Nobody can resist an adorable softie! They’re so easy to make and can be the perfect gift for someone special. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing these cute characters come to life right before your eyes, and there are so many designs to choose from. We’ve picked out some of our favourite downloadable patterns, so that you can get started straight away.
Why not make your own Trixie the huggable crochet sheep? This adorable projects are easy to follow and the perfect handmade present for a newborn. Alternatively you could get hooked with the Hare and Bear crochet pattern, which are both simply created from one pattern with a few tweaks. This is the perfect pattern if you’re a beginner or just want to try something new.
We can’t resist this cheeky knitted alligator called Snap, or what about Scram the street-wise alley cat? Knit these cute critters for yourself or for a loved one – you could even make Scram using a different colour of yarn to match your own cat’s fur. You can give your softies their own personality by adding facial details, accessories and even clothing! If you choose to knit Smash the woolly angry ape though, beware because although he make look soft and squishy he has a very short temper!
Eddie the knitted elephant would make the perfect soft companion and you can even use your favourite fabric scraps for his ears and feet. Simple to make, this charming elephant will come alive in your hands using two balls of yarn and a combination of crochet and knitting. The adorable three hungry bears are perfect for a child’s bedroom too.
These stylish Babushka Dolls, taken from Laura Long’s book Knitted Toy Tales, would make great decorations for your home, especially if positioned next to their wooden sisters.
Whether they are for decoration or for cuddles, get stuck in to stitching these cute knitted and crocheted softies! Check out all of the downloadable crochet and knitting patterns available in our download store too. And don’t forget to take a picture of your cute creatures to share with us on on our Facebook page!