7 Best toy knitting and crochet patterns

 

Whether you're making a snuggly pal for the little one in your life or making a furry friend for charity, these toy knitting patterns and toy crochet patterns are the bee's knees.

Toy crochet patterns

Love the look of amigurumi animals and how quick they work up? This compilation of some of our favourite toy crochet patterns is sure to inspire you to dive into your stash. 

Rabbit by I Crochet Things

 

Toy crochet patterns on Laughing Hens: free rabbit crochet pattern by I Crochet Things

This pattern is a free download on Ravelry! It features aran weight yarn: why not something like Cascade 220 Superwash, an wasy care yarn for much-loved stuffed animals? Get the pattern from Ravelry here. 

Hedgehog

 

Toy crochet patterns at Laughing Hens: hedgehog crochet pattern

Featured in the Bergere de France Creations 2015 book (£12), this fluffy guy is absolutely adorable. This book contains 135 patterns for the whole family and for the home, and it's an amazing value! Get the book here. 

Mouse

 

Toy crochet patterns at Laughing Hens: mouse crochet pattern by Emma Varnam

This PDF pattern download (£2.90) was designed by crochet favourite Emma Varnam, and includes tips and tricks on sewing on the contrasting fabric feet and ears. Get the downloadable pattern here. 

Toy knitting patterns

If you prefer needles to hooks, then this selection of patterns (including some free ones!) is just the ticket for you. 

Teddy Bear

 

Toy knitting patterns at Laughing Hens: free teddy bear knitting pattern

This free pattern download from Rowan is a classic teddy bear knitting pattern. His removable hooded jacket means you can knit him a whole wardrobe! Get the free pattern here. 

Koala

 

Toy knitting patterns at Laughing Hens: koala knitting pattern in the Knitted Wild Animals book

Looking for a friend from down under? This Koala is included in the Knitted Wild Animals pattern book (£14.99), along with 14 other zoo-themed animal patterns to make your very own menagerie. This pattern features Rooster Baby Rooster yarn, a super soft DK weight yarn. Get the pattern book here. 

Noah's Ark Giraffes

 

Toy knitting patterns at Laughing Hens: free giraffe knitting pattern

This free pattern download features Sirdar Cotton DK, so your finished zoo will be just as snuggly as it is easy to clean and take care of when they need some TLC. Download the free pattern here. 

Benji the Bear

 

Toy knitting patterns on Laughing Hens: teddy bear knitting pattern by Val Pierce

This cute skater bear is featured in the Knit-A-Bear book (£14.99) by Val Pierce, along with 14 other bears, from graduates, to surfers, to ballerinas and more. Get the book here

Love these, but not seeing what you're looking for? Check out all of our toy knitting and crochet patterns in our extensive pattern library on site!

Toy knitting and crochet patterns on Laughing Hens