13 Adorable Baby Sweaters and Cardigan free crochet patterns for beginners as well as more advanced crocheters to make
Is there anything cuter or more fun to crochet than baby clothes?? Not only are they simply adorable, but the small sizes allows you to make a bunch of baby and toddler clothes so much faster than adult sizes.
Not only that, but handmade sets of newborn clothing that you crocheted yourself are a super special gift idea for not only a baby shower but any new parents. These personal presents tend to become family heirlooms that are handed down.
As I said above, most or all of these sweater patterns are easy enough for beginner crocheters but also interesting for people with more intermediate skills.
Plus, it would be super easy to match a cute pair of baby shoes, headband, hat or even booties and you have a whole outfit for your toddler or baby.
So, on with the show. I hope you enjoy these adorable little baby patterns. If you make your own version, by all means send me a pic of your creation. And please, let me know which one is your favorite!
Essential Baby Sweater Pattern
You will love this cute pattern that is also super easy to customize. Makes a great baby shower or new parent gift!
Recommended Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn
Shanti Sweater for Little Kids free pattern
The Shanti crochet sweater features the Herringbone stitch which gives it a nice texture. It is worked from the tops down and the sizes range from 3 to 6 month baby to 2 and 3T toddler.
Bella Baby Crochet Cardigan
This sweet cardigan is a simple, beginner pattern that uses a fine weight yarn. It would look cute in a rainbow of colors!
You have the option of buying the complete kit with your choice of color or just download the pattern by itself for free. Made with Oh Baby Organic Yarn
Spring Baby Crochet Cardigan and Headband
Here is a fun pattern for you intermediate crocheters out there. You will work this cardigan from the neckline down. It also has a cute headband to match which makes it a nice gift set for a baby shower.
Easy Raglan Chloe Cardigan Pattern
You will definitely want to crochet one of these super sweet baby cardies when you are a beginner or more advanced crocheter.
It has an easy raglan design that simply means there is no shaping for armholes. Made with Vanna’s Choice yarn.
Abigail Baby Girl Cardigan Pattern
This adorable crocheted cardigan may say it’s for girls but as with the others, you can easily change the yarn color to suit your needs. Plus, this pattern is easy enough for beginners!
Recommended Caron Simply Soft Yarn
X-Marks The Spot Baby Cardi
This baby or toddler cardigan pattern is written for size 6-12 months but can easily be adjusted to make it larger or smaller.
I Love This Cotton yarn makes it both durable and machine washable for easy care.
The Greyson Baby Cardigan
Here is another sweet cardi that would be super easy for you to customize to your taste. Simply swap out the yarn colors and the buttons. This pattern also comes with a companion baby blanket pattern to match.
Lion Brand Modern Baby Yarn makes it soft, yet machine washable.
The Cottontail Pullover Sweater
This might be my favorite little sweater pattern yet! It’s the Cottontail Pullover which is made with medium weight yarn, super soft and lux Feels Like Butta yarn that comes in a variety of colors.
by Lion Brand
Eloise Baby Sweater
Bright, rainbow color stripes and accents make this adorable sweater a standout! This pattern is available in 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 18 months, 2T, and 3T but you can also find a pattern for older girls, if you need it.
This pattern also has a companion video which shows you how to put the pattern together:
Baby Ribbed Shoulder Sweater
You will love this simple sweater pattern that features one solid color and accents in a contrasting yarn. It is also great for beginner crocheters.
The Ella Cardi
Here is another lovely free crochet pattern that also includes video instructions in case you get stuck!
The Ella crochet cardigan is a sweet little jacket with button that is offered in three different sizes. You can add matching hat and little booties for a special baby shower gift!
Baby In Bloom Sweater
This lightweight sweater features the broomstick lace stitch along the bottom which gives it a fun texture. This little sweater works up quickly with large stitches and hook size.
The pattern is written for sizes 3 to 12 months.
I hope you love these sweet little baby sweaters as much as I do. A big Thank You goes out to the talented pattern designers for allowing me to share them with you.
Make sure and bookmark this page as I will update it when I find more cute little patterns for you. Enjoy!
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- Baby Headband Patterns
- Baby Booty and Sandals Crochet Patterns
- Baby Hat and Beanie Patterns
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- Triple Crochet Stitch Patterns
- 13 Double Crochet Patterns for Beginners
- Half Double Stitch Patterns
- Beginner Single Crochet Patterns