17 FREE baby patterns in self-striping & dotty yarns - including beginner-friendly designs!

Published on December 10, 2021 3 min read

Adorable baby patterns designed in multi-color shades that simply melt into one another? Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints are a beginner's dream! Perfect when matched with these unforgettable knitting and crochet free baby projects. Self-striping or dotty, take your pick! Say goodbye to tricky colorwork and hours of sewing in pesky ends, and say hello to vibrant baby wear at your fingertips. So what are you waiting for? Pick your fave snazzy colorway and choose one of these 17 free baby patterns to see for yourself!

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1. Moss sweater

Whip up this jazzy sweater for your bubba in this fizzy Rainbow shade of Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints!

Moss Jumper - Free Sweater Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Moss Jumper - Free Sweater Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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2. Cute booties

These booties are as cute as a button! Knit flat and then seam in the sweetest sorbet shades.

Cutie Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Cutie Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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3. Round and Round baby blanket

A dream come true for crocheters! This easy baby blanket has all the mesmerizing colorwork with none of the fuss. Just pick your yarn, start stitching and watch the rainbow appear.

Round and Round Baby Blanket - Free Afghan Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Round and Round Baby Blanket - Free Afghan Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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4. Poppet sweater

A fanciful knit that will suit any tiny tot. Great for knitters with a little more experience, this clever sweater pattern has a button up collar so your little one can easily pop it on and off!

Poppet Jumper - Free Sweater Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Poppet Jumper - Free Sweater Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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5. Teenie Beanie hat

Who doesn't love a pom pom? The Teenie Beanie hat with giant pom pom is a treat in swirly ice cream shades!

Teenie Beanie Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Teenie Beanie Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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6. Zig Zag cardigan

This adorable cardi with Zig Zag detailing is fab for layering up. Make in dotty shades of Clear Skies, Peachy Keen or Nursery Rhyme for an adorable coverup they can wear all year round!

Zig Zag Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Zig Zag Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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7. For the Frill of It booties

Keep tiny toes toasty with these frilly crochet booties. Why not make ones in different shades and sizes as baby grows?

For the Frill of it Booties - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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For the Frill of it Booties - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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8. Cuddlesome blanket

This versatile baby blanket is perfect for taking on picnics, trips and snuggling up for naps. Designed in mellow yellow Sunrise stripes it will brighten yours and baby's day!

Cuddlesome Blanket - Free Afghan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Cuddlesome Blanket - Free Afghan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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9. For the Frill of It cardigan

If you loved the frilled crochet booties you'll love this adorable matching cardigan to go with it!

For the Frill of it Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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For the Frill of it Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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10. Heirloom cardigan

The Heirloom cardigan is heart-meltingly sweet, especially when knit as a set with the Heirloom bonnet to match! With lace motif, picot edging, adorable collar in dotty shades of Paintbox Yarns Baby DK prints, what's not to love?

Heirloom Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Heirloom Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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11. Zig Zag hat

This teenie cabled hat is a snuggly treat for you and baby! Make with the Zig Zag cardi for the perfect match.

Zig Zag Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Zig Zag Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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12. Rosy Garden booties

These adorable knitted booties means happy feet for baby! The cute freckled fabric in sweetshop shades, will give these little booties a pop!

Rosy Garden Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Rosy Garden Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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13. Rosy Garden blanket

Whether baby's in the pram or snuggled up the Rosy Garden blanket is the sweetest companion.

Rosy Garden Blanket - Free Afghan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Rosy Garden Blanket - Free Afghan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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14. Rosy Garden cardigan

To complete the Rosy Garden baby set this sugar-sweet blanket will be baby's best friend wherever they go!

Rosy Garden Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Rosy Garden Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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15. Heirloom bonnet

Perfectly matched with the Heirloom cardigan, these sweet little bonnets are designed with the same picot cast off and lace motif.

Heirloom Bonnet - Free Hat Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Heirloom Bonnet - Free Hat Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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16. Ridge baby blanket

This impressive crochet baby blanket is oh so easy to make with soft self-striping yarn!

Ridge Baby Blanket - Free Afghan Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Ridge Baby Blanket - Free Afghan Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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17. Bonnie beanie

Perfect for beginners! The Bonnie beanie will brighten up your little one's outfit this winter with cute stripes while keeping them nice and toasty.

Bonnie Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns
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Bonnie Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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