Knitted Easter Bunnies

Friday, 13 March 2020  |  Admin

Double Knitting Wool
Size 3mm & 4mm Knitting Needles
Needle for Sewing
Cotton Wool Ball
Ribbon & Eyes
2" Easter Egg
Using 4mm needles cast on 30 stitches using the thumb method.
Knit 27 rows then cast off.
With the wrong side outside, over sew the cast off and cast on edges together.
Now gather round one set of row ends by sliding the sewing needle through the edges of the projecting set of garter stitch loops only.
Pull up the gathers tightly and fasten off yarn securely.
Turn the piece right side out.
Gather the remaining set of row ends as before and fasten securely.
Push this end right inside the tube so that both sets of row ends are together.
To make the EARS:
Using 3mm needles cast on 8 stitches and knit 5 rows.
Cast off
Feed the cast on thread down the side and trim.
Using the remaining thread catch the two opposite corners together.
Sew in place on top of head.
Repeat for second ear.
Place a cotton ball inside the tube and then the egg.
To prevent the egg falling out tie the two base sides togther with a small bow.
Sew on the ears.
Decorate with a small bow, eyes & tail.
Lesley Tanner