Any parent who is into the art of crochet gets a special feeling when they can make an item for their children, and the free crochet patterns available for kids toys are simply amazing. Most of the crochet kids toy patterns are not too difficult to make for crafters with average skills, and the finished toys are fantastic for use as travel toys (they go through airport security very well). Best of all, kids love these crocheted toys and they are every bit as attractive as anything you could ever buy in the local toy store. If they should get lost or wear out, you can just make another, and the second time making these patterns is much easier than the first.
While most of these free crochet toy patterns are fairly simple, you may want to read through them before attempting a project, so you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. As with any crochet pattern that will be used by children, make certain eyes are very securely attached, and use the softest materials you can find that is washable. Here are some wonderful free crochet patterns for kids toys:
Granny Dog – This is a stuffed animal Granny Dog that is very cute and cuddly. The free crochet pattern is available at http://happyyellowhouse.com/htm/dog.html
Crocheted Elmo Ball – This is an Elmo, done in amigurumi style that takes about an hour to make. This pattern is available at http://thespasticcat.blogspot.com/2008/08/crocheted-elmo-ball-pattern.html
Curious Alien – This is a unique alien with a cute antenna and over-sized feet. This can be found at http://crochetme.com/patterns/curious-alien
Chuckles The Clown – This is a very huggable 8 inch high doll that kids will love. This pattern is available at http://
Camo Snake – This is a very real looking snake that is 4 1/2 inches around and 29 inches long. This crochet pattern is available at http://www.yarncat.com/camosnake.html
Baseball – This is a very soft crocheted baseball that your kids can throw without breaking anything in the house. This free crochet pattern is available at http://www.learn-how-to-crochet.com/baseball.html
Mini Stuffed Airplane – This is only about 3 inches long and is a great travel toy for toddlers. This pattern is available at http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/mini_stuffed_airplane.html
Troll – This is a neat troll made using a size G crochet hook and fiberfill, the pattern is available at http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=31692
Always follow website rules as to copying and distribution of their free crochet patterns, and a thank you email is in order for those sharing their skills with you.