Every kiddo should have at least a few handmade sweaters because they are such a sweet reminder of childhood when they grow up. Above all, they keep the baby warm and cozy at all times.
What’s more, you know exactly which materials you used to make a cardi, so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals or about where the sweater was made. Such a sweet gift idea as well!
1. Cute as a Button Baby Cardigan
- Designed by Holly Sorkin
I adore tiny “adult” clothes for kids, so I’m in love with this cute and laconic knitted baby cardigan. Its geometric design looks so pretty. This cardi knits with a free pattern bottom up in flat. Arms knits in rounds. Choose the soft yarn and cover your little one with warm mommy hugs.
PHOTOS by Holly Sorkin / Ravelry.com
2. Watch the Birdie
- Designed by Sophie McKane
This cute knit baby cardigan is a perfect stash-busting project because you can use all your leftovers in the stripes. It isn’t challenging, as the cardi works in pieces. The size range of this free knitted cardigan pattern is vast — from newborn up to 4 years.
PHOTOS by Sophie McKane / Ravelry.com
Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.
3. Forsythia Cardigan
- Designed by Shelly Fane
This cheerful yellow maybe is the best choice for this cute knitted baby cardigan. It is raglan style with garter stitch edging and cute dots. The knitting pattern is free. It includes links to the required knitting techniques. The size is approximately 9-12 months.
PHOTOS by Shelly Fane / Ravelry.com
4. Baby Cardigan
- Designed by Annanitato Lolo
When the cold weather is on its way, it is time to prepare warm clothes and knit a cozy cardigan for your baby. This is the most useful piece of a child’s wardrobe because you can quickly wear it or take it off. This knit baby cardigan pattern is free, and there is a video tutorial. This cardi will fit 6-12 months kids.
PHOTOS by Annanitato Lolo / Ravelry.com
5. Lazy Daisy All-in-One Baby Cardigan
This sweet little knit cardi is not only a lovely addition to your kiddo wardrobe, but whats’ more – a sweet gift for all charities. They very often lack baby clothes, especially handmade ones, and as we know – they are timeless and very durable!
6. BEN Baby Cardigan Jacket
You can add buttons and beautifully personalize this sweet jacket as you like. It looks great in blue and white, however, you can go for different colors as well, because the pattern is really classic and looks good in any color combination.
7. Mjuk Cardigan
Who doesn’t like colorful and positive baby clothes? This cardigan is really one in a kind, because it’s so elegant and classic. I can easily imagine passing this lovely cardi to the next generation or keep it as a reminder of childhood.
The full article and the free pattern can be found on raverly here.
8. Strawberry Seed Baby Sweater
Pink and white always look good, and the strawberry fruit is the best example for that! This baby sweater is super easy to make and will take you no time. And above all, you can easily change it’s look, just choose different buttons!
9. Two-ball baby cardigan
Striped cardigans are true classics. We all had at least one of those in our childhood, right? This sweet unisex cardi will keep your baby warm and cosy and it won’t irritate the delicate baby skin, because the yarn is really soft.
The full article and the free pattern can be found on raverly here.
10. No Purl Baby Cardigan Set
- DESIGNED by LJM Designs
This fantastic knitted cardigan set in the pictures below was made by LJM Designs and it’s the ultimate set for newborns and little babies! It will fit any baby from 0 – 6 months old. Let’s knit this super cute cardigan and keep you little one warm and cozy!
Photos by LJM Designs / Ravelry.com
Find original free pattern on Ravelry.
11. Top Down Baby Jacket
- DESIGNED by Creative Fibre NZ
How cute is this little knitted baby jacket in the pictures below, am I right? What’s more, it’s absolutely adorable with these little shiny buttons and a bit of texture near the collar and at the bottom. It will fit newborns and babies from 3-6 months and 6-9 months,
Photos by Creative Fibre NZ / Ravelry.com
12. Poppy Children’s Cardigan
- DESIGNED by Sanna Mård Castman
This beautiful knitted cardigan in the pictures below is the work by Sanna Mård Castman and it’s a beautiful series of 5 knitting patterns on exquisite clothes as well as accessories for babies and children. Not to mention how stunning the colors are!
Photos by Sanna Mård Castman / Ravelry.com
13. Button Stitch Baby Cardigan
- DESIGNED by Knit Paint Sew
I wish I had such a beautiful cardigan, when I was a child! The Estonian Button Stitch used in this piece makes it even more fascinating. The free knitting pattern comes in sizes for 0-6 months and the cardigan is versatile and lightweight. Adding this piece to your child’s wardrobe is an excellent way to bring something new and exciting. With just some needles and lightweight yarn, you can easily make it!
Photos by Knit Paint Sew / Ravelry.com
14. Sea Breeze Stripes Knit Baby Cardigan
- DESIGNED by Briana Kepner
Nothing beats the timeless appeal of stripes! Why not use your knitting magic to make a truly special gift for your child? This knitted cardigan is a perfect choice for keeping your little one warm during cool evenings. It only requires a simple stocking stitch, so you can easily create this awesome garment with just your hands and some yarn. Plus, with sizes available for up to 24 months, your child can enjoy this stylish piece for longer.
Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com
15. Gladiolus – Baby Cardigan
- Designed by Agnes Brandels
The cable design of this knit baby cardigan makes it a versatile piece for any occasion. This type of garment is known for its immediate comfort, so you can give your little one plenty of coziness. The project is quick and easy to complete. Follow the children’s cardigan knitting pattern to get started today and you won’t regret a single second.
PHOTOS by Agnes Brandels / Ravelry.com
16. Children’s Dream of a Cardigan
- Designed by City Farmhouse Studio
A simple knit cardigan is a must for any cold-weather wardrobe. This design is an essential that everyone should have, and children are no exception. This easy to make project is suitable for a wide range of yarn artists, so don’t be afraid to get started. The easy baby cardigan pattern will help you along the way. Bring some joy to your little one!
PHOTOS by City Farmhouse Studio / Ravelry.com
17. Zigzagious Cardigan
- Designed by Knit It®
This classic cable design cardigan features textured stitch panels and diamond cables, making it the perfect stepping stone to more complex projects. The highly textured fabric ensures a cardigan that will stand the test of time. This project includes simple cables, knit and purl stitches, and techniques such as increase and decrease. After assembling the pieces, sew on buttons, add sleeves and finish with a professional block. Don’t be afraid to get started, the free pattern will help you along the way.
PHOTOS by Knit It® / Ravelry.com
18. CHARLIE Knitted Baby Cardigan
- Designed by Sesia Tricot
Designed for comfort, this knit baby cardigan is a must for those long winter walks. The sporty look combined with the soft and lightweight yarn makes it easy and comfortable to wear even for the littlest ones. This project uses stockinette stitch and striped stockinette stitch. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, the sense of adventure in this knit cardigan will appeal to you. Let your creativity run wild with the free knitting pattern.
PHOTOS by Sesia Tricot / Ravelry.com
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