Free Knitting Patterns for Baby Cardigans

Take a look at these cute cardigans! If you are a knitter, you can make them in no time. Handmade gift like this will make first months of the baby’s life very special.

Baby cardigans are one of the most rewarding projects, because they look beautiful and work up fast! Small garments for babies require little amounts of yarn and you can make several versions in different colors. There are many fantastic ideas, and some of them are very simple, such as kimono cardigans. They are comfortable and great for ambitious beginner knitters. Take a look at examples below and search for links to paid and free patterns under the pictures.



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Baby Kimono Cardigans Free Patterns

Baby Cardigan

This easy cardigan will fit both newborns and babies, because it’s easily customizable. It is worked in one piece in simple kimono shape, and you can do it in one evening! It’s a great idea for last minute baby shower gift. It’s worked from the bottom up using garter stitch.

  • DESIGNED by Mme Ulma
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
photo credits: madamulma / madamulma.blogspot.com

This amazing project is available in three languages: English, German and French.

photo credits: madamulma / madamulma.blogspot.com

Find original free pattern on madamulma.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Need a hat to go with your kimono cardi? Explore our ideas for Adorable Knitted Baby Bonnets!

 

Baby Cardigan

This spring-inspired version of Baby Cardigan showcases delicate yellow yarn. I can imagine it looking very well when paired with summer dress, but I’m sure boys would look cute in it, too!

  • DESIGNED by Mme Ulma
  • THIS VERSION by paxwaldi / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find original free pattern on madamulma.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

Baby Cardigan

Make the most of the versatility of this easy project! Just take a look below to see how different can it look when made in two different hues. Whether you are making it for a boy or a girl, be sure that you can achieve beautiful effects whatever colors you choose.

  • DESIGNED by Mme Ulma
  • THIS VERSION by carolyni / ravelry.com
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find original free pattern on madamulma.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

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Side Button Baby Cardigan

Simple construction of this cardigan makes it easy to put on, which is very important if your baby is an active one! Deep sage color is very on trend and looks beautiful when paired with natural wooden buttons. Take a look at the photos below to see for yourself!

  • DESIGNED by Örgü Modelleri / orgumodelleri.com
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
© Örgü Modelleri / orgumodelleri.com

Some Tiny Hugs Mini Kimono and Beanie Set

This tiny cardigan and beanie set will be perfect fit for your newborn! Little button details give a lot of character to this project, and kimono construction makes it easy to put on. As you can see, it looks fantastic both in dark blue and multicolored yarn.

  • DESIGNED by Joy Boath
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
© littleamb

This colorful version looks lovely when paired with navy bloomers. It works up incredibly fast, so don’t stop on one!

© skillyskally

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

Odeta Jacket

The next idea with the name Odeta comes from Garnstudio and is one of my favorites. The lace pattern is very decorative and garter stitch fits it perfectly. This is a project for ambitious knitters! The sizes available range from premature to 4 years.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
photo credits: DROPS design

Find original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Odeta Slippers

In love with Odeta cardigan? Be sure to pair it with beanie and slippers! These tiny knitted socks will keep your baby warm and comfy.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE baby slippers
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
photo credits: DROPS design

Find original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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Wee Baby Set – Paid Pattern

This adorable baby set is a paid pattern bundle, but I think it’s worth consideration! Easy to put on kimono cardigan with delicate details works up fast and looks lovely. Pair it with bonnet, romper and legwarmers in the same style to get an ultimate adorable outfit for your little one.

  • DESIGNED by Anne B Hanssen
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
© Anne B Hanssen
Find original free pattern on Ravelry.
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Classic Baby Cardigans Free Knitting Patterns

Eliza Baby Cardigan

This adorable little cardigan in the pictures below was made by marianna mel and it’s such a stunning project, that you will absolutely love! It’s super easy to make and you can knit it with just yarn scraps. If you have a 3-6 months old in your family, that’s the project for you!

  • DESIGNED by marianna mel
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photo is by marianna mel / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mariannaslazydaisydays.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Blossom Baby Cardigan

These adorable cardigans in the pictures below will suit a baby from a newborn to 12 months old. You can knit these beautiful cardis in no time and you’ll be surprised how quick, easy and fun to knit they are. What’s more, you can gift them to your expecting friends!

  • DESIGNED by LJM Designs
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by LJM Designs / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

New Baby Cardigan

Babies should be as comfy and warm as possible! This sweet cardigan in the pictures below will surely help you keep your baby that way! It’s an easy-to-knit project, that’s made from the bottom up in just one piece, so it works up incredibly quickly. You can use any worsted yarn for this project.

  • DESIGNED by Marji LaFreniere
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by Marji LaFreniere / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

Lazy Daisy All-in-One Baby Cardigan

If you have very little time for your knitting projects, because you are a full-time mom or working, be sure to choose the easiest ones! You can make this adorable baby cardi in one day, so save this free pattern to your library or start right away.

  • DESIGNED by marianna mel / mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find original free pattern on mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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Elliston Baby Cardigan

A basic button down Elliston baby cardigan that you can style your way. All it takes is to choose a yarn definition and color that matches your expectations. Thicker, more fluffy yarn for a warm winter-y sweater, a thinner one for an all-year-rounder. When the pattern is cracking down and the baby sweater is made, pick classic or playful buttons to finish the look accordingly.

  • DESIGNED by Taiga Hilliard
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knit
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Taiga Hilliard / raverly.com

Find the free pattern on Ravelry.

Happy Sunflower Cardigan

Happy Sunflower Cardigan for a happy, cheerful baby! A free pattern for you to create this cute baby sweater for your little treasure or as a gift for new parents. Unbelievably cute, super fun with this mustard yellow yarn. This baby cardigan can be made in various sizes, for kids from 0 to 4 years old. All the information needed for the adjustments is given in the project.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS Design
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knit
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos by DROPS Design / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Olive You Baby

This classic baby cardigan will look beautiful on both boys and girls, so play with colors! Stunning cabled detail on the front lapel is a cute addition to this design. Choosing right buttons is important, too, so be sure to check your options.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • THIS VERSION by mullhol
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
photo credits: by mullhol / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

 

Hooded Baby Cardigans Free Knitting Patterns

Little Hoodie Cardigan

This colorful, fun, striped cardigan in the pictures below was made by Premier Yarns Design Team and it you can adjust it to so many sizes, from a newborn up to an 8 years old! It’s worked flat in pieces and then
seamed. Which colors will you go for?

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photo is by Premier Yarns Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Baby Bear Knit Hoodie

Why not combine dress up and cosiness? Kids love animal accents, so try this cute knitted hoodie with bear ears. Simple addition like this can make all the difference, because it adds playfulness! Try it for yourself or check out more ideas here – Knitted Hoodies for Babies!

  • DESIGNED by Lorna Miser
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hoodie
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
photo credits: Coats & Clark

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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4 thoughts on “Free Knitting Patterns for Baby Cardigans

  1. I’m stuck on a pattern I got here for a baby kimono, it’s called baby cardigan – free knitting pattern, the part that says to start in the middle (neckline) Knit 1 st, k2tog, Knit 39 sts.knit 3 rows. Where do I start this? Do I rejoin the yarn at the neckline where I bo 22 sts??? Any help would be appreciated??

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