16

Free Crochet Sweater Patterns
For Babies and Toddlers

Add some handmade love and keep your little one warm with these free crochet baby sweater patterns.

As the temperatures drop, keeping your babies and toddlers warm and cozy is essential, and handmade baby sweaters are not only functional but make for cherished keepsakes.

Yellow crochet baby sweater with a toy elephant.
Photo: burgundyandblush.co.uk

Baby Fisherman’s Sweater from Burgundy & Blush

This free crochet baby sweater pattern is in sizes 0-24 months and features a classic Fisherman’s-style ribbed texture.

SIZE: 0-3 months to suit chest measurement of 16″/41 cm, 3-6 months 17″/43 cm, 6-12 months 18″/46 cm, 12-18 months 19″/46 cm, and 18-24 months 20″/51 cm.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: depending on size, you will need between 268 yds/245 m and 396 yds/362 m. Or 124-183 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Extended Half Double Crochet.

Video: Croby Patterns

Calming Green Crochet Baby Sweater from Croby Patterns

The Calming Green Baby Sweater is a free written crochet pattern and video tutorial for a 0-6 month-old baby. The sweater pattern can also be purchased and includes instructions for 6-12 months size.

SIZE: 0-6 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: three 50 g balls in green and one in beige.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, a tapestry needle, two buttons, scissors, and a gauge ruler or measuring tape.

A two-tone pink crochet baby sweater.
Photo: daisyfarmcrafts.com

Crochet Even Moss Baby Sweater from Daisy Farm Crafts

This free crochet baby sweater is suitable for advanced beginners/intermediate-level crocheters and includes a step-by-step video to guide you through the pattern.

SIZE: 6-24 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Bundle Up from Bernat.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?:
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a tapestry needle, gauge ruler or measuring tape.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Even Moss Stitch and Half Double Slip Stitch.

A grey crochet baby sweater with buttons.
Photo: hanjancrochet.com

The Lazy Day Sweater from HanJan Crochet

The Lazy Day Sweater is a simple raglan-style sweater crocheted in half double crochet. The free pattern is in six sizes, from newborn to seven years.

SIZE: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 4-5 years and 6-7 years.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Merino Soft from Scheepjes.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: depending on size, you will need between three and six 50 g balls of yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, tapestry needle, scissors, two 2 cm buttons, and stitch markers (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Half Double Crochet, Back Post Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet in Front Loop, and Half Double Crochet in Back Loop.

A toddler wearing a crochet sweater.
Photo: bananamoonstudio.com

Pryor Creek Jr Crochet Baby Sweater from Banana Moon Studio

This free crochet baby sweater pattern is based on the Pryor Creek Sweater for adults. Made in combination, these two would make a cute Mummy and Me set.

SIZE: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, and 4 years.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn., e.g., Cascade 220 Superwash Effects.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 299-608 yards (274-556 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a gauge ruler or tape measure, scissors, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

A brown crochet baby sweater with little shoes and a hat.
Photo: sweeteverlyb.com

The Plain Jayne Baby Sweater from Sweet Everly B

The Plain Jayne Sweater is a simple top-down, raglan-style crochet baby sweater with a ribbed neckline and cuffs.

SIZE: three months, six months, 12 months, 18 months, and 23 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Hawthorne Tonal Hand Painted from Knit Picks.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 110-190 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.25 mm (D-3) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: gauge ruler or measuring tape, stitch markers, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Extended Single Crochet and Back Loop Only Single Crochet.

A crochet baby sweater with colourwork cloud motifs.
Photo: burgundyandblush.co.uk

Cloud Baby Crochet Sweater from Burgundy & Blush

This free crochet baby sweater pattern is easy to make and comes in sizes 0-24 months.

SIZE: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Paintbox Yarns Baby DK.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: less than 150 g or 509 yards.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

A striped crochet baby sweater on a timber background.
Photo: ktandthesquid.com

Newborn Cheer Sweater from KT and the Squid

A free crochet baby sweater pattern with a cute striped design.

SIZE: newborn, finished chest measurement is 17″/43 cm, and length is 8½”/22 cm.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., I Love This Yarn!, from Hobby Lobby.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Extended Single Crochet.

A striped crochet baby sweater made in chunky yarn.
Photo: apurposeandastitch.com

El’s Top-Down Sweater from A Purpose & A Stitch

This free crochet baby sweater pattern is in six sizes and includes a blog post with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions.

SIZE: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 18 months, and 2T.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 290-470 yards (265-430 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: tape measure, stitch marker, scissors, and an embroidery needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Suzette Stitch.

A crochet baby sweater with rocket applique on a white background.
Photo: yarnspirations.com

Bernat Crochet Rocket Sweater from Yarnspirations

This crochet baby sweater looks harder to make than it actually is, and the cute applique rocket makes it extra special.

SIZE: six months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Bundle Up from Bernat.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1-3 balls in the Sky Blue colourway, and one ball each of Red Wagon, Marshmallow, Duckling, and Dove.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Doble Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

A crochet sweater decorated with a Saturn planet applique.
Photo: yarnspirations.com

Bernat Crochet Saturn Baby Pullover from Yarnspirations

This is another adorable and easy crochet sweater decorated with crochet applique.

SIZE: six months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Bundle Up from Bernat.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 2-3 balls in the colourway Brook, and one ball each of Cloud White, Dove, Ducking, and Posy.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 6 mm (J-10) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Two Henley-style crochet baby sweaters.
Photo: crochetdreamz.com

Henley Sweater from Crochet Dreamz

The Henley Sweater is an easy raglan-style toddler sweater available free in sizes 0 to 3/4T.

SIZE: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2T, and 3/4T.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: depending on size, you will need 1½-3 skeins of your main colour and between 70 yards and 1½ skeins in Cream.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, yarn needle, and 3/4″ wooden buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Hald Double Crochet, Back Post Half Double Crochet, and Cluster Stitch.

A woman holding a tiny crochet baby sweater with little embroidered tree detail.
Photo: crobypatterns.com

Into the Woods – A Free Crochet Baby Sweater from Croby Patterns

Into the Woods is an adorable crochet baby sweater for a newborn; the pattern includes written instructions and a video tutorial. And if you would prefer flowers over the tree motif, there are instructions for making sweet little roses.

SIZE: 0-6 months; chest measurement 15¾” (40 cm) and length 8¾” (22.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., DROPS Flora from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two 50 g skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm and 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tape measure or gauge ruler, scissors, a yarn needle, and stitch markers (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet.

A toddler wearing a crochet sweater with buttons.
Photo: bluestarcrochet.com

Cole’s Sweater from Blue Star Crochet

Cole’s Sweater is a free crochet sweater pattern for kids that’s been designed with a neck split opening to make it easy to take on and off.

SIZE: six months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two 100 g skeins.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, and two 15 mm buttons.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Herringbone Half Double Crochet and Foundation Single Crochet.

A young child wearing a simple granny stripe crochet sweater.
Photo: woolandstitch.com

Mini Kids Granny Stripe Sweater from Wool and Stitch

The Mini Kids Granny Stripe Sweater is an easy crochet pattern that uses basic crochet stitches and a simple construction method.

SIZE: 1-2 years.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special Aran.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a darning needle.

A young child wearing a crochet seater with contrasting coloured pockets.
Photo: woolandstitch.com

Mini Kids Pocket Sweater from Wool and Stitch

This is another free and simple crochet baby sweater pattern from Wool and Stitch,

SIZE: 1-2 years.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special Aran.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a darning needle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *