Looking for Free Baby Sweater Knitting Patterns With Raglan Sleeves?

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7 free baby sweater knitting patterns with raglan sleeves and stitch patterns ranging from cables, eyelets, and knit and purl stitches.

A raglan sleeve is a sleeve that extends in one piece to the collar. The tell-tale sign is a diagonal seam from the underarm to the collarbone.

Raglan is a very popular technique for knitting the sleeves of baby sweaters because it does not require seaming.

All the patterns featured here have raglan sleeves and are knitted in one piece from the collar to the bottom. I have selected patterns that use different increase techniques. The yarn-over is the most common, the next is the M1L and M1R technique, and incorporating the increases in a panel.

I also select patterns with different stitch patterns to feature the possibilities. I hope you find one you would like to knit.

1. Billie Baby Jacket

Knitting patterns for baby sweaters
Image source: Marianna

Marianna offers the Billie baby jacket in 3 different sizes. The little ribbing in the middle of the sweater gives the sweater a “waist” makes it looks like an adult jacket.

This pattern is available at https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.sg/2017/04/billie-baby-jacket.html

2. Alison’s Helena Cardigan

helena baby cardigan
Image source: Helena at knitty.com

Helena is a fairly simple lacy skirt-looking cardigan. The sweater enclosure is made up of knitted ties instead of buttons. This is a great child-friendly embellishment because no buttons will drop off and get swallowed.

This pattern is available at http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATThelena.html

3. Max’s Baby Cardigan

Max baby cardigan
Image source: mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.sg

Max’s baby cardigan features a pair of single cables on the front of the cardigan. The pattern isn’t professionally written but everything is there. The sleeves can be knitted full-length or three-quarter long.

This pattern is available at https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.sg/2014/08/max-baby-cardigan.html

4. Peter Pan Bubble Baby Cardigan

Peter Pan Bubble baby cardigan
Image source: knitting-bee.com

The pattern of the Peter Pan Bubble baby cardigan includes 2 versions: round and v-neck. There are quite a bit of seaming up here as you have to knit the back piece, the 2 front pieces, the 2 sleeves and neckbands all separately. I am not a fan of this type of construction but I do like the bubble stitch at the bottom half of the sweater.

This pdf pattern is available at http://www.knitting-bee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Peter-Pan-bubble-baby-cardigan.pdf

5. Elsa Cardigan by Marie Piochon

Although the pattern for Elsa cardigan is written by a non-English designer, it was still quite well written. The designer said that it is more like detailed notes, which I agree with. I made Elsa using bamboo cotton yarn and I am quite happy with how it turned up. 

This free baby sweater knitting pattern is available at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elsa-6

6. Sunnyside Baby Sweater

The designer Tanis Lavallee, wanted to design a little sweater that used up one or two skeins of yarn. She came up with two. Both have the same basic shapes except for different detailings. One is a lacy zigzag motif with a picot edge which is pretty for a little girl. The other one is a handsome rope cable paired with a garter stitch hem more suitable for a boy. 

I like that she repeated the details along the button-bands and the raglan increases.

This pattern is available at https://www.tanisfiberarts.com/blog/2011/04/sunnyside-baby-sweater.html

7. Knit Baby Jacket

Knit Baby Sweater

Designed for Yarnspirations, this easy baby sweater is knitted in garter stitch. It produces a soft squishy sweater that does not curl. Instructions were given for 3 sizes: newborn, 2 months, and 6-12 months. It is worked in one piece from the neck edge down.

The pattern contains instructions for the bunny hat.

This pattern is available at https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-knit-baby-jacket-set/BRK0233-002246M.html

I hope you have found this free baby sweater knitting patterns with raglan sleeves post useful.

Happy Knitting!

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