Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Items

Baby crochet outfit
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Crocheting for a new arrival? If so, this list of free baby patterns will come in handy.

  • 01 of 06

    Free Baby Blanket Patterns

    Crocheted Heart Sampler Baby Afghan

    Amy Solovay

    Baby blankets and baby afghans are delightful crochet projects. They're both useful and beautiful. They make outstanding baby shower gifts, and they're also great for either charity crocheting or keeping.

    Pictured here: the heart sampler afghan for baby girls. You could make a boy's version of this afghan if you use blues, greens and yellows instead of the colors pictured.

    We've posted a wide variety of free crochet patterns for baby afghans. There are patterns for both boys and girls, and plenty that are unisex too.

  • 02 of 06

    Crochet Baby Clothes

    Crochet baby cardigan
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    Baby will be stylin' when you dress him or her in a fab crocheted sweater, or other cute little clothes and accessories. Pictured here: a warm crocheted baby cardigan that is easy enough even for a total beginner to crochet.

  • 03 of 06

    Free Patterns for Baby Booties

    Crochet baby booties
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    If you'd like to crochet some baby booties for little cuties, check out our list of free patterns for baby booties.

  • 04 of 06

    Baby Bibs

    Crochet baby bib
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    If you need a quick baby shower gift that's also affordable, consider crocheting a baby bib or two. They're so much fun to make -- think cute animals, fun stitch textures, and playful colors! Bibs are practical gifts; any new mom would be glad to have a few more bibs stashed away for her little one.

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  • 05 of 06

    Hats for Babies

    Crocheted Baby Bonnet

    Erica Jackofsky

    Baby hats are also fun, affordable and practical crochet projects. The picture shows a classic baby bonnet, which is an easy design to crochet. However, our list of baby hats includes many different styles, including beanies and others.

    Some of our patterns feature multiple sizes, in case you'd like to make matching hats for several of the children in the family.

  • 06 of 06

    Baby Washcloth

    Puff Lace Crochet Washcloth Pattern

    Amy Solovay

    This crocheted washcloth is baby-friendly, although any member of the family could use it. The suggested yarn for this pattern is a soft organic cotton, which is perfect for cleansing delicate skin.