Knitting patterns for animal softies and other toys rated easy by knitters and designers. Most patterns are free.
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Patch the Puppy
Colourful dog softie with a pompom nose. All pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight knitting needles. Techniques used include increases and decreases and seaming. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
Jenna Kruger designed these cute owl softies that can be adapted to whatever design or colors you want. A link to the pattern is in the project.
Beans the Cat
Linda Dawkins’ original Beans the Cat pattern can be knit in the round or knit flat and then seamed.
Adorable striped toy elephant is a great stash buster. Finished size: 5 inches tall by 6 inches in length Designed by Susan B. Anderson
More Free Patterns
A folded knitted square is all you need to make the cat body in Lillian’s ingenious pattern. The hat and tail are knitted flat and seamed.
Another Knitted Square Bunny
Heartstrings Fiber Arts created this clever pattern to make a bunny out of a square piece of knitting.
Sweet Mini Elephant
Toy knit flat and seamed. 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn
Flower Power Elephants
Toy elephants designed the the Twins Ala and Ela.
Patterns for Purchase
Orca Whale Toy
Adorable whale softie is just under 2 feet. In order to make the orca, you should be able to knit in the round, as well as do simple increases and decreases. Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll. Super Bulky weight yarn. May be only free for a limited time.
Ginger and Smudge
Patterns included for two adorable cats, one sitting up and one lying down. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. FINISHED SIZE: Ginger (the cat lying down) is approximately 13cm tall and 20cm long. Smudge (the sitting cat) is approximately 17cm tall and 13cm wide. Designed by Amanda Berry
Moss the Sheep
Pattern contains instructions for large and small sheep knit flat. The big sheep is 12cm tall.