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Finding Free Crochet Patterns For Baby Toys

Updated on October 22, 2015
CROCHETED DOLL WEARING BLUE by Jprescott A crocheted doll toy with blonde hair wearing a blue suit with a hood.
CROCHETED DOLL WEARING BLUE by Jprescott A crocheted doll toy with blonde hair wearing a blue suit with a hood. | Source

Crochet Baby Toys

Crocheting toys is always a pleasure. Crocheting baby toys is a very special joy. Crocheting baby toys is less expensive than buying comparable toys, especially if you use yarn leftover from other projects and a free pattern. There are many free crochet patterns available on the internet for delightful and imaginative baby toys.

Safety Rules For Crochet Baby Toys

Before beginning crocheting any toy, crocheters should consider the safety rules. Never choose yarn that sheds fibres for any baby item. Speciality yarns look lovely, but many are unsuitable for babies and some manufacturers label their speciality yarns as being unsuitable for babies. If your crochet toy needs filling, choose safe machine washable filling. Do not attach anything to your toy that could prove a choking or swallowing hazard. Another safety tip is that when you are crocheting a toy that is going to be stuffed with a filling is to ensure that your stitches are tight, so that little fingers cannot pull the stuffing through the crochet fabric and eat it.

Crochet Baby Toy Patterns Sources

Crocheters find the large internet crochet pattern directories a great help, when searching for free patterns. These directories gather links to free patterns together making searching easier. Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is easily negotiable and has a large baby toy section. Here you will find links to baby mobiles, including the charming basket mobile, the little planes mobile, and the colourful rainbow butterfly mobile, any of which would brighten any nursery and provide a focal point for baby to look at whilst laying in crib or cot. There are several baby rattles and soft toys. The Two Sided Rolling Bear Ring would make an interesting and amusing toy for a sitting baby. TheLoop baby Ring is an imaginative toy.

Crochet Blogs- Baby Toy Patterns

Many crochet blogs and other web sites feature free patterns. The Daily Crocheter several links to baby toy patterns including soft toys and rattles. Knitaholics has the Amish Puzzle Baby Toy (PDF file), yes it is definitely a crochet pattern! Antique Crochet Patterns has a lovely striped ball. Crochet Pattern Bonanza has some wonderful free patterns including the Choo Choo Train and butterfly toys.

Yarn Websites - Resource for Crochet Baby Toy Patterns

Yarn manufacturers’ websites also offer free crochet patterns. The Lion Brand site offers many crochet patterns for baby toys, including the imaginative Pond Stacking Toy, various bears, baby blocks, a charming caterpillar toy, bunny blankets, kitten and bunny pocket pals, and various soft toys. Red Heart also has a baby elephant, Olly the owl, puppy love and unicorn and turtle pillow pals. The Turtle and unicorn pillow pals are a brilliant idea, a combination toy and handy pillow for urgent or sudden naps.

Large Selection of Crochet Baby Toy Patterns

However, the best selection of free baby toy patterns on the internet is at Ravelry, a large knitting and crochet community. Crocheters must register an e mail address with Ravelry, but doing so gives access to free patterns, for anything anyone might ever want to crochet, as well as a lively community. Their huge selection of baby toy patterns includes a vast number of soft toys including a happy frog, an amigurumi steam engine, rings, rattles, crib mobiles and the smiley toy. You will always find free crochet patterns at Ravelry that you will not find elsewhere.

Crochet Baby Toys

You can crochet imaginative, educational, toys for babies. There are exciting free crochet patterns on the internet for many different baby toys. Whether you want a colourful mobile to hang over a newborn’s crib, a teddy bear, rattle, or a stacking toy for an older baby, you are sure to find the perfect pattern for that special toy and get the perfect reward, a baby’s smile.


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