21 Baby Dress Knitting Patterns

Babies come into this world with tiny fingers and toes, squishy cheeks, and the softest skin imaginable. And just when you think they couldn’t possibly get any cuter, you get to dress them in tiny, adorable dresses. Here are some baby dress knitting patterns you should check out to add to your little girl’s wardrobe. You will never see so many pretty little dresses all in one place!

Baby Dress Knitting Patterns

Few things prompt me into action more than the arrival of a new baby. The opportunity to express my love and excitement with something I have made by hand is just too tempting! And learning how to make my own baby dresses can save me money, since many babies only get a few month’s use out of them.

If you love this ideas as much as I do, use these patterns to make several dresses with different styles. Add buttons, bows, appliques and other embellishments to create a more stylish look!


1. Cozy Posie Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Just look at the adorable accents on this darling dress you create for your special sweetheart. Make the color combination that inspires you, or finish it as shown in baby grey, blossom and baby green. 

Cozy Posie Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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2. Alana Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Bebe Mimosin

Here’s a beautiful summer dress knitted in cotton and with delicate details. It fastens at the back with three buttons at the top of the body. The cutest gift for a little princess!

Alana Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Bebe Mimosin

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3. Kelsey Free Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Kelly Menzies

Pinafores are a classic style of dress that is extremely versatile and easy to wear. Kelsey is knitted in the round from the top down with a dainty lace skirt and can be worn over trousers, shorts, or leggings.

Kelsey Free Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Kelly Menzies

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4. Spring Blossoms Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Agasalhos Bugalhos

Learn how to knit the Spring Blossoms Baby Dress with this beginner friendly knitting pattern. This dress, that can also be a tunic, is knitted in the round, from the top down, with raglan increases. Knitted with the combination of stocking stitch and a decorative and easy to follow, lace stitch pattern in the center front.

Spring Blossoms Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Agasalhos Bugalhos

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5. Luv U Forever Knitted Baby Dress Pattern by Oge Designs

This sweet little classic Pinafore dress has absolutely no seaming! Dress bodice comes with two options, plus charts for the hemline and bodice. You could also knit this in plain stocking stitch, with no fair isle, which would be suitable for the beginner knitter.

If knitted in soft cotton, it could be worn as a little summer dress, add a t-shirt, or blouse to make the perfect little Easter dress!! It’s a very versatile pattern which could also be worn as a tunic top when bub outgrows the dress. 

Luv U Forever Knitted Baby Dress Pattern by Oge Designs

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6. Olivia Ann Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Taiga Hilliard Designs

Olivia Ann has a vintage feel to it, and will become an heirloom piece to be handed down from baby to baby. Top down construction, buttoned back, with an A-line skirt. This is designed with positive ease, so there will be room to grow into a tunic.

Olivia Ann Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Taiga Hilliard Designs

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7. Simple Baby Dress Free Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

This Simple Baby Dress is designed with ease and comfort in mind. Constructed from the top down, this dress knits up with little fuss, including a long stretch of satisfying stockinette for the skirt. It also opens in the back with three delicate buttons, the perfect finishing touch!

Simple Baby Dress Free Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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8. Clementine Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by The Noble Thread

Clementine is a fun, quick to knit, classic pinafore baby dress. Stripes, and a fun pocket insert not only make the garment so cute, they also add interest during knitting. Its seamless construction means you knit and you are done! 

Clementine Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by The Noble Thread

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9. Huggable Puppy Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

This cozy dress is fashionable over leggings or jeans. Optional puppy face can be added with duplicate stitch embroidery that is done after the knitting is complete

Huggable Puppy Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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10. Freesia Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Oge Designs

This dress is a seamless knit, worked from the top down on circular needles. It is a fun knit construction and option wise which has been graded as suitable for the Intermediate knitter, worked with a simple slip stitch pattern.

The dress can be knitted in 2 colors, 4 colors, or as many colors as you wish to add! A great little stash buster that knits up quickly, and as your baby grows, this will grow from a dress to a tunic.

Freesia Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Oge Designs

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11. Patchwork Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Hampton Towers

This pattern is designed to use up oddments of yarn. The skirt is knitted in faux patchwork with a picot edging hem. The design uses 7 different colors although this could be altered to suit your preferences. It’s a really fun project to knit and there’s room for a lot of variations.

Patchwork Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Hampton Towers

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12. Pebbles And Peonies Dress Knitting Pattern by Cielo’s Closet

The bodice of this beautiful dress reminds me of pebbles on a garden pathway and the skirt features baskets of plump peonies. This bottom-up raglan dress features bell sleeves and a full skirt perfect for newborns to toddlers.

Pebbles And Peonies Dress Knitting Pattern by Cielo's Closet

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13. Little Gardener’s Pinafore Dress Knitting Pattern by Knotions

Little Gardener’s Pinafore Dress has a classy look, but the interesting stitch pattern paired with bright color add a little pop to it. 

Little Gardener's Pinafore Dress Knitting Pattern by Knotions

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14. Diamond Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Judy Lamb

This sleek little Diamond Baby Dress is unique in that the shaping is achieved by using descending needle sizes as the skirt is worked upwards, so that the stitch count remains the same up to the armhole shaping. Worked in the round, it knits up quickly.

Diamond Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Judy Lamb

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15. Pandorea Tunic Baby Girl Knitted Dress Pattern by Oge Designs

This quick and simple little top (which could easily be made longer into a dress), is ideal for those Summer days. Quick and easy to knit, with enough detail to keep the knit enjoyable, only seaming is the join at the shoulders. The top could then be worn with a little shirt under for the Spring, and a warmer top under for colder Autumn/Winter months. 

Pandorea Tunic Baby Girl Knitted Dress Pattern by Oge Designs

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16. Aelwen Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Wyndlestraw Designs

As pretty as a summer rose, this Aelwen Baby Dress will make your little girl look cute as a button. The dress has been knit in a cotton/rayon yarn for a cool summer look and features a softly flowing skirt gathered into a beautiful lace yoke. It can also be worked in a soft merino wool for a little pinafore dress to wear over a T-shirt or top.

The pattern includes a range of sizes for babies aged 3-18 months and little girls aged 2 to 5 years. Make several in different colours and prepare for your little ones to be coo’ed over!

Aelwen Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Wyndlestraw Designs

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17. Layer Cake Knitted Baby Dress Pattern by Yarnspirations

Knit a perfect baby dress for tea time! This intermediate knit pattern creates an adorable knit dress with ruffles! This fashionable look is adorably stylish so be prepared to take some memorable pictures.

Layer Cake Knitted Baby Dress Pattern by Yarnspirations

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18. Escama Baby Sundress Knitting Pattern by Phuong M

Escama takes several lace patterns and cobbles them together to create a unique and stylish summer dress. A scallop pattern on the bottom hem is paired with a scale pattern on the body of the dress that creates a natural twist and undulating waves on the fabric. This dress can be worn alone or paired with a onesie or any kind of shirt for a warmer outfit.

Escama Baby Sundress Knitting Pattern by Phuong M

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19. Maybelle Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Sophia Minakais

Maybelle is a cute and easy-to-knit dress, worked from the top down, with picots and an i-cord finish. With seven sizes, it’s the perfect way to use up color packs and leftover remnants.

Maybelle Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Sophia Minakais

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20. Bella Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Justine Turner

This cute pinafore style dress buttons at the shoulders for easy dressing. You can choose to knit the intarsia or plain version, there are instructions for knitting the plain version in the round, and you can choose from 3 different hems.

Bella Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Justine Turner

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21. Best Sunday Baby Knitting Dress Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns

This charming little dress is called Best Sunday Baby Dress because it really seems just a little too fancy to wear everyday! It is knitted seamlessly from the top down and the top features comfy raglan-style sleeves. The skirt is formed with repeats of a lace motif that gives it a wavy texture. It should be easy to adjust to make it longer or shorter. Shorter might be better for a more active infant or toddler!

Best Sunday Baby Knitting Dress Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns

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I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THIS BEAUTIFUL PARADE OF BABY DRESS KNITTING PATTERNS FOR A PRECIOUS LITTLE ONE!

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Once you’ve kniited up these gorgeous baby dress knitting patterns, why not complete their outfit! We’ve got a fab Knitted Baby Bonnet Patterns and Baby Bootie Knitting Patterns you could try. Or why not check out our 27 Knitted Dress Patterns to make one for mum, too?

These baby dress knitting patterns will surely keep your knitting needles occupied as long as there are little ones in your life. Have fun!