6 Free Knitting Patterns for Baby Sweaters On the Internet

List of knitting patterns for baby sweaters freely available on the Internet. 

Raglan is a very popular technique for knitting the sleeves of baby sweaters. 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.

The following list of baby sweater knitting patterns all feature the raglan sleeves. 

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.

Pattern: Billie baby jacket

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.

Pattern: Helena Cardigan

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.

Pattern: Max Baby Cardigan

4. Peter Pan Bubble Baby Cardigan

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

The pattern of 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.

Pattern: Peter Pan bubble baby cardigan

5. Elsa Cardigan by Marie Piochon

Image source: Ravelry.com

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. I made Elsa using bamboo cotton yarn and I am quite happy with how it turned up. 

Pattern: Elsa baby cardigan

Sunnyside Baby Sweater

The designer Tanis Lavallee, wanted to design a little sweater that used up one or two skeins of yarn. She created 2 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 sleeves. Pattern: Sunnyside Baby Sweater

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6. Opera Baby Cardigan

Opera Baby Cardigan
Image source: Yarnplaza.com

Opera baby cardigan is another 5-piece sweater. I thought it is worth the while because the yellow and grey stripes work so well together. I plan to do the Peter Pan bubble cardigan first to get the hang of stitching up 5 pieces before attempting this Opera baby cardigan.

Pattern: Opera baby cardigan

Happy Knitting, Phoebe

If you like this list, you might also like my knitted baby ponchos list. 

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