Knitted Easter Bunny – The Gentlemen

This adorable knitted Easter Bunny pattern shows you how to knit a suave bunny for picnics or baskets.

Knitted Easter Bunny – The Gentlemen

What you need

Size 6 US or 4mm metric needles
2-50g balls of fluffy brown Fashion yarn
1-100g ball of light/ tan Double Worsted or 8 ply
Small amount of tan /white /black felt
Size 12 inch or 30 cm



Instructions

(Using one strand each of fluffy yarn and the Tan color Double Worsted or 8 ply throughout)

Download the Knitted Bunny Pattern.

Begin at the bottom of the body.

cast on 13 stitches
1) knit into the back of every stitch
2) Knit twice into every stitch ( 26)
3) Knit
4) Knit
5) Knit 2 knit twice into the next stitch ( to the end ) (34)
6) Knit
7) Knit
8) Knit 2 knit twice into the next 2 stitches ( to the end) (50)
9) Knit
10) Knit
11) Knit
12) Knit
13) Knit 2 knit 2 together twice (to the end) (34)
14) Knit
15) Knit
16) Knit
17) Knit
18) Knit 2 knit 2 together ( to the end) (26)
19) Knit
20) Knit
21) Knit
22) Knit
23) This row begins the head knit in a color thread ( to be taken out when your rabbit is finished)
24) Knit 14
39) knit 2 together ( to the end) (13)
40) knit
41) knit 1 knit 2 together ( to the end ) (6)

Thread yarn through stitches and secure.

Draw up your cast on stitches and bring the two edges in this will be your back seam.

Stitch half way up the back then draw up at the top and come down the back seam leave a gap so you can fill with wadding. Before filling the bottom section place a piece of card in the base to give it stability finish filling then close up.

This completes the body.

Ears (make 2)

1) knit into the back of every stitch
2) Knit
3) Knit twice into every stitch ( to the end ) (8)
4) Knit 14 rows
19) knit 2 together knit 4 knit 2 together (6)
20) knit
21) knit 2 together knit 2 knit 2 together (4)
22) knit 2 together twice (2)
23) knit 2 together – thread yarn through stitch and secure.

Make up

Stitch the inner felt ear in place at this stage.
The ears are positioned at the top of the head.

Feet – make 2

With 2 strands of yarn cast on 6 stitches
1) knit into the back of every stitch
2) Knit
3) Inc into first and last stitch (8)
4) Knit
5) Knit
6) Knit
7) Knit
8) Inc into first and last stitch (10)
9) Knit
10) Knit
11) Knit
12) Knit
13) Knit
14) Knit 2 together knit 6 knit 2 together (8)
15) Knit
16) Knit
17) Cast off.

Make up
Stitch the felt sole to the bottom of your feet.

The feet are positioned with the sole facing forwards.

Arms (make 2)

Cast on 4stitches
1) knit into the back of every stitch
2) Purl
3) Knit twice into every stitch (8)
4) Purl
5) Knit 1 knit twice into the next stitch to the end (12)
6) Purl
7) Stocking stitch 15 rows
8) Knit 1 knit 2 together )to the end (8)
9) Purl

Thread yard through the stitches and secure.

Make up
Draw up the cast on stitches and Stitch the two sides together fill with wadding then close the cast off edges now secure in position on your  bunny.

Once your rabbit is complete. Use the picture for directions on the face.

Use your diagram for directions for the felt waste coat and bow tie. Note the waist coat is made in one piece.

That’s it. Finished!

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Comments

  1. Peggy Cartwright says:

    Interesting thing… goes from (24)Knit 14 to suddenly (39) knit 2 together ( to the end) (13)
 aren’t there some rows missing… also, nothing about that different color thread… it it to be continued. VERY confusing instructions

  2. Lyn OBrien says:

    I tried to print the gentleman bunny project but there is too much other stuff
    on the page so it just can’t be done without having to hand write it

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