20 Crochet Patterns for Babies and Kids That Are Too Cute
by Kelsey Mlnarik
There are so many good reasons to crochet for babies and children.
First of all, the designs are adorable! My own preschooler finds at least one project per day on Etsy she’d like me to recreate, so I can promise that kids find them just as cute as we do.
Also, they don’t use up as much yarn as adult-sized crochet projects and often take much less time. When you just want to feel the rush of finishing a project, that’s a major plus.
Finally, crochet items can be a unique and thoughtful gift for your own children or others’ babies and children – I know how much more I value something that I or a loved one has created than something I just purchased at the store.
There is such a wide range of items to crochet for babies and kids – blankets, clothing, stuffed toys – the list goes on and on!
Get your hook ready, because once you see these adorable patterns, you’ll want to get started right away.
20 Crochet Patterns For Babies And Kids
Whether you're crocheting for a tiny baby or an older child, for your own little one or to give as a gift, this list has something you'll enjoy creating!
From baby blankets to slippers to toys, we've rounded up patterns that will be perfect for all of the little ones in your life.
This ruffly, feminine baby romper is just the thing to make for a new baby girl or to dress up your favorite toddler. This romper can be made in sizes newborn through 36 months. so it's perfect for making matching sibling sets or recreating a favorite outfit as your child grows. It's a fabulous choice for newborn pictures, first birthdays, photo shoots, and more.
This precious baby jumpsuit is just the thing you need to keep your baby warm and cozy! The long sleeves and hood made this perfect for bundling up, and the button front makes changing easy. This jumpsuit is a wonderful baby shower gift or item to make for your own winter baby.
These soft, stretchy crochet baby pants are just right for the squishy newborn days! This unisex design will make a perfect addition to any newborn's wardrobe. Make a whole stack and keep your baby wrapped in homemade love through the chilly autumn and winter days.
This no-sew sweater is worked from the top down, perfected for an experienced beginner and up. The granny cluster design of the stripes give is a fun, retro feel and lots of texture to keep your baby or child warm. The pattern is available in sizes 1 through 12, so make the whole family a matching set!
This beautiful baby or girls' smock-style dress can be made in sizes 6 months to 6 years. The dress has a lovely design with a lacy skirt and statement sleeves that really make this dress stand out. This pattern is perfect for crocheters looking to make a special handmade dress for a little girl's special occasion or as a unique gift. Great for family pictures, Easter, vacation photos, or a wedding.
These strappy ballerina slippers are the perfect way to stylishly cover the toes of a baby who isn't yet walking. They make a wonderful addition to any summer outfit or special occasion dress, and you'll want to hold onto them as a tiny keepsake long after they've been outgrown.
Every little girl needs a classic pinafore dress like this one in her wardrobe. Perfect for Christmas, Easter, the first day of school, family photos, or everyday dressing up, this little dress can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn throughout the year by adding tights and a long or short-sleeved shirt underneath.
This rainbow baby blanket is as trendy as it is adorable! It's the perfect choice for a modern, boho nursery. This blanket will look beautiful draped over the side of the crib, and the baby will love looking at the colors and textures. Make it for your own little one or give it as a baby shower gift- it's an especially touching way to acknowledge a "rainbow baby."
This soft and cozy baby blanket is just right for all of your baby's needs- wrap the baby in this blanket to keep him warm, spread the blanket on the floor for tummy time, or hang it in your nursery as a beautiful accent. The simple but nicely textured design makes it a versatile option for your own babies or for any baby shower.
Use this pattern to create a fun and interactive toy for babies! The pattern includes detailed instructions and photos for creating a soft and crinkly sun-shaped toy using basic crochet stitches and a plastic crinkle insert. This toy is perfect for promoting sensory play and exploration for babies, and the cheerful sun design is sure to bring a smile to their faces. This toy makes a unique and lovable baby shower gift or handmade toy for your own little one.
Every baby and child needs a soft toy to snuggle with at bedtime, and this cuddly bunny is the perfect option! Made with soft, plush yarn and just a few stitches, even a beginner can create this sweet and cuddly toy. It's a wonderful baby shower, birthday, or Easter gift and is sure to be loved by kids of all ages!
This pattern yields a rainbow toy fishing set that is wonderful for young toddlers. It allows them to practice their colors, dexterity, counting skills, and more. This is a fabulous educational toy that has the added benefit of being handmade, so you can use any materials you prefer. It's a perfect gift for birthdays and Christmas and is sure to be a favorite toy for many years.
It's inevitable- as your kids grow, so do their collections of stuffed animals! Use this pattern to make a useful hammock that will hold all of their beloved stuffies off of the floor and out of the way. These hammocks are quick to make and easy to personalize. Match it to your nursery or playroom decor or stitch one up in your child's favorite color.
This pattern is a beautiful twist on the classic baby and toddler stacking tower toy. Rather than plastic rings, this toy allows your child to practice hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and ordering by size while building a lovely toy lighthouse. Once the child outgrows the stacking element, it makes a lovely piece of decor or a fun accessory for a toy village or dollhouse.
This adorable and unique unicorn rattle is sure to be the cutest toy that any new baby receives. The baby will love the contrasting colors, the ring to grasp, and the textures of the yarn. This toy makes a wonderful baby shower gift or project for your own little ones.
These bunny slippers are the perfect way to keep your little ones' toes warm while looking adorable! The pattern is available in toddler sizes 4-9, great for making sibling sets or replacing a well-loved pair once they're outgrown. These would make a wonderful handmade Easter gift!
Here is a hat that your kids will be excited about wearing! They'll love transforming into a dinosaur with the spike-topped hat, and you'll love the ear flaps to keep them extra warm. No more battles over winter wear, this will be a favorite for parents and children alike!
This quick and easy-to-make bib pattern will have everyone around you convinced that you're a master crocheter! These detailed bibs are almost too pretty to use. They're perfect for finishing off a special occasion outfit or for looking cute while staying clean any day.
This doll is a perfect choice for any child who has outgrown the cuddly stuffed animal stage. She has enough beautiful detail to spark any little one's imagination, and she's even more special because she's handmade! This is a detailed pattern that is suited for an upper beginner who is ready to tackle a more challenging project.
This own crochet washcloth makes bathtime fun and easy for both kids and parents! Kids can slide this bath mitt over their hands to easily scrub away the dirt of the day, or parents can use it as one part puppet, one part washcloth to bathe and entertain younger babies.