The Cutest Rabbit Hand Embroidery Pattern
Spring is coming and it’s the perfect excuse to stitch up this colorful and fun design featuring some delightful flowers and a fabulous big eared bun.
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- Fabric – 8.5inch square ( a 100% cotton or linen is a great choice)
- Calico – 8.5inch square – I use this as a stabilizer behind my main fabric when stitching.
- DMC Embroidery Floss, in colors #612 beige, #712 white, #3688 pink, #728 yellow, #937 grass green, #704 light green, #919 auburn, #839 brown
- Frixion Pen for transferring the design.
- Needle and Scissors.
- 5 or 6 inch embroidery hoop
You will also need the Pattern Template…
You can get the FREE template from the Stitchdoodles Pattern Resource Library – you can get access to this through the link at the bottom of this post. There is lot’s more fun stuff in there as well.
The design template is designed to fit in a 4 inch round hoop.
Prepare your fabric…
Trace the template on to your chosen fabric, place in a hoop or frame and you are ready to stitch.
If you need help with this you can read more about How to start your Embroidery Project here.
The Embroidery Thread… For this design, I used DMC Stranded thread in the colors given in the materials list above – I stitched with 2 strands throughout.
Start by Stitching the Plant Pot…
Follow these steps in order to fill in the pot. I used brick stitch as the filler however if preferred you could switch this to long and short stitch.
Stitching the Rabbit…
#612 – Backstitch the outline of the rabbit
Fill in the 2 front paws with long and short stitch – fill in each paw separate to the body (up to the outline of the paw, not over it).
Next, with long and short stitch – fill in the rabbit’s neck and chest up to the head.
Long and short stitch the head, leaving the eyes. Follow the photo’s as a guide to how the shapes should look when stitched.
Now for the ears…
Brick stitch the outer ear leaving the inner ear shape like so…
#3688 (Pink) – Satin stitch vertically to fill in the inner ears.
For the Eyes and Nose… #310 (black) – with tiny little straight stitches fill in the eyes and then stitch the nose shape.
Now your gorgeous little bun is peeking out of the flower pot ready for some flowers
Stitching the Flowers…
Daisy Color and Stitch Guide
Flowers to the right of pot…
Flowers to the left of the pot
This design is great for using up lots of your leftover thread as it would look gorgeous in all sorts of color choices.
Plus it fits perfectly in a round hoop or a frame depending on your preferred choice. This design is perfect for a child’s nursery or an Easter Decoration to treasure year after year.
I really hope you have enjoyed stitching this pattern. Please let me see your finished rabbit – you can tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery or send me your photos to email@example.com and I will include them here with your permission.
Thank you for this SWEET pattern! When I saw it I was surprised by the joy I felt!! Such a happy little bunny! Thanks for such great patterns. You are so creative. So much appreciated at a time like this. Who couldn’t smile seeing this?
Hi Donna, thank you so much for your lovely comments – it always makes me happy when I hear how much people enjoy my patterns.Thank you.