Christmas time has been commercialized to death, and the big Black Friday toy push starts earlier and earlier every year. Sure, kids love getting the latest store-bought toy — but aren't homemade gifts what we remember forever?

We all have that one stuffed toy from our childhood that we cherish and will never stop loving on. Give a gift with meaning this year by creating one of these adorable stuffed animals. From free to a few dollars, these patterns are perfect for crafting something special for a little someone.

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1. Humpback whale

Image: All My Friends Are Flowers

This soft whale is hand-sewn using soft pieces of denim. Use any fabric of your choice to create a nice under-the-sea companion.

2. Crocheted moose

Image: Yana Knits

With the option to crochet or knit, this little moose is super cute. Tiny and filled with love, this little guy is sure to please.

3. Pointy kitty

Image: Wee Wonderfuls

She's pointy and cute, and this little kitty is as happy as can be. Find her free tutorial on Wee Wonderfuls.

4. Tiny super heros

Image: Cherish the Cheer

Cherish the Cheer's tutorial is perfect for the tiny super hero-lover in your own life.

5. T-shirt manatee pillow

Image: We Lived Happily Ever After

We Lived Happily Ever After walks you through how to turn an old t-shirt into a friend for life.

6. Beautiful bunnies

Image: Hop Skip Jump Handmade

Create adorable handmade jack rabbits that kids are sure to love. Pattern is available for download at a price of $13.

7. Felt owls

Image: Factory Direct Craft

Make the kids say "hoot" with these simple felt owls. Made with a Styrofoam ball and felt, these are easy enough to make for the whole gang.

8. Chinese New Year sheep

Image: All About Ami

We dare you to look at the finished product of All About Ami's crocheted sheep tutorial and not saw, "Awwwww."

9. Little bird

Image: Scribd

Sew a baby bird for your favorite "un-feathered" friend. Sew something personal via this lovely pattern.

10. Sock puppy

Image: Joyzz

Another sock tutorial, this puppy is made using a new or old gym sock. Craft him into something extraordinary with spare scraps of fabric, felt and buttons.

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11. Stick horse

Image: Light Blue Grey

A two-for-one, this happy horse is not only a stuffed animal, but a toy that little ones can ride on. Make someone tiny very happy using this tutorial.

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12. Sock cat

Image: Professor Pincushion

How cute is this little guy? Professor Pincushion walks you through how to make him with an super clever video tutorial.

13. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Image: Look What I Made

This litte bandit fox is much easier to make than he looks. Look What I Made breaks it down for you.

14. Radical raccoon

Image: Mooky Chick

Sew a radical and ravishing raccoon using lint or felt. Make a few expressions for little ones to exchange and have fun with.

15. Bumblebee gurumi

Image: Etsy

This baby bumblebee is totally a crochet craft worth gifting. Buy this pattern and nstantly on Etsy for just $4.

16. Little lion critter

Image: Ravelry

Another amigurumi pattern, this little lion will speak to a tiny kiddo's heart. Soft and tiny, he'll love to go on car rides and more.

17. Shark bite

Image: Karen's Knittin' Crap

Beach boys and surfin' sweeties will enjoy having a tiny shark to play with. An advanced pattern, only tackle this project if you've got the experience.

18. Teeny little mini bears

Image: While She Naps

While She Naps' pattern is easy to follow, and the outcome is totally precious.

19. Stuffed turtles

Image: Make It & Love It

Plush and perfect for little hands, these teensy turtles are stuffed with love. Grab the tutorial and choose fun fabrics for a cute design.

20. Sock monkey

Image: Craft Passion

One of the most-popular crafts of the stuffed-animal realm, every kid needs a sock monkey. Get your free tutorial at Craft Passion.

21. Neck-tie snake

Image: Make and Takes

Another upcycle idea, this slithering snake is made out of a necktie. Check out the easy tutorial to make your own silly snake.

22. Sock zebra

Image: The Sewing Directory

From sock puppies to monkeys to zebras, you can make a closet full of animals with misplaced socks. This little zebra is just as fun and cute as the rest of them.

23. Little piglet

Image: Doll Maker

Create a tiny piglet for a newborn gift or a funny little farmer. Hand-sewn, this little piggy is a keeper.

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