Crochet-Patterns-Free has a nice list of giraffe amigurumi and giraffe themed items with free patterns! The little guy above by I Love Buttons By Emma is my favorite, but with so many free giraffe patterns available, you have a plethora of those to choose from. I think the little giraffes would be precious baby gifts.
P.S. The Crochet Stripey giraffe pattern by I Love Buttons By Emma appears to be UK pattern, so keep this in mind if you are a US crocheter.
2. Octopus found on Joann
This is the best free octopus pattern I’ve yet to be able to find online, in my opinion. And he’s one pretty awesome octopus. Bonus: He actually looks quite easy to do, too.
3. Laura’s Loop: Bobble Sheep Pillow Free Pattern found on The Purl Bee
Free Crochet Pillow Pal Pattern by Red Heart
If you know a child who’s been hoping for one of those pillow pets (that are $20, thank you very much), then you might just be able to impress them with your own, hand-made version. And there’s a unicorn one! As long as they don’t mind the non-light-up effect of a hand-made version, that is. My niece is a fan of pillow pets, and would be ecstatic to have one of these made for her, so I was totally beside myself to find a FREE pattern for one. And they look very much like the as seen on TV Pillow Pets, too! And let’s face it, that unicorn is bad a**! Excuse my stars/language.
…4. Oh, and this adorable
owl by Daisy Cottage Designs is too cute to pass up.
I’m pretty certain that every niece of mine from my 5 year old niece to my 9 year old niece, they’re all going to be happy to cuddle this cutie.
5. As for the babies in your life (and mine,) the
Teddy Rattle by Is It A Toy looks so chic!
6. The very creative (and uber kind-hearted woman for sharing such a perfect design), ChiWei from One Dog Woof created this fantastically perfect Bubbles & Goldfish Teether:
Told you it was purrfect, didn’t I? Hell, if there wasn’t a small baby in my life to make this for, I’d just make it for my own self. . . I can use it for *something* I’m sure! Too cute to pass up. I think I’ll even try for one or two for my many pregnant friends who happen to all be pregnant right now.
7. <a href=" https://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90155AD.html” target=”_blank”>Crochet caterpillar baby toy by lion brand:
8. For all the Grumpy Cat fans: A Grumpy Cat Pattern
by: Crochet is for Lovers
I know, you’ve just fallen in love, right?
Note: The pattern can be downloaded from her Ravelry page (simply click the link above to get there.)
9. Any small child is probably going to appreciate a pony like one of these fellas by Knit One Awesome:
10. …Or a floppy, precious bunny like the one by:
One Skein Bunny Rabbit by Deb Richey
The one photographed is by © AmyTheGR8. Pattern can be found here
I liked AmyTheGr8’s version the most, but there are loads of finished bunnies you can find inspiration from, if you’d like to tweak yours to be more original, too.
11. …Or this fabulous little elephant! Even I want one of these cuties.
Thanks to <a href=" https://www.allaboutami.com/post/83519406448/elephant" target="_blank">All About Ami for providing a useful photo tutorial here to go along with the original pattern here.
If you speak English, you’ll have to do some translating (Google or Bing Translate), but it shouldn’t be impossible as a few folks have already accomplished these!
12. And let’s just be honest here, who *wouldn’t* jump up at down for one of these adorable koalas from Craft Passion?
You can get the crochet pattern for Mr. Koala here at Woman’s Day, and to see an awesome photo of putting him together, check out Craft Passion’s post.
13. If you’re crocheting for your cat (Christmas gift for kitty?) or a kid, I’m pretty sure both would love a few adorable, brightly-colored mice by Tuba Ching Ching! I know as a kid, I would have really loved a little mouse or two like these! And I’m sure they’d have been far more snuggly to cuddle up to than those ol’ plastic ones I used to play with.
If it’s for kitty, simply stuff with cat-nip (kitty will thank you! I promise) and if it’s for a child, simply use stuffing (kid will thank you…. I think. Can’t make many promises, though.)