Free Pattern: Tiny Baby Bunnies

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Need a last minute egg-stuffer for Easter? These mini-marshmallow-size bunnies are the ultimate scrap yarn project, and can be whipped up in just a few minutes! Use sock yarn as shown, or scale the project up by using thicker yarn and larger needles for a bigger bunny.

Finished size: about 3/4-inch long

Yarn:
Fingering-weight yarn in 2 colors and black (Samples made with Knit Picks Palette yarn)

Needles: Set of size 1 US (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles

Other materials:
Small tapestry needle
Small amount of stuffing or scrap yarn

Gauge: Doesn’t matter, as long as your stitches are on the tight side.

Abbreviations:
CO = cast on

rnd = round

k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch (increases by 1 stitch)
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decreases by 1 stitch)

Note: The finished bunnies are very small and are not suitable for small children.

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——– Pattern starts here! ——–

Body (worked back to front)

CO 6 sts onto 3 needles and join in a rnd.
Rnd 1: [kfb] 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 2: [kfb, k1] 6 times (18 sts)
Rnds 3-8: knit (6 rnds)
Rnd 9: [k2tog, k1] 6 times (12 sts)
Insert a tiny amount of stuffing.
Rnd 10: [k2tog] 6 times

Break yarn and draw tightly through sts with tapestry needle.

Eyes
With black yarn, embroider eyes with 2 small stitches for each near the end you just closed up.

Ears
CO 2 sts onto one needle.
Knit 10 rows of I-cord, then break yarn and draw tightly through sts with tapestry needle.

With end still threaded on tapestry needle, insert the needle under 2 sts at top of head. Pull I-cord halfway through, so that an equal length sticks out from each side.

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Tail
With contrasting color yarn, embroider tail at CO end of body by making 4-6 horizontal stitches over the same area.

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Weave in loose ends.

© 2011 Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

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57 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Tiny Baby Bunnies

  1. oh these are so cute!

    i am trying little sheep, starting with the hamster pattern – i am not sure how to shape the head yet. hopefully by tomorrow i will have something pinned down.

  2. Because I wait ’til the last moment to do some things, these are the perfect size for me to make for Easter. Plus, they are so cute!

  3. OMG these are so cute i just have to make my family some of these for Easter. anyway thank you so much for the free pattern!

  4. These are wonderful, and truly like tiny bunnies I remember from raising them! Thank you, Mochimochi!

  5. OMG- these are so stinkin’ CUTE!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the pattern with us!!
    & they DO look kinda addictive…(mutter mutter, where’s my angora, mutter)

  6. I had a little bit of angora left: the rabbits I have already done with it are almost alive! Thank you so much fort the gift! Happy Easter!

  7. I have heard this exclamation before and I think it applies SQUEE…too cute for words, big thanks

  8. thank you so so sooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much . i just got 11 skiens of gray yarn . ill make them as easter gifts to my real bunnies :)

  9. You are so sweet and generous to share the how to for these adorable tiny bunnies!

    Tthe bunnies are so cute – I can’t stand it.

    Thank you! I will so be making tiny little bunnies.

  10. I just whipped up 3 bunnies using yarn I received for a yarn tasting I attended. Made them for my daughter and she loves them. More to come, they are so addicting!!
    Thank you so much for the pattern!!!
    Lisa

  11. So adorable and cute! The perfect thing for me to make and give to my friends as an Easter gift. Thanks so much!

  12. Thank you for all the bunny love, everyone!

    Gulnoza, I would try just making sure you’re only going under those stitches with the tapestry needle, and not dipping down into any stuffing. And make sure you’re inserting it between stitches and not splitting the yarn at all. Sometimes it takes me a couple of tries before it will slip through.

  13. I’ll have to see if I have an appropriate yarn left from socks for these! I could definitely make necklaces for my friend’s two children (one boy and one girl).

  14. Anna,

    Thank you so much for posting this adorable pattern! I wanted to let you know that we’ve featured a link to it on AllFreeKnitting.com.

    We would love to promote more of Mochimochi Land in the future. Is it okay if we link out to more of your patterns on AllFreeKnitting? We also feature small thumbnails of the linked patterns in our newsletters, but again all of the links go directly to your site.

    Thank you,

    Caitlin

  15. Thank you, thank you Anna for this wonderful gift! I have been coveting these mini bunnies ever since I saw them on your blog. How many do you think I can get done by Easter?

  16. I can’t wait to make some of these for my granddaughters.Especially my oldest one who is 9.I call her my little bunny rabbit.When she’s concentrating on a movie,you can look over at her and she scrunches up her nose like a bunny,out of habit.It’s so cute.She will love these.This pattern is adorable.Is it ok to add your site to my blog when I make some of these?

  17. Hello Anna,

    I made one little bunny! I’ve never knit anything so tiny before and I love it! Thank you for your hard work and for such adorable little things. You are a treasure!

    Anita

  18. These are one of the most adorable knitting patterns I have ever seen and knitted. So adorable thank you Anna!

  19. Just thought I’d share my way of inserting the ears. ( I also use this method for icord arms and legs etc..) I weave in both ends of the icord and snip them off. Then I squish the tip of the icord into a large eyed tapestry needle, (not folded over like thread or it’s too large, just far enough to hold it in the eye of the needle) and use the girth of the larger needle eye to “lead the way”. The needle size has ot be big enough to open the stitches, but not so large that the icord pops out of the eye half-way through. It’s not fool proof, but it usually works for me! : ) I hope that helps someone! And Anna, thank you for yet another adorable free pattern!! I’ve always loved the dust bunnies <3

  20. I love the bunnies!! They are so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them!! Wish I could make patterns like that!! :D

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