Stuffed animals get even better when you make them yourself. The next time you need a gift for a baby shower or child's birthday, stitch up one of these cuties. And if you have trouble letting go, we get it. Go ahead and just make two.
A gentle giant that fits in the palm of your hand? Yes, please! Use double-point needles to knit in the round as you stitch up the head, body, arms and legs. And as if this elephant weren't cute enough on its own, there's even a tiny sweater pattern.
A classic amigurumi bear is made even cuter with kawaii details. Crochet the body in the round, then add eyes and a nose to complete the look.
If there's anything more adorable than a knit hippo, we don't want to know. If this guy looks familiar, it's because the pattern is essentially the same as the elephant above, with just a few tweaks. You should probably knit both.
The (No-So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe
This floppy friend will having you knitting the round, using both circular and double-point needles. It's hard to pick a favorite feature, but we can't stop staring at that pom-pom mane.
Fine, Feathered Friend
You won't regret letting this little guy take you under his wing. Simple crochet stitches and a little bit of amigurumi know-how are all you need to take flight.