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36 Chunky Knitted Cardigans

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It’s finally that time of the year when we can put on our favorite sweaters and cardigans! I mean, I absolutely love soft and chunky sweaters that make me feel warm and cozy. Moreover, all these knitted cardigans in this post are beginner friendly, so make sure to check them out!

Get to work on the exciting projects under the links below, and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook Page and Pinterest in order to discover more creative ideas!

1. Fun Fun Cardigan

  • Designed by Yuko Nagakura

Here is a perfect and super-trendy cardigan pattern for you! It’s oversized, easily adjustable, colorful, and fits so many outfits. The knitting pattern is free. It’s better to watch a video tutorial for a better understanding and to learn sizing tips. Enjoy!

knitted cardigan free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Yuko Nagakura / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. 239-23 Bluebell Twist Cardigan

  • Designed by DROPS design

When you make classic garments, they will work for your wardrobe for many years and never be useless. This loose-fit knitted cardigan with cable design will be perfect for many of your looks. Wear it with jeans, a skirt, a dress or a T-shirt — it will be a stylish match. It knits with a free pattern, so grab your gear and start.

knitted cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by DROPS design/ ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Gray Fluff Sweater

  • Designed by Ola Otuli

Do you also see the fluffiest knitted cardigan in the world? And this grey color is perfect! It will be wonderful to make it with mohair yarn or even cashmere. The free knitting pattern of this sweater is free, and it’s straightforward and fast to make. Just imagine you’ll have this coziness soon! Try it now.

free knitted cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Ola Otuli/ ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Artista Simple Raglan Cardigan

  • Designed by Mama In A Stitch

Here is a classic, modern piece for your cozy outfits. Following the free knitted cardigan pattern will be a fun and easy project for you. It’s an excellent chance to practice top-down knitting. There are so many photos of the process and useful tips that you’ll definitely complete the project with honor.

free raglan cardigan knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Mama In A Stitch / mamainastitch.com

Find the original free pattern on mamainastitch.com.

5. Monica Cardigan

  • Designed by Sanne Bjerregaard

A chunky knit cardigan is a must-have for autumn because the slightly oversized design and cut length are the trendiest highlights this season. This free knitted cardigan pattern fits perfectly. You can wear it with romantic dresses and boots, jeans and T-shirts, or pants and blouses — it will match everything.

knitted cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Filcolana / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on filcolana.dk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Everyday Eyelet Cardigan

  • Designed by Ashley Lillis

This eyelet cardigan is a wonderful project for those searching for an all-season garment. If you choose wool or cashmere blend, it will be soft and cozy and warm you nicely. This knitting pattern is free. The cardigan knits in parts and then seams together. It has a slightly oversized view because of the drop shoulder construction, making it modern.

free knit cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Ashley Lillis / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on ashleylillis.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Ausable

  • Designed by Amy Christoffers

This beautiful dusty pink cardigan by Amy Christoffers is a kind of sweater that can be worn all year long. Therefore feel free to knit it no matter the season. What’s more, the cable design is simple and timeless, so make sure to try this one!

Ausable

PHOTOS by Amy Christoffers / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on knitty.comor read more about it on Ravelry.

8. The Downtown Cardigan

  • Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau

I immediately fell in love with this gorgeous, peachy cardigan, because it’s so feminine and chunky! What’s more, it looks super chic with the baggy sleeves and bold ribbing. And not to mention well – defined stitches! In other words, it’s a true statement, you’ll love it!

The Downtown Cardigan

PHOTOS byStephanie Jessica Lau / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on allaboutami.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

If you like this post, make sure to check out: Best Knitted Cardigans for Kids Patterns

9. Poplar Cardi

  • Designed by ilikeknitting.com

It’s good to have cardigans in vibrant colors for autumn, because they will cheer you up a little and make you feel like it’s summer again! This poplar cardi by ilikeknitting.com is as cosy as a hug and I can’t even describe how comfy it is!

Poplar Cardi

PHOTOS by ilikeknitting.com / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on ilikeknitting.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Cliffside Cardigan

  • Designed by Alexandra Tavel

This beautiful Cliffside Cardigan by Alexandra Tavel is a timeless projects with pockets. We all love pockets, they make all the clothes much more practical! It’s the ultimate fall / winter sweater, that will be ideal for layering over any outfit of yours.

Cliffside Cardigan

PHOTOS by Alexandra Tavel / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on twoofwands.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. My Comfiest Knit Cardigan

  • Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz

I absolutely love this incredible chunky and bulky knitted cardigan by Jessica Reeves Potasz. As you can see on the pictures below, it’s made in the perfect shade of grey. However feel free to play with the colors and go for more vibrant ones if you like to! You can make it in sizes from S to XXL.

My Comfiest Knit Cardigan

PHOTOS by Jessica Reeves Potasz / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mamainastitch.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Marysville

  • Designed by Berroco Design Team

Everybody loves a nice and warm cardigan like this one by Berroco Design Team on the pictures below. I mean, the texture is just amazing! It is a relaxed fit cardigan in a gorgeous allover lave pattern, that will make you look so feminine and beautiful! It will be your best friend this upcoming winter.

Marysville

PHOTOS by Berroco Design Team / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on berroco.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. 427 Gilet V

  • Designed by Bergère de France

The chunkier, the better, right? This amazing cardigan by Bergère de France on the pictures below proves my point! It’s a great, warm and cosy cardigan with buttons, that will keep you warm these upcoming colder days. You can make it in variety of sizes, from S do XXL.

427 Gilet V

PHOTOS by Bergère de France / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on bergeredefrance.fr or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Lethe

  • Designed by: Berroco, Inc.

This beautiful, grey cardigan on the pictures below was made by Berroco, Inc. and it’s a super cute and easy to make project. What’s more, you can wear it all year long! It’s shaped with raglans and has a fantastic rib and a cable collar. The sleeves are worked in the round and the finished look is on point! Try pairing it with for instance with a tee, jeans or even shorts.

Lethe

Photo is by Berroco, Inc. / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on berroco.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Effortless cardigan in pink

  • Designed by:Zabeth

One of the most important things to me in clothes lie cardigans, is that it has to have pockets, because they are so practical! Zabeth, the author changed the pockets and made them oblique, the result is simply stunning. What’s more, this poncho is totally beginner friendly, so don’t worry if you’re just starting with crochet.

Effortless cardigan in pink

Photo is by pallina83 / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on lion brand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

16. Ugliest Cardigan in the Wide, Wide World

  • Designed by: JW Anderson

The name of this cardi is really funny and not at all true! I mean, just take a look at the pictures below, this sweater is absolutely adorable! Let’s take for instance the colors, they weirdly look good together and the collar is so cute! So it’s a great and easy cardi to make last minute!

Ugliest Cardigan in the Wide, Wide World

Photo is by FeralBlossom / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on jwanderson.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

17. Blomsterjakke

  • Designed by Sandnes Garn

I’m really impressed with how incredibly detailed and intricate this cardigan in the pictures below is. It’s made by Scdhillon and you can’t deny it’s absolutely gorgeous and eye-catching! I love the vintage vibe, it will look incredible with any stylization!

Blomsterjakke

PHOTOS by Scdhillon / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on sandnesgarn.no or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

18. Rav

  • Designed by Hanne Rimmen

This fuzzy and super fluffy cardigan in the pictures below was made by Hanne Rimmen. It’s a soft and very feminine cardigan with a flattering branch of lillies on the circular yoke. The lily is the symbol of beauty and a metaphor for “the beloved”. So sweet! Try pairing it for instance with a graphic tee, jeans or even shorts.

Rav

PHOTOS by Hanne Rimmen / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on filcolana.dk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Moonbow Slouchy Knit Cardigan

  • Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz

If you love slouchy, casual cardigans, you will love this one by Jessica Reeves Potasz in the pictures below. It featured a drapey oversized fit, generous sleeves and super cozy pockets. What’s more, this cardi is right on trend and it’s incredibly comfy as well! You can wear it for instance with dresses or jeans all year long, because it will come in handy in warmer and colder days!

Moonbow Slouchy Knit Cardigan

PHOTOS by Jessica Reeves Potasz / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mamainastitch.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Woodbury Cardigan

  • Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau

Take a look at this beautiful, chunky cardigan in the pictures below! It has such an amazing texture and will become one of your favorite pieces this upcoming fall and winter tine! It has a relaxed fit, oversized style and gorgeous drape.

Woodbury Cardigan

PHOTOS by Stephanie Jessica Lau / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on allaboutami.com or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Chunky Cardi

  • Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team

This fantastic, chunky cardigan in the pictures below was made by Premier Yarns Design Team and it’s a classy and timeless piece, that will look incredible with your fall and winter clothes! It’s worked seamlessly from the top down and works up really fast!

Chunky Cardi

PHOTOS by Premier Yarns Design Team / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on premieryarns.com or read more about it on Ravelry. The photos are here.

22. Pieced Together Cardigan

  • Designed by 2021 Sirdar

How about making a beautiful, knitted cardigan, like the one in the pictures below? It features co-ordinating shades of Bonus Chunky Tweed with beautiful mis-matched ribs and cuffs. It’s a timeless piece, that you will simply love to wear!

Pieced Together Cardigan

PHOTOS by 2021 Sirdar / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on sirdar.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Cloud Cardi

  • Designed by Emily Bolduan

This free knitted cardigan pattern is perfect for newbie knitters because they’ll get the stylish result right now and be proud of themselves. It knits in one piece with big needles and super bulky weight yarn, making it easy. The pattern has detailed instructions, and soon you’ll wear your first modern cardigan. Enjoy!

knitted cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Emily Bolduan / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Adult Knit V-Neck Cardigan

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

This easy-to-make classic cardigan will be a perfect add-on to your casual outfits. It has a trendy, slightly oversized fit, making you stylish. It pairs well with any bottom kinds, starting from jeans and skirts and finishing with light summer dresses. The lustrous finish gives it a luxurious look. Find the instructions in a free knitting pattern.

knitted cardi free pattern

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

25. Cora Brunch Cardi

  • Designed by Irina Poludnenko

This knit cardigan is designed to be 100% comfortable to wear. We recommend using soft textured yarn in a medium weight to make it super comfortable against the skin. This project is suitable for intermediate knitters. Discover the free pattern!

knit cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Irina Poludnenko / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Must Have Bernadette Cardigan

  • Designed by Durable Yarn

Expand your wardrobe with this romantic knit cardigan! It is a super quick project that is sure to be a lot of fun. The balloon sleeves are just amazing! We recommend that you pay attention to the details, but don’t worry, it’s very easy. The pattern is free to download.

knitted cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Durable Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on durableyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Beginner Cardigan

  • Designed by The Blue Mouse

Create your own unique cardigan with this versatile knitting pattern. The project gives you the opportunity to make a stylish garment with your own hands. Designed for simplicity, this pattern allows you to customize the fit for a comfortable and personalized piece. Turn your yarn stash into a fashionable cardigan with the free knitting pattern. Get in the spirit of the season today!

        Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted cardigans.

PHOTOS by The Blue Mouse / Ravelry.com

Find the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. The Gardigan

  • Designed by Knits n Bits

This intricately knit cardigan is a must-have for a cozy vibe. If you’re looking for an interesting sweater project, this one’s for you. The motif looks charming and you’ll definitely love the cable stitching. Plus, it has handy pockets and it’s easy to unbutton. The cardigan knitting pattern will help you complete the project quickly and learn a lot at the same time. Read the instructions and get started.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a purple knitted cardigan.

PHOTOS by Knits n Bits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

29. Patchwork Jacket

  • Designed by Lion Brand Yarn

Knitted in a stunning patchwork style, this cardigan creates a cozy, homely feel. The chunky texture combined with the muted yarn colors makes it both comfortable and versatile. A piece like this is a must for any wardrobe, so give it a go. You definitely won’t find anything like it on the high street.

        Two pictures of a woman wearing vibrant knitted cardigans.

PHOTOS by Lion Brand Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

30. Hush of Night

  • Designed by DROPS Design

A chunky knit cardigan design for your classic and casual outfits. This handmade creation is a compromise between style and comfort. This pattern offers you a versatile piece that you can wear anywhere with anything. It comes in sizes S-3XL so you can find the one that fits you. Don’t be afraid, it’s worth a try and can be finished quickly.

Two pictures of a woman wearing two different knitted cardigans.

PHOTOS by DROPS Design / garnstudio.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com.

31. Dotsdale Cardigan (Knit)

  • Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald

This oversized cardigan is a great addition to your casual and academic outfits. It’s a cozy and snuggly knit with a touch of classic style. What not to like? You can wear it with jeans or a skirt, with a shirt or a turtleneck – it’s pretty versatile and comfortable for any occasion. With the step-by-step instructions, you will find it a breeze to make.

A woman wearing a beige knitted cardigan and white pants.

PHOTOS by Lion Brand / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

32. Trær jakke til dame

  • Designed by Cecilie Skog

A stylish women’s knit cardigan for those who love classic knitwear. The pretty motif makes it eye-catching but not too bright, so you can wear it with more subdued outfits. The cardigan is warm and it’s a nice choice to add some layers and texture. If you’re looking for a unique, handmade garment, this is it. Learn how to knit this cardigan and enjoy the results.

Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted cardigans.

PHOTOS by Sandnesgarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sandnesgarn.no, or read more about it on Ravelry.

33. BB Chloe Cardigan

  • Designed by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Make a chic and comfortable cardigan perfect for any casual occasion. This knitting pattern features a stylish design with a touch of vintage charm, making it a must-have for any wardrobe. The versatile knit allows you to layer it over shirts or dresses for a classic, effortless look that exudes elegance and style.

a woman wearing a blue knitted cardigan with pockets

PHOTOS by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on joann.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

34. Slouchy Cardigan with Flowers

  • Designed by Red Heart Design Team

This knitting pattern allows you to create a casual yet stylish garment that’s perfect for adding a hint of bohemian flair to your wardrobe. The delightful combination of texture and floral detail makes this a fun and rewarding project for knitters of all levels, so save the pattern for later.

a woman wearing a pink knitted cardigan with knit flowers on it in different colors

PHOTOS by Red Heart Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

35. 365 Cardigan

  • Designed by Jess Coppom

I do absolutely love this knitted cardigan from the first sight. Classic silhouette which suits all 365-days occasions and original finish of edges adds an interesting accent. Jess created this perfect wardrobe musthave in one color but you can choose one color as a base and another one for edges or make your own combination.

a woman wearing a simple knit cardigan

PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

36. Robinson Cardigan

  • Designed by Wool and the Gang

Totally stylish cardigan without fastening won’t leave you unspotted. Added huge braids are just awesome. The knitted cardigan is made with a big knitted loop technique so you won’t spend too much time during knitting and you would enjoy your new garment asap.

a woman wearing a chunky knitted cardigan

PHOTOS by  Wool and the Gang/ Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on woolandthegang.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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