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Free Pattern – Knitted Easter Peeps

Knitted Easter Peeps

(Knit in the round)

 

Hello Everyone.  Since we all have more time on our hands and are hopefully staying home when at all possible, I’m offering a free pattern to help keep your hands busy.  I think that in this challenging time, that bright, cheery, pops of color might brighten your day.  Easter is just a few weeks away.  If the Bunny usually visits your house, I hope that he is able to make it this year,  If not, he can always visit at a later date!

Later in the week, I’ll be doing a post with all of my favorite Easter toy knits but today I have a FREE, quick and fairly easy project for you to work on.  These Peeps are just as cute as can be; why not make a set?  If you have any questions, let me know.  Take care of yourselves and your families.

Gayla

Materials:

3.75 mm (US 5) double pointed needles

Worsted weight acrylic yarn in pastels or festive Easter colors

Oddment of black yarn for eyes and nose

Stuffing (polyester fiberfill)

Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

c/o cast on

PM – place marker

SM – slip marker

M1 – Insert the left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the two stitches: Knit the stitch through the back loop

K2tog – knit two together

 

 

Pattern:

Body

c/o 8 sts.  Join to work in the round

set-up round: K4, PM, K4,

Rnd 1)  K1, M1, K to one stitch before marker, M1, K1, SM, K1, M1, K to last stitche, M1, K1

Rnd 2)  K

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 28 stitches

Knit five rounds

Rnd 16)  K2tog, K to last two stitches before marker, K2tog, SM, K2tog, K to last tow stitches, K2tog

Rnd 17)   Knit

Repeat rounds 16 and 17 one more time (20 stitches)

Head

Rnd 20)   K1, M1, K to stitch before marker, M1, K1, SM, K1, M1, K to last stitch, M1, K1

Knit seven rounds

Rnd 28)   K2tog, K to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, SM, K2tog, K to last two stitches, K2tog

 

Ear One

K5, slip next ten stitches onto a stitch holder (leaving the stitch marker in place)), c/o two stitches, K5 (12 stitches)

K one round

K1, M1, K to last stitch of round, M1, K1 (14 stitches)

Knit four rounds

(K2tog, K3, K2tog) x 2 (10 stitches)

Knit one round

(K2tog, K1, K2tog) x 2 (six stitches)

Cut yarn and draw through remaining stitches.  Pull tightly to secure.

Weave in end.  Stuff body and ear one before beginning the second ear.

 

Ear Two

Reattach yarn to begin knitting at maker.  K5, c/o 2 stitches, K5 (12 stitches)

Knit one round

K1, M1, K to one stitch before end of round, M!, K1 (14 stitches)

Knit four rounds

(K2tog, K3, K2tog) x 2 (10 stitches)

Knit one round

(K2tog, K1, K2tog) x 2 (six stitches)

Cut yarn and draw trough remaining stitches.  Pull tightly to secure.

Stuff ear two and sew hole between the ears.  Weave in end.  With black yarn, sew nose and eyes.

 

Your Peep is complete!

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Have any Question or Comment?

6 comments on “Free Pattern – Knitted Easter Peeps

Rita Giordmaina

Can you please explain to me how to c/n 4sts on the first needle and 4sts on the other needle thanks

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Gaylaknits

Hi Rita,

Of course! I’m assuming you are are referring to the initial cast on of 8 stitches, right? It’s knit in the round. here’s how I did it: I cast all eight stitches onto one of the needles then divided them by slipping the first three that were cast on onto another needle then the next two onto another. You will be left with 8 stitches divided over three needles. Does this help? If you need more help, let me know and I can perhaps find a video tutorial. This weekend, I’ll be converting this pattern to be knit flat since I’ve had a few requests. I can let you know when that’s available if that will be easier for you.

Gayla

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Rita Giordmaina

Thanks I appreciate that you have a video thanks again

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Gaylaknits

Here is a link to step by step (four steps) for how to do it. This one isn’t a video but I think it explains it well. I hope it helps you.

How to Join in the round with double pointed needles

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Rita Giordmaina

Good morning, can you please send me last reply because I can’t open it thanks again

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Gaylaknits

Here it is again. I tried emailing it to you but it came back as a bad address.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-join-Double-Pointed-Needles-in-the-Round/

Gayla

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