Garter Stitch Little One Knitting Patterns
Knitting Patterns in Garter Stitch for Babies and Kids including sweaters, hats, blankets, booties, and more. Most patterns are free
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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
Easy Macaron Baby Sweater
Inspired by the colorful French macaron sandwich cookies, these pullovers are knit in garter stitch with a boatneck neckline and a one button closure in the back. Sizes Newborn, 3 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years, 4 years. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by The Noble Thread in DK yarn. Pictured project by Alexandra Belmont
Garter Stitch Ruffles Baby Blanket
This easy reversible blanket is knit completely in garter stitch with two strands of yarn held together. It gets its ruffled look by switching to large needles for a puffier section and then make to smaller needles for a tighter gauge. Consider two yarns or different texture or color to add interest. Designed by Diane Starke. Pictured project by KathInOC
Pinwheel Baby Blanket
This easy colorful and reversible blanket is made of squares knit diagonally in garter stitch in two colors and then seamed to form pinwheel shapes. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team for bulky yarn. Finished size 32 inches square.
Easy bunny softie toy knit in garter stitch and shaped with increases and decreases. Designed by Erika Knight. Approx 36cm/14 1/4in in height
Easy sweater pattern for child sizes 2-12 knit in garter stitch and seamed only at shoulders. Designed by Amanda Keep Williams. Free with registration at Annie’s. Pictured project by jennyishi
Stacey’s Perfect Penguin
This bean-bag penguin softie toy by Messmerland Knitting is an easy pattern knit in garter stitch and embellished with safety eyes, felt feet and bill. Comes with patterns for her own scarf and hat!
Cambria Baby Blanket
Pam Mausar’s blanket is garter stitch that makes a diagonal pattern because of increases at the beginning of the rows for the first half of the blanket and decreases in the last half. The picot border does require picking up stitches. Ravelry knitters have rated this as easy. Pam says that you can use any weight yarn.
Garter Stitch Jackets For Children
These hooded jackets designed by Patons for girls and boys are knit side to side to create an unusual vertical stripe in ombre yarn.
Fuzzy Comfort Blanket
Sharon Maher’s design is both a teddy and a blanket, worked in a simple garter stitch. Use a furry yarn for maximum impact. Length: 51 cm (20 in) Width: 36 cm (14 ¼ in)
Patterns for Purchase
Garter Stitch for Baby eBook
10 Designs to knit using various weights of yarn: Baby Hat, Leg Warmers, Ripple Stripe Blanket, Teal Stripe Blanket, Hooded Sweater, Vest, Sweetie Toy, Booties, Mitts, and Fingerless Mitts. Designed by Candi Jensen and Heather Vantress
Garter Stitch Baby Poncho and Hat
Easy baby poncho using garter stitch with a matching hat. Two options for hat – envelope hat and beanie. Options for poncho with or without fringe.
This garter stitch onesie is worked flat on straight needles in aran weight yarn. 5 sizes XS( 0-3 months), S (3-6 months), M (6-9 months), L (9-12 months) and XL (12-18 months). Designed by Christine Grant
Baby Hooded Jacket
Garter stitch hoodie in sizes sizes 3, 6, 12 months.
Easy Kid Poncho and Ear Flap Hat
Fringed poncho with sleeves in garter stitch with hat are quick knits in bulky yarn. Sizes 2, 4, and 6 years.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!