Bunny toy in the fun colors of Bernat Baby Jacquards that's perfect for babies who are beginning to grasp items.View Printer Friendly PDF
SIZE: Approx 4 ins [10 cm] diameter
Bernat® Baby Jacquards Florals (100 g / 3.5 oz; 316 m / 346 yds)
06700 (Orange Blossom) 1 ball
Size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) knitting needles. Set of 4 size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Black embroidery floss.
GAUGE: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
INSTRUCTIONS: Body: With pair of needles, cast on 72 sts.
1st to 4th rows: Beg with a knit row, work 4 rows stocking st.
5th row: (RS). K1. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. K7. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 sts.
6th to 10th, 12th to 16th, 18th to 22nd, 24th to 28th and 30th to 34th rows: Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.
11th row: K1. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. K5. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 sts.
17th row: K1. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1. 30 sts.
23rd row: K1. *M1. K1. M1. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1. 44 sts.
29th row: K1. *M1. K1. M1. K5. Rep from * to last st. K1. 58 sts.
35th row: K1. *M1. K1. M1. K7. Rep from * to last st. K1. 72 sts.
36th to 40th rows: Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.
Cast off. Sew cast on and cast-off edges tog, stuffing as you sew. Sew rem side edges tog to close tube.
Head: Note: Work Head with solid color section of yarn.
With double-pointed needles, cast on 30 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: K16. Place marker on last st. K14.
2nd rnd: Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1. Knit to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 4 times more. 40 sts.
Knit 2 rnds even.
Next rnd: Knit to 2 sts before marked st. ssk. K1. K2tog. Knit to end of rnd.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more. Remove marker. 32 sts.
Knit 3 rnds even.
Shape top: 1st rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
5th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw through all sts tightly. Stuff Head.
Ear (make 2 each with solid section of yarn and with jacquard section
With pair of needles, cast on 14 sts.
Work in stocking st for 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a purl row.
Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 4 sts rem. Cast off. Sew solid ear to jacquard ear.
FINISHING: Sew Ears to top of Head and Head to Body as shown
in picture. With embroidery floss, embroider eyes using French Knot,
nose using Satin St and mouth using Chain St.