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Hello Baby Cardigan – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have the Hello Baby Cardigan pattern ready for you today. It’s the perfect gift for the new baby in your life. This is a tiny cardigan worked from the top-down with an attached I-cord edging with built in buttonholes. It is sized to fit newborn to three months.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: To fit newborn to 3 months


8 inches in length from shoulder to bottom edge

16½ inches chest circumference

Yarn:Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 2 hanks in Igloo #7517 for the cardigan and 1 hank (or a small amount) in Toast #7506 for the edging

Needles: US size 7 needles, 24-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

*I also used a set of two US size 5 double-pointed needle for the applied I-cord edging. The smaller size needle for the applied I-cord gives a tighter effect but you could also use your larger dpns from the sleeves.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


I love the delicious little strawberry buttons I found stashed away in my daughter’s button collection. With her permission I stitched them onto the petite front edge. The juicy red really pops on the crisp white.

Have fun and keep me posted if you make a Hello Baby Cardigan for the little one in your life. You will surely be the hit of any baby shower if you show up with this as your gift!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Hello Baby Cardigan!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for Hello Baby!

24 Responses to “Hello Baby Cardigan – Free Pattern!”

  1. February 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm Eileen Everly says:

    this is beyond cute. i just downloaded it and cannot wait to get it on my needles!

    • November 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm Celia Banting says:

      Hi, I love this little jacket but try as I might I can’t download it. Please, please send it to me as an attachment. I have two grandbabies due soon so I have to get busy. Celebee@att.net Thank you so much. Blessings, Celia

  2. February 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm Mom in a Box says:

    This looks like the perfect project to make my first baby sweater!

  3. February 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm Lynne Tolton says:

    What great timing. Two grand-nephews were born this morning & first grand-son is due today! !! This looks good for “knitting while waiting”. Thank you for such a cute and simple design.

    More later,


  4. February 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm Breean Elyse says:

    I love the applied i-cord!

  5. February 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm Kathie B says:

    I can’t wait to make this!

  6. February 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm Dorothy says:

    Thank you for the darling pattern, Susan! I just missed having it fit my first grandchild, but I’m keeping it at the top of the lists for future baby gifts.

  7. February 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm Tiphanie says:

    Adorable! Wish I had a baby to knit it for, but I’m putting this on my list of items to make for a baby shower or newborn gift. I love how you included your drawing of the cardigan at the end. Thanks for another cute pattern!

  8. February 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm Julia says:

    Perfect for my March baby sweater for the Anchorage Stork Project. Thanks!

  9. February 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm Sue Bates says:

    I love this pattern!! We have 2 new babies in the family. Thanks for sharing.

  10. March 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm chris says:

    That was quick, saw the sneak preview with buttons and voila. Thanks for the sweet pattern, have two babies due beginning of April and one end of July, here. Oh but what colors of sweater to choose? Did I read somewhere you were working on a matching hat? Thanks again, Susan. Happy March

    • March 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm sanderson says:

      yes, a hat will be coming soon:)

  11. March 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm Terrie says:

    What a cute sweater!! Those buttons are perfect :)

  12. March 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm Ammie says:

    Yay! This is darling. I have a baby on the way, and can’t wait to knit this!

  13. March 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm Meredith says:

    This is adorable, thank you, and yes, the buttons are precious!

  14. March 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm CC says:

    Definitely making this for the next baby shower on my list.
    Thanks so much, it’s an adorable pattern.

  15. March 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm Joan Keetch says:


    How do I download the pattern for the baby cardigan?

    Thank you.


    • March 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm sanderson says:

      Click on the bottom of the post where it says, “Click here to download the free pattern for the Hello Baby Cardigan” it should pop right up.

  16. March 26, 2011 at 11:33 am abbie2001 says:

    Your work is wonderful! Thank you for sharing the pattern for the sweater and hat.

  17. March 28, 2011 at 9:50 am Barbara says:

    For the first time ever I thought about future grandchildren instead of my own children. Wow — what a thought but maybe not so far away. I could start now…

    Thank you for such a lovely pattern.

  18. March 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm Lori. Kindle says:

    I am so very charmed with your patterns my grandchildren will all benefit because they are not only charming but fun to knit, thank you spud thank you chloe whoever whatever thank you ,thank you, thank you. ( and I haven’t even tried your yarn yet, I’m not sure I can take it ). He he

  19. April 1, 2011 at 9:43 am Martha says:

    This is a wonderful pattern. Has anyone adapted it to a 3-6 month size? I would appreciate the help.

  20. October 10, 2011 at 4:16 am Recaro Young says:

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss downside? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  21. October 23, 2011 at 12:26 am Ros Thornbury says:

    Can you please tell me what ply this wool is? I am very keen to knit it for my first grand daughter. Thank you