Looking for a Baby Vest Knitting Pattern? Here are 5 Free Ones

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Looking for a baby vest knitting pattern? Here are 5 I think are interesting enough to knit. 

Baby vests are great for chilly weather. It keeps the little ones warm at the core while allowing them room to move. It can also be removed if the weather becomes too warm. Great for layering.

1. Momma’s Little Guy Vest

Momma little guy vest
Image source: redheart.com

A very simple and basic design. Knitted in 2 pieces, the left shoulder is seamed first, followed by the neckband, the armhole bands and lastly, the side seams are sewn together. The instructions for the joining is a little tricky. Therefore, remember to read through it slowly. 

This pattern is available at http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/mommas-little-guy-vest

2. Honeycomb Stitch Baby Vest knitting pattern

Honeycomb Stitch Baby Vest
Image source: yarnplaza.com

This long-sleeved vest is so handsome. It has a band that can accommodate 2 rows of buttons, thus, making it look like a double-breasted top. 

It has sizes from 3 months to 24 months. It is not an easy pattern. However, I can see how an experienced knitter might find satisfaction in making this vest. Available free from Yarn Plaza.

This pattern is available at Honeycomb stitch baby vest.

3. Emmett (Archived) by Kimberly Voisin

Image source: Kimberly Voisin at Ravelry

A vest with a pair of faux cables that is knitted using the intarsia method. Again, this vest offers an opportunity to do intarsia on a small scale. Also, the instructions for the intarsia section are both written and charted. I like the colour combination of orange and beige in the picture. I wouldn’t have thought of it.

I couldn’t find the pattern for some time until I tried Internet Archive. I don’t know why, but the pattern is now in the archive at web.archive.org. Hopefully, for a long time.

This pattern is archived at Emmett Vest.

4. Neighborly

Image source: jchandmade.typepad.com

Designed by Jennifer Casa. A simple vest designed for a child. The design is deliberate because Jennifer wants it to be able to keep kids warm at the core without overheating them when they run and tumble around. 

The key design element is the wide boatneck collar knitted in a contrasting colour and embellished with a big button. 

Begin with the collar, with stitches picked up around the collar’s edge and knitted in the round from the top down. Therefore, minimum seaming is required. I like!

This pattern is available at Neighborly

5. Volt 

Image source: Ravelry.com

Designed by Madeleine Nilsson. Volt means somersault in Swedish so I guess the designer is saying that kids wearing Volt can somersault all they want. Both Jennifer (designer of Neighborly) and Madeleine have the same idea.

It is not your typical V-neck vest because it spots a square neckline and 4 buttons across the chest. They act as enclosures as well as embellishments. How smart! Sizes given range from newborn to 10 years old.

This pattern is available at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/volt-2

If you like this list, you might also like my knitted baby sweaters list.

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