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21 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

21 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies- Find the perfect gift for the new arrival with this ultimate collection of free baby knitting patterns.

21 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

This roundup includes everything from baby blankets to stay-on booties to sweaters and hats! Most patterns are suited for beginners. These patterns make great baby shower gifts!

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21 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

Garter Stitch Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Garter Stitch Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Baby booties make a great gift and they’re a quick knitting project that’s ideal for scrap yarn! This Garter Stitch Booties Knitting Pattern is beginner-friendly. It’s knit on single point knitting needles and entirely in knit stitch using worsted weight yarn.

Top Down Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Top Down Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

This sweater is knit using circular needles. You start at the collar and work your way down. The sleeve stitches are put on a holder and finished off after you are done with the body. The sweater is knit in one piece and there are no seams to sew!

Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This Garter Stitch baby cardigan is ideal for beginner knitters. It is knit in one piece (from the bottom up), then folded over and seamed. The ties are knit separately and then sewn on. No buttons or buttonholes are needed. If you’re looking for baby clothes, this classic cardigan is the perfect addition to a new baby’s wardrobe.

Top Knot Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Top Knot Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

This sweater is knit using circular needles. You start at the collar and work your way down. The sleeve stitches are put on a holder and finished off after you are done with the body. The sweater is knit in one piece and there are no seams to sew!

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Easy Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

If you’re looking for a fast and easy knitting pattern for a baby sweater, look no further! This sweater is knit using Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). The shaping is very minimal. This baby sweater pattern is ideal for beginner knitters and it makes a great gift!

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern

Knitting socks can be challenging, but not with this pattern! This Easy Baby Socks Knitting Pattern is straightforward, beginner-friendly and best of all, it’s knit on straight needles. The booties are worked in garter stitch with a ribbed cuff.

Easiest Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern

Easiest Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern is as easy as they come! There’s no crown shaping or decreasing and it’s knit flat on single point needles. This hat is the perfect project for beginner knitters looking to move beyond basic scarves. This pattern is also a great project for charity knitting because it’s such a breeze to make.

Flat Knit Baby Mitts

Flat Knit Baby Mitts

These Baby Mitts couldn’t be easier to knit! They’re knit flat on single point needles using knit and purl stitches. There are some simple decreases made at the end by knitting 2 stitches together. This is a great knitting pattern for beginners and it’s also the perfect way to make use of scrap yarn! Knit using DK weight yarn.

Flat Knit Baby Bonnet

This bonnet is knit flat on single-point needles which makes it perfect for beginners. It’s knit in garter stitch with some basic decreases. This fast and easy project makes a great gift!

Flat Knit Baby Booties

Hand knit booties are a thoughtful gift for newborns! This bootie pattern features a foldover cuff and ribbed toe. These basic booties are gender-neutral and the pattern is beginner-friendly.

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern

A cute & easy pattern in the softest of yarns! Knit on circular needles.

Waves Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Waves Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

This wave pattern may look complicated, but it’s a breeze to knit! The pattern is created using a series of knit and purl stitches. Easy, right? This Waves Baby Blanket is light, airy, and ideal for spring temperatures. I went with a coastal color palette, but you also use this pattern as a scrap-busting project and knit the blanket using a rainbow of colors. 

Baby Kimono Sweater Knitting Pattern

Baby Kimono Sweater Knitting Pattern

A beginner-friendly pattern for this cute wrap sweater! The sweater consists of 3 pieces- the back, the left front, and the right front. There’s minimal shaping and it knits up relatively fast with size US 8 needles.

Baby Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

Baby Hooded Sweater Knitting Pattern

This baby hooded sweater is worked in a basic Stockinette Stitch with ribbed hem and cuffs. There are some basic increases/decreases. The hooded is worked on circular needles. The stripes on this knit sweater are created with self-striping yarn.

Easy Scrap Yarn Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Easy Scrap Yarn Baby Blanket

Anyone who knits knows that you end up with quite the stash of scrap yarn! This baby blanket uses only scrap yarn and it will make quite the dent in your collection! This blanket is knit on the diagonal using 2 strands of yarn at the same time. The entire blanket is knit using the garter stitch. As you run out of a length of yarn, just add another! 

Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern

 Hand-knit baby booties are a thoughtful gift, but if you’re a beginner knitter they can be tricky to make. This Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners! Most baby bootie knitting patterns require double-pointed needles and have heel shaping. These are knit flat and shaped through some well-placed decreases. The foldover shape in the front helps keep the booties on tiny feet. Best of all, this pair of baby booties only takes about 30 minutes to make! Larger sizes are available.

One Piece Garter Stitch Baby Sweater

One Piece Garter Stitch Baby Sweater

If you’re new to knitting, or you just want an easy project, this baby sweater is it! This sweater is knit entirely in Garter Stitch and it is worked as one piece. Instead of having to sew 4 pieces together (2 sleeves, front, and back), you just fold this sweater over and sew under the arms and side seams. There is some simple casting on and binding off for the sleeves and neck. This is a straightforward knit that’s ideal for beginners!

Ribbed Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Ribbed Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

A classic rib-knit baby caridgan (intermediate level difficulty)with a nautical touch.

Hooded Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Hooded Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

This Hooded Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners. The hood is knit flat and then seamed. Everything is knit with a simple Garter Stitch. The super bulky yarn and large needles make this a fast project. This hooded baby blanket makes a great gift for little ones!

Flat Knit Baby Bunny Hat

Flat Knit Baby Bunny Hat

This bunny hat is ideal for new knitters since it is knit on single point needles using basic rib and garter stitches. The ears are knit separately and then sewn on. This is a fast & fun project that will keep your little one toasty when the cool weather arrives.

Beginner Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

Beginner Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern

This baby sweater features a classic design with ribbed cuffs and hem and a rollover collar. It is knit using Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). The shaping is very minimal. The project is ideal for beginner knitters!

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making any of these 21 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies or any of my other free patterns I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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