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Easy Baby Cardigan

This baby sweater knitting pattern creates a comfy cardigan for the little boy or girl. The smart shape to this cardigan makes it easy to knit and you can easily customize this sweater to be any color you'd like.  Create two or three of these baby sweater knitting patterns to give as a gift for the new little one in your life.

You can find this beginner knit pattern, along with several other easy knitting patterns, in our free eBook, Learn How to Knit for Beginners:  27 Easy Knitting Patterns.

Easy Knit Baby Cardigans

3 (6-12-18) mos.

  • 3 (3, 4, 4) balls Patons® Bamboo Baby (50 g /1.75 oz) yarn in Seaside Ombre or Rose Iris Ombre
  • Size 4 mm (U.S 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 3 buttons


Gauge:  20 sts and 36 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
To fit chest measurement:  16 (17-18-20) ins
Finished chest: 19 (21-22-24) ins


  1. Cast on 48 (52-56-60) sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures 7½ (8-9-10) ins [19 (20.5-23- 25.5) cm], noting first row is WS and ending with a WS row.
  2. Next 2 rows: Cast on 18 (20-22-25) sts beg next 2 rows. 84 (92-100-110) sts at end of 2nd row.
  3. Cont even for 3½ (3¾-4-4½) ins [9 (9.5- 10-11.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off.

Left Front (for girls) or Right Front (for boys)

  1. **Cast on 28 (30-32-34) sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures 7½ (8-9-10) ins [19 (20.5-23-25.5) cm], noting first row is WS for girls or RS for boys** and ending with a WS row.
  2. ***Next row: Cast on 18 (20-22-25) sts. Knit to end of row. 46 (50-54-59) sts.
  3. Cont even for 3½ (3¾-4-4½) ins [9 (9.5- 10-11.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off.***
  4. Place 3 markers Left Front (for girls) or Right Front (for boys) for buttonholes, having top button 3 (3½-3½-4) ins [7.5 (9- 9-10) cm] down from top edge, bottom button 1 inch [2.5 cm] up from bottom edge and last button spaced evenly between.
  5. Work buttonholes as follows: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. yfwd. Knit to end of row.

Right Front (for girls) or Left Front (for boys)

  1. Work from ** to ** as given above, ending with a RS row and noting position of buttonholes.
  2. Work from *** to *** as given above.


  1. Place markers 30 (33-36-40) sts in from each side of sleeve along cast off edge of Back and Fronts. Sew cast off edges to markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.
  2. Fold back lapels as shown. Sew on buttons.
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I noticed today that it looks like this sweater is NOT long sleeve am I right? Looks like there is a shirt underneath that has long sleeves. I would love to make it long sleeve -- how many extra stitches should be added? I love the look of this sweater and hopefully it is easy and fast, for charity.

I'm confused about making the buttonholes. Should I make a placket?

HI riley0003 1242005! The instructions at number 5 above show you how to work in the plackets and button holes. You could easily reinforce these with your own additions to the pattern if you would like. Happy knitting! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

I dont get circular needles in India, can you send me one pattern to knit baby cocoon with straight needles. Thanks, Leena

i did not understand how to make sleeves in this pattern. please explain

The sleeves are the additional cast on stitches. 2. Cast on 18 (20-22-25) sts. I know this is really late, but I've made many of these type of sweaters for babies and they always work out well, with little finishing. Happy knitting!


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