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35 Free Knitting Patterns for 12-18 Months of Age

These free modern baby knitting patterns will help you and your child navigate that awkward age between baby-dom and toddler-dom in style.

Updated February 19, 2021
Free Knitting Patterns for 12-18 Months

It sometimes seems as though all the best baby knitting patterns are for newborns. As the baby gets bigger, it gets more difficult to dress them in something that is comfortable, that they'll tolerate, and that is also adorable. Many of the best baby patterns come in multiple sizes, so that hat for 6 month olds can also be knit for babies of over a year old, but not all. These free knitting patterns for 12-18 months are guaranteed to fit your one year-old and still look ridiculously adorable. Don't worry; there are also very classic-looking patterns here for something you can take pictures in.

We love these patterns for relatives like grandma to knit because a busy mom might not spend the time and energy to knit something that she knows her little one will grow out of in a year or less. These baby knitting patterns make the perfect gift to spoil your littlest family member in a way that both mom and baby are sure to appreciate. Just make sure that what you're knitting is in a style that his or her parents will truly like; you don't want to waste all that time and energy knitting something precious just for it to sit at the back of a closet. We recommend sending Mom these patterns and having her pick some of her favorites before getting started.

Without further ado, check out the adorable free knitting patterns for 12-18 months below.

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Free Baby Sweater Patterns for 12-18 Months

Sweaters for new toddlers and older babies can be some of the hardest to find, and it's so important that they fit properly unless the little one wants to get all tangled up! These patterns are great for one year-olds.

Free Knitting Patterns for Toddlers' Cardigans

Many new parents prefer knit cardigan patterns for babies and toddlers because they're easy to button on and off for quick layering... and cleaning. I personally love all of these cardigan patterns and think you will, too.

Free Knitting Patterns for Baby Hats

Baby hats may be a necessity for newborns, but they become more of a "nice-to-have" when the little one starts growing so rapidly. These baby hats will fit larger babies and younger toddlers with no problem to help them survive their first winters in the world.

Children's Knitted Dress Patterns

Just because you can knit something practical for the one year-old doesn't mean that you have to. In fact, nobody looks quite as good in a dress as a little baby. These adorable dress patterns for babies and young toddlers are going to get so many "oohs" and "aahs."

Holiday Knits for 12-18 Month Olds

They're only a baby once, so why not dress them up for adorable holiday photos? From Halloween costumes to Christmas-inspired knits, these patterns will fit a 12-18 month old and live forever through the cute snapshots you were able to take of them.

Other Patterns and Sets for 12-18 Month-Olds

If you're not looking for a standard sweater or hat, these patterns will surely fit the bill. I can't get enough of sets, personally, because they look so intentional and fit multiple needs at once.

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