Knitting patterns for tops for babies and children. Most patterns are free.
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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
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
More Free Patterns
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