Bunny Cable Knitting Pattern

This sweet Bunny Cable Knit Stitch Pattern brings out the most adorable little bunny rabbit shape, perfect for your Easter and Springtime knitting!

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

A knitted pillow with Bunny Cable stitch pattern propped up on a window in white yarn

The twisted cables create the backside of an adorable bunny, complete with a bobble tail. The Bunny Cable itself is simply 8 stitches in the middle of a knitted square shape.

I hope you enjoy getting creative with this pattern, easily knitting up blankets, scarves, and pillows.

CLOSE-UP LOOK at the Bunny Cable Pattern

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Bunny Cable Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

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Bunny Cable Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

Placing Stitch Markers on Either Side of the Bunny Cable Portion

A close up of hands holding a knitting needle with white yarn cast-on stitches

MATERIALS for the Bunny Cable Knit Stitch Pattern

This sample was created with size 11 US knitting needles and bulky weight yarn.

• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
• Knitting Needles, sized appropriately for your yarn
• Cable Needle
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle

A metal cable needle, straight knitting needles, tapestry needle, stork scissors, and white ball of yarn

KNITTING PATTERN + CHART for the Bunny Cable

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BO = Bind Off
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
SSK =  Slip, Slip, Knit
K2Tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over

C2B = Slip 2 Hold Back: Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
C2F = Slip 2 Hold Front: Knit 2 + Knit 2 from Cable Needle
C4B = Slip 4 Hold Back: Knit 4 + Knit 4 from Cable Needle

MB = Make Bobble for Bunny Tail
• Knit into 1 stitch, remain on needle
• YO + K 2x (makes 5 sts)
• Turn P 5, Turn K 5, Turn P 5
• Turn SSK, K1, K2Tog (3 sts remain)
• Turn P3
• Turn Slip 1, K2Tog, PSSO (1 st remains)

How to Knit a Bunny Cable Knit Stitch Pattern with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


I have created a color-coded system in both the written and chart patterns to easily discern the different cable stitches at a glance. I hope it helps!

Cast On 30 Stitches

Rows  1 + 2: K30

Start Body

Row 3: K2, P9, K8, P9, K2

Row 4: K11, P8, K11

Row 5: K2, P9, C2B, C2F, P9, K2

Row 6: K11, P8, K11

Row 7: K2, P9, K8, P9, K2

Row 8: K11, P8, K11

Row 9: K2, P9, K4, MB, K3, P9, K2

Rows 10, 12, 14, + 16: K11, P8, K11

Rows 11, 13, + 15: K2, P9, K8, P9, K2

Start Head

Row 17: K2, P9, C4B, P9, K2

Rows 18, 20, 22, + 24: K11, P8, K11

Rows 19, 21, + 23: K2, P9, K8, P9, K2

Start Ears

Row 25: K2, P9, C4B, P9, K2

Rows 26, 28, 30, + 32: K11, P2, K4, P2, K11

Rows 27, 29, 31: K2, P9, K2, P4, K2, P9, K2

Row 33: K2, P26, K2

Rows 34 + 35: K30

Bind Off


I hope you are inspired to knit up this sweet Bunny Cable design in your next knitting project. If you’d like even more Bunny knitting fun, please check out my entire collection of Bunny knitting ideas. Joining my mailing list and subscribing to my YouTube channel Studio Knit are easy ways for us to stay connected!

Happy Knitting to You!

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