bunny in a dotty dress by Julie Williams

bunny in a dotty dress

May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
58 - 66 yards (53 - 60 m)
9 inches/23 cms tall (to top of head)
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This pattern is written in English only. This pattern is an extensive PDF file which contains full instructions for knitting and finishing off a little cotton rabbit with stripy tights, mary-jane shoes and a dotty dress. The dress can be removed but the tights/stockings and shoes are knitted as part of the bunny.

Finished size:
approx 23 cm (9inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the head (measurement not including ear height)

The file is 17 pages long and contains over 50 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly. It is less of a knitting pattern and more of a ‘how to’ manual.

The pattern is written for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Please note that this project is not a quick or simple knit. It takes me around 14 hours to knit and finish each of the animals that I make and just under half of that time is spent on the finishing off. There are lots of separate pieces which require seaming and sewing and if you are looking for something fast and easy you would probably be better off finding a different pattern. That said this PDF file will give you all of the information that you need to knit the little bunny pictured

What you will need:

• DK, worsted or light aran yarn (approx 53m): Yarn A
• 4ply weight yarn in 3 contrasting colours for the clothing: Yarn B, Yarn C, Yarn D
• Scraps of black and grey yarn, DK or 4ply for the eyes and facial features
• Scraps of cream DK, worsted or aran for the tail
• Toy stuffing
• A tiny button

• Knitting needles: A pair each of 3mm, 2.75mm and 2.5mm
• Tapestry needle

Copyright, Julie Williams, Little Cotton Rabbits, 2013
All rights reserved


Latest pattern updates:

  • June 20th 2023: cosmetic changes to layout and wording
  • Feb 9th 2018: to include 3 extra designs for the head, ‘Dutch bunny’, ’piebald patch’ bunny and small eye patch bunny.