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7 Adorable Baby Cardigan Knitting Patterns (Free!)

We’re back today with more free knitting patterns to share with you, to help you find your next knitting project.

If you’ve visited Knitting Women before, then you know that besides sharing the latest knitting tips every week, including helpful knitting videos, it is also out mission to help you find some of the best knitting patterns around, which you can access free of charge. Today we’re pointing our focus back to baby stuff… who doesn’t love to knit up a cute baby jumper, sweater, blanket or dress?! Baby items are (usually!) super cute and adorable and make fun projects to work on.

So today we’ve chosen 7 of our current favourite baby cardigan knitting patterns. You will find a variety of gorgeous styles in this list, which can be gifted to both baby boys and baby girls with a little adjustment to the yarn colors as you desire. The skill level require to create these projects is also mixed – so whether you’re a beginner knitter or a seasoned one, you’ll find something here to suit you!

If you’re new to Knitting Women, let’s first take a quick look a the free patterns posts we have shared with you in the past months: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers, 20 Tea Cosies, 35 Items for Premature Babies, 6 Patterns for Breast Hats, 60+ Scarf Patterns, 24 Mug Coasters, 27 Washcloths (and some dishcloths too!), 23 Baby Hats, 45+ Baby Cardigans, 40+ Gloves40 Beginner Patterns18 Leg Warmers, 21 Boot Cuffs and 6 Cushion Covers.

Click on the various links below to access the different patterns.

Star Bright Baby Cardigan (and Hat Set)

designed by Heather Lodinksy @ Red Heart
Baby will deserve to be the center of everyone’s attention in this darling sweater set. The Star Lace pattern that encircles baby’s face and the hat can be knit following the pattern or the chart.

Soft Essentials Knit Baby Cardigan

designed by Sara Kay Hartmann @ Red Heart
Keep baby cozy in this classic cardigan. Soft Essentials yarn has a great hand and works up quickly.

Buttoned Up Cardi

designed by Lorna Miser @ Red Heart
This cute cardigan style sweater is easy to knit in garter stitch. Contrast stripes are added for style and the hood is attached for quick changing weather. Knit it with this tested yarn to help ensure baby’s comfort.

Hooded Cardi

designed by Patons @ Yarnspirations
This cute hooded cardigan uses slipped stitches to create a colorful textured effect. Shown in Patons Astra.

Vanilla Baby

designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Vanilla Baby is the perfect last minute go-to gift for every boy or girl. This is knit top down, with buttons down the front. The adorable handmade buttons can be found in the Etsy shop: Katrinkles.

Wee Cupcake

designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Wee Cupcake is a super-fast to knit baby sweater, and only takes an hour or so to make from start to finish. This is knit top down, and you will only have 2 ends to weave in. The adorable handmade button can be found in the Etsy shop: Katrinkles.

Wee Sherlock

designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Wee Sherlock is the perfect last minute go-to gift for every baby and is a classic cardigan for any boy or girl. This is knit top down, with buttons down the side and the choice of long or short sleeves. The handmade buttons can be found in the Etsy shop: Katrinkles.

Let us know which ones you have tried and how they have turned out! Remember to share photos of your completed knitting projects wish us on our Facebook page.

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