If you are a knitter yourself, at some stage your kids, nieces or nephews might come and ask you to teach them. And straight off the bat you’ll want to make it fun, achievable, perhaps useful but above all gorgeous. These easy knitting patterns kids can knit are all that and more. They’ll give you some ideas, inspiration and actual (free!) patterns to get started on those first knitting projects.
There is something for everyone. Enjoy!
Easy Knitting Patterns Kids can Knit
All the patterns ideas and patterns I’m sharing today are designed and created by someone else. You’ll find a direct link to the website in the titles. I’m very grateful we all share a love for knitting and inspire kids, teens & tweens to give knitting a go.
Let me talk you through all of the gorgeousness I’ve collected for you today:
Knitting a bunny from a square is an absolute classic. Everyone can manage a square and it doesn’t have to be perfect to create a cute little bunny. So easy, so pretty and perfect for cuddling or pretend play.
This head band can be knitted with a basic stitch as well. The idea is to knit a rectangle, sew in together and take it in at one point to create this funky head band. Love.
There’s no pattern for this adorable little bow necklace but I wanted to share the idea with you of how you can easily turn basic shapes into fun designs to get creative with.
The popular cowl. What kid doesn’t want to knit his or her own cowl? And before you wonder if boys actually knit, I’ll tell you that they do! Just the other day I had a conversation on the train with a uni student who was knitting his own scarf, and knitting it well! I was so impressed.
These delicious booties are so very simple and I’m guessing girls would love to knit these for their dolls (or baby brothers or sisters!).
Once they’ve got the hang of it and are able and motivated to take on a bigger project, this colour block blanket is so beautiful. If you knit it yourself, you’ll never have to share it with anyone else on the couch I say.
This little knitted owl could be a great knitted craft project for beginners. The website is in a language I don’t understand but the images talk for themselves and this project is too cool not to share.
Imagine knitting your own fingerless gloves. Apparently it’s a very straight forward pattern and I can’t wait to try it out.
These could be knitted for the play kitchen. (Or the real kitchen!) And I can see my children using them as play mats for small world play!
I am in love with these knit pouches from Martha Stewart. Love, love, love. But … you’ll need to be a bit handy to put the zipper and the fabric lining in. Don’t fear, it’s not all that hard and you don’t need your sewing machine, just a bit of patience. It’ll be so worth it.
Adding pom pom’s to a project is instant happiness. Plus they make this scarf look really cool. A very simple design and pattern every beginning knitter will be able to do.
The mini purse is another lovely first knitting project kids will actually use, a lot. We have one at home and it is very well loved. Originally designed for business cards but of course can hold anything. Anything!
Families who Knit together Stay together
There is nothing like a fun creative project to work on with your kids. It builds relationships and creates the opportunity to pass on so much of your knowledge. I’m not only talking about specific skills you might have, but also the design process, problem solving, perseverance, creative thinking ad so on. It’s invaluable and wonderful to watch.
Under the category Mom Projects, you’ll find a whole lot of creative projects with a variety of materials and uses that might inspire you to make something together. My personal favourites are the fabric flowers, which are absolutely beautiful!
I hope you found something you loved today and might make tomorrow.
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