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7 Free & Simple Baby Knitting Patterns for Quick Baby Gifts

quick baby knitting patterns

Do you have a baby gift emergency? Need to knit baby gifts ASAP? Try one of these adorable, free, simple baby knitting patterns

Is there a knitter alive that doesn’t love to knit for babies? I have yet to meet one! I’ve also yet to meet a knitter who didn’t grow incredibly excited when s/he discovers a friend or relative is expecting.

YES! Now I can knit baby things!!

I’m happy to say that even if you’re a beginning knitter, you can find many simple baby knitting patterns. And if you’re a more experienced knitter who just found out a relative or a friend you haven’t seen in a while is expecting? Later this month?!

No worries. In this collection of free baby knitting patterns, you’ll find several simple yet darling projects. Any expecting mom-to-be will love to receive one of these!

Free, Simple Baby Knitting Patterns

basketweave baby blanket - baby knitting patterns
Basketweave Baby Blanket
Photo: Lion Brand

Basketweave Baby Blanket: Every baby needs a sweet, comfy baby blanket. If you’re a beginner, this baby blanket will look like you put a lot of time and effort into it… without the time and effort! A more experienced knitter who needs a baby blanket in a hurry won’t go wrong with this pattern, either.

Baby Set - baby knitting patterns
Simply Perfect Baby Set
Photo: Lion Brand

Simply Perfect Baby Set: If you have a bit more time — say, your best friend just told you the pregnancy test was positive! — this is a sure-fire winner. Here you can knit a basketweave baby blanket, plus a darling set of garter stitch hat and booties.

Handsome Hoodie - baby knitting patterns
Handsome Hoodie
Photo: Lion Brand

Handsome Hoodie: Ready to get more adventurous? Try this lovely, simple sweater. It looks like a cardigan, but it’s far easier to knit. Once you’re finished, you may be so flush with satisfaction that you’ll knit a bunch more!

baby cardigan knitting pattern
Oh Natural! Baby Cardigan
Photo: Lion Brand

Oh Natural! Baby Cardigan: Let’s say you’re ready to knit a real cardigan. Try this adorable, simple pattern! You’ll knit nothing but garter stitch. You don’t have to worry about buttonholes, collars, or bands. You’ll knit everything flat and then stitch it all up. What could be easier?

baby hat and booties knitting patterns
Oh Natural! Baby Hat & Booties
Photo: Lion Brand

Oh Natural! Baby Hat and Booties: If you’ve got time left after putting together the cardigan, why not add a hat and booties? This pair of patterns coordinates perfectly with the preceding cardigan. Again, you’ll use nothing but garter stitch. Piece of cake!

Bonus Pattern: Square Knitted Baby Hat with Pom Poms Do you love the photo in the graphic at the start of this post? Want to know how you can knit a hat that adorable? Follow this link for a pattern that will give you just that!

So whether you’re a beginning knitter eager to start some baby gifts, or an advanced knitter or needs baby gifts yesterday, count on these patterns. Any of these free, simple baby knitting patterns will be just what you need!

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  1. Nicole…..THANK YOU–I have been knitting for umpteen years and am embarrassed to tell you that changing colors has been extremely frustrating–as the stripes NEVER match! Until now…..and thanks to you….AGAIN….I am eager to practice your way of connecting two yarns!!! Perhaps now, when I knit hats–these will look “professional” and ease my “pain” of joining two colors. Especially when knitting for Operation Gratitude!!!! You are a genius. Wish I had had you as a “teacher” long before now! THANK YOU–you are awesome!!!!

    P.S. Excited about the organization you refer to in this newsy-newsletter. What would we do without you???