Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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loops & threads® charisma® sorbet™ knit bunny

This floppy soft bunny is sure to be a favorite. She's the perfect size for snuggles sure to be a favorite companion for your little one. 
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Height Sitting = 12" (31 cm)

GAUGE: 14 sts x 18 rows = 4" (10 cm); save time and check your gauge

SPECIAL STITCH EXPLANATION:

  • W&T (Wrap and Turn): With yarn in back, slip next st purl-wise, bring yarn to front, slip st back to left-hand needle purl-wise, bring yarn to back, turn work.

PATTERN NOTES: 

  • Leave long tails when you CO as they are used to assemble rabbit.
  • For the materials and instructions to make the hat featured with the bunny, enter '88273' in the search field at michaels.com.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Body

With Iris, cast on 16 sts. Place marker and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Setup Rnd: *Kfb, k3, pm; rep from * around – 20 sts.

Knit 3 rnds

Inc Rnd: *Kfb, knit to m; rep from * around – 4 sts inc’d.

Repeat Inc Rnd every 4th rnd, 5 more times – 44 sts.

Remove all markers except beginning of round marker and knit 8 rnds.

Next Rnd: *(K7, pm) twice, k6, k2tog, pm; rep from * once more – 42 sts.

Dec Rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * around – 6 sts dec’d.

Repeat Dec Rnd every other round 3 more times.

Repeat Dec Rnd every round once more – 12 sts remain.

Cut yarn, thread through rem sts, and pull to close.

Step 2

Legs (Make 2)

With Iris, cast on 14 sts. Place marker and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 30 rnds.

Inc Rnd: *Kfb, k5, kfb; rep from * once more – 18 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.


Heel: K8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t, p3, w&t, k4, w&t, p5, w&t, k6, w&t, p7, w&t, knit to end.

Knit 13 rnds.

Dec Rnd 1: *K2tog, k1; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 2: K2tog around – 6 sts.

Cut yarn, thread through rem sts, and pull to close.


Arms (Make 2)

With Iris, cast on 12 sts. Place marker and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 24 rnds.

Inc Rnd: *Kfb twice, k1; rep from * around – 20 sts.

Knit 7 rnds

K2tog around.

Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to close.


Step 3

Ears (Make 2)

Note: Ears are knit flat in rows on 2 dpns.

With Iris, CO 11 sts.

Rows 1-18: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 19: (K1, p1) twice, s2kp, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 20: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 21: K1, p1, k1, s2kp, k1, p1, k1.

Row 22: K1, p1, k3, p1, k1.

Row 23: K1, p1, s2kp, p1, k1.

Row 24: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 25: K1, s2kp, k1.

Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to fasten off.


Finishing:

Step 1 To stuff body, start with the arms and legs with a light stuffing.

Step 2 Now, stuff the hands and feet more firmly.

Step 3 On legs and arms, use tail from CO to gather bumps from each CO st and pull to close top of leg/arm.

Step 4 Sew on legs and arms.

Step 5 Next, stuff the head. With a single strand of Blossom embroider a nose and mouth on face, following decrease lines.

Step 6 With Blossom, embroider an eye on each side of the face, just below the second decrease on each side.

Step 7 Use the tail from CO to gather bumps from each CO st and pull to close back of head.

Step 8 Sew on ears, using tail from CO, then fold CO edge to sew on head in a “V” shape.

Step 9 Use the CO tail from body to sew body to head.

Step 10 With Blossom, make a pom-pom and sew on back of body for tail.

Step 11 Weave in any remaining ends.


Step 4

ABBREVIATIONS:

CO = Cast on

Dec(‘d) = Decrease(d)

Inc(‘d) = Increase(d)

K = Knit

Kfb = Knit into the Front and Back of the Next St (1 St Inc’d)

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together (1 St Dec’d)

P = Purl

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

S2kp = Slip 2 Sts Tog as if to K, K1, pass both slipped sts over k st

Ssk = Slip Slip Knit (1 St Dec’d)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

W&T = Wrap and Turn


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  • 809187840
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