Knitted bunny

In my search for more (and more) information about Waldorf I came across this great book ‘Creative Play for your toddler’ by Christopher Clouder and Janni Nicol at my local library.

And since we’re coming up to Christmas (5 weeks… eek) I thought – great – handmade pressie for my little ones 🙂 Starting with this very sweet knitted bunny for Little Miss Q (23 weeks).

So during a long 9 hour drive to visit family I got knitting. Casting on 40 stitches and knitting stocking stitch (knit a row, purl a row, repeat) until I had a square (around 16 cm each side). I also left a nice long strand of wool on each end (from casting on and off) to help sew bunny up later.

To create bunny’s legs I joined each corner together for about 5 cm. Next I sewed along the cast on edge before gathering it to help make bunny’s head. Then I kept sewing to join bunny up (i.e. from head gathering down to bunny’s hind legs).

Stuffing bunny came next and I started by making a head shape and then tying it off with wool. Then I filled the rest of the body and played around with his shape (he? – who knew!) – this part was the trickiest for me (any hints for next time welcome!). Once I was happy with his shape I joined him up.

For the ears I cast on 6 stitches and knitted until they were around 6 cm, before knitting 2 stitches together each row until casting off. Then I sewed these on (again I’d kept some wool attached from casting on to sew with). For bunny’s tail I wound wool around my finger and tied it up.

 I hope she likes him 🙂 Thanks for reading, Kelly


This pattern was reproduced by permission of Octopus Publishing Group Limited. Copyright (c) Octopus Publishing Group Ltd 2008. All rights reserved.
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20 Comments

  • Reply barefoot mama November 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Too cute! How could you not love that:) Great job!

  • Reply Mrs. Bacon November 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Love it! Good job!
    Stopping by from The Southern Institute!
    and oh yes, love the Waldorf and the exclamation points!
    http://briarroseartstudio.blogspot.com

  • Reply Sofia L November 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wow that looks super cute. Great job I’m sure they’re going to love it.

  • Reply The Monko November 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    oh wow thats so simple even i could manage to knit that. what a great idea.

  • Reply Susan Case November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I love it that you read a book and connected it to a creatively made bunny. Wonderful ideas and photos. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Reply charlotte November 23, 2011 at 4:00 am

    so sweet!

  • Reply Linda November 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Just so sweet!!

  • Reply steph November 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

    He’s just begging to be hugged!

  • Reply Kristina November 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    That’s so cute! Thanks for ‘pattern’!

  • Reply FlauschiOhren November 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    That bunny is simply adorable, very well done =)

  • Reply Erin @ Wild Whispers November 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I love that book. LOVE! Great work on the bunny… I need to make some soon.

  • Reply Charity November 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I have this same book out from the library right now – I’m making the felt fishing game for my son for Christmas! That little bunny is so sweet. 🙂

  • Reply Becks November 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Such a sweet little bunny, looks so much more than the work you did, if you know what I mean? I’m sure he will be well loved.

  • Reply Anya November 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    So adorable!

  • Reply pinkundine November 25, 2011 at 4:21 am

    So cute, I love how a simple square (plus ears) turns into such an adorable little toy!

  • Reply jenmun November 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

    how lovely! will try to make one for my kids;)
    JenMuna

  • Reply Amy November 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Aw, too cute! I’m sure she’ll love it. Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  • Reply no spring chicken November 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Very impressive. I don’t think you could improve on the shape!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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