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5 Sweet Ideas For Beginner Toy Makers

Diving into the world of toy making can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to yarn crafts or tend to stick to simple scarves and blankets. But cuddly handmade toys don’t need to be complicated to look great and bring smiles to loved ones. That’s why we’ve rounded up five fabulously easy ways to get started today.

5 Sweet Ideas For Beginner Toy Makers

1. Whale and narwhal

The amigurumi craze is here to stay in the world of toy making, and these adorable crocheted whale and narwhal pals are a perfect entrypoint for beginners. Apart from the spout and tusk, the two patterns are exactly the same. As you become more confident in your crochet skills, you could even try creating the patches of an orca or the striped underbelly of a humpback! Follow the steps here, and check out our full collection of yarns here.

2. Simple doll

Cute-as-can-be dollies make great gifts for the little ones in your life. This seamless knitted design by Hello Dolly Knitting is a cinch to whip up, and the pattern comes with an adorable top-down dress to knit too. The finished project is 23cm tall, which is perfect for little hands to cuddle and love. For more crocheting tips and inspiration, doll making newbies can check out Edward's Crochet Doll Emporium from TOFT's Kerry Lord (436856).

3. Teeny animals

What could be cuter than these itty bitty animals? They would make perfect little friends for kids, or they’d look equally inviting keeping you company at your crafting desk. From the pocket-sized bunny to the adorable tiddly frog, you’ll want at least one of each! Click here for the full steps.

4. Crochet unicorn

Unicorns are the crafting trend that will never go out of style; they offer a magical way to escape the mundane through your imagination. TOFT’s Unicorn Crochet Kit (378451) comes with everything you need to get started on your project straight away, including yarn, step-by-step instructions and a suitable crochet hook.

5. Teddy bear

Another classic toy that you’ll want to try your hand at is the Teddy bear. There are so many cuddly bear designs out there, but for beginners, this simple pattern is a great place to start. The whole project is knitted in the round, with the legs, arms, snout and ears added to the head and body, so it’s a great way to practise valuable skills.