When you’re first learning how to crochet, crochet cardigan patterns can feel a little intimidating. I remember I could stitch up a million hats and even work on gloves. But the idea of making my own cardigan seemed far-fetched and completely overwhelmed.
But I realized that the only way to get past this was to work through it. And when I made my first cardigan, I realized it was just like any other project. There were steps I had questions about and parts that I worked up no problem.
Crochet for beginners doesn’t have to consist of just blankets and hats. You can make a cardigan too. That’s what’s so great about them. They’re exciting enough for advanced crocheters and easy enough for beginners.
They’re universal, which is why I’ve collected 16 stunning crochet cardigans for you. In this list, you’ll find a style for everyone (and hopefully, at least one pattern you’ll take a chance on!)
The Marley Cardi-A Long & Chunky Cardigan Sweater
This sweater is chunky (yet flowy), cozy and pairs great with leggings. Designed to hang by the sides of your body, and not necessarily to close all the way down. It's the sweetest little cardigan sweater you ever did see. And wear. And make.
The Everyday Crochet Cardigan
If you’ve been looking for your go-to simple, easy-to-crochet cardigan – the Everyday Crochet Cardigan is for you! It’s really beginner-friendly, construction is a piece of cake, and you’ll be warm and cozy in no time at all.
Cascading Kimono Cardigan
Made with Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn this cascading crochet kimono cardigan is easy, breezy, flowy, and a lot of fun to crochet. As with most of my projects and patterns, this has a super simple construction but the look is flattering and relaxed.
Via Mama In A Stitch
Cute Flare Sleeve Crochet Cardigan
The Cute Flare Sleeve Cardigan is so bright and colorful, you’ll have friends asking where you got it. The good news is, it’s easy enough to make that you can crochet one up for all of your friends.
Caron Crochet Chill Time Adult's Cardigan
The Caron simply soft tweeds gives this project a natural tweed look that wears great over any pair of jeans. The beautiful drape just says comfort, and with its lovely texture, and “pair with anything” versatility, you can make one for anyone you know.
Crochet Slouchy Stripe Cardigan
This cardigan is the epitome of comfort. It’s warm without being hot, it’s got enough detail to keep it interesting without being over the top, and it’s slouchy and oversized enough to feel like you’re wrapped in a blanket. It really is that staple cardigan you want in your wardrobe in every color.
When it gets hot outside, we don’t put our crochet needles down. We pick warm weather patterns up. This is the kind of fringe cardigan crochet pattern you’re looking for. Made with Cascade Ultra Pima yarn, it’s light and cool, not to mention ultra-stylish.
The Campfire Cardigan
The campfire cardigan is a stable you could find in your closet. If you love wearing cardigans, long, short, high-low, you name it. Cardigans have the power to make your outfit feel however you want.
Via Hooked On Tilly
Belted Kimono Cardigan
You can belt up this kimono and stay warm and cozy during the colder months. Or you can let it loose for a lightweight wrap on a summer night. Once you see how flattering this Belted Cardigan is, you’ll never want to take it off. It will easily become your go-to piece.
As the weather starts to warm up, you can find it nice to be able to throw on something lighter than your heavy-duty down-feather jacket. Something that you can easily layer with scarves and shirts but can still keep you warm. This cardigan is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Via Amanda Luisa Designs
Hygge Homebody Crochet Cardigan
You can wear this cardigan in the morning and evening, when the weather is cooler. The construction of this crochet cardigan is simple. You crochet up a few rectangles, just like you would work a blanket.
Bust out some grandpa style in this beauty! The classic shawl collar is the perfect complement to this boxy silhouette and the toggle button adds even more timeless charm.
Via Two Of Wands
Super Chunky Hexagon Cardigan
If you've never crocheted a “hexagon cardigan” before, you are in for a treat. This might just be my new favorite way to crochet cardigans! Two hexagons, crocheted just like a 6-sided granny square form both the body and sleeves of this cardigan at the same time.
Via The Snugglery
Sage Stitch Long Cardigan
The subtle shimmer of this brushed yarn allows this modern cardigan to move comfortably from day to evening. Easy to crochet in an interesting sage stitch, it’s a very wearable addition to your wardrobe.
Via Crochet Kingdom
The Underdog Cardigan
This cardigan uses a simple timeless stitch pattern and then throws in some extra personality with its bulb sleeves and phone-sized pockets. This is one of those cardigans that go with anything and will quickly become a wardrobe favorite.
Via Dora Does
Summer Diamonds Kimono Cardigan
The finished cardigan drapes beautifully and has a nice solid weight to it, yet still feels so light and cool. It's perfect for chilly offices and balmy summer evenings.
Via One Dog Woof
This list has oversized chunky cardigans and also more fitted styles. There are easy patterns and more advanced. This list has something for everyone. Cardigans are beautiful and fun projects to work on. And I hope with this list, you’ll learn some new skills and maybe even make your first garment!