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Small Bunny Toy for Easter – Click the image to get the pattern

Easter is a busy time for knitters as we can create all kinds of small toys and decorations for this special time of the year. I found this knitting pattern for a small girl bunny toy for Easter that’s perfect as a gift for a child or even a baby. The clothing is incorporated into the design so nothing can come off and pose a safety issue for babies.

Where to Get the Pattern

This pattern from designer Julie Williams is available at a small cost – just click the image to visit the website.

The pattern is labelled as being for intermediate knitters, however, a keen beginner who is willing to learn new skills should be able to do it successfully.

I love how you can search on YouTube to find out how to do any stitch you are unsure about. When you have completed a project like this you feel like you’ve progressed.

This toy is knitted via flat pieces that are seamed afterwards.


The suggested yarn is from the Willow and Lark range. It has been selected as it’s a soft mix of Merino and cashmere making it ideal for babies and children’s items. However, this yarn appears to be quite often out of stock. You could substitute for something of the same weight. As it’s double knitting a more economical yarn such as the Stylecraft Special DK would be one choice.

If you choose to use a different weight yarn that would work too but the size of the finished toy will be smaller or bigger depending on which yarn and needle combination you used.

The pattern recommends 3 by 50g balls of the Willow and Lark Nest yarn. If you have something suitable in your stash this is a useful pattern to use up those leftover bits.


2.75mm single-pointed straight needles are needed. Although the yarn weight is double knitting the needle size is smaller than it would be for this weight so that when you fill them with toy stuffing it does not show through the fabric. The smaller diameter needles create a denser tighter fabric for the rabbit.

Extra Bits You’ll Need

Some toy filling and a tapestry needle to sew up the seams are needed, as well as a small amount of black yarn to make the rabbit’s facial features.

I like the way this design is so customizable. You can make a rabbit for Easter and a Teddy bear for Christmas. Change up the colours and use different-weight yarns to make them bigger or smaller.

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