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My Favourite FREE Crochet Cardigan Patterns and Crochet Sweater Patterns for Baby

Updated on August 19, 2014

Crochet Cardigan Patterns and baby sweater crochet Patterns which are Perfect for welcoming Baby into the world

Free Easy crochet Patterns for Baby Cardigans and Baby Crochet sweater pattern or layette Sets. Nothing is as cute as baby wearing a beautiful handcrafted crochet cardigan or a cute crochet sweater. I just love these free patterns and you can see how Easy it really is to Crochet a Baby Set. Nothing is as special as Baby going home in one of these hand crocheted sets. So Whether you are looking for the most beautiful vintage styled crochet baby sets, (These are usually called Baby Layette sets) or more up to date trendy and Cute Baby cardigans, sweaters or crocheted baby hooded tops. Which I had found trying to find patterns for these really difficult. Especially crochet patterns with a modern trendy patterns with a twist on them.

You are guaranteed to find the best easiest free crochet patterns for baby cardigans right here. Because I personally, have tried and tested all patterns on this page. And the best part is all crochet patterns on this page are free. I will only add free pattern for baby sweaters or cardigans that I can fully give my seal of approval to.

The sites I link to are all safe and tested by myself.

I love to crochet baby sets, and I was especially looking for an easy to make crochet cardigan pattern, to my delight I found lots that were not only easy to make, but quick to make up, look very pretty and can suit either a boy or a girl. My friend was desperate to find a lilac crochet cardigan for her daughter to wear for a wedding, and found it difficult to find one with a pretty pattern, something a little bit more fancy than just plain.

If you are looking for something in particular leave me a message. Of course I shall do my best to find a patterns and add them to my ever growing list here, making this one of the best collections of Free and easy to crochet cardigan patterns for baby.

As always if I can help you or you get stuck just leave a message and I will try to work it out for you

Image credit: Authors Own and should NOT be copied or used without express written permission.

White Baby Cardigan - ....with pretty finish and crochet flower

Sometimes we just want to buy a baby cardigan, and I found this pretty one. Available in 4 colors too, but it proves there is a definitely a lack of baby cardigans online to buy. No wonder I am always being asked for the baby cardigans

So get busy with those crochet hooks!

Easy to Crochet baby Sweater Cardigan (newborn -3months) - Free crochet pattern great as a gift for Baby

My problem was I did not know how to crochet a baby cardigan, and felt the task a little intimidating.

How wrong was I, not only did I work out how to crochet a baby cardigan. It was that well received I have had several requests for the crochet pattern for baby cardigans and baby sweater tops.

I now have a steady stream of requests to me to make this the cardigan for baby.

It really is amazing what you can achieve using some of the easy to follow Crochet Cardgian Patterns. Like this little bear Cardigan fit for a little prince.

This is a slight variation of this pattern here

Easy to Crochet Baby Cardigan and Baby Sweater Patterns (Newborn-3 months) - Perfect for wrapping your little one up in

I have collected here the top easiest crochet patterns for button fastening baby cardigans. Following the easy to crochet yoke and joining your yarn to crochet the sleeves, makes these patterns ideal for beginners at crocheting baby sweaters. Can suit for a boy or a girl.

Top Tip:

A popular Question always asked when crocheting baby items is

'What side do you put the buttons on for a Girl or a boy?

When wearing the baby jacket girls have their buttons on the left side of their cardigan and boys on the right.

Your go to Free Crochet Baby Cardigan Patterns - one stop shop for free baby cardigan patterns for babies

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Cardigans
Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Cardigans

This is my ever growing collection of go-to baby cardigan patterns. When I am asked to crochet a set for mum sometimes they bring me a photo or a pattern. Or ask if I can use the pattern they pick, some work out some not so, so I have collected a great list of Patterns to either print and download or just keep the list safe in your bookmarks as a goto selection of baby cardigan patterns that will never let you down and always work out.

See the full list of FREE crochet Baby Cardigan Patterns HERE

Crochet Patterns and Crochet Set Patterns for Baby - Vintage to modern crochet patterns for Baby

I do like to have a few baby crochet patterns around, it also gives me some inspiration for my next projects, many of the crochet books are well laid out with lots of pictures to follow and examine, making the seemingly daunting task of crocheting a baby set very easy to follow and make.

Crochet a Cardigan for Baby - Great crochet projects for the crochet fanatic

I progressed to crocheting cardigans and sweaters for baby when I had mastered

'How to crochet a Baby Hat'. It seemed a natural progression, and after crocheting hats I was used to shaping. Increasing and decreasing whilst crocheting.

Always read through the patterns first, Some baby cardigans are made in one piece, some are made starting at the neck and using the "yoke" technique. When you work out how the cardigan is crocheted up, It really is quite an enjoyable and easy crochet project.

If you are a beginner at crochet, I would suggest you read my page ,

How to Crochet.

Where you can learn the basics of crocheting. Once you have the basics and are confident at understanding a very basic crochet pattern, these crochet Cardigans are perfect for your next projects.

Picture is Authors Own however I followed the Vintage crochet pattern for this cardigan as shown ,HERE

Crochet Baby set - Vintage Crochet Cardigan and Baby set

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crochet Baby cardigan- crochet baby set-

I just love this cardigan set, it has that vintage feel about it, yet it embraces everything that is delightful to new babies. So Sweet and cuddle worth.

You can find the Baby set crochet Pattern HERE

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crochet cardigan-crochet baby sets-free crochet patterns

A Lovely crochet Baby Set, cardigan, booties free pattern

This is gorgeous and started at the yoke. I love cardigans made this way as it is so much nicer fitting a young baby, especially under the arms.

Size Newborn, ideal for baby going home outfit. Free crochet Pattern for pretty Baby Set

Newborn Crochet Sets for Boys - Cute and Adorable Crocheted sets especially for Boys

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crochet cardigan-crochet baby sets-free crochet patterns

Its really easy to make a pattern suit your own needs with a little bit of creativity,

I have always struggled to find crochet patterns that would suit little baby boys. So using an easy baby cardigan pattern I made the booties and hat to match in co-ordinationg colours.

The pattern for the baby cardigan is a free pattern on my website

The hat is just a basic beanie pattern made smaller to fit a new-born

The booties are from Tospy Turvy. Wrap around booties pattern - HERE

This set was made just a little bit smaller for my nieces preemie. So cute, and so soft just right for babies tender skin

Please visit Bundles of who provide lovely free patterns for us to use, and see how you could help them

Crochet Cardigans for Boys - Easy Crocheted baby boy sets

Finding crochet patterns especially for boys is a hard task, So I have grouped together here my favorite patterns to follow for making crocheted cardigans, for boys. I like to finish off with a little applique especially suited for boys like a little teddy bear motif.

Boys Hooded Sweater Cardigan Crochet Pattern (free) - make for the boys or change to suit for the Girls

free crochet baby sweater patterns-crochet patterns for boys
free crochet baby sweater patterns-crochet patterns for boys

I was asked my niece to make this delightful hooded cardigan, I love the texture of the pattern using a crossed double crochet stitch, and a rib up the front for the button band. Baby is sure cosy in this out and about.

Pattern is very simple and easy to follow, See the full pattern here

>Boys Hooded Cardigan Sweater with Buttons

Cute Crochet Hooded Cardigans for baby

Crochet a baby hooded cardigan. I love these patterns which make it so easy to crochet up one of these fashionable hooded tops for baby.

My Favourite Easy Crochet Cardigan and Baby Set Pattern

crochet baby set in three sizes

This really is very easy to crochet. Perfect set for baby's going home outfit, and ideal as a first crochet project, if you have never crocheted a cardigan or sweater before.


3 sizes available

Cardigan and Hat: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years)

Booties: 0-6 months (6-12 months)

Free Crochet Pattern for the Baby Set, Cardigan, booties and Hat Set

Crochet Baby Cardigan Free Pattern
Crochet Baby Cardigan Free Pattern

Easy V necked front button Baby Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Pattern is for 6 months and 12 Months sizes

Although the original pattern has a colour change.

I just worked with the one colour for the main part and all in Double crochet for the measurements stated for the size.

I then finished off with a complementary colour for the neck and front edging.

See the Free Pattern here

Watch Online and Learn How to Crochet a Baby Cardigan - Learn online how to make a cute crocheted cardigan for baby

I learned hot to crochet watching videos online, these are great how to crochet tutorials whether you want to get started crocheting a cardigan, baby sweater or a very modern vintage baby layette set.

Vintage but very modern Crochet Baby Set (Free Pattern)

free crochet pattern baby sets
free crochet pattern baby sets

Bonnet, booties, and cardigan, would be easy to follow the pattern to crochet the matching blanket for baby too

SEE the full patterns here

Cardigan Crochet Patterns for Newborn Baby Boy - 0-3months Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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crochet cardigan-crochet baby sets-free crochet patterns-boys

I loved this Pattern once I got into the swing of the pattern stiches it really was made up very Quickly.

The website has good FREE crochet patterns, available in US and USA crochet terms.

For this Cardigan Crochet Pattern Click HERE

Crochet Baby Cardignas, Sweaters, and Hooded cardigans - I have made

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Vintage crochet layette style cardigan Going home crochet cardigan for baby girls cardigan crochet pattern (c) Boys hooded cardigan crochet pattern (c) Boys cardigan crochet pattern (c) Boys cardigan crochet pattern
Vintage crochet layette style cardigan
Vintage crochet layette style cardigan
Cute Going home crochet cardigan for baby
Cute Going home crochet cardigan for baby
Cute girls cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute girls cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute Boys hooded cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute Boys hooded cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute Boys cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute Boys cardigan crochet pattern (c)
Cute Boys cardigan crochet pattern
Cute Boys cardigan crochet pattern
Free crochet pattern baby cardigan matching bonnet
Free crochet pattern baby cardigan matching bonnet

Newborn cardigan and Hat Set (Free Pattern)

This is a Bundles of Love Pattern for a matching cardigan front buttoning, with matching hat.

Uses a sport weight yarn and a G Hook


Free Pattern for Crochet Sweater, hat and Booties Set - Baby Layette Crochet Sets

I keep finding lovely free crochet Patterns for Baby sets. People keep asking me for them so I will post any good ones I find here for you

1,200+ FREE crochet patterns! Click here to get started!

Do you have a favorite pattern from a crochet cardigan for baby? will you be crocheting a cardigan? Do let us know you stopped by

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    • OUTFOXprevention1 profile image


      5 years ago

      I'll have to pass this to my grandma to make something for my baby in September :)

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      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Love this lens even though I can't crochet. Hope to learn this year. These are all adorable so I can't decide which I like best! Thanks for sharing it. I'll bookmark it hoping I learn soon!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      As much as I've said for years that someday I'll have a granddaughter, I'm still rather partial to little baby boy things - and I love the little boy sweaters here! Hopefully one day my sons will have sons.

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      Oh I do love that little lavender layette, thank you for finding this pattern and letting us know.

    • funkystarfish851 profile image


      6 years ago

      Fab lens! I love crocheting baby items

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      6 years ago

      I love to crochet baby clothes, I have crocheted the hooded cardigan. Thanks for the free patterns. I will bookmark these for further use.


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