Baby Gifts - Knitted Rabbit and Cardigan

Hello there!

I thought I'd share a couple of knitted gifts I recently made for a friend's new baby girl. First off is a rabbit from the Susan B Anderson book 'Itty Bitty Toys'. I bought this when I visited Loop in London in December last year and this is the first project I've made from the book, though it has a great range of lovely projects.

I used a cotton yarn, with bamboo for the underside of the ears. It was knit in the round, meaning less sewing up, but as some of the elements are a bit fiddly (legs and arms particularly), knitting flat for some parts might actually have been quicker. It looks pretty much exactly like in the book, with a nice simple face, which I really like.

Don't Jump!

Pom pom tail

To accompany the rabbit I made Nikki Van De Car's Autumn Leaves cardigan (free on Ravelry) using the same slightly pearlised bamboo yarn that features on the rabbit's ears.

It was a pretty straightforward project, knit in the round. I found some lovely plastic iridescent rose-shaped buttons which complement the yarn and design well, and it was impossible to find buttons that matched the colour exactly.

I think it might be bad form to encourage the new mother to open your baby gifts asap with a loud whisper of "Open your present", but I was excited to be handing them over after all the time spent in crafting them. Both gifts were well received and I was really happy with how they turned out.

K x


  1. So you should be Kerry, they're both gorgeous, your friend is very lucky (so is her new baby girl). I LOVE that rabbit's face! x

  2. Great job, both makes are lovely but the rabbit is awesome!

  3. They are gorgeous, Kerry!! I love that little bunny - so cute! :)

  4. These are both so beautiful! They make me wish I had a baby girl and that you were my expert knitter friend ;o)

  5. I'm normally not big on cuddly toys, but that rabbit has so much personality and expression - it's unbelievable! Such a plaintive face!

  6. Awww the rabbit is so cute!

  7. Your Bunny Rabbit is deee-vine.
    I think I am in ♥

    Such a sweet wrap for a babe.
    A spoiled baby at that


  8. What great gifts! that wee cardigan is great - lovely colour.

  9. Love them both. yes, that rabbit was so cute.

    Facts About Rabbits

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