Flip Toy Knitting Patterns
These topsy turvy, reversible, 2-in-1, or flip toys and dolls transform from one toy into another for a fun surprise.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Elephant & Mouse Topsy Turvy Toy
This elephant transforms into a mouse by flipping the bottom of the animal over. 3 inches tall Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by TCosy
Topsy Turvy Doll
This Cinderella flip toy is an adaptation of the pattern from the Bernat Design Studio. Pictured project by tkrummy2 who adapted the colors for Cinderella before and at the ball, added a square apron for pre-ball Cindy and a ribbon tiara for the ball gown version.
Bunny and Duck Flip Toy
Topsy Turvy Doll
This happy-sad flip toy is an adaptation of the pattern from the Bernat Design Studio. Pictured project by tweebot who embroidered the faces with different moods and changed the hair. Clever idea to help children understand and express their feelings.
Turtle Flip Toy
This turtle comes out of its shell and slips back in to become an egg with a surprise. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by linnetknits
Which Came First?
You don’t have to choose with Frankie Brown’s humorous transforming toy. The egg fits inside the chicken, turn it inside out and the chicken’s in the egg. The chicken is about 11 cm tall and it can hold a real egg or a treat egg.
Patterns for Purchase
These clever 2 in 1 toys transform from a cupcake to a doll with a frosting hat and a cupcake wrapper skirt. Crochet version also available.
Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys
1usan B. Anderson’s book includes 12 “reversibles” that are two toys in one. This collection of a dozen delightful toys features a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, eggs that turn into an alligator or penguin, a bunny that tranforms into a lamb, pigs in a blanket, and much more.
Elephant / Lion Flip Toy
Cinderella Topsy Turvy Doll
Cinderella can be transformed from patches to ball gown, by turning the skirts upside down. 28cm (11in) from hem of skirt to top of head. One of the patterns in Jean Greenhowe’s Christmas Special
Topsy Turvy Red Riding Hood Kit
This knitting pattern for a reversible flip doll features Red Riding Hood, complete with long skirt and basket of goodies for Granny, who transforms into the Big Bad Wolf dressed as Granny when you reverse her skirt! Designed by Amanda Berry exclusively for Deramore’s, the kit includes the pattern, yarn for the toy
Elsa and Anna Topsy Turvy Doll
Juanita McClellan’s design of two dolls with a shared body measures approximately 45cm tall.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!