Baby and Toddler Sweater Knitting Patterns
Free knitting patterns for baby sweaters, cardigans, and jackets that are almost as cute as the baby or toddler you are knitting for! Sizes from newborn to 2 years and up.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.
Free Knitting Patterns
Long-sleeved pullover with a cute bear motif created with intarsia and additional pieces. Sizes 6, 12, 18 months. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns. Pictured projects by the designer and mcshoppe
Bow Tie Baby Cardigan
This gets my vote for one of the cutest baby sweaters ever. Link for seaming video tutorial in PDF. Sizes 6 mos and 12 mos.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Recommended yarn is available on the pattern site. You can also get the brand on sale at Etsy.
Sweet little kimono with lovely flower and butterfly embroidery is a stylish gift for girls aged 2 – 6 years. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Lil Tux for Baby
Okay, maybe THIS is the cutest. Designed by Judy Lamb for 12 months (2 yrs, 3 yrs)
Anchors Aweigh Sweater
Size 12 mos.
Baby Bear Hoodie
Finished Chest: 22″, including bands
Little Gentleman Jacket
Sized for 12 and 18 months.
Sizes from 3 to 24 months
Tea Party Frock Sweater
This cute sweater is one of my most popular pins. Designed by Justine Turner for sizes newborn to 2 years.
Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
This is another one of my most popular pins and I can see why. Sizes 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 – 5/6) years
Presto Changeo Baby Sweater
This prize winning pattern by Valerie Wallis is sized for 6 (12, 24) months
Seamless Top Down Baby Sweater
Sized for 12 – 24 months
4 sizes from 0-24 months. Designed by Yarnspirations.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Recommended yarn is available on the pattern site. You can also get it on sale at Etsy.
Baby Swing Coat
Sizes 12, 18, and 24 months.
Canyon Baby Cardigan
Designed by Susan Mills for 3-6 (9, 12) months. Shown in size 3-6 months.
Le P’tite Mousse/The Little Garter
- Get the free knitting pattern for the SWEATER in English and French – English instructions are in orange
- Get the hat pattern for the Piper Cloche on Etsy
Baby Eyelet Cardi
Designed by Linda at Clickertyclick for a newborn, this cardigan is knit top down.
Top Down Vintage Cardigan
For babies and toddlers. Sized for 3 months through 18 months.
Patterns for Purchase
60 More Quick Baby Knits
Includes 21 sweaters as well as blankets, hats, sleep sacks, and more.
Baby Aran Sweater and Hat Set
In four chest sizes 18-20-22-24 inches (46-51-56-61cm)
Little Ladybird Sweater
To fit chest sizes 19″ to 22″.
Loopy/Loop Stitch Jacket, Bonnet, Mittens, and Booties
Knit in DK wool and will fit Baby chest sizes 20″ – 22″.
This beautiful bolero is knitted bottom up as one piece with no seams. It has beautiful lace butterfly pattern on the back and raglan sleeves.
The pattern is written for seven sizes: 9-12 months; 12 – 18 months; 2 years, 3 – 4 years; 5 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, 11 – 12 years.
Rosebud Cardigan, Blanket, and Shoe Set
For sizes 16 – 26 inches
Seamless Top Down Lacy Sweater Angelique
6 sizes given from 0 – 6mths to 6 – 7yrs.
Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
21 irresistible baby projects using organic yarn (though other yarn can be substituted)
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!