ERIN’s BUNNY by Deborah Baker


October 2017
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
There is no gauge
Approx. 7in. for a mini size to about 12in. with worsted weight
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PATTERN CORRECTION: Rd19 should read end count of (38 sts), instead of (40 sts).

ERIN’s BUNNY is a fun floppy created for my daughter, Erin. Erin has several special needs, including autism. She loves anything that she can spend hours shaking.

This is a great stash buster, and only takes about 2 to 3 days to make.

The bunny is knitted in the round, except for the ears. Ears, arms, tail and legs are knitted separate, set aside, then knitted to the body and head of the bunny using a three-needle join technique. The construction is very sturdy.

You can use any weight yarn. From single strand fingering, with US#0,(for a mini zipper pull) to worsted or chunky weight yarn, with US# 5 or 6. Needle size should be 2-3 sizes smaller then recommended for yarn weight.

Mostly, I have used 2 strands of fingering for a size about 10.5inches from head to toe, with US #4 needle. I do not recommend attempting your first bunny any smaller than this, unless you are very good working with a very small needle, as some parts of the bunny can be tedious.

You can make a boy bunny and leave the ears down or dress it up with some frilly yarn, ribbons, bows and tie up the ears for a special girl.

Stitches used: k, p, kfb, pfb, k2tog, m1R, m1L, ssk, p2tog, three-needle join, slip-stitch bind-off.

Average yardage:
Mini: fingering single strand. MC-35, CC-70. Needle US#0
2 strands fingering. MC-65-70. CC-165. NeedleUS#4
Lt & DK, single strand. MC-20-30, CC-100. Needle US#4,5
Worsted, single strand. MC-40, CC-85. Needle US#6.