Baby or toddler coat jacket - knitting pattern

This little coat jacket is long-line to keep tiny people cozy and warm. If you prefer a short version, then simply make the hem-to-underarm measurement suit your requirements. You can also make the collar longer, simply keep knitting until it reaches the required length. Make it in a neutral colour with wooden or leather buttons for little lads, and for little lasses make it in a brighter colour with fancier buttons. Aodhan (pronounced Aid-an) is an Irish name, meaning “born of fire.”
The actual garment measures 20, 22 or 24 inches around at the chest. There are seven pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. A double-knitting yarn was used for the pictured garment, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The garment is knit flat, so only straight needles are required. The pattern is suitable for intermediate to experienced knitters.


  • PDF knitting pattern with photographs
  • Written pattern (no chart)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric - actual garment chest sizes 20 (22, 24) inches
  • Suitable for intermediate to experienced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Yarn: 5 (6, 7) ounces double-knitting yarn or light worsted * Size 4mm (8 U.K., 6 U.S.) and 3.5mm (10 U.K., 4 U.S.) straight knitting needles * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * 4 buttons or toggles of your choice

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Christina Drummond

I learned to knit as a child living in both Ireland and England. I love the intricate work of aran garments, but it was only when my first grandchild came along that I began to design for babies and children - for her first child my daughter had wanted a tiny sweater with a particular aran stitch on the front, I couldn't find a pattern so decided to make one up!

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