Good Morning All. I hope you’re enjoying the slightly warmer weather. Spring is definitely in the air and my mood is lifted today with the bright sunshine warming up the conservatory, where I’ve been enjoying a relaxing morning, catching up with emails and organising my work. Spring is one of my favourite seasons; for me it symbolises new life, new beginnings and brighter days.
I decided at New Year that I would start to share the many patterns that I have filed away on my PC. I have literally hundreds of patterns that have been published in various magazines and it’s such a shame that they’re just stuck on my PC when you could be using them to make lovely things.
So first up, with Easter in mind, I have a knitted Easter Bunny pattern to share with you. This little lady is knitted in the round but you can easily adapt her to work in rows as the head and body are worked in one piece in stocking stitch. Her arms and legs are worked initially in rows and then continued with an i-cord (there’s a great i-cord tutorial here: i-cord tutorial at Purl Bee)
She stands at approximately 22cm high and would make a cute little pocket pal, to be taken on adventures far and wide.
I’ve used Rowan Tweed DK, which is quite a luxury yarn for this little bunny, but you could use oddments of any double knitting yarn, as she only uses a very small amount of each colour. You could use larger needles if desired for a slightly larger bunny (try 3.25mm), or you could use 4-ply yarn with 3mm or 2.75mm needles for a slightly smaller bunny.
You can download the pattern here:
Free Easter Bunny pattern
I’ve put her on ravelry so I’d love to see your little bunnies if you make her. You can add your projects here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-knitted-easter-bunny