Best Knitted Cardigans for Kids Patterns

22 Best Knitted Cardigans for Kids Patterns

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Sweet knitted cardigans for kids are definitely among the main reasons why we start our knitting adventure. No wonder we have so many beautiful designs out there, each more adorable than the other. They are all wonderfully colorful, with a soft touch, warm feel, and all kinds of cute tiny buttons. Which one will you make first? Before you start, check out our Facebook and Pinterest for more inspiration!

1. Knit Yoke Cardigan and Hat

  • Designed by: Bernat Design Studio

If you have a baby of 6-24 months, knit this lovely cardigan and hat set with a free knitting pattern. It’s an intermediate-level project, and it will be exciting for you to create girl and boy versions of the buttonholes, nice patterned stitch around the bottom, and seamless raglan sleeves. This set will be a lovely gift for the child’s birthday.

free knitted baby cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Bernat Design Studio / Ravelry.com

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

2. B106 Children’s Cardi

  • Designed by: Plymouth Yarn Design Studio

Children prefer cardigans more because they don’t have to wear them over the head. And mommies like free knitted baby cardigan patterns because it’s a great pleasure to knit a cozy piece for their kids. When the design is lovely, everyone is happy. Enjoy! Knitted cardigans for kids are the best decision for their wardrobes.

free knitted baby cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio / Ravelry.com

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

3. 43-10 Happy Sunflower Cardigan

  • Designed by: DROPS design

A warm yellow like sunflowers in July. Cute babies like they always are. And free knit baby cardigan pattern that is affordable for advanced beginners. It works top-down with raglan and uses English rib and garter stitch. There are a lot of video tutorials on how to make different parts. So, grab your gear, and let’s begin!

free knit baby cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

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

4. Max Baby Cardigan with Eyelet Raglan

  • Designed by: marianna mel

This cute set of baby cardigans comes in three different sizes. The sizes are 0 – 3 months, 6 – 9 months, and 12 months. In other words, you can make all three for your baby and change them as your baby grows.

Max Baby Cardigan with Eyelet Raglan

PHOTOS by marianna mel / Ravelry.com

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

5. Pink Petals Jacket

  • Designed by: DROPS design

This adorable pink jacket comes in a variety of sizes, which are perfect for both newborns and toddlers. In other words, you can dress your kiddo in this pattern till he or she is about 2 years old. It’s a comfy and cute pattern with adorable leaves in the top part.

Pink Petals Jacket

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

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

Find more knitted cardigans for babies in the Adorable Baby Cardigans Free Knitting Patterns post.

6. Denlise Cardigan

  • Designed by: Alma Mahler

What I love most about these cardigans is that they can grow with your child. The pattern includes instructions on how to do a version for a newborn, as well as for an eight years old kiddo. What’s more, the sweater works up very fast, and it’s very easy to put on.

Denlise Cardigan

PHOTOS by Alma Mahler / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on etsy.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

If you like this post, make sure to check out adult Chunky Knitted Cardigans.

7. Miyazaki Playlist Cardigan

  • Designed by: brella

It’s another adorable knitted cardigan that’s gonna look incredibly cute on your baby (and toddler as well!). What’s more, it’s super soft and comfy, so you can be sure your baby will love wearing it. Above all, the pattern itself is super easy to knit.

Miyazaki Playlist Cardigan

PHOTOS by brella / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

8. Dinosaur Hoodie

  • Designed by: Let’s Knit

Your kiddo will absolutely love the idea of dressing as a dinosaur, you can be pretty sure of that! You can knit this cute dino hoodie and look for a pattern for a pair of dinosaur pants with a tail to match the top. It’s super comfy and soft as well!

Dinosaur Hoodie

PHOTOS by Let’s Knit / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on letsknit.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Olive You Baby Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by: Taiga Hilliard Designs

Extra pretty, very popular and not that hard to make! No wonder it’s on the top of our list. Your little one is going to look even more adorable in this warm, colorful crochet wonder.

olive your baby free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by norskaren / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Left of Center Cardi Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by: Universal Yarn

Beautiful pastel blue, colorful horizontal stripes, and contrasting little buttons. This a stylish proposal for every little fashion lover, without a doubt! If you love it as much as we do, get to work with the pattern of the knitted cardigan for kids you find under the picture.

Left of Center Cardi Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by knitting-bee / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitting-bee.com.

If you like this post, make sure to check out: Adorable Baby Onesies Knitting Patterns.

10. Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by:  Madam Ulma

This is a minimalistic, sophisticated cardigan in elegant pastel shades of beige and blue. A project designed to melt your heart away. A perfect, basic piece of clothing, essential in every little angel’s wardrobe.

Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by madamulma / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on madamulma.com.

11. Watermelon Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by: Stitchylinda Designs

We all unquestionably love watermelons and cute little cardigans. This design was created with this exact thought in mind. We know you can’t resist this pure definition of cuteness, so get to work using the pattern under the picture!

Watermelon Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Stitchylinda Designs / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

12. Little Heartwarmer Cardigan Paid Knitting Pattern

  • Designed by: Anne B Hanssen

Take a look at this adorable proposal for your little teddy bear. The yarn in a warm shade of light brown surely fits the beautiful beige buttons like a dream. This design simply warms our hearts.

Little Heartwarmer Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Anne B Hanssen / Ravelry.com

Find the original PAID pattern on Ravelry.

13. Blossom Baby Cardigan

  • Designed by: LJM Designs

Pink baby cardigans are just the cutest! In other words, make sure to check out this project because it will look so adorable on your kid! Moreover, this sweet cardigan comes in different sizes, 0 – 3, 3-6, and 6-12 months. It’s a great and magical project for intermediate beginners.

Blossom Baby Cardigan

PHOTOS by LJM Designs / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Sheepie Shawl Collar

  • Designed by: Linden Down

I love creme and beige sweaters, they look so adorable and timeless! In other words, this sheep shawl collar by Linden Down will make your kiddo look very elegant and so cute! The best part is that this cardi is really simple to crochet. Moreover, feel free to add as many appliques and fun buttons as you like!

Sheepie shawl collar

PHOTOS by TraceyNicole / Ravelry.com

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

15. Quick Oats

  • Designed by: Taiga Hilliard Designs

Colorful cardigans are so cool and eye-catching, right? Just take a look at the picture below and see for yourself how incredibly sweet this knitted cardigan for kids by Taiga Hilliard Designs looks like! Moreover, you can easily embellish it with colorful original buttons or fun crochet appliques. It’s a very soft and squishy cardi!

Quick Oats

PHOTOS by NandersKnits / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry, or read more about this version on Ravelry.

16. Precious Piper

  • Designed by: garnstudio

This gorgeous, fluffy cardigan in the pictures below was made by DROPS design and will keep your kiddo warm and cosy all year long! It’s extremely soft, using a very delicate yarn, so it won’t irritate the skin. Which colors would you go for? Let me know!

Precious Piper

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, the photos are here.

17. Eliza Baby Cardigan

  • Designed by: marianna mel

White cardigans go well with any skirt or pants, don’t you think? This color is just universal and makes room to play with other colorful accessories, like headbands or beanies. It will fit a baby from 3 – 6 months old. And isn’t the peplum just adorable? So pretty!

Eliza Baby Cardigan

PHOTOS by marianna mel / Ravelry.com

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

18. Cardigan and Booties 5386

  • Designed by: Sirdar

These gorgeous baby cardigans in the pictures below are super comfy and soft. They have only one button at the collar so that your baby can move freely in it. This pattern comes along with adorable, matching knitted slippers that can be made in any color combination you want. The pattern will show you how to make this set for babies from 0 up to 24 months.

Cardigan and Booties 5386

PHOTOS by 2021 Sirdar / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

19. 1903-07 Gåsungejakke

  • Designed by: Sandnes Design

This snow-white knitted cardigan will make your little one feel like a princess! It’s so soft and elegant that we’re sure your little one will want to wear it every day — so much so that you might even need a pair.  Good news! You can make it yourself with the free knitting pattern.

white baby cardigan on a toddler girl

PHOTOS by Sandnes Design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sandnesgarn.no, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Lunita

  • Designed by: Claudia Quintanilla – EweKnit Toronto

The Lunita cardigan has a V-neckline and a timeless striped design, making it perfect for any occasion. It comes in a wide range of sizes, so you are sure to find one that fits your child. The designer recommends using cashmerino and mohair silk blend for a beautiful texture. Make your own knitted cardigan today using the free pattern provided!

knitted baby cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Claudia Quintanilla / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eweknit.co, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Easy Kid’s Cardigan

  • Designed by: Gina Michele

A stylish and super comfortable oversized cardigan for your toddler. This knitting project doesn’t require much skill, so it’s great for crafters who are just learning to knit. The children’s knit cardigan has a timeless classic design and it’s very warm, so you can be sure your child will be comfortable even in the winter. Grab your needles, there’s a free knitting pattern waiting for you.

knitted cardigan for toddlers free pattern

PHOTOS by Gina Michele / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on gina-michele.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. 47-3 Little Cloud Blue Cardigan

  • Designed by: DROPS design

This is a soft and cute knit cardigan perfect for your little princess. If you want to make something nice yet simple, it’s definitely time to learn how to knit a cardigan because it just looks beautiful. This pattern uses mostly stocking stitch and comes in all sizes from 2 to 12 years. Print it out and get started!

knit cardigan for toddlers free pattern

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

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

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