Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Pocket Pet Bunny
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: BK4K-0506005-K This tiny stuffed animal is fun to play with or to use as a bookmark or to decorate a backpack. Makes a great addition to an Easter basket! It is lesson 1 from our series of 'learn to knit' pocket pet projects

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
5 inches [approximately 10 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White Bright, true white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

Additional Materials
Scrap yarn for eyes, approximately 4 inches [10 cm] black and white Small quantity white felt for ears Small quantity pink felt for ears Sewing needle and matching thread 1 oz polyester stuffing 24 inches [approximately 61 cm] of ribbon White 1/4-inch [approximately 13 cm] pom-pom
GAUGE:
24 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BUNNY
Cast on 20 stitches.
Work 20 rows in Garter stitch (all knit).

The piece will be square, about 3.5 inches [approximately 9 cm]
Bind off all stitches.

Leave a trailing end of about 4 inches of yarn when cutting the extra yarn.



Need a little help? Use our handy learn-to-knit instructions for detailed pictures and instructions!


Fold square in half and stitch as shown
Turn the fabric and open it -- it will be a cone.

Put the stuffing into it.

Position stuffing with your finger to make the Bunny the shape you'd like (you can always adjust this later, as well)
Fold down the flap at the top of the cone.

Sew the open edges closed.
To put eyes on the bunny, pull the crochet hook all the way through the 'head' and use it to pull the black and white yarn through together.

Tie it off securely on one end (use several knots).

Pull it tight and tie off on the other end (use several knots).

Trim closely.












Cut 2 inner ears and 2 outer ears from felt, per pattern:


Using needle and thread, position one inner ear and one outer ear together.

Fold in half and sew one set on each side of the bunny's head.


cut approximately 6 inches [15 cm] of ribbon and tie around bunny's neck as shown.



If this Bunny will be used as a bookmark, sew remainder of ribbon to its underside and sew the pom-pom on the end as shown



Adjust position of stuffing so Bunny is the shape you want.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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CO = cast on
k = knit
S2KP or S2KP2 = slip 2 stitches together, knit 1, pass two slip stitches over
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)


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