Making toys for children is arguably the greatest pleasure we can have with our knitting needles… or at the very least the cutest! Find amigurumi and toy knitting patterns that kids and adults alike will adore! Whether you’re gifting to a new arrival or brightening up your home, enjoy colorful knitted toys that use your knitting skills in a whole new way.
51 Knitting Patterns for Toys
Surprise your little one with these fun knitting patterns for toys. From stuffed animals to baby play toys, these patterns are suitable for all skill levels, and guaranteed to put a big smile on your kids faces! Kids’ toys are fun but can be expensive. To save money, you can build these DIY toys for very little outlay.
1. Toy Dolls Knitting Pattern by Mary Jane’s Tearoom
No childhood is complete without a classic doll to play with, which is why it’s my favorite toy to knit. There’s just so much scope when it comes to making a doll – you can control the hair color, outfits, and expression of your creation, making the process all the more fun.
2. On The Farm Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz
This group of easy-to-knit farmyard pals would make wonderful gifts. A fat Yorkshire pig, a sheep, and cow buddies make up the trio.
They are all knitted in acrylic DK yarns and stitched in stockinette and moss pattern, making them easy to keep clean with play. You could also knit these in a chunky yarn on larger needles to make a beautiful set of fuzzy cushions.
3. Ozzy Octopus Toy Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Give your ocean-loving kid a snuggle buddy they’ll treasure for years by putting your knitting skills to good use and making them a cuddly octopus. The huggable size of this enchanting toy makes it a comforting pillow too.
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4. Toy Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern by Dolly Time
Aren’t these teddy bears so precious? At 4″ tall, I love how pocket-sized they are. Given their miniature sizes, they can even be made into a keychain to gift to older children or teens. With different faces and clothes, each little bear will become a different character.
5. Sparkly Santa Toy Knitting Pattern by Steffi Hochfellner
Pay homage to our favorite festive fella with this adorable Sparkly Santa Toy Knitting Pattern. He has a traditional look – dressed head to toe in red and white, with smart black boots and a matching belt, he’s a classic Santa, knitted style!
Sit him on a mantelpiece to greet the real Santa on his way in, or on a toy shelf to let children know that Father Christmas is always watching to see if they’re naughty or nice!
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6. Brax, The Brachiosaurus Knitting Toy Pattern by Arty Crafty Alice
Brax, the mighty Brachiosaurus keeps little ones comfy and cozy at night. Knit a prehistoric plaything using the shades shown, or discover a new version featuring your child’s preferred colors. It’s sure to become their best buddy, from playtime to bedtime.
7. Cuddly Caterpillar Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz
Use a rainbow of colour to knit a cuddly caterpillar. This big toy also doubles up as a handy draught excluder. It’s so cute that it will make excellent nursery or playroom decor while it isn’t in use.
8. Pet Parade Finger Puppets Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven
Easily knit these imaginative players for your very own puppet production. This pattern has menagerie of finger puppet animals that children will love to play with.
With 25 iconic animals to choose from, create a final cast of characters as a fun play set that both you and your kids enjoy together. They are fun and incredibly easy to make.
Make more with these Knitted Finger Puppets Patterns.
9. Sea Babies Mobile Knitting Pattern by Amanda Berry
This Sea Babies Mobile makes a colorful addition to a little one’s bedroom. Forget counting sheep – this mobile brightens up a baby’s bedroom, transforming an uninspiring crib into an under-the-sea extravaganza!
10. Snorlax Toy Knitting Pattern by Emma W
Have a Pokemon fan in your life? Snorlax has always been a favorite of mine. After all, who doesn’t relate to things such as napping! Measuring approximately 25 cm tall, Snorlax is the perfect size for cuddling and a perfect gift (for someone else or yourself!)
Also see: Knitted Pokemon Patterns
11. Hamburgers Knitting Pattern by Red Heart
Have you been invited to a little girl’s tea party and need to bring something special? Fire up the grill – we’re about to make some burgers!
Whip up this appetizing hamburger with vibrant colors and imagine the look of delight on her face when she sees the delicious addition to her table of goodies.
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12. Free Toy Vegetables Knitting Pattern by Gathered
These irresistible knitted vegetables are the perfect addition to your kitchen countertop when you arrange in a basket or a quirky toy set that will provide hours of fun for kids who like to plant and grow. You can choose from a carrot, beetroot, sweetcorn and aubergine. Or better yet, knit them all!
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13. Artie, The Aeroplane Knitting Pattern by Jody Long
Who knew an aeroplane could be cute and cuddly? Knit this soaring toy and take off for a special adventure. Keep all the elements symmetrical to give this aeroplane a smart and coordinated livery.
14. Lovey Blankie Toy Knitting Pattern by Rainebo
Lovies have really stolen my heart lately. They’re the perfect mix of toy and blanket, plus they’re super quick to make. Whether you choose a lion, puppy, zebra, hippo, mouse or cow, these darling mini blankies are easy grab ‘n’ go loveys that can fit just about anywhere and will capture the hearts of little ones. Definitely make adorable gifts!
15. Toy Donuts Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Satisfy any sweet craving with these adorable knit donuts. These little cuties are so fun and easy to make and they look good enough to eat! They make a great addition to a little one’s play food basket and they will love playing with them.
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16. Knitted Sensory Ball Toy Pattern by Val Pierce
This squishy ball begs to be explored, tugged, twiddled with, and cuddled. In the version shown, there are 12 hexagons with individual charming motifs and 13 brilliant colors – no two panels are alike! It may appear difficult to knit, but it uses simple stitches, so do it one step at a time and enjoy using up your brightly colored DK ball ends.
Did you know that playing with a sensory ball helps to build coordination, focus, color awareness, and other skills in addition to motor skills? Perhaps we should all have one!
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17. Bee Ring Stacking Toy Knitting Pattern by Devrie M
Keep your toddlers busy as a little bee with this amigurumi style stackable knitted toy. If you are looking for something more than just a cute amigurumi, look no further! Here’s a fun and adorable stacking toy – so easy to create that you’ll want to make more than one!
18. Toy Cars Knitting Pattern by Amanda Berry
Every little boy will look back in fondness at the toy cars they had as a child, so why not create one from scratch? These tiny toy cars work up in a jiffy. They are perfect for stocking-stuffers and take-along toys.
19. Sheep Toy Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz
No self-respecting yarn farmer could be without her flock of woolly friends! How about making a knitted set for yourself? Keep it as designed, or imagine a different color personality for your toy.
Also: Sheep Knitting Patterns
20. Hot Air Balloons Mobile Knitting Pattern by Doreen B
Have you ever had the chance to see the world from a hot air balloon? I personally have not, but I like to dream about flying on a beautiful and colorful balloon as the sun sets and being carried away to live great adventures.
These cute knitted hot air balloons make adorable attachments for a crib mobile! Just free your imagination and play with colors to create a special decor for your baby’s nursery!
21. Baby’s First Football Knitting Pattern by Clare Doornbos
A real football may be too hard for toddlers and babies; but doesn’t mean they can’t have a ball, too, This little knitted football (measuring just 4” across) is a great way to get even the littlest football fan involved.
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22. Amigurumi Robot Free Toy Knitting Pattern by Amy Gaines
Instead of nuts and bolts, this one is made with yarn and love! This Robot Knit Amigurumi is perfect for adding extra character to your home or for your little ones to play with.
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23. Animals Baby Rattles Knitting Pattern by Deramores
A baby rattle is one of the most traditional toys for a little tyke. as well as a fun and easy knitting project. Without a doubt, rattles are some of the best toys for little pudgy hands.
Not only are they made in fun, interesting and clever shapes, they are also great for developing hand-eye coordination and spatial hearing. Here’s a knitting pattern to help you make some!
24. Jolly Tots Toys Knitting Patterns by Dolly Time
This Jolly Tots Toys Knitting Pattern is a collection of quick and easy mini knitted doll patterns. I’m sort of obsessed with making these palm-sized small amigurumi dolls!
25. Pirate Toy Knitting Pattern by Sophie Jordan
This jolly little knitted pirate would make a wonderful gift for any adventurer. Worked in stocking stitch throughout, this cheeky fellow is perfect for beginners.
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26. Little Monsters Toys Knitting Patterns by toyshelf
Children love cute and colourful toys. This set of little monsters will surely be a hit. The cuties are squishy, soft, and whimsical. They even sit up on their own.
These little monsters knitted toys patterns work up quickly and are easy to knit. You only need to know basic knitting skills such as cast on, cast off, knit, purl, k2tog, and kfb. The average height of a finished monster is 5 inches (13 cm).
27. Striped Sunshine Bunny Knitted Toy Pattern by Yarnspirations
This sweet little bunny will brighten any child’s day. The huggable plush bunny is ideal for cuddling and travelling. Knit it using the suggested colours, or use your child’s favourite colours.
The free knitting pattern is an easy knit. The finished bunny will measure close to 19 inches (48.26 cm) tall.
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations Here
28. Cow Farmer Stackable Ring Knit Toy Pattern by MadeByDevrie
This adorable cowl is a stackable ring toy. Educational knitted toy patterns make the perfect gift for new mothers. Not only are the toys safe for small children, but they also help with learning and hand eye coordination.
The knitted cow toy is made by knitting in the round. Completed, the stackable ring toy will measure about 12 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. This is an advanced level knitting pattern that would be a nice challenge for an intermediate knitter.
29. Berry Bear Toy Knitting Patterns by fluffandfuzz
You can never go wrong with a teddy bear. And when it is a handmade gift, it is even better. These adorable bears are knit with snugly fleece yarn. The yarn gives them the appearance of fur while making them super soft and snugly.
This pattern can be completed by confident beginners. The completed teddy bear will measure close to 9.45 inches (24 cm) tall (seated).
30. Ginger and Smudge Toy Cats Knitting Patterns by fluffandfuzz
How cute are these chubby cats? Ginger is the orange striped cat and Smudge is the grey cat. They can be used as toys for children or make a set for your cat loving friend.
The download includes 2 knitted toys patterns. You get both Ginger and Smudge. All the pieces are knitted flat using single pointed knitting needles. The Smudge pattern requires knowledge of kitchener stitch grafting. Ginger is approximately 5.12 inches (13 cm) tall and 7.87 inches (20 cm) long, and Smudge is approximately 6.69 inches (17 cm) tall and 5.12 inches (13 cm) wide.
31. Toy Truck Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
This knitted truck is perfect for playtime. And not only can they play with the truck, but they can also store small toys in the bed. When you give them the truck, you can fill it full of treats.
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate level knitters. The cute little truck is knitted in one piece and the tires are knit separately, then sewn on. The window struts are made with crochet chains.
32. Tyrannosaurus Knit Toy Pattern by JanuaryKnit
Dinosaurs fascinate the young and old alike. If you know an adult or child who is infatuated with these creatures, knit them a tyrannosaurus.
You can make both sizes of dinosaurs with this download. There are no separate knitted toy patterns. Their sizes are determined by the yarn you use. Using a bulky yarn, the completed plush toy will measure about 8.27 inches (21 cm). Using fine yarn, it will measure about 6.3 inches (16 cm).
33. Firefighter CSM Pattern by GrannySheepKnits
Kids love firemen and firetrucks. If you know a child who wants to be a fireman when they grow up, this would be a great pattern to work on.
To knit the fireman you will need a circular sock machine. The pattern uses superfine yarn, stuffing, and charms. If the toy is for a young child, leave off the charms.
34. Fat Knit Cat Toy Pattern by Bernat Design Team
Here is an easy knitting pattern to make a fat cat. If you know a cat lover or are one yourself, this would be a fun pattern to work up.
This goofy little kitty cat is knit using the stockinette stitch. Use any colour combination you want. The pattern can be made with circular or double pointed needles.
Find the Pattern by Bernat Design Team Here
35. Numbers Knitting Pattern by WombleKnits
Help your little ones learn their numbers with these number knitted toys patterns. The bubble numbers can be used as toys, propped up on a shelf, or made into a bunting. You can also use them as appliques.
All the number knitted toys patterns have identical fronts and backs, then sewn together. Some of the numbers are easier to knit than others. The download includes knitted toys patterns for the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 9 is the same as the number 6.
36. Pillow Bear Toys Knitting Patterns by JanuaryKnit
Not only are these great knitted toys patterns, but they can also be used as pillows. And what kid wouldn’t want to cuddle up with one of the animals?
These are easy beginner-friendly knitted toys patterns. To complete the pillows, you only need to know basic knitting techniques for making dolls. This download includes both the bear and the fox.
37. Shopkins Inspired Cheeky Chocolate Knit Toy Pattern by MadeByDevrie
Do you know someone that cannot live without chocolate? Make them this Cheeky chocolate candy bar. Cheeky is always happy and ready to have fun. Make one milk chocolate candy bar and one white chocolate, so they can be friends.
The knitting pattern is written in US knitting terminology. There are detailed instructions and step-by-step photos. You need to know knit, purl, increase, decrease, sewing, working in the round, and working flat.
38. Surf’s Up Camper Van Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Perfect for children, retro fans, and surfers, this chubby little camper van would make a great gift. It would make a wonderful desk accessory for anyone that daydreams about going outside and travelling.
The van and surfboard are on single point needles using acrylic DK yarn. Colour changes are made at the end of a row. The camper pieces are made using the stockinette stitch. The window struts are embroidered using the duplicate stitch.
39. Octopus Knitting Pattern by Knitting by Post
Kids will adore this colourful octopus. And you will like it because you can use up your leftover yarn scraps. You can also choose your child’s favourite colours to make this plush octopus even more special.
The free knitting pattern can be completed by a beginner. It calls for 3 mm single pointed needles, double knitting yarn, stuffing, and a tapestry needle.
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40. Doll in Bed Toys Knitting Patterns by littledazzler
Here is a lovely set of knitted toys patterns. A little girl would have a lot of fun with this set. She can play with the girl doll during the day and tuck her in at night.
The download is 18 pages long and contains knitted toys patterns for an 8 inch (21 cm) doll, a pinafore, and a comfy little sleeping bag. There are row-by-row instructions and plenty of photos.
Find the Pattern by littledazzler Here
41. Toy Knitting Pattern for an Elephant in a Textured Sweater by Littlecottonrabbits
Not only can you knit this wonderful elephant using the PDF download, but you also get knitted toys patterns for the clothes. Once you have it finished, you can create a whole wardrobe. Kids will have a lot of fun changing the outfits.
The PDF file is 14 pages long and has over 50 photographs. The pieces are knit flat on two needles and seamed afterwards. You get knitted toys patterns for the 9 inch (23 cm) elephant, a sweater, plain shorts, and striped shorts.
42. Friendly Snake Free Toy Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations
I do not think the snake will scare anyone. The colourful stripes give a playful appearance. This is a wonderful pattern for using up your scrap yarn.
This is an easy knitting pattern that can definitely be completed by a beginner. Finished, the fun-loving snake will measure about 5.5 inches (14 cm) in circumference x 36 inches (91.5 cm) long.
Find the Pattern from Yarnspirations Here
43. Round Robot Knit Toy Pattern by JanuaryKnit
Robots are not only for little boys, girls like them too! And these robots are ideal for playtime. What child could not come up with a great storyline for these guys? The question is, are they friendly or not?
An advanced beginner could easily make up a collective of robots. The only parts of the robot that are not knit flat are the ears and antennas.
44. Gordon the Guinea Pig Knitting Pattern by trishlemoose
Does your child want a pet hamster? Pets can be a lot of work. Instead of purchasing a live hamster from the pet store, knit them Gordon the Guinea Pig.
Gordon is knit flat on straight needles. His head and ears are knit using the intarsia method. Since he uses the intarsia method, I would recommend this pattern for more advanced knitters. However, if you love this handsome hunk and want to knit him in one colour, you can do that too.
45. Mikey The Monkey Knitted Toy Pattern by Craft Bits
Adorable and full of character, Mikey the Monkey will bring a lot of smiles to your home. He is floppy and perfect for children to carry around.
Finished, the knitted monkey will measure close to 17 inches (43.18 cm) tall. To make the monkey, you will need 4.0 mm single pointed needles (US 8, UK 6), 8 ply or worsted weight yarn/double knit in your main colour, a small amount of contrasting colour, filling, a piece cleaner, and black embroidery thread.
For more adorable Monkey Knitting Patterns, just click here.
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46. Rupert Reindeer Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Rupert the Reindeer would make an excellent Christmas present or a decoration. He is a huggable, squishable reindeer that want to join in on all the festivities.
Rupert is knitted in stockinette stitch with acrylic yarn. He is easy to care for and clean. He is knitting flat on single point needles. When finished, the plush reindeer will measure about 13.39 inches (34 cm) tall.
47. Albert the Sailor Knitting Pattern by KnittingByPost
Created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day, meet Albert the Sailor. This guy is so cute! Just look at that round nose.
Completed, Albert will measure approximately 12.6 inches (32 cm) tall. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate level knitters. All pieces are knitted flat and then sewed together.
48. Monster Chunks Knit Toy Pattern by Rebecca Danger
Make a bunch of these Monster Chunks knitted toys patterns. Use different colours to make a whole family. You can even make them in various sizes.
If the monsters are intended for a young child, I would recommend embroidering the eyes. It is a beginner-friendly free toy knitting pattern that works up quickly. You will have a whole set of monsters worked up before you know it.
Find the Pattern by Rebecca Danger Here
49. Sleeping Beauty Princess Amigurumi Doll Knitting Pattern by WibblyWobblyKnits
Every little girl needs their very own princess. And you can be the one to make it for them using this knitted toy pattern. You can make the doll with any colour dress or hair. Make it look like Sleeping Beauty, or make it look like them.
This princess knitting pattern is worked in the round on double pointed needles. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced level knitters. The finished doll will measure approximately 6-7 inches (15.24-17.78 cm) tall.
50. Rainbow Fish Knitting Pattern by Knitting by Post
Knit up a bunch of these little fish to decorate a child’s bedroom or to make a mobile. Make them all using a rainbow of colours or use colours that match the decor. It is a great pattern for using up scrap yarn.
The knitted fish is a quick and easy project. The sides of the fish are knit separately and then sewed together.
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51. Aurora the Unicorn Knit Toy Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Unicorns are magical creatures that can spark a child’s imagination. This fun, floppy unicorn, will want to go everywhere with your child. It is a great toy for little boys and girls alike.
The unicorn toy knitting pattern uses single pointed needles. You do not have to know how to knit in the round. To make Aurora, you only need to know knit, purl, kfb, and k2tog.
Find more Unicorn Knitting Patterns here.
MANY OF THESE TOY KNITTING PATTERNS CAN BE WHIPPED UP IN A WEEKEND, MAKING IT A FUN CHOICE IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SPEEDY PROJECT TO MAKE!
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Play doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need all the latest equipment and well-marketed toys. All you need is a little creativity, some time, and these toy knitting patterns! Happy knitting, friends!