Free Knitting Patterns: Toddler & Children's Clothes

Knitting for children can be very rewarding. Knitting a children's sweater gives you an opportunity to practice all the same skills required to make a full size adult sweater, without the substantial investment in time or yarn. There are untold numbers of free patterns for knit children's cloths. From sweaters and hats to summer dresses and fall jackets. Patterns range from beginner friendly to advanced.

Zippy Cardigan

Intermediate. A zippered cardigan for a toddler.

Seed Stitch Toddler Cardigan


Gauge: 4.25 stitches per inch or 17.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Kira Kimono


Gauge: 9.0 stitches per inch or 36.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Impress Dress with Hat and Socks

Intermediate. This is an adorable dress, complete with a hat and socks to match.

Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch or 21.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Child's Fringe Cape


Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Adorable Short Skirt for Toddlers


Toddler's Poncho and Pants


Gauge: 7.0 stitches per inch or 28.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Fuzzy Shrug


Toddler's Poncho

Beginner/Intermediate. This gorgeous toddler's poncho is perfect for winter. Sizes given are from 18 months to three years.

Baby Bunny Hooded Poncho


Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Poncho Fucsia


Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch or 22.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Baby Poncho


Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch or 11.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Manly Bib

Beginner. Funny and original bib with faux necktie and collar.

Bib Overalls


Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.



Intermediate. Anouk is a pinafore that will grow with a baby. At first it is a dress and will gradually become a tunic.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Baby Leggings


Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Intermediate. Check out this fun cardi for the active child on your gift list. With its Fair Isle-like front and sleeves it's great for spring or fall.

Gauge: 7.5 stitches per inch or 30.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Quick Baby Sweater


Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Beginner. A boxy, cropped cardigan for little girls and boys. Haiku is an easy project for novice knitters.

There's 228 Toddler & Children's Clothes patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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