Knitting patterns for tops for babies and children. Most patterns are free.
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Shorts and Top Set
Sleeveless top and shorts knit in stockinette. Child Sizes 1 and 2 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the recommended Ice Cream Big Scoop yarn at Joann
- Get the free PDF knitting pattern at Lion Brand (using Mandala Yarn) - download button below kit info
Short-sleeved tunic length pullover or dress knitted in the round from the top down with 4 row repeat lace skirt. Sizes 12mnths, (18mnths, 2yrs, 3yrs, 4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs). DK weight yarn. Looks great in self-striping or gradient yarn. Designed by Kelly Menzies.
Ruffled Summer Top
Short-sleeved pullover sweater with ruffled sleeves and hem is knit seamlessly from the top down. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sizes 6 months - 9 years and women sizes 32" and 34". DK weight yarn. Looks great in self-striping or gradient yarn. Designed by Elena Nodel.
Baby Top With Pocket
This sleeveless baby sweater is knit with garter stitch and has a front pocket. Trim is easy crochet. Sizes Newborn - 18 months. DK weight yarn. Designed by Cleckheaton. DK weight yarn.
Grow With Me Top
This sleeveless top accommodates a wide range of sizes by adjusting the smocking and shoulder ties. Sizes Children’s 2[4, 6, 8]. DK weight yarn. Designed by Laura Brown for Knitty
More Free Patterns
Sleeveless tank top with ruffle at bodice. Sizes Children's 2[4, 6, 8, 10]. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight yarn. Designed by Christine Schwender for Knitty
Léa Baby Top
Sleeveless lace baby top. The lower body is knit in an 8 row lace pattern as are the lace straps. Sizes 3 months to 24 months. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Georgie Nicolson. Available in English and French
Sleeveless apron style top in tunic length. The skirt of the top features a lace pattern while the bodice features crossover straps and a tie back making it adjustable. Knit from the bottom up all in one piece. Sizes To fit chest size: 18 to 28"/ 46 to 71cm (Age range approx 1 to 10) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Georgie Nicolson.
Clementine Baby Top
Baby top with a pocket, button straps for easy dressing, and stripes. Also great as a dress or vest for layering. Sizes 0-3 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months One piece seamless construction means you knit and you are done! Designed by The Noble Thread.
This baby pullover tee is knit top down from the collar and has buttons on the shoulders for easy dressing. Sizes 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years. Designed by Yarn Madness. Available in English and Swedish.
Lace Sleeve Baby Pullover
This baby sweater “HINE is a Girl” by Kelly van Niekerk features beautiful lace leaf short sleeves and buttons at the yoke for easy dressing. Great for layering or by itself in warm weather. Size 18-24 months. Pictured project by hetty24tigger
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