When the weather starts to get cooler, you’ll love making one of these baby sweater knitting patterns. These baby sweaters are not only perfect for your little one, but they make great gifts for new moms and moms expecting a new bundle of joy!
You’ll discover sweater knitting patterns that include instructions for making newborn-sized sweaters and even patterns for making sweaters that can fit a 10-year-old child.
Gather Your Knitting Supplies
- Bamboo Needles: These bamboo knitting needles are amazing. This set includes 18 needle sizes.
- Stitch Markers: I love using these colorful stitch markers to mark my stitches. Plus, you get so many, it doesn’t matter if you lose a few.
- Row Counter: With this row counter, I never lose track of what row I’m on when I’m knitting.
1. Knit Baby Jacket Set
This free knit baby jacket set includes instructions for making the jacket and matching bunny ear hat. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.
2. Liam Baby Sweater
The Liam baby sweater is knit from the bottom of one side up and over the bottom of the next side. It’s knit mostly in garter stitch, making it a great sweater pattern for beginners. Get the pattern from Sealed by a Kris.
3. Baby Jacket with Hood
This cute and cozy cardigan is perfect for newborns to 24 months. The skill level for this hooded cardigan is listed as intermediate. Get the pattern from Vitalina Knit.
4. Baby Duck Jacket
5. Oh Baby Cardigan
If you’ve never knitted a cardigan before, this is the perfect pattern for you. The oh baby cardigan is beginner-friendly and offers you three sizes, newborn, six months, and twelve months. Get the pattern on Ravelry.
6. Cozy Jumper
The cozy jumper is worked from the bottom up. It has an oversized fit and includes instructions for making a sweater for ages 1 year to 10 years old. Get the pattern from Mekaru Designs.
7. Caffe Latte Sweater
I love the yarn colors used for this caffe latte sweater, but you can use whatever colors you’d like. This sweater is knit top-down and seamless with half brioche raglan lines. Get the pattern from Chie Miyagawa Designs.
8. Popcorn Sweater
This popcorn is so adorable. If you’re an intermediate knitter, you’ll be able to make this sweater. Get the pattern from Sweet Dreams Studio Art.
9. Beginner Knitted Baby Sweater
Beginner knitters will love making this knitted baby sweater. I love how it features a pocket with a cute little bunny peeking out. Get the pattern from Koya Collection.
10. The Etta Cardigan
Here’s a vintage-inspired baby sweater. If you’ve never knitted a top-down sweater, this is a great pattern to start with. Get the pattern from Yankee Knitter Designs.
11. Baby Sophisticate
The baby sophisticate cardigan is a super simple and quick knitting project. This pattern is available for free, however, there is also a paid version that includes more sizes. Get the pattern on Ravelry.
12. Baby Cardigan with Embellishments
This baby cardigan with embellishments is worked from the neck downwards and the sleeves are worked flat. Get the pattern from Alena’s Design.
13. Fuss Free Baby Cardigan
This is called the fuss-free baby cardigan because it’s so simple to make and is perfect for a knitter that’s new to seamless knitting. Customize your garment to suit a baby girl or baby boy. Get the pattern on Ravelry.
14. IONA Baby Cardigan Jacket
Here’s a free baby sweater knitting pattern that you’ll love working on. It even includes a lovely matching hat pattern, making this a great baby shower gift. Get the pattern on Ravelry.
Whether you’re looking for a sweater to fit a newborn or one that will suit an older child, there’s something here for everyone. With multiple sizes and styles of sweaters, these knitting patterns are perfect gifts any time of year!