Bunny from a Square
Fabric and Knitted Friends
Years ago, when I was a very small person in a very large pram, fabric and knitted friends were given highly imaginative names. My first furry friend was Bear Bear. Then over the years my brother and I acquired Rabbit, Bunny, Little Panda, Big Panda and Jumbo. Fortunately, our parents were more imaginative when it came to our names!
May I introduce you to the latest member of the Being Knitterly household. Meet Bunny from a Square!
Don’t you think he’s rather cute? He’s quite shy, but with encouragement was happy to nibble on some lovely green grass on this sunny afternoon.
How to Knit Bunny from a Square
And yes, Bunny from a Square is made from one square knitted in garter stitch! I knitted mine on 4.00 mm needles using Purelife British Sheep Breeds Undyed DK in mid brown Blue-Faced Leicester (782) from Rowan Yarns. This is a lovely soft and squidgy yarn, perfect for a cute friend.
I cast on 30 stitches and knitted 30 garter ridges (60 rows) before casting off. You can use any yarn and suitable needles. To vary the size of your Bunny from a Square, cast on any number of stitches and remember to knit about the same number of garter ridges as rows. You don’t need much yarn; my finished Bunny from a Square weighs about 20 g, including stuffing and tail.
This is a perfect well-knitting project; it is really easy and quick to make, so you get the buzz of finishing something without too much effort. It does not look like a beginner project, so it’s a great boost to your confidence. And whilst you may want to keep one for yourself, it would make a great gift, either for Easter or a new baby.
Get Ready …
- Small amount of yarn for the garter stitch square;
- Smaller amount of yarn for the tail;
- Even smaller amount of yarn for the eyes and nose;
- Toy stuffing, or lots of yarn ends;
- Yarn needle;
- Table fork!
Once you’ve finished knitting your garter stitch square you’ll need to do some sewing. I show you where and how to stitch, and how to make the ears particularly rabbitty, and how to make the sweet little tail in my How to Make a Bunny from a Knitted Square tutorial.