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I am a fashion/ textile designer and mother of six children.
Over time I have designed and knitted as well as sewn hundreds of items of baby and childrens clothing.

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Knit Baby Pants / Shorts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts
Knit Baby Pants / Shorts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • short rows
  • flat design
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

Practical, comfortable and cute!

Best of all...quick and easy to knit.

Unlike many other baby shorts patterns, this one has a nice crotch and back shaping and will look and fit better between the legs and around the bottom.

It is a flat design and the shaping is simple easy to do, a beginner can certainly have a go at these. You will be very pleased with the result.

The pants design has a crotch and back shaping to make sure it looks and fits really well over diaper/nappy.

For winter choose wool yarn and for summer choose cotton or blends.

Instructions are in two sizes to fit:
0 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months

You need some 4mm or US 6 knitting needles and between 50 to 100 g of any 8 ply yarn, choose from wool, cotton, acrylic or blends.


22 st and 28 rows make 10cm or 4 inch square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: small and large to fit babies :0 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months


  • Knitting needles size 4mm or US6
  • crochet hook
  • Materials: up to 100 g of 8 ply baby yarn or other worsted weight yarn wool , cotton or acrylic

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

any 8ply yarn of your choice


anything goes!

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