15 Free Baby Sweater Crochet Patterns

Adorable free crochet patterns for babies

Knit and Crochet Baby Sweaters
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There might be no project more adorable than crochet baby sweaters. They are adorable before they even go on the baby and then of course the little one just makes your work look even cuter. Although they look like complex crochet projects than any parent would be thrilled to receive, crochet baby sweaters can actually be fairly easy to construct. They are also really special items to donate to children's charities! Here you will find fifteen free crochet baby sweater patterns to give a go!

 

Th...MOREis post was edited and updated by Kathryn Vercillo.

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    Easy Beginner's Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern
    Easy Beginner's Baby Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern. Erica Jakofsky

    It may be difficult to believe if you are new to crocheting baby clothes, but this baby cardigan is so easy that it could be a beginner's first crochet project. It is a unisex crochet sweater that works as well for little girls as little boys. The design is forgiving and the result is adorable. This free crochet pattern was designed by Erica Jackofsky.

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    Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Erica Jakofsky

    This beginner-friendly baby sweater is another unisex design, also created by Erica Jakofsky. We see it here crocheted in a sweet-potato-colored yarn which works for either baby boys or baby girls. It is ideal for autumn because of the colors. Of course, you can feel free to choose a different color if you like.

    This little sweater is part of a baby layette set which includes several other matching items.

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    Loopy Love Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
    Loopy Love Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern. Tamara of Moogly

    Tamara over at Moogly came up with a really cute crochet stitch pattern called Loopy Love, which she used to make several different free crochet patterns. The most adorable of these is her free crochet baby sweater pattern. It is available in three sizes, ranging from newborn through one year, so it gives you a good excuse to make something over and over again if you love it!

     

    Loopy Love Sweater by Moogly

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    Hexagon Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Hexagon Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Cozy's Corner

    One of the neatest things about crochet baby sweaters is that they can be made using all different types of shapes. In this case, Cozy's Corner has used a hexagon as the basis for her crochet sweater. Adorable!

     

    Hexagon Baby Sweater by Cozy's Corner

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    Three Hour Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
    Three Hour Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern. CrochetKitten

    Bulky yarn and a large crochet hook mean that this adorable little crochet baby sweater from CrochetKitten works up really quickly. It is perfect for last minute gifts! This free crochet sweater pattern comes in several sizes from newborn through age two. Super cute for all ages!

     

    3 Hour Baby Sweater by CrochetKitten

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    Buttoned Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Buttoned Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. My Hobby is Crochet

    This free crochet pattern from My Hobby is Crochet uses a variety of basic crochet stitches and a few that are slightly more advanced (including post stitches and v-stitch) to create a really unique texture and pattern that showcases your crafting skills throughout the sweater.

     

    Buttoned Crochet Baby Sweater by My Hobby is Crochet

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    Lace Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Lace Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Lacy Crochet

    Lacy Crochet does a great job of updating vintage crochet patterns to make them easier for beginners to understand. This is a free lacy crochet baby sweater. What a precious little sweater for a little girl!

     

    Vintage Crochet Baby Sweater by Lacy Crochet

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    Striped Crochet Sweater Free Pattern
    Striped Crochet Sweater Free Pattern. Christy Tchaparian

    The primary colors of the stripes on this free crochet sweater pattern by Christy Tchaparian were inspired by the colors of Ernie's sweater on Sesame Street. The pattern is written for a two-year-old but of course you could adapt it a little (using a smaller hook, for example) to make it smaller for a younger baby. This pattern is offered as a free download on Ravelry.

     

    Ernie Sweater by Christy Tchaparian

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    Butterfly Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Butterfly Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Cats Rockin Crochet

    Cats Rockin Crochet designed this crochet pattern with butterflies in mind, and you can see them moving throughout the body of the baby sweater when you look closely. This free crochet sweater pattern has matching patterns for hat and booties.

     

    Butterfly Crochet Baby Sweater by Cats Rockin Crochet

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    Shell Stitch Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Shell Stitch Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Favorite Little Princess

    Favorite Little Princess designed this cute girls' crochet sweater pattern around a pretty shell stitch. It is an easy crochet pattern that a beginner could certainly tackle. There are three sizes from newborn through nine months.

     

    Shell Stitch Crochet Baby Sweater by Favorite Little Princess

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    Shell Stitch Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
    Shell Stitch Baby Sweater Free Crochet Pattern. Gods Tiny Angels Patterns

    This is another crochet baby sweater pattern worked with the shell stitch. In this case, it makes up more of the design for a result that is frilly and super feminine. It also has a cute drawstring closure detail. This one is by Gods Tiny Angels.

     

    Shell Stitch Baby Sweater by Gods Tiny Angels

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    Textured Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    Textured Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Suzie's Stuff

    Some of the crochet sweaters we have seen have open designs that are great for layering when the weather is just getting cool. Here is a baby sweater that will actually keep baby really warm thanks to the great texture in the design, which is from Suzie's Stuff. It has a matching crochet baby hat free pattern.

     

    Textured Crochet Baby Sweater by Suzie's Stuff

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    Crochet Baby Sweater and Pants Set
    Crochet Baby Sweater and Pants Set. Sisters, Miles Apart, Close at Heart

    If you want to make a really cute set, this crochet sweater with matching baby pants is a great choice! They both close with a cute drawstring detail. These free crochet patterns come from the blog Sisters, Miles Apart, Close at Heart.

     

    Crochet Baby Set by Sisters, Miles Apart, Close at Heart

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    X Stitch Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern
    X Stitch Crochet Baby Sweater Free Pattern. Karent's Crocheted Garden of Colors

    Karen's Crocheted Garden of Colors used a fabulous basic stitch that is definitely underused in crochet: the X stitch. It's a great stitch that is easy to make if you know how to double crochet. This is a cute crochet sweater that you can do in a solid color or with two-tone sleeves and it has a matching free crochet hat pattern.

     

    X Stitch Baby Sweater by Karen's Crocheted Garden of Colors

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    Baby Sweater Free Vintage Crochet Pattern
    Baby Sweater Free Vintage Crochet Pattern. Colleen Dragon Knits

    Vintage crochet patterns for babies can be super, super cute. You can find many free vintage crochet patterns online, including this crochet baby sweater pattern, which was designed by Monarch in the 1930s and is now available online from Colleen Dragon Knits.

     

    Vintage Baby Sweater by Colleen Dragon Knits