Knitting patterns for for tees, tank tops, and short-sleeved sweaters for babies and children. Most patterns are free. Updated 5/9/23.
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Arrow Lace Tank
Sleeveless child's tank top with a 4 row arrow lace pattern on the bottom and 6 row repeat garter eyelet on the bodice. Child Sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Greenland Top or Vest
Colorful children's sleeveless vest or top with an intarsia landscape inspired by Greenland and a sunset over icebergs and water. I think it would be easy to make this look like a mountain scene by changing colors. Sizes 2 (4) 6 (8) years. Designed for 5 colors, this would be a great stash buster. Aran weight yarn. Nuuk designed by Sana Strik for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
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.
Short Sleeved Baby Sweaters
Baby t-shirt sweaters with options for round neck or collared henley knit flat. SizesTo Fit Age: 0 Months to 24 Months DK weight yarn. Short Sleeved Baby Sweaters in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK - 5486
Short-sleeved tee top sweater in baby and child sizes with a diamond pattern. Sizes: newborn, 6 month, 9 month, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Antje Litzmann for Lanade. Available in English and German
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Children's short-sleeved sweater or dress with a ruched smocking detail on yoke. Child’s sizes Girl's 2, 4, 6. Chest 24 (26-28)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Children's dress or tunic short-sleeved sweater with a 4 row repeat lace pattern. Child’s sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
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Children's short-sleeved t-shirt top sweater with a charming eyelet pattern on the yoke. Child version of the popular Kastellet woman's top. Sizes 2 years (4 years) 6 years (8 years) 10 years (12 years). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Ditte Lerche for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
Line Dancer Top
Children's short-sleeved tee top sweater with lace on sleeves and hem. Inspired by a line dancer costume from the beginning of the 20th century. Sizes 2 (4) 6 (8) years. Fingering weight yarn. Linedanser Designed by Maria Bach Jensen for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Toddler and child sized sleeveless tunic or dress knit with a 10 row repeat. Can be worn by itself or as pinafore or jumper over sweaters. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Years. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco.
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Toddler and child sized tunic pullover with seed and bobble stitch trim on sleeves and hem. Sizes 2 to 8 Years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
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.
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.
Tropical Swing Tank
Sleeveless A-line tunic length pullover or dress. Sizes Newborn to to Years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
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.
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
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.
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
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Siobhan Tunic Top
Short sleeved pullover sweater for babies and young children has sweet cable detailing, empire line shaping and a gently rounded neckline to pop over little heads. Sizes 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 yrs. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss
Frou Frou Tee
Baby, child, and teen sized tee top short sleeved pullover sweater with a sweet eyelet ruffled hemline. Sizes 12/18 mo (2/3, 4/5, 6/7) [8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15] yrs. DK weight yarn. Designed by KatyTricot/Ekaterina Blanchard
Herringbone Lace is offset with deep ribbing around the neck and arms openings on this cute little pullover sleeveless top or vest. Lace looks like a 2 row repeat. Ages 1-2 (3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10) years. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Ella Rae
Snuggles Baby and Toddler Vest
Seamless baby sweater knit with ribbing to fit snugly and stretch as your little one grows, with buttons down the side for easy dressing. Knitted seamlessly from the top down. 5 sizes: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Vullings.
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