Crochet Baby Cardigan and Sweater Patterns (Free!)

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.

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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.

And, if you are looking for more baby crochet patterns, don’t miss these super cute baby booties, blankets and headbands patterns

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

by Moogly

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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.

Customize the colors with Lion Brand Mandala or Coboo Yarn

image of a cake of pink and purple yarn Mandala brand

by Heart Hook Home

image of a baby with a pink and white sweater

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

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by Lion Brand Yarn

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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.

by BHooked

image of a brown and lavender crochet sweater and headband on a fur rug

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.


by Crochet Dreamz

image of a pink baby jacket and a white baby jacket

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

by Cre8tion Crochet

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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.

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by Pattern Paradise

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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.

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by Moogly

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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.

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by Lion Brand

image of a baby boy with a white sweater and jeans

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.

by Moogly

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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.

by Love Life Yarn

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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!

by Maisie & Ruth

image of a brown baby jacket on a hanger

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.

by Moogly

image of a pink and purple baby crochet jacket

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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Crochet Baby Cardigan and Sweater Patterns (Free!)

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