10 (Free) Beginner Knitting Patterns for Fun Toys!

It’s been a few days since our last post, so it was high time we shared with you some more of our favourite free knitting patterns from around the web.

We’ve featured a of baby items in the last few weeks, and although today we’re going to be staying within the baby/kids theme, these patterns take on a slightly different angle. In fact, today’s post features 10 fun and definitely cute toys you can knit up for a new baby, a toddler or a young child. We’ve featured patterns for cuddly toy animals and also fun blocks.

Whereas usually we mix up the skill level require for the patterns we feature in our posts, today we’ve decided to focus just on patterns which are easy to knit up, and therefore also ideal for beginners. So if you’re new to knitting, these will definitely make fun projects to help you practice and improve your skills. So go on, and check out the patterns below.

Click on the various links below to access the different patterns.

Five Little Bunnies

designed by Laura Bain @ Red Heart
These little stuffed knit characters are just the right size for little hands and imaginative play. For older kids, use this easy pattern for a first experience with double pointed needles.

Nummy Bunny

designed by Nancy Anderson @ Red Heart
Colorful stripings and easy-care wool yarn combine for the sweetest-looking bunny to ever hop into a child’s arms. Knit this bunny in colors that coordinate with the bedroom for a comforting bedtime companion.

Alphabet Ball

designed by Patons @ Yarnspirations
Fun little ball helps babies learn their ABCs while exercising.

Mama & Her Cub

designed by Lily Sugar ‘n Cream @ Yarnspirations
Two matching mother and cub dolls, a perfect gift to show your love on Mother’s Day.

Bunny Toy

designed by Bernat @ Yarnspirations
Baby will be sure to love this cute and whimsical floppy-eared bunny toy. Shown in Bernat Baby Jacquards #06230 Spearmint Candy.

Little Lion Brand Sock Critter


designed by Lion Brand @ Love Knitting

Noahs Ark – Elephants

designed by Sirdar @ Love Knitting

Bluebird Toy

designed by Berroco @ Love Knitting

Quack-Quack DUCK!

designed by Carle’ Dehning @ Love Knitting

Baby Blocks

designed by Lion Brand @ Love Knitting

Let us know which ones you have tried and how they have turned out! Remember to share photos of your completed knitting projects wish us on our Facebook page.

Finally, remember that if you are looking for any other knitting patterns, to check out our archive of free knitting patterns posts… we’ve shared lots throughout the years! Here are some of our favourites: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers, 20 Tea Cosies, 35 Items for Premature Babies, 6 Patterns for Breast Hats, 60+ Scarf Patterns, 24 Mug Coasters, 27 Washcloths (and some dishcloths too!), 23 Baby Hats, 45+ Baby Cardigans, 40+ Gloves40 Beginner Patterns18 Leg Warmers, 21 Boot Cuffs, 6 Cushion Covers, 7 Adorable Baby Cardigans. 10 Lovely Women’s Cardigans and The Cutest 11 Baby Booties (Ever!).

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  1. Just a beginner, but have 5 grands that would love all these beautiful patterns! Thanks so much!!!!!!

    1. Hi Vina! You can click on the image of the pattern you like, and that will take you for the free pattern!

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