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The most beautiful free baby knitting patterns

January 28, 2021

The most beautiful free baby knitting patterns

I know how many of you are nifty with the needles, so I thought I’d share my round-up of the most beautiful free baby knitting patterns. It’s not like I have a baby of my own to knit for, but for some reason I found myself down a bit of a Pinterest rabbit hole recently. It started with one pattern for knitted dungarees that I happened across (I had a bit of a thing for dungarees over stripy tops when my two were babies). That led on to more and more equally adorable – and tiny – knit ideas. I did wonder why I was spending so long looking.

My two are now fully grown and definitely not ready to make me a grandmother yet. And I’m certainly not broody myself. And yet… I have a feeling this might all be leading towards us getting another puppy. In the meantime, I would love to share the free baby knitting patterns I found with you. In the hope that you’ll find something you love and also that would convert all my browsing time into ‘research’. See what I did there?  Hope you enjoy and do share your creations with me.

Free baby knitting patterns

Free baby knitting pattern for dungarees

free baby knitting pattern for dungarees - easy to knit and one of my favourite most beautiful patterns for babies. I share this downloadable pattern as well as my other favourite knitting ideas to make for free

This is the pattern that started me off. It’s available to download for free here and by Bergere de France

I just love the combination of stocking and moss stitch and the simple design. I would have definitely put both of mine in these when they were little ones. The pattern is easy and suitable for beginners (like myself). The pattern for the pom pom hat in the picture is available here

Raglan jumper

raglan jumper baby knitting pattern by bergere de france just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

Also by Bergere de France is this super cute raglan jumper. I did say I am very partial to stripes. I also love off-centre buttons. The pattern is available to download for free here

Romper suit

For warmer days, how gorgeous is this little romper suit? It’s by Philipa Carneiro and available to download from her Ravelry page here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fofo-baleia

romper suit free baby knitting pattern

I love the vintage story book-inspired design and the cute whale motif created with moss stitch.

Simple first hat

I love this Barley knitted hat pattern by Tin Can Knits – part of their Simple Collection of 12 free patterns and perfect as a first knitting project.

Download the free Barley knitted hat pattern here. View the Simple Collection of free patterns here.

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Dad and baby fair isle hats

free knitting pattern fairisle hat baby and dad by tin can knits just one of the adorable free knitting patterns for babies and children we've shared over on the blog #free #knitting #patterns

Another gorgeous pattern by Tin Can Knits and free to download here

Pixie hat 

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Pixie hats are really cosy for little ears, and are just the cutest aren’t they? This lovely pattern is by Purl Soho and is available to download for free on Ravelry here 

Scallops hat

I love the simple pattern on this hat by Maria Carlander that has instructions for 0-6 months, 3-4 years and easily modified to suit adults and older children. Just lovely. Download the pattern for free here

Bear baby hat

If you’re looking for impossibly cute, look no further. This Bearly Bonnet pattern by Pure Stitches is free to download on Ravelry here. It’s a fast-knitted bonnet, simple to make and comes in four sizes from 3 to 18 months.

free knitting pattern for baby - bear ears bonnet easy to knit pattern. Just one of the beautiful free pattern ideas I've shared over on the blog #free #knitting #patterns #baby

Troll hat

Whilst we’re on the subject of impossibly cute hats, how about this Troll pattern by Gabriela Widmer-Hanke? Free to download here, it’s in sizes baby, toddler and child. 

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Gilet and hat

gilet hat garter stich gilet vest and pom pom baby knitting pattern by bergere de france just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

Add a fluffy bunny to the photo… as if this wasn’t cute enough already! I love the texture and chunky feel of this garter stitch design by Bergere de France, which is super easy to make. The pattern is free to download here.

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Cardigan dress

Right, I think we need to move on from hats now, so how about this utterly beautiful cardigan dress? It’s by Taiga Hilliard Designs and available to download for free here

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Image credit: Lisa Doggett

Peanut warmer cardigan 

baby cardigan knitting pattern just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

This offset button-front cardigan by with stripes is a classic cardigan perfect for any baby. It’s also by Taiga Hilliard Designs and is available to download for free here 

Racoon hooded cowl

racoon hooded cowl child's knitting pattern just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

I know I said we were done with hats, but then I found this. Strictly speaking it’s more of a hood than a hat and either way it’s too adorable to leave out. It’s by Melody Rogers and available to download for free here

Knitted dress

pinafore sun dress knitting pattern for baby or child and just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

How pretty is this dress pattern by Bergere de France? Sundress or pinafore depending on the weather, it’s so versatile.  The pattern is free to download here

Other beautiful baby knitting patterns available to buy from Etsy

These next patterns aren’t free, but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you. 

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Lacey romper suit

Pippyeve is a great place for finding simply beautiful knitwear patterns. My favourite for babies is this lacey romper suit.

baby romper suit knitting pattern available to buy from etsy. I have also shared lots of other free patterns I hope you'll love to make for the little ones in your life

BUY LACEY ROMPER SUIT PATTERN ON ETSY HERE

Another shop worth knowing about is Little Pickle Knits . Find beautiful patterns for hats, gloves, socks, tank tops and more. 

little pickle knits baby knitting patterns on etsy

BROWSE LITTLE PICKLE KNITS ON ETSY HERE

Royal baby heirloom christening shawl

christening shawl knitting pattern available to buy from etsy. I have also shared lots of other free patterns I hope you'll love to make for the little ones in your life

I love the heirloom nature of this pattern. You can buy a quality paper copy of the original vintage magazine pattern. It’s knitted in fine 3 ply yarn in a lace pattern and measures 112 X 112cm.

BUY THE HEIRLOOM SHAWL PATTERN ON ETSY HERE

Baby Blanket knitting kit

chunky seed stitch baby blanket knitting pattern kit available to buy from etsy. I have also shared lots of other free patterns I hope you'll love to make for the little ones in your life

This soft and cosy blanket is knitted on chunky 15mm needles using simple seed stitch. The kit includes everything you need to complete the project – 4 100g balls of 100% merino wool cheeky chunky arn, a sewing needle, pattern, manual, eco-friendly recyclable ‘Bag of Happy’ tote bag and optional wooden knitting needles. 

BUY BABY BLANKET KIT ON ETSY HERE

I did also find this beautiful super-simple free baby blanket pattern by Bergere de France too. It’s knitted in garter stitch and is also simply beautiful and cosy. Download the free pattern here

baby blanket knitting pattern free just one of the adorable knitting project ideas I've shared over on the blog that I hope you'll enjoy making for the little ones in your life #knitting #pattern #baby #free

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