Cute Knitted Animals

There is still a lot of time till next spring but it doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare for it, so start planning now! Knitted animals are cute and work up fast.

Thinking of spring you surely think of Easter, and there is an amazing idea for an Easter gift that you can try. You can warm yourself up in front of the fireplace, and meanwhile you can create little knitted rabbits. You have usually more time during winter, while in summer you probably prefer to go out rather than knit things closed at home. This is why you should catch up with the latest knitting ideas for the next season already! Little Easter rabbits are a personal present that will create a nice and heart warming circumstances.  Take a look at examples below to check the current trends and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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Knitted Rabbits – Free Patterns

Beginner’s Rainbow Rabbit

This adorable knitted bunny is a perfect choice for beginners, because it’s easy to make and will help you use up leftover yarn ends. Quick make like this one can be fun project for the evening or last minute gift ida – it’s all up to you! Try out many color combinations and make your own cute pocket rabbit.

  • DESIGNED by Claire Garland
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

colorful rabbit PHOTOS by Claire Garland / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

 

Miffy and her Balloon

There are many knitted animals, but Miffy is one of the cutest. It’s made in cheerful and energetic colors, but what’s the most important – she carries a balloon, which is yellow like sun! You can always adapt the rabbit’s skirt to the gift receiver’s taste and change the color.


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  • DESIGNED by Knitterbees
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate 

miffy in an orange dress

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PHOTOS by Knitterbees / knitterbees.blogspot.com

Find this free pattern on knitterbees.blogspot.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

Check out our post about Modern Knitted Baby Blankets for more cool ideas!

 


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Rabbit and Bear

These knitted animals are perfect toys for little girls and boys, because the biggest advantage is the fact that you can make them any clothes you want. You can also make several outfits so that the children can change them when they want!

  • DESIGNED by April Cromwell and Lesahx
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

knitted animals in clothes PHOTOS by April Cromwell and Lesahx / ravelry.com

Free PDF can be downloaded from here on Ravelry.

 

Bunny Mini Cuddly Blankie

You may know an idea of lovey, which is a little blanket with amigurumi head and arms, right? This concept is mostly used in crochet, but you can easily make one if you are a knitter, too. Adorable bunny lovey like this one is a safe and useful toy for a newborn, but remember to always use embroidery instead of plastic safety eyes.

  • DESIGNED by Pat Alinejad
  • PROJECT TYPE baby toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

soft knitted bunny

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PHOTOS by Pat Alinejad / ravelry.com


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Free PDF can be downloaded from lovecrafts.com or Ravelry.

Bunny Softy

Delicate white and grey version of this toy is a good option for those of you, who like rustic designs, or go for Scandinavian style. Knitted animals can be lovely addition to the nursery, but also a beautiful way to welcome new human to the world. Choose your favorite colors, so that you can make it unique.

  • DESIGNED by Pat Alinejad
  • THIS VERSION by RuthDesigns
  • PROJECT TYPE baby toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

white soft toy bunny

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PHOTOS by RuthDesigns / ravelry.com

Original free pattern can be downloaded from lovecrafts.com or Ravelry. This version is here on Ravelry.

 

If you can crochet, you may be interested in Crochet Baby Loveys!

 

Knitted Animals – Free Patterns

Fuzzy Mitten Lamb

Fuzzy yarns, like mohair, are not easy to knit with, but look absolutely fantastic, especially in projects like this one. Soft and cuddly lamb is the cutest handmade toy you can imagine, because it will melt everybody’s hearts. Don’t be afraid of such yarns, but spare a bit of time to learn how to handle it, because it’s definitely worth it!

  • DESIGNED by Barbara Prime
  • PROJECT TYPE baby toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

knitted lamb photos by Barbara Prime / ravelry.com

Download this free pattern from Ravelry, or see more photos of the bottom version here on Ravelry.

 

Penguin

Claire’s designs always make me drool, because they are fantastically realistic and detailed. This little penguin is an amazing little project, which will be fun both for you and those, who will receive it. Make a whole bunch of them and let your kids or grand kids imagine they are on the Antarctica!

  • DESIGNED by Claire Garland
  • PROJECT TYPE baby toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

penguin knitted

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PHOTOS by Claire Garland / ravelry.com

Download this free knitting pattern directly from Ravelry.

Bluebird of Happiness

Cute little knitted bird is not only a cute decoration, but also fun pastime for a weekend. These plump characters look the best when presented in a bunch, so consider making a baby mobile or window decor out of them! They can also be a nice thank you gift for weddings or birthday parties for your guests.

  • DESIGNED by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
  • THIS VERSION by DrutynaOkraglo
  • PROJECT TYPE toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

colorful knitted birds PHOTOS by DrutynaOkraglo / ravelry.com

Download this free pattern from Ravelry, or see more of this version by DrutynaOkraglo here on Ravelry.

 

Beans the Cat

Are you in a mood for a little knitted kitties? Good, because this project is quick and fun. Beginners, who like knitting, but want to make a crochet-like toy, should find it well. Consider using up leftover yarn ends, even multicolored ones, because these kitties look great in all color combinations.

  • DESIGNED by Linda Dawkins
  • THIS VERSION by sarahinparis
  • PROJECT TYPE toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

brown knitted kitty PHOTOS by sarahinparis / ravelry.com

Download this free pattern from Ravelry, or see more of this version by sarahinparis here on Ravelry.

 

Knitted Animals – Premium Patterns

Clara the Fawn – Paid Pattern

Every kid would be delighted to have such an adorable knitted fawn to play with, so it’s a great gift idea! Making this cute fawn requires some knitting skills, but if you’re an adventurous beginner, you can give it a try.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Borello Carroll
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting 
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate 

brown fawn in white sweater PHOTOS by Rachel Borello Carroll / ravelry.com

You can purchase this cute pattern here on Ravelry.

 

Black Otter Rex – Paid Pattern

This is a bit old fashioned rabbit, so it might revoke the memories of your own childhood. In the same time there are a lot of details taken care of, so that the rabbit looks very natural.

  • DESIGNED by Claire Garland
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting 
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate 

dark rabbit PHOTOS by Claire Garland / ravelry.com

You can purchase this pattern and see more photos here on Ravelry.

 

Wild Rabbit – Paid Pattern

This rabbit looks like a real wild one that you could accidentally encounter on a walk in the forest. Style it among decorations, so you can make them the autumn style, like leafs and cones, or the Easter style such as eggs. It’s all up to you and the occasion obviously!

  • DESIGNED by Claire Garland
  • PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting 
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

brown dark wild rabbit PHOTOS by Claire Garland / ravelry.com

You can purchase this pattern and see more photos here on Ravelry.

 

Holland Lop Rabbit – Paid Pattern

This beautiful classic grey rabbit is the sweetest one of all! The only decoration it needs is a pink bow around its neck, because he’s cute already. This soft toy will be as cuddly as real rabbit, so consider making it for an allergic kid who can’t have real pets.

  • DESIGNED by Claire Garland
  •  PROJECT TYPE soft toy
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

grey soft knitted animal rabbit PHOTOS by Claire Garland / ravelry.com

You can purchase this pattern here.

 

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