Knit Baby Pants / Shorts

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Knit Baby Pants / Shorts Pattern


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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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!

About Designer

About Designer

Alma Mahler on

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.

I am a designer specializing in innovative and practical children's wear that is timeless and understated.

Sewing, knitting and designing for babies and children gives me special joy and freedom to be playful, nostalgic and ...

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