Dresses and Skirts for Children Knitting Patterns
Nothing is more fun to wear or knit than a twirly whirly flouncy bouncy dress or skirt for the little ones in your life.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Cable Sweater Dress
Jodi Lewanda’s easy dress for children in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years.
Garden Party Dress, Purse, and Headband
Matching set is knit in a 2-row repeat chevron stitch that showcases multi-colored yarn and makes a natural zigzag hem. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Child 12m (2t, 4t, 6t)
Long-sleeved baby dress in stocking stitch with moss stitch yoke by Debbie Bliss. To fit ages 3-6 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months. Pictured project by AnnaMaria at 9-12 months size.
Song of the Spruce
Laulu kuusesta by Christa Becker features diamond-shaped lace motifs inspired by spruce trees. Sizes 0/3 – 6/12 – 24 – 36 months. Available in English, German, and Finnish. This would make a great christening or flower girl dress for a wedding!
Short-sleeved pullover dress or tunic for a child with a unique wave stitch pattern. Sizes 2-3 years. Available in English, French and Italian. Designed by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne. Pictured project by ittybitty
Inna Aleksandrova’s lace toddler dress features a ripple lace skirt with a daisy stitch bodice and eyelet waist for ribbon. Sizes 2T[3T, 4T, 5T] (shown in size 3T)
Perfect Party Dress
Cute child’s dress has an easy-fit ribbed top and uses special fabric ruffle yarn to create the ruffled skirt. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart.
Lace Wrap Dress
This wrap-around baby dress with lace motif on skirt and bodice from DROPS Design comes includes patterns for matching bonnet and socks. Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years) Pictured project by mission316 who added a crocheted flower and edging.
Leah Galliker designed this pretty dress with a chevron patterned top and seashell lace hem border. Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8)
Designed by Mavis Adams
tikki’s dress is s simple seamless knit that’s great for multi-color yarn and stash busitng. 15 – 28″ chest (approximately newborn to child size 10)
Child’s Foxy Tunic
Red Heart created this fun design for a dress that can be worn by itself in warm weather or as a tunic over a shirt and leggings in cold weather. In four sizes – 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years.
Swan Valley Toddler Dress
Selena Mishkin’s design is flat and seamed. Sizes 1T, 2T, 3T
Tapestry Christening Gown
Lovely lace baby dress from Judy Lamb. This pattern is also available in a collection of christening / baptism / dedication dress patterns Elegant Ensembles from Leisure Arts.
Cozy Posie Dress
Adorable baby / toddler dress from Bernat features lace skirt with bobble flowers and eyelet lace at the neckline, sleeves, and waist. Sizes 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos
Clara Masessa’s dress is is knit from the neck down with a button placket center back. The petals along the neck are knitted into place. Chest size: 18 (20, 22)”
Anouk Pinafore Dress
Kate Gilbert’s pinafore is designed to grow with your little one with expandable tabs at the sides that change it from a dress to a tunic as baby grows. Sizes 3 months [6 months, 12 months, 18 months]
Cheval Blanc Baby Dress
0-3 months (6 months) 1 years (2 years) 3 years (4 years) Pattern is multilingual.
Shades of Summer
Elena Nodel’s design is knitted completely in the round and the bodice and skirt are knitted from different weight yarns. Sizes 3 months – 6 years
Pretty in Pink
With an adorable frilled collar and sleeves and pretty lace details, this dress is perfect for little girls. Sizes 18 mos, 2 yrs, 4 yrs.
Shelby Dyas’s seamless dress is worked from the top down, with garter stitch straps and hem, and decorative eyelet increases at the center front and back.
Harpa’s design features ribbing and lace details. Size approximately 18 months – but the size is not difficult to change.
Maxi Top or Dress
Elena Nodel’s dress is sized for 6 months – 9 years, 16″ – 28″ chest. Great for multi colored yarn!
Ratchadawan Chambers designed this school uniform skirt with a flower embellishment. The flower is crocheted but I have a link below to knitting patterns for flowers
Twirly Girly Skirt
Elena Nodel’s design is knitted completely in the round from waist down. Sizes 9 months -6 year old
Tulip Lace Dress and Blanket
Yarnspirations’ set is sized for babies and children from 6 months to 3 years.
Patterns for Purchase
Peach Blossom Baby Dress Set
This baby set includes instructions for a flower bordered Dress, Bolero, Cardigan and matching Pram Blanket. To fit 16- 18- 20- 22 ins
Paisley Baby Dress and Hat
The pattern uses stranded colorwork and comes in 4 sizes: 3 mos, 6 mos, 12 mos, and 24 mos.
Scalloped Baby Dress, Bonnet & Booties
This lace dress set fits 0-3 Months Baby or a Lifesize Reborn Doll 20/22in
Lily Rose Dress
Lace baby / toddler dress by Taiga Hilliard. Sizes – Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T)
Love and Kisses Layette Set
A heart lace motif and x kiss cables decorate this christening gown, bonnet, and booties set. One of 4 sets in the Elegant Ensembles to Knit 2 ebook.
Luv U Forever Pinafore Dress
This seamless dress pattern includes two options for dress bodice. Sizes 0-3 months — 3-9 months — 9-12 months — 12 – 24 months
Striped Toddler Dress
Dress is knit in two pieces from the bottom up. Sizes: 12 mo. (2T, 4T) or 17(19,21)”
As your baby grows, Taiga Hilliard’s pattern will adapt from a dress to a tunic. Top down design with a pretty lace pattern on the yoke and skirt. Sizes – 0-3 months (6 months, 12 months, 18 months)
Deramore’s easy to wear outfit with a classic twist, this simple dress is charmingly traditional. Sizes to fit 41 – 66cm (16 – 26″), birth to 7 years.
Claudine Layered Dress
A timeless dress or top with a peter pan collar and two sleeve options: puffed or three-quarters. SIZES: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)
Jade Diamond Skirt
Ratchadawan Chambers designed this super cute short skirt for girls age 2-10 years-old. The upper portion of the skirt is knitted in rows in a beautiful diamond and garter stitch pattern.
Midsummer Meadow Dress or Tunic
This design by MakeReadyPatterns has a flower detail on the side of the skirt that isn’t visible in the photo — you can see it in another pic on the pattern page. The design can be knit as a dress or tunic, sleeveless or with cap sleeves. Finished Chest Measurements:17 1⁄2(19, 19, 20 1⁄2, 21 3⁄4, 21 3⁄4, 23 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 27 1⁄2, 29) inches; 44.5(48.5, 48.5, 52, 55, 55, 59, 66.5, 70, 73.5) cm
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Unfortunately this pattern is no longer free. Molly Rivera’s design features a smocked top, contrasting collar and sleeve bands and buttons up the back. Sizes 1(2,4,6) yrs