If you like seamless knitting projects that doesn't require sewing of any parts, then this is the project for you. This free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn is worked all in one piece and is very cleverly constructed. I kid you not, even the ears are knitted along with the whole project. And it doesn't require picking up of any stitches either.
For my baby, the purple one above is made with Lion Brand Velvet Spun, which is what the pattern called for. I hated knitting with that yarn. There is no stretch to it and made the knitting very difficult. You have to knit the head with smaller needles and I had to wrench the yarn along when I switched needles. Even though the result is a very plush blanket toy, I would have chosen a different yarn if I knew how horrible it was to work with.This green one (Adrial Jumping Yarn) was the first one I knit and it was a breeze. I bought the Velvet Spun after I found out the gender of my baby, so this green one will be given as a gift to a friend who is pregnant. I currently have 3 other friends who are pregnant.They are both bulky yarns, but look at the size difference! I prefer the size of the green one for a baby. (There is also a crocheted version offered by Lion Brand, but I haven't looked at the pattern.)
Pattern: Bunny Blanket Buddy, free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn: 2 skeins of Lion Brand "Velvet Spun" in color Lavender #144 and 1 skein of Adrial Jumping in color Green #08
Needles: US 10.5/6.5mm and US 8/5.0mm (for both bunnies)
Size: Green Bunny is 13" long, Purple Bunny is 18" long, measured from top of the head to the bottom.
For Ravelry Users: Link to Pattern