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Baby Bunny Slippers (Free Knitting Pattern For Booties)

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This blog post will show a free knitting pattern for baby bunny slippers.

This pattern is fairly easy, with the booties and ears knit flat and seamed.

Please scroll down to view the free knitting pattern, or grab the ad-free printable PDF file in my shop here.

knitted bunny booties with a roll top cuff and ears

Gift A Pair Of Bunny Slippers

These booties are perfect for cozy toes.

This pair of little slippers will make a memorable gift for your best friends who had a baby or your baby. 

Place them into a beautiful gift box, along with a few Easter eggs.

With adorable perky bunny ears and the perfect details of the bunny face, these soft bunny slippers will complete all of the baby’s Easter outfits.

With these classic bunny slippers, everybody will swoon over the cuteness. 

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An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are at the advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, and knit and purl stitches.

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

You will also need to know how to pick up stitches so you can complete the foot part of the booties.

​This pair of bunny slippers is made for tiny feet, so it knits up quickly. 

For the easiest and best baby bootie pattern, a cute knitted item you can add to your baby’s everyday essentials, check out this post – How To Knit Baby Booties (Step By Step).

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

baby bunny slippers - free knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used To Knit The Bunny Booties

I have made the adorable bunny slippers using Sirdar Snuggly double-knitting yarn in white (and a little pink for the ears).

There are so many good DK (double knitting) yarns out there to choose from, so you can make them in any yarn or color combo you like!

Lion Brand, Sublime Yarns, and Debbie Bliss also have a great range of colors to choose from. 

When choosing yarn for baby items, you have to consider the baby’s delicate new skin. 

Cotton is soft and breathable, it is an excellent choice for baby items. 

It’s easy to care for and can withstand frequent machine wash.

bunny baby slippers knit in white and pink yarn
White and pink bunny slippers

How Do You Measure A Baby’s Feet For Knitted Slippers? 

You can always measure the baby’s feet to ensure you have an exact match. 

To measure a baby’s small feet for knitted slippers, first, ensure the baby is relaxed and not wiggling too much. 

Use a soft measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler. 

Place the tape or string at the back of the heel and gently guide it to the tip of the longest toe, usually the big toe.

Take note of heel-to-toe length measurements in inches or centimeters. 

Repeat the process for the other sole, as there may be slight differences in size.

To ensure a comfortable fit, add a little extra length (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch or 0.5 to 1.3 cm) to the measured size. 

This allows room for growth and movement, ensuring the knitted slippers snugly and securely fit the baby’s feet for warmth and coziness.

knitted baby booties with bunny ears

Bunny Slippers For Baby Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

Skill Level – Easy

Make a sweet pair of extra cozy bunny slippers for your baby this Easter.

The baby bunny slippers knit up quickly to look cute on little feet, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

Spend spring break in the most darling way, making a perfect gift (these booties make easy gifting!).

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • For the copyright T&C, please read my Terms of Use.

Size Information

  • This pattern is to fit baby size/newborns – 0-3 months/3-6 months/6-9 months.
  • 1 – 0-3 months (the first size mentioned).
  • 2 – 3-6 months (the second size in ().
  • 3 – 6-9 months (the third size in ().

Gauge – 24 sts/32 rows in 4×4 inches/10×10 cm in stocking stitch.

Easter bunny hat and matching bunny slippers

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x Sirdar Snuggly double knitting in white – 0303
  • Scraps of DK are pink for the ears.
  • Scraps of brown yarn for the eyes/nose/mouth
  • Any DK/Light Worsted/8 Ply yarn.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)

Needles

  • 1 pair x 3.75mm (US 5) knitting needles

Notions

white bunny slippers for baby

Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK)

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • Dec – Decrease
  • Inc – Increase
  • K – Knit
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch (to increase)
  • K2tog – Knit 2 sts together
  • M1 – Make one st
  • P – Purl
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • St St – stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Pattern Instructions

The left slipper and right slipper are made the same.

Make 2 booties the same >

  • Yarn A – Pink
  • Yarn B – White
  • With 3.75 mm (US 5) needles cast on 29 (33/37) sts in Yarn A.
  • K1, P1 for 2 rows.
  • Change to Yarn B – cont to K1, P1 for 10 rows.
  • K 1 row.
  • P 1 row.
  • Cont to work in st, st for 8 (10/12) rows.
  • Next row – Knit 19 (22/25) sts, turn.
  • Next row – Purl 9 (11/13) sts, turn.
  • On 9 (11/13) sts work 14 (14/16) rows in stocking stitch.
  • Break yarn.
  • With the right side of work facing, rejoin the yarn to the inside edge of the 10 (11/12) stitches and pick up and knit 7 (9/11) sts along the side of the foot, knit across 9 (11/13) sts on the needle, pick up and knit 7 (9/11) sts along the other side of the foot, and finally knit across the remaining 10 (11/12) sts. (Watch a video tutorial on my YouTube channel here)
  • Work 7 (9/11) rows of garter stitch, every row knit.

Shape The Foot

  • Row 1 – Knit 2 sts, K2tog, knit 15 (19/23) sts, K2tog, knit 1 st, K2tog, knit 15 (19/23) sts, K2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 2 – Knit to the end of the row.
  • Row 3 – Knit 2 sts, K2tog, knit 13 (17/21) sts, K2tog, knit 1 st, K2tog, knit 13 (17/21) sts, K2tog, knit2 sts.
  • Row 4 – Knit to the end of the row.
  • Row 5 – Knit 2 sts, K2tog, knit 11 (15/19) sts, K2tog, knit 1 st, K2tog, knit 11 (15/19) sts, K2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 6 – Cast off.

Bunny Ears (Make 4)

  • Using Yarn B – Co 8sts.
  • Work 10 rows in st, st, dec (K2tog) each end of rows 11, 13, and 15.
  • Change to Yarn A and work 15 rows in st, st, starting with a P row, inc (KFB) each end of rows 2, 4, and 6.
  • Cast off.
  • Stitch the side seams and fold the bottom in half and place a couple of sts in to hold the shape.

Making Up >

  • Stitch the eyes, nose, and mouth into place to create an adorable embroidered bunny face before you seam the bootie.
  • Weave in all ends along the work, not up to the side, as this will cause a bumpy edge.
  • Lay the finished pieces out and gently steam.
  • Join the heel and the foot with a flat seam.
  • Stitch the ears into place, one on either side of the bootie.
baby slippers sole

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new knitter and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find step-by-step tutorials for all the different knitting techniques a newbie needs to know. 

Including how to cast on, how to knit the basic knit stitches, how to knit the knit stitch, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, the mattress stitch, short rows, and a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

For easier projects, check out this pattern category. There, you will find a range of knitting patterns- beginner knitters.

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube. 

Could you share your work with us?

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making the baby’s first bunny slippers, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook Group and share a photo.

You can also find us on Pinterest and Ravelry.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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