Sweet Animal Softies Free Knitting Patterns

Sweet Animal Softies – Free Knitting Patterns

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Today’s post is about knitting animals and it is surely as exciting as you think. 



We are exploring the work of the wonderful designer Rachel Borello Carroll and presenting her adorable patterns to you. This selection of Sweet Animal Softies includes a lamb, a puppy, a fox, and a bunny.

It’s ideal for this time of the year, so knit the sheep and the rabbit as part of the Easter decor. Get your knitting needle sets and start working on the knitting project you like the most first!



By the way, what kind of pointed needles do you enjoy working with the most? Single-pointed or double-pointed ones? Maybe circular needles or interchangeable knitting needles are your favorite?

Knitting animal softies is a fun and creative way to express your love for animals and your knitting skills.

Animal softies are knitted toys that look like animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, bears, and many others. They are usually small in size, making them a great project for both beginners and experienced knitters.

When selecting yarn for your softie, it is important to choose a soft and washable material, such as cotton or acrylic. These yarns are gentle on a baby’s skin and easy to care for. If you’re gifting it to a baby, don’t go for mohair yarn, though. The little strands of yarn may find a way to the little one’s mouth pretty easily. 

Another thing to remember is to avoid plastic elements, such as safety eyes, little buttons, and so on. These things may become a choking hazard in baby’s hands.

The first step in knitting animal softies is to choose a pattern. There are many patterns available online or in knitting books that you can use as a guide. Some patterns may include detailed instructions and photos that can help you create the perfect softie.

If you are a beginner knitter, start with toys that you knit flat. These types of patterns are great for all skill levels and produce easy-knitted toys. The only thing you need to know is a simple stockinette stitch. You can use any yarn with the right size needles and you’ll be good to go. 

Check out the free patterns under the links below and sign up for more! Follow us on our Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Awesome Knit Toys and  Spring Birds.

animal knitting patterns Free 

Lamb & Pup 

Simplicity is always a good idea, even in the world of knit softies! These lovely creatures take us back to when we were kids. We have fallen under the spell of their retro charm in an instant.

We admire this cute pattern and this designer’s talent so much!

Level: upper beginner Author: Rachel Borello Carroll

Knitted Lamb & Pup

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry.

Fox & Bunny 

Get ready for a walk in the woods because it is time to visit bunnies and foxes. Once you get back home, start working on these adorable knitting patterns for softies.

The animals you make will find a place in your kids’ room and stay with your family forever! What needle size will you use?

Level: upper beginner Author: Rachel Borello Carroll

Knitted Fox & Bunny

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry.

Chubbeez

If you know someone who would love to adopt a bunny, let us know. We all obviously want to make one and it is a piece of cake!

All you need is a pair of knitting needles, yarn in your favorite colors and this awesome pattern by Lorraine Pistorio. You will have so much fun with it.

Level: intermediate Author: Lorraine Pistorio

Knitted Bunny

The original pattern and the photos are on Ravelry.

When selecting yarn for your softie, it is important to choose a soft and washable material, such as cotton or acrylic. These yarns are gentle on a baby’s skin and easy to care for.

When your animal softie is complete, you can add any finishing touches, such as embroidery, buttons, or ribbons. This will make them even more adorable and personalized.

Knitting toys is a fun and creative way to express your love for crafts! You can create a soft and cuddly friend for yourself or someone special.

Your children will certainly love whatever softie you knit for them. And you will benefit from it too!

Knitting reduces stress, so it’s an ideal activity for busy parents who need to unwind and relax. 

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3 Comments

  1. Why are you advertizing these as free patterns when none of them are free? Please tell me if there really is a way to get these patterns for free.

    1. Hi Michelle, most of the patterns we share are free, but some for a limited time only. Please always check the links under the graphics!

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