Knitting patterns for animal softies and other toys with one basic shape that is modifiable in a variety of ways. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/4/23
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Cats in Dungarees
Siamese, Gray, and Ginger Kittens wearing overalls knit flat. Just knit the basic cat body and customize for your favorite breed. Size 36cm (141/4in) tall. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sophie Jordan
Collection of knitted plant amigurumis knit flat on straight needles from the genius of Amanda Berry. Includes Barry Ball Cactus: 7.5in/19cm, Bella Blue Column Cactus: 7in/18cm, Beth Bonsai Tree: 9in/23cm, Sally Saguaro Cactus 9in/22cm, Simon Spider Plant: 5in/13cm, Victor Venus Fly Trap: 8in/20cm. Great gifts for Christmas, for someone who needs cheering up, for kid play houses, and more.
Mini Animal Mascots
Bear, bunny, fox, and mouse softies knit with the same body. All parts are knitted flat and sewn up at the end. Size 8-11cm / 3-4.5 inches. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn. May only free a limited time.
Free Teddy Bear and Bunny Rabbit 2521
These teddy and bunny toy stuffies have the same body. Just changes to the head gives you a different animal. Sizes Both toys measure height: 25cm (9¾ inches). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar Snuggly.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Click the pattern only tab at Sirdar unless you want the kit and follow directions
Animal softie knit with a basic shape that can be modified to make a bear, bunny and puppy. Includes pattern for 3 different styles of jackets that are removable and interchangeable. Size freely sit at approx. 7” (without ears). Designed by Lorraine Pistorio. DK weight yarn. May only free a limited time.
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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.
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.
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
Knitted Animal Friends: Knitting Patterns for Adorable Animal Dolls, Their Clothes and Accessories
Free with Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase. There are a total of 13 knitted animals, all have the same basic body, with a few color variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities. Includes Duck, Squirrel, Cat, Fox, Mouse, Dog, Ram, Hedgehog, Owl, Pig, Horse, Racoon, and Hare. Great stash buster, too! Sport weight yarn. Designed by Louise Crowther.
Horse, Donkey and Unicorn
Toy softies with mix and match options to create a unicorn, horse, or donkey with outfits. One pattern includes instructions for dresses, the other for sweaters and shorts. Finished size: approx. 23cm (9 inches). All of the pieces are knitted flat and seamed afterwards. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits.
- See more pics and get the TOY WITH DRESS pattern on Etsy
- See the SWEATER AND SHORTS TOY version on Etsy
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.