I’m happy to share a little early Christmas gift with all of you who celebrate Christmas. Santa Baby and Santa’s Little helper are sweet little cardigans for the upcoming holiday– I’m releasing these patterns now so that you’ll have time to make them for next month. They are both super easy baby sweater patterns to make, with very minimal seaming/finish work so you can get them done quickly. And! They’re free Who doesn’t love free baby sweater patterns? All I’m asking is that you consider signing up for my newsletter–this is absolutely not required, I would just appreciate it if you did. I only send one or two e-mails out each month, and they contain some sneak peaks of things to come, special discount offers, and overviews of new patterns. Basically like a less frequent blog subscription, with all the best highlights, and bonus discounts on patterns and supplies.
With that said, let’s talk about these cute little Christmas cardigans! Santa Baby is just about what it sounds like, a Santa-inspired cardigan sweater pattern for baby that isn’t overly cheesy, which you can knit up for all of those sweet holiday pictures.
Santa’s little helper is the crochet version, and it features a nifty little peter pan collar and striped sleeves for your little Christmas elf.
I wanted to make the patterns similar but not exactly alike–of course you could switch the colors, stripe or not stripe the sleeves, and have a crocheted santa or knit elf very easily, but each sweater has it’s own cute little features that work best with their respective craft.
I made these sweaters using Cascade 220 Superwash, and I recommend this yarn for you as well. I’ve used Cascade for a number of projects on this blog so far because it is pretty dang awesome for baby sweaters. Machine washable in about a million colors and available in almost every local yarn store. I decided that since I was using quite a bit of Cascade anyway, I should probably ask them if they’d be interested in sponsoring a few projects. I was so excited when they said yes! (Which means yes, I got this yarn in exchange for talking about them, but I approached them specifically because I already thought their yarn was pretty great, so I feel absolutely no shame in promoting them :)) You have probably already used this yarn before. If you haven’t, you are definitely missing out! Hopefully you have an LYS nearby that you can pick some up from, but if not one place you might consider ordering it from is MY local yarn store–Apple Yarns.
I’ll be posting at least one more holiday-esque (though not Christmas specific) sweater pattern next week, and then potentially a few after that, but I wanted to try to get them all out before it’s just too late to get them done on time. Here’s to some Happy Holiday Knits! (and crochets!)