Easter is only a few weeks away, now, so Silkworm and I decided it was about time to start getting crafty. We found this tutorial for a granny square bunny on Pinterest a while back, but we only got to trying it out today. Luckily, Madre was 20 or so rows into a knitting project with one of her latest handspun yarns, coincidentally made of angora rabbit fiber, and she let us take it over to make our bunny.
Try it out for yourself! If you don't know how to knit, fear not; you'll find a link to a few instructional videos in the tutorial written below--but if you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments!
Yarn (1 color for body, 1 color for tail)
Step One: Knit a simple square. If you don't know how to wield such sorcery, simply pop on over to Youtube where Silkworm and I put together a playlist of three videos: how to cast on, how to make a knit stitch, and how to cast off--which is all you need to know!
Step Two: Once you've got a square, thread your needle and sew a triangle at the top half of your square. The bottom will be a line across the center of the square and the point will be at the top of the square. Don't fasten off your thread yet!
Step Three: Pull the thread tight and push down a wad of stuffing into the middle of the triangle. The stuffed triangle will make the head, the ears will be the two now-crinkled edges, and the body will be the other half of the square that's been untouched. Now you can fasten off your thread.
Step Four: Sew the bunny's body shut at the top where the two edges of the square meet, then stuff the body, and finally sew the butt closed.
Step Five: Make a pom pom. Take the color of yarn you'd like to use for your bunny's tail and wrap it around your two fingers about 30-50 times, depending on how plump you want the tail to be. Gently take the yarn off your fingers without messing up the shape, then cut another piece of yarn to tie around the 30-50 loops you just made. Tie it a little tight, but not too tight, and don't cut off the loose tails. Cut all of the loops to make your pom pom, and use the loose tails to tie it onto your bunny's butt. Cut off any extra thread left once the pom pom tail is secure.
Hippity hop hop, Easter's on it's way! Remember to let us see your bunnies!