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35+ Free Knitting Patterns For Preemie Babies

Last Updated: 24th August, 2017

It’s Thursday! Which means today we have more wonderful, and more importantly free, knitting patterns to share with you.

If you’ve missed out on the pattern posts we shared recently here at KnittingWomen.com, here’s a quick roundup of what is available for you to enjoy so far: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers and 20 Tea Cosies.

Today we have a collection of knitting patterns which are essential for some new mothers: patterns for items and clothes to use for premature babies. An expectant mother never imagines the eventuality that her baby will be born pre-term, and oftentimes new mothers are caught unexpected with no clothes or accessories for their babies. Preemie clothes are also sometimes hard to come by, so these knitting patterns will come in very handy! These can be knitted and donated to hospitals and charities to help new mothers in the future. These are precious patterns, for precious babies!

Enjoy these patterns, and happy knitting!

  1. Bernat Preemie Garter Stitch Set
  2. Preemie Baby Hats
  3. Bernat King/Queen Baby Hats
  4. Bernat Half & Half Preemie Baby Blanket
  5. Caron Wee Knit Cap
  6. Caron Mini Garter Stitch Cap
  7. Puerperium Cardigan
  8. Premature Baby Bootees
  9. Premature Baby’s Cardigan, Hat and Bootees
  10. Double Knit V-neck Raglan Premature Baby Cardigan
  11. Preemie Hats
  12. Patriotic Preemie Layette
  13. Premature Baby Cardigan, Hat and Bootees Set
  14. Brick Patterned Suit for Premature Babies
  15. Sleeping Bag for Premature Baby
  16. Sweaters and Leggings for Premature Babies
  17. Preemie Cardigan
  18. Hoodie & Pant Set
  19. Ribbon Edged Preemie Blanket
  20. Raglan Sweater and Cap
  21. Premature/Low Birth Weight Baby Body Warmer (for N.I.C.U. use)
  22. Patriotic Preemie Layette (2)
  23. Baby Bowties Preemie Hat
  24. Bootie Pattern
  25. Preemie Twinkle Hat
  26. Premature Baby Set
  27. Sweater, Bonnet and Diaper Cover
  28. Lace Edged Preemie Hat
  29. Preemie Hats
  30. Premature Baby Set
  31. Little Miracle – Premature Cardigan
  32. Heather Premature Baby Jacket
  33. Angled Rib Preemie Hat
  34. Preemie With A Twist Blanket
  35. Honeycomb Preemie Hat and Booties
  36. Josie Tiny Booties
  37. Premie Baby Kimono
  38. Top Down Diamonds Preemie Hat
  39. Multi-Color Ripple Sweater
  40. Scalloped Dress and Bonnet
  41. Preemie Knit Sweater

Please note: Each link points you to the page where you can access the free knitting pattern; again all these have been checked so as to ensure they are totally free of charge at the time of publishing. Some websites might require that you register with them before being able to access the pattern, but this is also free.

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(31) Comments

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  2. I have knitted about 8 prem baby hats, do you have a list of hospitals which would like them, my usual outlet has closed down.
    Many thanks
    Susan

  3. After knitting lots of premature baby hats, I have been asked to knit mittens, I can only find one 4ply pattern but would like a double knitting pattern, can anyone help me please, many thanks

    • Hiya honey x do you have a very easy knitting pattern for a babies beanie hat. Can only do
      Garter stitch. . These are for prem babies x

  4. I am a governor at our local hospital and have been knitting baby hats and cardigans for the nnu. Have you any patterns that I can purchase as I have done so many of the same pattern that I feel the babies not look individual with hats and cardigans all the same design.
    Thank you
    Patricia Price.

  5. thank you for the free patterns I am knitting for my local hospital an was looking for some more patterns to make a change

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  7. Hi everyone, I would like some help!!! I am an amputee and confined to a wheelchair. I lost my leg two years ago which has changed my life. But I am as independent as this will allow, the problem is I get bored but after giving it much thought have decided to knit cardigans and other things for the premature baby unit at my local hospital. When my own children were small (many years ago, hehe) I knitted almost all the clothes babies and children needed. So the help I need is if anyone has patterns, needles and any baby wool they can spare or have left over from your own projects I would be very grateful. Thank you A.T.a

    • Hello Ann,
      l knit and crochet for a group on Facebook called Needles & Hooks Angels & Preemies, it’s a wonderful group of people, we don’t just do things for babies though, we also do stuff for Soldiers Off The Streets and various other causes, like dementia patients and children s homes.
      If you’d be interested and have a Facebook page please feel free to find me and friend me, l can then get you into the group……
      Much admiration for your persistence, hope to hear from you soon.
      Hugs
      karen xxx

  8. I am from Nairobi, Kenya and am interested in Knitting, these days we buy everything second hand things from baby’s socks to our own sweeter how can you help me. Start knitting. Thank you. Jane

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  12. Please help i knitted a cardigan with hood but decided i want to add a collar to my finished article instead of hood could anyone tell me how i would do this or have a simple pattern for a collar to add to the cardigan Thank you

  13. Sadly, I am unable to get into the site for the sock pattern ‘Josie tiny socks’. I again knit for premature babies and the little sock pattern is so different. If anyone has any idea how I can obtain this pattern please email me – many thanks, Barbie

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