Easter will be here before you know it, so let’s look ahead to some knitted bunny patterns! Bunnies are a popular motif in knitting patterns. Maybe that’s because it is easy to equate their cuddly cuteness with the squishy softness of yarn. Or maybe it’s the relationship between angora rabbits and their wool. Whatever the reason, knitted rabbit patterns are more plentiful than you might think. That is great news for us knitters, because knitted bunnies make great gifts for children (and child-at-heart adults!) as well as wonderful charity projects. Here is a collection of the most lovable knitted bunny patterns available free online! Free Knitted Bunny Patterns Bunny Nuggets: This is far and away the most popular bunny pattern available online. It’s not hard to see why: these adorable little bunnies knit up in a flash, and they’re simple and sweet. Plus, those long ears are irresistible. (Note: the link takes you to the designer’s blog; just scroll down to the fourth pattern link on the right side of the page.) Henry’s Rabbit and Henry’s Bunny: This sweet mother-and-baby rabbit companion patterns are surprisingly lifelike. They are knit mostly in the round aside from the seamed-on legs. Tiny Baby Bunnies: If Bunny Nuggets aren’t quite small enough, try these tiny baby bunnies, which were designed to be the size of mini marshmallows! You can’t get much quicker than these bunnies. They make exceptional Easter basket stuffers! Tumbling Bunnies: These are true toys! They’re designed to be made into beanbags, so kids who find them in their Easter baskets will have a great time tossing them about. Rabbit and Bear: This storybook-quality rabbit comes with a bear friend, along with patterns to make clothes for both. These patterns will truly make treasured friends. Little Baby Bunny: Need a small seated bunny to knit in the round? This little fellow may be just what you need. Huggie Bunnies: Another great addition to an Easter basket: these bunnies are designed to hold candy eggs, like Cadbury Crème Eggs. Clever! Vintage Rabbit: This beautifully styled bunny has the look of the rabbit from the classic children’s tale “The Velveteen Rabbit.” He’s bound to be as beloved as that rabbit was. Mini-Reversible Duck to Bunny: Get two toys in one. It’s a duck! It’s a bunny! It’s a duck AND a bunny, depending on what side is facing out. A clever gift idea! Rabbitty: These precious bunnies seem to have hopped straight out of a cartoon, with their big expressive eyes and their lively postures! Rabbit: This beauty is a companion to Spud & Chloe’s frog design, called Ribbit. Rabbit has a similar construction in that it is designed to hold a bouncy ball inside its belly so it can really hop. I love its sweet expression and its curved ears. Bunny Cubes: These little guys are similar to Bunny Nuggets, only they’re cube-shaped and have curved and pointed ears. They’re so tiny and cute, you may as well make both! Miffy and Her Balloon: An adorable little bunny wearing a dress and holding a balloon. Need I say more? I don’t know about you all, but I really want to try every last pattern. I’m sure you’ll find at least one, and perhaps many more, of these precious knitted bunny patterns to try!