Want something sweet to make for a baby? If you’re a knitter, these are the perfect knitting patterns for any adorable babe!
These 27 free knit patterns for babies range from diaper covers, booties, blankets, to hats and even a crochet baby dress. Once you see this amazing lineup of free knit patterns, the most challenging part will be trying to decide which pattern to knit first!
Use these baby knitting patterns to make a memorable gift that's sure to become a family heirloom. These baby clothes patterns are perfect as a shower or newborn gift for new parents.
Free knitting patterns for babies are a great idea for beginning knitters who wants to try more adventurous patterns without being overwhelmed by the size of the pattern. It's a perfect opportunity to try new knitting techniques and learn new skills.
If you’re interested in learning these skills before you dive into these patterns, check out my Learn to Knit masterclass. I teach everything from what yarn is best to use on each project, knitting styles, cast ons, fixing problems & tinking and so much more!. You can register for free to watch these video classes from anywhere (that's right even your couch!) here
Knit Diaper Cover Knitting Pattern
This diaper cover is meant to be worn over a diaper like a pair of shorts. The ribbed design holds the shape well and the cotton yarn is both soft and weather appropriate. This knit diaper cover pattern is knit on straight needles. The leg bands are created by picking up the stitches with circular needles. This is fun and easy to knit, making it ideal for beginners. It would make a great gift for the little one in your life!
Via Gina Michele
Knitted Baby Vest Pattern
We’ve got a great vest knit pattern for your baby. It’s not just a vest pattern, it also comes with matching knit booties. This free vest pattern will be a great project for intermediate-level knitters. Do you feel like you might need a little more help to get your skills where they need to be to knit this pattern. Check out my Learn to Knit masterclass
Via I'm Knitting
Krister Booties Knitting Pattern
Small and sweet, these make the perfect knit gift for any new parent. Who says babies need to be dressed in lemon yellow and pastels! These knit baby booties are quick to knit and make a good introduction to more complex shaping for the new knitter.
Rainbow Skies Baby Hat Pattern
A sweet rainbow in a blue sky with white fluffy clouds! This knit baby hat pattern is so fun because if you can’t wear a colorful hat when you’re a baby, when can you? Learn to make another simple baby hat in my Learn to Knit masterclass.
No Seams Baby Cardigan Knit Pattern
Cute, warm, and seamless what more could you ask for? The No Seams knit Baby Cardigan knitting pattern is the perfect project for your next knitting adventure. This adorable knit cardigan pattern has buttons all the way down and long sleeves that will keep the baby's arms nice and cozy.
Stripey Baby Sweater Pattern
This Stripey Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern is adorable and easy. You can make this knit baby sweater in stripes or a solid color with contrasting cuffs and button bands in an accent color of your choice. This knit sweater will make a cute and cozy gift for any baby or toddler. Plus, this free knitting pattern calls for durable, washable yarn, making your baby bunting sweater a versatile gift guaranteed to keep baby cozy this winter!
Ear Flap Knit Hat Pattern
With all sizes newborn through adult included, this adorable ear flap knit hat pattern is a quick and cute knitting project for any guy in your life! This pattern calls for bulky yarn making it a fast knit project to hook up.
Via Melody's Makings
Drops of Love Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
The intent with this baby blanket was to create a beautiful, yet simple knit baby blanket that would be perfect for a baby girl. It's made with a gorgeous knit stitch called the pearl drop stitch and then mixed up rows of garter stitch.
Via Leelee Knits
Cuddly Cow Hat Knit Pattern
This adorable Cuddly Cow Hat Knitting Pattern comes straight from the dairy state to you! This easy knit hat is perfect for your Wisconsin relative or any little farm animal lovers you know!
Simple Knit Baby Hoodie Pattern
The Simple Knit Baby Hoodie is a quick and easy knitting pattern for babies. The adorable hooded cardigan is a great way to keep your little one nice and warm. You really can't beat such a practical and stylish garment.
Blizzard Proof Knit Baby Romper Pattern
If you're looking to make a nice, thick, woolen romper, this is the knitting pattern for you. Knitted with garter stitch, it feels very solid and is excellent for cold weather. The shoulders are raglan-style for a smooth, comfortable fit.
Poppy Penguin Knit Pattern
This cute little penguin snuggle sack and hat set will keep any little ones in your life warm throughout the cold, dark winter. The adorable little knit cocoon paired with the hat dresses babies up in the most adorable way.
Via Melody's Makings
Strawberry Seed Baby Sweater
The Strawberry Seed baby knit sweater is a cute easy baby cardigan knitting pattern. Worked with 2 straight needles it is perfect for knitting beginners looking for a new challenge.
Four Points Baby Blanket
Four converging points, three stitches to the inch, two knitting needles, and one seam, this knit baby blanket is a math game and a very clever knit! It’s an ideal weight to bundle up baby for a bracing stroller ride or to plop her down for some playtime on the floor… Not that those over the age of two are prohibited from cuddling up in this wonderfully cozy knit blanket!
Via Purl Soho
Basketball Shoes Booties Knitting Pattern
Just because you don’t have the height yet doesn’t mean the gear can’t make you look like a star.
Twinkle Star Night Cap Knitting Pattern
Send your little one off with sweet dreams thanks to this adorable nightcap knitting pattern! The cute and subtle shaping paired with the simplicity of the design, make it a knitting project you'll return to time and time again. Multiple sizes mean this quick and easy stocking hat can grow right alongside your little ones.
Via Melody's Makings
Easy Peasy Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
This was inspired by a crochet booties pattern and is a very beginner-friendly knitting pattern!
Anchors Away Baby Romper Pattern
Sail away with this adorable free baby knitting pattern! Your little one can get in on the nautical trend with this Anchors Away Knit Baby Romper. This easy knitting pattern shows you how to knit a onesie for your little one that is just too cute with fun stripes and trendy nautical detail.
Beautiful Baby Blazer
This jacket is fairly simple, so if you’re a beginner you could certainly give this one a go. The neckband is slightly trickier, but some perseverance will get it done. Also added is a little knitted flower to this jacket to give it a little more character, and made a matching headband to make a gift set.
Little Baby Mittens Knitting Pattern
These Little Baby Mittens are to keep fingers warm and to prevent those fingers from scratching. This fun and easy pattern is perfect for any newborn.
Via Mack and Mabel
Baby Archie Bear Hat Knit Pattern
This Baby Archie Bear Hat is the best pattern to recreate the precious royal's little fashion statement. This basic knit baby hat pattern is simple enough for inexperienced knitters to accomplish, but the two precious little pom poms on either side of the head give a cute, unique element to the accessory. Plus, your baby is sure to love how cute and cozy it is!
Via Lion Brand
Petite Cabled Skirt and Knit Headband
This gorgeous free baby skirt and headband knitting pattern is all fun and frills. It features a six-stitch cable pattern to create gorgeous texture along with a girly ruffle along the bottom. This is a great option for baby shower gifts or as a newborn photo prop.
Via Melody's Makings
Le Pom Baby Blanket
This wee knit blanket is so adorable, quick and easy to make. You’ll find yourself cranking out a bunch of these knit baby blankets for baby shower gifts galore! The center-out construction comes together quickly, and is not unlike shawl knitting, which is totally addictive.
Via Hands Occupied
Cutie Patootie Cable Baby Bib
This cable knit baby bib is thick, cute, detailed but not too difficult to knit, and works up in a snap. Also, I'm pretty sure you could get two bibs out of one skein, although I haven't tried it (yet).
Easy Baby Hooded Towel Knitting Pattern
Made with soft and absorbent cotton yarn, this knit hooded bath towel is not only useful but also unique. Three vertical panels are sewn together to form one large square, and a separate triangular piece is added in one corner to form a hood.
Via How Stuff Works
Knit Baby Hoodie with Rosebuds
This precious Rosebud Hoodie will keep your baby warm while making her look as sweet as can be. The delicate little roses look hard, but the knit project is rated easy, so your work will look impressive without all the effort.
Valentine Baby Dress
The Valentine Baby Dress is an intermediate-level knit baby dress that is sized for 3 to 24 months. The heart-shaped pockets are cut from a single sheet of red felt and sewn around the edges, leaving the top open. Heart-shaped buttons on the shoulders complete the look.
Via Love Life Yarn
Aren’t these knitting patterns for babies just precious? Babies might not notice themselves, but putting all your love and effort into making these knitting projects means a whole bunch!
These little patterns are also great for trying out different stitches. Mastering knit stitches and how to use them in any pattern will allow you to explore endless creative options, patterns, and combinations. If you're more of a visual learner, stop by and check out the 50 Knit Stitches video tutorials class.