One of the many wonderful things about knitting is that you can find amazing patterns in all sorts of shapes and sizes! There’s one particular type that really seem to tug at the heartstrings of knitters around the world: the baby pattern. Their tiny size and adorable features make them extra fun to knit, and there’s nothing like seeing the face of a loved one light up when they open up your special handmade gift.
That’s why we put together this collection of nine free baby patterns for you. From adorable knit baby hats (including a preemie cap), to baby socks, booties, blankets, and a stunning cabled cardigan, this collection has a little bit of everything for your favorite babies.
With their tiny size, baby knits work up quickly, and make great stash buster projects. They are also the perfect way for knitters of all abilities to hone in on skills, and try new stitches or techniques. Knitting for babies can be as much fun for you, as for those enjoying the finished piece. Check out all the included designs then download the entire collection for free to knit your favorite baby patterns today—smiles are guaranteed!
Everything about these free baby knitting patterns is perfect for the little bundle of joy in your life!
How adorable are these baby knit patterns? If you’re in the mood for something traditional, start with the cute baby booties, one of the knitted baby hat patterns, or the gorgeous knitted baby blanket pattern—sure to be favorites of mom-to-be and treasured for many years to come. Can’t decide? How about a baby cardigan knitting pattern, or sweet little baby socks. With such a wide variety of free baby patterns to choose from – there surely is one that is perfect for the favorite youngster in your life. It’s all here in one free eBook, download your copy today to start knitting for baby!
Preemie Caps by Eunny Jang
This knit baby hat pattern is extremely flexible. You can choose to use DK or worsted weight yarn and vary needle size to adjust size and fit. Work this hat in two-round stripes in two or more colors to use up odd ends of yarn from your stash.
Vine Lace Baby Hat by Sandi Wiseheart
Take a lovely yarn, cast on some stitches, and work a simple lace stitch for a few inches. Then work some decreases, pull the yarn through the final stitches, and you’re done! It’s hard to resist making baby hats, especially when they are this easy—and when the results look so adorable on cute baby heads. What’s not to love?
Baby’s First Sock by Ann Budd
Tired of knitting baby booties, but can’t resist adorning those tiny feet? Then you’ll love knitting baby socks! They knit up fast and are completely irresistible. This baby sock pattern has very traditional roots, as Ann Budd adapted this pattern from Victorian England’s Weldon’s Practical Needlework.
Better Than Booties Baby Socks by Ann Budd
Ann Budd has designed this adorable baby sock pattern to make precious little feet even more precious. Both variations feature Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’s short-row heel and toe and decorative zigzag bind-off. Worked in washable wool, these socks are easy to care for—an important feature in babywear.
Star Light, Star Bright Baby Blanket by Anna Dillenberg Rachap
When Anna designed this baby blanket pattern she was thinking about the domed ceiling of a church in Bad Homburg, Germany, were her relatives live. Standing under that ceiling, painted dark blue with gold-leaf stars, Anna recalls, “I felt as though I were inside a Fabergé egg.” The stars on this blanket, she decided, would represent a kind of blessing for the baby sleeping under them. Learn how to knit a baby blanket with star motifs through carefully planned yarnovers and decreases.
Barnyard Baby Booties by Sue Flanders
We took your love for knitting baby booties to the next level. Ducks, rabbits, pigs, sheep! Sue Flanders has designed a virtual barn for baby’s feet while helping you learn the tricks for how to knit baby booties. These ingeniously shaped booties, which are about as cute as cute can be, are guaranteed to please parents and baby alike. Ribbing at the ankles helps to assure a snug fit so that they will stay put on baby’s feet.
Baby Booties to Knit in the Portuguese Style by Andrea Wong
Fashioned more like booties, this baby knitting pattern use garter stitch, stockinette stitch, garter ribbing, and yarnover increases. They are knitted flat and seamed down the back of the leg, then along the center of the sole. This easy project will make a sweet gift. If you do not have any expectant mothers in your circle of family and friends, you could make several pairs for charity.
Origami Baby Kimono by Bonnie Franz
Looking for a simple baby sweater knitting pattern? Honor the birth of a new baby—and the excitement of the parent—with this special kimono jacket. This pattern is worked mostly in garter stitch and the fronts cross over. This simple (and free) baby sweater is simply adorable!
Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater by Rebecca Daniels
This tiny cabled baby cardigan knitting pattern calls for baby alpaca making it luxurious but still affordable. The sweater is simple in construction, with only a few details that enhance the sweater but still allow the yarn to take center stage. Choose your favorite button to give this pattern your own special touch!
These tiny patterns are too cute to resist, enjoy knitting for babies with this free eBook!
Begin knitting for baby with one of the two knitted baby hat patterns in this collection, perfect for a brand new little one or for your favorite charity. The Preemie Caps are a perfect quick project, easy to customize using a heavier yarn for warm winter wear or soft linen for your summer knit baby hats. Or if you’re in the mood for something more traditional, the Vine Lace knit baby hat pattern is stunning and comes in sizes from preemie to toddler.
If you are looking for something sweet to cover baby’s feet, we’ve got four patterns for baby socks and booties to choose from. Baby’s First Socks knit up fast and are completely irresistible. Better Than Booties Baby Socks feature short-row heels and toes, and give you the option of a cable rib or ruffle rib design. Barnyard Booties are ingeniously shaped and cute as can be, with your choice of ducks, rabbits, pigs and sheep to adorn little feet. For a more traditional approach, the Baby Booties pattern is simple but stunning using stockinette stitch, garter ribbing, and yarnover increases.
Sure to be a favorite of mom, the Star Light, Star Bright knitted baby blanket has star motifs carefully created using yarnovers and decreases. The Origami Baby Kimono is worked mostly in garter stitch and is incredibly easy to get on and off a sleepy or squirmy baby. Sure to be cherished for years, the Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater is worked in baby alpaca and is luxurious but still affordable. Whether you make one or all nine of these free knitting patterns for babies, you are sure to cherish this wonderful free collection.