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My brown bunny (Free pattern)

Pattern by Cheryx
Pattern by Cheryx

A tiny knitted bunny for keychain / keyring. It takes an hour to complete. It's a knitting pattern easy for the beginner.

 In this pattern, I will show you how to make a knitted brown bunny that you can use as a decoration, a gift, or a toy for yourself or your loved ones.

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NEEDLES

A pair of 2.25mm straight knitting  needles

MATERIALS

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Toy filling (less than 10g) 

Tapestry needle

Sewing pins

2 pencils (I used them to make  pom-pom. You can use anything  which has the same size)

YARN

Wishful bird baby of Ruyi Bird  (the same as scheepjes stone washed yarn): Brown (04)

Jeans Yarn Art (or any yarn you want to use to embroider the eyes and cheeks): Black, Red

SIZE

Finished size: The height is 8cm (included ears), the length is 3.5cm

ABBREVIATIONS

K: Knit

P: Purl

KFB: (Increase) Knit front and back of stitch 

K2tog: (Decrease) Knit two stitches together

SSK: (Decrease) Slip a stitch (as if to knit it) to the right-hand  needle,  slip a second stitch in  the same way, slip  both  stitches  together  back  to  the  left-hand  needle  and knit  together  through the back loops.

st(s): Stich(es)

Stocking Stich (St st): Knit all stitches on right side rows, purl all stitches on wrong side rows.

(...sts): The number in round brackets at the end of the instruction indicates the number of stitches after working the row.

[...] : Repeat the sequence between the square brackets by the number indicated.

Related to:
List of Common Knitting Abbreviations

KNITTING PATTERN 

HEAD AND BODY (Make 1)

Cast on 8 stitches in brown, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: KFB x8                                                        (16 sts)

Row 2: P16                                                            (16 sts)

Row 3: KFB x16                                                     (32 sts)

Row 4: P32                                                           (32 sts)

Row 5 – Row 16: St st                                            (32 sts)

Row 17: K1, SSK, K7, SSK, K8, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1     (28 sts)

Row 18: P28                                                           (28 sts)

Row 19: K1, SSK, K6, SSK, K6, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1    (24 sts)

Row 20: P24                                                          (24 sts)

Row 21: K1, SSK, K5, SSK, K4, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K1    (20 sts)

Row 22: P20                                                          (20 sts)

Row 23: K1, SSK, K3, SSK, K4, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1    (16 sts)

Row 24: P16                                                            (16 sts)

Row 25: K1, SSK, K2, SSK, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1     (12 sts)

Row 26: P12                                                            (12 sts)

Row 27: K1, SSK, K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1            (8 sts)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, then cut off the yarn. 

Thread this tail through remaining stitches and pull up tightly.

Related to:
How to “thread tail through remaining stitches”, “pull through”

EARS  (Make 2)

Cast on 3 stitches in brown, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: K3                               (3 sts) 

Row 2: P3                              (3 sts)

Row 3: K1, KFB, K1                   (4 sts)

Row 4: P4                              (4 sts)

Row 5 – Row 10: St st            (4 sts)

Row 11: K1, K2tog, K1               (3 sts)

Row 12: P3                            (3 sts)

Row 13: K1, K2tog                  (2 sts)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, then cut off the yarn.

Thread this tail through remaining stitches and pull up tightly.

ARMS AND LEGS (Make 4 -  2 for arms and 2 for legs)

Cast on 4 stitches in brown, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: K4  (4 sts)

Row 2: P4  (4 sts)

Row 3: K4  (4 sts)

Row 4: P4 (4 sts)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, then cut off the yarn.

Thread this tail through remaining stitches and pull up tightly.

SEWING & MAKING UP

SEW THE HEAD AND BODY

Using the cast off tail which through remaining stitches and start sewing the side edges  together, using the Mattress Stitch to sew  (Sewing form G to H) (Fig. 1). 

Related to:
The Mattress Stitch (Invisible seams) - How to sew the seams in knitting

Adding stuffing as you sew and continue sewing the seams right up to the cast -on edge.

Then we’ll thread the tapestry needle with this long tail through the loops of the cast-on stitches  and pull up tightly, tie off all the  tails together and poke them inside body to hide. (Fig. 2- Fig. 7). 

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EMBROIDER THE EYES AND NOSE 

Thread a tapestry needle with the black yarn  to embroider the eyes and nose (Fig. 8).

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ATTACH THE EARS TO THE HEAD

We’ll transfer the cast-off tail form E to F (Fig. 9- Fig. 14).

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We’ll adjust the ears with the help of sewing pins on the head (Fig. 15). Then using the long tail of the ear to attach,  we will sew alternately through a stitch of head and a stitch of the ear.  

Once it is attached, we’ll tie off all the tails together and  poke them inside body to hide.

Do the same way with the other ear. 

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SEWING THE ARMS AND LEGS 

We’ll fold the arms, legs and using Whip Stitch to sew the side edges together. Don’t add stuffing (Fig. 16 - Fig. 17). 

Related to:
The Whip Stitch - How to sew the seams in knitting

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ATTACT THE ARMS AND LEGS TO THE BODY.

We’ll adjust the arms and legs with sewing pins to the body.    

Using the tapestry needle with the long tail to sew the arms and legs to the body.

Once it is attached, tie off all tails together and poke them inside body to hide (Fig. 18). 

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MAKE THE POM-POM

We’ll wind brown yarn around 2 pencils approx 20 times and cut off the yarns. (Fig. 19 -  Fig. 20). 

Using a piece of brown yarn to tie tightly in centre (Fig. 21). Then we’ll remove it  from 2 pencils, tie tightly again (Fig. 22 - Fig. 23) and cut through each side of loops (Fig. 24). 

Trimming to a smooth round shape (Fig. 25) and sewing pom-pom to the body. 

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                                                                                             I hope you will love your new friend!

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