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Garter Stitch Little One Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 30, 2016 | Baby, Baby and Children, Baby Blankets, Baby Clothing, Children's Clothing, Featured

Knitting Patterns in Garter Stitch for Babies and Kids. Most patterns are free

Knitting Patterns in Garter Stitch for Babies and Kids including sweaters, hats, blankets, booties, and more. Most patterns are free

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Hooded Baby Blanket

Hooded Baby Blanket

This blanket is knit in 2 pieces with garter stitch and seamed. Designed by Gina Michele who says it is perfect for beginners.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Macaron Baby Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Macaron Baby Sweater

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Garter Stitch Ruffles Baby Blanket

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

Free Knitting Pattern For Brooklyn Cardi and Hat

Brooklyn Cardi and Hat

Easy baby cardigan sweater in garter stitch with matching hat pattern. Size Finished Chest About 22 (24) in. (56 (61) cm). Takes about 1117 yards.

Free Knitting Pattern for Play Date Cardie

Play Date Cardie

This easy hooded baby cardigan sweater by Lorna Miser is knit in garter stitch. Sizes 6 months to 24 months.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Pinwheel Baby Blanket

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cottontail Rabbit

Cottontail Rabbit

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Sawtelle Child's Cardigan

Sawtelle Cardigan

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Hat

Garter Stitch Baby Hat

Kathleen Sams designed this easy baby hat that’s perfect for beginners.

 Free Knitting Pattern for Stacey's Perfect Penguin

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!

Free Knitting Pattern for Show Your Stripes Baby Jacket

Show Your Stripes Baby Jacket

This easy hooded baby jacket is knit in garter stitch. The sweater is knit in one piece from side to side and the stitches are picked up to knit the hood. Sizes 6 and 12 months

Free Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Booties

Garter Stitch Baby Booties

Easy booties in boot style to stay on baby’s feet. Only takes one ball of yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy 3 Square Child's Sweater

3 Square Child’s Sweater

Gina Michele’s super easy pullover is constructed of three squares knit in garter stitch. Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Garter Stitch Sweater

Baby Sweater in Garter Stitch

Easy pullover sweater suitable for beginners. To fit 6 (12-18) mos.

Free knitting pattern for Cambria Baby Blanket and more easy baby blanket knitting patterns

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Year-Round Baby Cardigan

Year-Round Baby Cardigan

This easy sweater pattern by Lorna Miser is knit in garter stitch. Sizes 6 months to 24 months.

Free knitting pattern for Storybook Baby Hoodie

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Storybook Baby Hoodie

Hoodie cardigan in baby and child sizes from Lion Brand Yarn. All pieces are worked flat in garter stitch (knit every row). Sizes: Newborn, 3–6 months, 12–18 months, 2 years, 4 years

Free Knitting Patterns for Garter Stitch Jackets for Children

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.


Free knitting pattern for Cute Kimono Sweater for children

Cute Kimono Cardigan

Easy pattern by Ann E. Smith from Red Heart for a wrap cardigan in garter stitch. Sizes 2, 4, and 6 years.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hooded Baby Blanket

Hooded Baby Blanket

This beginner baby pattern is a garter stitch baby blanket with a hood that is knit separately and sewn on to keep those precious head and ears warm.

Free knitting pattern for Bear Buddy Blanket

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)

Free Knitting Pattern for Cuddle Bug Blanket

Cuddle Bug Blanket

Easy garter stitch blanket is knit diagonally. Knit with multi-color yarn for a diagonally striped effect. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Jacket in Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch Jacket for Little Ones

Cardigan by DROPS Design created for multi-color yarn. Sizes 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 – 5/6) years . Pictured project for sofyg

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Jacket

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Jacket

Garter Stitch Baby Jacket

Baby cardigan knit in garter stitch with options for knit edging or crochet edging. Sizes 0 – 3 months and 3 – 6 months. Worsted weight yarn

Knitting Pattern for Baby Hooded Wrap Cardigan

Baby Hooded Wrap Cardigan

Quick and easy hoodie in garter stitch in 3 sizes to fit chest: 41(46:51)cm, 16(18:20)in. Ages:0-3m(3-6m:6-12m). Designed by Audrey Wilson. Pictured project by parksidepurler

Garter Stitch for Baby Knitting Patterns

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

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Baby Poncho and Hat

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.

Knitting Pattern Garter Stitch Baby Onesie

Baby Onesie

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

Knitting Pattern for Pilot Cap

Pilot Cap

A quick and easy aviator hat in garter stitch. Sizes from newborn to large child. Desgned by Abby Belnap. Pictured project by kseus

Knitting Pattern for Peony Baby Cardigan

Baby Peony Garter Stitch Cardigan

Very quick and very easy to knit designed by Audrey Wilson. Sizes 0-3months. 3-6 months. 6-12 months. Pictured project by Aloysius

Knitting Pattern Baby Hooded Jacket in Garter Stitch

Baby Hooded Jacket

Garter stitch hoodie in sizes sizes 3, 6, 12 months.

Knitting Pattern for Baby Hooded Wrap and Roll Blanket

Baby Hooded Wrap and Roll Blanket

Easy knitting pattern by Audrey Wilson.

Knitting Pattern for Child's Poncho in Garter Stitch and Hat

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.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!


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