When you think of a cuddly forest animal, you are sure to think of a squirrel. With its graceful tail, funny pointed ears, and mischievous little eyes. Why not bring some of that charm into your home? Below you’ll find my favorite knitted squirrel patterns including stuffed and squirrel-themed accessories. Acorns are included in some of these patterns as a little treat for your critter!
There’s no question that squirrels are cute and entertaining creatures. And if you know someone (or that someone is you!) who loves squirrels, then there’s no better knitting project than something unique and special that celebrates their love our love for these bushy-tailed creatures.
12 Knitted Squirrel Patterns
1. Heather And Bracken Knitted Squirrel Patterns by Fuzzy Tuft
If you’re looking for a cute squirrel knitting pattern, pay attention to these little buddies. Whether you’re going to make them for yourself or for an animal lover in your life, this duo is certain to be a longtime companion and an endless source of fun.
2. Squirrel With Overalls Knitting Pattern by Fuzzy Mitten
Go on a forest adventure with this sweet little squirrel – this woodland favorite is the perfect knitting project for new crafters.
All of the pieces are knit flat, then seamed and assembled, making the project suitable for both beginners and more advanced knitters. For the perfect fluffy tail, use eyelash or fringe yarn.
3. Red Squirrel Knitting Pattern by Dot Pebbles Knits
All the cuteness of a real squirrel, without all the trouble. Aren’t they just absolutely adorable and realistic? I think they would be perfect for play or for woodland theme decoration!
4. Knitted Finsbury Squirrel Toy Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz
This Finsbury Squirrel is a little squirrel with an appetite for a big acorn! With no feeding required, this little guy with super fluffy tail makes the perfect companion!
5. Knitted Pine Squirrels Pattern by Natalia M
Here’s a fun Scandinavian style mittens! This Knitted Pine Squirrels Pattern is a fun colorwork project to wear all winter long. You can pick the squirrel color depending on which ones are more abundant in your area.
6. Gray Squirrel Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window
Get all the fall vibes with this cute woodland-inspired hat! This adorable Squirrel Hat Knitting Pattern is a fun and easy knit and it will delight your little one. The pattern includes instructions for the squirrel’s happy face, his little ears, and instructions for making that fun fluffy tail.
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7. Woodland Squirrel Potholder Knitting Pattern by Knitting Knicely
Watching squirrels play together and chase each other around the backyard is one my favorite relaxing things to do. They often make me laugh when they swirl around the trunk of a tree, flicking their bushy little tails and chattering at each other!
Learn to double knit with this quick pattern which includes written instructions, charts, and video tutorials, and decorate your kitchen with this practical potholder.
8. Skippy, The Squirrel Toy Knitting Pattern by Sachiyo Ishii
Skippy, the squirrel is a gorgeous little woodland friend to knit up in no time! It is beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. Skippy makes a perfect gift and will delight young and old alike.
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9. Knitted Squirrel Wine Bottle Cover Pattern by Spooce Knits
Looking for a gift for a wildlife lover? Then this Knitted Squirrel Wine Bottle Cover would make an unusual present. Simply pop in their favorite tipple and you have the perfect gift!
10. Knitted Red Squirrel Sisters Pattern by Jackie Jeffery
From their tiny stitched nose to the end of their long bushy tails, it’s easy to see why animal lovers are “nuts” for these Red Squirrel Sisters! The knitting and sewing skills required are not extensive, but this pattern contains many increases and decreases that require close attention to detail, making it unsuitable for beginners.
11. Flying Squirrel Toy Knitting Pattern by CT Hebling Design
Flying squirrels make excellent softies, mostly because they’re so cute! Here’a a simple pattern to make your own flying squirrel. I think you’ll agree that this is one huggable squirrel! This little guy is also easy to make, so you could create several to dole out to all your young children.
12. Knitted Backyard Squirrel Pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
This Knitted Backyard Squirrel is a feisty little critter who’s always on the lookout for his next meal. Who knows, maybe it’ll be your bird feeder he chooses to raid next! They’re 7 inches tall and made with worsted weight yarn. He sits upright in an alert pose as if listening for possible predators!
THESE KNITTED SQUIRREL PATTERNS ARE AMAZING PROJECTS FOR ANY FREE-SPIRITED PERSON WHO LOVES THE WOODS AND THEIR CUTE ANIMALS.
When you have finished your squirrels, please feel free to send along pictures of your creation or post on our Facebook Page for all to enjoy!
Real squirrels can be trouble—eating your peanuts, getting into the bird feeder and causing general mayhem. But not these knitted squirrel patterns! They’re sweet and adorable! As always, happy knitting friends!