Knitting patterns for pullover sweaters for children. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/1/22
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Lil Rascal Round Neck Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with XOXO hugs and kisses cables. Sizes To Fit Chest 20" 22" 24" 26" 28", 51cm to 71cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by West Yorkshire Spinners.
Top Down Gradient Kid’s Sweater
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater knit top down in one piece. Great showcase for gradient or ombre yarn. Sizes Children’s: 2, (4, 6, 8). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® Wave yarn
Textured Stripe Pullover
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater with a henley neckline knit with a 2 row repeat version of garter rib. Sizes Childs 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
Mistake Stitch Rib Sweater
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater knit with a 2 row repeat mistake rib. Sizes 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Textured Chevron Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover sweater for children with with a zigzag design in purl stitches. Sizes Years: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7. DK weight yarn. Textured Chevron Jumper 2550 designed by Sirdar. A kit is also available.
Long-sleeved pullover sweater for children with cables on the front and sleeves. Sizes 1, [2, 3, 4, 5], (6, 8, 10, 12) years. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Hel et Zel. Available in English and French
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with cables and moss stitch and a henley collar. Sizes To Fit Age: 6 Years to 16 Years. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Phildar Design Team.
Saddle Shoulder Pullover
Sweater knit in seed stitch with cables on the front and sleeves. Sized for children. Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) years. Designed by Melissa Leapman. Worsted weight yarn.
Diamond lace pullover sweater for children. Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) years. Designed by Fil Katia. Aran weight yarn. Appears to only be available on the Internet archive.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive. NOTE: All languages are included in this pdf. English instructions start on page 6
- See the Ravelry page
Long-sleeved pullover with yoke of 2 round mistake rib. Sizes children’s 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Chest – 23(25-27½-30-32-34)". Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Amy Christoffers for Berroco.
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with hood, pockets, and a texture stitch. Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 years; finished chest 23-1/4", 24", 25-1/4", 26", 27-1/4" (59 cm, 61 cm, 64 cm, 66 cm, 69 cm). DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar. May be only free a limited time. A kit is also available.
More Free Patterns
Velvet Dreams Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover sweater features lace panels along the center of the front and back and each sleeve has a playful ruffle around the armholes. Sizes 1-2 (2-4, 4-6, 6-8) years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Child’s long-sleeved pullover with train and tracks motifs. Sizes 2 yrs/92 cl (4 yrs /104 cl) 6 yrs /116 cl (8 yrs /128 cl) 10 yrs /140 cl. Futfut designed by Karen S. Lauger for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, and German
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater knit with an 8 row repeat Textured Checks stitch. Sizes Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8, 10). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser.
Awesome Cool Sweater
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater knit with an 4 row repeat Elm Seed stitch. Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 years and Small. Rated easy by designer. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Scarlet Taylor for Yarnspirations as Awesome Cool Sweater.
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater with decorative trellis cables. Sizes 2 years (4 years) 6 years (8 years). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Signe Strømgaard for Ficolana. Available in English, Danish, German.
Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater with big cables. Sizes 4 years/104 cl (6 years/116 cl) 8 years/128 cl (10 years/140 cl) 12 years/152 cl. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Signe Strømgaard for Ficolana. Available in English, Danish, German.
Long-sleeved sweater with rolled neckline knit sideways from cuff to cuff in a twisted stitch pattern for the yoke and sleeves and garter stitch for the body. Sizes Child's 4 (6, 8, 10). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Hagan.
Kid’s Chevron Band Pullover
Designed by Caron Design Team. Toddler/Child: 2, 4, 6, 8 years
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- Get the recommended yarn for this project at Etsy
- See more Toddler Sweater Knitting Patterns
School Days Raglan Pullover
Color block long sleeved sweater with buttons on yoke for easy dressing. Sizes 2 years to 10 years. Designed by Marly Bird
Cat and Mouse Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover for children. Sizes 2, 4, 6. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Long-sleeved child's sweater with a cute penguin who hides a convenient pocket. Sizes 2, 4, 6. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns.
Patterns for Purchase
Lulu Sweater & Shorts
No longer free. Long-sleeved unisex pullover sweater knit with a brioche stitch. Matching shorts with twisted rib waist band and cord tie. Sizes 0-6M (6-12M, 1-2Y, 2-3Y). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Button and Blue.
No longer free. Pullover child's sweater with Super Star in intarsia. Sizes 3(4, 5, 6, 7) years; 23.5(24, 25.25, 26, 27.2)" 59(61, 64, 66, 69) cm. Designed by Sirdar as 2555. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Prince George / Princess Charlotte Snowflake Cardigan
Child's sampler sweater inspired by the pullover worn by Princess Charlotte in Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2020 family Christmas card. Sizes 6 and 8. DK/sport weight yarn. Designed by Zigzag Designs.
Dotted Line Sweater
Child's pullover knit with an easy texture. Sizes 2-3 Years, 4-5 years, 6-7 Years, 8-9 Years, 10-11 Years, 12-13 Years. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Hayfield
This kid's pullover knit with a stunning cable design. Sizes 5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12) yrs. Chest: 23-24(25-26, 27-29, 30-31)" 59-61(63-66, 69-73, 76-79) cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey
This kid's pullover is a simple knit with minimal shaping and applique pieces to create a monster face. Knitted flat. Sizes ages 2-11 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jane Burns
This pullover for children features a cable and bobble design. Sizes 2-4 years (5-6 years; 7-8 years; 9-10 years) [11-12 years; 13-14 years]. An adult version is also available. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Tatsiana Matsiuk
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Lovecraft’s
- Get the ADULT VERSION of the knitting pattern at Lovecraft’s
Jumping Bean Hoodie
This pullover features an oversized hood, front pockets and sizes Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8) years.
Dinosaur Sweaters by iKnitDesigns
Pullovers and hoodies with dinosaurs including Velociraptor, Triceratops, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and more, in a variety of baby and child sizes. Designed by Denny Gould
Working Vehicle Sweaters
Children's pullovers with motifs of fire engine, tractor, cement truck, tow truck, digger, dump truck, train, and more. Sizes: 24 to 30 inches. Designed by KnitaPattern.