Free Bunny Snood Knitting Pattern

As I can’t have one of my own, I’m adding bunnies to my knitting!

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Bunny Snood designed by Gem Davis

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you have more chocolate than you know what to do with, and enjoying the Easter break whatever you’re up to. My weekend is involving long, blustery walks and art galleries and of course, knitting!

If you are looking for a quick project with an Easter theme, then I have just the thing! The sun may have been shining recently (not as much as hoped this weekend…) but it is still fairly chilly outside. That’s why I’ve created this free knitting pattern for you, a cosy snood made from Rowan Big Wool, with fluffy bunnies! Now who wouldn’t want that?

Bunny Snood designed by Gem Davis

A few simple cables easily turn what would otherwise be a dull piece of knitting into something much more fun, and it’s a great way to learn some new techniques without being too complicated either. The hardest stitch is the bobble, and you soon get the hang of it. There are plenty of tutorials online if you need them too.

Find the pattern below.

Bunny Snood designed by Gem Davis

Skills

Cast on (co)
Knit (k)
Purl (p)
Slip, slip, knit (ssk)
Knit two together (k2tog)
Cable stitches (c4b, c4f etc.)
Make bobble (mb)
Cast off
Mattress stitch

You will need:
  • 10mm knitting needles
  • 2 x Rowan Big Wool in your colour choice (I used the oddly named ‘Glum’) If you want to use a different yarn, make sure it’s similar to get the correct tension. This is super chunky yarn, 80m per 100g ball
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle to sew up
Tension

8 sts and 12 rows = 10cm/4in square in stocking stitch

To make the bobble

To make a bobble you knit into the same stitch several times. Google it to find videos which may be helpful, but I’ll explain here. This is easier to do with a stretchy yarn, something like a cotton based yarn would be harder. Before beginning the bobble it’s a good idea to stretch out the stitch as you’ll be knitting into it five times, and it’s going to get tight!

Knit into the front of the stitch, then the back, then the front, then the back, and then the front again. Turn the work and purl five stitches. Turn again and knit five stitches. With your left hand needle pull the second stitch over the first and off the needle, as if you were casting off. Repeat with the other three stitches, and you’re done! Your bobble may look a bit odd at first, you might want to pull it around a bit to get the right look.

Instructions

Co 58 sts
Row 1: p
Row 2: k
Row 3: p
Row 4: k
Row 5: p4, *k8, p6 rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 6: k4, *p8, k6 rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 7: p4, *c4b, c4f, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 8: k4 *p8, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 9: p4, * k4, mb, k3, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 10: k4, *p8, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 11: p4, *k8, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 12: k4, *p8, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 13: p4, *c8b, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
row 14: k4, *p8, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 15: p4, * k8, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 16: k4, *p8, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 17: p4, *c8b, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 18: k4, *p2, k4, p2, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 19: p4, * k2, p4, k2, p6, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 20: k1, ssk, k1, *p2, k4, p2, k6, rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1 (56 sts total)
Row 21: p3, *k2, p4, k2, p6, rep from * to last 3 sts, p3
Row 22: k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (54 sts total)
Row 23: p
Row 24: k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (52 sts)
Row 25: p
Row 26: k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (50 sts)
Row 27: p
Row 28: k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (48 sts)
Row 29: p
Cast off

Sew up using mattress stitch, and block if needed.

And there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern, please send me photos if you knit it, I would love to see your creations!

Bunny Snood designed by Gem Davis

 

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