Cute and Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern


Cute and Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern

Learn how to knit a bunny toy to complete your Easter baskets this year!

Cute and Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern
Cute and Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern

No Easter basket is complete with a cute little bunny. With this Cute and Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern, you can be sure at least one bunny will hop its way into your home. These stuffed knit patterns make the perfect gift— not to mention, they're a great stashbuster as well. This adorable knit bunny pattern is a win-win!

NotesEach bunny will fit on a regular-sized egg or small plastic egg if you do not stuff and draw up the bottom of the bunny body.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBunny measures 2” [5.08 cm] tall, excluding ears

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Gumdrop®: 1 ball each 202 Lemon, 501 Smoothie, 750 Grape, 930 Orange or 620 Cherry
  • Susan Bates® Double pointed needles: One set 5mm [US 8]
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, embroidery needle, scrap yarn (for eyes and nose), fiberfill

Easy Knitted Bunny Pattern Instructions:


  1. With color of choice, cast on 24 sts using long-tail cast on, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.

  2. Rounds 1-14: Knit around.

  3. Round 15: (K2, K2tog) around -- 18 sts.

  4. Round 16: Knit around.

  5. Round 17: (K1, K2tog) around -- 12 sts.

  6. Round 18: Knit around.

EARS (Make 2)

  1. Cast on 4 sts, leaving a long end for sewing.

  2. Row 1: Knit across.

  3. Row 2: Purl across.

  4. Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

  5. Row 5: K2tog, knit to end -- 3 sts.

  6. Row 6: P2tog, purl to end -- 2 sts.


  1. Using long end from bunny ear cast on and yarn needle, thread yarn needle with the end. Using photo as a guide, attach two ears to the top of the bunny body.

  2. Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with scrap yarn, embroider eyes and nose.

  3. Stuff bunny body with a small amount of fiberfill. Using long end from cast on and yarn needle, thread yarn needle with the end and weave through stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.


knit next 2 sts together
purl next 2 sts together
St st
stockinette stitch
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work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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