Knitting patterns for teeny tiny toys, miniature animals, dolls, and more that will fit in your pocket. No more than 5 inches or 12 cm tall. Most patterns are free. Updated 3/15/23
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Doll-sized miniature laptop computer for toys you’ve made that need to do some computing or for the techie in your life who needs a fun gift. Designed by Sarah Lindsey. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and fitnessmomof2
My Tiny Bunnies Keychains
The light beige bunny: The height is 8cm (including ears), the length is 3.5cm The brown bunny: The height is 6cm (including ears), the length is 6cm (included pom-pom tail) Perfect for pockets, key rings, Easter baskets and plastic eggs, and more. Knit flat. Designed by Cheryx
This tiny rabbit, bathing in a teacup, is small enough to sit neatly on your palm. Perfect for Easter baskets for older children. You can add a loop to turn it into a hanging decoration. Designed by woollen wave. Uses just 326 - 28 yards (24 - 26 m) of Fingering weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
Teddy Bear Keyring
Small teddy bear toy knit flat. Size 9cm (3.5in) tall. Quick and easy to make, this keyring is a great stocking-filler or gift for a friend. Designed by Helena Keighley. Uses just 30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m) of DK weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
Small dinosaur toy knit flat. There are two sides of the body, and spines and legs are knit seperately. Designed by Cassidy Clark. Worsted weight yarn.
The Gratitude Crew
Pocket-sized friends with three different ear choices to make a teddy bear, bunny, or cat. Can be knit in the round or flat on two needles. Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll as a pattern that would be great for donations. Size 5” tall. Aran weight yarn.
Dachshund Puppy by Amanda Berry
Small puppy dog toy softie knit flat. Size 7.5cm/3in tall. You only need to know a few knitting stitches, and he doesn’t use a lot of yarn so this is a great way to use any odds and ends of yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
Beach Bear and Penguin
Tiny amigurumi toy animals ready for beach fun with floating tubes and swimwear. Bear 10cm, penguin 5cm. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get more toy knitting patterns by Sachiyo Ishii on Amazon
- See the Ravelry page
Teeny Friends by Amanda Berry
These tiny toys would make great stocking stuffers! Includes instructions for monkey, pigeon, mouse, and penguin. They are quick to knit, they don’t need a lot of yarn and make fun gifts. You can make them as brooches, key-rings, pendants, or just as cute mini toys. Worked flat and seamed. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
Tiny toy sea creature softie. Size 2 ¾" long x 1-2" wide. Designed by The Ginger Hooker. DK weight yarn.
Doll Cradle Bag
Frankie Brown’s knitted cradle, with a pattern for a set of matching bedding, will fit a 5” baby doll or similar size toy. The sides of the cradle fold up over the doll to make a drawstring bag perfect to keep doll cozy and safe during travel or storage.
Nom Nom Nomsters
These adorable monsters love to gobble whether it’s small items lying around or each other. Big Nomster : 2″ (5cm) tall, Medium Nomster: 1½” (4cm) tall, Baby Nomster: 1¼” (3cm) tall. Pictured project by JuulVictoria. Excerpted from ME MAKE MONSTER! A Mish Mash of Monstercraft by Jenny Harada
More Free Patterns
Koala Baby Bear
Designed by knitted toy box, this koala baby is 4 inches tall.
Frankie Brown’s tiny teddy bear is only 8 cm / 3” tall and sleeps in his own knitted bed in a tin about the size of an Altoid tin (9.5cm × 6 cm, 2 cm deep or 3¾ × 2¼”, ¾” deep). Pipe cleaners in arms and legs let you position him for play.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more Teddy Bear Knitting Patterns
- Get the tins on Etsy
- Get teddy bear buttons for the tin top on Etsy
Frankie Brown’s tiny sailboat is only10 cm tall (4 inches) but sturdy enough to stand on their own and hold a tiny crew.
Tiny Scottie Dog
Sue Stratford’s puppy is only 6 cm long, about 2.4 inches. Great use for stash yarn!
Teeny Tiny Knitted Animals
These tiny toys by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits are just under 2.5 inches (6 cms) tall.
Christmas Tree Bears
Tiny ornaments designed by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits.
This tiny bear family was designed by Sachiyo Ishii from the collection Mini Knitted Safari. Adult: 7cm (2¾in) long, 5cm (2in) high
Cub: 5cm (2in) long, 3cm (1¼in) high
Aine Marriott designed this elephant toy that is about 2 inches long
Baby in Basket Crib
This tiny doll by Flutterby Patch is only 5cm (2 in) and the basket is 9cm (3.5 in)
Steam Train Toy
This incredibly-detailed miniature engine and tender (complete with coal!) by Claire Scope-Farrell is loosely based on an A1/A3 class steam locomotive and is just 3 inches (8 cm) tall.
Designed by Amanda Berry, this tiny toy is approximately 4cm tall.
Barbara Prime created this cute tiny seal about 3 inches long that is perfect for ornaments and little toys. She has paired it with an Innuk pattern.
Seamus the Owl Small Softee Free Pattern
Seamus is one of the most popular pins on my Pinterest boards and you can see why with his cute little body and face.
Aine Marriott designed this tiny toy that is about 2.5 inches long
Oink Flying Pig
Now when someone says “when pigs fly” you’ll can hand them Oink designed by Spud & Chloë! 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide.
Tiny Baby Bunnies
These mini-marshmallow bunnies designed by Mochimochi Land make great egg stuffers and are a good way to use leftover yarn.
Snowy Owl Ornament
How could such a simple shape be so cute! This was part of an Advent Calendar Project at Just Crafty Enough. Great use for oddball stash yarn!
Dalek Egg Cozies
This Doctor Who inspired designs by Lyles’ Knit were designed as egg cozies but could easily be used as finger puppets or toys.
Teeny Tiny Mochimochi Chickens
These 1 inch chickens are from Anna Hrachovec’s book Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear, and Give
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get Anna Hrachovec’s book Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear, and Give
- See more Bird Knitting Patterns
Kelly Vu designed the tiniest minion when you need a minion for a small space!
Patterns for Purchase
10 Cute Little Kids
Great stash buster for leftover scraps of yarn! These tiny dolls are 10 cm / 4 inches tall. With different faces, hair and clothes each Little Kid will become a different character. Designed by Wendy Phillips of dollytime.
Set of 5 small dog softies including a Jack Russell, Pug, Rottweiler, German Shepherd and a Schnauzer! Designed by Amanda Berry, the dogs are knit flat on single pointed needles. Size 7.5cm to 8cm tall (3 inches). DK weight yarn.
Tote Along Ted Mittens
Mittens with pockets and tiny teddy bears, designed for those children of all ages who love to take along a little "friend" when they go out on trips. Four sizes, to suit ages 3 years to adult. The mittens and teddies are knit on single point needles and seamed. DK weight yarn. Designed by LCMknits
Pocket Pals Animals
Set of five animal toys including Rabbit, Cat, Bear, Panda and Dog by Amanda Berry. Each animal is approximately 9.5cm tall (not including the ears). Perfect for pockets, key rings, stocking stuffers, and more. Knit flat.
Itty Bitty Kitty
Little baby cat softie about 5 inches long, about the same length as a real newborn baby kitten! Knit flat. Designed by Claire Garland
Tiny amigurumi dinosaur toys inspired by Jurassic World. Size about 6 1/2 inches long and 3 to 3 1/2 inches tall. Designed by JessWorks
Wee Wandering Wolf
This miniature knit jointed toy wolf is just 2’’ tall x 3.25’’ long x 0.75’’ wide.
Vehicle Play Set With Mat
This exclusive car toys and playmat designed by the fantastic Amanda Berry includes patterns and yarn for Ambulance, Post Van, Tractor, Car, Police Car, Camper Van, Bus, and Fire Engine. Choose between large or small road play mat.
40 miniature knitting patterns.
Topsy-Turvy Chrysalis to Butterfly
This toy flips inside-out turning from a chrysalis into a Monarch butterfly on a leaf. One of the 12 patterns in Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by Scitchr
Knitting pattern for Palm-Sized Dragon by CraftyMutt (some crochet). Two inches tall, and five from nose to tail.
This baby deer is a little larger than the other patterns but still small at 4.5 inches tall.
Patterns for tiny duck, pick, cow, goat, chicken. Cow is the largest at 9.5cm tall (including the horns) and 10.5cm long
The instructions include a chart for a basic doll, step by step instructions, add ons and ideas for accessories. If you use 4 ply yarn the dolls will be about 10 cm or 4 inches tall.
Knitting patterns for Teeny Animals including mouse, robin, ladybug, hedgehog, turtle, and bee. The teeny toys are approximately 3 x 3 cm.