10 cutest toy knitting patterns (one free!)

January 11, 2022

6 cutest toy knitting patterns and crochet patterns (one free!)

I know how many of you love to knit toys for loved ones or charity and so I thought you might like to see my pick of the cutest toy knitting patterns around. It wasn’t easy whittling the choice down to just five, but I only added those patterns that literally melted my heart. I would love to know how you get on making these – you can send me an email or connect on social media. I always love to hear from you and about your creative stories. If you scroll down you’ll see that pattern number 5 is a free one – hope you enjoy!

Toy knitting pattern 1 Ellie the Bunny crochet pattern

amigurumi crochet bunny rabbit pattern

This adorable crochet bunny pattern includes 6 pages of detailed instructions and images and is suitable for anyone with basic crochet skills. So cute.

These bunny rabbit patterns are available to buy on Etsy as instant PDF downloads.

Toy knitting pattern 2 Teddy Bear Knitting Kit with British Wool

teddy bear knitting kit british wool

This teddy bear knitting kit includes everything you need to make this very cute teddy bear, complete with Bluefaced Leicester DK British wool. Suitable for all skill levels as it’s quick and easy to make using only garter stitch. Love!

Toy knitting pattern 3’To the Moon and Back’ Hares

toy knitting patterns hares big and little to the moon and back claire garland dot pebbles pdf digital download
Moon & Back Hares knitting pattern available to buy as PDF digital download on Etsy here

I defy anyone not to fall a little bit in love with this adorable pair. It’s by the wonderful Claire Garland and available to buy on Etsy as a PDF digital download. Inspired by the classic children’s story book How Much Do I Love You? this pattern includes masses of instructions and how to photos to help you make both hares. I think what sets Claire’s patterns apart is how she manages to capture a heart-melting sense of character and lifelike gentleness.

Claire and I were chatting before Christmas and she wanted to give my readers a little New Year ‘gift’. So, if you buy the pattern before the end of February 2022 you can save 50%. Apply the Shop discount code FROMBRITAIN50OFF to your Etsy basket beside the label icon where it says ‘Apply shop coupon codes’ to take 50% off the standard price (usually £4.80 – so you’ll pay just £2.40). IMPORTANT: don’t enter it in the Etsy discount code box as this won’t work. Discount valid until end of the day on 28th Feb 2022.

Toy knitting pattern 4 Little Teddy Bear

toy knitting pattern teddy bear baggy trousers scarf
toy knitting pattern teddy bear baggy trousers scarf

There are a lot ofteddy bear patterns out there, but this one stands out for me. The shape is just right, the face kind and gentle and there’s something about the baggy trousers that really makes your heart melt. It’s by Mary Jane’s Tearoom on Etsy and available to buy for knitting In the Round and Back and Forth.

Toy knitting pattern 5 Vintage Kangaroo and baby Joey

toy knitting pattern mother mummy kangaroo and joey baby kangaroo
This adorable toy knitting pattern was originally published on 18th December 1968 and is available as a PDF download or printed pattern in the post. I love the simplicity of it and the fact that it’s been cuddled by children for more than half a century now.

Knitting pattern 6 Miffy (free!)

miffy knitting pattern free

Both of my children ADORED Miffy, so I wish I’d known about this knitting pattern when they were little. It’s by Knitterbees and you can get the free pattern here as well as on Ravelry here. I think this one would do really well at charity sales – or as gifts for babies and children. You don’t need me to remind you (but I will anyway) that you should replace the bead eyes if you’re planning to give this to a baby or small child due to the potential choking hazard. I made a soft elephant for my youngest when he was a baby and used black felt for the eyes – which are still going strong 20 years later…

Lucky Duckling Knitting pattern by Dot Pebbles Knits

ducklings toy knitting pattern claire garland dot pebbles knits on etsy

Why not knit this cute fluffy duckling by the super-wonderful Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits? It’s available to buy on Etsy as a PDF download. Claire has included lots of how to make images and the ducklings are knitted flat on 2 needles. Yarn recommendations if you’d like to make ducklings like Claire’s:


For the Beige-Grey Duckling
beige grey duckling toy knitting pattern claire garland dot pebbles knits on etsy

Small amounts of :
Yarn A – 4-ply Alpaca in pink, Drops Baby Alpaca Silk 3125
Yarn B – fine crochet cotton in beige, DMC Petra, 3-ply shade 5712
Yarn C – 4-ply Alpaca in beige, Drops Alpaca shade 2020
Yarn D – silk mohair in yellow, Rico Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk shade 017

For the Yellow Duckling
yellow fluffy duckling toy knitting pattern claire garland dot pebbles knits on etsy

Small amounts of:
Yarn A – 4-ply Alpaca in pink, Drops Baby Alpaca Silk 3125
Yarn B – silk mohair in yellow, Rico Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk shade 017
Yarn C – Alpaca in gold, Drops Sky shade Curry
Yarn D – silk mohair in yellow, Rico Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk shade 017

Hand-knitted toy ducklings

In case you’re not actually a knitter, how about these adorable ready-made hand knitted ducklings? They’re made by The Pink Elephant Knits on Etsy using the pattern above.

ducklings hand knitted toys

Friendship Dolls Knitting Pattern

black doll toy knitting pattern
friendship doll toy knitting pattern

How sweet is this friendship dolls knitting pattern available as a paper or PDF download? Each of the dolls comes with their own outfit – click through to buy the pattern and get all the Sirdar Snuggly wool you need…

Vintage teddy bear toy knitting pattern

vintage teddy bear toy knitting pattern

No selection of toy knitting patterns would be complete without a vintage teddy bear and this one’s a beauty. It’s to make a family of bears – daddy, mummy and baby bears – and it’s a pattern from the 60s. Knitted in soft cotton yarn with embroidered eyes, it’s a great choice as a handmade baby gift.


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toy knitting patterns cute including teddy, bunny rabbit, moon and back hares, free miffy and vintage kangaroo and baby joey

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1 Comment

  • Reply Lenny Amilia May 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the free knitting pattern!

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