I haven’t done this for so long and I am feeling guilty. I should share more of my patterns online, yes, for free!
I do not at all mind doing this. Ideas come up one after another and I have so much I haven’t published. However, it takes a bit of time and care to write patterns. I also do not want to publish anything without getting pattern checked by a tech editor. I make stitch and row count errors, forget writing some body parts and my making up instructions aren’t clear enough sometimes.
But these bunnies have very short patterns and I felt I could manage without help. So here we go.
Littel Easter Bunnies
• 3g white/pink DK
• Small amount of Felted tweed DK
• Small amount of 4-ply dark brown
Stst: stocking stitch
Kfb: k one through the front then through the back (same stitch)
K2tog: knit two together
P2tog: purl two together
Skpo: slip1, knit1, pass slipped stitch over
WS: wrong side
Cast on 8 sts with white/pink.
Row1 (WS): Purl.
Row2: Kfb in each st. 16 sts
Row4: (K1, kfb) to end. 24 sts
Rows5-16: Starting with a p row, work in Stst.
Row17: (p2, p2tog) to end. 18 sts
Rows18-20: Starting witha k row, work in Stst.
Row21: P2tog, (p2, p2tog) to end. 13 sts
Rows22-25: Starting with a k row, work in Stst.
Row26: k1, (k2tog, k1) to end. 9 sts
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.
Ears: make two
With felted tweed, cast on 4 sts.
Rows1-4: Stst, starting with a p row.
Row5: p1, p2tog, p1. 3 sts
Row7: P1, p2tog, pass the first st over the second and fasten off.
With felted tweed, cast on 10 sts, p 1 row. Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.
To make up
Seam body and stuff. Attach cast-on edge of ears to head. With dark brown DK yarn, French knot eyes. Take two strands from dark DK yarn, embroider mouth and nose with backstitches.
This is such a easy quick knit. You can surely make a pair by Easter.
I got the idea for the design from Japanese sweets, Wagashi.
Wa-gashi are traditional Japanese confections that are often served with tea. They are commonly made of mochi rice cake, sweetened azuki bean paste, fruits and vegetables. Wagashi are typically made from plant ingredients. I am not too keen on butter, cream, sugar sort of sweets, but I absolutely love Japanese sweets. They are ever so dainty and pretty.
We all like small cute things. I hope you will enjoy my little bunnies.