With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to make matching patterns that a mother and child can wear! Plus, for kids who like to mother their dolls, there are some options too! These twenty free mommy and me knit and crochet patterns are versatile, interesting, and fun. Plus, of course, you can always make the child size or the mom size alone if you’re not ready to make a set.
What Is a Mommy and Me Knit or Crochet Pattern?
All of these patterns have sizes that fit an adult woman and a child! Some of the sizes are within the same pattern, while a few have separate patterns for the coordinating pieces. The idea of a mommy and me pattern is that “mom” can wear one size and the child or children can wear a piece that matches. Use the same colors for an extra-matching look!
Mommy and me knit and crochet patterns make the child feel special. They get to dress up like Mom. If you gift them to someone, you celebrate their bond. And you can think outside of the box when it comes to who is “mommy” and “child.” For example, make a mommy pattern for grandma and matching child patterns as your Mother’s Day gift to your own mom. These sets also make great charity donations to places such as domestic violence shelters.
15 Free Mommy and Me Knit and Crochet Patterns
Here are fifteen of my favorite assorted mommy and me knit and crochet patterns. There are some really cute accessories. Find hats, mitts, cowls, and slippers. There are also some great garments like matching cardigans and pullovers.
- Just Like Mom
- One for Me One For You Knit Cardigan (adult and child)
- Big Stitch Pullover (adult and child)
- Cuddly Cables Cardigan (adult and child)
- Casual Pullover (adult and child)
- Mum and Me Crochet Bolero (child) and Shawl (adult)
- Mom and Me Crochet Ponchos
- Just Me and Mom Ponchos
- Aprons for Mom and Me
- Mom and Me Slippers
- Mom and Daughter Love Mitts
- Snowflake Hat and Mittens Set
- Just Like Mom Cowl
- Mommy and Me Messy Bun Hats
- Mom and Me Bunny Scrubby Mitts
Dolly and Me Knit and Crochet Patterns
Kids who want to copy their parents now can! They’ll feel so grown up when their doll wears a sweater or poncho to match them. If you really want to get creative, make a mommy pattern that looks similar to one of the matching “dolly and me” patterns featured here:
Bonus: Kangaroo Pattern
Just like in the Winnie the Pooh books, kangaroos are a great example of mother-and-child from the animal kingdom. You and your child will love playing with this crocheted set together! Although it’s not a traditional “mommy and me” pattern, I think it’s such a fun twist on the concept. Plus it’s a versatile gift for all kinds of different occasions.