A cute idea that is quick to execute! Enjoy! :)
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
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
Small tapestry needle
Small amount of stuffing or scrap yarn
Gauge: Doesn’t matter, as long as your stitches are on the tight side.
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.
——– 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.
With black yarn, embroider eyes with 2 small stitches for each near the end you just closed up.
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.
With contrasting color yarn, embroider tail at CO end of body by making 4-6 horizontal stitches over the same area.
Weave in loose ends, and you're all done!