Top 10 free toy knitting patterns

Published on 6 September 2021 2 min read

So cute and cuddly, go crazy for these free knitted toy patterns! Whether you’re looking for baby shower gifts, first birthdays or celebrations to come, knit up a cherished present they will keep forever. Get ready for adorable animal patterns and stuffed dolls for them to hug all day long!

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1. Noah's Ark giraffes

Sirdar’s sumptuous cotton DK makes this the perfect companion for a new arrival! Choose traditional yellows and oranges, or knit in a softer palette for the little ones.

Noahs Ark - Giraffes in Sirdar Cotton DK
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Noahs Ark - Giraffes in Sirdar Cotton DK

By Sirdar

2. Tiny parlour cat knitting pattern

A kitten keepsake that will look perfect sat upon your shelves, or displayed on your mantel. This is the perfect knitted gift for any cat lover in your life!

Tiny Parlor Cat
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Tiny Parlor Cat

By Sara Elizabeth Kellner

3. Teddy bear knitting pattern

There’s something special about your first ever teddy - it’s the one you’ll cherish forever! This beloved pattern by Jem Weston is the perfect pattern to knit for grandkids, nieces and nephews. 

Ted Bear
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Ted Bear

By Jem Weston

4. Loyal puppy knitting pattern

It’s all puppy love with this free dog knitting pattern. Knit your own four-legged friend in our favourite Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. There are a few pieces to this pattern but with simple stitches, it’s one you’ll enjoy knitting!

Loyal Puppy
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Loyal Puppy

By Amanda Berry

5. Easter bunny knitting pattern

Knit this precious bunny design in the softest mohair and worsted weight yarns to create the cutest cuddly toy. Bunnies aren’t just for Easter! For a springtime project or gift for a bunny lover, this is such a fun knit. 

Easter Bunny
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Easter Bunny

By Dot Pebbles

6. Stevie the sloth

Take your time and knit yourself your own Stevie the sloth. This pattern from Cilla is a quick knit, making it perfect for birthdays and baby showers - it’s certain to win the hearts of children and parents! 

Stevie Sloth
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Stevie Sloth

By Cilla Webb

7. Dotty the fawn

Knit your own doe-eyed Dotty! This free toy knitting pattern from Caron uses their Simply Soft yarns for a huggable finished make. Such a sweet design and the perfect pick for your next project!

Dotty the Fawn Toy in Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Pipsqueak - Downloadable PDF
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Dotty the Fawn Toy in Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Pipsqueak - Downloadable PDF

By Caron

8. Buddy toys in Bernat yarn

This Bernat toy pattern is worked in a simple stockinette for a fast knit, ideal for last minute gifts! This is a fabulous design you can customise with different shades to match a child’s bedroom or make in their favourite colours.

Buddy Toys in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids
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Buddy Toys in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Solids

By Bernat

9. Woodland Tales animal mobile

Take your toy making to the next level with this wonderful woodland mobile patter - it’s completely free! Knit up the friends of the forest and assemble on a beautiful embroidery hoop for an unforgettable DIY project.

Woodland Tales Animal Mobile
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Woodland Tales Animal Mobile

By Amanda Berry

10. Pax the alpaca

Another knitted cutie to add to your collection. Pax is the perfect knitting companion to display on your shelf with your yarn stash and to keep you company as you knit and purl! Use alpaca yarns to create the fuzziest, huggable friend.

Pax the Alpaca
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Pax the Alpaca

By Amanda Berry

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