Easter bunny, and a budding seamstress

Easter bunny, and a budding seamstress

debbie bliss small rabbit knit

The pattern for this little rabbit comes from Toy Knits by Debbie Bliss.

The book was published in 1995, and I bought it soon after, which means I’ve been making this pattern for nearly 20 years!  I think the first one was for a sweet little girl called Eleanor, who is now a beautiful twenty-something.

There’s something about this cute rabbit in an oversized sweater that makes me come back to it again and again.  The sweater is knitted from two strands of DK yarn worked together, so I sometimes make a matching cardigan as a baby gift.

The pattern taught me how to increase and decrease, and to use smaller needles (3.25 for DK) so the toy stuffing doesn’t show through.

Here is Greta measuring her new rabbit (I’d just measured her for a dress).  She looks like a natural!


Do you have a pattern you’ve been using forever?