I love knitting for babies! It seems like there is always one that needs a knitted gift, whether you are knitting for your own baby, a grandchild, niece, nephew, or a friend or co-worker's baby.
I’ve rounded up welcome baby sweater ideas and show-stoppers for baby showers that are sure to get plenty of ooo's and awww's.
Here’s 9 adorable and easy to knit baby sweaters, best of all, they’re free patterns!
#2. French Macaroon Baby Sweater Free Knitting Pattern
Designed by The Noble Thread, French Macaroon is an adorable sweater project for baby. is an easy garter stitch project. Shown here by @Alexandra Belmont, French Macaroon is worked in garter stitch from the bottom up. It uses simple stripes for color work and a three-needle bind off on the shoulders. Knit this using your favorite DK weight yarn.
#4. Baby Sophisticate Free Knitting Pattern
Designed by Linden Down, Baby Sophisticate is a quick and easy knitting pattern. It’s knitted from the top-down, seamless, and features a shawl collar. Knit it using a worsted/aran weight yarn.
#5. Fuss Free Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern
Designed by Louise Tilbrook, Fuss Free is a fun striped baby sweater knitting pattern. It’s knitted from the top down, has raglan sleeves, and options for short or long sleeves. It’s a great way to try color work knitting on an easy project. Make it using DK weight yarn.
#7. Watermelon Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern
Created by Stitchylinda Designs, Watermelon Baby is a fun summertime sweater for newborns. This sweet cardigan is knitted from the top-down and features circular-yoke shaping. The “seeds” are created using simple eyelets. Stockinette and garter stitches complete the rest of the project using DK weight yarn.