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A soft toy knitting pattern
This little Sleepy Bunny is the perfect toy for little ones, but I am not going to judge you if you keep one for yourself. Bunny is roughly 25 cm (just under 10 inches) tall when measured without the ears, so that is a pretty decent size. Go on, knit your own bunny now!

Posted by Absoknittinglutely from Bath, England, United Kingdom • Published See Absoknittinglutely 's 2 projects »

You Will Need

3.5 mm knitting needles
50g DK yarn (acrylic or cotton)
Scrap yarn for facial features
Toy stuffing
Tapestry needle
  • Step 1

    CO: cast on
    BO: bind off
    sts: stitches
    k: knit
    p: purl
    k2tog: knit two stitches together
    p2tog: purl two stitches together
    ssk: slip two stitches as if to knit and knit them together
    ssp: slip two stitches as if to knit and purl them together
    R: round

  • Step 2

    Body (make 2):

    CO 18 sts
    The body is knitted for 34 rows in moss stitch as follows:
    R1: *k1, p1*
    R2: *p1, k1*

    Knit the face in stocking stitch for 10 rows, ending on a wrong side, then start decreasing:
    *R1: ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog
    R2: p all*
    Repeat from * to * until only 2 sts are left. K2tog, cut yarn and pull through to fasten.

  • Step 3

    Ears (make 2):

    CO 8 sts
    *R1: p2, k to last 2 sts, p2
    R2: p all*
    Repeat from * to * for 2 inches. End on wrong side.
    R1: p2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssp
    R2: p2, p to last 2 sts, p2
    R3: p2, k to last 2 sts, p2
    R4: p2tog, p2, ssp
    R5: p4
    R6: p2tog, ssp
    R7: p2
    R8: p2tog
    Cut yarn and pull through to fasten.

  • Step 4

    Assembling and finishing:

    Embroider the face with scrap yarn, making a Y shape for the nose and half-circles for the eyes.
    Sew in the threads of the body and ears.
    Sew the two pieces of the body together, leaving the bottom open. Stuff the bunny with toy stuffing and sew closed the bottom seam.
    Attach the ears to the top of the head.

    Now you have your very own sleepy bunny!

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Amanda M.
Amanda M. · Northfield, Minnesota, US · 78 projects
This is really cute. I think ill try it in worsted.
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