Red Heart Gumdrop Five Little Bunnies

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by Laura Bain, Red Heart

Red Heart Gumdrop Five Little Bunnies

The Red Heart Gumdrop Five Little Bunnies will be a great addition to your Easter decorations! Either stuff these cute animals with fiberfill or fit them over your regular Easter eggs!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts and 24 rows (4 inch) in St st worked in rnds to knit this project. Each egg will measure approximately 2 inch tall, excluding ears. Remember to check your gauge. 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. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using smaller size needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try larger size needles. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviations: K2tog = Knit next 2 sts together mm = millimeters P2tog = Purl next 2 sts together Note: Each bunny will fit on a regular-sized egg or small plastic egg if you do not stuff and draw up the bottom of the bunny body.
  • 2
    Body: With Lemon, cast on 24 sts using long-tail cast on, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Rounds 1-14: Knit around. Round 15: (K2, K2tog) around -- 18 sts. Round 16: Knit around. Round 17: (K1, K2tog) around -- 12 sts. Round 18: Knit around. Round 19: K2tog around -- 6 sts. Cut thread. Thread cut end through remaining sts, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 3
    Ears (make 2): Cast on 4 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Row 1: Knit across. Row 2: Purl across. Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2. Row 5: K2tog, knit to end -- 3 sts. Row 6: P2tog, purl to end -- 2 sts. Row 7: K2tog -- 1 st. Cut thread. Thread cut end through remaining st; fasten securely.
  • 4
    Finishing: Using long end from bunny ear cast on and yarn needle, thread yarn needle with the end. Using photo as a guide, attach two ears to the top of the bunny body. Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with scrap yarn, embroider eyes and nose. Stuff bunny body with a small amount of fiberfill. Using long end from cast on and yarn needle, thread yarn needle with the end and weave through stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 5
    Repeat all the steps above with Smoothie, Grape, Orange and Cherry so you have one egg of each color.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Lemon 104770808
  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Smoothie 104770812
  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Grape 104770816
  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Orange 104772305
  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn Cherry 104770814
  • Scraps from Colors Above (for Nose)
  • Scraps of Black Yarn (for Eyes)
  • Susan Bates Double Point Knitting Needles Silvalume 4 pc. 5 mm 8 US 104236216
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Yarn Needle
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553 (optional - see Project Note)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Small Easter Eggs Neon 12 pc. 104577468 or Regular Easter Eggs (optional - see Project Note)