Bunny Baby Blankie – Knitting Pattern

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Bunny baby blankie

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Make a baby blankie with this easy knitting pattern. This blankie pattern is made in super soft cashmerino baby yarn by Sublime, that comes in an array of colours.

Knitting for babies is fun no matter what your skill level and this baby blankie pattern is easy for any beginners.

Knit flat, this blankie uses basic knit stitches and requires some shaping for the bunny head, with increasing and decreasing.

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Bunny baby blankie

Bunny Blankie

The bunny blankie pattern is easy to follow, knitting flat with straight needles. This means that there is some seaming needed, for the bunny head and ears.

You also have to stitch the bunny head to a corner of the blankie.

The knitting 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 small projects like this.

If you would like to make more knitted items for the baby, please take a look at the other patterns in the baby knitting pattern library.

Yield: Bunny Baby Blankie

Bunny Baby Blankie - Knitting Pattern

Bunny baby blankie

The bunny blankie pattern is easy to follow, knitting flat with straight needles. This means that there is some seaming needed, for the bunny head and ears.

Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 1 x Sublime Baby Cashmerino 50g – Brown (Pebble 006)
  • Small amount of Sublime Baby Cashmerino – Cream (Little linen 344)
  • Small amount of Sublime Baby Cashmerino – Yellow (Gooseberry 004)
  • Small amount of dark brown and pink yarn for the eyes and nose.
  • Any light 03 yarn.

Tools

  • 4mm (US 6) Knitting Needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Fiberfill/Toy Stuffing

Instructions

Yarn A - Brown (Pebble 006)

Yarn B - Cream (Little linen 344)

Yarn C - Yellow (Gooseberry 004)

Head:

With Yarn A – Cast on 7 sts.

Row 1 – Purl 1 row.

Row 2 – K1, M1 – rep to the end of the row. (13 sts)

Rows 3 – 4 – Rep the last two rows once more. (25 sts)

Rows 5 – 7 – Work 3 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)

Row 8 – *K1, M1, K3* Rep from * to * till the end of the row. (31 sts)

Rows 9 – 21 – Work 13 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)

Row 22 – K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row. (21 sts)

Rows 23 – 27 – Change to Yarn B - Work 5 rows in st st. (Starting with a P row and ending on a P row)

Row 28 – K1, K2tog, rep to the end of the row. (14 sts)

Row 29 – Purl 1 row.

Cut a length of yarn around 8′′ and thread through the rem sts, stitch the head seam to the end of the nose.

Stitch the eyes into place and the mouth/nose.

Leave an opening underneath the head for stuffing.

Stuff the head with polyfill stuffing and stitch closed.

Weave in any loose ends.

Ears: Yarn A

  • Cast on 14 sts
  • Knit 30 rows
  • SKPO, K to last 2sts – K2tog
  • Knit
  • Repeat last 2 rows until 2 sts remain
  • K2tog and fasten off.

Blanket Body:

  • Cast on 65 sts in Yarn A.
  • Knit in yarn A until piece measures 5.5 inches
  • Change to Yarn B and knit till 1 inch
  • Change to Yarn C and knit for 1 inch
  • Change to Yarn A and knit for 0.5 inch
  • Cast off.

Making Up

Stuff the bunny head with toy stuffing and stitch up the seam.

Sew ears onto the head, then attach the head to a corner of the knitted blanket.

Make sure the head is securely fastened.

Notes

Gauge - 18 sts and 24 rows in 4×4 inches / 10 x 10cm

Abbreviations

M1 – Make 1 stitch

K - Knit

K2tog – Knit two stitches together

P - Purl

SKPO – Slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped st over knit st

St St – Stockinette stitch (alternate between knit and purl rows)

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2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    What colour do I start to knit the head with please. The pattern says yarn A, but this is not identified on the pattern. I’m thinking that it’s probably the cream? And when is the second colour introduced? Thanks 🙂

    1. Hello Maree,
      Sorry about that, I have now edited the pattern to include all color changes where they should be.
      Thanks for letting me know.
      Louise