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
Ophelia Baby Dress
Baby dress with textured and lace stitches. Sizes 0-3 months (6 months, 9 – 12 months). Designed by Elena Canon. DK weight yarn. Available in English and French
Tiny Ribbon Baby Dress
The tiny ribbon lace on the skirt transitions nicely into the twisted rib of the bodice of this adorable dress. 3-6 months. Designed by Astrid Colding Sivertsen. DK yarn. Available in English and Danish.
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!
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.
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.
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)”
Patterns for Purchase
Lil Rosebud Baby Dress
This seamless little top down dress / tunic top from OGE Designs is an easy knit, worked in garter stitch with a simple leaf pattern forming the front borders, then cascading down the sides. Sizes, 3 months — 6 months — 12 months — 18 months — 2 years — 4 years — 6 years
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
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.
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.
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
Watermelon Baby Set
Watermelon inspired baby layette set with instructions for Dress, Hat, Mittens, and Shoes. Knit flat. Some crochet details. Sizes Newborn – 6 months
Rainbow Tiered Skirt
Arwen is a drawstring skirt knit from the top down, to fit ages approximately 2 – 10 years.The length of the skirt is adjustable by adding more or fewer frills. Add more frills as the child grows taller.
Little Owl Matinee Set
Instructions to knit matching Baby Jacket, Dress, Bonnet, Beanie Hat and Headband in 5 sizes. This set features a pretty bell stitch and owl cable motifs. To fit. 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-24) months