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How do I know what size to choose when knitting or crocheting baby clothes?

How do I know what size to choose when knitting or crocheting baby clothes?

You've got your pattern and your wool, you've settled yourself down with your needles and a cup of tea. You pick up your pattern and the sizes are in inches and centimetres. Without a baby or small child in front of you to measure, how do you know what size to make?

This is not a definitive sizing guide but I have looked at patterns from a number of different patterns manufacturers and come up with an average. 

I hope it helps

 Age size in Inches size in centimetres

premature 

12" 31cm 
premature  14"

36cm 

0-3 months 16" 41cm 
3-6 months 18"

46cm 

6-12 months  20"

51cm 

1-2 years 22"

56cm 

3-4 years 24"

61cm 

5-6 years 26"

66cm 

7-8 years 28"

71cm 

9-10 years 30"

76cm 

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