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Bunny Softie Pattern {Easy To Knit}


Make your little one a cuddly toy with this bunny softie pattern.

If you are learning how to knit, baby knitting patterns are great to start with before you move on to more complicated patterns that include cables and other advanced techniques. 

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An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are 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.

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You will also need to know how to seam, as the bunny is made in different pieces that are sewn together.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Bunny softie pattern

The Yarn I Used To Knit The Bunny

I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran (50g/85m/93yds) for the bunny in two colours Nature (60) and Sand (59).

It does on occasion split when you knit, like most cotton but you can fix it and make it look neat with a little patience.

This is a medium weight yarn 04.

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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More Baby Knitting Patterns

You may also be interested in these baby knits which are also made from 100% cotton:

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Bunny Softie Pattern

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

You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.


The bunny is made in separate pieces, which are then sewn together and stuffed.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Height = 10′′ (from top of ears to bottom of legs)
  • Width = 4.5′′ (body not inc arms).

Gauge – 14 sts and 28 rows in 4×4 inches / 10×10 cm in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need




Other Materials

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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row


Yarn A – Sand (Mustard) / Yarn B – Nature (White)

Body – Make 2 Pieces

  • With yarn, A cast on 20 sts and work in stocking stitch until the 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 the piece measures 2.5′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row.
  • 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 as you stitch.

Legs – Make 2 Pieces

  • With yarn B cast on 10 sts and work in st st until the piece measures 2.5′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Next row: K1, K2tog – rep to the end of the row.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use the photograph for reference – for where to place the arms and legs.

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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