Free Cozy Baby Pullover Knitting Guide!

Beginner’s Guide to Knitting a Baby Pullover


Unleash Your Knitting Superpowers with this Adorable Baby Pullover!

Hey there! I’m Rachel, your fellow artist, and yarn enthusiast. I’m super pumped to introduce you to the magical world of knitting, starting with a simple, yet charming, baby pullover sweater pattern. Designed specifically for those just dipping their toes into this crafty pool!

Let’s Dive into the Details

Size Guide: Perfect fit for the cuties aged 18 (or 24) months.
Chest: Snuggles well at 61 (or 63) cm.
Shoulder Length: Cozy up to 41 (or 46) cm.

Get the Perfect Tension: Aim for 20 stitches and 26 rows over 10 cm using your trusty 4 mm knitting needles.

What’s in the Toolkit?

  • Yarn: Grab 3 (or 4) 50g balls of Elle Family Knit DK. Pick a color that screams ‘YOU’!
  • Needles in sizes 3.5 mm and 4 mm.
  • Stitch Holder to keep things in check.
  • Tapestry Needle for those finishing touches.

Note: Follow the numbers for the smallest size. If you spot numbers in brackets, they’re for the larger size. When only one set of numbers is mentioned, it’s universal!

Let’s Knit the Front!

  1. Start with 3.5 mm needles. Cast on 61 (or 67) stitches.
  2. Knit the rib pattern as:
    – 1st Row: K1, then repeat *p1, k1* till the end.
    – 2nd Row: P1, then go with *k1, p1* till the end.
  3. Keep up with this rhythm until you reach 5cm from the start. Increase by 10 stitches on your last row to get to 71 (or 77) stitches.
  4. Switch to 4mm needles. Go with a knit row, working in st st, until you hit 27 (or 29) cm from the beginning.
  5. It’s armhole marking time! Pop a colored marker at both ends.
  6. Continue the pattern until you measure 35 cm from the start. Now, let’s shape that neck!

Got Your Back!

  1. Replicate the steps from the front. When you hit 41 (or 46) cm from the start, mark the center stitches for the back neck.
  2. For the neck edge, connect the right shoulder. With the right side visible, utilize your 3.5 mm needles. Pick up stitches along the front and back neck. Work on the single rib pattern until you’ve covered 6cm from the start.
  3. Sleeve time! Seam up the left shoulder, then pick stitches between the front and back armhole markers.
  4. Wrap up your masterpiece by joining the sleeve seams and the side seams.


You’ve just knitted a heartwarming Baby Pullover! So proud of you!

Key Knitting Details
Detail Measurement/Info
Size 18 (24) months
Chest 61 (63) cm
Shoulder Length 41 (46) cm
Tension 20 sts & 26 rows over 10 cm
Needles 3.5 mm & 4 mm

Free Baby Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern

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