45+ Free Baby Cardigan Knitting Patterns

(last updated 22nd December, 2020)

For our ‘Free Knitting Patterns’ post this month we’re back with more baby-inspired projects. I know you absolutely love knitting for the little ones, so here an additional dose of inspiration for you… knitting patterns for adorable baby cardigans. Some of these patterns also include matching items to create an entire set for baby.

If you’re missed the free patterns we’ve shared in the past, here is a quick round-up of what you can enjoy: 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!) and 23 Baby Hats.

The free patterns below are available to you from the best knitting sources and experts online, and have been hand picked to provide you with an assortments of designs, styles, different skill levels and more. So if you’re looking for something extra special to knit for a little bundle, a cardigan would be ideal! This makes a perfect gift, which you can also donate to your local hospital, nursery or charity.

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

  1. Dirghagama Baby Cardigan (by Eddie’s Room)
  2. Baby Business Cardigan
  3. Baby Lace Cardigan
  4. Baby Duck Cardigan and Socks Set
  5. Baby Sophisticate
  6. Checco’s Dream
  7. Mimosa Baby Cardigan Jacket
  8. Hearts and Stripes Knitted Jacket
  9. Sweet Matinee Set
  10. Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater
  11. Star Bright Baby Cardigan and Hat
  12. Nina Baby Jacket
  13. Baby Cardigan
  14. Fruity Little Number
  15. Baby’s Flower Lace Cardigan
  16. Easy Knit Baby-to-Toddler Cardi
  17. Toddler Girl’s Vest (Short Sleeve Cardi)
  18. Garter Yoke Baby Cardi
  19. Cardigan and Pixie Hat Set (PDF link)
  20. Marianna’s Famous Top-Down with Sleeves
  21. Bright Baby Cardigan
  22. Cuddle Up Baby Cardi
  23. Cabled Cardigan
  24. Year Round Classic Baby Cardigan
  25. Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
  26. Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan
  27. Baby Layette
  28. Newborn Vest
  29. Peachy Baby
  30. Basilico Baby Cardigan
  31. Bouncing Boy Cardigan and Booties
  32. Baby Bunting
  33. Hello Baby Cardigan
  34. Two-Tone Baby Cardie
  35. Daisy Cardigan
  36. Keep on Truckin’ Baby Cardigan
  37. Super Natural Stripes Cardi
  38. Princess Cardigan
  39. Seeds of Spring Baby Cardi
  40. Provence Baby Cardigan
  41. Upscale Baby Cardi
  42. Play Date Cardie
  43. Bright Spots Baby Cardigan
  44. Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan Pattern
  45. Pretty Bow Tie Baby Cardigan
  46. Chronicles of Narnia Baby Cardigan
  47. Simple Top Down Baby Cardi
  48. Cotton Chenille Baby Cardigan
  49. Ups-a-Daisy Cardigan (PDF link)
  50. Patons Textured Cardigan
  51. JAY Baby Cardigan Jacket

Please note: Each link points you to the page where you can access the free knitting pattern; all these have been checked so as to ensure they are totally free of charge at the time of publishing. Some websites might require that you register with them before being able to access the pattern, but this is also free.

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  1. hi i want the patterns of the little short sleeved purple cardi in your latest articles but have been all through the links here but can’t find the pattern to that one how do i get it please

  2. Hi Trying to find the pattern for the purple cardigan but have gone through several links and no luck. Can you please help.

  3. Can you tell me where I can find the pattern for the purple cardigan – can’t seem to find it in the links

  4. Hi, am looking for the pattern for the white and purple cardie shown here. Where can we find it please?????

  5. I would like the pattern for the purple and white cardigan can you tell me how i get it .I would like to download it with the instructions

    Thank you


  6. Yes please can I have instructions for the purple & white baby cardigan.I have been through all the numbered links but it is not there.

  7. Love all the patterns you put on for free downloading but had to go for the easy ones due to a stroke

  8. I love to get the patterns of the prem booties and the small hats then the cardigans knit in one. I iike that very much.

  9. Oh, how I wish I had come upon this group before all but one of my grands no longer wears these cute baby items! May we post a question to the group or pattern designer if we need clarification on a part of a pattern? Thank you.

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