Knitted Long Legged Easter Bunny

This is a cute knitted Easter bunny. Not only does he have a basket full of chocolates, it also has really long legs!

Knitted Long Legged Easter Bunny

What you need

Size 6 (4mm) Knitting Needles
Double Worsted (8 ply) Wool
2 tan pom poms or knit them as below



Instructions

Here is a pattern to help you make this bunny:

Easter Bunny With Basket Pattern

Right Leg

Cast on (17)

Row 1, K into the back of each stitch

Row 2,  P row

Row 3, Inc Kwise into every stitch (34sts)

St-st 6 Rows

Row 10, K4,K2 tog 9 times, K12

Row 11, P1 Row

Row 12, K4, K2 tog 5 times, K 10 (16sts)

Continue in st-st until work measures 10″ (25cms)

Leave 16 sts on a spare needle.

Left Leg

Cast on (17sts)

Row 1, K into the back of every stitch

Row 2, P

Row 3, Inc Kwise into every st (34sts)

St-st 6 Rows

Row 10, K12 , K 2 Tog  9 times, K 4

Row 11, P 1 Row

Row 12, K 11, K2 Tog 5 times,K4.

Row 13, P 1 Row

Row 14, K10, K2 Tog 3 times, K4 (16)

Continue in st-st until work measures 10″ (25cms)

Body & Head

K these 16 sts then pick up and K the 16 sts from the right leg. (32)

Row 1, P 1 Row

Row 2, K 15, K twice into the next 2 sts, K 15

Row 3, P 1 Row

Row 4, K 15, K twice into the next st, K2, K twice into the next st, K 15

Row 5, P 1 Row

Row 6, K 15, K twice into the next st, K4, K twice into the next st, K 15

Row 7, Continue in this way until you have 50 sts.

Now decrease instead of Increase in the same way as above until you have 40sts.

K 6, K 2 Tog 5 times, K8, K2 Tog 5 times, K 6 (30sts)

st-st 8 Rows

Row 15, (K1, inc Kwise into next 2 sts) to the end.

st-st 25 Rows  (50sts)

Next Row, K2 (K2 tog, K2) to the last 2 sts, K2 (38sts)

Next Row , P 1 Row

Next Row, k2, (K2 tog, K1) to the end. (26sts)

Next Row, P1 Row

Last Row, K 2 Tog to the end.

Thread yarn through stitches and draw up and fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

Cast on (24sts)

St-st 16 Rows

Now decrease by K2 Tog  until last 2 sts, K 2 tog.

Every alternate Row P.

Continue decreasing until 2 sts remain. Cast off.

Inner Ear (Make 2)

Cast on (2sts)

Row 1, P and every alternate Row.

Row 2, K twice into first and last st

Row 3, P 1 Row

Row 4, K twice into first and last st.

Carry on increasing in this manner until 24 sts remain.

Now decrease in the same way until 10 sts remain. Cast Off.

Arms (Make 2)

Cast on (10sts)

Row 1, P 1 Row

Row 2, K twice into every st (20sts)

st-st 9 Rows

Row 12, K 2 tog, K to last 2 sts, K 2 Tog

Row 13, P 1 Row

Row 14, K 2 tog, K to last 2 sts, K 2 Tog

Row 15, P 1 Row

Continue in st-st until work measures 7″ (17 cms).

Now decrease at each end of the next and every alternate row and P ever alternate Row until 8 sts remain. Thread Yarn through sts and fasten off.

Cheeks

Using Tan cast on (2sts)

K 1 Row

Row 2, inc on 1st and last stitch

P 1 Row

Row 4, inc on 1st and last stich

K 1 Row

Row 6, Dec on 1st and last stitch

K 1 Row

Row 7,  Dec on 1st and last stitch

K 1 Row

Thread yarn through stitches and gather the edge to make a circle, fill with wadding and fasten off.

Sew all pieces together and assemble . Fill sparingly to make it soft.

Front Panel (In White)

Cast on 2 sts

P 1 Row

Inc into both sts (4sts)

P 1 Row

Inc into first and last stitch of the next row.

P 1 Row

Continue in this manner until you have 38 sts

Now begin to decrease in the same manner until you have 16sts remaining.

cast off and sew to the front of rabbit body.

Teeth (In white)

Cast on 6 sts

st st 12 Rows

cast off

fold in half long ways, so that the cast off and cast on row are together. Stitch up the sides. Run a few stitches down the middle, pulled together tightly to give the illusion of two separate teeth.

Stitch into place on face.

Basket

Cast on (10sts)

Row 1,  K

Row 2, K

Row 3, K twice into first and last st (12sts)

Row 4, K

Row 5, K twice into first and last st (14sts)

Knit the next 8 Rows.

Row 14, K 2 Tog at the beg and end. (12sts)

Row 15, K

Row 16, K 2 Tog at the beg and end. (10sts)

Row 17, K

Cast off and place card stock into base for support.

Basket Sides

Cast on (51sts)

K 1, P1 every Row for 14 Rows. Cast off.

Basket Handle

Cast on (31sts)

K1, P1 every Row for 4 Rows. Cast off.  Stitch sides to base and handle to sides with remaining yarn.

All done!

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Comments

  1. Be nice if all the instructions were in the pattern. You don’t say how to sew it up or even to sew it up. To bad you don’t answer questions for people who want to make this pattern. You don’t explain the terms you use like other patterns do. This pattern is very new knitter friendly at all. Love the rabbit. Hate the bad instructions. Off to the trash with this pattern.

  2. How do I pick up the stitches on the spare needle to start making the body?

  3. New knitter question: What does “Kwise” mean?
    Rating is before making this. Thanks

  4. I made an Animaniacs Wakko with this pattern! He turned out PERFECT!!!!!!

  5. puccalove1999 says:

    its fun to do

  6. hi,
    Love the bunny!
    Just wanted to ask… Where is the overlay you mentioned in the diagram?

    Regards,
    Alene

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