Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #5 – Tiny Knit Bunny Couple

Oh, I had so much fun over the last week working on the Iron Craft Teeny, Tiny challenge. You know how much a like working with thin yarn and tiny needles, so this week I created a very tiny bunny couple knit with leftover Knit Picks Gloss Lace on size 000/1.5mm needles.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny Couple
How tiny are they? Well, Doe, the girl bunny, comes in at 1 3/4″ tall. Her Buck is just 2″. I wanted them to be small enough to fit inside a plastic egg. For scale here is a naked(!) bunny in my hand.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny CoupleMarch 4
They are each dressed in their Easter Sunday best and have tiny accessories. Doe wears a sundress with a gathered skirt and has an Easter basket filled with eggs.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny Couple
Buck wears a vest and bowtie and brings along a carrot for a snack.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny Couple
Now, you don’t have to be as insane as me and knit these up so tiny. The pattern will work with any weight yarn, the bigger the yarn, the bigger the bunny. Just make sure you use the same weight yarn and needles for the whole project. I tested it with fingering weight Knit Picks Palette on size 1/2.25mm needles. The girl bunny in this weight comes in at 2.5″ tall.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny CoupleMarch 4
She still fits in a large plastic egg, but Buck would need his own.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge 5 - Tiny Knit Bunny Couple
The pattern has all the information to make Doe, Buck, their clothing and accessories.

Tiny Knit Bunny Couple

**There was an error in rows 3 and 5 of the head for both the boy and girl. New versions of the pdf were uploaded on 3/17/16.
Download the Tiny Bunny Couple Pattern. There is a lot of information in this pdf, so it is seven pages and does include some pictures as guides.

If you don’t want pictures, download the Tiny Bunny Couple Pattern (No pictures). It is still seven pages but it only has one picture which was necessary for explanation.


  • 6g/52yrds cream (MC), 1.6g/14yds dress, 2g/16yrds blue (CC), 1g/8yrd grey (I used Knit Picks Gloss Lace Weight in bare natural, marina, fiesta and sterling)
  • Scrap yarn the same weight in various colors or more cream yarn and acrylic paints
    Four double-pointed needles in the appropriate weight for your yarn (I used 000 for lace weight and 1 for fingering.)
  • Four double-pointed needles, two sizes bigger than the ones you are using for the rest of the project (Only needed if you are knitting up the basket.)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Black and pink embroidery thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Small paintbrush (optional)

Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project. Just make sure you are knitting a tight fabric so the stuffing doesn’t show through. (My gauge was 14 stitches and 16 rows per inch in lace and 10 stitches and 12 rows per inch in fingering.)

This pattern had only been tested by me. If you find any errors please let me know.

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