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Family Knitting Patterns

by | Jan 31, 2016 | Featured

Knitting patterns for the whole family. Most patterns are free

These matching patterns make perfect sets for mother and daughter, father and son, or the whole family! And, if you’re just looking for a single project, these patterns cover a wide range of sizes from newborn to adult men!

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 from Mom and Me Shrug

Mom and Me Shrug

Shrug is knit in one piece and seamed on the sleeves with the flounce edge picked up and knit. Women’s sizes: S – M – L – XL – XXL Girl’s sizes: 5/6 – 7/8 – 9/10 – 11/12 – 13/14 years. Both patterns on the same page — Girl’s pattern is below the Women’s pattern.

Free knitting pattern for Mom and Daughter Casual Knitted T-Shirts

Casual Knitted T-Shirts for Mom and Daughter

Excerpted from Mom & Me Knits: 20 Pretty Projects for Mothers and Daughters. These matching casual shirts come with optional front kangaroo pocket below twisted lace stitch columns.

Free knitting patterns for Family Raglan Sweatershirt

Family Raglan Sweatshirt

This Patons pullover sweater comes in sizes fromchild 4 to adult XL (23-46 in/58.5 to 117 cm chest) so you can knit one for everyone in the family!

Free knitting pattern for Barley Hat for the Whole Family

Barley Hat

Tin Can Knits designed this easy hat pattern that adds style by contrasting panels of garter stitch and stockinette. Sizes for the whole family from Baby to Adult Large. (Looks to me like the baby is wearing their Flax sweater also on this page.)

Free knitting pattern for Just Like Mom Pullover

Just Like Mom Pullover

This long-sleeved pullover sweater from Patons features elegant cables with pretty flower-like bobbles. Sizes for 6, 8, and 10 years and adult XS to XL.

Free knitting pattern for Harvest Cardigan for the Whole Family

Harvest Cardigan

Tin Can Knits designed this easy cardigan sweater for the whole family with garter stitch borders. Sizes for the whole family from 0-6 months to 4XL

Free knitting pattern for Mother and Daughter Peruvian Spirit Ponchos

Peruvian Spirit Ponchos

Yarnspirations design features bold, simple geometric pattern. Sizes: child 4-8 yrs or women 32-38 in (81-97 cm) bust.

Free knitting pattern for Clayoquot Toque parent and child hats in fair isle pattern

Clayoquot Toque

Like father, like son with these matching hats for new baby and proud daddy by Tin Can Knits. This modern fair-isle hat comes in multiple sizes, from Newborn to Adult, so parent and child can be two of a kind at any age! Great stash buster!

Free knitting pattern for Family Cables Sweaters

Family Cable Sweaters

Here’s one for the whole family from Patons! This aran cable pullover sweater comes with options for hood or crew neck and sizes for men, women and children 4-8 years old.

Free Knitting Pattern Mom and Baby Pullover matching sweaters

Mom and Baby Pullover

What a perfect gift for the new mother! Easy pattern from Bernat for matching pullover sweaters with v-necks in baby and women’s sizes. Baby sizes from 3 months to 18 months. Women’s sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free knitting pattern for Mom and Me Slippers

Mom and Me Slippers

These easy cozy slippers look great in multi-color yarn. Three sizes to fit child through adult.

Free knitting pattern for Pretty Lace Cardigan for mother and daughter

Pretty Lace Cardigan

This light lace cardigan sweater from Patons comes in sizes for children 4, 6, and 8 years and adult S to XL.

Free knitting pattern for Flax Pullover for whole family

Flax Pullover

Tin Can Knits designed this easy pullover sweater with a ribbed neckline and textured panels on the sleeves. Sizes for the whole family from 0-6 months to 4XL

Free knitting pattern for Family Hoodies

Deborah Norville Family Hoodies

These ribbed hoodies from Premier Yarns feature front pocket and zipper. Sizes: Child’s 4 (6, 8) or Women’s S (M, L, XL, 2X)

Free knitting pattern for Swans Island Bulky Hats for the Whole Family

Swans Island Bulky Hats for the Whole Family

Great beginner hat pattern in chunky yarn designed by Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich for Jimmy Beans Wool. Sizes from Newborn to Adult XL

Free knitting pattern for Amaelfi Icelandic Sweater for the Family

Amaelfi Icelandic Sweater

Védís Jónsdóttir designed this gorgeous sweater in honor of the 20th Anniversary (“amaelfi”) of Istex yarn. Five color combination options. Sizes: Child 8, 10 & 12 yrs, and Adult S, M, L, XL

Free knitting patterns for Just Me and Mom Ponchos

Just Me and Mom Ponchos

Yarnspirations matching ponchos feature hoods and fit child 4-8 yrs and women 32″-38″ (81-97 cm) bust.

Free knitting patterns for Uljhan Hats - This fun beanie features a play on a 2x2 rib, using two colors of yarn. It also uses a 1x1 cable at specified intervals, to form a pretty pattern over the body of the beanie.

Uljhan Beanie

Designed by DesiLoop, this unisex hat uses 2×2 rib and 1×1 cable to form the pattterns. Sizes Preemie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child/Teen, Small Adult, Large Adult)

Free knitting pattern for Little Flower Hat in baby, child, and adult sizes

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Little Flower Hat

Euwelina Murach’s hat is sized for baby, child, and adult sizes and is worked in the round and top down, staring from the center of the flower motif.

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Free knitting pattern for Dad and Son matching cardigan sweaters

Dad and Son Cardigan

Aran cardigan with a matching pattern for Dad’s little boy or girl. Adult Sizes from S to XL. Children Sizes 2-6

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Driving or Newsboy Capt

Scally Driver’s Cap

This driving or newsboy style cap comes in baby, child, and adult sizes.

Knitting Pattern for Crocus Hat for Adult and Child Sizes

Crocus Hat

Slouchy hat with allover floral lace motif pattern from KatyTricot. Sizes Toddler (Child, Adult S) Adult M, Adult L

Knitting pattern for Hiver Hats and Scarves in child and adult sizes

Hiver Slouchy Hat and Scarf

A simple slouchy hat with an interesting reversible texture, folded brim and fun I-cord loop on the top. Toddler, Child, Adult sizes

Knitting pattern for Slouch Slippers for the whole family

Family Slouch Slippers

These comfy slipper boots are knitted on two needles, so there’s no knitting on the round required. Four sizes including Children aged 4-6, Children aged 8-10 , Women, and Men


Knitting pattern for Mother Daugher Lace Cardigan

Lacy Cardigan

This beautiful, lacy cardigan features openwork designs that give it a stylish edge while still keeping it feminine and flirty. It’s also the perfect mommy and me pattern because it includes instructions to make one for a 4- to 5-year-old through adult. Options for short or long sleeves

Knittting patterns for matching adult and child shrugs Suzanne Elizabeth

Suzanne Elizabeth Adult and Baby Shrug Cardigans

This lace shrug is knit top down, with the sleeves knit in the round and the edging picked up.

Knitting pattern for Slash Neck Top in child and adult sizes

Diagonal Lace Top

The lines on this top make it a slimming and super-flattering design for any body type. It’s also the perfect mommy and me pattern because it includes instructions to make one for a 4-5 year-old through adult. Options for short sleeves or sleeveless.

Knitting pattern for Cool Wool Hat and Cowl set in adult and baby sizes

Cool Wool Hat and Cowl Set

This set is sized for toddler, child, teen and adult and can take one skein of chunky weight yarn. The hat is knitted sideways, using short rows and the cowl is a simple wrap-style neck scarf with a button closure.

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