Patterns for Kids

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear. ~ Author Unknown
If you are a mum-to-be or thinking to doll up your little one in some cuddly woolens, then in this article you will find a list of patterns that could be used for making some beautiful knitwear. Tiny tots will not only look cute wearing them, but it will also become a creative hobby to fill up your time. Below is the list of a few patterns that will help you create your own knitted masterpiece. Here’s wishing you ‘Happy Knitting’!!
Bibs
bibs
A bib prevents the food or liquid spills from soiling the baby’s clothes. It is therefore required that the pattern used for knitting a bib be close and tight, so that the spills don’t soak through easily. You can add charm by decking up the bib like a cat by attaching knitted ears/eyes and nose, or just knit it in the shape of a heart. Adding colors to the bib would also make meal times fun times!

You can incorporate stripes by tying the yarn of the first color to the second color. After you are happy with the stripe width, tie the second color with the first color or use a third color and start again. The yarn used can be ‘worsted weight yarn’, which is a medium weight yarn, and size 6 or 7 needles. A nicely knitted bib can be a very useful accessory for your kid. Always use cotton yarns while knitting bibs, as they are more absorbent than acrylic, and can be washed easily.
Towels/Blankets
Towels/Blankets
A cozy way to wrap your baby after a bath would be in a knitted towel or a blanket. You can experiment with different patterns, as knitting a blanket or a towel is a long-term project and requires time. Many vertical or horizontal panels are required to be knit and sewn together. You can make a towel with checkerboard design by knitting each check with a different colored yarn and then sewing them together; or else just keep the checks black and white.

You need to predefine the size of each check (E.g., 5 inches) and the number of checks that you will require to make a towel. After the checks are ready, sew them together. You can form a hood by knitting a triangular piece, and sewing it to one corner of the towel. Another pattern that you can try is making stripes. Start with 20 stitches and knit until you get the desired width of the stripe. Cast off and start with another color. Keep on alternating between colors. Once you are done with knitting about 10 stripes, sew them together properly else the blanket will look crooked. Just make sure the yarn that you’ll be using for knitting a towel or a blanket is soft and absorbent.