DROPS Baby / 19 / 10

Snuggly Bunny by DROPS Design

Knitted bunting bag in seed st with textured pattern and cables in DROPS Merino Extra Fine

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-042-by
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 62-68-76 (80-88) cm / 24 3/8"-26 3/4"-30" (31½"-34 5/8")
Full length: 56-66-76 (86-98 ) cm / 22"-26"-30" (33 7/8"-38½")

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
450-500-550 (650-700) g color no 01, off-white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') size 4 mm/US 6 – or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS WOODEN BUTTON BURNT, no 511: 10-10-10 (12-12) pcs.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

See diagram M.1 to M.3. Diagrams show the pattern from RS. First row in M.2 and M.3 = RS.

You can make a hole on front and back piece for car seat belt. Make the hole when piece measures approx 16-20-23 (28-33) cm / 6 1/4"-8"-9" (11"-13") (or required measurements) by casting/binding off the middle 10 sts on needle. On next row cast on 10 new sts over bind off sts and continue as before.

Make buttonholes on right front band. 1 buttonhole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures:
Size 1/3 months: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 cm / 9 3/4",11 3/4",13 3/4",15 3/4",17 3/4" and 19 3/4".
Size 6/9 months: 28, 34, 41, 47, 54 and 60 cm / 11",13 3/8",16 1/8", 18½",21 1/4" and 23 5/8".
Size 12/18 months: 30, 38, 46, 54, 62 and 70 cm / 11 3/4",15",18",21 1/4",24 3/8" and 27½".
Size 2 years: 37, 44, 51, 58, 65, 72 and 79 cm / 14½",17 1/4",20",22 3/4",25½",28 3/8" and 31".
Size 3/4 years: 40, 48, 57, 65, 74, 82 and 91 cm / 15 3/4",19",22½",25½",29 1/8",32 1/4" and 35 3/4".

The bag is worked in 2 parts from bottom edge and up and sewn tog afterwards. Work each part back and forth on circular needle in order to fit in all sts.
NOTE: If hole for seat belt is required – see above.

Cast on 68-74-82 (86-94) sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Merino Extra Fine. Work GARTER ST - see above – for 4-4-4 (5-5) cm / 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2") – adjust to a row from WS. P 1 row from WS and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st in garter st each side (beg with K1 after edge st).
When piece measures 44-53-62 (71-82) cm / 17 1/4"-21"-24 3/8" (28"-32 1/4") cast on new sts for sleeves each side. Cast on at the end of every row as follows: 4 sts 2-2-3 (3-3) times, 8 sts 1-1-1 (1-3) times, 10 sts 1-1-1 (2-1) times and 12-14-15 (15-16) sts 1 time = 144-154-172 (196-218) sts on needle – NOTE: incorporate inc sts in M.1 as you go along - when all sts have been cast on continue M.1, but with 10 sts each side in garter st (= bottom edge of sleeves).
When piece measures 54-64-74 (84-96) cm / 21 1/4"-25 1/4"-29 1/8" (33"-37 3/4") bind off the middle 16-18-22 (24-24) sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on next row = 63-67-74 (85-96) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Bind off when piece measures 56-66-76 (86-98) cm / 22"-26"-30" (33 7/8"-38½"). Repeat on the other side.

Cast on 68-74-82 (86-94) sts and work garter st for 2-2-2 (2.5-2.5) cm / 3/4"-3/4"-3/4" (7/8"-7/8"), then work next row as follows from RS: K 12-13-14 (14-16) sts, * K2 tog, 1 YO, K 12-13-15 (12-13) sts *, repeat from *-* a total of 3-3-3 (4-4) times, K2 tog, 1 YO and finish with K 12-14-15 (14-16) sts (= 4-4-4 (5-5) buttonholes). Continue in garter st until edge measures 4-4-4 (5-5) cm / 1½"-1½"-1½" (2"-2") - adjust to a row from WS. P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME inc 22 sts evenly = 90-96-104 (108-116) sts. Work next rows as follows from RS: 1 edge st, M.1 on the first 5-8-12 (14-18) sts (beg with K1 at the side to match pattern at the side to back piece), M.2 (= 32 sts), P 14 sts, M.3 (= 32 sts), M.1 on the next 5-8-12 (14-18) sts (adjust so M.1 finishes with P1 at the side before edge st to match pattern to back piece) and finish with 1 edge st. Continue in pattern like this with M.1, M.2 and M.3 and 14 sts in reverse stockinette st mid front. When piece measures 23-25-28 (33-37) cm / 9"-9 3/4"-11" (13"-14½") slip the first 42-45-49 (51-55) sts on a stitch holder = 48-51-55 (57-61) sts left on needle.

= 48-51-55 (57-61) sts. Continue in pattern as before, but work the 6 sts towards mid front in garter st for front band - REMEMBER BUTTONHOLES - see above! When piece measures 44-53-62 (71-82) cm / 17 1/4"-21"-24 3/8" (28"-32 1/4") cast on new sts for sleeve at the end of every row towards the side as described for back piece = 86-91-100 (112-123) sts. When all sts have been cast on continue in pattern as before, but work the 10 sts on sleeve edge in garter st. When 1 row remain before piece measures 51-61-71 (80-92) cm / 20"-24"-28" (31½"-36 1/4") – adjust so this row is from WS - dec 4 sts on the cable towards mid front (i.e. dec 2 sts over cable and 1 st each side of cable). On next row from RS slip 6-7-8 (9-9) sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-2-3 (3-3) times = 70-74-81 (92-103) sts left on needle (= shoulder + sleeve). Continue in pattern as before. When 1 row remain before piece measures 56-66-76 (86-98) cm / 22"-26"-30" (33 7/8"-38½") dec 7 sts evenly over sts in cables in M.3 = 63-67-74 (85-96) sts. On next row bind off all sts.

Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 6 sts behind the 6 garter sts on right front band = 48-51-55 (57-61) sts. Continue as described for right front piece but mirrored – NOTE: do not make buttonholes on front band.

Sew shoulder/over arm seams. Sew seam under sleeves and down along the side inside 1 edge st. Fold 5 cm / 2'' on each sleeve edge towards RS and fasten with a couple of sts. Sew 4-4-4 (5-5) buttons at bottom of bunting bag and sew remaining buttons on left front band.

Pick up from RS approx 58 to 78 sts round neck (includes sts from stitch holders at front) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with Merino Extra Fine. K 1 row from WS, then K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME inc evenly to 85-89-93 (97-101) sts. Continue in M.1 with 6 garter sts each side - AT THE SAME TIME cast on 6 new sts at the end of the next 2 rows for folding edge = 97-101-105 (109-113) sts – work these sts in garter st. Continue in M.1 with 12 garter sts each side until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm / 8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4" (10 5/8"-11") and bind off. Fold hood double and sew tog at the top. Fold 6 garter sts round opening of hood towards RS and fasten to neckline with neat sts.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle behind piece, K2, K2 from cable needle
= slip 2 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K2, K2 from cable needle

Mairien Jacqueline 19.08.2019 - 09:59:

Je ne vois pas ou situés dans le nid d'ange le passage des sangles merci j'attends votre réponse Jacqueline

DROPS Design 19.08.2019 kl. 11:50:

Bonjour Mme Mairien, pour les sangles, il vous faudra rabattre les 10 mailles centrales à 16-33 cm (cf taille et OUVERTURES POUR LE PASSAGE DE LA SANGLE DE SÉCURITÉ DU SIÈGE AUTO) du dos et du devant, au rang suivant, montez 10 mailles au-dessus des mailles rabattues (ajustez le devant pour que les 10 m soient rabattues au même rang que pour le dos) et continuez comme avant. Bon tricot!

Zezette 18.08.2019 - 07:08:

Je voudrai realiser ce nid d ange mais comment tricoter les mailles de tous les rangs pairs ? Merck

DROPS Design 19.08.2019 kl. 09:58:

Bonjour Zezette, les diagrammes montrent tous les rangs, ceux tricotés sur l'endroit ainsi que ceux sur l'envers - cf légende = les croix sont des mailles en jersey envers et les cases blanches en jersey endroit. Bon tricot!

Céline 17.08.2019 - 10:12:

Bonjour, je ne comprends pas bien les diagrammes M2 et M3 au niveau des deux lignes du haut car il n'y a que les 12 mailles du milieu de représenter. Que tricote-t-on au-dessus des autres mailles ? Merci pour votre réponse car je suis bloquée.

DROPS Design 19.08.2019 kl. 09:23:

Bonjour Céline, les torsades de M.2 et M.3 se tricotent sur un nombre de rangs différent en hauteur, quand les 4 premiers rangs sont tricotés sur la torsade au début et à la fin de M.2/M.3, reprenez cette partie du diagramme au 1er rang; et tricotez encore 2 rangs sur la torsade du milieu = les torsades de 4 m se tricotent sur 4 rangs et celles de 6 m (= 12 m au total) se tricotent sur 6 rangs. Bon tricot!

Rita Ashar 13.08.2019 - 02:51:

Love this pattern and am about to start with the increase for sleeves. I am confused whether the increase needs to be done only at the end of each row or at both ends of each row. As in 4 sets 2 times means 4 sets at the end of first row and 4 sets at the end of next 2 rows?

DROPS Design 13.08.2019 kl. 08:22:

Dear Mrs Ashar, on back piece you will cast on the new stitches for sleeves on each side, ie at the end of each row, so that there are the same number of stitches cast on for each sleeve. On front piece, you will increase the stitches for sleeve only one one side since you work both front piece separately at this point. Happy knitting!

Marisa 07.08.2019 - 06:55:

Guten Tag,ist es empfehlenswert ein Loch für den Sicherheitsgürtel zu machen? Sieht es dann noch schön aus?

DROPS Design 07.08.2019 kl. 12:32:

Liebe Marisa, wenn Sie kein Loch für den Sicherheitsgurt stricken, dann kann den Schalfsack nicht in einem Babyautositz - wenn der Schlafsack nicht im Auto benutzt wird, dann brauchen Sie nicht den Loch zu stricken. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

TinaR 21.07.2019 - 19:58:

Hallo, ich habe das Vorderteil zuerst gestrickt. Nun ist mir nicht ganz klar, ob beim Rückenteil nach M1 glatt rechts gestrickt wird? Und wird nicht zugenommen? Bleibt es bei den 68 Maschen? Viele Grüße

DROPS Design 21.07.2019 kl. 23:24:

Liebe Tina, Sie stricken am Rückenteil durchgängig M.1. Und es bleibt bei den 68 Maschen, bis Sie die Maschen für die Ärmel anschlagen. Viel Spaß beim Weiterstricken!

Mary French 12.06.2019 - 18:36:

Hi. I’m planning to knit the snuggly bunny but unfortunately I cannot get the correct wool here in Newfoundland, Canada. Can you give me the yardage in the 50 gram ball? Thanks

DROPS Design 13.06.2019 kl. 08:57:

Dear Mary French, we are happy to inform you that you can find here the list of stores in and/or shipping to Canada. Read more about the yarn under its shadecard. Happy knitting!

Nancy 06.06.2019 - 14:51:

I would like to put a zipper in the front instead of buttons, buttons seem a little dangerous of they are pulled off and swallowed. Do you have directions to make this with a zipper in the front? Thanks!

DROPS Design 06.06.2019 kl. 15:01:

Dear Nancy, we are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to every single requests - all our bunting bags patterns are buttonned. For any individual adjustment please contact the store where you bought the yarn or any knitting forum. Happy knitting!

Daisy 23.05.2019 - 13:55:

I have completed the pattern successfully with out any problem. Thanks for the lovely pattern. But I don't know how to fold the hood and stitch and also stitching of the 6 garter stitches along the neck line. Please help

DROPS Design 23.05.2019 kl. 14:44:

Dear Daisy, this video shows how to sew the top of the hood - The 6 sts cast on on each side at the beg of the hood will be folded and sewn along the 6 other sts worked in garter st on the hood - you worked 12 sts in garter st on each side, fold this garter stitch edge double so that it looks only with 6 sts. Happy assembly!

Floris Howard 16.05.2019 - 12:27:

I have started doing the back piece and worked garter st for 4 cm. Can you please explain on the second sentence to the next sentence - 'adjust to a row from WS. P1 row from WS and continue in M.1 with 1 edge st in garter st each side (beg with K1 after edge st)' Is the back still done in garter stitch or is it a knit on RS and purl on WS? Please clarify M1 pattern for me. And how is the edge st made? Please help. Many thanks. Floris

DROPS Design 16.05.2019 kl. 14:18:

Dear Mrs Howard, the 4 cm garter stitch should end with a row worked from RS so that next row will be worked from WS as explained: 1 edge st in garter st, repeat the 2 sts in M.1 until 1 st remain, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue that way. M.1 is double moss stitch - see video below. Happy knitting!

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