Small rabbit to love – free knitting pattern
Thank you to the lovely Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits for sharing her adorable pattern with us for free. Her teeny tiny small rabbit makes a perfect soft toy for tiny hands. Soft and cuddly this adorable small rabbit is ideal for keeping little ones happy in the pushchair, car seat or at bedtime. It’s easy to make and Julie has shared lots of super helpful DIY step by steps to show you how to make your own adorable teeny tiny bunny soft toy.
Small rabbit pattern & step by steps
You can see from the image above that you can make small rabbits and teeny tiny bunnies from the one pattern, simply by changing up the needle size and yarn type you use. The bunny top left, for instance, is made using Jamiesons Spindrift and 2.25mm needles and the little rabbit bottom left with Camarose Snefnug on 3.5mm needles. How you add the face features also brings totally different personalities – so this pattern is really one to have some fun with!
First off, download your Small Rabbit free pattern: https://www.frombritainwithlove.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/little-bunny-knitting-pattern-free.pdf (you can also print it out once downloaded, if you prefer).
Decide what yarn/needle size you are going to use. To help you decide, here’s the image above, along with the yarn type/needle size guide…
Step by steps to help you make your own little rabbit
Other patterns by Little Cotton Rabbits
Find the most lovable soft toy knitting patterns by Julie over on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Littlecottonrabbits
Choose from cuddly teddies, dogs, badgers, rabbits and other cute critters as well as gorgeous clothes to add to their little wardrobes. I’ve picked out a few of my own favourites to share here, but do check out the whole collection. I think you might fall in love with at least one of them.
First off, how adorable is this teeny tiny rabbit as a little toy for one of the larger knitted bunnies?
Find the rabbits and clothes shown above in the Little Cotton Rabbits available on Etsy – love the idea of making one of these teeny tiny bunnies for the bigger rabbits to cuddle. How adorable are these tiny bunny slippers? There are lots of pretty dresses to make with this pattern as well as dungarees/pinafore dress with pockets to make with this one.
The three larger bunny rabbit knitting patterns available on Etsy are: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/754628642/toy-knitting-pattern-for-a-small-rabbit which is 7 inches tall. This one is a couple of inches taller at 9 inches: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/150803661/toy-knitting-pattern-for-a-bunny-rabbit and this one is a couple of inches smaller at around 51/2 inches tall: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/682550398/toy-knitting-pattern-for-a-mini-bunny
Unicorn / Horse soft toy in a dress knitting pattern
This adorable pattern is new to Julie’s collection and adapts from a cuddly horse or pony to a unicorn or donkey.
The pattern is 23 pages long and contains over 70 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions.
The dresses are knitted flat using fingering/4ply yarn on 2.75mm needles and seamed. One is knitted in two colours in stranded colour-work and the other in a single colour with a lace design.
Mouse knitting pattern
This pattern includes the really sweet (and removable) clothes. So much more fun for little ones. There are loads more tiny clothes knitting patterns to choose from too, like this New Cabled Sweater for 9 inch soft toys.
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