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Knitted Rabbits
Every bunny needs a juicy carrot for lunch and this bunny is no exception. He is made in luxury baby alpaca yarn to give him a furry coat as soft as silk. You can substitute the yarn for any DK (8-ply) weight as long as you work to a similar tension (gauge).

Tension (gauge)
22 sts x 30 rows measures 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles over st st

Size
12cm (4¾in) wide, 22cm (8¾in) high when sitting; carrot 14cm (5½in) long

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  • Step 1

    Head
    Worked in st st.
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles and yarn A cast on 10 sts.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: inc in each st to end (20 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k1, inc, rep from * to end (30 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 5 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k2, inc, rep from * to end (40 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 7 rows.
    Next row: * k2, skpo, rep from * to end (30 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k1, skpo, rep from * to end (20 sts).
    Change to yarn B.
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: (k2tog) across row (10 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: (k2tog) 5 times, break yarn and run through sts on needle, draw up and fasten off. This is the nose end of the piece.

  • Step 2

    Ears
    Make two alike, worked entirely in garter stitch.
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles and yarn A cast on 5 sts.
    Knit 2 rows.
    Inc 1 st each end of next and following alt rows to 
15 sts.
    Work 37 rows in garter stitch.
    Next row: k2tog at each end of row (13 sts).
    Next row: knit.
    Rep last 2 rows until you have 9 sts.
    Work 1 row and cast off. This is the top of the ear.

  • Step 3

    Body
    Worked in st st.
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles and yarn A 
cast on 10 sts.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: inc in each st to end (20 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k1, inc, rep from * to end (30 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k2, inc, rep from * to end (40 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: * k3, inc, rep from * to end 
(50 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 11 rows.
    Next row: * k3, skpo, rep from * to end 
(40 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Now work the front bib. You will need to join in 
separate balls of brown and cream and twist 
the yarns at the back of the work when changing colour to avoid holes.
    Next row: k17 A, k6 B, k17 A.
    Next row: p16 A, p8 B, p16 A.
    Next row: k15 A, k10 B, k15 A.
    Next row: p14 A, p12 B, p14 A.
    Next row: k13 A, k14 B, k13 A.
    Next row: p12 A, p16 B, p12 A.
    Next row: k12 A, k16 B, k12 A.
    Next row: p12 A, p16 B, p12 A.
    Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more.
    Next row: keeping bib pattern correct * 
k2, skpo, rep from * to end (30 sts).
    Next row: p9 in A to bib, p12 B across bib, 
purl in A to end.
    Next row: k11 A, k8 B, k11 A.
    Next row: k12 A, k6 B, k12 A.
    Break B and spare ball A.
    Continue in A only.
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: * k1, skpo, rep from * to end (20 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: (k2tog) across row, break yarn and run through sts on needle, draw up and fasten off.

  • Step 4

    Legs
    Make two alike, worked in st st.
    Using needles size 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) and yarn A cast on 10 sts.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: inc in each st to end (20 sts).
    Next row: k1, inc in each of the next 18 sts, k1 
(38 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 11 rows in st st.
    Shape the foot
    Next row: k9, (k2tog) 10 times, k9 (28 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: k9, (k2tog) 5 times, k9 (23 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: k10, sl1, k2tog, psso, k10 (21 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 19 rows in st st.
    Next row: (k2tog) to last st, k1 (11 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: (k2tog) across row, break yarn and run through sts on needle, draw up and fasten off.

  • Step 5

    Arms
    Make two alike, worked in st st.
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles and yarn A cast on 10 sts.
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: k1, inc in each st to last st, k1 (18 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: k1, * inc, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, inc, 
k1 (24 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 25 rows in st st.
    Next row: k1, * skpo, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 
(19 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
    Next row: k1, * inc, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 
(27 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 7 rows in st st.
    Next row: k2tog, * skpo, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog (16 sts).
    Purl.
    Next row: (k2tog) across row. Cast off.

  • How to make rabbit plushie. Bunny With Carrot - Step 6
    Step 6

    Carrot
    Worked in st st.
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) and orange yarn cast 
on 10 sts.
    Purl.
    Next row: inc in every st to end (20 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: * k1, inc, rep from * to end (30 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 9 rows.
    Next row: * k4, skpo, rep from * to end (25 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: * k3, skpo, rep from * to end (20 sts).
    Next row: purl.
    Next row: * k2, skpo, rep from * to end (15 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows.
    Next row: * k1, skpo, rep from * to end (10 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 3 rows.
    Next row: (k2tog) across row (5 sts).
    Beginning with a purl row, work 5 rows.
    Next row: (k2tog) twice, k1 (3 sts).
    Next row: p3tog, fasten off.

  • Step 7

    Leaves
    Using 4.0mm (UK 8, US 6) needles and green cast 50 sts. Cast off.

  • How to make rabbit plushie. Bunny With Carrot - Step 8
    Step 8

    Making up
    Begin with the head. Weave in the ends and partly sew the seam, which will run underneath the head. Stuff firmly before closing. Gently pleat the ears at the base then stitch to either side of the head. Embroider the facial features with dark grey DK (8-ply) yarn.
    Sew the body seam, which runs down the centre of the rabbit’s back. Stuff firmly and then close. Partly sew the seams on the arms and legs, stuffing each piece before closing; add extra to the feet to give them a nice shape. Sew the arms and legs to the body. Remember to position the legs in a sitting position. Sew the head firmly to the body, tilting it slightly to one side to give a cute appearance. Make a pompom from yarn B and attach to the body.
    Take the carrot and partly sew the side seam. Stuff firmly before closing. Fold the leaf section into loops to resemble leaves. Sew to the top of the carrot. Catch the arms of the rabbit together at the bottom and then place the carrot into the bunny’s arms.

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