Crochet Baby Clothes Patterns to Make You Smile

Newborn Dresses, Baby Sweaters, and More

Baby in Crochet Hat and Overalls on Blanket

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Crochet baby clothes are so precious. The little darlings work up super quickly in comparison with making items for adults. It's so satisfying to make a clothing item in such a quick bit of time.

Parents (or charities) are almost always happy to receive a special handmade gift from a crafter. Plus every single thing you make is going to look cute, even if you have made an error or two in the crafting, because the baby makes the clothes adorable. So, don't hesitate to give these crochet baby clothes patterns a try, even if you aren't too advanced in your crochet skills.

Have fun with these!

  • 01 of 09

    Crochet Newborn Dress Patterns

    Crochet Newborn Dress

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    Make your little one look oh-so-cute with her first newborn crochet dress. This roundup will give you fifteen different baby crochet dress patterns to choose from. Some are just for newborns while others include sizes for older children as well. Some are sleeveless, some are suspender-style, and some have short sleeves. There's something for everyone that wants to make a baby dress in crochet. This set is a mixture of for-sale and free crochet baby patterns.

  • 02 of 09

    Free Crochet Baby Sweater Patterns

    Crochet Baby Sweater

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    These fifteen crochet baby sweater patterns are all available for free. Some of them are super quick and easy. Others offer the oppprtunity to practice more advanced stitches and complicated construction. There are vintage-inspired designs as well as more contemporary styles. Browse through, find the crochet baby sweater you want to make, and then get to it.

  • 03 of 09

    Crochet Baby Cardigan Patterns

    Crochet Baby Cardigan

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    There are, of course, many different types of sweaters. However, one specific subset that's worthy of its own attention is the crochet cardigan. The crochet baby cardigan is the perfect layering garment suitable for any weather. This roundup has ten crochet cardigan patterns for babies and children.

  • 04 of 09

    Free Crochet Baby Pants Patterns

    Baby in Crochet Football Pants

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    It's a little bit intimidating to think about making a pair of crochet pants. However, when you think about it, babies don't really care about how flattering those pants are. Therefore, if they aren't perfect, it doesn't really matter. Crochet baby pants always look cute. Here are nine free patterns to help you learn how to make them.

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  • 05 of 09

    Free Crochet Baby Diaper Cover Patterns

    Crochet Baby Bunny Costume

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    You don't have to crochet a long pair of pants to cover up baby's bottom. You can crochet a simple diaper cover instead. These are so cute, and so easy to make. You'll find 16 different patterns in this collection, with all different styles and stitches. And all of these are free crochet baby diaper cover patterns!

  • 06 of 09

    Crochet Onesie Patterns for Babies

    Baby in Crochet Overalls with Hat and Guitar

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    Of course, you can make a lot of different clothing for babies. However, what do babies wear most often? The quintessential onesie, of course. Therefore, doesn't it make sense to crochet onesies? Of course it does. This roundup is a collection of crochet onesie patterns that include traditional simple onesies as well as more contemporary rompers and overalls for babies.

  • 07 of 09

    Crochet Baby Cocoon Patterns

    Crochet Baby Cocoon

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    Technically, perhaps, crochet baby cocoons aren't exactly clothing. However, they serve a similar purpose for newborns. Like sweaters, cocoons keep your baby warm in even the coldest weather. Moreover, baby cocoons are often the first "outfit" worn in early professional baby photos. Therefore, no list of crochet baby clothes would be complete without links to baby cocoon patterns, which is exactly what you'll find here. There are more than a dozen different styles to choose from.

  • 08 of 09

    Crochet Mermaid Tails for Babies

    Crochet Mermaid Tail Pattern

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    Crochet mermaid tails are a very specific type of cocoon, designed to cover just the bottom half of baby and create a mermaid or merman. This is a wonderful photo prop or even a good first Halloween costume. The links here include a wide variety of different mermaid tails for all ages, so scan the list to find the ones designed just for babies.

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  • 09 of 09

    Crochet Baby Accessories Patterns

    Baby Booties

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    It's fun to make crochet baby clothes, but you might also want to add some accessories. You can make them to match the clothing by using the same yarn for both. For example, make a crochet baby sweater then make matching crochet baby booties. This roundup has everything from crochet baby mittens to headbands for little ones.