A good way to avoid spending every evening endlessly scrolling on your phone is to find a creative project to work on. I’d been itching to do something crafty and creative after months of feeling like I had no outlet for my creativity and restlessness, so I started knitting.
I learned to knit as a kid but have only ever really done a basic garter stitch. These past couple of months I’ve played around and learned several new patterns with the help of online guides and YouTube tutorials.
My main issue hasn’t been finding a nice yarn or a particular style to knit, it’s been what to knit. So after making a couple of blankets for friends who have recently had babies, I found this cute and DIY easy knit bunny. Here’s how to make it.
What you’ll need:
- Knitting needles
- 1 ball of yarn (check the thickness so it matches the size of your knitting needles)
- A yarn needle
How to make the easy knit bunny
Start by knitting a rectangle. I did a simple stockinette stitch for mine in a rainbow coloured yarn.
Depending on the thickness of your yarn you’ll want to cast on about 30-50 stitches so you end up with a rectangle that is about 7 x 8 inches (20 x 25 cm). The size isn’t all that important, a square works too!
Once you’ve finished knitting your rectangle (or square), thread a needle with a piece of yarn and stitch in a triangle along one end of the piece, as outlined in this image below.
Once you’ve got your threat in place, pull the ends of the thread to crease the material and fill the pouch created with cotton or other soft filling (old, washed, socks or fabrics work just fine as filling). Then pull the ends of the thread tight and tie twice.
Next, start stitching down the back of the bunny. Then fill the body and stitch the bottom to close.
Now it’s time to make a poofy little tail for your bunny. There’s several ways of making a yarn pompom but an easy on that doesn’t require any equipment other than your hand and some scissors is this. Loop the yard around your fingers until it’s about 50 millimetres thick. Tie a loop across the middle of the bunch of yard, and cut the loops open. Then trim the pom pom to even out the lengths of thread and get it looking nice and round for your bunny tail.
Using your yarn needle, attach the tail to your bunny and you’re done! Feel free to add other embellishments to the bunny. You could stitch eyes and a mouth or add a ribbon if you’d like.
These little bunnies are great gifts for anyone with a baby or kid, and make cute decorations for Easter too. Have fun crafting your own!