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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 Bunny this Easter Springtime.

After knitting a square swatch in any easy knit stitch pattern of your choice, begin to shape it easily into a cute bunny.

These little cuties are quick knit gift favorites for beginning knitters and one of my most popular projects. Watch my fun step-by-step video lesson below and get hopping on making cute little rabbit friends.

knitted bunny softie in garter stitch with blue yarn

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Bunny from a Square

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Slip Knot
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch
• BO = Bind Off


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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.

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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.

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

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.

Knitted square with hands.

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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.

Knitting a square.

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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.

Constructing a knitted bunny.

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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.

Making a pom pom with yarn and a fork

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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
Click to Play Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

knitted bunny softie in garter stitch with blue yarn

Knit a Bunny from a Square

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: 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.

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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.

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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