Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan (size: 1yo)


Free knitting pattern: cute baby cardigan, size 1yo. Easy to put on thanks to its large sleeves and its buttons, it will keep your baby warm all the while staying in place thanks to its raglan sleeves. And garter stitch is the best way to wrap your little one in a soft and cuddly cocoon! Play with stripes, cute buttons or colours to customize it… And don’t forget to link your project page to the Ravelry page of the pattern!

This little cardigan is knitted from the top down, in one piece, without seams. Sleeves are put on hold before being finished with a few rows. This way you can make them as long as you wish. This pattern is beginner-friendly, perfect to knit your very first garment!

This listing is for a free knitting pattern (pdf) for a baby cardigan in size 1yo (in French and in English).


  • 1 yo


  • 20 stitches x 36 rows in garter stitch knitted flat

Yarn & Notions:

  • 130g of Fleur de Coton by la Droguerie (100% cotton – 100 m / 50 g) and a few meters of a contrasting colour, or about 260 meters of DK yarn to get gauge
  • Circular needles of the size needed to get gauge (suggested size: 4.5 mm)
  • Spare yarn or cables to put stitches on hold
  • Stitch markers
  • 4 buttons 
SKU: LCT-PAT-002 Category: Tags: , , , , Yarn Weight: DK