Easy Baby Vest Knitting Pattern for Beginners

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Easy Baby Vest Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This easy baby vest knitting pattern is perfect for beginners. It is made with garter stitch, which is the simplest knitting stitch, and does not require any complicated shaping. The vest is also small and quick to knit, making it a great first project for new knitters.

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (choose a soft and baby-friendly yarn)
  • Size 8 (5.0 mm) knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Buttons for closure

Sizes: Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months)

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Abbreviations:

  • K: knit
  • P: purl
  • K2tog: knit two stitches together

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Pattern:

Back: Cast on 36 (40, 44) stitches.

Row 1 (Right side): Knit all stitches.

Row 2 (Wrong side): Purl all stitches.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until the piece measures 5 (6, 7) inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 2 (3, 4) stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.

Continue in pattern until the piece measures 8 (9, 10) inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 10 (12, 14) stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.

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Front: Work the same as the back until the piece measures 5 (6, 7) inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.

Shape Neck: Row 1 (Right side): K15 (17, 19), place marker, K6, bind off the next 8 (10, 12) stitches, K6, place marker, K to end.

Row 2 (Wrong side): Purl to the first marker, slip marker, P6, cast on 8 (10, 12) stitches, P6, slip marker, purl to end.

Continue in pattern, working decreases at the neck edge on every right-side row until the piece measures the same as the back to the shoulder.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 10 (12, 14) stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.

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Finishing:

Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams, leaving openings for armholes.

Sew on buttons on one side for closure, aligning them with the bound-off edge on the opposite side.

Weave in loose ends, and your baby vest is ready! This pattern is easily customizable, and you can add your own flair with different stitch patterns or yarn colors.

 

 

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Easy Baby Vest Knitting Pattern for Beginners