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Dresses and Skirts for Children Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 18, 2015 | Clothing

Knitting patterns for Children's Dresses and Skirts, most of the patterns are free. Nothing is more fun to wear or knit than a twirly whirly flouncy bouncy dress or skirt for the little ones in your life.

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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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern Child's Cable Sweater Dress

Cable Sweater Dress

Jodi Lewanda’s easy dress for children in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years.

Free knitting pattern for Elenka dress


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)

Free Knitting Pattern for Perfect Party Dress

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.

Free Knitting Pattern Baby Lace Wrap Dress

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.

Free knitting pattern for girl's dress Ebb Tide and more chevron knitting patterns

Ebb Tide

Leah Galliker designed this pretty dress with a chevron patterned top and seashell lace hem border. Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8)

Pink Dream Girl's Dress free knitting pattern and more patterns for children's dresses

Pink Dream

Harpa’s design features ribbing and lace details. Size approximately 18 months – but the size is not difficult to change.

Free knitting pattern for Oriental Lily Dress for child sizes

Oriental Lily

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)

Free knitting pattern for a Maxi Top or Dress in child sizes

Maxi Top or Dress

Elena Nodel’s dress is sized for 6 months – 9 years, 16″ – 28″ chest. Great for multi colored yarn!

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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.

Free knitting pattern for Swan Valley Toddler Dress and more children's dress knitting patterns

Swan Valley Toddler Dress

Selena Mishkin’s design is flat and seamed. Sizes 1T, 2T, 3T

Free knitting pattern for Cozy Posie Dress

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

Free knitting pattern for Sunflower Dress

Sunflower Dress

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)”

Free knitting pattern for Anouk Dress pinafore for baby or toddler

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]

Free knitting pattern for Cheval Blanc Dress

Cheval Blanc Baby Dress

0-3 months (6 months) 1 years (2 years) 3 years (4 years) Pattern is multilingual.

Free knitting pattern for girl's dress Shades of Summer and more dress knitting patterns for children

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 Dress free knitting pattern

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.

Free knitting pattern for Violet Dress for child sizes

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Violet Dress

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.

Free knitting for Uniform Skirt for Girls

Uniform Skirt

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

Free knitting pattern for Twirly Girly skirt and more child dress knitting patterns

Twirly Girly Skirt

Elena Nodel’s design is knitted completely in the round from waist down. Sizes 9 months -6 year old

Free knitting pattern for baby and child dress with matching blanket Tulip Dress and Blanket

Tulip Lace Dress and Blanket

Yarnspirations’ set is sized for babies and children from 6 months to 3 years.

Free knitting pattern for Scallop Edge Lace Skirt for Child Sizes

Scallop Edge Skirt

Ratchadawan Chambers designed this tiered lace skirt. Pattern contains an instructional video.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern Lily Rose Dress

Lily Rose Dress

Lace baby / toddler dress by Taiga Hilliard. Sizes – Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T)

Knitting Pattern for Love and Kisses Christening Gown Set

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.

Knitting pattern for Luv U Forever Pinafore Dress for babies and toddlers

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

Knitting pattern for Striped Toddler Dress

Striped Toddler Dress

Dress is knit in two pieces from the bottom up. Sizes: 12 mo. (2T, 4T) or 17(19,21)”

Knitting for Muti Baby Dress with lace collar and hem Knitting pattern for Muti Dress for baby and toddler with lace collar and hem

Muti Dress

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)

Knitting pattern for Deramores Dress for Baby or Girl

Classic Dress

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.

Knitting pattern for Claudine Layered Dress

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)

Knitting pattern for Jade Diamond Skirt

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.

Knitting pattern for Midsummer Meadow Dress for child

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

Free knitting pattern for Bluebell Dress for children and babies and more dress patterns

Bluebell Dress

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

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