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45+ Free Baby Cardigan Knitting Patterns

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

  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. 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


  3. maureen patient-saunders - Reply

    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.

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