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10+ Cute Baby Cardigans Free Crochet Patterns

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Today we are looking at patterns for the little ones in our families. Inspiring Baby Cardigans will make you feel creative and adventurous, without a doubt! We have been looking for examples that are fun and interesting even for more experienced artists. While working on these kinds of projects, remember to choose a super soft yarn that will be gentle to babies’ delicate skin. Colors provide visual interest, so select vibrant ones as they are the latest trend. You can decorate your cardigans with flowers and appliques, add pom poms, but also personalize them with a baby’s name. So exciting, isn’t it? Evidently! Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Crochet Baby Ponchos and Sunhats for Kids.

free Crochet baby cardigan patterns

1. Evelyn Baby Cardigan

A crochet baby cardigan is very versatile, so put it on the list of baby shower gift ideas. It will become an instant staple in every new parent’s life, as it’s easy to put on and very comfy for the baby. Ashley’s project uses an easy crochet stitch to create texture, and the buttons add some extra cuteness.

Level: upper beginner Author: Ashley Parker

light pink knitted baby cardigan

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2. Embroidered Baby Cardigan

Designers from Yarnspirations once again prove that simplicity is the key. Basic crochet stitches, a simple raglan shape, and lovely details – that’s all you need to make a timeless crochet baby cardigan. Below you can see how ribbing and embroidery transform this piece from basic to cute.

Level: upper beginner Author: Yarnspirations Design Studio

knitted baby cardigan in pink and blue

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3. Lilian Kid’s Flared Cardigan

Take a look at the photos below and see the adorable baby cardi by Susanna. Her project is the dream come true for every little girl because it has ruffles, lovely buttons, and juicy colors. Such small item of clothing works up really fast, so don’t wait and make one today.

Level: intermediate Author: Susanna Biaye

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4. Bouncing Baby Cardigan

The designer behind Crochet ‘n’ Create has a lot of experience in designing crochet clothing for children, so you can be sure it’s the highest quality. This pattern incorporates what looks like a slanted puff stitch, which adds a lot of texture.

Level: intermediate Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

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5. Preemie Cardigan and Hat

This dose of sweetness is almost impossible to handle! We all know that the author behind Crochet ‘n’ Create is the queen of crochet patterns for baby clothes, right? Yep! This is one more example of her artistry. Do you feel up to the challenge? So ready! This design is such a lovely source of inspiration.

Level: intermediate Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Crochet Baby Cardigan and Hat

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6. X Stitch Baby Cardigan Sweater

This baby cardigan is an example of a classic crochet design with a playful twist. The sweater, designed by Maria Bittner from Pattern Paradise, has a lovely texture and an original “X” closure. It is fit for boys and girls, just choose their favorite colors. The blue you see below is so special, right? We love it so much!

Level: intermediate Author: Maria Bittner

Blue Baby Cardigan

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7. Crocheted Baby Cardigan 

This pattern shows us that awesome baby clothes are not always as difficult to make as they seem. We have chosen this design because it inspires us to experiment with bold colors and cute appliques. Can you see the pom-pom ice cream below? So sweet! How will you decorate your classic baby cardigan?

Level: upper beginner Author:

Two Crochet Baby Cardigans

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8. 2 1/2 Hour Nap 

How wonderful is this stitch? Absolutely precious! If you crochet for little ones, this pattern by Michele DuNaier is a must-have in your collection, no doubt about it. You can also use the technique for blankets, shawls, and other accessories!

Level: upper beginner Author: Michele DuNaier

Crochet Sweaters

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9. Preemie Collared Cardigan Set 

What a precious pattern by Crochet ‘n’ Create! As always, the genius author inspires us to make wonders for newborns and toddlers. Always remember to use quality yarn and have plenty of fun with the design! Make it as soft as possible too.

Level: intermediate Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Crochet Baby Cardigan Set

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10. Stylish Ruffles Baby Coat Jacket 

Ruffles are always a great choice for crochet patterns, both for children and adults! Alright, especially for children. Are you familiar with this technique? If not, the instructions by AamraGul will come in handy. And how delightful are these colors?

Level: intermediate Author: AamraGul

Crochet Baby Coat Jacket

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11. Superb Coat Jacket

Not many things are cuter than a colorful handmade set for a baby girl. This lovely crochet jacket with ruffle details, shell stitches, and striped sleeves will be a showpiece in your little one’s closet. Remember that it’s all in the details, so make sure to add some vintage buttons and adorn the booties with pom-poms.

Level: upper beginner Author: AamraGul

crocheted outfit for a baby.

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