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17 Lovely Plush Animals Knitting Patterns

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Everyone sometimes wants to do something new and original than another child’s dress or colorful blanket, right? That’s why today we will show you something totally stunning and original – realistic and charming Lovely Plush Animals! Choose your favorite knitted animal and start today, or create a whole zoo!

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1. Canary

  • Designed by Claire Garland

Do you feel the warmth emanating from this sunny photo? The knitted canary on it is amazing. It’s like a touch of sunlight that cheers up. Make a tiny friend for you with a free knitted amigurumi toy pattern. The tail, body, and head are worked as one piece. Creating such a kind of plush animals is easier than you might think. Enjoy!

knitted canary free pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Chipmunk

  • Designed by Claire Garland

18 pages of detailed instructions with photos won’t let you have a chance not to finish this lovely knitted amigurumi chipmunk. And all this you’ll get from a free pattern! It knits flat and almost with no sewing. You’ll love working on this project. Happy knitting!

knitted chipmunk free pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Rhino Baby

  • Designed by Claire Garland

You won’t believe that this cutest knitted rhino baby is easy to make, and a free knitting pattern is available. But it is true! The knit toy pattern includes even a free tiny jumper pattern! So you’ll dress your rhino in a cozy sweater too.

free knitted rhino pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Ferdinand Pig

  • Designed by Dana Drauschke

This cute knitted pig is a perfect interior toy for your home. It resembles a little sailor, and you can add the lighthouse close by for a special vacation mood. Ferdinand is knitted in stocking stitch in the round and forms with sewing. Excellent project to try!

free knitted pig pattern

PHOTOS by Dana Drauschke / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

5. Koala Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by Claire Garland

Just look at this lovely Koala, isn’t he adorable? All the plush animals by Claire Garland are adorable. Just look how soft and cute he is, I’m sure this koala is perfect for cuddling! Start today and create your lovely plush friend. White shagged yarn looks like charming realistic koala fur.

Koala Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. Bodil the Elephant Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by Tricia Wood

This adorable Bodil the Elephant is perfect for a child’s bedroom or nursery. Moreover, it could be a great gift idea. You can go up in needle size and change colors if you want, so just take your favourite color and make this adorable elephant today.

Bodil the Elephant Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Tricia Wood / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Lamb & Pup PAID Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll

These two characters are very similarly constructed but in the end, turn out quite different indeed! Lamb & Pup plush animals are super cute and inseparable, so make both of these friends.

 Lamb & Pup Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Rachel Borello Carroll / Ravelry.com

Find the original paid pattern on Ravelry.

8. Bunny Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by Amanda Berry

Create this adorable bunny with pink jacket and make your child happy! Cute Bunny will be a perfect gift idea for your small family member or just as decoration in your house. You can also choose another color if you want, it’s up to you!

 Bunny Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Amanda Berry / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

9. Sweet Rabbit Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by Claire Garland

I don’t know about you, but I associate this Peter Rabbit with Alice in Wonderland, especially when surrounded by the garden. This adorable outfit is a quintessential little blue coat with brass buttons, I hope you like it!

 Peter Rabbit Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Knit Noahs Ark Giraffes

  • Designed by Sirdar

This adorable pair of giraffes will brighten up any room. If you haven’t practiced the classic art of knitting, it’s time to learn how to knit a toy. The project is fun and quite atypical if you are used to amigurumi toy projects. However, with the easy-to-follow pattern, it’s not too difficult. Try it out for yourself!

a pair of knitted giraffes

PHOTOS by Hobbycraft / hobbycraft.co.uk

Find the original free pattern on hobbycraft.co.uk.

You may also like Lovely Knitted Baby Blankets Free Patterns.

11. Knitted Snail

  • Designed by Aisha Green

The interior toy is a great way to personalize rooms with boring designs. This knitted snail is soft, cozy and looks interesting, so it would be a great idea to bring it into your home. The simple knitting pattern makes it quick and almost effortless to follow. Check out the original website for more details, and get started today!

knitted snail

PHOTOS by Aisha Green / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hobbycraft.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Sloth Amigurumi

  • Designed by Claire Garland

If you want to knit a stuffed animal, this pattern is the perfect project for you! Carefully worked in soft alpaca yarn, this little guy captures the essence of a fluffy sloth. You can customize yours with larger gauge yarn and faux fur options for a fluffier version. The pattern is modular, so you can add pieces as you go, making it perfect for all skill levels. Check out the free pattern and get creative today!

A knitted plush sloth hanging on a plant.

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on instagram.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Life Size Chicken

  • Designed by Quiet Life Farm

Inspired by hundreds of real chickens, this pattern allows you to create a charming, life-size toy friend. Carefully designed to mimic the size of farm chickens, it’s a delightful project that will bring a rustic feel to your home. Knit your very own plush companion and experience the joy of crafting with this beginner-friendly project. The step-by-step chicken knitting pattern is free and easy to follow.

A knitted chicken plush animal in a field.

PHOTOS by Quiet Life Farm / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on quietlifefarm.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Piglet

  • Designed by Claire Garland

This tiny piglet looks so realistic you won’t believe your eyes. The pin knitting pattern gives you the opportunity to knit a high-quality toy that you can use for decorative purposes. The pattern is interesting to work with and doesn’t take forever to complete because of its small size. If you already know the basics of knitting, it will be manageable for you.

A knitted plush pig.

PHOTOS by Claire Garland / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

15. Fred the Snail

  • Designed by Elka Schap

This is an extremely easy toy to knit, even for those with no knitting experience. If you are looking for your first project, this one will allow you to try the simplest techniques and train them without stress. The pattern uses very little yarn and is scrap-friendly. Consider starting with it if you’d like to crochet on the go.

Two pictures of a plush snail on a wooden table.

PHOTOS by Elka Schap / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

16. Knitted Elephant Doll

  • Designed by Oliver Barkley

This cute knitted elephant can become your friend if you follow the instructions in the pattern. It’s an easy knitting project designed with beginners in mind. If you’re looking for an easy project to develop your toy-making skills, this is a nice option. Plus, a toy like this makes a great gift for your little one, so save it for later!

Two plush pictures of a knitted elephant.

PHOTOS by Oliver Barkley / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

17. WoolCats Siamese

  • Designed by Amanda Berry

If you want to knit something of store quality, learn how to crochet these cats! The pattern is great for intermediate knitters who want to improve their skills. You can play with the colors and make a ginger cat or a Siamese. And, of course, you can customize it to make it look like your own cat or a friend’s cat! Another great gift idea.

Siamese cat plush knitting pattern.

PHOTOS by Amanda Berry / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on woolbox.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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