Meet the Hoppers {free knitting pattern}

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Mr. & Mrs. Hopper are going to hop right into your knitting bag! They're so excited it's Easter. Knit one, two or a whole bunch of these candy-inspired bunnies for your brood. Wooly Worsted yarn comes in the perfect shades of aqua and pink!

The Hoppers

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #114
Designed by Heather Walpole
Measurements: 6" high; 2" wide 
Yarn: Wooly Worsted Washable, Wooly Worsted Washable, 95 yards
  1 skein (Color 70 Aquamarine)
  1 skein (Color 10 Berry)
  Small amount of dark yarn for eyes
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
Supplies: yarn needle
Gauge: 20 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch 

The Hoppers knitting pattern:

Beginning at the bottom, cast on 10 sts on to one DPN. Work the following rows back and forth on two needles.

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Bind off leaving last stitch on the needle. Do not break yarn. 

Rotate knitted rectangle and pick up stitches around using 4 DPNs. Pick up 5 sts on the short side, 8 on the long side, 5 on second short side, 7 on remaing edge. 26 sts on the needles.

Begin working in the round for the body –

Round 1: Knit around.

Round 2: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7.

Repeat Rounds 1 & 2 two more times. 

Round 7: K6, KFB, K5, KFB, K6, KFB, K5, KFB. 30 sts on the needle.

Round 8: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9. 

Round 9: Knit around.

Round 10: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9.

Round 11: K6, KFB, K7, KFB, K6, KFB, K7, KFB. 34 sts on the needle.

Round 12: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11.

Round 13: Knit around.

Round 14: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11.

Round 15: K6, SKP, K7, K2tog, K6, SKP, K7, K2tog. 30 sts on the needle.

Round 16: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9.

Round 17: Knit around.

Round 18: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9.

Round 19: K6, SKP, K5, K2tog, K6, SKP, K5, K2tog. 26 sts on the needle. 

Round 20: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7. 

Round 21: K6, SKP, K3, K2tog, K6, SKP, K3, K2tog. 22 sts on the needle.

Round 22: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K5, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K5.

Increase for head –

Round 23: K6, KFB, K3, KFB, K6, KFB, K3, KFB. 26 sts on the needle.

Round 24: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7.

Round 25: K6, KFB, K5, KFB, K6, KFB, K5, KFB. 30 sts on the needle.

Round 26: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9.

Round 27: K6, KFB, K7, KFB, K6, KFB, K7, KFB. 34 sts on the needle.

Round 28: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K11. 

Round 29: K6, SKP, K7, K2tog, K6, SKP, K7, K2tog. 30 sts on the needle.

Round 30: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K9.

Round 31: K6, SKP, K5, K2tog, K6, SKP, K5, K2tog. 26 sts on the needle. 

Round 32: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7. 

Round 33: K6, SKP, K3, K2tog, K6, SKP, K3, K2tog. 22 sts on the needle.

Round 34: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K5, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K5.

Round 35: K6, KFB, K3, KFB, K6, KFB, K3, KFB. 26 sts on the needle.

Round 36: Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7, Sl 1, K4, Sl 1, K7.

Divide for ears –

Round 37: K1, SKP, K2tog, K4, Bind off 1, Place 12 sts on a scrap of yarn, K3. 10 sts on the needle.

Round 38: Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1, Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1. 

Round 39: Knit around.

Round 40: Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1, Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1.

Round 41: Knit around.

Round 42: Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1, Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1.

Round 43: Knit around.

Round 44: Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1, Sl 1, K2, Sl 1, K1.

Round 45: K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1. 7 sts on the needle. 

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, thread through remaining stitches on the needle and secure.

Work second ear –

Return stitches to three needles. From the center of the head, K4, SKP, K2tog, K4.

Work Rounds 38-45 and finish off.

For face, thread small amount of dark yarn in to yarn needle. Stitch two eyes and a nose, secure yarn. Weave in all yarn ends and love!

Stitch glossary:

K – knit

P – purl

Sl – slip one stitch

DPN – double-pointed knitting needle

KFB – knit in to the front and back of one stitch (increase made)

SKP – slip on stitch, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over and off the needle (decrease made)

K2tog – knit two stitches together (decrease made)

To buy Wooly Worsted superwash wool yarn find a local yarn store at our Retail Shops page. See all the cute Ewe Ewe knitting patterns on our Patterns page.