Knitting patterns for animal softies and other toys with one basic shape that is modifiable in a variety of ways. Most patterns are free.
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Free knitting pattern for now. Darling animal softie knit with a basic shape that can be modified to make a teddy bear, bunny, puppy or mouse. Approx. 6” (without ears). Designed by Lorraine Pistorio. DK weight yarn. Probably only free a limited time.
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.
More Free Patterns
Little Animal Toys
This pattern includes instructions for knitting a variety of animals including bunny, fox, dog, cat, mouse, and bear from a basic pattern with modifications, and their clothes (shoes, dress, pants and cardigan). Designed by Irene Kiss. Available in English and Spanish
Teeny Tiny Knitted Animals
These tiny toys by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits are just under 2.5 inches (6 cms) tall.
Rabbit and Bear plus 5 items of clothing
Dress your bunny in style with this pattern designed by April Cromwell for a rabbit and its clothing, as well as its bear friend!
Patterns for Purchase
Teddy Boo and Friends
Toy pattern that can create a teddy bear, bunny rabbit, or mouse by mixing and matching different ears and tails to the easy body. Quick and easy to knit and sew up; they make great stash busters. Knitted flat on two needles. and is worked in one piece starting at the head. Size 12cm /4.5” tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by ClaireFairallDesigns.
Mini Bunny or Bear
Toy softies with mix and match options to use bunny rabbit or bear head and to knit the body with dress or without. Finished size: approx 14cm (5 1/2 inches). All of the pieces are knitted flat and seamed afterwards. DK weight yarn. There is also a different pattern for this toy with sweater and shorts instead of dress. Designed by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits.
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.