Blog


Patterns we love

Published on May 2nd, 2018 | by Liza

10 comments

Best and brightest toy knitting patterns for toddlers

Knitted toys are a great gift for small kids — they’re soft, lovable, cute, and can be made to be both durable and washable. As long as there are no small pieces, they can be excellent for toddlers to learn, play, and grow. Here are some of the best toy knitting patterns for toddlers. 

Toy knitting patterns: Clarence the Dinosaur by Amanda Berry, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

Clarence the Dinosaur by Amanda Berry is a great piece for a dino-loving little boy or girl. Make sure all the pieces are sewn on tight, and then use a washable acrylic like Hayfield Bonus DK for easy clean-up.

Toy knitting patterns: Wasabi by Susan Claudino, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

Wasabi by Susan Claudino is an adorable little whale toy that kids of any age will love. If you’re worried about small pieces, replace the plastic eyes with an embroidered alternative. Use a solid color yarn like Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted or a self striping colorway like Plymouth Yarn Jelli Beenz.

Toy knitting patterns: Tommy Toucan by Amanda Berry, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

Tommy Toucan by Amanda Berry is another great example of a toy knitting pattern that is simple, accessible, and versatile. Use Hayfield Bonus DK to make sure he lasts, and use up some stash scraps for the striped beak — just make sure everything can be easily cleaned.

Toy knitting patterns: Katie kitty puppet by browneyedbabs, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

Katie Kitty Puppet by Browneyedbabs will keep little ones entertained and engaged during playtime. Use Stylecraft Special DK for a durable, low maintenance option.

Toy knitting patterns: Tractor by Amanda Berry, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

This adorable Tractor by Amanda Berry is part of a fun, interactive set of toys. Use Hayfield Bonus DK in the John Deere-inspired green pictured or choose your child’s favorite shades.

Toy knitting patterns: A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Car Building block cube by Fiona Kelly, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

This bright building block toy by Fiona Kelly is lovely for learning ABCs. Use Berroco Comfort for a washable choice, and choose soft foam pieces to keep the cube shape. You can also make smaller blocks by adjusting the size of the yarn used.

Toy knitting patterns: Play Food Cheese and Tomato Sandwich by Lorna Fisher, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

This Play Food Cheese and Tomato Sandwich by Lorna Fisher is sure to be a hit with little ones who love a tea party. Use a washable DK yarn like King Cole Pricewise DK available in a lot of different colours — so you can make all kinds of different sandwiches.

Toy knitting patterns: Birthday Cake by Amanda Berry, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to purchase pattern.

This free Birthday Cake pattern by Amanda Berry is another fun play food choice. It would work nicely in Hayfield Bonus DK or Stylecraft Special DK — or you can use up your stash for the candle and stripes.

What are your favorite toy knitting patterns for toddlers? Tell us in the comments!

 

Tags: , , , ,


About the Author

Liza is a New York-based writer and photographer who is working on a Ph.D in Information Studies. She gets her best knitting done on the subway, and likes dogs more than people. She posts about knitting and yarn on her blog, Knitblr, as well.


Last updated: May 2nd, 2018.

10 Responses to Best and brightest toy knitting patterns for toddlers

  1. Chris Hunt says:

    I love the Kitty Puppet. This is so sweet and would charm any little child. So nice to interact together as well. I will purchase as it looks quite easy to make. Always a priority for me. xx

  2. Julie Flora says:

    ? Does this puppet fit a child’s hand or adult?

  3. Margaret Myers says:

    I have just purchased two children’s toy downloads but have lost the connection. How do I retrieve the downloads? will they be send to me via email as well? One was the Kitty Puppet and the other was a Dinosaur, please help me
    Margaret

    • Siân says:

      Hello Margaret!
      You will be emailed a link to your downloadable patterns 🙂
      They will also be stored in your account on our website! Just log in and go to ‘My Downloads’ within the account area to access them.

      Happy crafting!

  4. Janelle Jeanes says:

    My grandsons nick name is “Skippy”
    Doses any one have a knitting pattern for an ok knitter

  5. Lorraine Bastick says:

    I am loking for a knitting pattern for an Alpaca can you help

  6. Lorraine Bastick says:

    I am looking for a knitting pattern for an Alpaca

  7. Aisha says:

    I want easy minions pattern for my cutie pie niece.

  8. christine hampshire says:

    Do you have a pattern for a gruffalo?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑