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Knitted bunny slippers for kids

Author: Canadian Living

Knitting & Crochet

Knitted bunny slippers for kids

Slippers are worked in garter stitch (knit every row) throughout. Instructions are written for children's size Small. Any changes for children's Medium or Large are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for knitters with some experience.

Sizes (Foot length)

Small: 11 cm (4-1/2 ins )
Medium: 14 cm (5-1/2 ins)
Large: 17 cm (6-1/2 ins)

You need:
Patons Canadiana acrylic yarn (100 g) as follows:
1 ball Main Colour (MC), Copen Blue #31
1 ball Colour A, Winter White #101
Small amount of Colour B, Deep Orange #72; Colour C, Dark Green #57; Colour D, Medium Grey Heather #311 and Colour E, Light Rosewood #133
One pair of 3.75 mm needles OR whichever needles you require to produce the tension given below
Small amount of polyester stuffing
Tapestry needle

Tension:
22 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in garter stitch. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

To Make:

Sole
With MC, cast on 13(19,21) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit.
Row 2: Knit, inc 1 st at each end of needle.
Row 3: Knit.
Knit, inc 1 st at each end of next and foll 3 alt rows. 23(29,31) sts now on needle.
Knit 1 row even.
Knit, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll 4 alt rows. 13(19,21) sts now on needle.
Knit 1 row even. Cast off.

Upper
With MC, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit.
Row 2: Knit, inc 1 st at each end of needle.
Row 3: Knit.
Knit, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll alt 8(8,10) rows. 24(24,28) sts now on needle.
Knit 7(9,9) rows even.

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Divide for opening
Next row (right side): Knit 12(12,14) sts, turn, leave rem sts on spare needle.
Knit 23(27,29) rows even. Cast off.
With right side facing, join MC to remaining sts. Knit 24(28,30) rows even. Cast off.

Rabbit head (make 2)
With A, cast on 1 st.
Row 1 (right side): Inc 2 sts in st.
Row 2: Knit.
Knit, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll 4 alt rows. 13 sts now on needle.
Knit 7 rows even.
Divide for ears
Next row: K6, turn, leave rem sts on spare needle.
Knit 11 rows even.
Knit, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll alt row. 2 sts now on needle.
Next row: Sl1, k1, psso. Fasten off.
With right side facing, join A to rem sts. K2tog, knit to end of row. 6 sts now on needle.
Knit 11 rows even.
Knit, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll alt row. 2 sts now on needle.

Next row: Sl1, k1, psso. Fasten off.
Carrots (make 2)
With B, cast on 1 st.
Row 1 (wrong side): Knit.
Row 2: Inc 2 sts in st.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Knit, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll alt row. 7 sts now on needle.
Next Row: Knit.
Knit 3 rows, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and foll alt row. 3 sts now on needle.
Knit 1 row even.
Next row: Sl1, k2tog, psso. Fasten off.
Leaves (make 6)
With C, cast on 7 sts. Cast off.
To finish:
Sew centre back seam of upper; sew upper to sole. Embroider rabbit head as shown in photo. Lightly stuffing head and carrots, sew head, carrots and leaves to upper. Do not press.

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