FREE Little Baby Knitting Pattern

This little knitted baby is quick and easy. This FREE knitting pattern will make a lovely gift for a newborn. Knit one in white if you don’t know the gender or go for a traditional pink or blue.

free little baby newborn knitting pattern

If you are having a baby shower, you could make one for each guest or use it as a reveal to tell family and friends if it is a girl or boy.

If you are an expectant grandparent, it would make a great birthday keepsake for a new arrival.

Made with oddments of white, and cream/flesh double knitting yarn. A length of grey for the eyes. Small amount of toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 10cm tall when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

Body & Head – Make 1

Starting at the base, with white, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next: k2tog to end (15 sts)

Change to cream/flesh
Purl 1 row
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to last stitch, k1 (13 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up. Make sure the neck line is indented to define a separate head and body when stuffing. Take a piece of white yarn, wrap it round the neck and tie tightly at the back so the neck keeps the shape. (This is optional)

free baby knitting pattern body before decoration

Hat – Make 1

With white, cast on 28 sts
Knit 1 row
Starting with a knit row, st-st 10 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (21 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (14 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: k2tog to end (7 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends of the hat and place on the head. Fold the top half of the hat over back to the rim on one side and secure with a stitch.

Arms- Make 2

With white, cast on 6 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (12 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Change to cream/flesh
Starting with a knit row, st-st 2 rows
Next: k2tog to end (6 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends. Add a tiny amount of toy stuffing and seal up. Attach the arms at either side of the body piece at the shoulders

To finish, split a length of grey yarn and sew two eyes in a ‘U’ shape to the front of the face.

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