Free knitting patterns for baby sweaters, hats, blankets, and more knit with cables. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 7/9/23.
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Playtime Baby Set
Baby pullover sweater and pants. Sweater features a central cable. Sizes 6 (12, 18) months. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Baby cardigan knit with 8 row repeat honeycomb cable. Options for button tabs or regular button bands. Sizes 0-6 (6-12, 12-24) months. Designed by Saprotex International Design Studio. DK weight yarn.
Cabled Baby Jacket With Hood
Baby cardigan jacket with hood knit with 4 row repeat cable. Sizes 3 months, 6 months. Designed by Go Handmade for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn.
Dino Baby Booties
Baby booties with cable texture and picot trim to look like dinosaur feet. Great baby shower gift. Designed by Anna Meier. DK weight yarn. Pictured project by NeulistiMNK
Katia Baby Cardigan
Baby cardigan knit with a 12 row repeat cable pattern on the front and sleeves. Sizes 3m (6m, 12m, 18m). 64-05 Cardigan designed by Fil Katia. Fingering weight yarn. Available in English and Spanish
- Get the free knitting pattern. English version is on page 4. Cable instructions are on page 3.
- See the Ravelry page
Kitten Baby Bath Mitt
Baby bath mitt with a cute kitten head to make bathtime playtime and a loop stitch side for soft washing. Great baby shower gift. Designed by Anna Meier. Sport weight yarn.
Hat for Little Ears
Baby hat knit flat knit on straight needles with a 4 row repeat cable and seed stitch pattern for body and finished with a 4 row repeat cable trim. Sizes 3-6mos, 12-18mos. Uses one skein 100 - 362 yards (91 - 331 m) of recommended DK weight yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the recommended Bernat Softee Baby Yarn at Joann
Sweater / jumper in baby and child sizes with a cable panel and button fastenings at the shoulders. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12,12-18 months, 2, 3,4,5 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton.
More Free Patterns
Baby cocoon or sleep sack knit with cozy cables. Great baby shower gift. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Tiara Shanafelt.
Baby cardigan sweater knit top down, with buttons down the side, a basketweave cable panel, and the choice of long or short sleeves. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 months. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Taiga Hilliard. Pictured project by Germanbloke
Cable and Swirl Baby Blanket
Circular baby blanket knit in the round with a pinwheel design of cables. 36” Diameter. DK weight yarn. Designed by Grid Mammal Crafts. Web version is free.
Baby and Child Cable Cardigans
Free for a limited time. Cardigans in baby and child sizes with diamond cables and options for hood or flat collar. Sizes 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Designed by Sirdar. Aran weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
INSTRUCTIONS: At the pattern site, select the pdf option. Make sure the price is 0. Add the pattern to your basket. Then "check out" without payment to get the link to download the pattern
Camden Twist Cardigan
Baby cardigan sweater features a simple cable design along the front & back of the cardigan. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months, 2 years. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Plays With Fibre. There's also a separate matching hat pattern.
Baby cardigan sweater with cable owls knit top down all in one piece. Sizes Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months. Uses just one skein 210 yards (192 meters) of Worsted yarn for Newborn and 3 months. Designed by Brenna Kotar. Note: This pattern is written for more experienced knitters and is not very detailed.
Wee Baby Angus Sweater
Sweater knit top down, with buttons down the side of the neck for easy dressing, and the choice of long or short sleeves. Size Newborn only. Uses just one skein 400 yards (366 m) of fingering yarn. Designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs.
Patterns for Purchase
Baby Cable Panel Sweater
No longer free. Baby pullover with front cable panel and buttons fastenings at shoulders for easy dressing. Sizes 0-3 Months 3-6 Months 6-9 Months 9-12 Months 12-18 Months 1-2 Years. Designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn.
Poncho and Beret Sirdar 1516
No longer free. Matching poncho and hat in baby and child sizes knit with an 8 row repeat honeycomb cable. Sizes 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-4 Years, 5-6 Years. Designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn.
Cardigans Sirdar 4782
No longer free. Cable cardigan in baby and child sizes knit with a 4 row repeat cable and garter ridge pattern. Options for V Neck and Shawl Collar. Sizes 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Sirdar 4782. Aran weight yarn.
Round Neck Sweater and Hooded Sweater Sirdar 1337
No longer free. Pullover sweaters in baby and child sizes with central cable panel and zigzag cables. Options for Round Neck or Hood. Sizes 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Sirdar 1337. Aran weight yarn.
Round Neck and V Neck Sweater Sweater Sirdar 4898
No longer free. Pullover sweaters in baby and child sizes with a textured striped top half and cabled on the bottom half. Options for Round Neck with button fastening at shoulder for easy dressing or V Neck. Sizes 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Sirdar 4898. Aran weight yarn.
Papillon Baby Cardigan
Baby cardigan jacket with cable butterfly on back. Sizes Baby 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. Designed by Melissa Leapman. DK weight yarn.
Baby Cardigan with Owls
Cardigan with cable owls on sleeves and hem. Charted and also fully written instructions. Sizes 0-6m, 6-9m, 9-12m, 12-18m, 2 yrs, 3 yrs. Designed by OgeDesigns. DK weight yarn.
Baby's Sleeping Bag
Hooded baby blanket with buttons on the sides to form a sleep sack or cocoon and decorated with cables. Aran weight yarn. Baby's Sleeping Bag in Sirdar Supersoft Aran - 4901 designed by Sirdar.
Framed Cables Baby Blanket
The all-over twisty twirly travelling cable design is as pretty as a picture framed between simple borders. Much easier and intuitive to knit than it looks. 2 sizes: 24” (60 cm) square and 24” x 32” (60 cm x 80 cm) rectangle (as shown in the sample. The pattern has full written instructions and the center cable pattern is also charted. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Helen Gipson
Cabled Sweater, Hat, and Blanket 1648
Matching set for babies and children including sweaters with cable detail down with either round neck or roll neck, beanie hat, and blanket. Sizes 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-4 Years, 5-6 Years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar.
Jackson's Baby Blanket
Cable blanket in 2 sizes features moss-stitch columns highlightinge two different cables, each of which also features moss stitch set against a crisp stockinette background. Sizes Carriage Blanket (Lap Throw). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Danielle Chalson
Sweater, Cardigan and Slipover Vest
No longer free. Sweaters with cable detail down the front in 3 styles: sleeved pullover, cardigan, and pullover vest. Sizes Newborn to 4 Years, To Fit Chest: 36-56cm, 14-22in. 2 smallest sizes, newborn and 3 months, use just one skein, 240 yds, of DK yarn for each sweater. Designed by UK Hand Knitting Association for King Cole.