Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square! Just get some toothpicks and split some yarn to knit up these wee little knitted softies! #StudioKnit

Today I’m challenging myself to knit up the tiniest possible Amigurumi Bunny. I love going back to old favorites to see how I can make it new again.  I learned a lot while figuring out how to knit as tiny as can be.  This Bunny came out so cute!

Those of you who are long-time Studio Knitters probably remember my BUNNY from a SQUARE pattern from a few Spring seasons ago.  Over the years, these little bunnies have proven to be quick knit Easter favorites for beginning knitters.

Check out how you can knit these bunnies today. They are sure to be the cutest new addition to your collection of Easter basket treasures.

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MATERIALS to Knit an Amigurumi Bunny from a Square

Materials and Tools - How to Knit a Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square with Studio Knit

Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice (I used acrylic 2-ply weight)
Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn (I used toothpicks)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
• Scrap Yarn


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for an Amigurumi Bunny from a Square

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Slip Knot
Cast On Long Tail Method
Knit Stitch
Garter Stitch
Bind Off


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MY AMIGURUMI CHALLENGE + MATERIALS

I get so many great comments from Studio Knitters making my original Bunny from a Square. Most are really excited at how cool it is that such a sweet 3-dimensional softie can be knitted with such easy techniques.

Many subscribers wonder how we can get even more creative with this Bunny pattern, especially in size. I’ve received dozens of questions asking if it can be knitted bigger or smaller than my example shown. Absolutely it can be any size!

So, this year, I am putting it to the test by knitting one as small as possible.

Materials to Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

ATTEMPT #1: I began by pulling out my smallest knitting needles which are size 3 US along with my fine #2 yarn weight. I started by knitting up a square by casting on 10 stitches and knitting in the garter stitch. However, I realized that the garter stitch made the swatch too thick and difficult to fold and shape into a bunny.

Garter Knit Stitch Pattern - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

ATTEMPT #2: On my next try, I decided to knit in the Stockinette Stitch. Bingo! This simple knit stitch pattern knitted up a much thinner swatch.

Yellow Bunny for Easter - How to Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square

ATTEMPT #3: But I wanted to get even smaller. Now all I needed were smaller knitting needles and yarn. Not wanting to go out in the stormy weather for more knitting materials, I decided to “make it work” with what I already had in my knitting studio.


NEW BUNNY FROM A SQUARE VARIATIONS

Bunny Softies with 6 Different Free Bunny Knit Stitch Patterns and video tutorial by Studio Knit

6 TEXTURED SOFTIES:  Introducing Mr. Garters, Stockie, Seedling, Easter Basket, Bamboo, and Bubbles!

I also receive a lot of comments asking if we can use stitch patterns beyond the Garter Stitch. Absolutely! So, this time, I started out by knitting up squares of my most popular knit stitch patterns. I love my little Bunny Patch Each of my knitted softies has a unique personality that perfectly suits their names.


WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS to Knit an Amigurumi Bunny from a Square

To begin, let’s split some 4-ply worsted weighted yarn to make 2-ply yarn. And for smaller knitting needles? Toothpicks!

How to Split Yarn - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Two Balls of Yarn - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Knitting with Toothpicks - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Begin knitting by Casting On 10 Stitches onto your little toothpicks. Fun! That works so far.

Casting On - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

We will knit our piece in the Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern until your piece is a perfect square. The Stockinette Stitch is simply knitting the right side of your work, then purling the wrong side.

Knitting with such tiny materials is definitely a challenge! I feel like a giant. And these toothpicks have really sharp points and feel really breakable.

While creating my swatch, I’m finding myself needing to remember to breathe. This is stressful! But, it doesn’t take too long, so the finish line is in my sights.

Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

The easiest way to determine when you have knitted an equally sided square is to match up your corners.  Then, it’s time to Bind Off.

Fold to determine when it's a perfect square - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

One Inch - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Next, we will loosely stitch a triangle shape. For the normal sized Bunny, I used yarn and a tapestry needle for this step. But, our swatch is so small, let’s use the thread and a sewing needle.

First, we will stitch all the way across our piece in the middle. Then, form a triangle.

Sew a Triangle - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Rather than using stuffing, I’m going to just ball up a small bit of our scrap yarn to help shape the head.  Then cinch up your piece.

Cinch it up - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Your bunny’s head and ears are immediately formed! So wee tiny, I love it!

Then, just stitch up the back and add a bit more scrap yarn to give it some shape.

Cutest Little Ears - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Sew the Seams - Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit

Since this little guy is so small, I’m deciding to skip adding a pompom tail. And the face is way too small to add eyes, nose, and whisker, so I’m happily skipping that, too.

So, cute! I did it! I think this just might need to be entered into the World Record for smallest knitted Bunny.

Get Hopping! Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square by Studio Knit


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KNIT AN AMIGURUMI BUNNY FROM A SQUARE

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of this knitting pattern, you can watch my video below. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Studio Knit for more fun knitting ideas!


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I hope you’re inspired to knit creatively and make some cute little Amigurumi Bunnies, too! Make sure to hop on over to my original Bunny from a Square tutorial, as well as this year’s new variations of Bunny Knit Stitch Patterns with 6 Textured Softies.

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Knit a Tiny Bunny! I love knitting up these little Amigurumi Bunny from a Square! Just get some toothpicks and split some yarn to knit up these wee knitted softies! #StudioKnit #FreeKnitting Pattern #knittingforbeginners

SQUEE! I love knitting up these tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square! Just get some toothpicks and split some yarn to knit up these wee little knitted softies! #StudioKnit #FreeKnitting Pattern #knittingforbeginners

Knit Tiny Amigurumi Bunny from a Square! Just get some toothpicks and split some yarn to knit up these wee little knitted softies! #StudioKnit