Treat yourself or your favorite baby like royalty with these knitting patterns inspired by the clothing worn by the British royal family.
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This ruffled shawl is inspired by the shawl Kate wore on a market run a week after her wedding and features a 2 row repeat texture pattern. Designed by Jodi Snyder for Red Heart. (There are also 3 more versions of Kate's ruffled shawl later on this page.)
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Red Heart Soft Yarn
- See more 2 Row Repeat Knitting Patterns
Princess Charlotte's Bonnet
This baby bonnet was inspired by the bonnet that the Princess Charlotte wore when her parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, left the hospital to take her home. Designed by Sarah Lehto. Pictured project by swisspick. The bonnet was actually worn reversed on Charlotte, with the hem framing her face. It looks adorable either way, and this bonnet can be worn both ways, too, with the hem in front (and the cables horizontal) or back (and the cables vertical). Fingering weight yarn. (There are also 2 more Charlotte bonnet patterns later on this page.)
Duchess of Cambridge Shawl
Another shawl inspired by Kate's market run shawl. Triangle shawl knit sideways with a diamond texture and ruffled border, shaped with short rows. Designed by Sandra Oakeshott. Fingering weight yarn.
Prince George Fair Isle Sweater
Amie Richan designed this pullover inspired by the sweater worn by Prince George in the British royal family Christmas photo of 2015. The yoke pattern is an exact replica of that in the original sweater.
Milk Run Shawl
Reversible triangle shawl with a garter stitch body and ruffled border inspired by Kate's market run shawl. Designed by Cat Wong. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by kaaatija. Rated easy by most Ravelrers.
Prince George Christmas Photo Pullover
Amie Richan designed this exact replica of the soldier sleeveless sweater vest worn by Prince George in the royal Christmas portrait of December 2014. Sizes S, M, L.
Cropped cardigan inspired by the angora bolero Kate Middleton wore over her dress at her wedding reception. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large) – to fit bust sizes 34" (37", 40", 43", 46"). Designed by Erin Elkins Cable for Simplicty Creative Group. Please note: This pattern is only available in the Internet archive and some Ravelrers have pointed out that the instructions are vague, though accurate.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the sewing pattern for the pictured dress at Amazon
- Get the recommended Classic Elite La Gran Mohair Yarn on Amazon
- See more Shrug Knitting Patterns
The Royal Look Baby Shawl
Inspired by the shawl Prince George was wrapped in when his parents in his public debut as he left the hospital after his birth. I’ve seen several variations and this is the closest I’ve seen.
This baby bonnet was designed by Rian Anderson after the bonnet the new baby Princess Charlotte wore in her public debut as her parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, left the hospital to take her home. Fun facts: The original bonnet was handmade from Spain and was placed on Charlotte the wrong way. Rian has added pics of it worn the right way.
Princess Diana's Black Sheep Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with sheep motifs, inspired by a jumper Princess Diana wore to a polo match in 1983. This version, designed by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, appeared in Woman magazine and McCall's magazine in 1984 and was donated to p/hop by the designers to raise money for Doctors without Borders. Sizes 6-8-10-12-14. Pictured project by MissJaneKnits who made some modifications.
- Get the free knitting pattern (scans from the original magazines) - donations encouraged
- See the Ravelry page
- Get a copy of Diana's sweater on ebay
Princess Diana's Peruvian Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with colorful motifs including llamas and people, inspired by a jumper Lady Di wore. There are 2 links below. One is a re-creation in color charts by Dianne Marty. (Note that this is NOT an instructional pattern but a series of charts in colorwork.) The other is a blog post by Coco724 that contains scans of a January 1984 McCall's article with patterns for Diana's sweaters. (This sweater is scan 7 and scan 8.)
Patterns for Purchase
Prince George's Whale Sweater
This knitting pattern was inspired by the nautical navy and white whale pullover sweater worn by Prince George on his third birthday. Princess Kate and Prince William's first child was photographed by Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk. Sizes 1 year (21” chest), 2 years (22" chest), size 4 years (24” chest). Fingering/sock weight yarn. Designed by Zigzag Designs.
Prince Louis Dog Sweater
Inspired by the puppy pullover jumper worn by Prince Louis, Princess Kate and Prince William's third child, in the photo taken by his mother on his first birthday. Sizes: size 1 (chest 20"), size 2 (chest 21"), and size 3 (chest 22"). DK weight. Designed by Zigzag Designs.
Prince Louis Royal Baby Bonnet
Baby bonnet inspired by the bonnet the newborn Prince Louis wore on leaving the hospital. Size : Newborn - 3 months. Designed by Little French Knits. Available in English and French.
Princess Charlotte Yellow Sheep Cardigan
Inspired by the cardigan Princess Charlotte wore in her 2nd birthday portrait taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, this sweater features a colorwork yoke with sheep. Size 24 mos. (chest 20" / 50.5 cm). DK weight. Designed by Zigzag Designs.
Princess Charlotte Cardigan
This baby cardigan sweater is designed by the one Princess Charlotte wore in her first birthday photographs. Size: 6 Sizes :
Preemie (-1), Newborn / 3 months / 6 – 9 months / 12 months and 18 – 24 months
Princess Charlotte Baby Layette Set
This set includes patterns for a baby bonnet, cardigan, and booties inspired by the baby bonnet Princess Charlotte wore on leaving the hospital, incorporating its cable and garter stitch details. 3 Sizes : Newborn / 3 months / 6 months
Rose Beck designed this version after the shawl Kate wore on a market run a week after her wedding. A top-down, wider triangular shawl with an all-around ruffle, inspired by the style of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. Three different textured stitch patterns are provided for the body.
Princess Charlotte Sweater
Designed by inspired by photographs of the baby Princess Charlotte with her brother Prince George taken by the Duchess of Cambridge. The sweater is designed with buttons at the back. Size: 0-3 months
Kate Middleton Royal Angora Wedding Shrug/Bolero
Designed by AbsoluteKnits, this shrug pattern is designed after the shrug Kate Middleton wore after the church ceremony.
Sizes: XS – S – M – L – XL – 1X – 2X