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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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