Knitting for children is always fun (they’re more likely to wear whatever you tell them to!), but spring is an especially enjoyable time for kids knitting patterns. It’s a great opportunity to use brightly colored yarns in colors you love, but wouldn’t normally choose for yourself. As the buds begin to spout and flowers begin to bloom, the gorgeous wool pastels and bold, hand-dyed fibers really pop with spring as a backdrop.
With so many special occasions and events that occur in spring now is the prime opportunity to get a head start on some adorable kids knits. Beautiful candy-colored knit cardigan patterns and darling cable knit sweaters are perfect for breezy April afternoons playing at the park. Charming girls’ skirt and dress patterns are perfect for an Easter luncheon or a May Crowning. And let’s not forget about the boys! Adorable knit scarf patterns and miniature knit hats in light blues and grays, and greens will please the pickiest of dressers.
This season, indulge your color cravings and whip up some of these darling kids knitting patterns. There’s a charming and easy knitting pattern for every son, daughter, nephew, niece, or grandchild in this list.
Kids Knitting Patterns for Spring
Lollipop Hat – Sweet and simple, this rainbow-colored striped hat is a cute and colorful knit hat any child will love.
Cabled Spinning Vest – The perfect little boy’s vest for formal family events as well as casual weekends playing at the park.
Precious Pink Dress – This gorgeous little girl’s dress has an old-time sailor feel. With an adorable little white bow and banding at the bottom, this dress pattern truly is precious.
Kid’s Loop Scarf – This cute, classic striped scarf has a stay-put loop for energetic little ones who can’t seem to keep their cold-weather accessories around their neck.
Sweet Treat Leggings – Keep those little legs warm with these adorable burnt orange leggings.
Watermelon Hat – This fresh spring knit is a fun, whimsical hat children will love wearing.
Simple Stockinette Stitch Skirt – This darling girl’s skirt is a cute and cozy pattern that even the most finicky little girls will love sporting.
Kid’s Bubble Hat – This sweet hat features beautiful spring colors and a gorgeous stitch design.
Childhood Sweater – Timeless design and clean lines collide in this charming children’s knit.
Ziggity Spring Hat – The color of freshly cut grass, this adorable springy green hat has a funky stitch design kids will love.
Yellow Duckling Sweater – The best part about knitting for kids is getting them to wear things they wouldn’t dream of wearing post-puberty, like this charming duck sweater.
Arm Knit Children’s Cowl - Whip up this darling kid’s cowl in under an hour!
Pretty in Pink Skirt – This precious ruffled skirt is a beautiful pattern for playing dress up as well as actual formal occasions.
Young Prince Charming Cardigan – Dress your little man like a little prince with this adorable sky blue cardigan.
Chunky Monkey Leg Warmers – These cute and cuddly knit leg warmers are perfect for keeping tiny legs warm to and from soccer practice and ice skating lessons.
Girl’s Daisy Dress – Full of color and springtime flare, the Girl’s Daisy Dress is impossible to knit without a smile on your face.
Elle’s Favorite Leg Warmers – Classic, versatile, and open for customization, Elle’s Favorite Leg Warmers are sure to become your next go-to leg patterns for kids.
Girl’s Knit Cable Sweater – Clean lines and classic cables make for a charming girl’s knit sweater pattern.
Cabled Bus Stop Sweater – Keep your little one warm while he or she waits for that big yellow bus.
Which of these kids knitting patterns is your favorite?