This adorable bunny works up fast, and, although the head is worked in one piece, the manner in which it is done produces a pocket to stuff for the head. I have also made this and done a single crochet around the body edge for strength. For this particular bunny I used size 10 needles for a tighter knit on the bottom.
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Bunny Blanket Buddy
Lion Brand® Velvetspun 2 balls
size 10 1/2 needles
size 8 needles
With larger needles, cast on 1 st.
Rows 1-6 Knit into front and back of first st, knit to end of row
– 7 sts at end of row 6.
Rows 7-39 K 3, yo, knit to end of row – 40 sts at end of row 39.
Rows 40-41 Cast on 12 sts for Paws, knit to end of row – 64 sts.
Rows 42-47 Knit.
Rows 48-49 Bind off 12 sts, knit to end of row – 40 sts.
Rows 50-61 K 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row – 28 sts.
Change to smaller size 8 needles.
Row 62 K2tog across row – 14 sts.
Row 63 Knit into front and back of each st across row – 28 sts.
Row 64 *P 1, sl 1, rep from * across row.
Rep Row 64 until Head measures 3½in [9 cm].
Row 1 P3tog, return st to left needle, cast on 17 sts, p3tog, p 15
– 16 sts on right needle, 25 sts on left needle.
Row 2 Turn and p 14, p2tog – 40 sts.
Row 3 Turn and p 16.
Row 4 Turn and p 12.
Row 5 Turn and p 14.
Row 6 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 39 sts.
Row 7 Turn and p 18.
Row 8 Turn and p 16, p2tog – 38 sts.
Row 9 Turn and bind off 18 sts, p 1, *sl 1, p 1; rep from * across row – 20 sts.
Turn and rep Rows 1-9 for 2nd Ear. At end of 2nd Ear, 12 sts remain.
Cut a 10in length of yarn. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread yarn through every other st on needle, then back through remaining sts. Remove knitting needle and stuff Head. Pull yarn tightly to close top of Head and secure. Embroider face using black yarn and straight sts. Weave in ends. Tie a knot in the arms.
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