Are you tired of working on everyday knitting projects? Give your hand a go at a knitted dress pattern. Whether you are a beginner or an expert knitter, you can make a dress that looks amazing on your body.
Below are 40 knitted dress patterns that you will love to make.
We have included patterns for every skill level and style.
1. To the Nines Dress Knitting Pattern by KarasKnitEng
Dress this dress up or down. Wear it out on the town or to the market. It is the dress you never knew you needed. The dress is so easy to wear and it looks super cute.
You can use this knitted dress pattern to make a shift dress, fitted dress, sleek dress, or fuzzy dress. The possibilities are endless. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners that are familiar with the stockinette stitch.
Make this cosy tunic for chilly, fall temperatures. You can wear the dress alone or layer it over a long-sleeve shirt. The knitted dress pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down.
The pockets are created at the same time. You can leave the pockets off if you prefer. The knitting pattern comes with step-by-step photo and video tutorials.
You can find more fabulous tunic knitting patterns here.
3. Vanilla Summer Knitted Dress Pattern by DROPS Design
Knit up this gorgeous dress to wear on a dinner date, to the theatre, a party, a music festival, or a wedding. The dress was made to impress. For the most part, the free knitted dress pattern is worked in the round. There is minimal seaming. The pattern includes sizes S-XXXL.
4. Diamond Knit Dress Pattern by Knitatude
Are you searching for a modern, classy, knitted dress pattern? This dress is gorgeous. It has a timeless design that hugs the curves without being over sexual.
The Diamond Knit Dress knits up quickly using bulky yarn. It is an intermediate level pattern that requires knowledge of knit, purl, decrease, slip stitches, working in the round, picking up stitches and binding off. This pattern is written for sizes S-3XL.
5. Midsummer Lace Dress Knitting Pattern by LooseLoopPatterns
This stunning summer dress features a pretty eyelet neckline and flowing fit. Whether you are going to a picnic or out on a dinner date, this dress is the perfect choice.
The knitted dress pattern is worked top down. The length of the dress can be adjusted to suit your needs. Sizes include S/M, M/L, and L/XL.
6. Three Tiered Dress Knitting Pattern by TheSnuggleryPatterns
This A-line dress is flattering on all figures. To make it even better, it has a dense, linen stitch bodice, so you can go braless. You can easily wear this to the beach or on a night out.
The pleated, tiered look is created with a clever decrease technique using a cable needle. The instructions to make the pleats are in the instructions. You can use this pattern to make dresses in sizes S-XL.
7. Unique Wedding Dress Knitting Pattern by NinElDesign
Shop off your knitting skills by making your own wedding dress or a dress for a loved one. This unique pattern creates a gorgeous, elegant, lacy maxi dress.
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. You will need knowledge of knitting and crocheting. You will also need to understand how to read charts. The pattern is written for sizes S-XL.
8. Spring Fling Free Knitted Dress Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns
The Spring Fling Dress is a simple dress that is ideal for Easter Sunday, garden parties, and bonfires. It is easy to slip on and wear. This is an intermediate level free knitted dress pattern.
The dress is worked from the top to the bottom in rounds without seams. Included are instructions for sizes small, medium, and large.
9. Ribbed Dress Knitting Pattern for Beginner by LooseLoopPatterns
Make this flowy dress to show off your fun side. This dress was designed to be simple yet dramatic. The bodice is created with negative ease and the skirt uses positive ease, creating the swing shape.
The knitting dress pattern can be completed by an advanced beginner. It is worked from the top down using stockinette and rib stitches.
10. Ski Knitted Dress Pattern by NathaliesKnit
Work up this adorable ski dress pattern for your next trip to the resort. The cute dress has a fitted style and short length. However, you can adjust the length to make it longer.
Sizes in this knitted dress pattern range from XS to 4XL. You will need US size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles and 3 colours of DK/light worsted weight yarn. It is knit flat and seamed together
11. Maid You Look Dress Knitting Pattern by oshenknits
The Maid You Look Dress was designed to fit your exact measurements. It has extra support in the bust and adjustable straps for body fluctuations.
Customise this mini dress pattern with your measurements. The bust is knit bottom up with 2 strands. The provisional cast on is then removed, and the skirt is worked from the top down.
12. The Lavender Field Dress Knitting Pattern by LooseLoopPatterns
Feel comfortable and stylish wearing this elegant and classy knitted dress. The dress features a simple flared shape, relaxed fit, round neckline, and short sleeves.
A garter stitch is used to finish the sleeves, neckline, and bottom. The dress is knitted top down using Hand Dyed Speckled sock yarn from Kleur en Draad. The yarn is ideal for summer and spring wear.
13. Serendipity Dress Pattern by IsKnit
Did you ever think about making a dress with scrap yarn? It is possible with The Serendipity Dress pattern. The elegant dress will make a quick addition to your wardrobe.
The dress is knit using multiple strands of yarn. It is knit from the bottom up. The front and back flaps are knit flat to create the slits, then the body of the dress is knit in the round
14. Free Knitted Dress Pattern with Kangaroo Pockets & Scarf by Yarnspirations
Are you looking for a dress with pockets? Why are there more patterns available? This one is a fun, relaxed pattern that comes complete with a scarf. The dress will look super cute by itself or layered over a long sleeve T shirt.
This is an intermediate level free knitted dress pattern. Sizes are designed to fit bust measurements from XS-5XL.
15. Pastel Flippy Easy Knitted Dress Pattern by LooseLoopPatterns
Wear this dress for leisure or to work. The pretty lacy knit features a close-fitting top, a round neckline, fluffy short sleeves, and a slightly flared skirt. The sleeves, neckline, and the bottom of the dress are finished with a stockinette stitch. The dress is seamlessly knitted from the top down. It is size medium only.
16. Patons Little Black Dress Pattern by Yarnspirations
Here is a twist on the classic little black mini dress. This fun design incorporates Patons Metallic for shine and contrast. You can use the recommended yarn or choose any colour combination you like. The free knitted dress pattern is available in sizes XS to 5XL. It is an intermediate level knitting pattern.
17. Daisy Summer Dress Knitting Pattern by FridayKnitsDesigns
Get ready for summer weather with this daisy chain dress. Or use the pattern to make a crop top. It is lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for hot weather. This is an advanced beginner level knitted dress pattern. It is worked from the top down, starting with the flowered pattern.
18. Betty Babe Balloon Sleeve Dress Pattern by LovelybyLee
The design of the Betty Babe Dress was inspired by all women. It is a flattering dress that hugs the body. It features long balloon sleeves and a high neck. Or you can make it sleeveless with a crew neck. You also get to choose the length.
This is an advanced beginner to intermediate level knitted dress pattern. The pattern includes colour-coded sizes.
19. Nami Dress Knitting Pattern by oranbleuknits
The Nami dress is a long dress with little cable raglans. It is ideal for cold winter months. Wear it with or without a belt and some simple jewellery. This knitted dress pattern is worked from the top down, in the round. You can adjust the length. The pattern is written for sizes S-3XL.
20. Shapely Striped Maxi Dress Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
You can make yourself a casual striped maxi dress with this free knitted dress pattern. It has a long length and classic style. It is sleeveless and can be worn by itself or over a top.
This free knitted dress pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitters. It recommends Lion Brand Amazing 825 yarn. Pattern size options include small, medium, large, and x-large.
21. Maid You Fall Dress Knitting Pattern by oshenknits
The Maid You Fall Dress is a flirty dress that sits just above the knee. It has a simple, yet feminine design. Wear it with heels, sandals, or boots. It is an advanced level knitted dress pattern that is customizable to your body size. It is a great piece for a night out or cosplay.
22. Tenggol Knit Dress Pattern by KnittingwChopsticks
This dress was designed for comfort and ease. The sleeveless knitted dress pattern features a V-neck and fitted waist. The length is adjustable. Wear it with sandals or a pair of boots and a jacket.
Using only knits and purls with some simple shaping, this pattern is beginner friendly. The top is worked flat and then sewed together. The skirt is knit in the round.
23. Cotton Knit Dress Pattern by Bummbul
Perfect for weddings, trips to the market, or lounging in your garden. This dress is comfortable and stylish. You will want to wear it every chance you get.
This is an intermediate level knitted dress pattern. It is one size only and is meant to be oversized. The finished bust is 55 inches (140 cm) and the length is 45 inches (115 cm).
24. Gathered Collared Dress Knitting Pattern from LooseLoopPatterns
Pair this stunning dress with high heels or sandals. The lacy detail in the flowy skirt makes this dress appealing for any occasion. The dress is perfect for spring, summer, and fall.
The knitted dress pattern is worked from the top down in the round using stockinette and lace patterns. You can knit the dress and sleeves to any length you prefer.
25. Folie à Deux Free Knitted Dress Pattern by Becky Wolf
The Folie à Deux dress was inspired by the timeless style of Audrey Hepburn. She had effortless grace and was able to make casual stipes look classy. You can use the free knitted dress pattern to make a dress or a sweater. The pattern can be knit flat or in the round. The choice is completely up to you.
26. Seaside Scallop Dress Pattern from Knitatude
The Seaside Scallop dress is a modern take on a vintage A-line style dress. It features a cascading skirt, ¾ length sleeves, and a scalloped neckline. Please note, this pattern uses crochet to create the scalloped neckline. The pattern is written for sizes S-3XL.
27. Autumnity Tunic Dress Knitting Pattern by RavinSekaiDesigns
Autumnity is an A-line dress that is flattering on all body types. The raglan style dress can be knit to tunic length if you want to wear it with jeans or leggings.
The knitted dress pattern is size inclusive. It includes directions for sizes S-4XL. You can choose a pattern with positive ease to create a dress with an oversized fit. Or make the dress with negative easy for a form fitting dress.
28. Nala Summer Dress Knitting Pattern by Fashion Works
A real summery eye catcher: Nala is a fitted summer dress with shoulder straps and distinctive cable borders at its seams and waist. Skirt and top of this dress are directly knitted to the borders so that you won’t need to sew them together.
29. Easy Eyelet Yoke Dress Knitting Pattern by Chantal M
Seamless and the cutest sunburst detail of eyelet stitches, this Easy Eyelet Yoke Dress is the perfect project for a knitter wanting to dive into their first seamless top down yoke dress.
Made with 1-3” of positive ease in mind, this dress was designed for everyday wear. Simple, cute with a perfect summery feel, this fit and flare dress will become a staple in your wardrobe.
30. Knitted Crossed Summer Dress Pattern by Ann-Kathrin Busch
Crossed summer dress is a minimalistic, fitted dress in a modern midi length. Due its side slits, there is enough legroom despite the fitted silhouette and of course the length can get changed individually. With its double knitted straps, which are fixed on the shoulder, it is perfect to complete your wardrobe.
Another nice detail is the crossing of the two middle straps, which the top is named after. With this dress, you can do various styles for different occasions. Just put it on with a denim or leather jacket and sneakers and you have a perfect everyday look, but with high heels, you‘re ready for the next party.
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31. Knitted Layered Lace Dress Pattern by Red Heart
You’ll love the way this lacy knit drapes and flatters. The Eyelet pattern for the yoke and Lace pattern for the lower bodice and skirt are both charted and written out. So however you prefer your knit pattern, this pattern has you covered.
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32. Knitted Summer Girl Dress Pattern by Monika Sirna
What about little luxury for your summer girl? Here’s a spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with a lightweight silky fabric.
The top section is meant to be fitted enough so not to be revealing while running, playing, jumping or dancing, while the skirt has lots of positive ease to be comfortable and airy at the same time. The dress is finished with a ruffle. Add that perfect touch with flowers of your choice – knitted or crocheted.
33. Dalton Dress Knitting Pattern by Blue Sky Fibers
Various trends come and go, but the power of simplicity always lasts. This one-of-a-kind pattern for a long summer dress is so modern and chic. I bet you will need more than one color this summer!
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34. Cherry Keyhole Dress Knitting Pattern by Wendy Link
This Cherry Keyhole Dress is soon to be your new favorite date night dress! The form fitting style and the flirty keyholes at the hem, waist, and chest are sure to make you stand out from the crowd. You can see that the stitchwork on this one is really basic (just stockinette), but I like that the design looks so slick.
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35. Breakfast In The Garden Dress Knitting Pattern by Minimi Knit Design
Breakfast in the Garden Dress is the little (non) black dress for knitters. The front ties add a feminine touch while the simple stitch pattern makes the colors of speckled yarns really pop.
This design is prefect for those colors that look pretty in the skein but are hard to coordinate. By making it a dress on its own you don’t have to match it to anything. Have fun picking your favorite color!
36. Wild Irises Lace Dress Knitting Pattern by Girly Knits
Show the world just how cute you are in this gorgeous lace dress! Featuring a scalloped picot hem, a lace pattern resemblant of a field of wild irises, a pretty picot neckline, and straps that tie into a bow, this dress has all of the feminine details that will make you go “squee!”
This Wild Irises Lace Dress is gathered at the waist to create a ruffled skirt that is also majorly twirl-worthy! Perfect for a relaxed beach day or a more elegant affair, you can dress this dress up or down for any occasion.
37. Knitted Beach Dress Pattern by Knits Me Designs
What could be nicer than covering your swimsuit with a nice beach dress. Knitted with light cotton yarn and larger needles, this beginners garter stitch dress pattern comes in all sizes.
38. Marina Summer Dress Knitting Pattern by Marzena Kołaczek
Dream of sunnier days with this Marina Dress. Classic blue and white stripes instantly bring the ocean to mind.
This cute little number would go great over a swimsuit for a trip to the beach (when it gets a little warmer of course). It’s knit from the top down with a round yoke and using stockinette stitch.
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39. Melides Dress Knitting Pattern by Ines Oliveira
This Melides Dress is the perfect everyday summer dress. You will be able to easily put together the perfect fit for your unique body size and shape. It’s a tailored piece with reversible design.
You get a deep V-neckline and button band on one side, that you can wear at the front for a cute day look, and a square neckline on the other side, which you can also wear at the front for a very elegant evening look with a sexy buttoned back.
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40. Katie Textured Summer Dress Knitting Pattern by Andrea Rangel Knits
Here’s a flattering summer dress with a fitted bodice and A-line skirt worked in engaging, textured stitches. The back is fastened with delicate buttons and crochet button loops, and the neckline and armholes are edged with a simple round of garter stitch.
Knitted Dress Patterns Frequently Asked Questions
How do you style a knitted dress?
There are many ways to style a knitted dress, depending on the occasion. For a casual day out, pair the dress with sneakers and a denim jacket. For a more dressed-up look, try heels and a leather jacket.
And for a cold day, layer the dress over a turtleneck and leggings. Because knitted dresses are simple to style, you shouldn’t be concerned about the style.
What’s the best yarn to use for knitted summer dress?
Yarns made from cotton are great for summer, as cotton is naturally lightweight and breathable.
What’s the best yarn to use for winter garments?
Wool yarns (or those that have a mix of wool) are perfect choices for winter wearables since they are designed to keep you warm. Keep in mind that wool can feel itchy to sensitive skin, so a wool blend may be ideal.
How many skeins of yarn do I need to knit a dress?
To knit a dress, you’ll need anywhere from 2-14 skeins of yarn, though somewhere between 5-8 skeins is most common. The amount of yarn you’ll need depends on the style of the dress, the size you choose, and the yarn weight.
Are you ready to make something cosy for yourself to wear? Work on a knitted dress pattern.
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There you have it our round up of knitting dress patterns.