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Newborn Baby Knit Bunny Free Pattern

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This newborn baby bunny outfit is one that just makes you want to cuddle a little one. A new baby is such an amazing joy to a family, and capturing those newborn photos is so special.

The knit baby romper is worked top-down in the raglan style. Using a row counter and checking stitch counts at the end of each row is recommended to ensure it works up beautifully.

You can continue reading this blog post for the free newborn baby bunny pattern, or purchase an ad-free pdf download on Etsy or Ravelry.

This newborn baby outfit is also perfect in the spring, especially as an Easter outfit. But it’s really adorable all year long, as you will see in the images in this post, it can also be used for a winter or woodlands theme.

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Newborn Baby Bunny Knit Pattern

What you will need for the Baby Knit Bunny Outfit:

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Knitting Needles:

Size 8 (5.0 mm) Circular Needles

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook for the back ties

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Row Counter
Medium pompom maker

Yarn:

Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk Off White or Knit Picks Aloft Super Kid Mohair
This yarn is labeled a medium 4, but works up with a similar gauge as lace. As long as gauge is met these yarns also work well:
Knit Picks Aloft Super Kid Mohair

Yardage:

240 yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

CO- cast on

k- knit

p- purl

k2tog- knit two stitches together

yo- yarn over

M1R- make one right

  • Insert right-hand needle under the strand of yarn running between stitches from front to back, knit through the back of the stitch made.

M1L- make one left

  • Insert left-hand needle under the strand of yarn running between stitches from front to back, knit through the back of the stitch made.

kf&b- knit front and back

ssk- slip slip knit

Gauge:

 20 stitches by 28 rows in stockinette = 4 inches x 4 inches

Skill Level:

Easy

Size:

Newborn

The total length of romper: 16 inches
Width of romper chest: 7 1⁄4 inch
Bonnet: height 5 1⁄2 inches, depth 5 inches

Notes:

This romper is worked top-down in raglan style. Using a row counter and checking stitch counts at the end of each row is recommended to ensure it works up beautifully. It is a very flexible and stretchy outfit.

Baby Knit Bunny Romper Pattern

Size 8 (5.0 mm) Needles

Row 1: Cast On 50 (50)

Row 2: *k1, p1; repeat * across (50)

Row 3: knit (50)

Row 4: purl (50)

Row 5: *kf&b, k4; repeat * across (60)

Row 6: purl (60)

Row 7: knit (60)

Row 8: purl (60)

Row 9: *kf&b, k2; repeat * across (80)

Rows 10-14: Stockinette (purl the even rows, knit the odd rows) (80)

Row 15: *kf&b, k3; repeat * across (100)

Rows 16-21: Stockinette (purl the even rows, knit the odd rows) (100)

Round 22-23: Working in the round, join and knit

Rnd 24: k15, place 20 stitches on holder or yarn, k30, place 20 stitches on holder or yarn, k15 (60)

Rnd 25: k15, thumb cast on 3, k30, thumb cast on 3, k15 (66)

Rnd 26: Continue to knit until total length from top of piece measures 11 inches. (66)

Newborn Baby Bunny Knit Pattern

First Leg

Rnd 1: k33, place 33 stitches on holder or yarn
(use row counter to keep track of total rounds so the second leg will match the first, vertical gauge is different for everyone so using measurements for length will be more accurate) (33)

Rnd 2: knit leg in the round until the leg length is 5 inches (33)

Rnd 3: *k2tog, k9; repeat * around (30)

Rnd 4: knit (30)

Rnd 5: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around (25)

Rnd 6: knit (25)

Rnd 7: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around (20)

Rnd 8: knit (20)

Rnd 9: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around (15)

Rnd 10: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around, fasten off and use a tapestry needle to weave end 10 through last 10 stitches, pull closed, weave in end. (10)

Second Leg

Place 33 stitches of other leg on holder back onto needles, repeat rounds 1-10 of the first leg

Newborn Baby Bunny Knit Pattern

First Arm

Rnd 1: Place held stitches of one arm back onto needles and pick up 3 stitches from underarm. Join yarn underarm and knit round.
(use row counter to keep track of total rounds so the second leg will match the first, vertical gauge is different for everyone so using measurements for length will be more accurate) (23)

Rnd 2: Knit until arm length is 4 1⁄2 inches (23)

Rnd 3: K2tog, k9, k2tog, k10 (21)

Rnds 4-7: knit (21)

Rnd 8: Knit bind off, weave in ends

Second Arm

Repeat steps 1-8 of the first arm for the other arm.

Blocking pieces is recommended before seaming together. Use yarn to sew closed the crotch area and any holes/gaps around arms.
Using a crochet hook, attach yarn to the top corner of the back of the romper, chain 35 on each side to create ties.

Newborn Baby Bunny Knit Pattern

Baby Knit Bunny Bonnet

Size 8 (5.0 mm) Needles

Row 1: Cast On 50 (50)

Row 2: purl (50

Row 3: knit (50)

Row 4: Repeat rows 2-3 (working in stockinette) until the piece measures 4 inches, ending on a knit row (50)

Round 5: Join piece and knit in the round (50)

Rnd 6: knit (50)

Rnd 7: k2tog, k8; repeat * around (45)

Rnd 8: k2tog, k7; repeat * around (40)

Rnd 9: k2tog, k6; repeat * around (35)

Rnd 10: k2tog, k5; repeat * around (30)

Rnd 11: k2tog, k4; repeat * around (25)

Rnd 12: k2tog, k3; repeat * around (20)

Rnd 13: k2tog, k2; repeat * around (15)

Rnd 14: k2tog, k1; repeat * around (10)

Fasten off and use a tapestry needle to weave end through the last 10 stitches, pull closed, and weave in end.

Ears (Make 2)

Size 8 (5.0 mm) Needles

Row 1: Cast On 12 (12)

Row 2: purl (12)

Row 3: knit (12)

Row 4: Repeat rows 2-3 (working in stockinette) 6 more times (12)

Row 5: purl (12)

Row 6: k1, M1R, k10, M1L, k1 (14)

Row 7: purl (14)

Row 8: k1, M1R, k12, M1L, k1 (16)

Row 9: purl (16)

Row 10: k1, M1R, k14, M1L, k1 (18)

Row 11: purl (18)

Row 12: knit (18)

Row 13: Repeat rows 2-3 (working in stockinette) 2 more times (18)

Row 14: k2tog, k14, k2tog (16)

Row 15: purl (16)

Row 16: k2tog, k12, k2tog (14)

Row 17: purl (14)

Row 18: k2tog, k10, k2tog (12)

Row 19: purl (12)

Row 20: k2tog, k8, k2tog (10)

Row 21: purl (10)

Row 22: k2tog, k6, k2tog (8)

Row 23: purl (8)

Row 24: k2tog, k4, k2tog (6)

Row 25: purl (6)

Row 26: k2tog, k2, k2tog (4)
Row 27: purl (4)

Row 28: k2tog twice, pass the first stitch on right-hand needle over the second and off, fasten off and weave in end.
Using a tapestry needle and yarn, sew ears onto the sides of the bonnet.

Newborn Baby Bunny Knit Pattern

Bunny Tail

Using a medium-size pompom maker, create a ball for the bunny tail. Use the two strands of yarn that tie the center of the pompom to tie onto the back bum area of the outfit.

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