This is a tutorial on how to knit a very simple bunny. You will need some wool, needles , a yarn needle , embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, fleece for stuffing or some other stuffing material. First cast on 24 stitches and knit a square in stockinette ( that means knit a row and purl the next and continue in that manner) until the desired length and then cast off.
Cast on three stitches and knit an ear in what ever length you want . You can decrease at the top of the ear if you want or just gather the top stitches together before casting off. Knit the other ear. Now sew together each corner diagonally to form the legs. Sew up the seam about 3 cm.
Next make a small ball of fleece and insert this under the knitted piece between the front legs. Thread a piece of yarn and sew around the base of this ball so as to create the neck . When you have gone full circle pull the yarn to gather it slightly and then secure the ends and draw them inside the bunny.
You are finished your first bunny. The grey one was knit with alpaca and the green one with the beautiful hand spun yarn from Cathy of novembermoon. This is the yarn from our February swap of homespun and the same wool that I used to make the rooster. Thank you so much Cathy. These bunnies would be wonderful additions to your easter baskets or spring decorations . You can add felt or fabric to the ears and make multicolored tails to jazz them up a bit if you want to. You can also make them in different sizes by varying the size of the square or the thickness of the yarn and needles.