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New Baby? You Need A New Project! Our 8 Best Baby Knitting Patterns

Knitting Patterns for Baby

When there’s a new baby in your life, you’re in for a rewarding project. If you’ve ever presented a hand-knit gift to a new parent, you’ve seen the look on their faces—especially if they realize how much care and time has gone into knitting the gift! If you haven’t seen that look yet, you’re in for a treat.

From booties to cozy cardis, let our indie Craftsy designers help you wrap a new baby in something soft and comfortable with some of our best baby knitting patterns.

 Baby Obi Wrap Jacket Knitting Pattern

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Baby Obi Wrap Jacket

This sweet wrap sweater and booties set is all you need for a handmade gift. The floral detail is knit into the jacket rather than attached after knitting, so there is minimal finishing at the end. The wrap jacket in the sweater pictured above is knit with a beautiful mercerized cotton yarn that’s easy to care for.

Get the Baby Obi Wrap Jacket pattern here.

Quick Oats Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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Quick Oats

This free pattern works for baby boys and girls. The buttons will decide the style of the cardigan, whether it’s casual or fancy. The cardigan is knit using a chunky yarn, so you can finish it just in time for that baby shower next weekend!

Get the FREE Quick Oats pattern here.

Eli Baby Dress Knitting Pattern

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Eli Baby Dress

You won’t find a dress like this in the stores—and if you do, it’ll cost a pretty penny! Knit this up with your favorite warm-weather yarn, like a worsted-weight bamboo or cotton. The dress can transition into the fall if you pair it with leggings.

Get the FREE Eli Baby Dress pattern here.

Pink Baby Bunny Toy Blanket Knitting Pattern

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Pink Baby Bunny Toy Blanket

This pattern has something fun and something functional. The blanket uses basic knit and purl stitches that come together in pretty little squares that would look beautiful in any nursery. Remember that a washable yarn is invaluable to busy moms, so choose your fiber wisely.

Get the Pink Baby Bunny Toy Blanket pattern here.


Baby Sleeping Bag Cocoon Sleep Sack

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Baby Sleeping Bag Cocoon Sleep Sack

Who needs swaddling skills when you can wrap baby in this cozy cocoon? The cables give the cocoon texture and an extra layer of warmth. Since it’s knit flat and then secured with buttons, you don’t have to worry about working in the round.

Get the Baby Sleeping Bag Cocoon Sleep Sack pattern here.

Paper Crown Knitting Pattern

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Paper Crown

This hat can be sized for everyone from baby to adult, so everyone in the newborn’s family can match. The design is inspired by classic paper birthday party hats like the ones in the photo above.

Get the Paper Crown pattern here.

Elephant Knitted Toy Pattern

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Elephant Knitted Toy

Skip the store-bought toy and instead knit a handmade toy that’s unlike any other at the baby shower. The stripes on this elephant make it extra fun—and you can have fun picking out the perfect colors!

If you love knitting toys, check out Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys with Susan B. Anderson. You’ll get step-by-step guidance for knitting an elephant, bunny, and hippo that are all great baby shower gifts.

Get the Elephant Knitted Toy pattern here.

 Stay-On Baby Botties FREE Knitting Pattern

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Stay-On Baby Booties

How many times have you witnessed babies playfully kicking off their socks and booties? This free pattern solves that problem so that babies don’t lose your precious handmade booties in the park, never to be found again.

Get the FREE Stay-On Baby Booties pattern here.

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