Knitting patterns for accessories, clothes, blankets, and other projects with nautical themes including boats, anchors, and more.
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Nautical Dish Cloths or Squares
Nautical themed wash cloths or afghan blocks in knit and purl stitches. Pictured are Sailboat, Anchor, Lighthouse, Dolphin, and Whale, but other designs are available. Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web versions are free. PDFs available for purchase
- Get the free knitting patterns - goes to group page with links to individual patterns
- Get the pdfs on Etsy
From the Sea Pullovers
Children's nautical pullover sweaters with a front kangaroo pocket with either fish or sailboat in intarsia. Sizes 4, 6, 8, 10. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Hello Sailor Handwarmers
Fingerless mitts inspired by classic sailor tattoos with anchor and heart with ribbon. Designed by Kathy Lewinski
Baby Blanket and Crib Catch-all
Patchwork baby blanket and matching pocket storage to hang on crib rails with sailboats, beach balls, sheep, and baby blocks. Size Crib Catch-All: Approx 20 ins [51 cm] wide x 15 ins [38 cm] high. Blanket: Approx 36 ins [91.5 cm] wide x 42½ ins [108 cm] long. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons as Nursery Set
Anchors and Waves Hat
Ski toque style beanie hat with stranded nautical motifs of anchors and waves. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Hallie Ojala-Barrett for Schachenmayr
Child's Easy Sailor Dress
Quick, simple nautical sailor dress that’s worked in garter stitch, top down, without seams. There's also a matching American Doll dress pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Elaine Phillips
More Free Patterns
American Girl Doll Sailor Dress or Tunic
Nautical doll dress or sweater is quick to knit and friendly to inexperienced knitters. There's a pattern for a matching child's dress. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Elaine Phillips
- Get the free DOLL CLOTHES knitting pattern
- Get the free CHILD DRESS knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get American Dolls at Amazon
Blake's Boats Baby Blanket
Reversible doubleknit baby blanket with sailboats over ocean waves. DK weight yarn. Designed by Kim DeStratis
Sail Away Baby Sweater
Baby pullover sweater with a sailboat and wave motif in knit and purl stitches and button closure on shoulder for easy dressing. Sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months. DK weight yarn. Designed by LJM Designs
Seaside Baby Set
Matching set of baby blanket, sweater with buttons at shoulder for easy dressing, hat, and booties featuring sailboat, anchor, and waves nautical motifs. Blanket: 59.5cm x 82.5cm. Hat, Sweater, Booties: Newborn to 24 Months. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Yarn
- See more Baby Layette Knitting Patterns
Anchors Aweigh Sweater
Size 12 mos.
Come Sail Away Baby Blanket
Sailboats in knit and purl decorate this baby blanket designed by Suzanne Veta. 28″ x 32″. Pictured project by triple7tahoe
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See Ravelry page
- Get the Caron Simply Soft yarn used in the pictured project on Amazon
Frankie Brown’s tiny sailboat is only10 cm tall (4 inches) but sturdy enough to stand on their own and hold a tiny crew.
Baby blanket with seashore motifs of sailboats, beach huts, fish, trees, waves, as well as hearts and Finnish floral motifs inspired by Moomin Valley in Tove and Lars Jansson's classic Moomin books and comics. Knit in stranded colorwork and backed with fabric, you could also doubleknit for a reversible blanaket. Designed by Sue Grandfield, adapted from Ann Myhre’s Baby Blanket Latvian Garden. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and Gefjyn.
Patterns for Purchase
Ship Ahoy Baby Blanket
Nautical baby blanket with a lace pattern that looks like sailboats on the waves. The pattern is easy to memorise once set up, so is ideal for a take along project. Measurements 71 x 78 cm / 28 x 32 inches ; 86 x 96.5 cm / 34 x 38 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Mindie Tallack
Nautical and beach themed cushion featuring sailboats, fish, and beach huts. Measurements 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in). DK weight yarn. Designed by iKnitDesigns
Sailboat Baby Cardigan"
Baby sweater with an ocean scene with sailboat and dolphin on the waves. Sizes 6 -12 months [12-18 months, 18-24 months, 3-4 years). DK weight yarn. Designed by AnaSwet
Ahoy There Baby Sweater
Baby pullover with a sailboat ‘through the telescope' in intarsia. Sizes 0 (3, 6, 12, 18, 24) months. DK weight yarn. Designed by Anna Ravenscroft
Knits For Summer
10 knitting patterns perfect for hot weather and the beach by Kristi Simpson including Long Vest (one size: 40.5' width x 34' length [103 cm x 86.5 cm]), Surfside Tunic (sizes S-M-L), and Fringed Hip Wrap (sizes S-M-L), Barefoot Sandals (one size fits most), Seaside Coasters (with Duplicate Stitch motifs of seahorse, lighthouse, flamingo, and sand shovel), Lacy Cape (sizes S-M-L), Rosy Head Wrap, Scoop Neck Top (sizes S-M-L-XL-2XL), Anchor Pillow (with Duplicate Stitch motif), Striped Tote (10' wide x 11' high [25.5 cm x 28 cm]). Digital download or paperback from Leisure Arts