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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Toddlers

Updated on October 23, 2015

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Free Crochet Patterns Toddlers

There are always beautiful crochet patterns for babies, but it can sometimes feel that there are few for toddlers. Toddlers are busy little people, investigating and discovering their world. Their new movement skills mean that they need practical, machine washable clothes and toys, because their ever-inventive experiments are adventurous and can prove rather messy. The many free crochet patterns available on the Internet mean that you can find the perfect pattern to suit your fascinating little individual.

Finding Toddler Crochet Patterns

Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is a comprehensive crochet-pattern-link directory site with a whole section devoted to toddlers. The Bartlett Car Coat is comfortable warm and practical, with plenty of “growing” room. You could lengthen the Bibbed Shorts into dungarees making the pattern extremely practical for boys or girls in winter or summer. Slip on and Cardigan for Him and Her makes an immensely practical and useful ensemble for toddlers. The ballet Toddler slippers would inspire any budding ballerina. The Batman Costume would make a great play or fancy dress outfit for a small superhero, or heroine. CPC has links to hats, mittens, cardigans, sweaters, pants, dresses and anything else that any toddler needs.

Allcrafts has 50 free crochet pattern links for toddlers. The Boys’ Dino sweater would inspire budding paleontologists. The hooded sweatshirt pullover is a practical warm garment for boys or girls. Toddlers would find the Sock Monkey Hooded blanket very useful as a playtime toy or a naptime snuggle.

Tipnut’s page has several toddler hat links. You can add the Dino spikes to the hat suggested in the pattern or to any suitable hat and persuade your toddler that wearing a hat is cool. Crochet Me has five little girls patterns. Barb’s crochet has links to many toddler patterns.

Free Toddler Crochet Patterns on the Internet

Red Heart Yarns website has several toddler patterns including the wonderful Colourful Elephant and beach bear Rita as well as all sorts of garments and toys. The Baby Swing Jacket fits toddlers. The Flower Child’s sweater is charming. Any toddler crazy about dinosaurs would need no persuading to keep the striking Dragon Hat on his or her head. Baby’s gone a hunting Hat and Vest is delightful. The soft and simple Raglan Jacket at Lion Brand’s web site would be a very useful pattern, as would the Nine Lives sweater. Child’s Hooded Cardigan would suit boys or girls. Lion Bran has a good toddler pattern selection.

Ravelry is a large-internet-knitting and crochet community, which allows members access to free crochet patterns. You only need give an e-mail address to register with Ravelry and it is worth doing so for you will find patterns at Ravelry that you will not find elsewhere. Ravelry has 1000+ free crochet toddler patterns for everything from toys to clothes and accessories. There are some unusual patterns among the many free crochet patterns at Ravelry. The toddler striped shrug would make any little girl feel very grown-up. Little one would think the Toddler Sock Monkey Hat great fun. A little girl wearing the Stella Jacket would look and feel very smart, as would a boy wearing the Boy’s Varsity Sweater. Fuzzy Muzzle Tiger Beanie is great fun. Adorable Ruffles would top any little girl’s outfit with style. Ravelry has glorious little girls’ handbags, super character hats, beautiful practical clothes, play clothes, fancy dress outfits, interesting toys and so much more. Ravelry’s helpful thumbnail photographs make browsing the patterns interesting and fun.

When looking for toddler patterns, do not disregard baby patterns, they sometimes have toddler sizes too. Think, before you make a scarf for a toddler, these can be dangerous for younger toddlers, because they can hook on things, causing a strangling hazard.

There are many wonderful free patterns for toddlers on the internet. Practical easily washed items suit toddlers’ busy lives best and machine washable makes Mums’ lives much easier. These busy little people discovering the world and themselves deserve the very best. Crochet something for your little character today.


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