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Snuggle Bunny | Free Lovey Knitting Pattern

Snuggle Bunny | Free Lovey Knitting Pattern

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This little boy loves his new snuggle bunny.

I’m not surprised- I designed it just for him.

He loves the texture of his puzzle blanket (the one he is laying on in the picture) and loves to have it up against his face (don’t worry, we supervise this and never let him sleep like that!). He also loves to hold on to his burp rag.

When I was little and went with my dad to milk cows, he would make us paper towel dolls. They were just a paper towel with a little twist. That was my inspiration for this lovey. Super simple, made to look like a knit washcloth.

When I showed it to Spencer when I was finished he said it looked like a paper towel doll. I knew I had done it right.

You can make your own little snuggle bunny with my free knitting pattern.

snuggle bunny knit pattern

Snuggle Bunny Knit Lovey

By Kayla Pins

Materials

  • Size 7 circular knitting needles
  • Four size 7 circular knitting needles
  • About 100 yards or 50 grams worsted weight cotton yarn
    • I used Remix by Berocco

Gauge

Not necessary for the nature of this pattern, but mine was 4 st/in in stockinette

Instructions

Using circular needles, *CO 40, pm* 4 times. Join to work in the round.

Round 1: *K1, P1* around, slipping markers.

Round 2: [SSK, *P1, K1* to last two stitches before marker, P 2 tog.] Repeat between [] around. 8 stitches decreased.

Round 3: *P1, K 1* around, slipping markers.

Round 4: [SSP, *K1, P1* to last two stitches before marker, K 2 tog.] Repeat between [] around. 8 stitches decreased.

Round 5: Knit.

Round 6: [SSK, K to 2 st before marker, K 2 tog] Repeat between [] around. 8 stitches decreased.

Repeat rounds 5 and 6 until 24 stitches remain, moving to DPNs or magic loop method when necessary.

Knit 18 rounds even.

Next round: K 6, place stitches just worked onto stitch holder. K 12. Slip last 6 stitches of round onto stitch holder. Join to work in the round. You are making the bunny’s right “ear.”

Knit 24 rounds even.

Next round: K2 tog around.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends.

Slip stitches from stitch holders onto DPNs. Attach yarn and work in the round, 24 rounds even. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends.

Tie an overhand knot to form the “head” of the bunny. Weave in all ends.

Here is a link to a post where I show a photo of the bunny untied.

 



5 thoughts on “Snuggle Bunny | Free Lovey Knitting Pattern”

  • hello! I always forget about your blog, and to check in, so i’m always glad to see you pop in over at your mom’s blog. i’m mostly a quilter, but i do do some knitting, as does my 12yo daughter. betsy started the puzzle blanket- and thanks for the translation for the worsted weight- she’s working with a purple variegated/speckled, and it’s turning out nicely, i’ts good for her to have something to work on during the quarentine! haha! i printed the bunny pattern off for myself- my daughter is having baby #3 in 3 weeks or so- thought it looked like a perfect project to work on for the new little one. but: can you post (send?) a picture of the bunny, not knotted? that would be helpful for us visual learners. even a pic on facebook would be good! thanks!

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