Knitted toys are a great gift for small kids — they’re soft, lovable, cute, and can be made to be both durable and washable. As long as there are no small pieces, they can be excellent for toddlers to learn, play, and grow. Here are some of the best toy knitting patterns for toddlers.
Clarence the Dinosaur by Amanda Berry is a great piece for a dino-loving little boy or girl. Make sure all the pieces are sewn on tight, and then use a washable acrylic like Hayfield Bonus DK for easy clean-up.
Wasabi by Susan Claudino is an adorable little whale toy that kids of any age will love. If you’re worried about small pieces, replace the plastic eyes with an embroidered alternative. Use a solid color yarn like Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted or a self striping colorway like Plymouth Yarn Jelli Beenz.
Tommy Toucan by Amanda Berry is another great example of a toy knitting pattern that is simple, accessible, and versatile. Use Hayfield Bonus DK to make sure he lasts, and use up some stash scraps for the striped beak — just make sure everything can be easily cleaned.
This bright building block toy by Fiona Kelly is lovely for learning ABCs. Use Berroco Comfort for a washable choice, and choose soft foam pieces to keep the cube shape. You can also make smaller blocks by adjusting the size of the yarn used.
This Play Food Cheese and Tomato Sandwich by Lorna Fisher is sure to be a hit with little ones who love a tea party. Use a washable DK yarn like King Cole Pricewise DK available in a lot of different colours — so you can make all kinds of different sandwiches.
This free Birthday Cake pattern by Amanda Berry is another fun play food choice. It would work nicely in Hayfield Bonus DK or Stylecraft Special DK — or you can use up your stash for the candle and stripes.
What are your favorite toy knitting patterns for toddlers? Tell us in the comments!
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