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.
- Dirghagama Baby Cardigan (by Eddie’s Room)
- Baby Business Cardigan
- Baby Lace Cardigan
- Baby Duck Cardigan and Socks Set
- Baby Sophisticate
- Checco’s Dream
- Mimosa Baby Cardigan Jacket
- Hearts and Stripes Knitted Jacket
- Sweet Matinee Set
- Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater
- Star Bright Baby Cardigan and Hat
- Nina Baby Jacket
- Baby Cardigan
- Fruity Little Number
- Baby’s Flower Lace Cardigan
- Easy Knit Baby-to-Toddler Cardi
- Toddler Girl’s Vest (Short Sleeve Cardi)
- Garter Yoke Baby Cardi
- Cardigan and Pixie Hat Set (PDF link)
- Marianna’s Famous Top-Down with Sleeves
- Bright Baby Cardigan
- Cuddle Up Baby Cardi
- Cabled Cardigan
- Year Round Classic Baby Cardigan
- Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
- Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan
- Baby Layette
- Newborn Vest
- Peachy Baby
- Basilico Baby Cardigan
- Bouncing Boy Cardigan and Booties
- Baby Bunting
- Hello Baby Cardigan
- Two-Tone Baby Cardie
- Daisy Cardigan
- Keep on Truckin’ Baby Cardigan
- Super Natural Stripes Cardi
- Princess Cardigan
- Seeds of Spring Baby Cardi
- Provence Baby Cardigan
- Upscale Baby Cardi
- Play Date Cardie
- Bright Spots Baby Cardigan
- Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan Pattern
- Pretty Bow Tie Baby Cardigan
- Chronicles of Narnia Baby Cardigan
- Simple Top Down Baby Cardi
- Cotton Chenille Baby Cardigan
- Ups-a-Daisy Cardigan (PDF link)
- Patons Textured Cardigan
- 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.
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
i still can’t get hold of the cardi pattern above the purple and white little short sleeved one i love it so could you advise please
Hi Trying to find the pattern for the purple cardigan but have gone through several links and no luck. Can you please help.
Can you tell me where I can find the pattern for the purple cardigan – can’t seem to find it in the links
Hi, am looking for the pattern for the white and purple cardie shown here. Where can we find it please?????
I, too, would like the pattern for the people and white cardi pictured at the top of the past.
hello sarah i still have not got my down;oad of the little cardigans
Hi Still looking for the pattern for the purple card. Can you tell me where I can find it please.
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
Please how can I get hold of the purple shite short sleeved cardigan?
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.
I too am looking for the baby purple cardigan pictured above.
were can I get the knitting pattern for the purple cardigan please ?
Where can I get the pattern for the little purple and white cardi…..can’t find it!
Love all the patterns you put on for free downloading but had to go for the easy ones due to a stroke
Keeping the young ones warm.
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.
The pink booties are so cute!!
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.