December 8, 2017 by kittynh
If you can knit a square, you can knit a rabbit.
I can knit, as long as it is a hat or scarf. And nothing fancy!
Anyone can knit a square. Even if you can’t knit, Youtube or a simple beginners book can have you knitting a square in less than a day. The size doesn’t really matter, in this case it’s true, because it just means the size of your rabbit will be different.
Also, you can knit your rabbit a scarf, or just cut a small scarf out of a bit of polar fleece or fabric.
I put my rabbits on a small wooden disk. They stands better that way. But the rabbits also stands on their own. Placing a few beans or even un cooked popcorn in the bottom can help weight down the rabbit.
The rabbit can also be given a flower necklace for a Valentine’s Day or Spring theme. I like to knit a white rabbit for Christmas, but I also do multicolor rabbits.
Basic rabbit instructions can be found here. The basic pattern is knit a square, and using a big plastic needle, sew a triangle and stuff.
One friend makes finger puppets from this pattern. She only stuffs the head. They are truly adorable.
So, knit a large square and have a gift for a young baby or child!
Knit a smaller square and have an ornament. Knit a small square and put cat nip inside and cat toy.
This is also a great project for a beginning knitter group or to teach a child to knit. It takes such a short time to knit that no one can get bored while doing it.
So still time for that handmade gift. And, this just requires a small bit of yarn. If you have any friends that love knitting, they have extra yarn they’d love to give you. Hoarding yarn is a real problem!