7 Easy Crochet Baby Toy Patterns
For Beginners

Looking for some cute and easy baby toy crochet patterns?

Crochet baby toys (amigurumi) are simply adorable and so much fun to make!

There's an extra special feeling when making a cute huggable soft toy for your baby, with your own two hands.

My kids always ask me for their favourite animals or characters and it really gives me so much pleasure to crochet them and watch them play away!

For this post, I chose a selection of the most adorable amigurumi crochet baby toy patterns ideal for beginners.  

All patterns are instantly downloadable, and if you want to buy the yarns or kits, that's an option you'll find in the amigurumis listed below.

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Are you just learning how to crochet? Have a look at these awesome crochet kits, perfect for beginners! I wrote a complete hands-on review on The Woobles Kits for you 🙂

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Crochet Baby Toy Patterns

1. Pierre The Penguin (FREE)

If you're a complete beginner at crochet, this is definitely where you could start. The Woobles Penguin is normally sold as a complete crochet kit, but you can get the pattern for Free on their website. You'll also find some step-by-step video tutorials to help you with stitches you're not familiar with. Here's the link to my review of the Woobles if you're interested in reading my experience with their kits.



2. Crochet Duck Toy in Bernat (FREE)

If you're looking for good quality patterns for a simple toy that is fun to make, look no further!

LoveCrafts is offering these awesome patterns for free so you can enjoy making your child a cute little duckie that she/he will surely love to bits!


Crochet baby toy duck free pattern

3. Baby Rattle Crochet Toy (FREE)

Here's a pattern for beginners that's really easy to follow. The finished size will be about 14cm tall (but might differ slightly depending on the yarn you use).

These cute baby rattles will be your baby's favourite!

It'll be hard for babies to let go of this adorable bunny, giraffe & unicorn!

crochet toys for babies free pattern rattle - start crochet

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4. Bee Stacking Toy Crochet Pattern

A stackable amigurumi style crochet toy to keep your toddlers busy. This adorable crochet bee is made using bulky weight yarn and measures 9” x 5 1/2".

This patterns uses 3.5 mm and 5 mm crochet hook. It also uses poly fill.
Designed by Elisa's Crochet.

Via Annie's Catalogue

Crochet Baby Toy Pattern Bee Stacking - Start Crochet

5. Animal Toys Crochet Patterns

This is such a simple pattern, perfect for an amigurumi beginner!

This collection of baby toy amigurumi patterns by Elisa Sartori are the perfect gift to make for a newborn baby or a Baby Shower!

The pattern is mostly single crochet stitches worked in a spiral and super easy to make, The written PDF document includes lots of photos to help you along the way!

Pattern includes instructions to make the following: Cow, Blue Bird, Apple, Owl, Pig, Frog, Bee and Bear

The finished toy ball is 3inches by 3 inches (not including animals with ears, wings, antennas, etc…)
Designed by Elisa Sartori.

Via Creative Fabrica


6. Cute, Cuter, Cutest Crochet Toys To Love In 3 Sizes

In this downloadable e-book, you'll get seven adorable creatures!  

The patterns in Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Crochet Toys to Love come in 3 Sizes. They work up quickly, so you can make jumbo or tiny friends as you bust your stash and bring an array of colorful characters to life. Choose mallards, giraffes, or a teddy bear with a tiny bow tie, among others. You'll be delighted by them all!

Via KnitPicks

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6. Amigurumi Whale Crochet Pattern

These Amigurumi Whales make perfect crochet baby toys and are truly a joy to craft. Make a small one in sport weight, a medium in worsted, or a large one in bulky weight yarn, and you'll have a whale of a time deciding who will love your handmade creature the most.

Via KnitPicks

Amigurumi whale crochet pattern knitpicks - Start Crochet

Have you started several crochet projects and are worried you won't remember your hook size, the yarn you used or which pattern you were following? Download this Free Crochet Project Tracker and keep it in your projects folder.

Crochet Project Tracker
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Keep track of your crochet projects with these printable sheets.

Crochet Project Tracker Project Name: Designer Name: Pattern Source/Video: Materials Used: Hook Size: Gauge: Made For: Occasion: Start Date: Date Completed: Yarn Brand Yarn Weight Lot # of Skeins/Yardage YARNS Stick, staple or glue yarn labels here YARN

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7. DMC Natura Baby Dinosaurs Crochet Pattern

This adorable horse and donkey pattern comes complete with saddle, reins and nose band. It's intermediate level, but well worth the effort to give them a shot!

Via Minerva Crafts

Crochet Baby Toys Patterns Dinosaurs - MinervaCrafts (Start Crochet)

Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet Toys For Babies

Are crochet toys safe for babies?

Yes, crochet toys can be safe for babies if you make them with appropriate materials (baby-friendly yarns & no small parts) and you take proper care while you are making your crocheted baby toys.

You can refer to the sources below that provide more information on the safety of crochet toys for babies:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): The CPSC provides guidelines and standards for toy safety, including recommendations for materials, size, and labeling. According to their guidelines, toys for children under three years old should not have small parts that can be choking hazards, should be made of non-toxic materials, and should be washable.
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): The AAP also provides recommendations for safe toys for infants and young children. They recommend toys that are sturdy, well-made, and appropriate for the child's age and developmental stage.
  3. Crochet Guild of America (CGOA): The CGOA provides resources and information for crocheters, including guidelines for making safe toys for children. They recommend using washable materials and avoiding small parts that can be choking hazards.
  4. Online parenting forums and blogs: Many parents and caregivers discuss and share their experiences with handmade toys, including crochet toys. Doing a search for children's safety in crochet toys in these forums and blogs can give you insight into other people's experiences and what other parents have found to be safe and appropriate for their children.

As a final note here, I'd say that while crochet toys can be safe for babies, it is always important to supervise young children during playtime and regularly inspect toys for wear and tear or damage.

I would suggest you do not use "safety eyes" for amigurumi crochet baby toys, but rather substitute these for a French Knot, embroidered eyes or a piece of felt, for instance.

You can have a look at a list of crochet eye options that I'd written up for "Worry Worm Eyes", but can also be applicable to baby toys as well. The ones that are appropriate for children under 3 years old are marked as such.

Crochet Worry Worm Eyes - 15 Creative Options

How to crochet baby toys for beginners:

Crocheting baby toys is definitely a fun and rewarding activity, but if you're just getting started, it might be a little bit intimidating.

I just want you to know that with a few basic crochet stitches and techniques, anyone can create beautiful and safe toys for babies. 

Let me explain to you, step-by-step, how to crochet baby toys safely, even if you're a beginner:

Step 1: Check Your Materials

Before you get started, make sure you are choosing the right materials that are appropriate for crocheting baby toys. Look for soft, washable, and non-toxic yarn and stuffing. You can find these materials at your local craft store or online. There are many types of yarn that are marked as safe for babies. Cotton yarn is a popular choice for baby toys, as it is affordable, durable, and easy to wash.

Step 2: Choose An Appropriate Crochet Pattern

While you are browsing for a baby toy crochet pattern, make sure you start with a small, simple and beginner-friendly pattern for your first baby toy. 

Have a look at the patterns listed above for inspiration. Before you start working up the pattern, have a look at what stitches are required to complete it and whether the pattern is written in US or UK terms

US vs. UK Crochet Terms & Symbols
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US vs UK Crochet Terms and Symbols - Start Crochet

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Look for patterns that use basic stitches like the chain, slip stitch, and single crochet. You'll also need to know how to increase & decrease your stitches (which will allow you to make certain sections of your crocheted toy get larger or smaller). You can also find patterns for different types of baby toys or Amigurumi, such as rattles, stuffed animals, and teething toys.

If you're not sure how to work up the required stitches for the pattern you'd like to make, have a look at this Guide For Basic Crochet Stitches.

Most baby toys are worked in the round and most likely start with a Magic Circle. The Magic Circle poses some challenges for beginners, so you can either try to figure it out (I have a post that shows the 5 best YouTube Videos on how to crochet the Magic Circle), or you can substitute it with other methods, such as a ch 3, then sl st to join and create a ring, or you can simply start with a ch 2, then work your first round into the second ch from your hook.

5 Best Youtube Videos on How To Crochet A Magic Circle For Beginners - Start Crochet

Step 3: Gather Your Tools

To crochet a baby toy, you will need some baby-friendly yarn, a crochet hook, scissors, a yarn needle, and stuffing. Make sure you choose the right size hook for your yarn and follow the pattern instructions for any other tools you may need. Click on the Lovecrafts banner below to find all the tools & supplies you could need to crochet a baby toy.


Step 4: Learn the basic stitches

If you are new to crocheting, you will need to learn some basic stitches before you can start your baby toy project. The single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet stitches are the most common stitches used in baby toys. Then you'll also need to know how to increase and decrease these stitches.

You can find video tutorials and pattern instructions here to help you learn more about how to crochet baby toys.

If you don't feel like you're ready to choose your own set of materials on your own yet, you can opt for a ready-made kit that includes all the supplies you need to crochet a baby toy.

Here is an example of baby toy crochet kit:

Baby Toy Crochet Kit Lovecrafts
Baby Toy Crochet Kit

Step 5: Follow your chosen pattern carefully

Once you have your materials, pattern, and tools, it's time to start crocheting! Follow the pattern instructions carefully, counting stitches and rows to ensure that your toy turns out correctly. This is really crucial!

You can use a stitch marker/holder to mark the beginning of each round or if you don't have one, you can just insert a piece of contrasting colored yarn to remind you where your round started.

Step 6: Add finishing touches

When you're done crocheting your baby toy, it's time to add the finishing touches. You may need to sew on any embellishments, such as eyes or ears, and weave in any loose ends. Make sure your toy is secure and that all parts are firmly attached to prevent any choking hazards.

You may want to learn the techniques of how to attach amigurumi parts. Have a look at this video tutorial if you're not sure how to do this yet.


Want to learn more about Amigurumi Baby Toys? Check out this post over at Lovecrafts.

Wrapping Up What You Need to Know About Baby Toy Crochet Patterns

In summary, before you start crocheting you new baby toy, just keep in mind what materials are best to use that are safe for babies and don't pose any choking hazards. It's best to use washable yarn and stuffing and avoid using small parts like "safety eyes".

Familiarize yourself with what stitch knowledge is required for your chosen pattern and follow the video tutorials I showed you above.

Once you've tested your knowledge of these stitches, go ahead and gather your supplies and get started with your new project 🙂 

I hope you enjoyed this selection of crochet baby toy patterns. As you can see, some patterns are available for free while others charge a small fee for their downloadable patterns. Hopefully you'll find something you'd like to crochet for that special baby in your life 🙂

If you are interested in other crochet baby items, have a look at these crochet baby hats or crochet baby blankets. You'll surely find them irresistible!

Happy crocheting!

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