Free Knit Patterns:  Babies and Toddlers

By Janice Jones     |Updated 12-20-2022

Our free knit patterns page is a curation of all the knitting patterns and projects found on this website.  I can't take credit for them all, as I have discovered many very interesting projects written by previous owners of this site.  Where ever possible I will give credit where credit is due, but some of the patterns are very old and I have been unable to locate it's true designer.

Please check back frequently as I will be updating this page frequently.

Free Knitting Patterns for Babies and Toddlers

Did you know that some people come to this hobby as the result of expecting a new addition to their family?  Maybe that's you or even an excited grandma who wants to create something extra special for that little grandbaby.  After all, it's never to late to learn a new hobby.

Knitting for Babies and Toddlers gives you the license to create your very own patterns.  While this may not be for the true beginner, it's definitely doable once you have just a little experience.  Due check out this article if you're into colorwork and Intarsia or if you'd like to learn more about duplicate stitch.

Baby Duck Knitting PatternIntarsia Design for Babies

Knit Baby Sweater

What could be better than making that newborn a lovely sweater.  No layette is complete without one. Don't worry, this is an easy pattern.  If you can knit and purl, and put those two stitches together to make ribs, plus add a garter stitch you can make this!

You will find the directions to knit this traditional sweater on two pages.

Part One is all about getting the measurements right.

Part Two goes into the nitty-gritty of knitting this sweet little garment.

Pink Baby SweaterPink Baby Sweater

Knit Baby Blanket with a little Embellishments

You can create this 32 x 32 inch baby blanket with the most basic stitches or you can add some interest by creating hearts as you knit.  For the very basic pattern, you can either use the garter stitch, seed stitch or moss stitch.  For those a bit more advanced, you will need to know how to do basic increases and decreases (K2tog, YO, K3tog, SKP,  and cables)

Infant wrapped in a heart baby blanketBaby Blanket in Pink
Knitted Chart for Baby BlanketKnitted Chart Diagram

Baby Hat Designs

Here's a couple quick hats to knit up to keep baby's head warm in all weather.  One is made using red yarn perfect for Valentine's Day and the other uses Fair Isle Techniques.

Simple Stockinette Girl's Sweater with a Touch of Embroidery 

This is not a difficult sweater to create and the designer gives you license to use your imagination for embroidering a favorite scene.

About Janice

Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

I’m currently living with my husband of over 50 years and our 7 Shih Tzu dogs.

I love hearing from you, so please drop me a line and let me know what you’re working on, whether you love knitting or crocheting more, and if you have any questions. Please visit my about me page for more information.

Happy Crocheting