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Snuggle Bunny Baby Sweater

Your baby's the cutest in the world, so she deserves the cutest knitted sweaters. this Snuggle Bunny Baby Sweater is going to be your go-to for your little one's spring wardrobe. We can't handle how sweet the little rabbit face is on this knit pullover, and the bunny tail in the back is just the icing on the cake. Pair this sweater with a matching headband, some leggings, and a pair of tiny little baby boots, and you have an outfit that will make her look like a baby model.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Bernat® Satin™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 200 yds /182 m) Aqua (04201) Main Color (MC)
    • 6 mos - 2 balls
    • 12 mos - 2 balls
    • 18 mos - 2 balls
    • 24 mos - 3 balls
  • Bernat® Satin™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 200 yds /182 m) Camel (04010) Contrast A
    • 6 mos - 1 ball
    • 12 mos - 1 ball
    • 18 mos - 1 ball
    • 24 mos - 1 ball
  • Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long
  • Set of 4 size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 [5 mm] double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch holders
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 3 buttons
  • Tapestry needle

 

Sizes:

 

To fit chest measurement

6 mos: 17" [43 cm]

12 mos: 18" [45.5 cm]

18 mos: 19" [48 cm]

24 mos: 21" [53.5 cm]

 

Finished chest

6 mos: 20 1/2" [52 cm]

12 mos: 21" [53.5 cm]

18 mos: 22" [56 cm]

24 mos: 23" [58.5 cm]

 

Abbreviations:

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ity)

Dec = Decrease(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop

P = Purl

Pat = Pattern

PM = Place marker

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together

WS = Wrong side

Yo = Yarn over

 

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

Instructions

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

 

YOKE

Note: Pullover is worked in one piece from top down. Yoke is worked in rows with opening on right front. Body below underarms and sleeves are knit in rnds.

With A and smaller circular needle, cast on 41 (49-49-57) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth in rows across needle, proceed as follows:

1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more. Break A.

 

With MC and larger circular needle, proceed as follows:

1st row: (RS). K1. *M1. K14 (16-16-18). M1. K1. PM on last st. M1. K4 (6-6-8). M1. K1.* PM on last st. Rep from * to *once more. 49 (57-57-65). 49 sts.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K1. *M1. Knit to marked st. M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Rep from * twice more. Knit to last marked st. M1. K1.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 12 (12-13-13) times more. 153 (161-169-177) sts.

Work 1 (1-3-3) row(s) even in stocking st.

 

Divide for Body and Sleeves

1st row: (RS). K44 (46-48-50) for Front. Slip next 32 (34-36-38) sts onto st holder for Left Sleeve. Cast on 2 sts. K44 (46-48-50) for Back. Slip next 32 (34-36-38) sts onto st holder for Right Sleeve. K1. Cast on 1 st. 92 (96-100-104) sts for Body.

Join in rnd, placing marker between cast on sts for beg of rnd. Knit in rnds until work from dividing rnd measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2-8-8 1/2)" [16.5 (19-20.5-21.5) cm]. Break MC.

With A and smaller circular needle, knit 1 rnd.

Next rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.

Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing 5 times more. Cast off in ribbing.

 

Sleeves

With MC and set of larger double pointed-needles, K32 (34-36-38) from st holder.

Pick up and knit 2 underarm sts. Join, placing marker between picked up sts for beg of rnd. 34 (36-38-40) sts for Sleeve.

Knit in rnds, dec 1 st at beg and end of every following 9th (10th-11th-12th) rnd 4 times. 26 (28-30-32) sts.

Knit even in rnds until Sleeve from dividing rnd measures 7 (7 1/2-8-9)" [18 (19-20.5-23) cm]. Break MC.

With A and smaller double-pointed needles, knit 1 rnd. Work 4 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Body. Cast off in ribbing.

 

Buttonhole band:

With RS facing, A and circular needle, pick up and knit 22 (24-26-28) sts down right front opening beg at neck edge.

Next row: (WS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

 

Sizes 6 and 18 mos only:

Next row: (Buttonhole row). Rib 4 (5) sts. *yo. K2tog. Rib 4 (5) sts. Rep from * twice more. (3 buttonholes).

 

Sizes 12 and 24 mos only:

Next row: (Buttonhole row). Rib 4 (5) sts. *yo. K2tog. Rib 5 (6) sts. Rep from * once more. yo. K2tog. Rib 4 (5). (3 buttonholes).

 

All sizes:

Next row: (WS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Cast off in ribbing (RS).

 

Buttonband

With RS facing, A and circular needle, pick up and knit 22 (24-26-28) sts up right sleeve opening. Work as given for Buttonhole band, omitting references to buttonholes.

 

Finishing

Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes. Centering chart at Front of Sweater approx 2 3/4" [7 cm] up from bottom ribbing, duplicate stitch bunny face using A.

 

Pompom Tail:

Wind A around 3 fingers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew pom-pom to Back of sweater as shown in picture.

 

Snuggle Bunny Baby Sweater Chart

Snuggle Bunny Baby Sweater Diagram

Snuggle Bunny Baby Sweater

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