When I’m looking for something to knit, the first place I tend to start looking is in the baby knitting patterns. Not only are the patterns super-cute, they are small and portable. There is always someone in my life who is expecting, so I like to take the opportunity to knit up the new baby something cute. These little patterns are also the perfect chance to practice new techniques without having to commit to a larger and more daunting pattern.
Whether you’d like to knit the new baby a toy, a hat or dress, you’re sure to find a fun pattern that you’ll love. The most popular baby knitting patterns tend to be blankets and hats, and for good reason. Hats are great portable projects and work up faster than you’d believe. Knit baby afghans are so popular because they really are great places to express your creativity while making something for the new little one.
Knit Baby Toy Patterns
Sure to become baby’s favorite, these toys knit up quickly and are perfect baby shower gifts!
This happy whale is cleverly constructed and full of fun techniques to help you build your knitting skills!
Soft Felted Baby Blocks
This project is a great stash buster and can be customized to match any nursery décor.
Knit Baby Clothes Patterns
Babies grow fast, so these patterns need to knit up even faster. Sweaters and dresses are easy to knit a bit too big, after all, baby is going to fit in it perfectly just a quickly as you blink!
Cute Penguin Baby Sweater
Whether or not you are looking for a penguin sweater, you have to admit this is the cutest knit baby sweater. The hood and kangaroo pocket make it even cuter!
Sock Monkey Hat and Romper Set
A sock monkey has never looked more adorable. This knit romper pattern is quick to knit up and makes a wonderful outfit to wear for newborn photos.
Pastel Princess Baby Dress
This sweet sleeveless dress features a Feather and Fan bottom edge, which is perfect for a new lace knitter. The shoulders are joined with beautiful buttons for easy dressing.
Knit Baby Hat Patterns
A new baby can never have too many cozy hats.
Pine Forest Toddler Hat
Inspired by classic Fair Isle patterns, this handsome hat is easy to customize with any color combination you’d like.
Floral Magic Baby Hat
Perfect for beginners, this cute-as-a-button baby hat is adorned with three easy-to-make flowers. Perfect for keeping your little one pretty as a flower and cozy warm!
Knit Baby Afghan Patterns
Knit baby blankets often become the most treasured item in the hand knit basket. Be sure to keep an extra bit of the yarn for repairs down the road.
Fallen Forest Baby Blanket
This intermediate baby blanket is worked up in a simple stockinette stitch pattern for the body, while the edging features an intricate leaf motif edging that adds texture to the overall design.
Tidal Waves Babyghan
Ocean-hued yarn and knitted waves make a knit baby afghan that’s too cute to pass up.