Easter Bunny is knit from head to toe with 2 strands of worsted weight wool yarn in a single piece without seaming, then felted in a washing machine and stuffed with fiberfill. His face is simple embroidery done post-felting (with optional safety eyes). Depending on his mood, Easter Bunny can wear his ears either up or down. Because he is felted, Easter Bunny is very durable and will last for many Easters to come.
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Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn, safety eyes, 2 yds pink yarn, & polyfill for stuffing. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool of the Andes Worsted by Knit Picks (100% Wool; 50g/110 yds): 7 Skeins in White.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 3 Skeins. Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA! Solids & heathers only. PRE-ORDER now available in any color! Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190 yds): 4 Skeins. Add a little extra fuzziness and texture to your bunny with a touch of mohair in this single ply, American made yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color! Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 6 Skeins. Please use color Highland Fleece to closely match the toy in the images. This heathered and soft wool comes from Peru and is wonderfully soft, but not as soft as merino wool. Very durable and can be knit several times without any fraying, just like NatureSpun. Heathering adds extra depth and different colored "hairs" in the finished toy. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 4 Skeins. Felts beautifully & is so cuddly soft due to the luxurious merino wool! Merino Worsted is available in subtle to wildly variegated colors. Speckled bunny anyone?
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 14 inches high in seated position to the top of his head
YARDAGE: 750 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - small circular knitting with double points
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm Set of Double Points and small circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1cm safety eyes (need 2) or 2 yards black scrap yarn for eyes (optional), fiberfill, 2 yards dark pink scrap yarn for nose
GAUGE: 12 sts x 12 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted. This project will shrink approximately 20% once felted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop