Not only adults may have fun with the iconic Amigurumis, also the youngsters can have fun with the small and varied models. If you would like to give your kids a very special treat, then simply try one of our crocheting patterns for children's toys. Here you can find cute animal figures or even cars and airplanes, which especially for the very youngest children do not bring any risk of injury and thus provide for unrestrained fun. As a perfect soft toy substitute, they invite kids to cuddle but playing with the models in the shapes of a dog, a cat or many other versions is possible without any problems, as well.
Crocheting as a fun activity together with the kids
Children can also be included when you’re crocheting, because after all, the handicrafts ensure that motor skills are trained and as an added bonus they are a lot of fun. By the way, the risk of injury is also low with the appropriate supervision of an adult, because unlike knitting needles, the crochet hook has a rounded head. And the new generation should also be allowed to have a say in the choice of design, shape, material and colour, so that the final result is ultimately pleasing.
Beginner-friendly patterns and descriptions
As a crochet beginner you can successfully realize your project step by step thanks to the detailed patterns since you will find information about the recommended yarn, the required knowledge or the suitable needle already in the product preview. In the PDF or e-book itself, explanatory pictures and descriptions will show you how to make the Amigurumis in the best way possible.
Maybe you can even create a completely new design by working together with the children, because after all, the little ones often engage with a lot more fun and creativity. If you want to, you can publish the new knowledge gained in such a way on Crazypatterns, as well, and make these new findings available to the other users. All you need is the corresponding pattern and you can easily earn a little money with your own design.
Crochet instructions for children's toys
Toys for children have many functions. On the one hand it serves the kid’s play instinct. On the other hand, it should support the desire for movement or satisfy the need to communicate. Educational toys fulfil a learning purpose and help children to learn certain skills. Toys promote the processing of different everyday situations or make the child's imaginary world become reality. Because toys are extremely important for the development of children, parents should not buy their offspring any toys without thinking. If you want to act responsibly, you should consider the wishes of the little ones when choosing toys. At the same time, you try to satisfy their needs as well as having a learning effect. Furthermore, the toys must be natural and suitable for children. When crocheting children's toys, you have the advantage of being able to determine the material used yourself. And what your sweetheart plays with is of course also in your hands. Besides, there is nothing more beautiful than giving your child joy with your own creativity.
On our website you can find so many manuals for children's crochet toys that there is something suitable for every purpose. We offer tutorials with which you can crochet toy figures or make small goods for a little play market yourself. With these, your little darling will be able to play different everyday situations at home and learn to manage the most diverse circumstances. You can crochet a ball or a hobbyhorse to support the little one's urge to move. And peace and quiet in the crib is provided by a self-made music box or a cuddly blanket. Once you have decided on a pattern for crocheting a toy, all you have to do is choose the right material. After all, the little one should not only like to play, but also play safely. Not all crocheting tutorials are suitable for all ages. And since most crocheting manuals do not explicitly mention the age limit, you have to use your own common sense.
Crochet tutorials for children's toys
The smaller the toy you want to crochet, the more difficult it can be. Because it's not easy to get a neat shape for tiny toy figures. But that doesn't mean that you, as a beginner, have to refrain from crocheting toys for your children yourself. Here you can find crochet patterns for children's toys at every level. If you count yourself among the amateurs of the art of crocheting, you start with a detailed instruction and decide for a simple figure, where you don't have to increase or decrease stitches in any complicated way. A small ball is particularly suitable for this. Apart from single (US: double) crochet stitches and chain stitches, you only need to be able to crochet in rounds and know how to increase and decrease the number of stitches. As an advanced crocheter, you can of course try more difficult projects. You can make various figures for the doll kitchen and maybe even design some tutorials yourself. By the way, if you read on, you will also learn how to upload a manual you have developed yourself.
Crocheting a ball
Although the round ball has no corners or edges, it is not too easy to crochet a ball. The difficulty is to get the round shape right. You will hardly be able to do this without instructions. But if you stick exactly to your tutorial when increasing and decreasing stitches, you will have no difficulty with the crochet ball. You only need a crochet hook, crochet yarn, filling cotton or wool, scissors, a darning needle and a round marker. The round marker is especially important with the ball, so that you don't get confused with the increasing and decreasing. You can use different colours so that your crocheted ball, which is made of single (US: double) stitches, doesn't look so monotonous. This has two advantages: First of all, the crochet ball gets a pattern and secondly, you can use a lot of wool scraps. Since you need the crochet balls for a lot of figures (for example animal heads), you should definitely keep these instructions.
Crochet a hobbyhorse
The hobbyhorse is not a modern invention. On the contrary, already the ancient Romans and the Greeks rode hobbyhorses with their offspring in the fourth century before Christ. The fact that this piece of play equipment has survived to this day is probably due on the one hand to its simplicity. On the other hand, it helps to live out the urge to move. If you want to crochet a hobby-horse yourself, you need a lot of padding or filling in addition to the usual crocheting utensils because the head should not be too small. Of course, you also need a broomstick to which you can attach your crocheted horse head. While little boys usually like a horse head that looks a bit masculine with a bridle with crocheted studs or a leather belt, little girls are more interested in a pink or pastel-coloured unicorn.
Crochet for children's kitchen and shop
Since the children's kitchen and the play shop have miniature furniture, crockery and appliances, the items your children use to play should also be small. Fortunately, the little ones don't take the proportions too seriously, so you don't have to make millimetre-sized peas. However, if the fried egg hangs out over the doll's pan to the left and right, your little princess will probably not like it. So, take a good look at the furniture and equipment in the shop or doll's kitchen and change the crocheting pattern for the children's kitchen if necessary. By the way, you'll find it easier if you use the thinnest possible crochet yarn to make tiny fruit or vegetables. To make sure that your single (US: double) stitches are still close together and that the filling cotton cannot spill out through small holes, you should always choose the smallest needle indicated for your yarn.
Crocheting toy figures
Also, with toy figures the crocheting is probably very tiny and you should bring along a little crocheting skills, already. You can make everything from cones for a board game to finger puppets and Punch and Judy figures. Again, the smaller your figure, the thinner the yarn you choose. Of course, crocheting is also a great way to process all your leftover wool. However small the remnants may be, they might be enough for an embroidered mouth or a tiny flower on the doll's apron. If you don't have much crocheting experience, it's best to choose figures that consist of few pieces of the same shape. A simple owl or turtle is a good choice. If you are already a crochet master, you can also dare to tackle the more difficult projects and crochet a doll for your daughter or a kitten to cuddle.
Crochet a music box
Crocheting a music box is not that difficult, because it is up to you to decide what shape it should have. The actual wind-up music box consists of a plastic box, which has a loop at the upper end and a string at the lower end to pull. You can either buy this box in a handicraft shop or order it online. When crocheting your figure for the music box, all you have to do is make sure that the top and bottom of the box have a cord leading from the inside to the outside. This means that you first crochet (preferably with a double thread) on the loop of the plastic box a chain stitch chain. This chain must hang out of the figure at the top of your music box. At the lower end of the crochet figure you must let the string of the plastic box dangle out. Because only if you pull the top and bottom of the music box, you can make the melody sing. To prevent your sweetheart from hurting herself with the hard plastic box, embed it in soft filling cotton or wool when filling your crochet work. By the way, putting the music box into the cot unobserved is a strict no-go!
What do I have to pay attention to when crocheting toys?
The most important thing with the crochet toy is of course that it is suitable for children. This means that you should pay attention to the material used so that it does not scratch the skin and that it does not fray. Small parts can easily be swallowed by children under three years of age. Therefore, do not use safety eyes or buttons for faces, but instead embroider the eyes, mouth and nose. The smaller your little one is, the less strength he or she has in his or her hands. So, make sure that your crocheted toys are not too heavy. However, little strength doesn't mean that such a little rascal can't manage to tear off a badly sewn on arm or tail. Therefore, fasten all individual parts of your crochet figure well together. And of course, you must not forget this: Check your crochet toy regularly. Because the toys that your sweetheart loves the most will be used frequently. As soon as signs of wear and tear appear, which can become a danger for the child, you must part with the toy!
Sell crochet patterns for children's toys
As already mentioned, you can also upload your own manuals on our portal. All you have to do is write down each step of the process precisely and in an easily understandable way. It's best to add some descriptive pictures and then you can earn a little pocket money with your work. But remember to be fair with the asking price for your crochet tutorials for children's toys. You shouldn't ask for more than you would spend yourself. What else you have to consider and how to offer your tutorial with us, you can find out in our guide to selling patterns.
Crochet tips and tricks for toys
If you are creative yourself and have great ideas for crocheting children's toys, we would of course be delighted if you would contribute to our Facebook page. And vice versa, if you want to ask a question, the large community in our forum will be happy to help you with advice. But if you need to get started quickly and it's just a small problem, you can also check our help page. There we have already answered a whole collection of recurring questions. For general tips and tricks on crocheting toys for children, you should definitely check out our YouTube channel.
By the way, you will not only find great crochet patterns on our website. We also have a special section for knitting, sewing and crafts. Just have a look!