Bunny Softie Pattern

bunny softie diy

Make your little one a unique bunny softie with this free and easy pattern.

The pattern uses basic knitting stitches, including garter stitch and stocking stitch.

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bunny soft toy knitting pattern

Bunny Softie DIY

It will also introduce you to shaping, through increases and decreases.

I used a lovely cotton from Rico design in the colours – nature and sand for the pattern, but any baby cotton will knit up well.

This written pattern for beginners includes one size, you could perhaps adapt it if you want to make the bunny toy smaller or larger.

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Bunny softie pattern

Bunny Softie Pattern

This bunny softie was such a great pattern to design and write up.

It was simple to make but the assembly was a little bit fiddly at times, trying to get the arms to stitch in the right places and be equal, I think I pulled them out a few times before I was happy.

The knit bunny toy was made with Rico Cotton Aran in nature and sand but would look good in any colour combination or a solid colour.

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Bunny Softie Pattern Free

I knit the body parts first before I began to stuff with the toy stuffing and then started the assembly when all of the parts were ready.

You could experiment with larger needles and chunky yarn if you wanted to make the bunny softie larger, this could be more of a pillow for a child or a travel toy.

If you wanted to make this larger for baby, you could use larger needles say a size 8mm (US 11) and knit with two strands of cotton together.

bunny soft toy knitting pattern

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Yield: Bunny Softie

Bunny Softie Pattern

Make your little one a unique soft toy with a free and easy pattern. The pattern uses basic knitting stitches, including garter stitch and stocking stitch.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • 1 x ball of Rico Creative Cotton Aran in Nature (60).
  • 1 x ball of Rico Creative Cotton Aran in Sand (59).
  • A small amount of black yarn for the eyes and mouth.
  • Any medium weight yarn.

Tools

  • 4mm (US 6) straight knitting needles
  • Toy stuffing/fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Instructions

Body – Make 2 Pieces

Yarn A – Sand / Yarn B – Nature (white)

  • With yarn A cast on 20 sts and work in stocking stitch until piece measures 3″ from the cast on edge.
  • Change to yarn B and continue to work in st st until the piece measures 6″ from the cast on edge.
  • Cast off.

Arms – Make 2 Pieces

  • With yarn B cast on 6sts. Work in st st until piece measures 2.5″ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: K1, K2tog
  • Next row: Purl
  • Next row: K2tog twice
  • Thread the remaining length of yarn through the last 2 st and sew up the seam – try to catch some toy stuffing in there if you can.

Legs – Make 2 Pieces

  • With yarn B cast on 10 sts and work in st st until piece measures 2.5″ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: K1, K2tog
  • Next row: Purl
  • Next row: K1, K2tog
  • Cut yarn and thread through the rem sts.
  • Sew up the side seam and stuff with toy stuffing as you go.

Ears – Make 2 Pieces

  • With yarn B cast on 10 sts
  • Knit all sts until the piece measures 1.5″ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: K2tog, knit till last 2 sts, K2tog
  • Next row: Knit
  • Repeat the previous 2 rows until there are 2 sts left.
  • Next row: K2tog
  • Cast off.

Making Up >

Sew in any loose ends.

Sew the eyes and mouth onto the front body piece.

Sew the body pieces together right sides facing you, (I used the mattress stitch) sew in the arms, legs and ears where you want them to go, leave a gap near the bottom and stuff with toy stuffing when you are just about done.

Then stitch the gap closed.

Notes

Gauge >

7 sts / 7 rows in 1″

Size >

Height = 10″ (from top of ears to bottom of legs)

Width = 4.5″ (body not inc arms).

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

Dec = Decrease

Inc = Increase

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 sts together

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

RIB = K1, P1

St(s) = Stitch(es)

St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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