32 Knitting Patterns For Babies

Your baby knitting journey starts here! From baby blankets to baby booties, knit a keepsake your new arrival will treasure with these knitting patterns for babies! Whether you give these knits to a crafty, expectant parent or you knit them up yourself, this list tries in every way to be incredibly special. Babies are very good at inspiring that kind of love! 

Knitting Patterns For Babies

32 Cute and Adorable Knitting Patterns for Babies

When in need of something to knit that will make a baby—and his or her parents—go gaga, this list of knitting patterns for babies has everything you’ll need. From simple accessories like hats and mittens to garments like cardigans, dresses, and rompers, there are plenty of options that will allow you to dress up that little one in style.

Beyond clothing, you’ll also find adorable blankets and lovable toys. This list is packed with such cuteness, you might squeal as you scroll through!


1. Knit Baby Cardigan Pattern by Red Heart

The timeless styling on this knit cardigan gives it universal appeal, while bright colors of a self-striping yarn make it an irresistible project! Begin with your choice of yarn colors, or stitch it as shown for your little man. It’s a satisfying pattern that’s knit in 5 pieces from the bottom up and seamed. Take it with you as an extra layer of warmth while out on all of baby’s adventures!

Knit Baby Cardigan Pattern by Red Heart

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2. Baby Lacey Romper Baby Knitting Patterns by Pippy Eve

Lacey is a sweet baby romper, designed to be easily knit in just two pieces. It is a clever combination of vintage design and more modern use of stocking and garter stitch, creating a timeless romper. There are instructions for two different stitch patterns for the central panel – chevrons and diamonds – which are easily integrated into the instructions. 

Baby Lacey Romper Baby Knitting Patterns by Pippy Eve

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3. Knitting Pattern For Baby Blanket by Mother Of Purl Patterns

This textured blanket is worked all in one, using carefully placed increases and decreases to make a pattern of stems and leaves. It’s worked all in one, so there’s no sewing involved, and the unisex design makes it a good baby shower gift.

Knitting Pattern For Baby Blanket by Mother Of Purl Patterns

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4. Easy Diaper Cover Free Knitting Patterns for Babies by Gina Michele

Every baby has and needs little diaper cover for their little bumps! Knit them a diaper cover that 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 diaper cover is knit on straight needles. The leg bands are created by picking up the stitches with circular needles.

Easy Diaper Cover Free Knitting Patterns for Babies by Gina Michele

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5. Petite Cabled Skirt And Headband Knitting Patterns for Babies by Melody’s Makings

This knit headband and skirt set is a sweet baby shower gift or newborn photo prop.  Featuring a beautiful six stitch cable, and an adorable ruffle at the bottom, this pattern embodies “sugar and spice and everything nice.”

Petite Cabled Skirt And Headband Knitting Patterns for Babies by Melody's Makings

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6. Sleeping Bag Knitting Pattern For Babies by ShiFio’s Patterns

This Sleeping Bag Knitting Pattern for babies is made in double knitting yarn and includes 4 sizes: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and 9 to 12 months. Wouldn’t this be a wonderfully practical gift for a baby, with button along the bottom for easy opening. Sleeping bags are like baby blankets, but these stop the baby from kicking it of and getting cold feet.

Sleeping Bag Knitting Pattern For Babies by ShiFio's Patterns

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7. Baby Smarty Pants Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

I love how there Smarty Pants recognize the utter cuteness of well-clad baby legs. After all, pudgy little thighs and big ol’ diaper bottoms are half the fun of babies! Knit in the round from the top down, starting with a drawstring channel and finishing with either tapered pant legs or short little shorts, they’re a smart (and fun!) knit. 

Baby Smarty Pants Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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8. Baby Overalls Knitting Pattern by Rainer And Bear

These overalls are a cosy addition to any baby/toddler wardrobe! Knit from the bottom up; you will make each leg before joining in-the-round, and knitting the body on a circular needle. Placing the pocket is fun and simple and you will love the results!

Baby Overalls Knitting Pattern by Rainer And Bear

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9. Moon Pillow Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

You’ll love this knit pillow to the moon and back! Little touches like a pink cheek and sleepy eye give personality to this huggable creation. It’s a fun pattern that lets you practice knit, purl and shaping techniques. A playful addition to the kids room or nursery, you can create a set for an out-of-the-ordinary gift.

Moon Pillow Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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10. Baby Hooded Duffle Coat Knitting Pattern by Craft Handmade Shop

Go beyond the classic cardigan and make baby some cute and cozy outerwear for the autumn and winter months. Suitable for babies, this duffle coat will keep off the chill with its double-breasted front and handy hood.

Baby Hooded Duffle Coat Knitting Pattern by Craft Handmade Shop

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11. Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern by Southern Alps Knitwear

This stylish unisex cardigan is sure to become a staple in baby’s wardrobe. It comes in sizes all the way up to seven years, so make a few and they could be wearing it until they start school!

Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern by Southern Alps Knitwear

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12. Easy Baby Blocks Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

These wonderfully simple Bobby building blocks are fantastic toys for babies who will love looking at the colourful motifs and squeezing the soft cubes. Toddlers and older children will enjoy building towers, knocking them over again and naming the pictures and colors.

Traditional toys like Bobby have also been proven to help kids develop their hand-eye co-ordination. These cubes are knitted in a soft cotton yarn and feature simple intarsia motifs and bright stripes.

Easy Baby Blocks Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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13. Jacket And Hat Knitting Patterns For Babies by Debbie Bliss

Soft, squishy garter stitch is brilliant for baby knits, and it’s an ideal choice for beginner knitters, too. Newbies will love making this easy baby jacket and hat, with their bright pops of color, almost as much as baby will love wearing them!

Jacket And Hat Knitting Pattern For Babies by Debbie Bliss

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14. Meadowland Baby Afghan Knitting Pattern by Lion Brand

This bold and beautiful blanket uses Mandala yarn to create gradient color-shifting stripes. For most of the design, you only need to use garter stitch, so even though it has a unique look, it’s an easy project that’s perfect for beginners.

Meadowland Baby Afghan Knitting Pattern by Lion Brand

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15. Baby Booties Knitting Pattern by Woolture

A baby’s wardrobe can never contain enough booties. That’s a scientific fact! Keep your baby’s tiny toes warm with these easy baby booties knitting pattern. Once you learn how to knit baby booties, they will take only short time to complete. You can make a pair of them in every color of the rainbow.

Baby Booties Knitting Pattern by Woolture

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16. Garter Bonnet Knitting Pattern For Babies by Destiny Meyer

For me, nothing spells spring quite like little nes all dressed up in adorable bonnets! This sweet pixie bonnet is knit flat in one piece, with short row shaping for the back of the neck. The live stitches are grafted together in the back, and it’s adorned with classic I-cord ties. This pattern features three video tutorials to walk you through knitting short rows, how to graft the back and how to make the ties. It’s a great pattern for an adventurous beginner!

Garter Bonnet Knitting Pattern For Babies by Destiny Meyer

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17. Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wool Affair

Baby bibs make a nice gift for a newborn. When the baby is wearing one of these adorable bibs, no one will notice that they’re covered with strained peas!

Baby Bib Knitting Pattern by Wool Affair

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18. Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Prima

This stripy cardi is a great project for beginners and will look super cute on the new arrival in your life! Don’t you just love the bright stripes and pink, red and green mix? Adorable, right!

Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Prima

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19. Moccasin-Style Baby Booties Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

Simple baby booties just got extra cute with the addition of a bit of fringe, turning them into moccasins! You could easily make them without the “leather” and they would be simple, basic booties.

They work up fast using size 8 needles and aran weight yarn. You just need to know how to do the knit stitch (garter stitch) and how to knit two together. And guess what, these are made of 100% organic cotton! It doesn’t get softer, sweeter or more eco-friendly than that, does it? An earthy little pair of footwear, no?

Moccasin-Style Baby Booties Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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20. Cocoon Knitting Pattern For Babies by Susan Baron

Newborn babies deserve to feel safe and secure, so swaddle your little one with a sweet, lovingly knit cocoon. This cocoon is knit in the round from the bottom up and then divided for the button bands or bands so that you can sew twill tape with snaps. Cables travel up the front and continue onto the hood, meeting at the top. Options are included for drop-shoulder sleeves or a cocoon with no sleeves

Cocoon Knitting Pattern For Babies by Susan Baron

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21. Baby Socks Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

Even the squirmiest baby won’t get ahead of these cozy knit socks designed for fit. I love them because they’re smartly designed to stay on — even when baby is happily kicking — so be sure to stitch up a bunch for upcoming baby showers. Plus, they’re a cinch to complete!

Baby Socks Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

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22. Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Gathered

Welcome a new arrival with this cuddly intarsia baby blanket. The intarsia colourwork technique is used to create big blocks of color, and with its easy-to-follow geometric shapes and memorable pattern, this blanket is a great chance to try it out.

This baby blanket knitting pattern uses two basic stitches, with garter stitch borders around blocks of stocking stitch. Garter stitch is excellent at preventing fabrics from curling up at the edges, and helps your finished knit to lie flat. It also adds some lovely texture to the blanket – all the better for baby to snuggle up in!

Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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23. Baby Rattles Knitting Pattern by Snoo’s Knits

Knit four rattles in the shape of an elephant, giraffe, monkey and unicorn. These easy knits are great fun and perfect for entertaining a new baby. You could even get creative and make some different animals! For variety, why not fill the rattles with different objects to create a range of sounds?

Baby Rattles Knitting Pattern by Snoo's Knits

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24. Classic Baby Hats Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

One thing about babies is that they always steal the show. Just try talking about anything else! These Classic Baby Hats play the perfect second banana to everyone’s favorite star with their simple design and quiet beauty.

Sized for newborns and slightly older babies, too, these Classic Baby Hats include a trio of timeless styles: roll brim, striped, and garter brim, each finished its own way: with a bitty pom pom, a simple cinch, or a looped I-cord. A little stack of all three is certainly a wonderful gift!

Classic Baby Hats Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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25. Heirloom Christening Shawl Knitting Pattern For Babies by Debbie Bliss

Knitting an heirloom shawl for a baby is an honor to treasure. This stunning lace wrap is worked on long 4mm needles, or a circular if you prefer. Measuring 52″ square, there is plenty of shawl to wrap around baby, perfect for special occasions, Christenings, naming ceremonies and family portraits. There are four separate lace motifs to work with easy-to-follow stitch repeats.

Heirloom Christening Shawl Knitting Pattern For Babies by Debbie Bliss

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26. Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Berta Knit Store

How pretty are these dresses? Sundress of pinafore depending on the weather, it’s so versatile!

Baby Dress Knitting Pattern by Berta Knit Store

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27. Rustic Raccoon Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern by Melody Rogers

This knit hooded cowl pattern combines the absolute adorable quality of dressing up babies or children in animal ears along with the usefulness of a hat and scarf combo that little ones can’t take off on their own.

Rustic Raccoon Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern by Melody Rogers

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28. Double Knitted Baby Mittens Pattern by Ida-Maria Tyyskä

Reversible and warm pair of thumbless mittens. There are no threads inside the mittens to catch little fingers. A great weekend project!

Double Knitted Baby Mittens Pattern by Ida-Maria Tyyskä

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29. Baby Girls Romper Knitting Pattern by Mimi Knit Patterns

For warmer days, how gorgeous is this little romper suit? Perfect for gift knitting, it’s packed with lovely details and I love the vintage-inspired look! Make it in your favorite pastel shade and pair with a cream-colored bodysuit and tights.

Baby Girls Romper Knitting Pattern by Mimi Knit Patterns

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30. Easy Knitted Baby Onesie And Hat Pattern by Gathered

Even if you’re only months into your knitting journey, I’m convinced you could give this gorgeous baby onesie a go. Worked mainly in stocking stitch, its shaping is straightforward and easily understood. This timeless outfit comes in three sizes to fit from newborn up to nine months.

Easy Knitted Baby Onesie And Hat Pattern by Gathered

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31. Donut Toy Knitting Pattern For Babies by Yarnspirations

These adorable knit toys are perfect for little ones’ play time! With simple shaping creating the round shape and the scalloped icing edge achieved using the picot cast-off technique. What could be better than a handmade toy, knitted with love?

Donut Toy Knitting Pattern For Babies by Yarnspirations

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32. Knit Layette Pattern by Purl Soho

An heirloom in-the-making, each piece of this  Knit Layette Pattern features classic Aran cables and beautiful details. In a lovely cardigan, a snug hat and sweet, little booties, baby will be perfectly suited for his or her first venture into the world!

Knit Layette Pattern by Purl Soho

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WITH THESE KNITTING PATTERNS FOR BABIES ABOVE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO NARROW DOWN YOUR OPTIONS AND FIND THE PERFECT PROJECT FOR THAT SPECIAL LITTLE ONE.

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