Knit a BUNNY from a SQUARE knit in the garter stitch! 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.
MATERIALS to Knit a Bunny from a Square
KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Bunny from a Square
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WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS to Knit a Bunny from a Square
To begin, we will cast on any number of stitches you chose!
In this example shown, I am casting on 30 stitches with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn.
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.
Now, we will 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, then cinch up your piece.
Your bunny’s head and ears are immediately formed! Too cool!
Then, just stitch up the back.
Finish your bunny with a little pompom for its tail. I like just winding yarn around a fork to make mini pom poms.
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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NEW BUNNY FROM A SQUARE VARIATIONS
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!
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.
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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. So quick to knit.
Make sure to hop on over to my recent tiny Amigurumi Bunny, as well as this year’s new variations of Bunny Knit Stitch Patterns with 6 Textured Softies.
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