Mini Tiny Sweater Knitting Pattern

Mini Tiny Sweater Knitting Pattern

Who else has an obsession with making novelty items? I love these mini sweaters so much, I have been knitting them non stop for the holidays. They’re such a perfect and unique holiday gift idea, and perfect to display on any Christmas tree or just around the house. They are easily personalised to make it a little extra special.




If you have worked any top down raglan, it’s the same thing, but much faster! The pattern is worked from top down, beginning at the tiny neck and increasing stitches along the raglans to work the sleeves and back/front. The sleeves are picked up and worked in the round, with a duplicate stitch used to finish your sweet tiny sweater!

What you'll need

Suggested Yarn

DK weight yarn.

Yarn used in sample Semco Stallion 8 Ply Yarn in Red, White and Green.

You will only need one skein of each as you can make quite a few and mix and match the colours up.

Other Yarn Suggestions

I used a simple acrylic yarn for this pattern which is perfect and easy to knit with and wash with. Some yarn suggestions are below:

Hobbii Yarns


Suggested Needles
  • 3.5 mm [US 4] double pointed needles, 6 inch, for the neck, hem and cuffs.
  • 4 mm [US 6] double pointed needles 6 inch, for the body and sleeves.

  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers 
  • Scissors 
  • Scrap Yarn

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Washing & Blocking

Blocking Needles


This pattern comes in one size.

Lying flat the sweater measures approximately:
  • 3.5 inches / 9 cm, measuring across from underarm to underarm.
  • 3.75 inches / 9.5 cm from mid neck to the bottom of the hem.
  • 1.75 inches / 4.5 cm for the sleeve, measuring from the underarm to the cuff.


Gauge is not overly important for this pattern, however an estimate of the gauge is:

6 stitches x 8 rows = 1 inch / 2.5 cm on 4mm needles.




This pattern is an original pattern by Friday Knits. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute.

Please Note: This pattern has not been tested. To keep the pattern free, I am sharing it as a blog post so that I can update it as I receive feedback. If you have any feedback or questions, please contact me or direct message me on instagram @friday.knits

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Abbreviations and Techniques
DPN’s Double pointed needles
BOR Beginning of Round
M1R: make a right leaning increase knit-wise; pick up the bar between stitches from back to front, knit through the front loop.
M1L: make a left leaning increase knit-wise; pick up the bar between stitches from front to back, knit through the back loop.



If you are working your sweater the same as the sample, your neck/hem and cuffs will be Colour A and Body/sleeves will be Colour B, and the duplicate stitching will be Colour C.



(Video Chapter 03:30)
With one of your 3.5mm [US 4] DPNs, cast on 31 stitches using Colour A and a long tail cast on (or any cast on of your choice).
Turn your needle and slip the end 3 stitches off the needle. You will have a loop at the end. You now have 28 stitches remaining on the needle.
Now distribute your stitches among 4 DPNs as follows: first needle 6 stitches, second needle 8 stitches, third needle 6 stitches, fourth needle 8 stitches. Place a marker and join in the round, making sure to now twist your stitches. This is your BOR marker.
Round 1-4: *k1, p1*, repeat from * to * around.


Now switch to your 4mm [US 6] DPNs and Colour B.
Round 5: knit all stitches around.
Round 6: *knit 1, M1L, knit across the first needle until one stitch remains, M1R, knit 1*, repeat from * to * until you’ve worked all four needles. You will be at the beginning of round.
Repeat Rounds 5 and 6 until you have the following stitches: first needle 14 stitches, second needle 16 stitches, third needle 14 stitches, fourth needle 16 stitches. (60 stitches total)



Divide the body and sleeve stitches by placing the sleeves on hold as follows:
Place the stitches on the first needle (14 stitches) and the third needle (14 stitches) on hold using scrap yarn or stitch holders. These are the sleeve stitches which will be picked up and worked later. 



(Video Chapter 12:30)
Now join the stitches remaining on the second needle and the fourth needle by casting on stitches for the underarm and joining. You won’t need to distribute the stitches evenly on your needles.
Begin as follows:
Joining round: Cast on 3 stitches using the backward loop method, join and knit the 16 stitches across your needle, cast on 3 stitches, join and knit the remaining 16 stitches across your needle, place a marker, this will be your BOR marker. (38 stitches)
Rounds 2-10: Knit all stitches every round.



Switch to your 3.5mm [US 4] DPN’s and Colour A, and work 1x1 rib in the round.
Rounds 1-4: *k1, p1*, repeat from * to * around.
Bind off using a tubular bind off, or any bind off of choice. Cut yarn.


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(Video Chapter 22:45)
With your 4mm [US 6] DPNs and Colour B, begin working the sleeves as follows. Use this pattern for the right and left sleeve.
Round 1: Transfer the 14 stitches from the holder onto your needles, pick up 3-5 stitches across the cast on edge at the underarm, place a marker. This is your BOR marker.
Rounds 2-10: Knit all stitches every round.
Switch to your 3.5mm [US 4] DPN’s and Colour A, and work 1x1 rib in the round.
Rounds 1-4: *k1, p1*, repeat from * to * around.
Bind off using a tubular bind off, or any bind off of choice. Cut yarn.



(Video Chapter 29:17)
With Colour C and a yarn needle, work the duplicate stitch in with any design you prefer. I used letters on mine from ( the pattern linked is for a stocking but scroll down to the images and there is a chart of each letter). Please note I am not affiliated with Life is Cozy, but please do check out her wonderful patterns!


FINISHING Weave in any ends and make sure to block to even out the stitches.


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