Sweater pattern ideas for baby boys include cardigans, pullovers, hoodies and sweater vests. Some sweater designs are stripes, sailboats and teddy bears. Knitting and crocheting patterns are available.
Baby cardigan sweaters have buttons down the front. Cardigan collars may be crew neck, cowl neck or lapel style. BlackSquirrel.com has a newborn cardigan knit sweater pattern with a rolled collar. It is worked entirely in a twisted stockinette stitch using two sets of U.S. size 4 circular knitting needles and a yarn finishing needle. The sweater is in fingering weight merino yarn and has three vintage-style buttons.
Red Heart's beginner-level baby pullover sweater pattern has a wide neck to fit easily over a baby's head. The crew neck collar and sleeve ends are rolled. The pattern comes in sizes to fit babies at 12, 18 and 24 months of age. It uses two to four skeins of yarn, two single-point 10-inch straight knitting needles, one 16-inch circular knitting needle, a stitch holder and stitch markers.
JoAnn.com's hoodie pattern for advanced crocheters features piping in a contrasting color. It uses one to two skeins of yarn, split-ring stitch markers, a crochet hook in U.S. H 8 and a tapestry needle. Crocheting begins as a one-piece square yoke from neck to underarm, then stitching each body and sleeve and working the hood upward from the sweater neck.