These 12 free crochet patterns for stuffed animals are a great starting point for anyone looking to make and donate stuffed animals to pediatric hospitals.
September, after all, is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and I thought a stuffed animal lovey is an ideal donation for hospitals that serve children battling cancer.
So once again, I put out a call to the wonderful members of the Crochet & Knit Bloggers Social to share one of their most popular (and free!) crochet stuffed toy patterns.
And as always, they didn’t disappoint!
My goal in pulling together this list of free crochet patterns was to provide options that made up the perfect mix of fun and fantastic.
I also wanted items that were easily portable so that a child visiting or staying in a hospital for treatment could easily bring it along with them whenever they go.
Make & Donate One Of These Free Crochet Stuffed Animal Patterns
This could have been a very long list of patterns, but I wanted to pay homage to my friend who died from childhood cancer when we were 12.
So today I offer you 12 beautiful crochet patterns for stuffed animals in the hopes that you will find several that speak to you.
I love this classic teddy bear crochet pattern, because I can easily envision a child having serious heart-to-hearts with the bear.
If you have the time an inclination, you could even do a small bear family so other family members could have a bear too.
Children of all ages love dinosaurs, so a crochet triceratops makes a great stuffed animal to gift to pediatric hospitals.
If you're new to crochet but still want to make something to donate to a child in need, try this crochet bunny pattern. It's perfect for beginners.
These crochet ducklings will brighten anyone's days! This is a great project for that extra bold-colored yarn you can't wait to use.
This crochet rainbow snake is colorful and fun. It's also a good project to use some scrap yarn you've been saving just in case.
This small crochet bumblee is sure to create a buzzz (yes, I went there).
This type of crochet stuffed animal is good for a child who may not have a lot of space to store things.
This crochet kitty is another itty bitty option and perfect for all the cat lovers out there.
Like the crochet duckings, a whole itty bitty cat family can be made and donated all at once.
For example, if there are children who are in long-term hospital care together in a specific ward, it would be super special for them to each get a kitty.
This octopus crochet pattern is for all the ocean lovers.
If you are looking to make something you can give to siblings, Pi & Pippi the Octopi are a great option.
One-eyed and one-horned, this purple people eater will put a huge grin on anyone's face.
I think this pattern is the perfect project for children who aren't into furry creatures and, instead, like to exercise their imagination whenever possible.
This free crochet owl pattern would be a great fit for pensive children who seem wise beyond their years.
The shape of the crochet owl is great for children who are constantly hugging their stuffed animals.
For children who like their stuffed animals have a bit of whimsy to them, try this free crochet hedgehog amigurumi pattern.
You can even choose between two different expressions depending on what's best for your recipient!
This no-sew crochet bunny pattern allows you to focus on your crochet skills instead of also thinking through attaching various pieces to create a whole.
I can easily see a child holding the bunny by its long, floppy ears and whispering secrets into them as well.
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Which Crochet Stuffed Animal Pattern Is Calling To You?
I already explained in an earlier post that I’m not much into fiber arts.
I used to knit basic things like scarves and hats years ago, but haven’t really gone back to it.
My brain, instead, thinks along the lines of how something that will be sewn together.
This wonderful group of crochet patterns for stuffed animals, though, has me rethinking my stance on not taking up another creative outlet.
Crochet hooks are inexpensive and I still have a bunch of yarn, therefore what’s the harm?
So, don’t be surprised if you see me posting about my crochet animal attempts.
I’m not even a cat person, but the itty bitty crochet kitty is calling my name…
Share The Goods: Which free crochet pattern will you make first?
Please leave a comment below to let me know which pattern you plan to tackle first.
And once you finish your stuffed animal, feel free to tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can share your beautiful creation.