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. Most patterns are free. Updated 3/16/23
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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.
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Striped Baby/Toddler Sweater
Learn to knit this baby sweater for free. The pattern and class are free with a free trial at Creativebug. This striped baby sweater is a seamless quick knit with a contrasting hem and cuff. Worsted weight yarn. Sized to fit 6-month-olds up to 3 or 4 year-olds. Designed by Rachel Brockman who teaches the class.
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.
Long-sleeved sweater knit sideways from cuff to cuff in garter stitch with cable detail along shoulders and sleeves. Sized for babies and young children: 3-6 mo (6-12 mo, 2-4 yr, 4-6 yr). DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Offset Front Baby Cardigan
Long-sleeved sweater knit top down with an offset front. Sizes 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months). Designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by lisadoggett
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.
Sweet little kimono with lovely flower and butterfly embroidery is a stylish gift for girls aged 2 – 6 years. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Baby Bear Hoodie
Finished Chest: 22″, including bands
More Free Patterns
Little Gentleman Jacket
Sized for 12 and 18 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
Get the yarn recommended by the designer
Presto Changeo Baby Sweater
This prize winning pattern by Valerie Wallis is sized for 6 (12, 24) months
Get the yarn recommended by the designer
Seamless Top Down Baby Sweater
Sized for 12 – 24 months
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.
4 sizes from 0-24 months. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Le P’tite Mousse/The Little Garter
This simple sweater designed by Miss Grain de Sel is all in garter stitch. Note that the hat is a different pattern for purchase.
- 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
Toy in Pocket Seamless Cardi
Baby and child sized cardigan with instructions for teddy bear and owl toys that fit into the pocket. Sizes: 6 months to 4 years. Toy in Pocket Seamless Cardi designed by Rian Anderson. DK weight yarn.
Baby's V Neck Sweater and Bootees
Pullover sweater for baby with a moss stitch and ribbed panel on the front and v neckline. Pattern for cuffed booties included. Sizes: 0 - 2 Years. Designed by Sirdar.
Baby Cable Sweater, Fair Isle Hat, and Booties
This fabulous little baby pullover has a very simple honeycomb cable pattern on the front, matching boots and jester style hat with a nordic fair isle pattern. Size SIZE - Approx. age 6 to 9 months. Designed by OgeDesigns. worsted weight yarn.
60 More Quick Baby Knits
Includes 21 sweaters as well as blankets, hats, sleep sacks, and more.
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.
Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
21 irresistible baby projects using organic yarn (though other yarn can be substituted)