21 Adorable Knitting Patterns For Babies

It's almost impossible for knitters to resist making cozy and cute things for babies. What better way to celebrate the birth of a baby than by knitting a unique and customized keepsake for the new arrival and their parents.

From blankets and hats to booties and bibs, this list of adorable knitting patterns for babies showcases modern knitting patterns perfect for knitters of every level – and the babies they love!

Which one of these sweet knitting baby patterns will you start on first?

Cozy Knit Baby Blanket

This is a great “step-up” knitting pattern for a confident beginner. You need to know how to knit and how to purl, how to pick up stitches and knit into the back loop. Fairly straightforward and quick to get going.

Via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood

Easiest Baby Booties Ever

Hand knit baby booties are a thoughtful gift, but if you're beginner knitter they can be tricky to make. These booties are the perfect knitting pattern for beginners! Best of all, they only take about 30 minutes to make!

Via Gina Michele

Knit Baby Jacket Set

Quick like a bunny! Knit this super sweet matching hat and sweater set, topped with bunny ears!

Via Yarnspirations

Infant String Knit Mittens

Teeny tiny infant hands, chubby and clenched in a fist, gently jerking about, they are nearly heartbreaking. Everything looks cuter in miniature, doesn’t it!  These Infant Mittens are perfect for your next project.

Via Purl Soho

Perfectly Chunky Knit Baby Blanket

What’s better than chunky baby legs…how about chunky baby legs wrapped in a cozy knit blanket! This blanket pattern is great because it’s a very quick knit with the super chunky yarn and big needles.


The Merry Thought

Stockinette Baby Knit Bib

A simple knit baby bib pattern that would show off the beauty of stockinette stitch, for those of us who may prefer its smoothness to the texture of garter stitch.

Via Ravelry

Knit Baby Bootie

These knitted Mary Jane booties are my favorite new baby gift. The knitting pattern is so simple and uses less than one skein of sport weight yarn, making it the perfect pattern for stash busting.

Via Domestic Space

Princess Blanket

Knit a beautiful blanket in cuddly soft yarn for a new precious baby boy or girl. This pattern is timeless, elegant and perfect for your dear little one.

Via Red Heart

Toddler Loop Boots with Suede Sole

How adorable are these sweet little boots?!? These boots are made using the loop stitch which gives a beautiful and unique texture to the boots.

Via All About Ami

Square Bunny Knit Pattern

The ultimate easy to make stuffie toy for baby. It doesn't get much easier than this!

Via Lebenslustiger

Pretty Kitty Cat Knit Hat Pattern

Now doesn’t your little kitty cat hat look purrrr-fect? Knit an adorable Pretty Kitty Cat Hat for your little one with this free easy pattern!

Via Little Red Window

Kimono Sweater Knitting Pattern

This kimono style sweater is so easy to knit because it's all one piece! There's no sleeve shaping or sewing a bunch of pieces together, and since it closes with ties there's no button hole shaping or sewing zippers in, yay!

Via Gina Michele

Clean and Simple Baby Dress

Constructed from the top down, this dress knits up with little fuss, including a long stretch of satisfying stockinette for the skirt.

Via Purl Soho

Baby Bear Knit Pattern

This delightfully versatile knit bear pattern can be knit either flat or in the round, and you’ll need just one skein of yarn.

Via Loop Knit Lounge

Wee Stripes Knit Pullover and Hat

Learn how to make this adorable matching hat and sweater set for babies from 6 months to 2 years.

Via Yarnspirations

Woodland Hood Knitting Pattern

This hood is so easy to knit…if you can knit a scarf you can make this! It knits up so fast and it's really easy to work with. It's also very warm which will be perfect once the cold weather comes.

Via Gina Michele

Classic Baby Sweater

This knit baby sweater is basic and handsome, with a simplicity you don't often see in knitting patterns. Free baby knitting patterns are often cutesy and over-the-top, but this is just the thing for you parents with more classic tastes.

Via All Free Knitting

Bearly Bonnet Knit Pattern

Bearly Bonnet is a cute and simple, fast knitted bonnet – and comes in four sizes. The pattern has been tested by other knitters, who said it was an easy to knit pattern with good instructions.

Via Ravelry

Flying Geese Knit Baby Blanket

This traditional pattern of stacked triangles is in a similar tradition to the patchwork “quilt” but with yarn instead of fabric.

Via Purl Soho

Little Sisters Knit Dress

Little sister’s dress is a cute little knit dress – or vest if you like. It is worked top-down and is totally seamless.

Via Ravelry

Baby Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern

These baby leg warmers are so fast & easy to make! They are designed to be worn either over the knee of scrunched down lower.

Via Gina Michele

This list of adorable knitting patterns for babies showcases modern knitting patterns perfect for knitters of every level - and the babies they love!

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