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32 Free Knitting Patterns for 4 Year Olds

These free knitting patterns for kids are perfect for your quickly-growing little munchkin!

Free Knitting Patterns for 4 Year Olds

As much as we may want our children to stay babies forever, we want equally as much to watch them grow up. When your child hits their fourth birthday, the truth is that some of your old standby toddler knitting patterns may not cut it anymore. He's almost in kindergarten, if you can believe it, and toeing the line between 'toddler' and 'child.' This list of free knitting patterns for 4 year olds will help you build your arsenal of patterns to knit your child (or grandchild) that will actually fit her, as finding free knitting patterns for kids under 5 can actually be quite the challenge! Knitting patterns for 3-4 year olds are particularly difficult to find.

A few qualities to keep in mind when looking for patterns for kids around age 4 are comfort (for fussy children) and durability (so it won't fall apart as he clumsily navigates through life). For this reason, these patterns have all been chosen for their cozy yarn choices and construction built to take a beating. By this age, your child no doubt has color preferences, so make it a group effort and ask the four year-old what colors he or she would like these patterns knit in. This will help make your gift even more special to them.

Free Knitting Patterns for Children's Sweaters

These children's sweaters will both be the perfect fit for your little 4 year-old and will stand up to all of his rough playing. We love the colorful-yet-classic designs of these patterns for kids because they can let your child's personality shine through without overshadowing their natural cuteness.

Free Knitting Patterns for Toddlers: Cardigans and Vests

Many people prefer cardigans for toddlers and young children over sweaters because it's hard to get a squirmy child out of a pullover. With a cardigan, you get all of the cuteness of a sweater with none of the hassle, and with a vest, you don't have to worry about sleeves catching on little fingers.

Hat Patterns for 4 Year-Olds

Hats are one of those annoying things that children insist they don't need, but they certainly do. Try to pick a fun hat pattern to knit for your child so they're excited about wearing their hat when it's chilly outside (rather than fighting you on it).

Free Scarf and Accessory Patterns for Toddlers

Clothing patterns aren't all that's out there! There's a variety of scarves, mittens, cowls... you name it! Anything that you would knit for yourself, you could knit for your 4 year-old. After all, we need all the opportunities in the world to bundle up little kids as they're bound to lose a hat or glove out there.

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