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New eBook! Free Children’s Knitting Patterns from Knitting Daily: 8 Free Knitting Patterns for Children

Aug 20, 2010
8 Free Knitting Patterns for Kids
 

I absolutely love knitting for children. I don't have any of my own, so I knit like mad for my friends' kiddos, and for my almost 5-year-old nephew, Henry.

It's time for me to knit Henry a back-to-school sweater and I thought you might like to knit something for a little one in your life, too. So here are eight free kids' knitting patterns to get you—and your little buddy—going!

The five designs in Petite Feet are based on a "choose-your-own-adventure" sock pattern. You can choose to make socks from the patterns given or you can make up your own pattern with the guidelines provided!

Back to School by Norah Gaughan, a unique cotton pullover sized from small child to extra-large adult, features a flattering asymmetrical textural pattern worked in a combination of stockinette, seed, and garter stitches.

The lime green color of the super simple School-Girl Pullover by Ann Budd—plus the rolled edges and cropped length—give it a fresh look, just right for the schoolgirl with a modern sense of style. Whatever color you choose to knit this sweater in, it's sure to delight your school girl.

The yoke of Stop-Traffic Circles by Kristin Nicholas is decorated with cheerful concentric circles. Simple chain-stitch embroidery around the knitted-in circle motifs gives them added dimension and a smooth outline. The body of the sweater is worked in knit-and-purl ladder-stitch patterns interspersed with simple cable panels. The finished sweater is machine-washed gently to even out any irregularities in the embroidery and to give the sweater a soft, semifelted surface.

The Shadowy Vest by Marilyn Murphy is made in a clever, easy colorwork pattern. The yarn combination is what makes the magic; the combination of a solid and a multicolored yarn and strategically placed knits and purls makes the shadow stripe pattern. Sized for a 2-year-old to a 10-year-old, you'll want to make one for each of your special little people.

Amy Clarke Moore designed the Unspun Roving Mittens to keep her children's hands warm in the winter. They're knitted with unspun roving and then fulled slightly for added warmth. These are great for adults as well; the pattern includes instructions for child's size and woman's size mittens.

Laura Rintala's
You Kiss a Hundred Frogs Purse is the perfect little back-to-school backpack. Your little one will love packing it with a pencil box and a sack lunch!

Earflap Hats by the Knitscene Design Team includes three patterns—one for men, one for women, and one for children—with optional pom-poms. An earflap hat is guaranteed to make you and your little person as happy as your ears are warm!

Don't let your friends miss out on these free children's knitting patterns! Forward this email so they can light up some little eyes as well.

Cheers,


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on Dec 7, 2011 2:33 PM

I can't get the instructions for children's earflap cap to work.  It's driving me crazy!  It starts at the top with dpn, large needles and I know what I'm trying to do couldn't be correct.  Please someone help!

Mema Betty

ZassZ wrote
on Aug 20, 2010 10:05 AM

Hi Kathleen,  

         Re:  Shadowy Vest  

I used this technique when I knit my Daughter's Dress (seen in your Reader's Gallery) with 3 different yarns.  One was a very nice soft wool in egshell color, one a variagated yarn in pale green & pink, one a similar eggshell color but a different Silk fiber.  This allowed me to keep the main portion of dress in 2 similar colored, but different textured yarn, and then do the bodice in fair isle pattern, with the neck band and sleeves, and hem border in ribbing.  It gave the whole dress beautiful texture and body, and very comfy and soft.   I was offered $395.00 for it.  I wouldn't give it up for anything.  I made it for my precious daughter and it is an heirloom now.