7 Must Knit Toys for Toddlers (Free Patterns)

Kids love getting toys as gifts, and we love to see their faces light up with excitement when they see their new play-thing. The joy of seeing those faces doubles when the gift is something you’ve actually made yourself. There are plenty of ways to create your own toys, but since we all love knitting over here, I decided to share with you 7 knitted toys with free patterns that your little ones are sure to fall in love with


This delightful little llama, designed by Nancy Anderson over at RedHeart.com, comes complete with a brightly coulored blanket to drape across its back. The Lama has ivory-coloured curly fur and body. It has a bright blue bridle that is securely attached beneath the curls, make it toddler-friendly and look at those little tufts of soft fur on the ears! This Save the Drama Llama, is very huggable and it would make such a sweet new friend to your little one. This pattern requires an intermediate skill level, so if you’re feeling up to a new challenge, or looking to improve your knitting skills, why not give it a go! Download the free pattern and get started on this quick and fun knit. You can even create multiple sizes of llama depending on the weight of yarn that you are using.


How about this Easy Free Pattern by Yarnspirations.com to create this fun and funky monkey by knitting in your favourite shades of Patons Classic Wool Worsted? He’s a great toy for any little one in colours you select from so many options provided by Patons Classic Wool Worsted! Finish this adorable monkey, complete with a smart hat! And, don’t forget that you’ll need a small amount of black yarn to embroider his nostrils and eyes! This will surely earn you some extra hugs and kisses in return!


Can you get over how cute these little chicks and eggs are! These were designed by Nancy Anderson over at redheart.com. This quartet makes perfect guests for your Easter Brunch. Soft and squishy, roly and poly, these chicks are just the right shape and size for Easter baskets and little hands! I’m sure that there will be no way the kids will let you put them away for next year! Get the Free Pattern here and get started!


If you’re like me an have a dinosaur lover in the house, then this is a must! Patons Stegosaurus Toy Free Pattern offered to use by Yarnspirations.com is an intermediate level design!

This mighty Stegosaurus keeps little ones comfy and cozy at night. Knit a prehistoric plaything in Patons Canadiana using the shades shown, or discover a new version featuring your child’s preferred colours. It’s sure to become their best buddy, from playtime to bedtime.


Knit this sweet and cuddly bunny designed by Nancy Anderson at Redheart.com for the kids in your life. This Free Pattern is rated as Easy! So why not give it a go!

Choose your child’s favourite colour and create this snuggle friend! Kids would love to have this super cute knitted bunny pillow pal to snuggle up to at night! It also makes a great pillow for napping! Brind it along for little naps when on vacation or visiting family.

The final size of this completed project is about 53cm in height by 48cm wide


The Bernat Topsy Turvy Doll by Yarnspirations.com is an Easy Level project that your child will love. This sweet doll has a special surprise – flip her over to reveal two dolls in one! She’s easier than she looks to make using the luxurious Bernat Satin yarn. She’s definitely a rewarding creation too, and you’ll love the smile on the face of her recipient! Download the pattern here and start creating!


This free pattern is designed by Kara Gunza of petalstopicots.com. You can find the pattern here! This sweet, easy-to-hold lovey for babies is a great gift and perfect to comfort a teething baby!

Red Heart’s® new Baby Hugs™ yarn line, a lightweight acrylic yarn available in bright and happy colours … and best of all it’s colourfast and has been tested and certified to be safe and free from harmful levels of over 300 substances.

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