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Free Baby Cardigan Sweater Knitting Patterns

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater

Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater

Short sleeved baby cardigan with cables on front. To fit 3–6 (9–12, 18–24) months. One of free patterns the free 9-pattern baby ebook from Interweave. Designed by  Rebecca L. Daniels. Pictured project by ElvieandBoo who reversed the left hand cable to make 2 mirror image cables and made the sleeves shorter, just knitting 2 rounds of stockinette before the garter trim

Free Knitting Pattern for Watermelon Baby Cardigan

Watermelon Baby Cardigan

Sleeveless summer baby cardigan with watermelon slice yoke with eyelets to look like seeds. One size to fit approx 0-3 months. Designed by Stitchylinda Designs.

Free Knitting Pattern for Soft Essentials Baby Cardigan

Soft Essentials Baby Cardigan

This classic baby cardigan gets its stripes from self-striping yarn. Sizes 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months. Designed by Sara Kay Hartmann for Red Heart. Quick knit in bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Stripey Yoke Cardigan for Babies and Children

Deborah Norville Stripey Yoke Cardigan

This sweater in baby and child sizes features a striped yoke and button front. Sizes 12m (2y, 4y, 6y)

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby and Child Cardigan with Shawl Collar

Cardigan with Shawl Collar

This shawl-collared long-sleeved cardigan sweater is available in baby and child sizes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Sizes 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 2 yrs, 4 yrs. Designed by Bernat Design Studio

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Lace Cardigan

Baby Lace Cardigan

This raglan-style sweater features pretty lace panels on the front. Includes baby and child sizes from 6 mos – 5 years. Designed by Julie Hines for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Denise or Denephew Baby Cardigan

Denise or Denephew Baby Cardigan

This shawl-collared striped cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down, increasing along the raglan lines. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by by Ned Renfield.

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Top Down Cardigan

Baby Top Down Cardigan

Knit in one piece. Sizes 6, 12, 18, 24 months. From Bernat.

Baby Sophisticate

Linden Down’s cardigan with shawl collar is knit seamlessly from the top down. Sizes 0-3 months, 6-12 months. Candace Toth added details including felted elbow pads, leather buttons, and contrasting color for this project.

Free knitting pattern for Dirghagama baby cardigan and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Dirghagama

Henriette Roued-Cunliffe designed this lace cardigan for size 6 mos. She also has other sizes for sale.

Free knitting pattern for baby cardigan My Gift to You and more free baby cardigan sweater knitting patterns

My Gift to You

Taiga Hilliard Designs’s classic cardigan for any boy or girl is knit top down, with an offset button front. Sizes 0-3 months 3-6 months,6-12 months, 12-18 months

Henry's Sweater free knitting pattern and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Henry’s Sweater

Sara Elizabeth Kellner’s design is an easy, seamless, top-down cardigan that can be made in one weekend. Sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months

Lucille

Courtney Kelley’s lace cardigan and bonnet is sized for 0-3 months (18” chest circ.), 6-9 months (20” chest circ)

Free knitting pattern for baby cardigan Maille and more baby cardigans

 

Maile

Nikki Van De Car designed this baby cardigan for 3 months, 20-in chest circumference.

Free knitting pattern for baby cardigan Olive You Baby and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Olive You Baby

Another baby cardigan by Taiga Hilliard Designs’s for any boy or girl, knit top down, with an offset button front and cable panel. Sizes 0-3 months 3-6 months,6-12 months, 12-18 months

Free knitting pattern for Leaf Love baby cardigan and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Leaf Love Baby Sweater

Another baby cardigan by Taiga Hilliard Designs’s for any boy or girl, knit top down, with an offset button front and lace panel. Sizes 0-3 months 3-6 months,6-12 months, 12-18 months

Free knitting pattern for Wee Bean Baby Cardigan

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Wee Bean Baby Sweater

Another baby cardigan by Taiga Hilliard Designs’s for any boy or girl, knit top down, with buttons half front. Sizes 0-3 months 3-6 months,6-12 months, 12-18 months

Ribbed Baby Cardigan free knitting pattern and more free baby cardigan knitting patterns

Ribbed Baby Jacket

A warm unisex baby jacket with a wide ribbed lapel. Sizes 0-3 months (3-6 mo., 6-9 mo., 9-12 mo., 12-24 mo.)

Free knitting pattern for Charlee Baby Girl Jacket and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Charlee Baby Jacket

Lotta Arnlund designed this baby cardigan for sizes 3-6, 6-9, 12-18 month, 2-3yrs. (Note that dress is not included with jacket pattern. There is a link to the dress pattern on the jacket pattern page, however the dress pattern is not free.)

Free knitting pattern for Tiny Topaz Premature Baby Jacket and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Tiny Topaz Premature Baby Jacket

Marianna Mel designed this easy top down cardigan for Small Premature, Medium Premature, Large Premature

Free knitting pattern for Garter Yoke baby cardigan and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Garter Yoke Baby Cardi

Jennifer Hoel’s simple little cardi has super speedy top-down, seamless raglan construction and an optional I-cord button band. Sizes 6-12 months

Seamless Yoked Baby Cardigan free knitting pattern and more baby cardigan sweater knitting patterns

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Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater

Carole Barenys’s cardigan is knit in stockinette stitch with slip-stitch decorative rows on the yoke and above the cuffs and bottom hem. Sizes Newborn to 3 months, 3-6 months

Free knitting for 4 x 4 Baby Sweater mitered cardigan

4 by 4 Baby Sweater

This cardigan by Woolly Thoughts is made from knitting squares that are then sewn together. Many combinations of patterns are available.

Shells and Columns Lace Cardigan

E. J. Slayton’s cardigan comes with a matching baby blanket pattern. Site requires registration for pattern download. Sizes 3(6)(12) months.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Quilted Lattice Baby Cardigan

Quilted Lattice Baby Cardigan

ON SALE for $2.99! Designed by Vanessa Ewing, this child’s cardigan has a quilted look that’s created by slipping stitches with the yarn in front, then knitting through the loose strand several rows later to secure it. Sizes: 20(22,24,27)” to fit up to 3(6,12,24) months.

Knitting Pattern for Ribbed Baby Cardigan

Ribbed Baby Cardigan

ON SALE for $2.99! Knit flat in pieces and seamed, this simple baby cardigan sports an allover rib pattern edged in garter stitch. Sizes: 18(20,23,25)” to fit up to 0(3,12,24) months. Great with self-striping or multi-color yarn!

Knitting kit for Shawl-Collar Baby Cardigan Kit Knit in simple stockinette with ribbed edgings, this sweet baby cardigan really shows off a self-patterning yarn.

Pattern for Shawl Collar Cardigan for Baby

ON SALE for $2.99! Sizes from newborn to 18 months (18″ to 24″ chest). 

Knitting pattern for Happy Cheer hooded baby cardigan sweater

Happy Cheer Hooded Cardigan

This sweater is super easy to knit, making it perfect for the first-time sweater knitter!  Finished size to fit Child’s 6 (12, 18, 24) months.

Knitting Pattern for Sideways Baby Cardi

Sideways Baby Cardi

Long-sleeved baby cardigan sweater knit from side to side. Sizes 3–6 (12–18, 24, 36) months. Recommended DK yarn available on pattern page.

Cute & Cozy Sweaters and Blankets

Cute & Cozy Sweaters and Blankets

This book in print or digital download contains four knit sets of a cardigan and a matching blanket. Desigtned by Starla Kramer. The sweaters are for size 6 months

Knitting pattern for Blackberry Wrap baby cardigan sweater

Blackberry Wrap Cardigan

Designer Nancy Shroyer created this cozy wrap sweater that wraps and fastens with big buttons that makes it easy to put on and take off.

Knitting pattern for lace baby and toddler cardigan sweater

Summer Pelisse Cardigan

Sized for 3 month, 6 month, 12 month, 2T, 3T. Available as individual pattern or in book The Best of Jane Austen Knits.

Knitting pattern for baby cardigan seameless top down and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

Seren

Seren is a seamless top down yoked cardigan for babies and children to age 7. 6 sizes given from 16″ – 26″ chest ( 0 – 7 yrs approx).

Knitting pattern for baby cardigan and more baby cardigan sweater knitting patterns

Little Miss Susie’s Cardigan

NOTE: The hat pattern is sold separately – see link below. The cardigan is knit from the top down seamlessly in seed stitch with cable accents. This pattern comes in sizes: 3 mths, 6 mths, 12 mths, 2T and 4T.

Knitting pattern for Gramps baby cardigan and more baby cardigan knitting patterns

“Gramps” Cardigan

Inspired by the cozy cabled cardigan grandpa wears. Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Knitting pattern for Baby Wrap Cardigan and more baby sweater cardigan knitting patterns

Baby Wrap Cardigan

Sizes Newborn, 1, 3 and 6 months

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