10 Classic Baby Cardigan (Free) Knitting Patterns

It’s the first week of autumn! The air is getting cooler and while sitting with a warm tea and listening to the rain outside I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to put together a list of 10 Baby Cardigan Patterns that you can get for free!

Knitted baby cardigans are the perfect top layer for babies aged from infant to toddler to pre-schooler. On today’s blog post, you can find free knitting patterns for baby cardigans in many styles and for many skill levels. Any of these would be perfect if you are looking to make a knitted baby shower gift.


Get the Free Pattern for this gorgeous girl cardigan and get started on this sweet project for a sweet little girl. This cardigan comes in two sized: 6 Months and 12 Months and follows a very simple pattern that anyone can make. It is topped off with a precious little bow. What a lovely gift for the gorgeous girl in your life!

2. Scottie

Scottie is a lovely round neck button-up cardigan pattern by Martin Storey This cardigan features a cute scottie dog motif and a matching beret. Get the free pattern and get started on this sweet project with is great for both girls & boys.


How stylish is the distinguished little gentleman who wears this proper looking cardigan? Bernat Softee Chunky gives this DIY project a high-quality look and thickness that brings warmth on cold winter days. Imagine the compliments when he unwraps this unexpected gift for the holidays.

My favourite thing about this project: it is a great project for beginners and it comes in sizes ranging from 6 months to 4 years so you have plenty of time to get creative and make it in different colors too as your child grows older. You can find the free pattern here and get started!

4. Jill

Here is another gorgeous cardigan pattern by Martin Storey. Knit this snuggly cardigan, using Baby Merino Silk DK, a luxury machine washable blend of 64% merino wool and 34% tussah silk, designed specifically for babies. This design has basket detail pockets and flower motifs along the collar.


This is a button-up hoody sweater with a very simple pattern to follow designed by Michele Maks. Directions are from 0-3months, 6-9months and 12 months. The hood is great to keep their heads warm on a windy day. Actually, this is a great feature for babies who tend to always pull their hats off!!! Mine do that for sure!!

Here is a list of 5 more lovely patterns and the link to their free pattern!

6. Chery – Free Pattern

7. Chick – Free Pattern

8. Elly – Free Pattern

9. Big Wool Baby Cardigan – Free Pattern

10. Red Heart Mitered Colorblock Baby Cardigan – Free Pattern

Let us know which one is your favourite and we’d love to hear from you if you have any questions!

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    1. To access the patterns, click on the ones that you are interested in; that will take you to the page where the pattern is available. Hope this helps!

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