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Quick Baby Shower Gift Knitting Patterns

by | May 13, 2017 | Featured

Quick Baby Shower Gift Knitting Patterns

Got a baby shower coming up fast? Or planning a visit to new baby? Here are some gift ideas that you can knit in a few hours or a couple of days and still get lots of “Awwww”s.

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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 Travel Changing Pad Free Knitting Pattern for Travel Changing Pad

Travel Changing Pad

The Changeling travel changing pad folds up and closes with a bright button for easy carrying, and is large enough to carry a pack of baby wipes inside. Folded up, Changeling measures approximately 11” x 7” x 2”, and opened up, it measures 26” x28”. Designed by Erika Flory. Pictured project by tmkr

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Cupcake Hands

Baby Cupcake Hands

Baby mittens to keep tiny hands warm. For babies 3-6 months. And when baby outgrows the mittens, they can be used as toys.

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby's Buddy Inchworm Pillow

Baby’s Buddy Inchworm Pillow

Soft cuddly cushion cradles baby’s head and doubles as toy or neck pillow for older child. Worked flat and shaped with short rows. Length after stuffing: about 29 inches / 73.5 cm. Ravelrers said they completed this in a day. Designed by Helen Ralph. Pictured projects by jennyr and jmaines.

Free Knitting Pattern for Stuffies


Quick squeezable toy bunny or cat softie. Ravelrers said they were able to finish in a weekend and often took less than a skein. Easily customizable by changing facial expression, adding stripes, and more. Designed by Ysolda Teague. Pictured project by fortunka


Free Knitting Pattern for Sucky Thumb Mitts

Sucky Thumb Mitts

Easy baby sized fingerless mitts are perfect for keeping baby’s hands warm while leaving fingers free to explore. Designed by Marianne Cant who says they only take 3 hours to knit. Make two sets in case one mitt gets lost! Great use for scrap yarn. For larger sizes just use a heavier weight of yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Counting Sheep Mobile

Counting Sheep Mobile

Five toy sheep suspended from a covered wooden embroidery hoop make an adorable mobile for baby. The sheep are approximately 10cm long and 8cm tall. Mobile as shown is approximately 48cm in length by 18cm across. Designed by Jessica Gutoski. I think it would be fun to knit the sheep in different bright colors for baby.

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Baby Rattle

Elephant Baby Rattle

This soft knit elephant rattle is contains a cat toy in the head to make the sounds. Rattle measures 14 cm [5½”] tall and head is 16.5 cm [6½”] around at widest point. Designed by Nancy Anderson.

Free Knitting Pattern for Under the Sea Mobile

Under the Sea Mobile

Five fun sea creatures make up this adorable mobile perfect for baby! Knit the jellyfish, octopus, squid, whale, and fish, then hang from yarn covered dowels or wire. Designed by Allyson Dykhuizen. Pictured project by lavs

Free Knitting Pattern for Toadstool Baby Rattles

Toadstool Baby Rattles

This rattle is knit around a cat ball toy with a bell. About 3 inches in diameter and 4 1/2 inches high. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured by dramy.

Free Knitting Pattern for Comfy Baby Cocoon and Cap

Comfy Baby Cocoon and Cap

Easy stretchy ribbed sleep sack with matching hat by Kim Kotary for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bunny Blanket Buddy

Bunny Blanket Buddy

Quick easy lovey with the body knit diagonally and the head created with double knitting to form a pocket for the stuffing. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. 17 in \[43 cm\] long, not including ears Pictured project by Vicki

Free Knitting Pattern for Lion Baby Bottle Warmer / Cozy

Lion Baby Bottle Warmer / Cozy

Designed by Knituition. Other knitters have adapted it as a bunny or monkey.

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Free knitting pattern for Fortune Cookie Baby Booties and more booties knitting patterns

Fortune Cookie Baby Booties

Sheila Zachariae’s baby shoes are the easiest booties ever. Knit flat and folded like a fortune cookie, Sheila put fortunes in them and uses a takeout box as a gift box. Fortunes are included in the pattern. Other knitters have added embellishments of ribbons and buttons.


Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Bottle Cozy

Baby Bottle Cozy

Pattern sized to fit standard Gerber-style baby bottles. Notes for for 8 ounce and 4 ounce bottles given. Designed by Jenni Hynek

Free Knitting Pattern for Lion Pacifier Clip

Lion Pacifier Clip

Lion toy to attach to pacifier clips. Designed by Jessica Gutoski

Free Knitting Pattern for Ruffle Skirted Soaker

Ruffle Skirted Soaker

Baby diaper cover designed by Petra Hoy. Pictured project by Totette who added a seed stitch hem.

Yoda Baby Bottle Cozy Free Knitting Pattern and more Star Wars inspired knitting patterns

Yoda Baby Bottle Cozy

Designed by Gaby Theriault

Free Knitting Pattern for Rainbow Pacifier Keeper

Rainbow Pacifier Keeper

Quick baby shower gift of rainbow strap with clouds that you can sew to pacifier and clip. Or sew snaps on each end for easy cleaning as ATexasYarn did. Designed by Sarah Turpin.

Free Knitting Pattern for Flower Pacifier Clip

Flower Pacifier Clip

Flower ribbon to decorate pacifier clips. Designed by Susan B. Anderson and excerpted from her book Itty-Bitty Nursery. Pictured projects by K-Kristiina and criddapie. Great stash buster!

Free Knitting Pattern for Big Baby Bib

Big Baby Bib

Oversized bib keeps baby fully covered while they eat for easy cleanup.  11″ x 12″ (28cm x 30cm). From Willow Yarns

Knitting Pattern for Stitch Sampler Swatch Baby Blocks

Stitch Sampler Swatch Baby Blocks

Make baby blocks out of stitch swatches! In the pattern and class, Melanie Falick covers basic stitch sampler patterns. Then she shows how to seam the swatches around a foam cube for a fun quick baby gift. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Also a great idea for re-purposing swatches from other projects. Great quick baby shower gift!

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Sensory Caterpillar Baby Toy

Sensory Caterpillar

This quick baby toy features bright colors, different textures, and sounds to engage baby’s senses. Each section of the caterpillar features a different texture and color and some of the sections include sound makers like rattles, squeakers, and bells. About 12 inches long and 3 inches wide. Designed by Julie Anderson Pictured projects by plumpud and carolyn22. Great stash buster!

Knitting Pattern for 3 Little Bear Toys

3 Little Bear Toys

These quick bear toys are knit in one piece with the ears knit separately and sewn own. Pattern includes instructions for koala, teddy, and panda. The designer says you can knit one in about an hour or so. I think you could also add rattles or bells for sounds.

Knitting Pattern for Duck, Daisy, and Dot Baby Jingles Rattles

Duck, Daisy, and Dot Baby Jingles

These quick toys are designed to hold bells to ring when baby shakes them. Duck Size: Height – 3.5″; Length – 4″ Daisy Size: Height – 1.5″; Length – 3.5″ Dot Size: Height – 2.5″; Circumference – 8″

Knit in a Day for Baby

Knit in a Day for Baby

A treasury of 20 quick and easy designs that the average knitter can complete in 2 to 12 hours.

Knitting Pattern for Baby Bottle Buddies

Baby Bottle Buddies

These bottle buddies are especially designed to hold a baby’s bottle so little ones can grasp the bottle and feed themselves. The Safari Set includes Lion, Tiger, Zebra and Elephant instructions. The Animal Friends Set includes Lamb, Teddy, Dog, and Horse instructions.

Knitting Pattern for Monster Rattle

Silly Monster Rattle

This cute baby toy features a donut shaped base and rattle inserts safely tucked within the eyes. 5″ wide and 4¼ ” tall (not including eyes). Crochet version also available.

Knitting Pattern for Tidal Pool Baby Blanket

Tiny Tidal Pool Baby Blanket

This easy and quick striped circular blanket is knit to resemble ripples in a pool. Knit in garter stitch with a picot edge and decorated with 3 knit starfish. The designer says it can be knit in 10 hours which makes it a perfect quick baby shower gift.

Baby Washcloths to Knit

Baby Washcloths to Knit

9 washcloths including a Sailboat, Little Lamb, Baby Bunny, Butterfly, Rubber Ducky, Stork, Baby Bottle, Baby Buggy, and Rocking Horse.

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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