Knitted Bunnies

This bunny is so simple as it is made from a knitted square – any size is fine. (This one is in 8ply wool on 4mm needles and 28 stitches across.)

With the same coloured wool (I have used contrasting wool here so you can see more clearly) and a very big running stitch – stitch across the middle of the square (fold in half if you want to be accurate.) Make sure you have a secure knot at the end as the thread will be pulled later.


Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 1

Then stitch up into one half of the square to make a triangular shape – as in the picture

Knitted Bunny tutorial part 2

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 2

As you start to pull this thread you can see the head and ears of the bunny start to form.

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 3

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 3

Before you pull it too tight – push in some stuffing (I have used pure wool here but you could use polyester)

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 4

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 4

Pull the thread tight and make a couple of stitches through the hole to secure.

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 5

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 5

Next – stitch down the back of the bunny (square section) leaving a hole big enough to stuff this section.

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 6

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 6

As you get to the end of this part – pull the thread quite firmly so that this point comes up to the bunnies neck and make a couple of stitches to secure it.

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 7

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 7

I then position the ears how I’d like them with a few stitches at the base of the ear (to close that bottom part of the ear)

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 8

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 8

To make the tail I like to get a little ball of unspun fleece and use a dry felting needle to attach it to the body. As an alternative – just make a tiny pom pom and sew it in place. Experiment with alpaca or angora wool if you’d like a fluffier bunny! Have fun with it….

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 9

Knitted Bunny tutorial - Step 9



  1. Ahh, I know a very young lady who will love this bunny, thank you for sharing this pattern with us.

    • Hi,
      Just came across this ever so easy bunny pattern,
      I’ll be sure to make several of them in a range of colours,
      Thanks for sharing.

      Victoria. B.C.

    • Lovely bunnys so cute family love them

  2. I LOVE these! It took about 1 1/2 hrs. and was SO easy! I used fuzzy yarn and took the end yarns and wrapped them around my finger til they were “tail” size and them sewed them into a ball, because this is for a very young child and it needs to be baby safe.

    THANK YOU for sharing!

  3. Just a rumination, but I bet this would be GREAT for using up swatches! Just make them a bit bigger than the traditional 4×4″ (or 10 cm), which is better anyways for analyzing drape. So, you’re not even going out of your way for yarns.

  4. Is it okay to pass this to a group who knit toys for an orphanage?

  5. Thank you for asking but this is a pattern that has been shared with me through Steiner craft… and so you can all use it and do as you will with it… (of course, an orphanage is a very worthy recipient…)

  6. So very, very cute!

  7. I love these! I make Boo Boo Bunnies out of washcloths – lots of fun. But these are absolutely adorable.

  8. […] 2. Cute Bunny […]

  9. I really love this bunny. I’m french and I wanna know if I could translate this pattern (but of course i’ll say where I found it) and use your pictures on my blog to explain it.
    I’ll add a link of your blog.

  10. Your bunny is the cleverest bit of simple knitting I have ever seen in my life. Don’t stop inventing will you!

  11. Thank you all for your wonderful feedback. I must give credit to all the wonderful parents of children in Steiner schools that have passed this pattern down… for all of us to use.

  12. I happened across your very clever bunny pattern, …and I think it’s adorable. I can’t wait to make some, one will never be enough of these,I can just tell!

  13. I would like to use this pattern to teach some young girls to knit. Do you have any special instructions? I would like to know the best size square to use and also it looks like garter stitch and not stockinette?

  14. I love it.I made one myself and it is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  15. Fantastic simple idea, you could even do this in front of the child!

  16. so cute!! and instructions are very easy to follow. thanks!!

  17. Thankyou I will use this pattern at our Steiner playgroup tommorrow as we are knitting this term

  18. This is simply adorable; genius! I’m always looking for beginner projects for the kids-knit classes I teach. This will be greatly received!!


  19. Thanx for share this idea ^^ Soooo cute

  20. […] and one on the needles. I might just have to make one for every little I know. Here’s the knitted bunnies pattern on the blog Jo So & Sew. Bunny almost done. Body needs to be stuffed and sewn […]

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  22. Super Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love this. I’m going to try it tomorrow, when I actually get yarn… This will make a great gift!

  24. I just made this. This was my first attempt in making stuffed animals since I am a beginner and I LOVE this!!! I showed my bunny to people and they are impressed on how easy it is. Thank you so much!!!

  25. What a ,lovely looking bunny! I definitely have a go!

  26. I love this! Very simple but that makes it even better! Very nice for children and old people too.

  27. THIS IS SOOOO CUTE!! I HAVE to knit this!! Please invent some more simple patterns- I LOVE THEM!

  28. oh my goodness! i loved this bunny 🙂 it was so sweet and adorable, and so very easy to make! because my bunny wouldn’t stand up, i put some feet on it, and it looks just like a real bunny!

    thanks so much for this pattern! please put up some more simple patterns, i am simply enamoured with this one!

  29. so so so cute! i need to make these and put them on my desk!

  30. […] found a great blog that had a nice, easy pattern. I did a run through. I am ready to teach these newbees how to […]

  31. Lovely! I’ve been on the ‘prowl’ for quick, simple, effective patterns like this to make charity fund-raisers. Very greatful to be able to use this, am adding it to my ‘projects’ list.

  32. These are beautiful bunnies. I have a seven year old who will love these! Thanks Jo

  33. Lovely pattern, thank you for posting. I had a question about step 7 above… I can’t tell how far I am to sew down the back before pulling the thread tight. Also, in this step, I wasn’t sure which point you refer to when you say the point should reach the bunny’s neck. Do you mean the corner of the square?

    I see from a comment above that this pattern comes from Steiner craft… Is there a web site or a book you could recommend with this pattern included?

    Again, thanks so much!

  34. Love it! Thanks. Will use it to teach my niece to knit.

  35. I absolutely LOVE this! So quick and simple and SO adorable!

    What a great beginner project for my students who are kids!


  36. I just made one for a baby shower for one of the girls that owns our LYS. It is the cutest thing. I am going to make them for every baby shower I go to. Thank you so much. I love it.

  37. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    i gotta make one!!!
    thanks jo!

  38. I think these could also be made out of fleece using the same sewing method. Then they would be really quick and great for teaching girls (I’m thinking Girl Scouts) how to sew and do a charity project at the same time.

  39. Looks awesome! Gonna start making it tomorrow! Great winter holidays gift!

  40. Really cute! I need to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Wonderful pattern. Thank you!
    I have shared it on my knitting blog.

  42. Wonderful bunny pattern. Would you like me to pin this to Pinterest with a link back to your blog to spread good word of you there?

  43. […] my Easter bunnies lovely? Well, they will be, hopefully, once they’re all stitched up. I made one of these a few years ago, but I’ve no idea what happened to it. I decided to make […]

  44. […] nephew this last weekend for the  first time at a Easter family get-together. I found this little bunny pattern and decided to make one. I think it turned out really […]

  45. This bunny is so cute and so simple. It’s a great first project for a beginning knitter; it’s so much more interesting than knitting a scarf.

  46. I love your bunny! Thank you so much fro a great little pattern. I will use this when I teach knitting. I am pinning this to Pinterest with a link to your blog to spread word of your good work and your bunnies.

  47. Here’s a great knitting #tutorial to teach someone to knit. Perfect project for children.

  48. I want to ask your permission to post your wonderful bunny tutorial on craftgawker.com with a link to your blog to spread your bunny pattern to new knitters there. Let me know if this would be ok.

  49. […] The Knitted Bunnie For those flummoxed by my muddly vintage bunny pattern, an ingenious little rabbit from a knitted square! […]

  50. Ahh!!! So cute!!! I love this design, it seems so simple and very easy gor me! Im 13 and have recently taken up knitting again and i cant wait to start on this adorable bunny! ❤

  51. This is just so incredibly cute! I think my baby girl and my brand new nephew are both going to get one each pretty darn soon!!! Thank you for sharing.

  52. So cute and so easy, thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial !

  53. This is so cute. I go to a spinning retreat every year and this would be a great door prize along with a little fiber for them to spin. Thanks

  54. Love these bunnies. i made a really fluffy one and it is really cute.
    would there be any change if you were to make this bunny but extra extra big?

  55. What a cute idea! I have two grandchildren learning to knit & they can do this for Easter! Thanks.

  56. That is so incredible, your explanation and instructions were easy to understand thank you so much will make some now yayy. 😀

  57. Thinking about a small round soap I the head as a washcloth and soap gift. Has anyone tried that?

  58. This is so very cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  60. Thanks for sharing!, so cute

  61. Merci pour ces explications précises. Je vais en faire un pour complèter mon ensemble brassière et chaussons et je mettrai un lien vers ce blog

  62. So sweet and clever. It makes me feel creative when I finish one.

  63. I am SO making one of these for my 6 year old cousin who LOVES bunnies!! Thank you so much!!

  64. Absolutely ingenious! Great idea. 🙂

  65. […] confectionné à partir d’un carré de tricot au point mousse, j’ai doublé ma laine bleue et l’ai bourré d’un peu de […]

  66. Great pattern!

  67. […] So if you read my blog you will know that I LOVE Pinterest, I love the ideas I have been finding there for my future kids but most have been for toddlers not as many for babies. Except this one: Knitted Bunny. […]

  68. I love this pattern! Now I know what to do with all of my swatches! [Insert big cheesy grin here

  69. Oh, how clever; I’m going to be making a few dozen of these.

  70. SO cute.. and a super beginner project. 🙂
    don’t you just hate the ‘white’ stuffing showing ? using a smaller needle then recommended for the yarn would help make a denser fabric & help hide it..
    But , we put a man on the moon & yet they still can’t make a colored stuffing ?!

  71. […] came upon a very easy tutorial from Jo so and sew that I just couldnt get out of my head.  So I blended some romney fleece, silk […]

  72. So cute! I made one with my handspun….blogged here http://fondantfibre.wordpress.com

  73. Thank you for this pattern I knit for a charity Bonnie Babies making small items for premature babies and this little bunny will be made for the little ones

  74. Very cute!

  75. Trop mignon ce petit lapin!! il sera proposé en atelier enfant pour les aider à apprendre à tricoter pour Pâques !! je l’ai utilisé aussi pour en faire un protège oeuf ! Nous avons mis votre lien sur le site. Merci beaucoup 🙂

  76. This is perfect! I was looking for something cute and easy for this years Easter baskets! Thank you for sharing!

  77. Wonderful, the person who created it deserves a prize!

  78. Thankyou for a fabulous pattern, my granddaughter attended a Steiner school in Queensland, she is now studying to become a Steiner teacher, she loves her craft work, as a result of her schooling there, her speciality is crocheting. Keep up the good work and creativity.

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  80. […] Rather than create a new tutorial when there is a brilliant one already, I’ll give you the link to this fun project HERE. […]

  81. thank you very much for this nice tutorial. I used it for my son his farewell gift in daycare. All the kids were really happy with their tiny little bunny 😉

  82. I have only just started knitting and thought this would be a fun project 🙂 My bunny has turned out extremely cute! Thanks so much for showing this.

  83. What a pleasure this pattern is, so easy ti knit and make up even easier! Made a gorgeous grey bunny in larger size as a doorstop and he was snapped up to take residece in someone elses home. Already on my second bunny. Thk u!!

  84. You should show hot to put on eyes
    Other wise great

  85. just plain brilliant!

  86. wow ! how very ingenious of you to think of turning a single dimensional square into a 3D bunny !! very very clever. Thank you so much for this. I plan to make many of these in different colours and convert them into keychains. This technique is already giving me ideas ;-))))

  87. […] thought of converting a piece of square crochet fabric to a 3D amigurumi !  I fell in love with this pattern for its simplicity and versatility and could not resist crocheting a square fabric right […]

  88. I love this!

  89. that bunny is so very easy and so, so very cute…i will make one for my baby surely she will love it…but i pretend to crochet the square i guess this wont be a problem…thanks for the great idea!!! blessings, nádya

  90. Thank you so much for the idea and the explanation ! :-))

  91. Adorable. Thank you. Made one came out cute but my ears not as big as yours.

  92. thanks so much for the tutorial! liked it so much we linked to it on our blog 🙂

  93. When my grand-daughters saw the 3 bunnies I had made,they are learning too knit Ailsa wanted a mum bunny and Eilidh wanted a dad bunny so I will do the parents and the girls can do more babies,just like rabbits .thankyou for the easy bunny.

  94. What an easy- to-make bunny. I love it and I will pass it on to my friends. Thank you so much for sharing this easy pattern with us. I have put whiskers and eyes on it!!

    Blessings J W

  95. I am a new knitter, this will be my first project…I am that new…LOL
    Thank you for graciously sharing this sweet project! I hope to find some other projects that are also easy on new knitters..thanks again!

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  97. This was soooo easy, my GG daughter loved it, no I shall make more…thanks so much for thr directions!!!

  98. Just came across your bunny tutorial!! Thank you so very much…it made one miss 5 very happy!

  99. Thank You and the Steiner craft that we can share with children. Wait until the girls at the Senior Center see this one! We make up Easter baskets for the underprivilage children in our area.

  100. This is super cute! I love this little bunny, I am going to make a few for my kids!

  101. I was wondering if you could suggest/show how the front is crafted? I have made one but I am unsure how to make the front where paws would be should work. It appears that there may be some bunching to create the look on your pictures but you don’t have a full frontal shot. Thanks!

    I don’t suppose you have any other magic square animals to make?


  102. […] cuter than knit bunnies for the kiddies or for your dorm shelf? Time to hop to work on this one—or five of them! I say […]

  103. […] you would like the pattern for a simple square, it is here! To knit the bunny just click. Happy […]

  104. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It is quite simple and I love it. I’ll definitely be making one for my baby cousin’s first Christmas!

  105. adorable!! Thanks so much

  106. It is amazing how something so simple but clever can produce something so cute. Thank you for this. I hope I can use it to encourage my daughters to knit.

  107. […] in haar hoofd dat het konijntje maar eens af moest. Ze breide zowaar 2 rijtjes en het konijntje kon in elkaar gezet worden. Vooral aan dit gedeelte werd met enthousiasme gewerkt. Ze maakt er nog een heel klein […]

  108. KnOtters are such a clever group of people! Love the bunny!

  109. Hmmm, I’m thinking this pattern can be used to re-purpose old sweaters. Oh the possibilities!

  110. I am in LOVE! You are a gem for sharing this pattern so others may smile. Thank you

  111. Just made one with fluffy wool, mine turned out more like floopsy bunny, very large ears, but still cute.

  112. This looks really cute and I would love to try it – does anyone know how many rows need to be done?

  113. This is beautiful, I think I’ll try and make some as Easter presents for my daughters and nephews and niece. Jean

    • There so cute I am making these for my family at Easter

  114. Just perfect to add to a friends Spring Fayre stall

  115. Wow so simple, thank you for sharing, just in time for Easter for my grand children

  116. Do you do 28 rows to this bunny please

    Thank you


    • Depends on the wool, needles and your tension – try it out

  117. Very nice!!!

  118. Thank you so much for this wonderful project! Just in time for Easter 🙂 Anne

  119. please can i have the pattern for the rabbit so i can make it for my granddaughter thanks

    • All the instructions are there in the tutorial

  120. Is the square every row knit or knit 1 row pearl 1 row please?

    • It’s all knit – garter stitch

  121. Don’t knit….crocheted square works well….kids of all ages love them..


  122. […] the size you like. And with a some tricks, you can turn the square into a cute bunny. Head over to Jo So and Sew for step by step […]

  123. […] Knitted bunny […]

  124. […] Easy Project: Knitted Bunnies – Instructions […]

  125. Thank u for this fab tutorial *starts hunting for wool and crochet hook* xx

  126. I should try to make one for my niece cool idea!!!!

  127. it’s looks so easy. I will try making them

  128. Lol…gonna work on this now. Better late than never!

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