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Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Merion

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Safari of toy animals!

If your little ones love animals, make them a safari of toy animals! Take them from continent to continent with these sweet crochet toys!

Lion by Kristi Tullus

Lion by Kristi Tulles

King of the pride lands, the lion is the most iconic beast of the safari, but actually spends most of the day fast asleep in the sun! This little chap doesn’t look too dangerous – but his fluffy mane and tail are soft and furry to snuggle! This super pattern includes three different methods for making the mane and full instructions for a joint-able, full moveable toy.

Stripes the Tiger by Melissa’s Crochet Patterns

Stripes the Tiger

Majestic tigers are Asia’s most loved big cat, with their glorious orange shot through with black stripes! This little cub has his stripes worked as you go along, and he stands 16.5″ tall.

Rhino amigurumi by Mariska Vos Bolman

Rhino by Mariska Vos Bolman

Who knew rhinos could be so cute! Look at her little flower! This fabulous pattern is in English, German and Dutch, and is crocheted here in a sport weight cotton. You can make a bigger rhino by simply using a bigger yarn and hook!

Rhino Hat by Heather Sonnenberg

Rhino hat by Melanie Sonnenberg

If you really love rhinos…. this little baby hat is the cutest ever! The pattern contains six sizes, from 0-3 months right up to teenager! You’ll need your favourite grey worsted yarn and scraps of black and pale grey with some toy stuffing for the horn!

Toast and Jam the Giraffes by Sarah Lyons

Toast and Jam Giraffes by Sarah Lyons

There are so many giraffe patterns to choose from, but I love Toast and Jam, these two little giraffe friends (or brother and sister perhaps!) They have dangly arms and legs and nice long necks to hold on to – and proper little giraffe hooves! They can be weighted down inside so that they sit properly, and they stand 30cm tall.

Hippo the Swimmer by Justyna Kacpryzak

Hippo the swimmer

Who can resist Hippo the Swimmer? This little chap has his own rubber ring for when he takes a dip in the watering hole! He stands 5″ tall and is made up in any worsted weight yarn.

Hippo backpack by Chabepatterns

Hippo backpack

Isn’t this little backpack the sweetest ever? Perfect for animal-mad little ones off to the zoo! It’s crocheted in sport weight yarn with a 3.5mm hook, and it’ll be loved forever!

Zoe the Elephant by Monster’s Toy Box

Zoe the Elephant

It was so hard to choose just one elephant from the selection of elephant patterns we have, but Zoe touched my heart! Elephants are perfect for amigurumi crochet techniques, producing the perfect shape trunks! I love Zoe’s little petal shaped ears, too!

Make a safari of toy animals and create your own savannah or jungle – explore all of our toy patterns here!


About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




One Response to Safari of toy animals!

  1. NannyBear Kathryn says:

    My family circle was blessed to have had, 3 beautiful little Girls born late last year, all within a Month of each other. I have always wanted to try my Hook at making some ‘Cute Crocheted Animals” but as I’m self taught I lack the confidence to try for gifts. Now after reading your story about Emma Varnam’s book and thinking how it must almost be an Enchanting Story Book as Well as a Crochet Book, and how it explains stitches and tell the story about the Cute Animals, I’m really keen to make them all, clothes, accessories every thing in the book then let the 3 little Treasures play together and have hours of fun changing clothes and tell them the stories about each Animal. How Wonderful would that be to do, I just hope my Crochet talent can keep up with my imagination…..hehe.

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