baby cardigan – free knitting pattern

* for the german version click here *

size :: small; to fit newborns (width & height: each approx. 21 cm)

materials ::
yarn :: about 75–80 gr. DK (gauge :: 22 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm)
needles :: 3,5 mm circular needles
3 small, flat buttons

the cardigan is knit in one piece, from the bottom up, starting with the back. it is worked in garter stitch.

co 46 sts and knit in garter stitch. when work measures about 14 cm from cast on edge, co 30 sts on each side for the sleeves. knit all stitches. when sleeves measure 7,5 cm in height, knit back neckline :: knit 42 sts, bo 22 sts, knit 42 sts. from now on, left and right sides are worked separately.

starting in the middle (neckline), knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 39 sts. knit 3 rows. for the neckline shaping, work as follows :: on the neckline side (every second row), *knit 1 st, inc 1 st, knit all remaining stitches. knit 1 row.* repeat from * to * until sleeves measure 15 cm. bo 30 sts and knit on with the remaining stitches, sticking to the pattern as described above (from * to *), until there are 46 sts on your needles. without increasing, knit as many rows as needed for an equal amount of rows underneath the sleeves on front and back. bind off.

for the other side knit mirrored. sew together and weave in ends.

crochet a small loop (chain stitch) on the right inside seam of the cardigan and sew a button near the left front seam. crochet two small loops on the left outside seam of the cardigan and position two buttons along the right front seam.

Kommentare :

  1. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing! I'll make one for a 3 mo baby =)


  2. Thank you for sharing the pattern, it is beautiful. I have a great grandbaby on the way, I will make one for her.

  3. What kind of yarn did you use for this cardigan? Cotton, wool, a mix? :)

    1. I suppose it was something really cheap, probably a mix, however I would suggest to take something soft und natural.


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