Bunny Pajama Bag

Here is a knitted pattern for making a bunny shaped pajama bag that will be a hit with the kids.

Bunny Pajama Bag

What you need

4 x 40 g. balls of white Brushed Yarn.
1 20 g. ball pink.
1 pair 4 mm. needles.
1 metre pink ribbon.
Stuffing for the head.
Pink embroidery cotton for eyes and the nose.




Instructions

Measurements

When complete, your rabbit will measure about 38cm. long.

Tension

To get the correct tension your knitting should measure 11 stitches to 5cm. over garter stitch worked on 4mm. needles.

If it does not measure this size, change the needles to a size smaller or larger and measure the tension again.

Body

Cast on 44 stitches.
Knit 2 rows. 3rd row * K.l, increase in next stitch by knitting into front and then back of the stitch, repeat from the * to the end of the row. (66 stitches.) Knit 1 row.
5th row * K.2, increase in next stitch, repeat from the * to the end. (88 sts.)

Knit without shaping until work measures 30cm. from cast on edge.

Shape top

Next row * K.2 tog., repeat from the * to end. (44 sts.)

Next row * K.2, K.2 tog., repeat from * to the end. (33 sts.)

Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread the end into a wool needle and thread it through all the remaining stitches. Put aside until you have made the head.

Head

Cast on 30 stitches.
Knit 8 rows.
9th row K.ll, increase in next stitch,
K.5, increase in next stitch, K.l2.
Knit 1 row.

11th row K.12, increase in next stitch,
K.5, increase in next stitch, K.13.
Knit 1 row.
13th row K.13, increase in next stitch,
k 5, increase in next stitch, K.14.

Knit 1 row.

15th row K.14, increase in next stitch,
K.5, increase in next stitch, K.15.

Knit 1 row.

17th row K.15, increase in next stitch,
K.5, increase in next stitch, K.16.

Knit 1 row.

19th row K.16, increase in next stitch,
K.5, increase in next stitch, K.17.
Knit 7 rows. (42 stitches).
27th row K.14, K.2 tog., K.10, K.2
tog., K.14.

Knit 3 rows.

31st row K.2 tog., K.12, K.2 tog., K.8,
K.2 tog., K.12, K.2 tog.

Knit 3 rows.

35th row K.2 tog., K.ll, K.2 tog., K.6,
K.2 tog., K.ll, K.2 tog.

Knit 3 rows.

39th row K.2 tog., K.10, K.2 tog., K.4,
K.2 tog., K.10, K.2 tog.

Knit 3 rows.

43rd row K.2 tog., K.8, K.2 tog., K.4,
K.2 tog., K.8, K.2 tog.
Knit 5 rows. (24 sts.)
49th row K.9, K.2 tog., K.2, K.2 tog.,
K.9.

Knit 3 rows.

Last row K.2 tog., K.6, K.2 tog., K.2,
K.2 tog., K.6, K.2 tog.

Break off wool leaving an end. Thread into a wool needle and through the remaining stitches. Draw the thread up and seam the two edges from tip to cast on edge. Stuff and sew along cast on edge.

Seam 5cm. on side edges of body from both cast on and cast off edges of body.

Fold cast on edge so that seam comes in center and stitch edges together.

Slip the other end on its thread holding the stitches over the neck edge of the head.

Draw it up and sew around the neck edge, catching each stitch in place.

The side edges of the body are left unseamed under the body so that you can slip your nightdress inside easily. Make a large pom-pom for the tail and stitch in place.

Ears

Cast on 11 stitches.
Knit 30 rows.
31st row K.4, K.3 sts. tog., K.4.
Knit 23 rows.
Next row K.3, K.3 sts. tog., K.3.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row K.2, K.3 sts. tog., K.2.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row K.l, K.3 sts. tog., K.l.
Knit 1 row.
Last row K.3 sts. tog.

Break off the yarn and draw through the last stitch. Work another white ear in the same way.

Ear linings

Using pink, cast on 9 stitches.
Work in st.st. (Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row.)
Work 22 rows.
Next row K.3, K.3 tog., K.3.
Work 17 rows.
Next row K.2, K.3 tog., K.2.
Work 3 rows.
Next row K.l, K.3 tog., K.l.
Work 1 row.
Last row K.3 tog., break off yarn and
draw through last stitch.
Work 2nd lining in the same way.

To Make Up

Place ear and lining together with right sides touching. Slip stitch edges together down one side, around tip and up other side, leaving cast on edge open.

Turn right side out. Stitch ends inwards and join the wide edges together along ear for about 3 cm.

Sew one ear to each side of head. Embroider eyes and nose. Tie ribbon around the bunny neck.

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Comments

  1. I have to make this! I just love bunnies…

  2. it looks very cute! i love it¬

  3. Cool as

  4. Adorable! I use to have a doll jamies bag when I was little… :-)

    My son puts his jamies under his pillow every day… I bet he would love that little bunny!

  5. So it’s a bag? It’s too cute!

  6. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    I am sorry this is the best photo we have of this project. If someone would like to make it and take a better photo we will be happy to post it.

  7. How can I get a better photo of this project?
    Sabrina

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