Knitting patterns for toys and other projects inspired by animals and birds native to Australia and New Zealand. Most patterns are free.
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Koala toy softie worked flat. Finished size about 8 inches/ 20 cm tall. Free forever but designer asks you to consider donating to help Australian animals. Designed by Claire Garland
Koala softie knit flat in garter stitch, seamed, with felt and embroidered features. Crochet edge on ears. Approximate sitting height of 18cm (7 in). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Prima Team.
Makers Help the Australian Fire Crisis
Looking to help? Lovecrafts has compiled a list of the things you can knit, crochet and sew in aid of the Australian bushfires, and where you can send them.
More Free Patterns
Bruce The Great White Shark
Toy softie shark knit in the round and felted. 12 inches/30.5 cm long. Designed by Frances Gillespie for Knitty
Hat knit to look like a crocodile head. This Australian animal hat is perfect for playing Crocodile Dundee or Peter Pan. Designed by Katie Hayes.Super Bulky weight yarn.
Koala Baby Bear
Designed by knitted toy box, this koala baby is 4 inches tall.
Patterns for Purchase
Unique Australian animal softies. The finished platypus will be about 50 cm or 20 inches long. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alma Mahler of heaventoseven
An Australian wombat to knit and cuddle. Use 8ply/DK to make the larger wombat (14" long) or 4ply/fingering to make the small wombat (10" long). The pattern has detailed instructions for assembling the pieces, which are made flat on two needles. For every pattern sold till the end of June 2020, AU$5 will be donated to “AnimalsAustralia” who support charities caring for injured and displaced animals. Designed by RianAnderson
Josie and Roo
Roo the Kangaroo toy softie with baby Josie in pocket. And, for extra fun, the baby joey is a finger puppet! FINISHED SIZE: The kangaroo is 24cm tall (sitting) and the joey is 8cm tall. All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. DK weight yarn.
Kimmy the Koala
Kimmy is a tubby koala, sewn in the sitting position; he measures 15 inches/39 cms approximately.
Kangaroo Baby Blanket
Blanket with intarsia colorwork kangaroo with a pocket pouch for tiny treasures and lace tree border. Approx 41¾ x 28¾“/106 x 73cm. Designed by Wei Wilkins. One of the patterns in 60 More Quick Baby Blankets. Worsted weight.
Kath the Kangaroo and Joey
Kath the Kangaroo toy softie with baby Joey in pocket. Finished Sizes Kath: 12 1/2in (32cm) tall Joey: 6 1/4in (16cm) tall
Zoo Animal Friends
Ten knitting patterns include panda, elephant, koala and baby, lion, polar bear, zebra, kangaroo with joey and monkey all about 11 inches tall