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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!