Super Cute Baby Sweater Knitting Patterns

Posted by on Sep 07, 2016

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As the summer comes to a close, it’s time to start adding warmer items to our wardrobes. And that goes for babies, too! Of course, it’s important to keep infants and young children warm when the cooler weather comes around. At the rate that children grow, it can be difficult to keep up with them and buy more and more clothes. Instead, why not make some clothes for your baby? If you’re into knitting, there are many free sweater patterns out there for you to choose from. Here are seven baby sweater knitting patterns that we think are just adorable!

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A toddler boy in a blue sweater vest with white and brown detail on the front
Argyle Vest

This sweater look is for the baby who already has a college fund set up, and whose parents want him to look classy. No, in all honesty, this is a great look for church, holiday parties and other special occasions when your little guy needs to look his best. For this project, you’ll need one main color of yarn and three contrast colors. You’ll also need sizes 2.75mm (U.S. 2) and 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Also the extra-spacial arm and v-neck holes allow for room for growth! Something quite necessary when considering clothes for little ones that grow so fast!
For the complete knitting pattern, visit Raverly.
latte baby coat
Hooded Baby Coat

Nothing is more cute than your little one snuggling up in a comfy knit hoodie that you made for them. This hoodie combines warmth and function. The button-up style allows for not only style but an easier way to get in and out. It even has pockets so they can store their treasures they find. This PDF pattern is for intermediate knitters and comes in sizes from newborn up to 4 years of age. 
For the complete knitting pattern, visit Craftsy.
An orange, long-sleeve cardigan with buttons down the front
Cashmere Baby Cardigan

This cute cardigan sweater has some unique detailing built into its knitting pattern. It needn’t be made of cashmere if you can’t get your hands on that material. It’s a comfy, long-sleeve cardigan that’s sure to be cozy for your little one. It has a button-up front, too, in case it gets too warm. For this project, you’ll need US 8 (5.0 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) needles. The decorative holes and buttons can be tricky, but it’s all spelled out in this free knitting pattern.
For the complete knitting pattern, visit Ravelry.
A pink cabled sweater and matching beret-style hat
Sweater and Cap Set

This sweet sweater and cap set is perfect for walks in the park during fall. The sweater is heavy and cabled and is sure to keep your baby warm. The hat will add another level of warmth and coziness, and it matches too! The pattern does mention that this is an advanced project, so beware if you’re a beginner. But if you’ve been knitting for a while, take a crack at this and the final product is sure to be adorable. This sweater fits toddler-size children. 
For the complete knitting pattern, visit the Free Knit Patterns website.
A blue and gray, grampa-style cardigan for babies
Baby Grampa Cardigan

This is my personal favorite of the baby sweater knitting patterns. As a fan of grampa cardigans for adults, seeing a mini-version of that is just too cute! And wouldn’t it be darling to see your little guy alongside his grampa, in matching cardigans? This is a simple knitting project and the tutorial in the original post is broken into six parts, so it’s easy to understand. You’ll need some worsted weight yarn in a main color and a contrasting color, a US #7 / 4.5mm needle, a US #6 / 4.0 mm needle, and 24” circular and double pointed needles in each size. There are sizes available for children up to 4 years of age.
For the complete knitting pattern and tutorial, visit Tin Can Knits.
A knitted blue jacket with buttons down the front and an attached hood
Knit Hooded Jacket

For a bit more of a cozy feel, perhaps your sweater could use a hood! For those windy, autumn days this would be a perfect thing to wear. It has a cute, cabled pattern at the top and then drops into a simple sweater style. You’ll need size 3 mm needles, a cable needle and buttons. This sweater is best suited for babies aged 3-6 months. 
For the complete knitting pattern, visit Ravelry.
A lace-y cardigan in lavender with a matching bonnet
Cardigan and Bonnet

This matching cardigan and bonnet might not be the heaviest or warmest sweater, but it’s elegant and can be layered for warmth. With adorable sleeves and a lacey effect around the bottom of the sweater, this cardigan is a lovely way to dress up your little one for any special occasion. There is some sewing involved in this pattern and it has specifications for 6 different sizes from birth to 6 years of age. 
For the complete knitting pattern, visit Pattern Fish.

Credits: Ravelry, Craftsy, Free Knit Patterns, Tin Can Knits, and Pattern Fish.

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