitted piece should look before you start sewing it up
Using the marker pins will help you line up before sewing together.
knit a bunny rabbit video tutorial
This video tutorial by Claire is really helpful when you come to make up your knitted rabbit:
knit a bunny rabbit – 5 essential tips from Claire
1 Don’t overstuff
Definitely my number one tip when you knit a bunny rabbit – 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.
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.
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. Knit a bunny rabbit your way.
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