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16 Simple Summer Knitting Patterns for Kids

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for

Autumn and winter are often thought of as the prime season for knitting, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your knitting needles away just because the weather is turning warm.  There are plenty of fun projects you can make, even in the heat of summer.  Knitting for kids is a great way to pass the summer months; small projects are easy to carry around and can double as surreptitious warmers in office buildings with frigid air conditioning.  Creating a toy or garment for a special child in your life is a wonderful way to show your love. These patterns are sure to charm your entire family.  This collection of Simple Summer Knitting Patterns will keep your family delighted for the whole season.

16 Simple Summer Knitting Patterns for KidsWhether you're hoping to entertain your child with a whimsical knitted toy or hoping to introduce a fun flair into their wardrobe, these free knitting patterns for children are just the thing you’re looking for.  These sweet summer styles are sure to become favorites with any child.  This collection features a variety of patterns at various knitting levels, and you’ll find that knitting for your child is a wonderful way to beef up your knitting skills.  These patterns are sure to charm your entire family.  This collection of Simple Summer Knitting Patterns will keep your family delighted for the whole season.


16 Simple Summer Knitting Patterns for Kids

Cute Critters: Knit Toy Patterns

Skirts and Tops: Summer Knitting Patterns for Girls


Cute Critters: Knit Toy Patterns

Entertain those near and dear to you with these fanciful knit toy patterns.  This collection of soft toys are enjoyable to create and will provide hours of play for a lucky child.  Capture the spirit of summer with these fun, free knitting patterns for toys.  Kids will love playing with these knit toys, no matter what season it is.  Even if you create these patterns in the summer, your child is likely to play with these toys for years to come.

Cute Knitted Fish (pictured left)

Duck to Bunny

Pocket Robot

Ribbit Knit Frog (pictured right)


Dino the Dinosaur


Tuck the Turtle

Cute Knitted FishRibbit Knit Frog












Skirts and Tops: Summer Knitting Patterns for Girls

There are tons of cute summer knitting projects for girls out there.    You can knit up these adorable little garments in a jiffy for a toddler in your life.  These free knitting patterns for children are so cute you’ll find yourself wishing there were more kids around to knit for.  From skirts to shrugs and shawls, these patterns strike the perfect balance between fashion and functionality.  You’ll enjoy creating these tiny garments almost as much as seeing them on your child.  For the cool summer nights, we’ve included a couple of light shawls so that your child can layer in style. 


Furry Little Shrug

Toddler Summer Skirt

Secret Garden Cardi

Girl's Summer Tank

How to Make a Rainbow Dress (pictured right)

Leafy Lace Cowl

Toddler Raglan Hoodie

Dreamsicle Halter Top (pictured top)

Shades of Summer Dress

Sweet and Simple Skirt (pictured left)

Sweet and Simple SkirtHow to Make A Rainbow Dress








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Did you look at 33 toddler patterns? There are plenty boys' patterns. There are 3 hoodies that are for boys. Just use a girls' pattern and reverse the buttons and buttonholes. Of course, no pink or lacy stitches.

Oops! The boys' patterns are in "16 Summer knits" I think on the side-bar.

Was looking for 3 year old boys sweater pattern. It is easy to find girls patterns, why not boys?

I was under the impression I would find pattern suitable for children to knit themselves during the summer! Does anyone have any links suitable for a child who is a beginner! I want simple projects that can be made quickly so that the child feels she is making good progress!

I was under the impression that the term children includes both boys and girls, yet there are only patterns for girls.

Looking for young childs aran weight jacket pattern

I am looking for a pattern for a little girl size 4 to be made out of Knitting worsted yarn 4 ply.

Hello, thankyou for such a great website, l was hoping to find a pattern for a vest for my 4.5year old grandsons. Can you find one for me, nothing too complicated please. Thankyou Heather Kalie


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