Jackalope (AKA Antelabbit or Stagbunny)
The legend of the jackalope (also referred to as the antelabbit or stagbunny) may have originated from sightings of desert hares afflicted by a papillomavirus that caused them to sprout horny protrusions all over their bodies. The strange eyewitness accounts of these horned hares combined with the sleek athletic prowess of the desert jack rabbit likely gave rise to this comical American myth.
Now, you can knit up your own jackalope amigurumi with this original hansigurumi design! Measuring nearly 12” from tail to snout, this fantastical cryptid makes a wonderful child’s toy or superb plush collector’s prize.
This PDF pattern includes easy-to-read, line-by-line instructions for knitting up your sweet stagbunny, supplemented by full-color photographic illustrations and helpful technical tidbits. Additional technical assistance is available via e-mail consultation with the designer.
Required technical skills include knit, purl, increases, decreases, short rows, picking up stitches, small diameter circular knitting, and grafting (using Kitchener stitch). This pattern is recommended for the intermediate- or experienced-level knitter.