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Dresses and Skirts for Children Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 18, 2015 | Clothing

Knitting patterns for Children's Dresses and Skirts, most of the patterns are free. Nothing is more fun to wear or knit than a twirly whirly flouncy bouncy dress or skirt for the little ones in your life.

Nothing is more fun to wear or knit than a twirly whirly flouncy bouncy dress or skirt for the little ones in your life.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Ophelia Baby Dress

Ophelia Baby Dress

Baby dress with textured and lace stitches. Sizes 0-3 months (6 months, 9 – 12 months). Designed by Elena Canon. DK weight yarn. Available in English and French

Free Knitting Pattern Child's Cable Sweater Dress

Cable Sweater Dress

Jodi Lewanda’s easy dress for children in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Sunday Best Baby Dress

Sunday Best Baby Dress

This dress knitted seamlessly from the top down with easy lace skirt with adaptable length. Sizes 12, 18, 24 months. Designed by Sport weight yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Eggy Chicky Dress

Eggy Chicky Dress

Long-sleeved baby dress with buttons at the shoulders for easy dressing, stripes with slipped stitches for interest, and chicks in colorwork. 12-18 months. Designed by Wiam’s Crafts. DK yarn. Available in English and Danish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Tiny Ribbon Baby Dress

Tiny Ribbon Baby Dress

The tiny ribbon lace on the skirt transitions nicely into the twisted rib of the bodice of this adorable dress. 3-6 months. Designed by Astrid Colding Sivertsen. DK yarn. Available in English and Danish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Child Garden Party Dress and Purse

Garden Party Dress, Purse, and Headband

Matching set is knit in a 2-row repeat chevron stitch that showcases multi-colored yarn and makes a natural zigzag hem. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Child 12m (2t, 4t, 6t)

Free Knitting Pattern for Katherine Baby Dress

Katherine Dress

Long-sleeved baby dress in stocking stitch with moss stitch yoke by Debbie Bliss. To fit ages 3-6 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months. Pictured project by AnnaMaria at 9-12 months size.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Child's Lace Dress

Song of the Spruce

Laulu kuusesta by Christa Becker features diamond-shaped lace motifs inspired by spruce trees. Sizes 0/3 – 6/12 – 24 – 36 months. Available in English, German, and Finnish. This would make a great christening or flower girl dress for a wedding!

Free Knitting Pattern for River Dress

River Dress

Short-sleeved pullover dress or tunic for a child with a unique wave stitch pattern. Sizes 2-3 years. Available in English, French and Italian. Designed by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne. Pictured project by ittybitty

Free knitting pattern for Elenka dress


Inna Aleksandrova’s lace toddler dress features a ripple lace skirt with a daisy stitch bodice and eyelet waist for ribbon. Sizes 2T[3T, 4T, 5T] (shown in size 3T)

Free Knitting Pattern for Perfect Party Dress

Perfect Party Dress

Cute child’s dress has an easy-fit ribbed top and uses special fabric ruffle yarn to create the ruffled skirt. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern Baby Lace Wrap Dress

Lace Wrap Dress

This wrap-around baby dress with lace motif on skirt and bodice from DROPS Design comes includes patterns for matching bonnet and socks. Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years) Pictured project by mission316 who added a crocheted flower and edging.

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Child’s Foxy Tunic

Red Heart created this fun design for a dress that can be worn by itself in warm weather or as a tunic over a shirt and leggings in cold weather. In four sizes – 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years.

Free knitting pattern for girl's dress Ebb Tide and more chevron knitting patterns

Ebb Tide

Leah Galliker designed this pretty dress with a chevron patterned top and seashell lace hem border. Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8)

Free knitting pattern for Swan Valley Toddler Dress and more children's dress knitting patterns

Swan Valley Toddler Dress

Selena Mishkin’s design is flat and seamed. Sizes 1T, 2T, 3T

Free knitting pattern for Cozy Posie Dress

Cozy Posie Dress

Adorable baby / toddler dress from Bernat features lace skirt with bobble flowers and eyelet lace at the neckline, sleeves, and waist. Sizes 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos

Free knitting pattern for Sunflower Dress

Sunflower Dress

Clara Masessa’s dress is is knit from the neck down with a button placket center back. The petals along the neck are knitted into place. Chest size: 18 (20, 22)”

Free knitting pattern for Anouk Dress pinafore for baby or toddler

Anouk Pinafore Dress

Kate Gilbert’s pinafore is designed to grow with your little one with expandable tabs at the sides that change it from a dress to a tunic as baby grows. Sizes 3 months [6 months, 12 months, 18 months]

Free knitting pattern for Cheval Blanc Dress

Cheval Blanc Baby Dress

0-3 months (6 months) 1 years (2 years) 3 years (4 years) Pattern is multilingual.

Free knitting pattern for Oriental Lily Dress for child sizes

Oriental Lily

tikki’s dress is s simple seamless knit that’s great for multi-color yarn and stash busitng. 15 – 28″ chest (approximately newborn to child size 10)

Free knitting pattern for girl's dress Shades of Summer and more dress knitting patterns for children

Shades of Summer

Elena Nodel’s design is knitted completely in the round and the bodice and skirt are knitted from different weight yarns. Sizes 3 months – 6 years

Pretty In Pink Dress free knitting pattern

Pretty in Pink

With an adorable frilled collar and sleeves and pretty lace details, this dress is perfect for little girls. Sizes 18 mos, 2 yrs, 4 yrs.

Free knitting pattern for Violet Dress for child sizes

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Violet Dress

Shelby Dyas’s seamless dress is worked from the top down, with garter stitch straps and hem, and decorative eyelet increases at the center front and back.

Pink Dream Girl's Dress free knitting pattern and more patterns for children's dresses

Pink Dream

Harpa’s design features ribbing and lace details. Size approximately 18 months – but the size is not difficult to change.

Free knitting pattern for a Maxi Top or Dress in child sizes

Maxi Top or Dress

Elena Nodel’s dress is sized for 6 months – 9 years, 16″ – 28″ chest. Great for multi colored yarn!

Free knitting for Uniform Skirt for Girls

Uniform Skirt

Ratchadawan Chambers designed this school uniform skirt with a flower embellishment. The flower is crocheted but I have a link below to knitting patterns for flowers

Free knitting pattern for Twirly Girly skirt and more child dress knitting patterns

Twirly Girly Skirt

Elena Nodel’s design is knitted completely in the round from waist down. Sizes 9 months -6 year old

Free knitting pattern for baby and child dress with matching blanket Tulip Dress and Blanket

Tulip Lace Dress and Blanket

Yarnspirations’ set is sized for babies and children from 6 months to 3 years.

Free knitting pattern for Scallop Edge Lace Skirt for Child Sizes

Scallop Edge Skirt

Ratchadawan Chambers designed this tiered lace skirt. Pattern contains an instructional video.

Patterns for Purchase

Free Knitting Pattern for Lil Rosebud Baby Dress

 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

Knitting Pattern for Peach Blossom Baby Dress Set

Peach Blossom Baby Dress Set

This baby set includes instructions for a flower bordered Dress, Bolero, Cardigan and matching Pram Blanket. To fit 16- 18- 20- 22 ins

Free Knitting Pattern for Scalloped Baby Dress, Bonnet & Booties

Scalloped Baby Dress, Bonnet & Booties

This lace dress set fits 0-3 Months Baby or a Lifesize Reborn Doll 20/22in

Knitting Pattern Lily Rose Dress

Lily Rose Dress

Lace baby / toddler dress by Taiga Hilliard. Sizes – Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T)

Knitting Pattern for Love and Kisses Christening Gown Set

Love and Kisses Layette Set

A heart lace motif and x kiss cables decorate this christening gown, bonnet, and booties set. One of 4 sets in the Elegant Ensembles to Knit 2 ebook.

Knitting pattern for Luv U Forever Pinafore Dress for babies and toddlers

Luv U Forever Pinafore Dress

This seamless dress pattern includes two options for dress bodice. Sizes 0-3 months — 3-9 months — 9-12 months — 12 – 24 months

Knitting for Muti Baby Dress with lace collar and hem Knitting pattern for Muti Dress for baby and toddler with lace collar and hem

Muti Dress

As your baby grows, Taiga Hilliard’s pattern will adapt from a dress to a tunic. Top down design with a pretty lace pattern on the yoke and skirt. Sizes – 0-3 months (6 months, 12 months, 18 months)

Knitting pattern for Deramores Dress for Baby or Girl

Classic Dress

Deramore’s easy to wear outfit with a classic twist, this simple dress is charmingly traditional. Sizes to fit 41 – 66cm (16 – 26″), birth to 7 years.

Knitting pattern for Claudine Layered Dress

Claudine Layered Dress

A timeless dress or top with a peter pan collar and two sleeve options: puffed or three-quarters. SIZES: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)

Knitting pattern for Jade Diamond Skirt

Jade Diamond Skirt

Ratchadawan Chambers designed this super cute short skirt for girls age 2-10 years-old. The upper portion of the skirt is knitted in rows in a beautiful diamond and garter stitch pattern.

Knitting pattern for Midsummer Meadow Dress for child

Midsummer Meadow Dress or Tunic

This design by MakeReadyPatterns has a flower detail on the side of the skirt that isn’t visible in the photo — you can see it in another pic on the pattern page. The design can be knit as a dress or tunic, sleeveless or with cap sleeves. Finished Chest Measurements:17 1⁄2(19, 19, 20 1⁄2, 21 3⁄4, 21 3⁄4, 23 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 27 1⁄2, 29) inches; 44.5(48.5, 48.5, 52, 55, 55, 59, 66.5, 70, 73.5) cm

Knitting Pattern for Watermelon Baby Set

Watermelon Baby Set

Watermelon inspired baby layette set with instructions for Dress, Hat, Mittens, and Shoes. Knit flat. Some crochet details. Sizes Newborn – 6 months

Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Tiered Skirt

Rainbow Tiered Skirt

Arwen is a drawstring skirt knit from the top down, to fit ages approximately 2 – 10 years.The length of the skirt is adjustable by adding more or fewer frills. Add more frills as the child grows taller.

Knitting Pattern for Little Owl Matinee Set

Little Owl Matinee Set

Instructions to knit matching Baby Jacket, Dress, Bonnet, Beanie Hat and Headband in 5 sizes.  This set features a pretty bell stitch and owl cable motifs. To fit. 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-24) months

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