Mini Knitted Toys by Sachiyo Ishii


Let your inner child out to play! Create simple mini toys such as animals, cards, trains, fairies and cupcakes, and then try your hand at larger toy sets, including a castle, finger puppets, a prehistoric play-scene and a fairy-tale cottage complete with magical characters.

Patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating crocheted fins, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details. 

Basic skill of knit and purl needed.

  • Over 30 toys to knit 
  • Uses DK and Fingering weight yarn
  • Clear, simple knitting patterns and photos
  • Suitable for knitters of all skill levels

See below for complete Table of Contents.

Please note: These mini figures call for tiny knitting, the approximate height of the toys is 3 inches tall. Pattern templates are actual size and do not need reducing or enlarging.

Soft cover; 7.5 x 9 inches, 112 pgs.
Author: Sachiyo Ishii

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Materials and tools 10
Basic knitting 14
Abbreviations 15
Sewing up and stuffing 16
Key techniques 20
Basic embroidery 22
The Toys
Teddy buddies 26
Cosy snowmen 28
Awesome aeroplane 30
Colourful chameleon 32
Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf 34
Three little pigs 36
Snuggly panda 38
Bouncing balls 40
Scrumptious cupcakes 42
Choo-choo train 44
Cute cats and marvellous mice 46
Balancing baby clown 48
Doggy buddies 50
Cheeky monkey 52
Yellow submarine 54
Nuts about squirrels 56
Beach bunnies 58
Fun finger puppets 60
Deadly dinosaurs 64
Perfect penguins 70
Alien invasion! 72
Mousey mates 78
Pretty parrot 80
Dressing-up time! 82
Cuddly kangaroos 84
Playful puppies 86
Curious cats 88
Fabulous fairies 90
Up-and-away! 92
Prehistoric playtime 96
Castle under siege! 100
Snow White and the seven dwarves 108