Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,hippity, hoppity,
Easter’s on its way. ~ Beatrix Pottter
Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner. It’s a perfect time to start knitting Easter bunnies!
Bunty in Summer Dress by Debi Birkin is an adorable little bunny all dressed up and ready to go. Bunty is approximately 11″ tall when finished, with instructions that include all clothing and accessories as shown in the photo. This pattern has been designed to use a DK or light worsted weight yarn and using an US size 2 ( 3mm ) pair of needles. All pieces are knitted flat on normal needles and then sewn together. This pattern can be purchased directly from Debi’s website here or online at Ravelry as an instant download. (Photo courtesy of Debi Birkin)
Bunny by Berroco is knitted and jointed stuffed toy, which includes a pouch that can sweet treats and has an optional pompom tail. This cute pattern will require 1 Ball each Berroco Comfort (50 grs), #9733 Turquoise (MC) and #9723 Rosebud (CC), a small amount black worsted-weight yarn for eyes, 1 Set (4) of size US 7 (4.50mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size to obtain the gauge, a size G (4.50mm) crochet hook, two 3/4” buttons, two 1” buttons, 1 bag polyester stuffing and a tapestry needle. Be sure to take a moment to view Blue Bird, another adorable knitted toy perfect for springtime and Easter. (Photo courtesy of Berroco)
Bunny by designer Susan B. Anderson, is the sweetest and most huggable looking bunny. This pattern is included in Susan’s book, Itty Bitty Toys and requires Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton (2 skeins of Tulip #615, 1 skein of Shell #606), US Size 5 ( 3.75 mm) knitting needles and a tapestry needle. The finished size when seated is approximately 8″ tall and 4.5″ wide.
Hop, a new pattern for Blue Sky Alpacas, is very sweet with an old- fashion flair, perfect for any little one to carry around. This project requires 1 hank of Blue Sky Hand Spun Organic Cotton, 1 Hank of Blue Sky Skinny Cotton, US size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, a tapestry needle, poly-pellets, small amount (optional), fiberfill, small amount, embroidery needle, black embroidery floss and 1″ wide piece of cardboard. For further information, please visit Susan online on her blog, online at Twitter or join along in the Itty Bitty Knits group on Ravelry.