Free monster patterns for baby (+ giveaway)

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

Everybody loves a friendly monster. And thanks to Rebecca Danger, we know for sure that babies love friendly monsters most of all!

In Rebecca’s book Knit a Monster Nursery, she shows us how to create a fun and adorable space for newborns using monster designs to make nursery mobiles, crib blankets, and monster toys.

We love Rebecca’s cute knitting patterns for baby, and today we have a free pattern so that you can begin putting together your own monster nursery!

Free pattern--knitted monster burp cloth
Download the monster burp cloth.

If you haven’t tried one of Rebecca’s cuter-than-cute monster patterns, we’re sure you’ll be hooked instantly. Her directions are clear and easy to follow, and her designs are lovable. If you’re like us and can’t stop knitting after just one, you can hop on over to Rebecca’s blog today to pick up another free nursery pattern, a monster washcloth!

Free pattern--knitted monster washcloth set
Visit Rebecca’s blog to download the monster washcloth set.

Knit a Monster NurseryWhether you have or are expecting a baby, or you’re knitting for a mom-to-be, these two free easy-knitting patterns for baby are a great way to start your monster nursery. You’ll find even more monster-themed baby-knitting patterns in Rebecca’s book Knit a Monster Nursery. And remember, when you buy the book on, you’ll get the eBook version for free right away. Just in time for the baby shower!

Want a peek inside the book and some tips for decorating your nursery? Check out this post.

What’s your favorite pattern in Knit a Monster Nursery? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a free eBook copy of Knit a Monster Nursery. We’ll pick a winner one week from today and contact you by email if you win. Visit Rebecca’s site and enter there for another chance to win.

Cuddly Monster Blankie

"Cuddly Monster Blankie"

Monster Blocks

"Monster Blocks"

Monster Bookends

"Monster Bookends"

Monster Booties

"Monster Booties"

Monster Chair

"Monster Chair"

Monster Mobile

"Monster Mobile"

Monster Pillows

"Monster Pillows"

Monster Pocket Sweater

"Monster Pocket Sweater"

Monster Rattles

"Monster Rattles"

Monster Swings

"Monster Swings"

Monster Tissue and Wipes Box Covers

"Monster Tissue and Wipes Box Covers"

Monster-Face Hat

"Monster-Face Hat"

Pocket Blankie with Monster Friend

"Pocket Blankie with Monster Friend"

Pointy Monster Hat

"Pointy Monster Hat"

Snuggly Monster Blankie Friend

"Snuggly Monster Blankie Friend"

Stack O' Monsters

"Stack O' Monsters"

60 Comments (leave a comment)

  • These monsters are adorable!

    —Roberta on May 3, 2013
  • Monster Swings is my favorite!

    Anita on May 3, 2013
  • I like the Monster Bookends, which look like they could also be Monster Beanbags.

    —Dot on May 3, 2013
  • They’re all so cute, but I think my favorite is the monster mobile. Or the bookends. Or the cuddly monster blanket. Just too cute!

    —crystal on May 3, 2013
  • My favorite is the Cuddly Monster Blankie….just adorable!!! 🙂

    —Terry on May 3, 2013
  • Oh my, how charming! I like the toys on the mobile – so, that would be my favourite.

    carol in Indiana on May 3, 2013
  • Love the monster chair and monster bookends,they are such a creative design!

    —Kara on May 3, 2013
  • Have to choose only one?! Oh, goodness. I think the Monster Mobile is my top favourite– so cute!

    —Hollie on May 3, 2013
  • I love the monster blocks and Ring Stack. Awesome.

    —Kimberly Listrud on May 3, 2013
  • I love Frankie!

    Sheila on May 3, 2013
  • Love the cuddly monster blanket!

    —Debbie C. on May 3, 2013
  • Vinny V all the Way!

    —amy on May 3, 2013
  • I like the smiley faced pillows.

    —Barbara Ennis on May 3, 2013
  • LOVE the monster blocks most, but monster mobile was a sure runner up. How I’d love to win book so I can make for a very special niece due in September

    —pegeth on May 3, 2013
  • How can a body choose just one? I love the bookends! And the rattles…. and well, that little sweater is ADORABLE!!! Sooooo, i’m gonna be knitting a lot I see! LOL!

    —Leslie Ehrlich on May 3, 2013
  • I like the monster pointy hat. It makes me laugh!

    —Jeanette on May 3, 2013
  • I really like the cute little hats and the monster blanket. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on May 3, 2013
  • I love the monster blanket and the monster blocks

    —Robin D on May 3, 2013
  • they are all adorable… I would do the monster blocks first

    —Nancy on May 3, 2013
  • Oh my gosh, the blocks, the booties, the pillows … they’re all so darn cute. I would love to win this book!

    Jane Cisneros on May 3, 2013
  • I love monsters! How can I choose just one? The booties are adorable!

    —Sally W on May 3, 2013
  • REALLY CUTE! I run a not for profit organization that make quilts for sick kids. I think these cute little monster toys would be a wonderful addition that the kids would love. A favourite? Mmm , that’s difficult. I think it would be the blanket.

    —Bev on May 3, 2013
  • I love so many of these designs, but I would make the Monster Pillows first.

    Helen on May 3, 2013
  • I’d make the slippers first for my daughter and her fiancé, two
    Monsters in their own right Abd I have the photos to prove this. Otherwise I’ll start with the hand cloth! They are all too cute!

    —Chris Teague on May 3, 2013
  • I think I HAVE to make that tissue cover and wipes case cover!! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. And the sweater looks pretty freaking cute too!

    —KathieR on May 3, 2013
  • Its so hard to just pick one pattern!! I really love the monster booties though, and the monster pillows ♥

    —Claire on May 3, 2013
  • My favorite is the Monster Mobile. Just too darn cute!

    —Kimi on May 3, 2013
  • I really like the monster mobile!

    —Sunnie on May 3, 2013
  • I love all the designs – how do you select just one? I especially like the monster booties, blankie, and rattles. This book is a trasure trove of cute patterns!

    —Donna M on May 3, 2013
  • Ohhh these little monsters are adorable! One of my favorites, as I have many, is the Cuddly Monster Blankie.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    —usairdoll on May 3, 2013
  • It would have to be the Cuddly Monster Blankie. An oh so friendly monster who wraps you up nice and safe in his arms – cool!

    —Donna on May 4, 2013
  • My favorite is the monster mobile because you can change the colors to match the decor in your baby’s room. I also think it will keep your baby amused while mom gets the bottle ready or goes to the bathroom. Anything to help out a new mom.

    —Virginia Bronner on May 4, 2013
  • I think Monster Swings would be my favourite.

    Stitched Together on May 4, 2013
  • It’s a toss-up between Monster blocks and Stacks O’ Monsters.

    —pam on May 4, 2013
  • The Monster Blocks make me smile. All the patterns are cute and clever.

    —Sari on May 4, 2013
  • the monster mobile patterns are my favorite, as each tiny monster is the perfect toddler hand size.

    —Charlotte on May 4, 2013
  • So hard to choose-they are all so stinking cute! I think the cuddly monster blankly is adorable!

    —Linda on May 4, 2013
  • I like the monster bookends. They look so happy!

    —Betty on May 5, 2013
  • Cuddlymonsterblanket is our favorite♥

    —kreativia/linn on May 5, 2013
  • Just one favorite???I love the bookends the most, but they are all soo cute!

    —Julia Carter on May 5, 2013
  • I like the tissue and wipes box covers and the blocks.

    —Suzanne Shattuck on May 5, 2013
  • I love the monster mobile! How adorable!

    —Mallory on May 5, 2013
  • I love the monster booties

    —Carmen on May 5, 2013
  • I just discovered Rebecca’s awesome patterns this afternoon! I can’t believe two giveaways for this book in one day. My favorite pattern is totally the monster swings. So CUTE! And also a practical way to keep beautiful knit monsters out of evil dog’s jaws.

    —Lindsay Turtle on May 5, 2013
  • Love the monster swing its so cute 🙂

    —Joanne on May 6, 2013
  • I LOVE the Monster Booties…although, it was a tough choice between that and the Monster Mobile:) I just love her creativity and detail on all these items. So cute!

    —Melyssa H. on May 6, 2013
  • My favorite pattern is the Monster Bookends, although I love everything in the book.

    —Deb Osborn on May 6, 2013
  • I love the blocks. They are my favorite.

    —Judy Allen on May 6, 2013
  • Cuddly monster blanket!

    —Dagny on May 6, 2013
  • The Monster Mobile, definitely

    —MaryRose on May 7, 2013
  • Hi there, thanks for the giveaway. My favourite pattern is the monster chair and the pocket blankie!! LOVE!!

    —Laura Read on May 7, 2013
  • I love the monster pillows and monster tissue and wipe covers! So many cute things.

    Katie B on May 8, 2013
  • I love the beanbag chair! Also the mobile and wall monster.

    Cora Shaw on May 12, 2013
  • The monster pillows are so happy!

    random Cindy on May 18, 2013
  • Love the monster blocks. I have many nieces and nephews I want to share these with. They will love to throw them at each other!

    —Merrilee on May 20, 2013
  • I love the Cuddly Monster Blankie!

    —Julie on October 19, 2013
  • i love the monster burp cloth, thought about doubling it and stuffing it and making it a snuggie doll toy.

    —liz on December 1, 2013
  • Hi, I really love the monster-mobile and the bookends. The mobile for my little niece and the bookends for ME 😉

    —Franzi on June 8, 2014
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    nichol on July 15, 2014
  • I love the monster blanket! That is just adorable!

    —Lauren on July 10, 2015

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