Knitting patterns for toys and other projects featuring cute turtles, frogs, snakes, lizards, and other members of the reptile and amphibian animal class. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/31/2022
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Frog toy is knit with a tennis ball inside so it bounces when you play with it! Size 3" wide by 5" tall. Uses just one skein 160 yards (146 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloë.
Cute toy snake that coils adorably with variations including dinosaur/dragon, unicorn, glasses and mustache, and bowler hat. With sock yarn, the snake is approx 20cm long (8 in) but you can use any yarn weight. Designed by Becky Smith. Variations inspired by mascots of a Python coding conference.
Trusty Turtle Hat
Adorable baby hat features a honeycomb slip stitch to form the turtle and shell with the turtle head and legs added on. Web pattern for size 0-3 months is free. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T + and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
- Get the free knitting pattern for size 0-3 mos
- Get printable pdf with sizes0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T + on Etsy
- See more Baby Animal Hat Knitting Patterns
Frog toy is knitted in the round. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jessica Goddard for ODDknit.
Chadwick and Igor, the frog twins
This cuddly frog toy is knitted in the round. Finished toy size: 5" (13cm) It is fairly simple and quick pattern to make. You will need less than a ball of green yarn, and a bit of white and black yarn remnants for the eyes and mouth. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Stana D. Sortor.
Axolotl toy softie of the amphibian salamander that's an endangered species. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Serenity Johnson.
From the designer Anna Hrachovec, these tiny alligator toy softies. Finished Size: Approx 4.5 inches long. Excerpted from Knitting Mochimochi. Photograph by Brandi Simons
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See Ravelry page
- Get Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi
- See more Teeny Toy Knitting Patterns
Sheldon the Turtle
This adorable turtle softie wears his removable shell like a sweater. Length: Approx. 9 inches. Designed by Ruth Homrighaus. Available in English, German, and French
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry Page with links for other languages
- See a pattern for baby blanket with a pocket for Sheldon
This Curvy Bookmark by the amazing Frankie Brown is knit in garter stitch using short rows to make curves. Great use for scrap yarn, especially variegated or self-striping. Pictured projects by wbotelho and moonflower
Turtle, Frog, Crocodile Dish Cloths or Baby Bibs
Turtle, Frog, or Crocodile wash cloths, baby bibs, or afghan blocks in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick.
- Get the free Turtle knitting patterns
- Get the free Frog knitting patterns
- Get the free Fred the Croc knitting patterns
Lizard or Newt, Frog, Snaker Dish Cloths or Squares
Frog, Snake, and Lizard or Newt wash cloths or afghan blocks in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web versions are free. PDFs available for purchase
- Get the free Lizard or Newt knitting pattern
- Get the free Frog knitting pattern
- Get the free Snake knitting pattern
- Get the pdfs on Etsy
Funny Frog Hat
Adorable baby hat with frog face and eyes. Web pattern for size 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
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Lizard toy. DK weight yarn. Designed by Minttusuklaa.
Fred the Frog Bookmark
Flat frog toy that works great as a bookmark. Size Finished bookmark /toy size: 10.5” (27cm). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses less than one skein about 52 - 55 yards of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Stana D. Sortor
Chameleon toy softie knit mainly with garter stitch, i-cords, with crocheted magic circle eyes, and a big bright smile. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Nicole Chevalier of FroggyBug.
Sea Turtle Stack
Turtle toy softies knit in simple shapes, bold colors, and repetition for an easy knit. Size : 8 inches/20.25 cm from flipper to flipper. Turtles all the way up and all the way down; the sky’s the limit when it comes to turtles. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Rebecca Olson for Knitty.
This friendly snake toy softie (red to black, venom lack!) is knit in the round from the head down to the tail. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Ann Thompson. Pictured projects by designer and BlueRidgePurl
Turtle Baby Vest
Knit in a bulky yarn this quick to knit vest features a fun to knit turtle for tickling bellies.Instructions for the turtle are both charted and written. Both straps attach to the back with buttons making this piece easy to fit over baby’s head. Designed by Quirky Bird Knits.
Snake Coil Cowl
Free for a limited time. This coiled cowl can be worn around your neck or pulled up around your ears. Designed by Ariel Woods.
Cable Tython necktie modeled after the Green Python, a constrictor snake. Designed by Corinne Fourcade. Fingering weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- See more Tie Knitting Patterns
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne’s friendly lizard is a free pattern from their book Knit Your Own Zoo. Length (with curled tail): 14cm (51⁄2in) Height to top of head: 6cm (21⁄2in)
- Get the free knitting pattern on Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the book Knit Your Own Zoo
Topher is a hand puppet shaped slightly like a glove. Slip your hand in the cuff at his back and use your fingers to move his head and legs. You can turn him into a bath mitt by knitting in cotton and stuffing the shell with a sponge. Or leave the cuff off and stuff completely as a toy. Designed by Mavis Adam. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by Patty7737 and designer.
Tuck the Turtle
Tuck’s head, feet and tail can all be tucked into his shell. Size 3 inches long, 2 inches tall (shell only). Designed by Susan B. Anderson who has another turtle to egg flip toy listed on this page. Pictured project by pjmgene
Dumber Than Snake Mittens
Wendy Poush says she designed her cable snake fingerless mitts in response to a challenge from a Dilbert cartoon. Pictured project by bartlebean
Embossed Turtle Motif Cloth
This clever design by SmarieK takes some skill but it will be worth it. It uses front crosses and back crosses with the cable needle. Knitters have incoporated this motif into blankets, sweaters, fingerless mitts, potholders, as well as dish cloths. Pictured project by anjasword.
Garter Snake Rug
Beth Khan’s rug uses a simple lace pattern to create the snake bodies and cast-ons and bind-offs for the heads and tails.
Finger Knit Snakes
Red Ted Art provides instructions and videos to knit these snakes, including finger knitting increases and decreases. Great project for kids!
Tiny Giant Tortoise
Adorable small toy version of the Giant Tortoise. Looks like it is knit flat. Finished toy size: 5" (13cm) long. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Keen from Knitted Safari.
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Life-like turtle toy stuffie. Size 12"/30cm long. Designed by Joan Rowe who also offers to sell the finished turtles.
Turtle Beach Scarf
Reversible scarf with turtles playing on the beach and in the sea! Cute baby turtles travel along the scarf from the beach, out to sea among the waves, and then back to the beach again at the other end. This double knit scarf is reversible, with inverted colors on the reverse side. Designed by NiftyKnitterDesigns.
Giant Turtle Blanket
Blanket with textured turtle pattern in knit and purl stitches. Size 73cm x 84cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knit Sew Make.
Frog toy softie is knitted on two straight needles in one piece, joining as you go. Finished Frog approx. 4 in long minus the legs. DK weight yarn. Designed by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits.
Baby blanket or throw with turtles and waves in a textured knit and purl pattern. 3 Sizes Small- 73cm x 74cm Medium- 106cm x 107cm Large- 139cm x 141cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knit Sew Make.
Hatchling's Journey Turtle Baby Blanket
Baby blanket showing baby sea turtles making their way across a beach of starfish to the ocean! Size 36" x 36". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by KixKat Designs.
Tree frog toy softie, about 10” / 25 cm long when all stretched out. Designed by Joan Rowe.
Rattlesnake Toy/Draft Blocker
No longer free. This friendly cuddly snake is ready to play, to pillow your neck, or to block drafts from under doors. Knit flat and seamed. Snake is 96cm long (not including tongue). Designed by Amanda Berry. Great stashbuster!
Crikey! Crocodile Socks
Fun crocodile or alligator socks with a continuous textured stitch pattern across the body, designed to mimic a crocodile’s skin, raised eyes, nose bobbles, a gapping maw, and arms and legs! Includes instructions for adapting for wearing in shoes. Great socks to wear with crocs! Sizes Child’s Large/Woman's Small, Woman's Medium, Woman's Large/Men's Small. Designed by Emma Bermudez.
Tavistock Tortoise and Jimbob Tortoise
Tavistock Tortoise or Turtle toy, shown as pincushion, or Jimbob Tortoise or Turtle Cushion designed by Amanda Berry and knit flat. Tavistock is approximately 8 cm tall and 13 cm long. Jimbob is 25 cm wide and 24 cm tall. DK weight yarn.
Twirly Snake and Stanley Snake
Snake toys designed by Amanda Berry and knit flat. Twirly snake is 110 cm long. Stanley is approximately 49 cm long. DK weight yarn.
Cardigan sweater with cable snakes arond the yoke for adult version and around bottom edge for baby and child version. Women Sizes Bust sizes 29.75"/76 cm to 51.75"/131 cm. Baby and Child Sizes 12 mo - 12 yrs. Designed by Angela Hahn
Rainy Day Turtle
Turtle toy softie with removable shell, sweater, rain hat and boots. Size 8" tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Barbara Prime
This cable pullover has a ssssecret. The gorgeous cables transform into snakes at the hem. Sizes small 32-34 medium 36-38 large 40-42. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by tiny owl knits