5 Free Knitted Toy Patterns

Sometimes knitters are inspired to recreate the toys that filled our childhood years and sometimes we knit toys for the joy of creating something simply beautiful. There is nothing more satisfying than creating hand knitted toys for someone special, and seeing their face light up with excitement. How proud will they be when they show their new cuddly knitted animal, or can finally play ball in the house with a soft knitted ball? Think of how special they will feel when they open up their handmade gift. We want to help you capture that moment of joy by offering you free knitting patterns for toys!

Toys make wonderful gifts for kids of all ages, and because they are smaller, they work up quickly and help solidify knitting skills or refine those infrequently used techniques. What are you waiting for? Whether you are looking for quick-to-make or a special heirloom gift, this eBook has something for you! Download your five free toy knitting patterns and get started today!

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Everything about these beautiful hand knitted toys makes them a delight to knit and give!

Many of these patterns for toys will make timeless treasures that all the kids in your life (no matter what age!) will love. From a jolly red and white Father Christmas, to a comforting knit lamb, one of these free knitting patterns for toys are sure to be the perfect fit. Best of all, these toy knitting patterns are available to download for free!

Father Christmas by Ann Budd

Pattern #1

Father Christmas by Ann Budd

This toy knitting pattern was originally created by Kate Buck for Piecework magazine. Ann Budd was immediately inspired when the original showed up in the office; she knew she had to re-create the design. The challenge was well worth it for this tiny knitted Father Christmas. What really make this knit toy special are all the finishing touches and details in the design. Designs like this one are great for gift giving and for expanding your knitting skills.

Nordic Striped Ball by Lisa Shroyer

Pattern #2

Nordic Striped Ball by Lisa Shroyer

Knitting spheres can be a lot of fun, do you want to give it a try? The two shaped ends of this pattern are worked like the crown of a hat for a neat, perfectly round shape. Begin with a chain of stitches, working the first half, then removing the chain to pick up live stitches for the second half. This toy knitting pattern can be customized for every kiddo, and is a cinch to knit.

Connemara Pony designed by Kathryn Martin and Evelyn Zlomke

Pattern #3

Connemara Pony designed by Kathryn Martin and Evelyn Zlomke

The inspiration for this design came from a childhood pony that was the envy of the neighborhood. The stitches for this knitted toy are worked on two circular needles, one for the top half, one for the bottom half. Most of the work is done in the round, with some short-row shaping. The dapple gray coloring can be adapted to any favorite color, for a gift that they are sure to treasure for life. Take your knitting for a ride with this pattern!

Little Lamb Sock Critter

Pattern #4

Little Lamb Sock Critter

This sock-inspired stuffed lamb is both cuddly and adorable! The toy knitting pattern is advance-intermediate, perfect for knitters looking for a fun challenge. It utilizes a variety of techniques including cable casting on, knitting in front and back, crossing, and twisting. This lamb knit toy is a great pattern to help enhance your knitting skills and is sure to become a cherished heirloom. This lovely lamb is yours to knit with this free download!

Knitted Cuddlies by Louisa Harding

Pattern #5

Knitted Cuddlies by Louisa Harding

It doesn’t get easier than these toys to knit. Featuring multiple designs for animals, this pattern is easy to customize and personalize. Add distinguishing features such as whiskers, a scarf, or long floppy ears, and these knitted cuddlies are sure to become a favorite. Enjoy knitting toys with this great design.

This free knitting patterns, toys-focused eBook, can be yours today!

Each of these free knitted toy patterns were selected for individuality and universal appeal—you’ll love making these timeless pieces for friends and family. Check them all out to see which one might spark your imagination and satisfy your desire to create something fabulous. You’ll just love seeing the little one you adore love their new knit toys. So what are you waiting for? Download your free eBook today!

From cuddlies to animals and balls, enjoy this wonderful collection of toy knitting patterns.