Crochet Baby Clothes Patterns to Make You Smile

Newborn Dresses, Baby Sweaters, and More

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Crochet baby clothes are adorable and generally very quick to make compared to larger adult items. Learn to make some crochet items for your own child or to give as special handmade gifts to parents or charities. The following patterns are for crochet baby dresses, sweaters, pants, and more. They're easy to make, even if you're fairly new to crocheting.

Here are eight crochet patterns for baby clothes.

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    Crochet Newborn Dress Patterns

    Crochet newborn dress

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    Make your little one look oh-so-cute with their first newborn crochet dress. This roundup offers 15 different baby crochet dress patterns to choose from. Some are just for newborns, though there are other sizes for older children as well. Some dresses are sleeveless, others are suspender-style, and some have short sleeves. There's something for everyone who wants to make a crochet baby dress in this set of for-sale and free patterns.

    Crochet Newborn Dress Patterns from The Spruce Crafts

  • 02 of 08

    Baby Sweater Crochet Patterns

    crochet baby sweater

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    These 15 crochet baby sweater patterns are all available for free. Some of them are super quick and easy. Others offer the opportunity to practice more advanced stitches and complicated construction. There are vintage-inspired designs as well as more contemporary styles. So browse through them, find the crochet baby sweater you want to make, and then get to it.

    Baby Sweater Crochet Patterns from The Spruce Crafts

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    Crochet Cardigan Patterns

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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 sweater. A crochet baby cardigan is the perfect layering garment suitable for most weather. This roundup has 10 crochet cardigan patterns for babies and children.

    Crochet Cardigan Patterns from The Spruce Crafts

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    Crochet Baby Pants

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    It's a bit intimidating to think about making a pair of crochet pants. However, babies don't really care about how flattering their pants are! If they aren't perfect, it doesn't really matter. Plus, crochet baby pants always look cute. This set includes nine free patterns to help you learn how to make them.

    Crochet Baby Pants from DIY Craftsy

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    Crochet Diaper Cover Patterns

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

    Crochet Diaper Cover Patterns from All Free Crochet

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    Crochet Baby Cocoon Patterns

    Crochet baby cocoon

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    Crochet baby cocoons aren't exactly clothing. However, they serve a similar purpose. Like sweaters, cocoons can keep a baby warm in cold weather. Moreover, cocoons are often an "outfit" worn for professional baby photos. Therefore, they're worth learning how to make. There are more than a dozen different styles to choose from in this set.

    Crochet Baby Cocoon Patterns from The Spruce Crafts

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    Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns

    Crochet mermaid tails

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    Crochet mermaid tails are a very specific type of cocoon, designed to cover just the bottom half of a baby. This is a wonderful photo prop or even a good first Halloween costume. The patterns in this set include a variety of mermaid tails for all ages, so scan the list to find the ones designed just for babies.

    Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns from The Spruce Crafts

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    Baby Accessory Crochet Patterns

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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, and then make matching crochet baby booties. This roundup has everything from crochet baby mittens to headbands for little ones.

    Baby Accessory Crochet Patterns from The Spruce Crafts