32 Cute And Easy Crochet Baby Cardigans

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Let your kid be as stylish as you are this season. The times when kids’ clothing was much different than adults’ have long passed, and today designs for babies resemble our own outfits very much.

This collection of cute crochet cardigan pattern ideas for kids and babies features easy-to-make projects for all makers. A very simple construction of these pieces will allow you to create them without problems, even if you are just starting out. Choose the colours you love and make something special for your kids or grandkids. Links to free patterns are available under the pictures.

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1. Cluster and Lace Baby Cardigan

Crocheter behind Crochet ‘n’ Create always comes up with beautiful ideas, and this baby cardi is no exception. Lacy bottom, decorative cuffs and cute little buttons make it a perfect choice for a little princess. You can adjust the size just by changing your hook size, so it’s easy-peasy. These cardis will fit babies from newborns to 12 months.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

PHOTOS by Crochet ‘n’ Create / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on crochetncreate.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

2. Huckleberry Cardigan

Elegant baby cardigans come in handy in many situations, because you can style them differently depending on the occasion. These designed by Crochet Dreamz are unisex, so you can make them for both boys and girls. Classic form is timeless, and the ribbed panel / collar looks really polished – you can see all that in the photos below.

  • DESIGNED by CrochetDreamz
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

PHOTOS by CrochetDreamz / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on crochetdreamz.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

3. Baby Crochet Kimono 

This lovely crochet kimono in dusty pink color will be a great baby shower gift. You can easily customize the size. Combination of bobbles and ribbing creates cute cardigan, in which your baby will be comfy and warm.

  • DESIGNED by Creativa Atelier
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Baby Crochet Kimono Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Creativa Atelier / translate.com

Find original free pattern on translate.com.

4. Hudson’s Bay Baby Sweater 

This easy to make cardigan looks so stylish! Colorful stripes are timeless and will fit both girls and boys. It works up fast and is easy to customize. Add wooden button and don’t forget about the belt!

  • DESIGNED by Daisy Farm Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Hudson's Bay Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com.

Find original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

5. Blue Sky Cardi 

This lacy cardigan for a girl looks amazing in bright blue, but you can choose any yarn you want. It will look perfect in neutral colours, too!

  • DESIGNED by By Katerina
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Blue Sky Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Katerina / by-katerina.com

Find original free pattern on by-katerina.com.

6. Felicia Cocoon Cardi 

Cocoon cardigan is created from a simple rectangle. The stitches are easy and fun to make – use many colours to create fun patterns! It can be worn in multiple ways, just don’t forget about the button for closing.

  • DESIGNED by Weiyan Huang
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Felicia Cocoon Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Weiyan Huang / warmlinx.com.

Find the original free pattern on warmlinx.com.

7. Crochet Cutie Baby Cardigan 

This cute baby cardigan is a classic. It has long sleeves and a row of buttons. The stitches used here are basic, so if you have the foundation in crocheting, you will be fine. Play with colours to make it more gender-neutral.

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Crochet Cutie Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by Jess Coppom / redheart.com

Find original free pattern on redheart.com.

8. Bobble Inbetween Cardigan

A sweet and warm crochet cardigan is the ultimate gift for little ones, because it’s practical and super cozy. Like for instance these colorful pieces by Crochet ‘n’ Create in the pictures below. They were made to fit a 6-12 month old, but you can easily adjust them. Adorable!

  • DESIGNED by: Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner
Bobble Inbetween Cardigan

PHOTOS by Crochet ‘n’ Create / ravelry.com

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

9. Baby Bomber

This little bomber jacket in the pictures below is just cuteness overload, don’t you think? The super chunky and warm texture is beautifully complemented with this pastel color. It will fit a baby from 0 – 24 months old and it uses a herringbone stitch, that is really easy to remember.

  • DESIGNED by: Burgundy and Blush
  • THIS VERSION is by jbagadion33
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner
Baby Bomber

PHOTOS by jbagadion33 / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on burgundyandblush.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

10. Shawl Collar Baby Cardigan

This sweet crochet cardi in the pictures below is the work by yarnspirations Design Studio and it’s such a chunky and warm piece, that will be simply perfect for your baby or toddler! You can easily adjust the size from 6 up to 24 months old. 

  • DESIGNED by: Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner
Shawl Collar Baby Cardigan

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / ravelry.com

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

11. Dylan

How gorgeous is this crochet cardi in the pictures below? It’s the perfect cardigan to make in a weekend! It’s made side to side in an easy-to-work textured stitch, and the yarn is so colorful and eye-catching, don’t you think? The size in the pictures will fit a 3-month-old baby.

  • DESIGNED by: Berroco, Inc.
  • PROJECT TYPE: crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner
Dylan Baby Cardigan

PHOTOS by Berroco, Inc. / ravelry.com

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

12. Crochet Cable Baby Sweater

The cable sweater design is a true classic of autumn winter wardrobe. Whether it is for an adult, a toddler or a newborn baby, it is always a good idea to make one. The crochet cable baby sweater pattern is a project that can be adjusted to your specific needs. Make it in a variety of colors and sizes to provide your whole family and friends with this crucial clothing item. It will keep your loved ones warm right from an early age.

  • DESIGNED by: Daisy Farm Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Crochet Cable Baby Sweater

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

13. Cotswold Baby Cardigan

Travel to Cotswold and feel its unique ambiance just by crocheting this cute baby cardigan. Very basic and traditional design of this pattern brings to mind timeless Cotswold style. Made with soft and voluminous yarn, will keep the baby warm and provide a lot of comfort. The cute little animal button detail is an adorable way to jazz it up. Change the desired cardigan size just by adjusting the hook size.

  • DESIGNED by: Crochet’n’Create
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Cotswold Baby Cardigan

Photos by Crochet’n’Create / ravelry.com

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

14. Ruffle Sleeve Crochet Baby Cardigan

The baby outfits might get a little bit repetitive but there is a solution. Make the everyday baby look more fun with the Ruffle Sleeve Crochet baby cardigan. The brilliance of this design is being super cute and girly while also very comfortable for the baby. Choose a soft natural fiber yarn to make sure that the cardigan is gentle for the sensitive baby skin and the garment is breathable. 

  • DESIGNED by: Adore Crea
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Ruffle Sleeve Crochet Baby Cardigan

Photos by Adore Crea / adorecrea.com

Find original free pattern on adorecrea.com.

15. Crochet Pleated Baby Cardigan

This is a very traditional baby cardigan made more exciting with little pleats on the front. If you are a beginner, do not get discouraged by what seems to be a complicated pattern. Those pleats are made as you crochet, making it a very beginner friendly design. The cardigan looks cute both in plain color and with some contrasting inserts.

  • DESIGNED by: Sulaimon Toyyibah
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Crochet Pleated Baby Cardigan

Photos by Sulaimon Toyyibah / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

16. Little One Cardigan

From an infant to a toddler, some cute little baby will be lucky to get this amazing crochet cardigan designed by Underground Crafter. With the intermediate skills level that’s required for this project comes great results and fantastic looks. Wide contrasting bordering that comes through the whole sweater is a way to have some fun with the project. Mix red and white for Christmas cardi, or yellow and green for Spring. The options are limitless! 

  • DESIGNED by: Underground Crafter
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Little One Cardigan

Photos by Underground Crafter / ravelry.com

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

17. Cozy Hexi Cardi

A crochet baby cardigan pattern that comes in various colors and many sizes, is definitely a design to save. You will be happy to crochet it over and over again as the baby grows out of the previous one. And, what’s even more amazing and definitely unexpected, the Baby Crochet Designs have treated everyone to an adult size pattern as well. Handcraft the cute set of this fun model in any color selection you can think of.

  • DESIGNED by: Baby Crochet Designs
  • PROJECT TYPE: baby cardigan 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Cozy Hexi Cardi

Photos by Baby Crochet Designs / instagram.com

Find original free pattern on babycrochetdesigns.com, or read more about it on Instagram.

18. Baby Coat Cardigan Jacket

This piece created by Aamra Gul is a very transitional baby clothing. This simple design is a basic, beginner friendly baby cardigan, but it can also easily serve as an outerwear jacket. Very elegant yet basic look makes it a great addition to everyday clothes as well as an occasional wear for events like christening or birthdays. A whole range of colors will complete the baby’s wardrobe stylishly.

  • DESIGNED by Aamra Gul
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Baby Coat Cardigan Jacket

Photos Aamra Gul / ravelry.com

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

19. Shell Edge Baby Cardigan

A delicate shell edging is the first thing that’s noticed about this style. It adds some flare and lightness to the design. However, the very soft and nicely designed by Erangi Udeshika main cardigan’s body is not to be missed. A beginner level pattern that looks nothing like an amateur job, that’s how this baby cardigan can be described. A comfortable and cozy baby’s wear is something that every nursery’s wardrobe needs.

  • DESIGNED by Erangi Udeshika
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Shell Edge Baby Cardigan

Photos Erangi Udeshika / ravelry.com

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

20. Easy Raglan Cardigan

A beginner friendly super cute crochet baby cardigan is a well wanted free pattern. The one created by Crochet Dreamz is perfection. It’s worked in just one piece, top-down. Thanks to that you won’t be bothered with armholes shaping. Hence the beginner level of this free crochet pattern. It would make a perfect baby shower gift, so beautiful and cozy.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet Dreamz
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Easy Raglan Cardigan

Photos Crochet Dreamz / crochetdreamz.com

Find original free pattern on crochetdreamz.com.

21. Bobbi Cardigan and Hat

Stylish simplicity, this little baby crochet sweater is. Yarnsmiths’ downloadable pdf pattern is easy to follow. The DK yarn weight is perfect for this crochet project. The finished baby cardigan will be of perfect weight and texture. Choose a fun yarn color to put a smile on baby’s and parent’s faces.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnsmiths
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Bobbi Baby Cardigan and Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Photos Yarnsmiths / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on woolwarehouse.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Lilian Kid’s Flared Cardigan

Play around with just one free crochet cardigan pattern to get many different results. Susanna Biaye has created a crochet project that can be adjusted to your needs. It comes with the size chart from babies 0-6 months old, up to 12 years old teenager size. It’s a perfect for DK yarn weights, beginner friendly pattern with fun crochet peplum bottom.

  • DESIGNED by Susanna Biaye
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Lilian Kids Flared Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Photos Susanna Biaye / ravelry.com

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

23. Smart Baby Jacket

This crocheted baby jacket has a unique look, made with the self-stripping ombre effect yarn. This is an easy project and even if you’re a beginner, you can do it. The piece is made from two crocheted hexagons that are sewn together at the end. It’s also a great opportunity to practice chain and half double crochet. The free step-by-step pattern is waiting for you!

  • DESIGNED by Red Heart Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
red ombre effect baby cardigan of a crochet hexagon

Photos Red Heart Design Team / ravelry.com

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

24. Bouncing Baby Cardigan

This cute baby cardigan is perfect for welcoming a newborn home! The pattern is easily adjustable and you can work it in sizes 6-12 months. The cardigan is quick to make and uses only basic crochet techniques so you won’t get stuck. The step-by-step crochet pattern for this piece is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
purple and yellow crochet baby cardigans

Photos Crochet ‘n’ Create / ravelry.com

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

25. Wattle Preemie Baby Cardigan

A cardigan is a fall staple that can give your baby as much comfort as it gives you. This mid-level design will keep your little one toasty no matter how hard it pours outside. If you already know the basics, give it a try. The free baby cardigan crochet pattern makes it almost effortless.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet ‘n’ Create
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a baby cardigan with teddy bear on it

Photos by Crochet ‘n’ Create / Ravelry.com

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

26. Childrens Crochet Cardigan

The special stitch used in this project makes the garment both warm and breathable. This combination is perfect for babies, making this crochet cardigan a must-have for the season. Plus, it’s a beginner-friendly design, so even crocheters with limited experience will find it easy to complete. Don’t be afraid to start right away! The easy-to-follow free video tutorial is here to help.

  • DESIGNED by Michelle
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a baby wearing a crochet cardigan

Photos by MJs off the hook designs / mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Watch the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on mjsoffthehookdesigns.com.

27. Winter Top Sweater

Elevate your little one’s style with this exquisite baby crochet cardigan. Meticulously crafted, the sleeves and border feature a unique design, and the warm yarn will keep your child toasty. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced crocheter, you’ll effortlessly embrace warmth and fashion with this project. The step-by-step video tutorial will help you every step of the way. Add it to your to-do list and you won’t regret it.

  • DESIGNED by AamraGul
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a turquoise crocheted baby cardigan.

Photos by AamraGul / Ravelry.com

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

28. Baby Flower Cardigan

This easy to crochet baby cardigan is not only a comfortable garment but also a great beginner-friendly project. If you’ve been looking for an easy idea to make for your little one, this is it. While working on this cardigan, you will practice single crochet, double crochet and many other basic crochet techniques. Don’t hesitate to get started! With this charming baby cardigan pattern you will improve your skills in no time.

  • DESIGNED by Lucy Pearson
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby cardigan.

Photos by Lucy Pearson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

29. Kids Coat with Ruffles

This crochet baby cardigan is great for the cold fall days and combined with something else it will work for winter too. It features a cute design that is easy even for beginners. The piece turns out to be both practical and sophisticated, so don’t hesitate. Spruce up your baby’s wardrobe and hone your skills with the free pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Swecraftcorner
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby wearing a white cardigan and holding a teddy bear.

Photos by Swecraftcorner/ Ravelry.com

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

30. Superb Coat Jacket

Another simple yet adorable baby crochet project. The design is suitable for crocheters of all levels and is quick to complete. Plus, it’s just a good basic piece to make for clothing sets. If you are new to crochet, it will also teach you a bunch of useful techniques that you can use for any other project later. Just follow the directions and see what happens.

  • DESIGNED by AamraGul
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted baby jacket and booties, showcasing the adorable baby cardigan.

Photos by AamraGul / Ravelry.com

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

31. Cardigan with Ties

A stylish, versatile baby crochet cardigan that works in any situation. The design makes it easy to put on and the ties make sure your baby won’t take it off and stay warm. This piece is perfect for even the youngest, so don’t miss out. The pattern has lots of pictures to help visual crocheters. Plus, it’s an easy-level project suitable for all crafters.

  • DESIGNED by Swecraftcorner
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby's knitted sweater and hat, also known as a baby cardigan.

Photos by Swecraftcorner / Ravelry.com

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

32. Cutie Cardigan

Based on double crochet, this baby cardigan is a breeze to make. You can finish it in a couple of evenings, and the pattern gives you a chance to get some rest while still making something cool. A cardigan like this will come in handy during the coldest months, and it’s a nice way to add some texture to your little one’s outfit. The pattern is available in sizes 1-5 years.

  • DESIGNED by Paintbox Yarns
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a baby wearing a crocheted cardigan jacket.

Photos by Paintbox Yarns / Ravelry.com

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

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