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.
WATCH BUNNY FROM A SQUARE VIDEO INTRO
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MATERIALS to Knit a Bunny from a Square
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KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Bunny from a Square
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BUNNY FROM A SQUARE VARIATIONS
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.
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!
HOW TO KNIT A BUNNY FROM A SQUARE
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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS and PHOTOS 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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