Easter is coming, hooray! Hooray! Whether your church follows the Old or the New calendar, Easter is on April 20 this year. If you were planning to put a knit bunny in an Easter basket this year, you better get cracking.
And if you don’t celebrate Easter, you’ll probably still think these stuffed toys will be a cuddly friend for someone in your life.
Most of the rabbits I’m highlighting are by Debbie Bliss. Lucky for you, we’ve been creating digital versions of the early issues of Debbie Bliss Magazine. You can buy these patterns straight from Ravelry right now by following the “Find XXX on Ravelry” links, or through local yarn stores participating in Ravelry in-store pattern sales.
Of course, buying the pattern at your local yarn store means you can get the yarn right away, too!
This elegant Rabbit is knit using Cashmerino Baby yarn. The pattern calls for two balls of the main color and one ball of the contrasting color. There are six new colors of Cashmerino Baby this season. You can make a whole army of rabbits in a rainbow of colors!
If you are a fast knitter, consider the Small Rabbit with Sweater from issue 2 of Debbie Bliss Magazine.
Once you knit the rabbit you can continue to add sweaters with a seasonal theme!
The body of this rabbit is knit using Rialto DK, a lovely 100% Merino wool yarn. There are 12 new colors of Rialto DK this season. The mind boggles at the possibilities! The sweater is knit using Luxury Tweed yarn.
The Noro Bear is a free pattern, too.
If the people in your life are too old for stuffed animals (is that possible?) dress up your table with the Egg Cozy Sweaters from premier issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine.
They use small amounts of yarn and work up quickly. Even more fun, you can use them as Christmas ornaments or decorations on presents later on.
Speaking of eggs, this crocheted egg is a free pattern from our friends at Katia.
The pattern is in 5 languages. English is the middle one.
Worked in a chunky cotton yarn with an L hook, you should be finished in next to no time.
Find the Noro sheep on Ravelry. Visit Patternfish to find the sheep bundled with a baby hat & cardigan for one low price.
Do you enjoy knitting stuffed toys? Are your Easter baskets devoted to candy or are toys also included?