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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 rabbit. These little cuties are quick knit gift favorites for beginning knitters and one of my most popular projects.

After knitting a square swatch in any easy knit stitch pattern of your choice, begin to shape it easily into a cute bunny. Keep reading to get easy written steps with photos, along with my fun step-by-step video lesson, and get hopping on making cute little rabbit friends.

Hop on over to find more adorable Springtime knits, like my Easter Egg Dishcloth, Bunny Cables, and classic Easter Bunny Egg Cozies.

knitted bunny softie in garter stitch with blue yarn
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🧶 Knitting Supplies

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Knitting supplies of light blue yarn color, knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

💡 Knitting Techniques

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💖 Knitting Instructions to Make 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.
Casting on knitted stitches to begin garter square swatch for bunny.

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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.
A knitted square in the garter stitch pattern with yarn.

Want another interesting texture? If you’re feeling extra creative, you may wish to try any other easy knit and purl stitch pattern of your choice.

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

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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.
Stitching a triangle and cinching up the knitted bunny head.

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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, add more filling, then stitch the entire body up.
Bunny shape from a knitted square after cinching up the head.
Stitching up the back of the knitted bunny with yarn and a tapestry needle.

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STEP 5: 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.
Embroidering a bunny face with yarn and a tapestry needle.
Front face of the knitted bunny from a square.

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STEP 6: Make a Pom-Pom Tail

  • Finish your bunny with a little pompom for its tail.
  • You may simply wind yarn around a fork to make mini pom-poms.
  • My video tutorial shows you exactly how to quickly make this adorable finishing touch.
Making a pom pom with yarn and a fork

📺 Watch Video Tutorial

Printable Knitting Instructions

knitted bunny softie in garter stitch with blue yarn

Knitting Pattern Instructions

Yield: Bunny from a Square
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

Learn how to easily knit a bunny with this fun quick knit pattern.

Materials

  • Yarn - 42 yards of Worsted Weight in any fiber and colors of your choice

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Size 7 US straight needles
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

STEP 1: Cast On 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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STEP 5: 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.

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STEP 6: 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.

Notes

KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Bunny from a Square

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

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