Attention all knitting enthusiasts and bunny lovers! Get ready to fall in love with the cutest little creatures you’ve ever seen – bitty bunnies! And the best part? We’re giving away a free pattern so you can make your own adorable bunnies at home. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, these tiny bunnies are the perfect project to showcase your skills and create something truly special. So grab your needles, download the pattern, and let’s get started on this delightful knitting adventure!
I wanted to make my girls something special for Easter. I try to make them something that is homemade every year. They have fleece bunnies and birdies. However, this year I wanted to make my own version of a bunny that the girls could have as a keepsake. I hand drew and drafted this pattern myself. Lily, my youngest, loves little stuffed animals that she can hold and play with that are not too cumbersome. That is how the bitty bunny came about.
This is a great simple pattern too, if your looking for something that doesn’t take days to make. It is perfect for the novice sewer as well.
BITTY BUNNIES WITH FREE PATTERN
Here’s What You Need:
- Printed Pattern
- Scraps of Fabric (I used printed fabric and linen. The linen I used from an old pair of pants.)
- Pom Pom Trim (Optional)
- DMC Floss (Coordinating Color to Match Your Fabric)
- Polyester Stuffing
Step 1: Print the pattern out and cut out all of the pattern pieces.
Step 2: Cut out all of the fabric pieces.
Step 3: Embroider the face onto the bunny with a coordinating color of DMC floss. I started with the nose and then the mouth. I found it easier to position the eyes after the nose and mouth had been completed.
Step 4: Begin by pinning the face of the bunny to the printed fabric. Right sides together. Sew the face to the body of the bunny.
Step 5: This step is optional. But, I really think it adds to the look of the bunny. Find any type of trim that coordinates well with your fabric choices. Measure and cut the length. I tacked the trim on by hand. However, if you want you can sew this trim on with a sewing machine.
Step 6: Place right sides of the ears facing together, sew them with about a 1/8 to a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Fold the ears in at the bottom and pin temporarily. Tack the bottom of the ears with needle and thread to hold them in place.
Make a sandwich of sorts with the front, ears, and the back of your fabric. The print side of the ears will face the right side of the print of the fabric for the front of the bunny. Before, I sewed all of the pieces of the bunny together, I lightly tacked the ears in place so it would ensure that they wouldn’t move on me. Sew all the way around the bunny with 1/8 “to 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 1″ opening at the bottom. Fill the body with the polyester fill and hand sew the bottom together. Oh, and don’t forget to flip the bunny over and sew a little pom pom on the butt.
There you have it! I loved how these turned out.
I couldn’t resist including a photo of their little pom pom bottoms.
I hope you enjoy it!
We hope you enjoyed learning about these adorable bitty bunnies and the free pattern provided. These cute little creatures are perfect for Easter or any time you want to add a touch of cuteness to your life. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, these bitty bunnies are a fun and rewarding project to take on. If you decide to give them a try, we would love to see your creations! Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section or share your photos on social media. Happy crocheting!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Bitty Bunnies pattern be customized to create different variations of bunnies?
The Bitty Bunnies pattern can be easily customized to create different variations of bunnies. You can change the size, color, and even add different accessories or embellishments to give each bunny a unique look. Get creative and let your imagination run wild with this pattern!
Are there any specific materials or yarns recommended for making the Bitty Bunnies?
When making the Bitty Bunnies, it is recommended to use soft and lightweight materials or yarns that are safe for children. Acrylic or cotton yarns are commonly used for amigurumi projects like these. You can also experiment with different textures and colors to add personality to your bunnies. Just make sure to choose materials that are easy to work with and will provide a pleasant tactile experience for the recipients of your adorable creations!
How long does it typically take to complete one Bitty Bunny using the provided pattern?
The time it takes to complete one Bitty Bunny using the provided pattern can vary depending on your skill level, experience, and the amount of time you dedicate to the project. On average, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a day or two to complete one Bitty Bunny. Keep in mind that this estimation is based on a general understanding of the pattern and assumes you have the necessary materials and tools readily available. Additionally, factors such as interruptions, breaks, or distractions can also affect the overall completion time. It’s always best to allocate ample time and create a comfortable and enjoyable environment when working on crafting projects like this.