Easter is almost here!! Head to your egg hunts in style with this adorable knit bunny bag. Worked in a chunky yarn so it knits up super quickly. The eyes and nose are made of felt and the mouth is embroidered. You can work the ears in duplicate stitch or intarsia – it is up to you!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky (100% Acrylic; 109 yards [100 meters]/100 grams): #700-21 Pristine (MC), 2 balls; #700-24 Lilac Chiffon (CC), 1 ball.
Needles: US size 11 (8.0 mm) straight
Notions: Tapestry needle; black felt (about 4×4”); black scrap yarn; sewing needle.
Size: Approximately 14” wide by 10” tall not including ears
Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st
With MC, CO 42 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-40: Rep Rows 1-2.
Row 1: K12, BO18, k12.
Row 2: Purl to last 2 sts, p2tog, join second ball of yarn at opposite ear, p2tog, purl to end – 11 sts per ear.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: For first ear purl to last 2 sts, p2tog, for second ear p2tog, purl to end – 10 sts per ear.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 9 sts per ear.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Rep Row 4 – 8 sts per ear.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Rows 11-48: Rep Rows 9-10.
Row 49: *K2tog, k4, k2tog; rep from * for other ear – 6 sts per ear.
Row 50: Purl.
Row 51: *K2tog, k2, k2tog; rep from * for other ear – 4 sts per ear.
Bind off purlwise.
Work same as Back.
Use duplicate stitch with CC for ears as shown in photo.
Starting at inner edge of ear, sew around ear, sew sides and bottom, sew around second ear, leaving an opening between ears.
Cut ovals for eyes out of black felt. Sew in place using photos as guide.
Cut a nose from black felt. Sew in place using photos as guide.
Use several strands of black embroidery thread to sew mouth.
Weave in ends.