9 FREE Knitting Patterns for Children

There’s nothing more satisfying than knitting something special for a child, and seeing their face light up with excitement! How proud you’ll be, and how special they’ll feel as they try on the sweater you made, slip on those hand knit mittens, or make goofy faces at themselves while admiring their new hat in the mirror.

We want to help you capture that joy by offering you this wonderful collection of free children’s knitting patterns.

Children of all ages will treasure the handmade goodies that can be made from the patterns in this eBook. And because kids knitting patterns are so much smaller than those for adults, you’ll love how quickly you’ll see results and have a finished product in hand. Download your free eBook, and get started knitting for children today!

Enjoy knitting for children with this collection of great kid and toddler knitting patterns.
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Making a special gift for a child can be such a rewarding process for the knitter, the child, and future generations to come. Surprise someone you love with a handmade knitted gift from this free children’s knitting patterns eBook. Children will love these timeless pieces as much as you’ll love making them. Start your favorite kids and toddler knitting patterns today.

Petite Feet Sock Knitting for Children by Interweave Staff

Pattern #1

Petite Feet by Interweave Staff

This is actually several sock knitting patterns in one. Determine the finished size of your sock and the gauge (based on your yarn and needles); then follow the instructions using the correct numbers from each table. You can use the basic pattern to work a plain sock with a ribbed cuff or integrate the directions with the five different “recipes.”

Ki's Knitting Patterns: Child’s Faux Isle by Judith Durant

Pattern #2

Child’s Faux Isle by Judith Durant

Create a beautiful colorwork sweater using just two colors of yarn: a solid and a self-striping yarn. The self-striping yarn does the work for you in Judith Durant’s Child’s Faux Isle. You’ll get the look of a complex Fair Isle cardigan, but it’s really Faux Isle. What a great addition to this collection of free children’s knitting patterns!

Knitting Patterns for Children: Vertical Vest by Jennifer Teigs

Pattern #3

Vertical Vest by Jennifer Teigs

The Vertical Vest is knit in the round with worsted-weight yarn. The vertical lines on the front of the vest are worked with chain-stitch embroidery after the body is finished. Let your child choose the colors he or she wants, and you can have this project finished in a weekend.

Knitting Patterns Childrens Sweater: Counting Crows by Mary Scott Huff

Pattern #4

Counting Crows by Mary Scott Huff

Inspired by a children’s nursery rhyme, Counting Crows’ perfect mix of numbers and crows is so perfect for a children’s knitting pattern. The black and red color combo is wonderful, but you can easily change it to suit the child you’re knitting for. This sweater will become and heirloom.

Children's Knitting Pattern: Teacup Pinafore by Carol Feller

Pattern #5

Teacup Pinafore by Carol Feller

Any little girl would love to wear the Teacup Pinafore to a tea party. With its picot edging and little bouquets of flowers at the hem, this dress is going to be in heavy rotation. Isn’t this just a darling knitting pattern for kids?

Kid and Toddler Knitting Patterns: Caramel Denim Fair Isle by Fiona Ellis

Pattern #6

Caramel Denim Fair Isle by Fiona Ellis

Fiona Ellis’s Caramel-Denim Fair Isle knitted children’s sweater is a beautiful combination of caramel brown and denim blue yarns, perfect for wearing with jeans or a denim skirt. It’s fun to knit for children when you have beautiful patterns like this.

Kids Sweater Knitting Pattern: Stop-Traffic Circles by Kristin Nicholas

Pattern #7

Stop-Traffic Circles by Kristin Nicholas

This colorful sweater is so striking. With the circles on the yoke and the ladder stitch in the body, the sweater has a lot of visual interest, and kids will love wearing it. An interesting detail is that the finished sweater is washed gently in the washing machine to even out any irregularities in the embroidery and to give the sweater a soft semifelted surface.

Knitting Gloves for Kids: Unspun Roving Mittens by Amy Clarke Moore

Pattern #8

Unspun Roving Mittens by Amy Clarke Moore

To keep her toddler’s hands warm in the winter, Amy knitted cozy mittens with unspun roving and then fulled them slightly for added warmth. She made a pair for herself as well! This pattern includes sizes for children’s mittens and adult mittens, so you can make this part of your toddler knitting patterns and knit a pair for yourself, too!

Earflap Hats by Knitscene Design Team

Pattern #9

Earflap Hats by Knitscene Design Team

These three fun hats with optional pom-poms are guaranteed to make you as happy as your ears are warm! Patterns are included for both children and adults. Kid’s knitting patterns are so cute!

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Each of these kids and toddler knitting patterns was selected to stand-out in its own class—you’ll love making these timeless pieces for friends and family.

From a super simple pullover to a clever, easy colorwork pattern, each of these free knitting patterns for kids will spark your imagination and satisfy your desire to create something fabulous.

Best of all, these patterns are the perfect opportunity to get started on a few gifts, no matter the occasion. You’ll just love seeing the little one you adore one of these great kids knitting patterns.

Whether you choose to make all of them, or have a special favorite this eBook, 9 Free Knitting Patterns for Children is sure to be one pattern collection you turn to again and again.

Enjoy creating something handmade for your favorite kids with one of these nine free knitting patterns for children.