Top 10 ballet inspired knitting patterns

Published on February 7, 2015 2 min read

There's something so timeless about ballet patterns, from tiny tutus to the classic wrap, so we thought we'd share our favourite picks of ballet knitting patterns with you (including the above free pattern from Lion Brand Yarns!).

1. Ballet wrap by Sophie McKane

The perfect wrap for all the tiny dancers in your life! This elegant and practical wrap is just right for ballet classes. It also looks so sweet paired with a spring or summer dress. And hello flower girls - a short sleeved version in the bride’s wedding colors would be lovely.

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Ballet wrap

By Sophie McKane

2. Knit ballet leg warmers by Knitarelli Patterns

Keep your legs warm and stylish with this gorgeous leg warmer pattern! The pattern comes with a photo tutorial and has sizes suitable for adults and teens. Knitarelli made hers using the scrumptious Malabrigo Worsted.

Knit Ballet Leg Warmers
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Knit Ballet Leg Warmers

By Knitarelli Patterns

3. Ballet bolero by Stylecraft

This sweet Stylecraft ballet wrap is knit in Wondersoft DK, which is made using the very best acrylic material, and is incredibly soft and economically priced.

Ballet Bolero in Wondersoft DK - 8044
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Ballet Bolero in Wondersoft DK - 8044

By Stylecraft

4. Baby ballet booties by Adeline Too

These simple ribbon booties by Adeline Too can be made in any DK yarn, we can just imagine all the lovely pastel shades that these would look great in!

Baby Ballet Booties
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Baby Ballet Booties

By Adeline Too

5. Tutu by Monika Sirna

This lovely pattern comes with everything! Including tips on knitting with mohair, tips on knitting with beads, scattered stitch/bead pattern, suggestions to customize the skirt and many hem options (including eyelets, ruffles and lace), it’s perfect for any adventurous beginner. Knit it in Rowan Kidsilk Haze or Debbie Bliss Angel.

Tutu
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Tutu

By Monika Sirna

6. Mini ballerina ballet wrap by Schneckenstrick Designs

This mini ballerina shawl pattern is available in sizes from 3 months to 12 years. Why not try knitting it with Cascade 220 Superwash Sport?

Mini Ballerina
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Mini Ballerina

By schneckenstrick designs

7. Adult’s ballet wrap by Lion Brand Yarns

This adult shawl is a FREE download thanks to Lion Brand! Why not knit it in Touch of Alpaca, a super yarn with a classic colour palette and a modern twist – perfect for wearing every day!

Ballet Wrap in Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere - L10473
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Ballet Wrap in Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere - L10473

By Lion Brand

8. Ballet cardigan and leg warmers by King Cole

This ballet set by King Cole includes 3 sweet patterns perfect for any budding ballerina!

Ballet Cardigan and Leg Warmers in King Cole DK - 3712
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Ballet Cardigan and Leg Warmers in King Cole DK - 3712

By King Cole

9. Ballet wrap cardigan by Sue McCain

This flattering adult ballet wrap is a wonderful project with pattern instructions for sizes XXS to 6L and can be knit in a worsted/aran weight yarn.

Ballet Wrap Cardigan #154
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Ballet Wrap Cardigan #154

By Sue McCain

10. Little cloud tutu by Monika Sirna

Another gorgeous tutu pattern by Monika Sirner, this little cloud tutu is so beautiful and will be a winner with any of your little ballerinas.

Little Cloud
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Little Cloud

By Monika Sirna

An extra crochet pattern – Baby ballerina crochet booties by Two Girls Patterns

It's not knitting, but this little crochet bootie pattern is too adorable not to share!

Baby Ballerina Booties
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Baby Ballerina Booties

By Two Girls Patterns

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