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14 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Children


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With Fall approaching, kids heading back to school and the weather sure to turn cooler soon it's the perfect time to think about sweaters and ponchos. Even more importantly, sweaters for your children. There are a ton of free crochet sweater patterns available right at your fingertips. And we've put together a collection of our favorites for kids specifically. Whether you are a beginning crocheter or an expert we've got you covered. So try your hand at these free crochet sweater patterns.

14 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Children Table of Contents

Free Crochet Sweater Patterns

Free Crochet Poncho Patterns

Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns


Free Crochet Sweater Patterns

These stylish sweaters will keep your kids warm and toasty during the fall and winter months. You'll find free crochet patterns for both boys and girls.


  1. Crochet Children's Cord Sweater: A very unique look that's sure to get some attention. Try your hand at this fun and easy to make sweater.
  2. Back to School Sweaters: No better time than now to use this free crochet sweater pattern. Get your kids excited for their school wardobe with this intermediate sweater pattern. It's good for boys or girls.
  3. Girl's Pullover Sweater: An adorable striped sweater for girls that can be made in sizes 6 to 10. This is a fairly easy free crochet sweater pattern to tackle.
  4. Lilac Frost Sweater: This free crochet sweater pattern has a unique look and is perfect for the just getting cooler weather.
  5. Ye Olde Letter Sweater: When it comes to free crochet sweater patterns, it doesn't get easier than this one. Using only a basic stitch and featuring unique monogram letters on the front, it's super easy to make.
  6. NEW! Toddler Crochet Sweater
  7. NEW! Eloise's Favorite Crochet Sweater

Free Crochet Poncho Patterns

Ponchos aren't just for rainstorms! These free crochet poncho patterns are a great option for when there is just a slight chill to the air. Kids can wear any one of these DIY clothing crochet designs any time of the year.

  1. Basic Child's Poncho: A simple crochet pattern for ponchos that's fun to make, designed for children sizes 7 to 8.
  2. Child's Striped Poncho: A unique and attractive poncho pattern that is sure to fit your child for some time with its roomy size.
  3. Child's Sunnytime Poncho:  Check out this adorable lightweight poncho, good for a slightly cool day and fitting for many occasions.
  4. Little Girl's Poncho: For a one size fits all crochet poncho pattern that's perfect for your 7 or 8 year old, try this one out.
  5. Frutti Toddler Poncho: Brightly colored stripes make this a fun crochet design for both boys and girls alike.

Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns

Free crochet sweater patterns come in all different styles. In addition to classic sweaters and ponchos, there are also cardigans. Check out our favorite crochet cardigan pattern below!

  1. Fun Time Cardigan: Free crochet sweater patterns made even easier, you must check this one out. Make it for your daughter and it will quickly become her favorite top.

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