Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
This pattern is currently only available by purchasing the book that it is published in - Wild & Woolly Knitted Animals, A Naturalist's Journal. Available wherever books are sold!
Unfortunately for them, cottontails are prey to a variety of predators - coyotes, owls, hawks, foxes, skunks, raccoons, snakes, weasels, opossums, cats, and dogs. Knitted ones should be pretty safe though. :-)
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit is a pattern which captures the look of this beautiful animal in a natural, running position. Details such as leg joints, a two-toned tail and ear shape really bring this stuffed animal to life. Knit flat at first, stitches are then picked up behind the chest and worked in-the-round for the body. Knit entirely in one piece, the knitter gets to see their rabbit come alive in their hands as they work. Finished object is around 18” long and 5” wide.
Learn more about this wonderful animal and 24 others when you read the pages of a naturalist as she travels the world, documenting the animals she sees, and designing knitting patterns for each one. This book was a collaboration with my children who did the artwork.