Bring On the Cuddles! 5 Cute Knitted Animals to Love

I dare you to look a knitted animal in the eye without hugging it. Knitted animals are some of the most squeezable, lovable knitting patterns out there, and they’re especially cuddly when they’re knit up in your softest yarns.

Encourage cuddles when you knit up one of these furry friends as a gift for a special kiddo — or for yourself!

Sleepy Barn Owl Knitting Pattern

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Sleepy Barn Owl

If you can knit and purl, then you can stitch this cute barn owl who’s in desperate need of a nap. The eyes, nose and feet are made of felt, and the pattern comes with templates to make cutting everything out super simple.

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Knit Sleepy Fox Amigurumi Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Adorably Kawaii

Knit Sleepy Fox Amigurumi

There are a lot of napping animals on Bluprint, and this fox is one of the cutest! I love the traditional orange and white colors, but this would also be neat stitched up in something like pink or green for kids who like a creative spin on their animal pals.

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Wee Knitted Elephant

Photo via Bluprint member Pat Gubbins

Wee Elephant

Bluprint member Pat Gubbins stitched this cute little guy in Susan B. Anderson’s Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys class. We can’t believe this was Pat’s first-ever animal knitting project! Pat even added the adorable stripey top included as a bonus in the class.

The elephant pattern, along with the patterns for a hippo and bunny, are available exclusively to Bluprint members who enroll in Susan’s class. In addition to the patterns, you’ll also get help shaping and stuffing your adorable animals.

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Tracy Triceratops and Baby Toy Dinosaur Knitting Pattern

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Tracy Triceratops and Baby Toy Dinosaurs

Don’t pass on dinos just because they don’t have a reputation for being cuddly! This mom-and-baby pair is just as snuggly as your kid’s favorite teddy. Lots of little details in this pattern make the dinosaurs realistic yet snuggly.

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Wasabi Whale Knitting Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member NoKnitSherlock


Have a bit of extra yarn you need to use up? This whale can be stitched using any weight of yarn you’d like! If you’re a beginner knitter, this is the perfect opportunity to practice your increasing and decreasing. Wouldn’t this look right at home in an ocean-inspired nursery or kid’s room?

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Knit a cute, cuddly toy for a kiddo!

Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys

These knitted toys — an elephant, hippo and bunny — are so cute, you’ll want one for yourself! Learn to make them in this popular Bluprint class.Enroll Now »

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5 Responses to “Bring On the Cuddles! 5 Cute Knitted Animals to Love”
  1. christine escanes
    christine escanes

    Trying to get the patterns (even for purchase) but link goes to home page for classes. Will they be available?

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  2. Georgeanna Piazza
    Georgeanna Piazza

    This site is not functioning properly. Every time I click the ‘get the pattern link,’ I’m bumped back to the class search page.