6 spring toys to make you jump with joy!

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Knit a toy for spring – a perfect gift for a little friend, or for yourself, and improve your knitting skills too!

Knitting toys is great fun – watching all the parts come together to form a new little friend! It’s a very good way to expand your knitting skills too, learning new technique in miniature and working on double pointed needles or with circular needles for magic loop.

Girl bear in a plaid dress by Little Cotton Rabbits

little cotton rabbits bear in a plaid dress

No collection of toy patterns would be complete with Julie Williams from Little Cotton Rabbits.  Choose from bears, rabbits, cats, foxes, elephants and mice – they are simply the most exquisite patterns, and chock full of step by step tutorials and ideas. Perfect for children young and old!

Fluffy, Sniffles and Squeaker by Amanda Berry

Fluffy, Sniffles and Squeaker by Amanda Berry

Three little friends in one pattern! Amanda Berry has an extensive collection of toy patterns, one for almost every occasion! Use your DK scraps for the little ones, and you can stock up on Paintbox Yarns Simply DK mini balls to give you any specific shades that you are missing in your stash – an ideal solution when you don’t want to buy 100g balls!

Rudy the Cat by The Byrd ‘s Nest

Rudy the Cat by the Byrd's Nest

Rudy looks like the kind of cat that should be taken everywhere! He can squash down the side of a pushchair, be trailed along by those long legs and be cuddled in bed. He stands 15″ tall, and is knitted in worsted (or aran) weight yarn. The recommended yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted, which comes in a huge range of colours, and it’s machine washable – just in case Rudy falls in the mud…

Dolly Rose and Tiny Doll by Dollytime

Dolly Rose by Dollytime

Dolly Rose and her tiny dolly are such fun to knit! Her little dress has some a sweet fair isle band, and moss stitch smocking, with cutesy bunches tied with mini bows! Dollytime has a range of dolly and toy patterns including lots of dollies and miniature dollies so you can knit a whole collection for your favourite little darlings.

Nelson the Lion by Steffi Hochfellner

Nelson the Lion by Steffi Hochfellner

Who could resist Nelson the Lion? What a king of the jungle! He’s knitted in Lana Grossa Cool Wool, and his gorgeous mane and tail are made of Schachenmayr Brazilia! The pattern is written in both English and German, and you’ll need safety eyes and some brown felt for finishing. Steffi Hochfellner’s toy patterns are great fun to make – take a look at the whole collection here!

Frog Puppet by Knitting by Post

Frog by Knitting by post

Puppets are always a great hit, especially with little children and babies, and Knitting by Post has a fabulous range of them in her pattern collection. Knit in DK yarn on 3mm needles for a nice, dense fabric.

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