Knit Baby Cardigan Pattern, Flat Knitted Baby Pattern

Capucine's knit baby cardigan pattern is a great baby shower gift pattern. If you are a beginner knitter or you are not used to knitting garments yet, this simple design using only the knit and purl stitches with basic increases and decreases is for you. With detailed illustrations, I walk you through every step of this easy beginner pattern. Knitted in one piece, minimum sewing, and weaving in of ends is involved.

Newborn babies grow so fast. Their parents receive tons of gifts for the first few months but half of it is already too small by the time they receive it. This is why this cardigan is sized 12 to 18 months. So the parents can enjoy your hand knitted item for longer. Depending on the color and style of buttons you choose you can make it for a baby boy or a baby girl.

/MATERIALS • 4.5 mm needles • 1.5 100g skein (approximately 400m) of Royal Zeeman yarn (Aran, 8 wpi) • Tapestry needle

/DETAILS • Size 12 to 18 months • For baby boy or baby girl • Beginner friendly • For baby boy or baby girlminimal sewing and weaving in of ends) • Seed stitch (alternating knit and purl stitch) and stockinette stitch • Illustrated step-by-step easy photo tutorial

All my patterns are in English, using standard knitting and crochet terms but with tons of step by step pictures and more detailed explanations to make sure they are extra easy to follow even if you’re not a knit/crochet expert.


  • Size 12 to 18 months
  • For baby boy or baby girl
  • For baby boy or baby girl
  • Uses metric system

Materials you need at home:

  • 4.5 mm needles
  • 1.5 100g skein (approximately 400m) of Aran Yarn
  • Tapestry needle
No reviews yet.

Knitting with Chopsticks

Hi there,

I’m Hortense, a passionate knitter, crocheter and yarn addict. I created Knitting with Chopsticks ( to share my creations and help you make your own.

It’s thanks to blogs that I have learned most of what I know about knitting and crochet. My mom taught me the basics of knitting whe n I was a small girl, bored on the beach (yep, that’s possible when you are 10) and since then I haven’t stopped. Always looking to learn, do more, do better and share my love of yarn, I created Knitting with Chopsticks to make knitting and crochet as simple as it gets so YOU can create what YOU want the way YOU want it.

Engineer by trade, crafter by passion, you will usually find me playing with some yarn while watching the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy (and probably eating some chocolate, I’m from Belgium, what can I say?).

Join my email list to get a knitting or crochet pattern for free:

Let's conntect on social media : @knittingwithchopsticks

Text +
Go to shop