Knitted Bunny Plushie Tutorial

I just visited my second cousin in NY this weekend, and met her baby girl (my second cousin once removed) for the first time. Surely such an auspicious occasion requires a gift, so I made this quick and easy bunny plushie to bring along. I saw the project originally on Pinterest (of course), and I struggled a bit in understanding the project (there wasn’t exactly a tutorial, just a series of photos) so I’m writing a tutorial here for the knitted square bunny in the name of clarification.

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First, you’ll need two knitted squares.

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Specifically, I made one large square using the stockinette stitch, and a smaller square for the tail using the moss stitch.

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For those interested, my stitch count for the big one was 100 and the small one was 20, so the little one should be 1/5 of the size of the big one.

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Take your same-color yarn and weave it in a triangle so that you make ears out of the corners.

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Then, complete your triangle by crossing the center to create a pocket, which you will stuff to create the face of your bunny.

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Once you’ve stuffed the face of your bunny, pull your stitches so that the hole cinches tightly. Wrap your yarn around it a few times and tie to secure it.

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Then, using another length of yarn, start stitching up the rest of your knitting, sewing the edges together. Through all of this stitching you’ll wanna use a running stitch to be sure that you can cinch it as needed.

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Stuff the tube you just created about halfway full. The name of the game with this bunny is don’t over-stuff. You’re gonna need to fold it over on itself in a minute.

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Finally, stitch together the end of the bunny tube, so that it’s all sealed up.

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Cinch the end of your bunny tube so that it looks like this.

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Take the end of the yarn and wrap it around your bunny’s neck so that it becomes a folded over bundle. This is the part of the tutorial I had the hardest time getting right, so I definitely un-stitched and re-stitched my bunny tube a few times to get the level of stuffing right.

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Feel free to punch him a few times in the right places to make sure he’s going to sit the way you want him to.

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Wrap your yarn around his neck a few times and tie it off, and you’re ready to cut the yarn and start on the tail.

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Take your little square…

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Stitch around the perimeter with a running stitch (again, the cinching is important in this scenario)

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fill him with stuffing…

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cinch him and tie him off!

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Then you can stitch the tail right onto his little tush. Super easy.

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To finish him off, add a bright ribbon around the neck and embroider him some eyes and a little wiggly nose!

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Super cute, super easy!

 

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2 responses to “Knitted Bunny Plushie Tutorial

  1. I used the 100% wool- it’s very soft and washes pretty well.

  2. That is really cute! Love the colors. What kind of yarn did you use?

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