Bunny Booties Knitting Pattern

bunny booties

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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.

Bunny baby booties pattern

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

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.

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Baby Bunny Slippers

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

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)

Small amount of dark brown for eyes/nose/mouth

1 pair x 4mm (US 6) knitting needles

Darning needle / tape measure / scissors

Bunny Slippers


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


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.


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

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