60+ Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns: Modern And Cozy

Are you looking for warm and cozy crochet cardigan patterns that you can wear any time? They are the perfect piece for the transition from autumn to winter weather! 

These stylish crochet cardigans will keep you looking chic and keep you comfortable. They are perfect wardrobe basics that will match just about anything. 

Crocheting a cardigan may seem a little intimidating at first but after a few attempts, you'll find it effortless. We've picked out our top 60+ Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns to help get you started.

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Why Make a Crochet Cardigan Pattern?

Making a crochet cardigan can seem pretty intimidating, but let me tell you, it’s way easier than you think. Like any other crochet garments, crochet cardigans also use basic stitches and often simple shapes like rectangles.

Whatever level of skills you have, these crochet cardigan patterns will give you a fun challenge and leave you with something you’ll love to wear. 

Because cardigans tend to be boxy, they may be more forgiving in terms of choosing the correct size, so they’re also great to make for gifts.  

Types of Crochet Cardigan Construction

If you are wondering how to make an easy crocheted cardigan, there are many different ways to construct your next – or maybe first – crochet cardigan. Basic stitches like single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and so on can be used, just like any other projects you have done before. 

We’ve listed 4 basic cardigan construction techniques for you. These techniques are very easy, even beginner crocheters can follow along. 

Let’s start!

3 Rectangles Plus Sleeves Added

When I started crocheting, my pastime was to watch crochet tutorials on YouTube. Most of the sweater or cardigan tutorials I see use this simple construction method. Three rectangles are crocheted separately (front and back) and then seamed together to form a vest. 

Then you add the sleeves in whatever way the pattern suggests. One of the most common ways to attach the sleeve is to crochet from the armhole down until you reach the desired sleeve length. Another way to make sleeves is to crochet separate rectangles and then sew them into the armhole. 

Tip: when attaching sleeves to the body of a cardigan, work with the wrong side out so that yout seam won’t be visible on the outside of the garment. 

2 Rectangles Plus Sleeves Added (or Left Off)

Another easy crochet cardigan construction technique is two rectangles sewn together. The fun part of this technique is that you have the option to have sleeves or not. 

To make this effortless cardigan, you just need to crochet two long simple rectangles. Then fold the rectangles in the middle for the shoulder, and only sew one side of the rectangle from the bottom all the way to the top, leaving room for the armhole. 

Once you’ve finished the other rectangle, you can join the two in the center with a back seam. With the right sides together, work through both of the layers and join them with a slip stitch (Sl st). 

To finish the cardigan, you can add sleeves if you want to keep your arms warm or you can just simply leave it as it is. You can see this construction in action in the Two-Rectangle Cardigan from Yarnspirations.

1 Rectangle Plus Sleeves Added

If you think crocheting a cardigan with just one rectangle is impossible, then you are completely wrong. You can definitely do it. In fact, I can say that this is the simplest way to make a cardigan. Yes, you heard me right! SIMPLEST! 

There are two ways for you to make a rectangle cardigan. 

If you despise having to seam the pieces up of your project, then this technique is the one for you. First, you crochet the main body sideways, leaving slits for the armholes. Then, attach the sleeves directly to the main body. Check out this pattern from Crochet Dreamz to see how it’s done.

The other method involves crocheting one simple rectangle. Lay the rectangle flat with the wrong side facing up, then fold the lower corner and the upper corner right side to the center so they are touching each other. Do the same on the other side. Then seam the folded corner together leaving room for the armholes. After that, you may then work with the sleeves. 

If you prefer to have a longer cardigan, then you can add more rows at the bottom of the sweater. Make and Do Crew has a great tutorial for this type of cardigan.

1 Base Shape Plus Sleeves Added

If you think you know all the techniques of how to make a crochet sweater, then you missed this one. One base shape construction technique is basically crocheting a large rectangle that will serve as a lower fronts and back of the cardigan (which is basically the “base”). 

The upper parts of the cardigan are worked directly onto the base: two small rectangles on each side of the base for the front upper part and one bigger rectangle at the center of the base for the upper back part. Then seam the sections together and add your sleeves. See this concept in action in the Home Town Cardi from Meghan Makes Do.

How to Correctly Measure and Size a Crochet Cardigan

Getting the right measurements and sizing for your crochet cardigan can make and break your project. This is a vital part when making your own design and is important when working from a pattern, too, so you can select the correct size to stitch. But no need for you to fret, we got you covered. 

Let’s learn how to properly measure for a cardigan.

How to Measure

The quickest way for you to get the perfect size of your cardigan is to get the measurement of your favorite sweater or cardigan from your wardrobe. You’ll never go wrong with this technique, especially if you’re just starting your first crochet cardigan. 

Generally, getting the measurements for your cardigan is pretty simple. The Craft Yarn Council has great resources to show you where and how to measure sweaters and other garments, standard measurements used in patterns, how much ease is typically worked into garments and so much more. 

For the sizing, you just need to get the measurements of the following: chest or bust (around the fullest part), center back neck-to-cuff (base of the neck to wrist), back waist length (base of neck to natural waist), cross back (shoulder to shoulder), arm length (armpit to wrist), upper arm (circumference at widest part), armhole depth (top, outside edge of the shoulder to armpit, waist (at point where it is narrowest) and lastly, the widest point of the hips if your sweater is that long. 

What Kind of Fit Do You Want?   

One of the most important things to consider when making or designing your own crochet cardigan is the fit, whether you want it loose or snugged, oversized, and how long or short you want it to be.

The size of a cardigan or a pullover is typically based on the actual chest or bust measurement with ease added in. A classic fit is actually 2-4 inches wider than the actual body measurements, for example, and oversized cardigans can be 6-10 inches or more larger than the chest measurement of the wearer. 

How to Calculate Yardage For A Finished Cardigan

If you are trying to determine how much yarn you used for a cardigan you’ve already crocheted, you can estimate based on how many skeins you used, or you can be more accurate by weighing your project. 

For example, let’s say your crochet sweater/cardigan is about 230g. Check the yarn label for the weight in grams or ounces, and the length in yards or meters. Let’s say you used 100 gram balls with 300 meters of yarn. 

Multiply the weight of your finished project and the length of the skein. Then, divide the product by the weight of the skein. (230g x 300m / 100g). The resulting number is 690m, which is the exact yardage of your project. 

That’s it. No sweat, right? 

If you’re trying to estimate how much yarn you need to crochet a cardigan, that can really vary depending on the style of the cardigan (cropped versus long, fitted versus oversized), the stitch pattern used and the size of the garment. 

Luckily crochet patterns give us a yardage estimate so we can make an educated guess as to how much yarn we need to stitch that particular project in the size we need (it’s always a good idea to buy a little extra yarn just in case). 

If you’re designing a project and want to estimate how much yarn you will need, you can search online for similar projects using the same weight of yarn to give you a good idea how much yarn you might need for your project. 

If you want to be really scientific about it, you can crochet a swatch with the yarn you want to use, using the hook size and stitch you want to use, measure the number of stitches and rows in that swatch, then determine the yardage for the swatch as above or unravel the swatch and measure the yarn. 

Then you can determine how much yarn you need for x number of stitches and roughly how many stitches will be in your project. Multiply the number of stitches by the amount of yarn per stitch and you’ll have a pretty good guess and how much yarn you’ll need for your project.  

Supplies Needed to Crochet a Cardigan

Choosing the Perfect Yarn to Crochet a Cardigan

Selecting the perfect yarn for your cardigan can feel overwhelming. But to make it less stressful, I believe that the most important thing to consider when deciding what yarn to buy is why you want to make that particular cardigan and when it is going to be worn. 

The weight of the yarn serves as a great factor in your decision-making. If you want to wear the cardigan in winter or fall, then it’s best to use a medium to super-bulky yarn to give you warmth during this cold season. 

And if you’re planning to wear it in summer or spring, then the perfect yarn for your cardigan is either fingering, sport, or DK yarn. 

Of course, if you are working from a free crochet cardigan pattern it will tell you what kind of yarn (both weight and brand/type) they used. You can choose to use the exact same yarn if it’s available, or you can pick something else you like in that weight category. 

Still need help choosing the best yarn for your project? Here are a few of our favorites in different weight categories. 

1. Superfine/fingering

2. Fine 

3. Light/DK

4. Medium/Worsted

5. Bulky

6. Super Bulky

How Many Skeins of Yarn Do You Need to Crochet a Cardigan? 

As mentioned above, there are several factors to consider when knowing how many skeins of yarn you’ll need to crochet a cardigan. First thing you’ll need to identify who’ll wear the cardigan and the size you will need to stitch. This plays a big role in how it determines the number of skeins of yarn you’ll need. If the cardigan is for a baby, then you’ll need less yarn or if it's for an adult, then you need more yarn. 

Yarn choice also plays a role in how much yarn you need. The heavier the weight of yarn you choose, the less yarn you will need in general. 

Another thing to consider is the design of the cardigan. The type of stitches you use also have an impact on the amount of yarn needed. 

If you’re buying yarn without a particular pattern in mind, you’ll probably need somewhere between 1,000 and 3,500 yards of yarn, depending on all of the above considerations. 

Crochet Hooks for Crocheting a Cardigan

Selecting crochet hooks to make a cardigan is as easy as pie. If you’re working from a pattern, it will tell you what size crochet hook to use. If you’re designing a sweater yourself or the pattern doesn’t say, check the yarn label of the yarn you want to use for a suggestion.

If you are making one of the Tunisian crochet cardigan patterns linked below, you’ll need a special Tunisian crochet hook, which is like a regular hook but either extra long or with a cable attached to hold extra stitches. 

Want to learn more about Tunisian crochet? Check out our Tunisian crochet workshop, where you can learn basic stitches, get practice patterns and more. 

Notions and Tools Needed

Aside from the crochet hooks and yarns that you'll be using, here are some of the items that will be needed for your cardigan project. 

  • A darning needle is necessary to weave the yarn tails upon finishing your work.  
  • Stitch markers aren’t essential unless you are working in the round, but they come in very handy when it comes to keeping track of your rows or marking the ends of rows. 
  • A good sharp pair of scissors is essential for cutting your yarn. 
  • A tape measure will help you measure your cardigan as you go and make sure it's the right size. 
  • If you’re making a crochet patchwork cardigan or a granny square cardigan in particular, a blocking board is helpful to pin out your squares to ensure they are all the same size. Blocking other kinds of cardigans is great, too, to smooth out the stitches and give your project a finished look. 

Best Stitches For A Crochet Cardigan

Have you ever wondered what stitches to use for your crochet cardigan design? Of course, you can use any stitch you like or that the pattern you want to use calls for, but here are some great crochet stitches to try in a cardigan.

You may want to check out our Ultimate Crochet Stitches Library. This is a collection of 45 different crochet stitch patterns you can use for sweaters, blankets, or anything else you want to stitch.

Double Crochet Stitch 

One of the basic stitches, double crochet stitch or dc is one of the quickest and I can say the most used stitches in crochet. A row of dc is not too dense, unlike the single crochet, so it's perfect for crochet wearables, especially crochet cardigans, sweaters, or cardigan hoodies. It’s also pretty fast to stitch.

To learn more about how to make a double crochet, check out the post here.

Double Crochet Stitch

Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half double crochet stitch or hdc, is one of the most underrated basic crochet stitches. For some reason, it's not used as much as the other stitches. However, personally, this stitch is one of my favorites. It is a little less dense than single crochet but it feels like it works up faster, and it has a distinctive look.

Learn how to half double crochet.

Half Double Crochet Stitch

Granny Stitch

Granny stitch is a fun and easy stitch that makes a nice lacy look to your crochet cardigan. It’s basically the flat version of the stitch used to make granny squares, thus the name. 

This stitch is a combination of two basic stitches, double crochet and chain stitch. 

Crochet Granny Stitch

Ribbed Stitch 

Adding ribbed stitch to the edges of your cardigan gives it a nice, finished look and prevents curling at the edges. There are several different ways to do ribbing but it’s commonly worked by alternating stitches worked in the front loop or back loop only to create ridges.

Crochet Ribbed Stitch

Tips for Crocheting Cardigans

Read Through the Entire Pattern Before Starting Your Cardigan

When you find a pattern that you want to follow for your cardigan, the best thing to do is to read through the entire pattern FIRST before starting. 

One of the mistakes crocheters sometimes make is that they start right away with the project without even knowing what are the steps/techniques involved or what stitches used. If you are a beginner crocheter, make sure to familiarize the abbreviations used in the pattern. 

Always read the pattern to make sure you have all the tools and supplies you need, that you understand the instructions and that you’re aware if there are instructions that have you doing more than one thing at once (such as increasing and continuing a stripe or stitch pattern). 

If you need any help with the basics or you aren’t sure what the pattern is asking you to do, our Crochet Fundamentals workshop is a great reference. It covers everything from choosing your yarn to how to hold a hook, basic stitches, finishing techniques and much more. 

Check Your Gauge Before You Start Crocheting Your Cardigan

Frogging (or needing to rip out your work) is the worst thing that can happen when you're working on your project. So, it is very important to make and measure a gauge swatch before you get started to ensure your project will come out the right size.

To make your crochet gauge, make a sample at least 4 inches square using the yarn and stitch pattern called for in the pattern. If you are getting the same number of stitches as the pattern suggests, you’re ready to start work on your cardigan. 

If, however, you aren’t getting the same number of stitches, you’ll need to change your hook size and try again. If you’re getting more stitches than the pattern suggests, you need a bigger hook. If you’re getting too few stitches, try again with a smaller hook. 

Getting your gauge to agree with that of the pattern is essential to having your cardigan fit properly, so take the time to do it right. 

Measure Your Crochet Cardigan As You Go

As you go with your cardigan project, it is crucial to measure your work. You want to make sure you’re staying on gauge and that you’re knitting your pieces to the correct length. 

If your cardigan is worked in several pieces, using stitch markers to mark every tenth row or so will make it easier to count how many rows are in each piece to ensure they are all the same length when you go to stitch them together. 

Modify Your Crochet Cardigan For a Perfect Fit

The best thing about making your own crochet cardigan is that you can change the design if you want so that it fits your own shape and style. 

You can easily modify a crochet pattern to make the cardigan longer or shorter, or to make the sleeves long or short, or eliminate them altogether. 

You can also change the width of your cardigan pieces if you like to get a better fit, or to add waist shaping. Just make sure that the number of stitches you have works for the stitch pattern you are using. 

Best Way to Seam the Sleeves on a Cardigan for a Professional Look

There’s nothing that ruins the look of a crocheted cardigan more than sloppy finishing. I know you want to get to wearing your project as fast as possible, but taking the time to finish your projects well will make them that much nicer to wear. 

Before you sew any of your pieces together, you should block them (wash and pin out to the correct size/shape) first but do not weave in ends. Those long tails are helpful for sewing.

To sew the side seams of your crochet cardigan, it’s a great idea to single crochet the pieces together from the wrong side. This is a really secure seam that is quick and easy to do. 

It is somewhat bulky, though, so it might not be the best choice for sewing sleeves to your cardigan. To do that, align your two pieces so that the right sides are together. Use your yarn tail or another piece of yarn to work through the loops at the edge of the garment, making sure to stitch one loop from the front piece and one from the back together. 

Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Beginners

Ready to make your very first crochet cardigan? You've come to the right place. We listed a few great cardigan patterns for beginners. You'll surely find an easy and simple perfect cardigan for you. 




Easy Beginner Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Easy Beginner Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Jewels and Jones
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Comfy Fingering

This oversized cozy cover-up is so easy to crochet and to wear. Made with 5 rectangles and just one stitch (which is double crochet) this is sure to become your new favorite weekend sweater.




Nearly Seamless Crochet Cardigan
Nearly Seamless Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Hooked Hazel/Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

An almost seamless crochet cardigan means you get to spend a lot more time on the fun part and less time on the less-fun aspects of crocheting garments. The shoulder seams are all you’ll need to sew on this pretty textured cardigan that’s sized up to 5XL.




Briar Pocket Cardigan
Briar Pocket Cardigan

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Heartland

This is a very simple crochet cardigan that you’ll surely love. This cardigan not only keeps your body warm but also keeps your hands toasty because of its roomy pockets. Who doesn’t love pockets? Right?




7-Hour Beginner Crochet Cardigan Pattern
7-Hour Beginner Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Need a new cardigan for an event? Look no further than this free beginner crochet cardigan pattern made from a rectangle that’s folded and seamed. With just a few hours you’ll be able to make your new coverup for an upcoming event.




Everyday Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Everyday Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Medium
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

A go-to crochet cardigan that you can wear every day. This one features the half double crochet stitch, the unsung hero of quick crocheted cardigans.




Touch of Merino Cardigan
Touch of Merino Cardigan 

Designer: Wilmade
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

This very simple cardigan with a beginner-friendly pattern is available in all sizes. With just double crochet stitches and chains in use, you’ll be surprised by the simplicity of the project and how fast it stitches up, even with lighter weight yarn.




The Pembroke Cocoon Crochet Cardigan
The Pembroke Cocoon Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Meghan Makes Do
Yarn weight: (4) Medium
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch and Jeans Yarn

This fun stash-busting rectangle cardigan uses five colors of yarn, which automatically makes it look more complicated than it is. You’re sure to enjoy this fun, easy, and cozy project.




Delaney Velvet Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Delaney Velvet Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Lakeside Loops
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Velvet Plus

A simple-to-construct cardigan will look beautiful layered over any jeans, loungewear, or leggings. This luxe velvet crochet cardigan will certainly be your new favorite, and it stitches up quickly thanks to super bulky yarn. 




Mandi Crochet Cardigan
Mandi Crochet Cardigan

Designer: HookedHazel
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarn Anti-Pilling Everyday

This very easy cardigan pattern uses mostly double crochet and chain stitches with minimal shaping and a small amount of seaming. This is for sure an ideal pattern for beginners and great for summer.




Easy Lacy Spring Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Easy Lacy Spring Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: MJs off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Wecrochet Cotlin

This uniquely designed crochet cardigan only worked in 2 pieces. Would you believe that? Yes, this lacy cardigan works surprisingly quickly and has such a distinctive look.




Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Jeans

If you’re looking for the ideal cozy cardigan for lounging, this pattern is absolutely the one you’ll need. The very cute yet simple details of this cardigan are just – everything.




Laurentian Cardi Free Crochet Pattern
Laurentian Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Lulo Stitch Co.
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Astra

Want an oversized crochet cardigan to throw on over your favorite tee? Then this is the right cardi for you. The versatility of this cardigan surely fits all your outfits, and because it’s worked with light weight yarn, you can wear it all year long.




Working Girl Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Working Girl Cardigan

Designer: Blue Star Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Plymouth Yarn Cleo

Here's a beautiful open front and simple shaped cardigan for you that you can wear to work. This uses the base construction technique which makes it quick and easy to crochet. 




Crochet Slouchy Stripe Cardigan Pattern
Crochet Slouchy Stripe Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Lazy Days

This oversized crochet cardigan pattern is the epitome of comfort. It gives you warmth without being too hot. The stripes elevate the look without making it any more difficult to stitch. 




Vail Topper Easy Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Vail Topper Easy Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

This cozy, comfy topper is the perfect piece for the year’s transitional seasons. The stitches used are simple and yet so pretty. The fit of this cardigan is undoubtedly flattering on anyone.




Crochet Sweater Patterns for Intermediate or Advanced Crocheters

Are you hunting for a lovely yet a little more challenging cardigan pattern to get your mind and hands busy? We’ve got some patterns for you that will stretch your skills but still be fun to crochet. 

Get excited and let's start!




Harvest Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Harvest Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Yarn and Chai
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep

This pretty cardigan uses a fun stitch pattern that combines single and half double crochets. It also features invisible pockets, which is a fun technique to learn that you can add to any cardigan you crochet in the future.




Tulip Square Cardi Crochet Pattern
Tulip Square Cardi

Designer: Wilmade
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Heartland

Here's a pattern that will challenge your crochet skills. This cardigan is made out of squares and triangles that are slip stitched together. This granny square cardigan is available in sizes XS to XL.




Cables Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Cables Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet with Carrie
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Darn Good Yarn 100% Cotton

Created with 5 separate panels, this gorgeous cardigan is just the right cover-up for the cold season. The cables add extra interest and skill but they aren’t too difficult to crochet.




Eva Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Eva Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Lakeside Loops
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

A perfect lightweight cardigan for spring and summer. The ribbed trim, airy design, striking diamond motifs and drapey sleeves are perfect to pair with your favorite jeans and top.




Rosal Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Rosal Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Filipa Carneiro/Ravelry
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Here's another crochet cardigan that's for sure to become essential in your summer wardrobe. This cardi is worked sideways, which makes the stitching a little more interesting, and the openwork motifs are quick to stitch once you get the hang of them.




Beverly Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Beverly Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Life and Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Heartland

Bobbles and a triangular design at the back make this cardigan striking but it’s so comfy you’ll want to wear it all the time as your around the house sweater! Lots of fun skills to try in this one.




Diamond Clusters Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Diamond Clusters Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: 1 Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

Throw on this 3-season staple cardigan for cookouts or summer evenings. The cardigan is made flat in 2 pieces and completed with 2 simple seams.




Rosewood Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Rosewood Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: All About Ami
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

This is a relaxed, long, and slouchy cardigan that you can wear every single day. It’s made with lightweight cotton blend yarn that is easy to work with and drapes beautifully.




Tulip Lace Cardi Crochet
Tulip Lace Cardi

Designer: Premier Yarns/Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Bloom DK

Intermediate or advanced crocheters surely enjoy this beautiful lacy cardigan pattern. This top is worked in one piece and the sleeves are worked separately onto the body.




Esma Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Esma Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Lakeside Loops
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Thrown on this trendy open cardigan with a boxy bohemian vibe that is a perfect addition to your favorite summer outfit. The pattern has available kid sizes, too, so you can do a matchy outfit with your mini-me. 




Easy Wear Crochet Cardigan
Easy Wear Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar ’n Cream

If you are looking for a good free pattern for your first-ever cardigan, then this is the perfect one for you. The boxy shape and ribbed banding around the bottom and neckline give a classic silhouette. 




Mallory Cardi Free Crochet Pattern
Mallory Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Meghan Makes Do
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Summer Nights

Get excited for cooler weather with this dazzling color fade cardigan. With just simple stitches and an autumn color palette, you'll be happy to prep for changing temperatures and be the coziest at every fall football game!




Crochet Chunky Sweater Patterns 

Got some chunky yarns that you don't know where to use? Here are some of our favorite chunky cardigan patterns that we're sure you'll love and enjoy. Get your hooks and bulky yarn and let’s dive into these gorgeous patterns. 




Fur Collar Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Fur Collar Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux and Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Here's an oversized crochet cardigan pattern constructed with a simple rectangle with a faux fur collar and a delicate rope accent. This super fun pattern will surely make you forget about the time while you’re stitching away. 




Chunky V-Neck Button Cardigan
Chunky V-Neck Button Cardigan

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Biggo

Chunky, cozy, and textured, what else are you going to look for in a cardigan? This one-piece cardigan is exactly what you'll need for a movie night or a day of running errands! 




Oversized Chunky Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue and Me

This crochet cardigan is absolutely a fantastic beginner sweater pattern because there is no shaping, increasing, or decreasing. In addition to the written pattern, you'll also find a video tutorial if you need extra help.




Kima Crochet Cardi Pattern
Kima Crochet Cardi Pattern

Designer: TLYC Blog
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue and Me

Long, chunky cardigans are a perfect alternative to wearing a coat when the seasons are starting to change. And it’s way cuter, too. This pattern will give you a comfy and cozy feel without being too heavy. 




Dreamcatcher Cardi Free Crochet Pattern
Dreamcatcher Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Ned and Mimi
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Sofie

This chunky crochet shrug has a gorgeous diamond motif on the back. This pattern is meant to be oversized and loose however, you can definitely go for a more classic look by easily going down a size if you don’t like as much ease.




Chunky Crochet Bomber Pattern
Chunky Crochet Bomber Pattern

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (6) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Here's a cozy, chunky, and quick classic crochet bomber jacket with hidden pockets. This is for sure a great addition to your winter wardrobe.




Tunisian Crochet Cardigan Patterns

Do you like the look of a knit cardigan but don't know how to knit? With these Tunisian crochet cardigan patterns, you'll be able to crochet your cardigan with a knit-like outcome. 

And if you don’t know how to do Tunisian crochet, we’ve got you covered. Our Tunisian crochet workshop teaches you all the basics and beyond so even if you’ve never used the technique before you’ll be on your way to stitching sweaters in no time. 




December Cardigan Tunisian Crochet Pattern
December Cardigan Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Planning to create a cute but cozy outfit for the holiday season? We got the right pattern for you. This Tunisian crochet cardi is perfect for office parties, family dinners, and happy hour with friends. 




The Best Tunisian Crochet Cardigan Pattern
The Best Tunisian Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Yarn Hook Needles
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

Thinking of making a Tunisian crochet project but you’ve got no experience? Then you are in luck. This Tunisian cardigan was designed with beginners in mind. A beautiful cardi that isn’t hard to make is that much more satisfying to wear.  




Tunisian Short Row Cardi
Tunisian Short Row Cardi

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

This a must-try Tunisian cardigan pattern for you. The edgings are so fun and are worked with front and back post crochet stitches for a ton of texture.




Mercantile Easy Tunisian Crochet Cardigan
Mercantile Easy Tunisian Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Ferris Wheel and Heartland

You’ll be impressed with this magical, reversible cardigan that will soon become your go-to sweater. This Tunisian crochet beginner pattern is sure to keep you wanting to explore Tunisian crochet. 




Tunisian Crochet Comfy Cocoon Shrug Pattern
Tunisian Crochet Comfy Cocoon Shrug Pattern

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist

Start your Tunisian crochet journey with this easy-peasy, comfy cocoon shrug. Cocoons are some of the EASIEST garments you can crochet because there’s no shaping. With the right yarn, you’ll be able to create the perfect drape.




Tunisian Crochet Blanket Sweater
Tunisian Crochet Blanket Sweater

Designer: Designs by Phanessa
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Dreamy Stripes

Want to make something that’s like a blanket and a cardigan at the same time? Who doesn’t want that? This blanket sweater is definitely the epitome of a perfect cozy cardigan. You’ll be surprised and just see yourself snug as a bug in a rug with this blanket sweater cardigan. 




Granny Square Cardigan Patterns

Granny square cardigans – and everything else! – are really popular right now, and while there’s more finishing involved because you’re working with individual squares, they’re great travel projects because you’re only working one square at a time.




Throwback Thursday Jacket Crochet Pattern
Throwback Thursday Jacket Crochet Pattern

Designer: I Like Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted

These incredibly satisfying granny squares work up very quickly, you won’t even notice the time. This one is an excellent cardi to throw on for chilly summer evenings.




Ariana Granny Square Crochet Cardigan
Ariana Granny Square Crochet Cardigan

Designer: Berroco
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Berroco Vintage

Love a fall-themed cardigan? This fun crochet pattern is definitely for you. The stylish look of the granny square makes this sweater a great piece for walks in the woods or an afternoon in the town. This free pattern is sized up to 3XL.




Revival Granny Square Cardigan
Revival Granny Square Cardigan

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

A retro classic cardigan with reimagined modern details? You’ll for sure love the seamless design and cozy feel of the hood made with granny squares.




Movie Night Cocoon Cardigan Pattern
Movie Night Cocoon Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Two Of Wands
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Slip into this shrug-style cardigan that comfortably drapes over your shoulders for that extra bit of warmth. This cardigan is made with lightweight cotton that is great for movie nights with loved ones. 




The Campfire Cardigan
The Campfire Cardigan

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Are you ready for a camp night outfit? This modern cardigan is constructed with two very simple granny hexagons that form the chest and shoulder of the sweater, with sizes available from small to xl.




Cozy Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Cozy Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hayhay Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

The colors of this granny cardi make it perfect for the fall holidays, but of course you can make it any colors you like to go with any holiday outfit or just for everyday wear in your favorite collection of colors.




Wildflower Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Wildflower Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Mama In A Stitch 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Truboo

Another boho-inspired cardigan that’s comfy and perfect for warm weather. You’ll surely have fun making this crochet cardigan because of the cute “flower” granny square design.




Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Have fun choosing 6 of your favorite colors and make this gorgeous granny square cardigan. Using basic stitches, the granny squares are for sure just right for beginner crocheters. This pattern is size inclusive and is available in sizes XS to 5XL




Arlo Granny Square Cardigan
Arlo Granny Square Cardigan

Designer: Mama in a Stitch 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Dress up with this airy, comfy, and cute cardigan. This long cardigan is made of a basic granny squares that are seamed together. It’s lovely in a solid color but would be lots of fun worked with a multicolored yarn, too!




Crochet Baby Cardigan Patterns

Are you looking for a baby cardigan for your cutie patootie?  If you’re a parent, grandparent, soon to be or just a friend of little ones, these patterns are just for you. The’re great for charity projects, too!

Get excited to finish one of these projects and let your favorite baby model your work.




Mila Sweater Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Mila Sweater Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Orchid Loop 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Jeans

Dress your little one in this very cute, lightweight mini sweater cardigan. The soft and light flowy peplum is perfect for your adorable little princess. This crochet pattern is available in sized from newborn to 3-4 years.




Single Crochet Sweater Cardigan Pattern
Single Crochet Sweater Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar ‘N Cream

Get excited to make this single crochet cardigan. Yes, you read it right. SINGLE CROCHET! This very easy crochet cardigan hoodie will be the go-to sweater for your little one. 




Chloe Crochet Pattern
Chloe Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Enjoy making this pretty princess crochet cardigan dress for your cutie patootie. This one-piece cardigan has an easy raglan design that makes it a very beginner-friendly pattern that you are sure to love. 




Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft

Make a matchy crochet cardigan for you and your baby. This pattern has all sizes from newborn to adult size cardi. You’ll definitely have fun making a few pieces as your babe grows up.




Bubbly Baby Cardigan Pattern
Bubbly Baby Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Knitting with Chopsticks
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Heatherly Sport

Want a soft cardigan with a great texture for your little one? This is a great choice, whether you make it in a bright color or something more subdued.




Baby Bear Crochet Hoodie Cardigan
Baby Bear Crochet Hoodie Cardigan

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Bunches of Hugs

This “unbearably” cute and cozy crochet bear hoodie is perfect for any occasion for your cutie pie. It would also make for a great baby shower or birthday gift that’s sure to garner all the oohs and aahs.




Huckleberry Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Huckleberry Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Get your little one cozy and warm with this elegant crochet cardigan. With just two pieces seamed together using basic stitches, you’ll be able to finish this adorable cardigan in no time.




Mini Moogly Sweater
Mini Moogly Sweater

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Feels like Heaven

This sweet sweater is a mashup of a couple of the author’s favorite classic baby sweater crochet patterns, and it’s sure to become a classic on its own. There’s lots of fun stuff happening here but it’s still a pretty quick and easy project.




Step-by-step Crochet Cardigan Pattern Video Tutorials

Are you having a hard time following the written patterns? Do you prefer to watch videos to read? Then these step-by-step video tutorials are perfect for you. 

Ready your headset, yarn, and hook, and let's start crocheting! 




Simple Crochet Cardigan Tutorial + Free Crochet Pattern
Simple Crochet Cardigan Tutorial + Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: LoveCrafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Want a simple project that uses repetitive stitches to get you going? This is the project for you. This very simple yet elegant cardigan will keep you warm when it’s cold outside (or inside, for that matter!) 




Quick and Easy Oversized Cardigan Pattern

Designer: Hey Carrie
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted Lite

This oversized crochet cardigan is worked with a few rows of half-double crochet and a row of bead stitches alternating. This is so easy to make that once you get the hang of it, you can lounge on your couch while making this airy design cardigan.




Summer Path Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Summer Path Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Evelyn and Peter Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Mako Cotton

Toss on this stylish Summer Path Cardigan before heading out on your next adventure! This fun design is worked from side to side for the sides and from the bottom up for the back piece. It has a 2-row repeat for easy stitching. The open stitches are perfect for a warm-weather piece.




Crochet Patchwork Cardigan
Crochet Patchwork Cardigan | Harry Styles cardigan inspired

Designer: Elviona Halim
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Be in style with this much easier version of the Harry Styles-inspired cardigan. This simple crochet video tutorial will show you just what to do. The multi-colored patchwork can be your next masterpiece.




Cabot Trail Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern
Cabot Trail Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Crochet Cotlin DK

This pretty, warm-weather cardigan uses a cluster lace stitch pattern, and the video tutorial is a big help here if you’re not familiar with this kind of technique. The length on this cardigan would make it great for the beach or anywhere else.




Mountain Ridge Men’s Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Mountain Ridge Men’s Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Berroco Vintage Chunky

Slip on the Mountain Ridge Men’s Crochet Cardigan on your stroll around the city instead of a coat. This is a quick crochet project because of the bulky weight yarn with the use of single crochet and extended single crochet. The crochet cardigan pattern includes men’s sizing from XS-5X, but of course anyone can wear it.




Waffle Stitch Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Waffle Stitch Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Sunkissed

Have you tried using waffle stitch for a crochet cardigan? If the answer is no, then this pattern is meant for you. With stylish pockets and a long flowy bottom, I’m sure you’ll love this as much as I do. 




Are You a Beginner Crochet Who Would Like Some Extra Help to Learn How to Crochet?

We got you! Look no further. Expand your knowledge and learn the basics of crochet with our Fundamentals of Crochet masterclass. This workshop has all the basics and much more that will definitely help you learn how to effectively crochet not just your very first crochet cardigan but all your future projects. 

Enjoy and happy crocheting!

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