How to Knit a Bunny from a Square for Easter

Knit a Bunny from a Square from an easy knit stitch pattern! These little cuties are quick knit Easter favorites for beginning knitters. Celebrate Springtime and Easter with this adorable little bunny easily shaped from a square knit in the simplest of knitting patterns, the Garter Stitch. From just a knitted square you will be able to create the stuffed softie animal shape of a Bunny. Additionally, you can knit up variations of the tiniest possible Amigurumi Bunny + Bunny Knit Stitch Patterns with 6 Textured Softies!

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square

MATERIALS to Knit a Bunny from a Square

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio KnitYarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice (I used acrylic worsted weight)
Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn (I used size 7 US)
Tapestry Needle

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

Knit a Bunny from a Square

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

STEP 1: 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 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: 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 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: Finish your bunny with a little pompom for its tail. I like just winding yarn around a fork to make mini pom poms.

STEP 6: Give your bunny extra personality by embroidering a face in any colors and features you chose. I am adding eyes, a nose, and whiskers.

How to Knit a Bunny from a Square


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

AMIGURUMI BUNNY: 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! To prove this, I knitted up the smallest possible little Amigurumi Bunny using toothpicks. Really!


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 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.


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 entire collection of Bunny knitting ideas

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