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How to Knit a Bunny from a Square

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square

Knit a Bunny from a Square from my easy knitting pattern! From just a knitted square, you will enjoy making a stuffed softie animal shape of a Bunny. These little cuties are quick knit gift favorites for beginning knitters and one of my most popular projects.

After knitting a square swatch in the easy Garter Stitch, you will begin to shape it easily into a cute bunny. Watch my fun step-by-step video lesson below and get hopping on making cute little rabbit friends.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square

Full knitting video tutorial + pattern below

MATERIALS to Knit a Bunny from a Square

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Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice (I used worsted weight)
Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn (I used size 7 US)
Tapestry Needle

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Bunny from a Square

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

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Knit a Bunny from a Square

STEP 1: Cast On 30 Stitches

To begin, we will cast on any number of stitches you choose! In this example shown, I am casting on 30 stitches with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn.


STEP 2: Knit a Square in the Garter Stitch

Knit your piece in the Garter Knit Stitch Pattern until your piece is a perfect square. The Garter Stitch is simply knitting the Knit Stitch every single row. 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.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square


STEP 3: Stitch a Triangle for the Bunny Head

Loosely stitch a triangle shape using yarn and our tapestry needle. First, we will stitch all the way across our piece in the middle. Then, form a triangle. With both of our yarn ends on the side of our piece, place a ball of stuffing.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square


STEP 4: Cinch Stitches for Bunny Head

Cinch up your bunny! Your bunny’s head and ears are immediately formed! Too cool! Then, just stitch up the back.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square


STEP 5: Make a Pom-Pom Tail

Finish your bunny with a little pompom for its tail. I like just winding yarn around a fork to make mini pom-poms.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square


STEP 6: Embroider a Bunny Face (optional)

Give your bunny extra personality by embroidering a face in any colors and features you chose. I am adding eyes, a nose, and whiskers.

Knit a Bunny from a Square

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I hope you are inspired to knit up this super fun, cute, and easy Bunny from a Square in your next knitting project. You can get really creative and share them with others. Make sure to hop on over to more Easter knits, like my new Easter Egg Dishcloth, classic Easter Bunny Egg Cozies, and the entire collection of Bunny knitting ideas.

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