17 Stylish Crochet Cardigan Patterns and Ideas

#1 Crimson Cardigan Free Pattern

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? Make your own with one of these free crochet cardigan patterns and you can have one for any season and occasion! These open-topped sweaters are a wardrobe staple as they can easily be worn with any outfit and add the right amount of warmth no matter what time of the year. And with so many patterns to choose from, you can be sure to find a style to suit yourself, a friend or a family member. This delicate cardigan from Talia Crochet Creations is a simple yet beautiful way to stay away from the cold. Embroidered from top to bottom and the back loop has a slightly lacy look and beautiful veil with crochet only. The contrasting band on the sleeves and hem adds a great pop of color and you’ll probably want to try a few combinations! Best of all, this free pattern comes in sizes XS-5X.

Sizing follows Craft Yarn Council standards for women’s sizing.
This sweater has a classic fit, with 4-5 ”(10.2-12.7 cm) of positive ease. If you are between sizes, increase the size for a looser sweater or decrease the size for a more fitted sweater. Measure the wearer’s bust and choose the size closest to the wearer’s bust measurement, under the heading, “To fit bust.”
The instructions and thread requirements for the X-Small size are given outside the parentheses, with Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X in parentheses, like this: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
When a set of instructions does not apply to all sizes, the numbers that would normally be given for sizes to which the instructions do not apply will be replaced by hyphens, like this: – (-, -, -, -, 1, 1, 3, 5)

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#2 Ridgeline Cardigan Free Pattern

Knit this gorgeous chunky cardigan with striking ridges from a voluminous wool blend yarn! The Ridgeline Cardigan is a seamless design that works very quickly. You will love to knit this beautiful and elegant piece and place it on all your outfits!
The size is listed below (see blog post for exact yardage and number of skeins required):
Bust: (48, 56, 64, 72) to fit the actual bust of (32-38, 40-46, 48-54, 56-62)
Length: (25, 26, 27, 28)
Armhole: (7-7.5, 8-8.5, 9-9.5, 10-10.5)

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#3 Veste col châle Cardigan Free Pattern

About this model
A comfortable shawl collar jacket for snuggling this winter.
We like the shawl collar that can be raised or folded, the 2 practical pockets and the good length of this jacket.
We love the elegant trim that accentuates the cocoon side of the model and the CAPRICE yarn that is fluffy, bright and colorful at the same time.
Made with n ° 5.5 needles.

Machine wash on wool program and dry flat

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#4 Comfy Striped Cardigan Free Pattern

Skill level
Level 2 – Easy (beginner +)
Project Type
Yarn used
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® – 640
Pattern indicator
9 sts = approximately 4 inches (10 cm); 14 rows = approximately 5 in. (12.5 cm) in St St (k in RS, s in WS)
Pattern size options
XS / S (M / L, 1X / 2X, 3X / 4X)
Pattern thread weight
6 super bulky
Detail of dimensions
Finished bust Approximately 110.5 (119.5, 128.5, 137) cm (43 1/2 (47, 50 1/2, 54) inches), including front bands

Finished Length Approximately 24 (24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2) in. (61 (62, 63.5, 65) cm)
Pattern crafts
To knit
Done for
Women, Adults

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#5 Folklore Cardigan Free Pattern

Skill level
Level 3 – Intermediate
Project Type
Yarn used
Wool facility – 620
Pattern indicator
16 sts + 22 rows = approximately 4 in. (10 cm) in st st (K from RS, purl from WS).
16 sts = approximately 4 inches (10 cm) in Moss St.
10 sts = approximately 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm) on Left Wide Cable.
6 sts = approximately 1 1/4 in. (3 cm) on the left wire.
4 sts = approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) on the narrow left cord.
14 sts = approximately 3 1/2 in (9 cm) on the center wire.

Pattern size options
S / M, L / 1X, 2X / 3X
Pattern thread weight
4 Medium
Detail of dimensions
Finished Bust Approximately 45 (53, 60) inches (114.5 (134.5, 152.5) cm)
Finished Length Approximately 24 (25, 26) inches (61 (63.5, 66) cm)
Pattern corrections
Pattern crafts
To knit
Done for
Gift, Adult, Women

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#6 Elevation Duster Cardigan Free Pattern

Take refuge in a soft, draped sweater hug. The Elevation cardigan combines simple stitches and an even easier construction for an easy, near-seamless pattern. With a cropped silhouette and just enough length, this duster will add a flair to even the most basic outfits.

You will find that this simple pattern is meditative and easy to perform a few rows at a time. The skills you’ll practice include half double crochet, double crochet, decreases, and back stitches. If you’ve never crocheted a sweater but always wanted to try, this is a great basic pattern to start with.

The pattern uses weighted yarn yarn (category 4) and is written in sizes S-3X.

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#7 Ribbed Cardigan Free Pattern

The long look of this crochet cardigan is enhanced by vertical stripes of textured ridges that add extra warmth. Sewn with the marbled effect of Caron Marble Cakes wool, the body starts from the front edges and is joined at the back. Body and sleeves are worked side to side while single crocheting through back loops and half single crochet on horizontal bar techniques. It’s a great pattern to accessorize in any shade, for a very wearable sweater that’s made for everyday comfort and style.

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#8 Bingen Cardigan Free Pattern

To knit
Skill level:
Project Type:
Berroco Design Team

No cold breeze can beat you down when you can bundle up in our new chunky cardigan, Bingen.

Bust (closed): (36, 41, 44) [49, 52, 57] {60, 65, 69½} “/ (91.5, 104, 112) [124.5, 132. 145] {152.5, 165, 176.5} cm

Length: (25½, 26, 26½) [27, 27½, 28] {28½, 28½, 29} “/ 65, 66, 67.5) [68.5, 70, 71] {72.5, 72.5 , 73.5} cm

Shown in size 44 “/ 112 cm. Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm positive ease.
BERROCO COCO (100 grs): (10, 11, 12) [13, 14, 16] {17, 18, 19} balls # 4912 Prairie

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#9 Women’s Cabled Cardigan Free Pattern

Sizes available: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished dimensions
body circumference 88 (96) 104 (112) 120 (128) cm 34¾ (37¾) 41 (44) 47¼ (50½) in
length 86 (88) 90 (92) 94 (96) cm
33¾ (34¾) 35½ (36¼) 37 (37¾) in
inner sleeve length 46 (47) 48 (49) 49 (50) cm
18 (18½) 19 (19¼) 19¼ (19¾) in

Materials: Novita Nordic Wool; Yarn Weight: DK
126yrds (115m) / 50g (1.75oz)
(010) Off White: 800 (850, 900, 850, 1000, 1050) g

Needles Required:
4 mm (UK 8 / US 6)

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#10 Chunky Patchwork Cardigan Free Pattern

I’m sure most of you have seen the Harry Styles patchwork cardigan design from JW Anderson that has taken the internet by storm these past few months. I loved it, but wanted to give it my own touch. I’m not too crazy about the super bright colors that were used in the original design, so I opted for a more muted color.

I also completely changed the stitching of each of the squares. You know me, I’m a fan of everything that has texture! So I admit that this cardigan looks nothing like the original cardigan, but it shares the same concept, the patchwork design.

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#11 Cuff to Cuff Cardigan Free Pattern

Work from side to side in one piece using a self-striped shade of Caron Latte Cakes to complete this soft crochet cardigan. Vertical stripes are easy, thanks to the yarn, so just select a shade that catches your eye. As you sew this easy-to-wear open front cardigan, you’ll be crocheting half double, single crocheting the back loop, binding, elastic cuffs, and more. The pattern comes in 6 sizes to ensure a custom fit.

Size notes

Bust measurement:

XS / S 28-34 “71-86.5 cm
M 36-38 “91.5-96.5 cm
L 40-42 “101.5-106.5 cm
XL 44-46 “112-117 cm
2 / 3XL 48-54 “122-137 cm
4 / 5XL 56-62 “142-157.5 cm

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#12 Basic Everyday Cardigan Free Pattern

First, we will start with the front panels. We start working the ribbed hem, then we start knitting along the long edge of our ribbed hem. After a few rows, we will give some shape and finally we will finish. Both front panels are identical. Once we’ve completed our front panel, we start working on the back panel. Starting with the ribbed hem, then working along the long edge, we knit until we reach a certain height. Both sleeves are worked in the same way starting with the ribbed cuff and working your way along the long edge where we eventually increase a bit.

Once all the pieces are crocheted we sew them together with a thread needle, then begin the ribbing along the inside edge of the cardigan.

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#13 Comfiest Knit Cardigan Free Pattern

This is such a comfortable cardigan that I want to wear almost every day!

With incredible draping, super soft fabric, and cozy pockets, this roomy sweater is cute and practical. With minimal modeling, it’s an awesome project for newer knitters! The weight of this cardigan makes it perfect for any weather, whether you’re staying home or going out.
Skill level: beginner +
US Size 11 8.0mm 29 “Circular Needles
4 (5,6,7,8) balls of Lion Brand Yarn Jeans in Vintage 100 g / skein
Measuring tape
Tapestry needle

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#14 Poplar Cardi Cardigan Free Pattern

As cozy as a giant hug, this oversized puff sleeve cardigan is built so there is only one seam! Worked from cuff to center back in two pieces, this project is very easy to knit and perfect to wear when the temperature drops.

Skill level: Easy
Size: Finished bust size 38 (42, 48, 52, 58) “to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)”. A positive facility of 4-8 ”is recommended. Shown in size 48 ”
Gauge: 8 sts and 12 rows = 4 ”10 cm in seed stitch
Thread: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic; 60 yards 55 meters / 100 grams): 923 Mustard Yellow (11 (12, 12, 14, 15) balls).
Needles: US size 17 (12mm) 32 “or longer circular needles
Notions: Tapestry Needle, Stitch Holder, or Waste Thread

Special stitches: 1 × 1 rib; Seed stitch

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#15 JW Anderson Cardigan Free Pattern

This pattern is within a written blog post and YouTube video (link in blog post). They have all the information you need to make your own Harry Styles cardigan.
The table for designing the squares and a table for the color work squares is included. The video includes a couple of tutorials for more complicated parts, as well as a general guide for construction.
Tips on sizing up and down are also provided.
I made mine from a selection of heavyweight yarns, from different brands and with different fiber content. It’s a real stash buster!

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#16 Autumn Duster Cardigan Free Pattern

This beautiful long cardigan will be your fall and winter staple! With a long cut and comfortable pockets, this sweater will keep you warm and comfortable all season long. Made from a soft worsted woolen yarn, it’s easy to fold, pack, and transport wherever you go (or just snuggle into it at home). All you need are basic crochet skills to get started!
Skill level:
Easy +
US size J, 6.0mm crochet hook
(6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Premium in Slate or similar combed weight yarn (100g / skein)
The pattern uses approximately (550g, 596g, 642g, 688g, 734g, 780g)

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#17 Times Square Cardigan Free Pattern

With a sophisticated style and color palette, the Times Square C2C Cardigan is inspired by the fast-paced, geometric vibe of life in Manhattan. With its bold colors and contemporary motifs, this comfortable and versatile sweater proves that Corner to Corner (C2C) crochet isn’t just for blankets.

This cardigan is worked using the corner-to-corner technique, with the back and front woven separately. The trim is worked directly onto the panels to achieve a simple neck and armhole shape. The sleeves are worked separately from bottom to top. The single crochet border is added at the end.

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