This long-limbed bunny from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson is sized just perfectly for a toddler to hold in their arms. With typical bunny ears, long arms and legs, there is always someplace for little hands to grab on.
Knit using 2 skeins of soft Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton and at 8″ in height when seated, if you add pellets to his rear end, he’ll stay seated on his own.
The bonus part of knitting bunnies is that they usually have a pom-pom tail and this one is no exception. Such a sweet little puff of tail!
A few years ago, Linda P. knit us a bunny using an out-of-print pattern from Debbie Bliss and Noro Taiyo yarn, so we were delighted when Knitting Fever posted the pattern for free last week! We rescued the bunny from the top shelf display he had been languishing in and set him free for squishes in the store (every sample animal gets loved on by some small person during the course of its store life).
He’s so cute with his multi-color limbs and body, just waiting to liven up the life of a lucky recipient. Of course, he doesn’t have to be knit in striping yarn – you could substitute a yarn that is a solid color.
How about this little bundle of needle-felted wool?
This project, found in Wool Pets by Laurie Sharp, would be so sweet tucked up in a Spring scene on a mantle or table runner.
Each of the projects in Wool Pets has a series of photos demonstrating the sculpting and shaping steps needed to achieve the animal, which is very helpful to a novice needle-felter like myself. Although the book has been out for several years, I recently insisted we order it just so I could buy a copy. Whenever I have a few free hours, I plan on trying a bunny or two of my own.