How to Make Bunny Gloves
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while I’ve been really sick lately. The good thing about needing to spend so much time in bed though is that I’ve gotten a lot of knitting done! My latest project was these cute little bunny gloves for spring. I made the project using Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend in Flamingo, Vanna’s Glamour® in Diamond and Bonbons in Celebrate and Party. If you want to read more about them you can check out the post I wrote for Lion Brand. I’ll let you know more of what I’ve been up to later but in the meantime here’s the pattern for this project!
- A set of size 3 double-pointed needles
- A set of size 5 double-pointed needles
- A tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
Rib with size 3 needles: 6sts x 8rws = 1″ x 1″
Stockinette with size 5 needles: 5sts x 7rws = 1″ x 1″
- Palm Width (at widest point): 8.5″
- Index finger length: 3″
- Index finger width: 2″
*please note that these gloves were made to fit me and I have unusually long and thin hands and fingers so you might need to adjust the pattern accordingly
CO 34sts with size 3 needles, placing a stitch marker at the beginning of the row. Work 16 rows in a 2 x 2 rib.
Switch to size 5 needles.
Work 17sts in seed, place a marker (marks the side of the glove), work the rest in stockinette.
Work three rows in this manner, on third row increase one stitch on either side of stitch marker.
Continue in pattern increasing one stitch on either side of stitch marker every four rows four times.
Work three rows even in pattern.
Work the next row in pattern, increasing 4sts evenly throughout the row. Put the 7sts before the stitch marker and the 7sts after the stitch marker on a holder for thumb gusset. Move the stitch marker so that
it once again marks the side of the glove.
Work 4 rows even
Work in pattern until you reach the stitch marker. K3, K3 with white yarn double-stranded, continue in stockinette with pink yarn.
Work in pattern until you reach the stitch marker. K2, K5 with white yarn double-stranded, continue in stockinette with pink yarn.
Work in pattern until you reach the stitch marker. K1, K7 with white yarn double-stranded, continue in stockinette with pink yarn.
Work in pattern until you reach the stitch marker. K9 with white yarn double-stranded, continue in stockinette with pink yarn.
Repeat previous row six more times. Place stitches on holder for fingers.
For first three fingers:
(use white yarn double-stranded for the first two fingers)
Pick up 9sts.
Work in stockinette, increasing 1st on either side of finger in the first row.
work 19rws even.
K2tog across, k1 in last stitch.
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through the stitches using your tapestry needle and pull tight.
For little finger:
Work as for other fingers on the last 7sts, but only work 13rws even before decreasing.
Work as for other fingers on the the 14sts from the first holder, but work 16rws even before decreasing.
Work as for left glove, switching the stitch pattern so that you work the stockinette stitches first and end with the seed stitch.
With size 5 needles, make two 8st x 16rw rectangles in seed stitch with the color of your choice of Bonbons for the bowtie.
Stitch the rectangles in the center beneath bases of the bunny’s faces, gathering the rectangles into bows as you stitch.
Use your tapestry needle to embroider the bunny’s facial features.