Baby Bunny and Bunting Using Big Bad Wool Weepaca
Baby Bunny and Bunting Using Big Bad Wool Weepaca
We designed a sweet Baby Bunny and cheerful Bunting flags for the babies in our life and the child in us all! The bunnies tuck right into a pocket or pram, and they make an adorable, tiny friend for a bigger teddy bear buddy. We’ve alternated them with the bunting flags for a playful nursery decoration! A shoe-in for baby showers, once you’ve made one flag or bunny, you’ll be amazed at how they multiply. . .
In light, worsted-weight Big Bad Wool Weepaca, the beyond-cute bunnies and bunting flags fly off your needles. An incredibly soft, yet sturdy, blend of half fine merino and half baby alpaca, this natural fiber has a color palette filled with juicy pops to play with!
Bunnies: Approx. 7" long, from tip to toe. Every bunny is unique!
Flags: Approx. 4" wide x 3 1/2" long, tip to top.
3 skeins Big Bad Wool Weepaca (95 yds/87m each)
Or approx. 180 yds of an equivalent light worsted-weight yarn.
Shown in colors Coral, Leaf & Lilac.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
a small amount of fiberfill stuffing.
3 yds 1/2" twill tape (half for bows; half for bunting).
Approx. 26 sts = 4" in garter stitch; aim for a firm fabric.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
CC = contrast color; K = knit; K2Tog = knit 2 stitches together; KFB = knit into front then back of same st; MC = main color; RS = right side; SSK = slip, slip, knit (slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, insert left needle into front of 2 slipped stitches from left; from this position, K2tog); St(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side.
When counting garter ridges, include the cast-on ridge and aim for the same number of ridges on both sides of fabric. At cast-on and bind-off leave 8" ends. These will be used for finishing later.
Body/head (make two pieces):
Using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 12 sts.
Body (garter stitch): Knit 23 rows. [12 ridges]
Neck (stockinette stitch): Knit 1 row (RS). Purl 1 row (WS).
Head (garter stitch): Knit 12 rows. [6 ridges]
Head-shaping Row 1 (RS): K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2Tog, K1. [10 sts]
Row 2 (WS): Knit.
Repeat head-shaping Rows 1 & 2 once more. [8 sts] Bind off.
Ears (make two):
Using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 4 sts. Knit 19 rows. [10 ridges]
Row 1: K2Tog twice. [2 sts]
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K2Tog. Fasten off.
Pinch bottom of ear and use cast-on end and darning needle to take a small tuck; set aside.
Legs (make two)
Using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 10 sts. Knit 19 rows. [10 garter ridges] Bind off.
Arms (make two):
Using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 8 sts. Knit 15 rows. [8 garter ridges] Bind off.
Tail (make one):
Using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 6 sts. Knit 11 rows. [6 garter ridges] Bind off and cut yarn. With bind-off end of yarn and darning needle, work a short running stitch around outside edge, rounding off corners. Gather up slightly and stuff with cast-on end of yarn. Set aside.
Work seams with mattress stitch, using yarn tails when possible. Seam up one side of body/head. Insert ears securely at top of head by seaming first 2 sts, attaching first ear, seaming 2 more sts (between ears), attaching second ear, and seaming last 2 sts. Seam down second side of head/body. Leave bottom of body open for now. Stitch tail to back, 1⁄2" above bottom edge so bunny can sit up. Stuff body/head softly and sew bottom edge closed.
Fold each arm in half; seam one end and side edges together. Stuff softly (a pencil’s eraser end helps). Run a gathering stitch around open end; pull tight to close. Attach arms to body (seams facing downward) just below neck space with 3–4 tight sts; end with a small knot.
Fold each leg in half; seam one end and side edges together. Stuff softly and stitch end closed. Attach legs to bottom edge of body (seams facing inward); end with a small knot.
Use darning needle to insert yarn ends through body and out other side; clip ends. Tie twill bows around neck space and stitch securely to bunny at back.
We’ve written instructions for two-row stripes; carry color not in use up the side. You can also make your flags solid, color blocked, or striped any way you like—just use up your leftover bits.
With MC, cast on 1 st with a slip knot (make the loop that goes onto your needle with the tail end of yarn, not the working end of yarn). [1 st]
Row 1 (RS): With MC, KFB into st on needle. [2 sts]
Row 2 (WS): With MC, KFB, K1. [3 sts]
Rows 3 & 4: With CC, knit.
Row 5 (RS): With MC, KFB, knit to end. [4 sts]
Row 6 (WS): With MC, KFB, knit to end. [5 sts] Repeat Rows 3–6 until you have 25 sts.
With MC, bind off purlwise. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Weave in ends on WS. With darning needle and yarn, sew bunting flags to twill tape, approx. 21⁄2" apart. Attach bunnies in spaces, if desired.
Give bunny a hug!
COLORWAY: 1 skein each of Coral, Leaf, and Lilac.
COLORWAY: 1 skein each of Koi, Great Lakes, and Fried Egg.
COLORWAY: 1 skein each of Piggy, Mustard, and Orange.
COLORWAY: 1 skein each of Blue Eyes, Bleach White, and Linen.
COLORWAY: 1 skein each of Pink Noses, Bleach White, and Linen.
Free digital Baby Bunny & Bunting pattern. (Download)
3 yards of 1/2" cotton twill tape.