Free Crochet Patterns for Toys

crochet finger puppet

Crochet toys are fun to stitch up and make thoughtful gifts for the child or child-at-heart in your life. With the market inundated with so many electronic and plastic toys, a handmade crochet toy is a pleasant option. The following free crochet patterns can be used to create toys that will encourage interactive play. If you need help downloading any of the printables, check out these helpful tips.

Crochet Parrot Finger Puppet Pattern

Finger puppets are great tools to encourage children to use their imagination. Perfect for using up scrap yarn, this basic pattern is worked in a spiral. This is an ideal project for a beginner crocheter.

You can download and print the pattern for later use by clicking on the image and selecting either the "save" or "print" icon.

crochet parrot pattern
Download the pattern for this crochet finger puppet.

Supplies

Head and Body Instructions

With red yarn, make a slipknot and a chain 4 loop.

Tie off yarn and use the yarn needle to weave the ends in.

Wings

With wing color yarn, make a slipknot and make a chain 4 loop.

Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Make a second identical wing.

Beak

With beak color yarn make a slipknot and make a 4-chain loop.

Tie off and leave a tail for sewing.

Feet

With feet color yarn, make a slipknot, then slip stitch onto any stitch on the last row of the body.

Finishing

Sew the wings to the sides of the body, and the beak to the center of the head. Cut tails and weave in the ends. Use a piece of blue yarn to stitch some eyes above the beak.

For other variations, this parrot could easily be crocheted in black and white for a penguin, or in shades of blue for a blue jay.

Crochet Hacky Sack Toy Pattern

Not only is this toy soft and cute, it's also practical. Fun to play with alone or in a group, hacky sack builds coordination and athletic skill. This pattern is suitable for a beginner stitcher.

Hacky sack crochet pattern
Download and print the pattern for a hacky sack toy.

Supplies

Top and Bottom

Make a slipknot in your first color of yarn and make a 6 chain loop.

Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Make a second piece in a different color for the bottom section of the hacky sack.

Center

Make a slipknot with third color yarn and chain 36. Join the joins to form a loop.

Tie off, cut ends and weave in the tails.

Finishing

  1. Sew the top to one side of the middle. Fill the half with as many beans or as much corn as possible.
  2. Begin sewing the bottom to the other side; stop when you are halfway done.
  3. Put an extra handful of beans or corn in the hacky sack then finish sewing closed.
  4. Tie off ends and weave in tails.

More Free Patterns for Toys

Most toy projects are simple to create even for beginners. With the whimsy of toys, small mistakes are less noticeable than say, if you were crafting a precision doily. They're the perfect starter project. For more free patterns, try some of the following.

Create and Play

One of the best things about crochet toys is that you can enjoy playing with them long after they've been created. Make some of these delightful toys to give as gifts, then have hours of fun playing with the recipients. They'll think of you every time they play with their new cuddly toys.

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Free Crochet Patterns for Toys