Knit Toys, Crochet Toys

A sure way to make someone smile

Knit Toys make a soft and cuddly toy for a child or toddler - they'll cherish it for years to come. Crochet toys are the same.

I may have missed out on all the fun if I had not seen a crochet doll made by the talented designer Nelly Bolgert. One of the dolls was bright, funny, and certainly looked happy. Similar to those which you can see on this page.

That crochet doll made me wonder whether I can make similar crochet toys.

You know that "itching feeling" in your fingers: "I want to try it!!!". I did some research about knitting and crocheting of toys. Nelly's site was the one which helped me to grasp the general idea about making stuffed toys. She provided instruction on her site where she explained the way you can crochet a doll.

She provided instruction on her site where she explained the way you can crochet a doll and I was off and running.

Crochet Toy

Here is my experience of making a crochet doll according to Nelly's instruction. I'll share it with you at the Crochet Doll page.

Meanwhile, my research has continued. It was impossible to even imagine what kind of discoveries were waiting for me.

If you knit and crochet all your life, but have never been interested in making crochet toys or knit toys, the finding will amaze you as much as they amazed me.

There were a few things which I didn't expect to discover.

First of all, number of people who love and make toys by themselves. There are literally millions of them.

Secondly, level of their mastery in many cases was so high, that you not always can understand the way their crochet and knit toys were made.

No matter which level of mastery all those people have, their work always make you smile.

People's creativity is really amazing. They use different materials, techniques of knitting, crocheting, needle-felting. Some crochet and knit toys require certain level of mastery from its designer, but some are very simple and you and your kids will have a lot of fun making together crochet and knit dolls, cats, elephants, bears, cars, trains, houses, and whatever your imagination tells you.

I would like to share my findings with you. The toys presented on this page are made by the three Russian designers. Their toys don't look alike, they use different techniques, but for some reason you experience the same feelings once you see them. They make you smile and you want to look at them again and again. Here they are.

Knit Toys, Crochet Toys.

Nelly Bolgert is a professional Russian designer who has lived in Germany. Her crochet dolls are only one part of her creative works.

She is the author of a few books and magazine articles dedicated to different kinds of crafts and needlework.

Her site is written both German and Russian languages. Information about Nelly Bolgert can be found at the help-page Crochet Doll for the English speaking readers. The page has step by step instruction about making a doll according to Nelly's ideas.


Elena Karpuhina On her site Elena says: "I would like to share all my numerous hobbies with people. All things which can be found on her site are made during the long winter evenings." Elena's site is written in Russian, but her works certainly won't leave you indifferent. They are full of humor, each creature she made has its own special and unique name and character. Enjoy!


And here is an amazing world of the stuffed animals created by Natalia Fadeeva.

Most of her designs are knitted from mohair, while others are needle-felted. Natural and tender colors, scrupulous design, and attention to the tiny details make her masterpieces so much alive that you can hardly resist the urge to touch the screen of your monitor in order to check whether they are really alive.


And that's not all!  Using scraps left over from other projects is a fun way to get your own collection of fun little finger puppets - Pumpkin Spice was busy here!

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Toy Hot Dog Crochet 
Hook Size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium With Rust color of yarn Weiner: Foundation Row: Make a magic ring Row 1: work 8 single crochet into the …

Toy Cherries 
Hook Size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Cherry Make 2 Foundation Row: magic circle Row 1: single crochet x4 around row and join with a slip stitch …

Toy Baby Bottles 
Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Row 1: magic circle Row 2: single crochet x6 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 3: single crochet …

Toy Cupcake 
Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Foundation Row: magic circle Row 1: single crochet x6 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: single …

Toy Pancake with butter  
Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 Make 2 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 6 single crochet around row and join …

Toy Watermelon 
Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Foundation Row: chain 2 With pink yarn Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 6 single crochet and …

Toy Candy Wrapper 
Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 1 fine Foundation Row: chain 14 Row 1 - 15: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 16: on either …

Snail Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 11: …

Mosquito Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: Chain 2 Row 1:in the second chain from hook work 8 single crochet. Row 2-11: single …

Fly Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - …

Weird Bug Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1:into the second chain from hook work 8 single crochet and join with a slip stitch …

Turtle Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: in second chain from hook work 8 single crochet and join with a slip …

Snake Finger Puppet 
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: in second chain from hook work 4 single crochet and join with a slip stitch …

Snowman Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: (make 2) Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from the hook work 8 single crochets and …

Teddy bear Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Head: (make 2) Foundation Row: Chain 2 Row 1: single crochet into the second chain from hook 8 times and join …

Valentine's Heart Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Heart motif Make 2 Foundation Row: chain 3 Insert hook into third Chain from the hook and work 3 treble stitches …

Person Finger Puppet #3 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For Body and Head: With Black yarn: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x6 around row and join …

Easter Duck Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Duck: Foundation Row: chain 2 leaving a long starting tail Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join …

Bunny Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Bunny: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row …

Alien Finger Puppet #4 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Alien: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch …

Alien Finger Puppet #3 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1- 11: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch For Arms: On either …

Easter Egg Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Make 2 Chain 7 insert hook into 3rd chain from the hook and work 2 double crochet in each space across row …

Ghost Finger Puppet 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of white acrylic yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 2-7: double crochet …

Spaceship Finger Puppet 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A very small amount of black and a small amount of white yarns were used. Body of spaceship: Foundation Row: …

Alien Finger Puppet #2 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Small amounts of various colors For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1-12: single crochet around row and …

Person Finger Puppet #2 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Small amounts of variegated yarn as well as peach and black yarns were used. With black yarn: Foundation Row: …

Cat Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 …

Cactus Finger Puppet 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet …

Sock Monkey Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Small amounts of grey, beige, red, and black yarns. Acrylic yarns were used. With beige: Foundation Row: Chain …

Fish Finger Puppet  
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weght: 4 Body: ( make 2) Foundation Row: Chain 3 Row 1: treble crochet x20 and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double …

Alien Finger Puppet #1 
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 10 double crochet around row and join with …

Bee Finger Puppet 
Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of 3 different colors was used for the project. This is a good way to use up your scrap collection. …

Rose Finger Puppet  
Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of 2 different colors of yarn was used for the project. Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: chain 3 …

Creeper like creature finger puppet 
Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 12 double crochet around row and join with a slip …

Basic Finger Puppet 
This is a good way to use up your scrap collection. Crochet hook: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from …

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