Bunny Booties Knitting Pattern

bunny booties

This baby slippers pattern has full instructions on how to knit the slippers and the ears.

The slippers are knit flat on straight needles, with the ears knit separately and then attached.

This pattern is great for beginners as it uses basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, while also introducing you to increasing and decreasing to shape.

I have included a list of knitting abbreviations at the end of the post and instructions on how to make up the finished product.

The bunny booties pattern is meant for babies aged between 6-9 months.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

Bunny baby booties pattern

Bunny Slippers

The baby bunny shoe pattern is easy to follow, making each slipper flat on straight needles and decreasing to shape.

The ears can be adapted to your own specifications – making them shorter or longer. You can also experiment with the eyes and nose, adding a smile, closed eyes or some pink to the nose.

The pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a quick project and great for stash busting – any yarns you have leftover from other projects can be used up for baby slippers.

Bunny baby booties pattern

Baby Bunny Slippers

I have made slippers using cotton, and wool/acrylic blends but find that cotton is a great choice to use for baby.

There are so many good cotton yarns out there to choose from, one of my favourites is Rico cotton and Sublime yarns.

Lion Brand also has a great cotton range  – their 24/7 cotton which comes in a range of colours.

bunny baby booties

Yield: Bunny slippers

Bunny Booties Knitting Pattern

Bunny Booties Knitting Pattern
This baby slippers pattern has full instructions on how to knit the slippers and the ears. The slippers are knit flat on straight needles, with the ears knit separately and then attached.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • 1 x ball of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK in Pebble (006) – Yarn A
  • 1 x alternate colour yarn B in cream – Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK in Little linen (344)
  • A small amount of dark brown for eyes/nose/mouth
  • Any Light 03 yarn.

Tools

  • 1 pair x 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

Instructions

Sole

  • Using yarn A cast on 53sts
  • Row1: *inc, k24, inc* twice, k1
  • Rows 2-4: knit
  • Row 5: *inc, k26, inc* twice, k1
  • Rows 6-8: knit
  • Row 9: *inc. k28, inc* twice, k1
  • Row 10: knit
  • Knit a further 10 rows

Divide for the top of the foot

  • Row 1: k36, k2tog, turn
  • Row 2: k8, s1, k1, psso, turn
  • Row 3: k8, k2tog, turn
  • Rows 4-23: as rows 2-3 ten times
  • Row 24: as row 2
  • Rows 25-28: knit across all stitches

Cuff

  • Change to k1, p1 rib and work 25 rows.
  • Change to yarn colour B
  • Row 1: purl
  • Row 2: bind (cast) off knitwise.

Second bootee

  • Make the second bootee to match.

Bunny ears – Make 4

  • Using yarn A cast on 8sts.
  • Work 23 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch, dec each end of rows 15, 19 and 23.
  • Change to yarn b and work 23 rows in stockinette stitch (starting with a purl row), inc each end of rows 2, 4 and 8.
  • Bind (cast off)
  • Make 3 more ears to match.

Making up >

Using a flat seam, join foot, heel and back of ankle. Weave in any loose ends. Join ear side seams. Stitch base of ears to booties.

Embroider faces using dark brown yarn.

Notes

Size – depending on the type of yarn you use, these booties should fit a 6-9-month-old.

Abbreviations

Beg – beginning

Cont – Continue

Dec – decrease by knitting the next 2 stitches together

Foll – following

Inc – increase by knitting into the front and back of next stitch

K – Knit

K2tog – knit next two stitches together

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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