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Sweet Crochet Baby Cardigans For 2023 [Free Crochet Patterns]

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Keep your baby warm and stylish this spring. Explore our collection of Sweet Crochet Baby Cardigans – it’s full of great ideas for girls and boys. These cardigans are easy to make and each of them has a little lovely detail. It can be a button, wavy pattern, or shell stitch element, but it catches the eye. By changing the colors you can adapt these designs to your taste, the style you want to achieve, or the baby’s gender. If you need a project for a last-minute baby shower gift, these ideas are perfect – parents of a newborn will be thrilled to get a handmade sweater. Take a look at your stash and choose color combinations that you like. Then, make yourself some tea, grab your crochet hook, and just start! Check out the free patterns under the links below and follow us on our Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!



If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Charming Bunnies and Lovely Baby Cardigans.

Wattle Preemie Baby Cardigan free crochet pattern

This crochet cardigan is so tiny, it will only fit a doll or a premature baby. That said, it’s a wonderful little project that you will conjure up in no time. The designer behind Crochet ‘n’ Create used a wattle stitch for the body and basic crochet stitches for a circular yoke. 



Level: upper beginner Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Crocheted baby cardigan pattern.

photo by Crochet ‘n’ Create / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on crochetncreate.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Scattered Dot Crochet Baby Sweater free crochet pattern

This super-simple crochet baby cardigan is a dream come true for beginner crocheters. Basic crochet stitches and a bobble here and there, and you’ve got an eye-catching and timeless baby garment. As usual, the instructions are clear and easy to follow, because designers from Daisy Farm Crafts always deliver the highest quality patterns.

Level: upper beginner Author: Daisy Farm Crafts

crochet baby cardigan with bobble stitch

photo by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find this pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

Baby Short Sleeve Coat Free Crochet Pattern

Chic babies need chic crochet cardigans! That’s a widely known fact, right? Crochet ‘n’ Create is the uncontested queen of baby fashion, that’s a fact as well. If you have never seen her designs before, this one represents her work at its finest!

Level: intermediate Author: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Baby Short Sleeve Crochet Coat

Find this pattern on crochetncreate.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Essential Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

This easy baby sweater looks so cute! We adore the combination of three kinds of yarn – blue, white, and multicolored. The big buttons are such an original detail! The pattern is easily customizable, so you can make wonders with it and make sure they suit your taste.

Level: upper beginner Author: Tamara Kelly

Crochet Baby Sweater

Find this pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Quick and Easy Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

This girly cardigan has a couple of interesting details, but colorful stripes and heart-shaped buttons are what make it so adorable. We are head over heels in love with this combination of girly colors. So sweet, isn’t it?

Level: upper beginner Author: Zelna Olivier

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Find this pattern on zootyowlcards.blogspot.co.za, or read more on ravelry.com.

Cactus Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

This kimono baby cardigan is very easy to make, but it looks spectacular! If you have never used shell stitch before, this is the opportunity you have been looking for. Choose your favorite colors and add a pink flower for additional cuteness.

Level: upper beginner Author: Erangi Udeshika

Crochet Baby Cardigan

Find this pattern on crochetforyoublog.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Patty Cake Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

This shell-stitch cardi looks absolutely adorable. It’s a beautiful idea to use a couple of colors that create a stunning ombre effect. If you have never tried this technique before, you certainly need to! Your baby will look so chic this season.

Level: intermediate Author: Michele DuNaier

Patty Cake Crochet Cardi

Find this pattern on knitpicks.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Greyson Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

This fun zig-zag pattern will be perfect both for boys and girls. Your little ones will feel cozy and warm wearing this adorable crochet wonder. What color combination will you go for? We think this one looks so classy!

Level: intermediate Author: Tamara Kelly

Greyson Crochet Baby Cardigan

Find this pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Baby Cardigan Jacket Free Crochet Pattern

A delightful little cardigan for your little sailor! This is such a classic pattern for a crochet baby sweater just released by AamraGul. Grab your hook and some yarn in your favorite colors and start working on it. Choose cute buttons too!

Level: intermediate Author: AamraGul

Baby Cardigan Jacket

Find this pattern on crochetcrosiahome.blogspot.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Cozy Hexi Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

This granny spike stitch is making our hearts beat faster! Especially when we see it in these beautiful color palettes. Baby Crochet Designs has just released an awesome crochet pattern for a chunky cardigan your little one will love.

Level: intermediate Author: Baby Crochet Designs

Crochet Cardigan

Find this pattern on babycrochetdesigns.com. The photos are on Instagram: top, bottom.

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