Free Knitting Patterns: Knitting Patterns for Children
Garter Stitch Skinny Scarf
This skinny Garter Stitch scarf is a great first knitting project for kids and adults alike, providing plenty of practice in forming the knit stitch while also offering a relatively quick-to-finish project that can be used as a scarf or belt.
This OXO Scarf is the perfect pattern for a little girl to wear around Valentine's Day, or really any other time of year. The OXO cable is easy to remember, and the super soft yarn may convince your little one it's acceptable to wear a scarf.
Simple Striped Hat
This Simple Striped Hat for kids is made more interesting for the knitter and the wearer thanks to the addition of narrow stripes that change every round for most of the hat.
This cute bunny hat is really easy for even relatively new knitters and makes a cute statement on the head of your favorite little one.
Child's Dog Hat
This dog hat is the perfect fun gift for a toddler or young child. It's fun and made of wool, so they might actually enjoy keeping their heads warm for a change.
Cat Hat - Free Knitting Pattern for a Cat Hat for a Child
This child's Cat Hat is a super-cute and quick gift for any little one on your list, and it just might entice them to wear a hat for a few minutes.
Girl's Bamboo Tank Top
This simple girl's tank top is a perfect first clothing project for someone with a little girl in the house. Knit in the round, the body has no shaping and the neckline is very simple.
Toddler Ballet Wrap Cardigan
Use this pattern to make a toddler ballet wrap cardigan for little girls aged two to four. This toddler ballet wrap cardigan has set in sleeves, attached I-cord ties, and an eyelet pattern.
Child's Hooded Sweatshirt
Use this pattern to make a child's hooded sweatshirt for kids aged 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. This child's hooded sweatshirt features relaxed drop sleeves, self-finishing edges, a hood and a kangaroo pocket in the front. It is worked in medium weight yarn and is knit in stockinette stitch.
This poncho for babies and kids is a great stash busting project, or you could knit it in a single or a couple of colors of bulky yarn. The simple triangle shaping makes it easy to customize for the person of your choice.
Eyelet Tunic for Babies and Toddlers
This easy Eyelet Tunic is sized for kids ages 3 months to 4 years. It's worked in the round from the bottom up and is a great basic for any girl's wardrobe.
Frilly Witch Hat
This little witch's hat has a little extra flair with the addition of a ruffled edge. If you don't want that bit of girliness in your witch...
This flat-knit, square Garter Stitch hat is a perfect first project and looks super cute dressed up with a little bit of basic embroidery.
Child's Cat Sweater
Use this pattern to make a child's cat sweater sized for kids aged 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. This child's Halloween cat sweater features an adorable intarsia cartoon cat motif on the front, with relaxed drop sleeves and a crew neck. Duplicate stitch is used to add the cat's features. It is worked in medium weight yarn and is knit in Stockinette Stitch.
Flapper Girl Ruffled Hat
Use this pattern to make a Flapper Girl Ruffled Hat, featuring an allover Blackberry Stitch pattern, ruffled brim in a contrasting color and a decorative flower on the side.
This easy Knit Cape or scarf for an infant or toddler is a great way to add a little extra warmth (and fun) to a little one's winter wardrobe. It's great for dress up during the rest of the year, too.
Valentine's Day Cat Sweater - Free Knitting Pattern For a Valentine's Day Cat...
This free pattern for a kid's Valentine's Day Sweater features a cute cat worked in intarsia with duplicate stitch details.
Little Girl's Sundress
Use this free knitting pattern to make a little girl's sundress. This little girl's sundress is made in one piece, in the round, from the bottom up. It features decorative edges, full fashioning on the skirt, and a textured stitch pattern on the bodice. This little girl's sundress is available in sizes 2 years, 4 years, 6 years and 8 years.
Simple Stripes Tunic
Use this free knitting pattern to make a Simple Stripes Tunic for ages 18 months to years to 6 years. This Sleeveless Tunic is an easy-to-wear pullover style, with textured striping.
Child's Cotton Shrug
This easy to knit child's cotton shrug is the perfect transition piece for spring or fall. Put it on over those cute summer dresses when it's still a little cool for them but you can't resist taking them out of the closet (or can't bear to put them away).
Lacy Baby Hat
This slouchy lace baby hat is the perfect addition to your child's spring wardrobe. Sized for newborns to preschoolers.
Classic Little T-Shirt
This free knitting pattern for a Classic T-Shirt features hemmed edges and sizes from 12 months to 8 years.
Rolled Cuff Toddler Socks
These rolled cuff toddler socks couldn't be easier -- other than working the heel there is no purling at all, so they knit up really fast for your favorite little feet.
Lacy Little Shrug
Use this free pattern to make a lacy cotton shrug for your baby. Sized from 12 months to 6 years, this is an ideal introduction to lace knitting.
Ruffled Leg Warmers
Use this free pattern to make ruffled leg warmers in toddler and child sizes. Made seamlessly in one piece, they have a tapered leg and ruffled hem.
Kids' Snowflake Hat
Want a holiday look for your kids that isn't too Christmasy? Try this cute snowflake hat, sized up to a 3-year-old size.
This cute pumpkin hat is a great fall topper for your child, for Halloween and beyond.
Stash-Busting Striped Hat
Kids will love the playful colors in this striped hat; knitters will love using up little bits of their stashes!
Fuzzy Toddler Legwarmers
These easy legwarmers for toddlers use just a ball of yarn -- pick out a fun one that you might not use when knitting for yourself!
Basic Child's Mittens
These easy-to-knit mittens for toddlers and bigger kids are just waiting for you to embellish.
This fun crown can be sized to any head, but kids especially will love it for dress up and birthdays.
Kid's Diamond Brocade Shirt
This shirt or vest with the Diamond Brocade pattern is a great cool choice for summer or can be used for layering in cooler weather.
This easy to knit rainbow scarf is a perfect addition to a St. Patrick's Day outfit.
Heart Mittens for Kids
These mittens are an easy way to warm up your little one. Add a textured heart motif like I did, leave them plain, add stripes, or embellish however you like.
Eyelash Boa for Dress Up
Knit up a quick boa for the kid who loves dress up! This one skein project is soft, fun and takes almost no time to knit up.