Knitted baby raglan sweater pattern

This is one of my favorite knitted raglan sweater pattern for babies that I’m happy to share with you today. Among many knitting patterns for sweaters I like this one because it’s easy-and-quick-to-knit pattern. Designed for age of 18-24 months, it requires only 2-2.5 balls of yarn to create a cute-looking item that will have a deserved place in baby’s cloth collection. Not only this baby sweater knitting pattern is made up quickly, it also has lots of customization possibilities. The following knitting tutorial has tons of photos, detailed explanation of each step and Q&A section where I try to answer all your questions.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular needles in size US 8 (5 mm) – 16” and 24”;

<> Main yarn – YarnArt Jeans – 55% cotton, 45% Pac, 50 grams = 160 m. (174 yds.). Yarn color – white – 2.5 balls.

Finished measurements of baby knitted sweater:

Age: 18-24 months;

Chest 54 сm (21");

Length – 26 cm (10") from underarm.

Gauge: 17 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

p2tog –purl two together

k2tog – knit two together

bobble: bbl

How to knit bobble stitch:

In the same stitch – knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1 and then drop the stitch from your left needle. Now you have 5 stitches on the right needle.

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Turn your work and purl these 5 stitches.

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Turn your work again and start decreasing: k2tog, k1, k2tog – 3 stitches on the right needle. 

Pick the second stitch up and pull it over the first one and again pick the third stitch up and pull it over.

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Body of the knit raglan sweater pattern for babies - begin at the bottom edge:

Cast on 88 stitches on 16” needles. Join to work in the round. Place marker for beginning of the round.

Ribbing of the knitted raglan sweater pattern

Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating 7 rounds.

Rounds 1-5: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 6: [k4, bbl] – 8 times, k48.

Rounds 7-11: knit in stockinette stitch.

half-knit raglan sweater for babies with 3 rows of bobbles

Round 12: k2, [bbl, k4] – 8 times, bbl, k45.

Repeat Rounds 1-12 – 3 more times.

Repeat Round 1.  Set aside.  

Knitting pattern (scheme) of the bottom-up raglan sweater for babies

Knitting the sleeves of raglan sweater pattern:

Cast on 28 stitches on 24” needles. Use magic loop method.

In rib 2 by 2 work 7 rows.

Rounds 1-19: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 20: increase - knit one stitch from the previous round, knit until last stitch, knit one stitch from the previous round. Please check pictures how to increase from the previous round.

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Rounds 21-39: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 40: repeat Round 20.

Rounds 41-45: knit in stockinette stitch.

Slip stitches to holder or waste yarn.

Repeat the same pattern for the second sleeve.

finished knitting the sleeve of baby raglan sweater

start joining the sleeve to the body of raglan sweater for babies

Joining the sleeves to the body of the baby raglan sweater pattern:

Using working thread of body part, knit 32 stitches from waste yarn (first sleeve), k44 (front side), k32 (second sleeve), k44 (back side).

joined both sleeves to the body of raglan sweater for babbies

instructions on how to join the sleeves of baby raglan sweater pattern

underarm holes while joing the sleeves of baby raglan sweater

Don’t worry if the knitting process becomes tight from this point. Also, there will be two underarms’ holes.

Round 1: p2tog, k28, p2tog, p2tog, k40, p2tog, p2tog, k28, p2tog, p2tog, k40, p2tog.

Round 2: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 3: p2tog, k26, p2tog, p2tog, k38, p2tog, p2tog, k26, p2tog, p2tog, k38, p2tog.

[Round 4]: round with bobbles – k30, bbl, [k4, bbl]- 7 times, k70.

Round 5: p2tog, k24, p2tog, p2tog, k36, p2tog, p2tog, k24, p2tog, p2tog, k36, p2tog.

Round 6: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 7: p2tog, k22, p2tog, p2tog, k34, p2tog, p2tog, k22, p2tog, p2tog, k34, p2tog.

Round 8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: p2tog, k20, p2tog, p2tog, k32, p2tog, p2tog, k20, p2tog, p2tog, k32, p2tog.

[Round 10]: round with bobbles.

Round 11: p2tog, k18, p2tog, p2tog, k30, p2tog, p2tog, k18, p2tog, p2tog, k30, p2tog.

Round 12: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 13: p2tog, k16, p2tog, p2tog, k28, p2tog, p2tog, k16, p2tog, p2tog, k28, p2tog.

Round 14: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 15: p2tog, k14, p2tog, p2tog, k26, p2tog, p2tog, k14, p2tog, p2tog, k26, p2tog.

[Round 16]: round with bobbles.

Round 17: p2tog, k12, p2tog, p2tog, k24, p2tog, p2tog, k12, p2tog, p2tog, k24, p2tog.

Round 18: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 19: p2tog, k10, p2tog, p2tog, k22, p2tog, p2tog, k10, p2tog, p2tog, k22, p2tog.

Round 20: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 21: p2tog, k8, p2tog, p2tog, k20, p2tog, p2tog, k8, p2tog, p2tog, k20, p2tog.

Round 22: knit in stockinette stitch. I didn’t knit bobbles in this round.

Round 23: p2tog, k6, p2tog, p2tog, k18, p2tog, p2tog, k6, p2tog, p2tog, k18, p2tog.

last rounds of the baby raglan sweter pattern

Rounds 24-28: rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2*. Bind off. 

Sew underarms and weave in ends.

fine-tuning the look of raglan sweater for babies

finished seamless bottom-up raglan sweaters for baby

Here you go, knit sweater is done! Enjoy your lovely work based on the free knitting pattern of raglan sweater from Crazy Hands Knitting.

Saluto,

Ann