10 Christmas toys to knit and crochet

Published on 25 November 2018 3 min read

With the holidays fast approaching, it may be time to whip up some presents for the kids (or kids at heart) in your life. Toys are a great choice, since they’re small and quick, and fun for the little ones to receive. From the classic teddy bear to the mythical unicorn to the can’t-believe-it’s-not-mythical narwhal, we’ve got a toy pattern that will work for almost anyone.

1. Rainflower Unicorn knitting pattern by Amanda Buckley

Really, there’s never a bad time to make a stuffed unicorn, especially the Rainflower Unicorn by Amanda Buckley. This cute little guy can be made with a subtle mane and tail, or go for a loud and colourful palette instead! This unicorn can be customised as much as you like to suit the tastes of its new human friend.

Rainflower Unicorn
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Rainflower Unicorn

By Amanda Buckley

2. R is for Rabbit knitting pattern by YarnMiracle

R is for Rabbit by YarnMiracle is a precious floppy bunny that’s just begging to be loved by the little ones in your life. It would be a great companion for an older kid that loves to drag a little friend everywhere.

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R is for Rabbit

By YarnMiracle

3. Mermaid knitting pattern by Whitney Webster

Anyone with a love of the mythical will love this Mermaid by Whitney Webster. This can be made to resemble a favourite character, or the skin and hair can be customised to match the recipient.

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Mermaid

By Whitney Webster

4. Kiko the Knitted Monster FREE knitting pattern by Paintbox Yarns

If you can't decide between knitting a big, medium, or small toy for the little ones in your life, you're in luck with this intermediate knitting pattern from Paintbox Yarns. Kiko the monster comes in three sizes - knit them all or just knit one! Knitted in fabulous Paintbox Yarns, you'll be able to make your monsters in any colour you like!

Kiko the Knitted Monster in Paintbox Yarns - Downloadable PDF
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Kiko the Knitted Monster in Paintbox Yarns - Downloadable PDF

By Paintbox Yarns

5. Geoffrey Giraffe FREE knitting pattern by Ann Franklin

Geoffrey Giraffe by Ann Franklin is an adorable stuffed friend that would make a great gift for kids of almost any age. A standing stuffed animal like this can work as a plaything or as a decoration.

Geoffrey Giraffe
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Geoffrey Giraffe

By Ann Franklin

6. Space Rocket and Astronaut knitting pattern by Amanda Berry

This Space Rocket and Astronaut pattern by Amanda Berry would be great for any science fan or NASA enthusiast in your life. The little space person sits in a pocket in her rocket, making this a clever little two-piece gift.

Space Rocket and Astronaut
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Space Rocket and Astronaut

By Amanda Berry

7. Knitted Tool Set knitting pattern by Amalia Samios

With this Knitted Tool Set by Amalia Samios, the little ones in your life can play construction without damaging the house (or each other). Five pieces make up the set, which would look adorable presented in a small toolbox from your local hardware store.

Knitted Tool Set - hammer, screwdriver, spanner, set square, tape measure
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Knitted Tool Set - hammer, screwdriver, spanner, set square, tape measure

By Amalia Samios

8. Sammy the Snail crochet pattern by Paintbox Yarns

Crocheted in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, this intermediate level pattern is an adorable gift to crochet for someone this Christmas. The finished size is 15cm, making it perfect for little hands to grasp onto. Crochet a little Sammy snail joy into your kids' lives.

Sammy the Snail in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK - DK-CRO-TOY-006 - Downloadable PDF
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Sammy the Snail in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK - DK-CRO-TOY-006 - Downloadable PDF

By Paintbox Yarns

9. Walden the Narwhal crochet pattern by Megan Barclay

Narwhals seem like they should be the stuff of myth, but they’re real, and you can crochet one. Walden the Narwhal by Megan Barclay is big and cuddly (a smaller version exists too!), and can be made as a simple whale by leaving off the horn.

Walden the Narwhal (or Whale!)
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Walden the Narwhal (or Whale!)

By Megan Barclay

10. Huggy Bear knitting pattern by Moji-Moji Design

No list of stuffed animal patterns would be complete without a classic teddy bear. The Huggy Bear pattern by Moji-Moji Design is adorable, with a heart marking on its tummy (if you’d like to knit a teddy instead of crochet, Big Berry Bear by Laineknits is a good choice).

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Huggy Bear

By Moji-Moji Design

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