Baby Cardigan Sweater Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
Nikki Van De Car designed this baby cardigan for sizes 6-9, 9-12, 12-15 months. Get Nikki’s book What to Knit When You’re Expecting
Baby Top Down Cardigan
Knit in one piece. Sizes 6, 12, 18, 24 months. From Bernat.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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
Tiny Topaz Premature Baby Jacket
Marianna Mel designed this easy top down cardigan for Small Premature, Medium Premature, Large Premature
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe designed this lace cardigan for size 6 mos. She also has other sizes for sale.
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
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
Courtney Kelley’s lace cardigan and bonnet is sized for 0-3 months (18” chest circ.), 6-9 months (20” chest circ)
Nikki Van De Car designed this baby cardigan for 3 months, 20-in chest circumference.
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
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
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
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.)
Patterns for Purchase
Happy Cheer Hooded Cardigan
Blackberry Wrap Cardigan
Summer Pelisse Cardigan
Kit or Pattern for Shawl Collar Cardigan for Baby
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).
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.
Inspired by the cozy cabled cardigan grandpa wears. Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)
Baby Wrap Cardigan
Sizes Newborn, 1, 3 and 6 months