Lovely Crochet Cardigans Ideas

40 Lovely Crochet Cardigans Ideas

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Women’s crochet cardigans are timeless and look great in many different looks. They can look feminine, charming, or even elegant. What’s more, they make the best transition pieces from Spring to Summer! Today we show you some cardigans and kimonos that you can do easily. I can easily see these gorgeous cardigans being a gift for a birthday or any other occasion! Moreover, these projects work quickly and have a simple construction. In other words, let’s find some cotton yarn in your favorite color and start today!

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1. Patchwork Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Jane Green

It would be best if you had this free crochet cardigan pattern as it’s two-in-one: a great stash-busting project and a stylish cardigan. You’ll have a lot of colorwork but use basic stitches, so it’s affordable for all skill levels. The modern loose fit and cropped design make this cardie perfect for any wardrobe.

crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Jane Green / ravelry.com

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

2. Polar Puff Coat

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner

You’ll love cuddling up into this fluffy oversized cardigan on chilly days. It looks beautiful with jeans, pants, and skirts, so add this cardigan to your winter outfits. The crochet pattern is easy to follow and free. And you can also watch a step-by-step video tutorial that will make your job even more straightforward.

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Rachel Misner / ravelry.com

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

3. Teddy Jacket

  • DESIGNED by Carrie M Chambers

A teddy jacket is a perfect piece for your wardrobe as the texture of faux fur and other fluffy materials are on the fashion top now. It’s an easy project that is affordable even for adventurous beginners. Follow the free crochet jacket pattern, and you’ll get a cozy garment in a couple of days.

crochet teddy jacket free pattern

PHOTOS by Carrie M Chambers / ravelry.com

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

4. Bell Sleeve Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by TCDDIY

Learn how to create this fantastic crochet cardigan with a video tutorial TCDDIY filmed for you. Look at this interesting shape of the hem and sleeves! It looks fresh and catches the eye. Crochet it for you and wear it with jeans or skirts in everyday getups.

crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by @tcddiy / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on YouTube, or read more about it on Instagram.

5. Work From Home Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly

A special clothes design for working at home — how do you like the idea? The design of this free crochet cardigan pattern is well-thought-out. And it’s really cool! Lovely colors to have a fresh look while online meetings, short sleeves not to bother you while typing, drawing, or writing, etc. And it’s relatively easy to crochet. Enjoy!

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Tamara Kelly / ravelry.com

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

6. Lena Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Divine Debris

Here’s an excellent free crochet cardigan pattern for those who never crocheted cardies. Why? It’s easy to make because it crochets in separate parts and seams together. And it uses repeatable extended double crochet stitches for a nice texture. You’ll learn them quickly and finish this project with your fav TV shows. Happy crocheting!

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Divine Debris / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on blog.clover-usa.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. The Harvest Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Kristi Garris

This cardigan has a perfect length and an excellent laconic design. Crocheted with a free pattern, it will become your favorite piece for Fall. It won’t be hard to create even for beginners because it uses the basic stitches, i.e., single and double crochet. Available sizes: XS-2XL.

free crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Kristi Garris / ravelry.com

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

8. The Lake House Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner

A beautiful lacy cardigan can become your favorite piece of your summer wardrobe. First of all, this is a free cardigan crochet pattern. Secondly, the open lace stitches give it a lightweight and airy look. It perfectly matches top tanks and shorts, mini skirts, or swimming suites. Crochet one for yourself!

crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Rachel Misner / ravelry.com

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

9. Balloon Sleeve Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Carrie M Chambers

Balloon sleeves are on the top, not the first season, and this trend won’t fade. Its oversized design is modern and fits perfectly for many all-season outfits. Make this cardi with a free crochet pattern by a video tutorial, and be a fancy lady.

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Carrie M Chambers / ravelry.com

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

10. Crochet Cozy Granny Square Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Heather Brooke

Granny squares are an excellent base for a wide range of your projects. For example, you can create this stylish cropped and slightly oversized cardigan with a free crochet pattern. It is beginner-friendly because you can watch a free video tutorial, learn new features, and update your skill level.

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Heather Brooke / ravelry.com

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

11. Lovely Feminine Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Samantha Casale

This cardigan looks really cute and girly. It will fit perfectly with a skirt or a plain blouse. Choose an unusual yarn colour to make your outfit original. It’s perfect for spring and summertime! Short sleeves are very cute, aren’t they? What would you pair it with? Let me know in the comments below!

PHOTOS by Samantha Casale / ravelry.com

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

12. Raibow Crochet Kimono

  • DESIGNED by crochetdreamz

This cardigan looks very positive and joyful, full of positive energy, don’t you think? Just look at these colors, the day gets better right away. Lacy wave stitch is easy to memorize and is perfect for spring or summer. What’s more, it will look beautiful on holiday or festival photos. And it’s a gorgeous gift idea!

PHOTOS by crochetdreamz / crochetdreamz.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetdreamz.com.

13. Boho Crochet Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by mamainastitch

This cardigan in the pictures below looks like a boho-style. So it’s airy, open mesh stitch pattern is easy enough for intermediate. So it’s a combination of boho style and a bit of elegance, which makes it look very stylish. What’s more, the colours create a consistent and interesting composition. Enjoy this pattern and let me know which colors you’ll use!

PHOTOS by mamainastitch / mamainastitch.com

Find the original free pattern on mamainastitch.com.

14. Multicolour Long Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by stuckwithewe

This cardigan below is a challenge, but that doesn’t mean it’s very difficult. Just this Kimono is over 12,300 stitches and made with almost 1500 yards of yarn. So if you want to do this, you have to be patient, but it’s definitely worth it. Make sure to see how beautiful it is! These colors are perfect for Fall, however feel free to use any other combination!

PHOTOS by stuckwithewe / stuckwithewe.com, 

Find the original free pattern on stuckwithewe.com.

15. Casual pretty cardigan

  • DESIGNED by mariabluecrayon

This cardigan looks very nice and soft. It’s super easy to make comprised of 3 rectangles and some seaming. So if you need a cardigan which is universal and cozy – this one is perfect for you! Which colors are your favorite? Do you see this one in pastels? Let me know!

PHOTOS by mariabluecrayon /  mariabluecrayon.com

Find the original free pattern on mariabluecrayon.com.

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16. Lucie Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Knitting with Chopsticks

Now, when the weather is slightly warming up, making a super comfy and gorgeous-looking cardi might be the perfect idea to spend the afternoon! Especially because there are always colder days happening, even when it’s Spring and Summer. What’s more you can choose from different sizes, from XS to 5XL. And the sizes are very easily adaptable!

Lucie Cardigan

PHOTOS by Knitting with Chopsticks / ravelry.com

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

17. Hayloft Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Lee Sartori

This gorgeous cardigan in the pictures below was made by Lee Sartori and it’s absolutely perfect for the spring to summer transition. It’s made with the Capretta Yarn from WeCrochet, however feel free to go for any yarn and color you like most. It’s super comfy and is ideal to be a layering piece. Let me know which colors you’ll choose! Have fun with this one!

Hayloft Cardigan

PHOTOS by Lee Sartori / ravelry.com

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

18. Gertie Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by lovecrafts

I love colorful and a bit vintage-looking cardigans, don’t you? This one in the pictures below is a very summery, drop-shoulder cardi made almost entirely from the classic granny stripe stitch. However, you can wear it all year long! What’s more, this stitch is super intuitive and repetitive, so it’s great for relaxing after a long day. Enjoy!

Gertie Cardigan 

PHOTOS by Meladoras Creation / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com, the photos are here.

19. Hand in my pocket cardigan

  • DESIGNED by othcrochetnook

Cardigans with pockets are simply the best, don’t you think? They really are the comfiest and most practical, not to mention – beautiful! This lovely cardigan in the pictures below is made using bulky heavy-weight yarn that works up very quickly. How about pockets? Do you like having them in projects like these?

Hand in my pocket cardigan 

PHOTOS by coothcrochetnook / coothcrochetnook.com

Find the original free pattern on coothcrochetnook.com.

20. Forest Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by By Katerina

This is a lovely crochet cardigan made using a wool and acrylic blend to keep you warm and cozy. It’s perfect or keeping you warm on cold days and looks great at the same time. do you like the color?

Forest Cardigan

PHOTOS by By Katerina / ravelry.com

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

21. Palermo Ribbed Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Grace Forthefrills

This stunning crochet cardigan in the pictures below was made by Grace Forthefrills and it’s the perfect throw-on-and-go sweater! It also features knit-like ribbing, slouchy balloon sleeves, and a long legging-friendly length. Isn’t it just lovely? Will you try making it?

Palermo Ribbed Cardigan

PHOTOS by Grace Forthefrills / ravelry.com

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

22. Ariana

  • DESIGNED by Amy Christoffers

This fantastic crochet cardigan in the pictures below turns the typical granny square cardigan on its side, right? It’s simple and timeless, not to mention that granny squares have made a grand comeback in the last few months! It’s finished off beautifully with knitted button bands and cuffs. What do you think about the colors? Are they your style?

Ariana

PHOTOS by Berroco, Inc. / ravelry.com

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

23. Twilight Button Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Grace Forthefrills

This stunning crochet cardigan in the pictures below is the fantastic work by Grace Forthefrills and it’s a modern take on a fall staple – the button-down cardigan. It’s really beginner friendly and it’s made using simple stitches and chunky yarn. Do you like it? Let me know!

Twilight Button Cardigan

PHOTOS by Grace Forthefrills / ravelry.com

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

24. Elvira Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by Clara Philibert

Clara Philibert created this gorgeous crochet cardigan in the pictures below and it’s a very soft and almost silky piece. It’s made using neutrals but with a very subtle striping texture that’s created by using double crochet and half double crochet stitches with skips.

Elvira Cardigan

PHOTOS by Clara Philibert / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

25. The Harvest Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by masonjaryarndesigns

It’s never too late to make a super comfy cardigan, like for instance the one in the pictures below! It’s super chunky and warm. In other words, it’s the ultimate piece for colder days. I’m sure you’ll love it!

The Harvest Cardigan

PHOTOS by masonjaryarndesigns / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on masonjaryarndesigns.com, the photos are here.

26. Snowdrift Cardigan

  • DESIGNED by CrochetDreamz

My favorite thing about crochet cardigans is, how versatile they are and how well they work with different stylizations. They are simply timeless. Like for instance this beautiful piece in the pictures below, by CrochetDreamz. Isn’t it beautiful?

Snowdrift Cardigan

PHOTOS by CrochetDreamz / Ravelry.com

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

27. Kima Cardi

  • DESIGNED by Toni Lipsey

If you don’t have a crochet cardi in your wardrobe, you’re in desperate need of one! Trust me, once you wear it, you will not want to take it off. It’s just the epitome of comfiness and style. Like for instance, this beautiful cardi below. It’s super cozy without being too heavy. And it has pockets!

Kima Cardi

PHOTOS by Toni Lipsey / Ravelry.com

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

28. December Cardigan

  • Designed by Toni Lipsey

This beautiful, chunky cardigan in the pictures below was made by Toni Lipsey and it’s designed to make you feel super comfy during chilly and windy days. It’s simply the perfect outfit for holiday gatherings, don’t you think? It feels like a warm hug and looks so elegant and classy!

December Cardigan

PHOTOS by Toni Lipsey / Ravelry.com

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

29. Alamosa Hoodie

  • Designed by  Jessica Reeves Potasz

Hoodies are the perfect way to make sure you’re warm and cozy, even on the coldest winter days. And this one in the pictures below is not only ultra – cozy, but also looks very cute. Feel free to wear it with a cropped t-shirt and your favorite pair of jeans!

Alamosa Hoodie

PHOTOS by  Jessica Reeves Potasz / Ravelry.com

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

30. Everyday Granny Square Cardigan

  • Designed by Cintia Gonzalez

Granny squares are so happening right now and this fantastic crochet cardi in the pictures below is perfect to show you why! It’s a super cool take on the timeless granny square and makes the ultimate fall and winter accessory that looks and feels great!

Everyday Granny Square Cardigan

PHOTOS by Cintia Gonzalez / Ravelry.com

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

31. Checkered Crochet Cardigan

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

Here’s a gem for your wardrobe — a super-stylish crochet cardigan. It will look perfect in bright colors as the sample has and in an achromatic palette as well. The free crochet cardigan pattern requires knowledge of different stitches, but it’s worth your time and attention. Enjoy!

crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

32. June Bug Cardigan

  • Designed by Madison Stieg

Practice the Tunisian crochet and the Front Post Triple Tunisian stitch in particular while creating this cozy cardie. I love the color choice! It’s so warm and cheerful. This cardigan will become an excellent piece for your autumn and spring outfits. Happy crocheting!

free crochet cardigan pattern

PHOTOS by Madison Stieg / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

33. Olivewood Cardigan

  • Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau

This relaxed-fit cardigan is designed to give you 100% comfort when walking. The cotton/bamboo Lion Brand Coboo yarn makes the ribbed structure very comfortable against the skin. The pattern has a lot of different stitches, so you will definitely have fun working on this project. You can get the pattern for free!

crochet cardigan free pattern

PHOTOS by Stephanie Jessica Lau / Ravelry.com

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

34. Helia Bolero

  • Designed by Clochet by Chloe

The bright and vibrant design of this crochet cardigan will catch your eye at first glance. It’s sure to turn heads! This granny square cardigan is designed to be a great addition to almost any outfit. The crochet bolero pattern is free and available in sizes XS to 3XL. Don’t hesitate and start crocheting right away!

crochet bolero free pattern

PHOTOS by Clochet by Chloe / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

35. Calypso Cardigan

  • Designed by Carrie M Chambers

Cute, lightweight crochet cardigan perfect for throwing over a summer dress on a cool evening. The project uses triple and double crochet, so consider starting the project if you are familiar with these crochet techniques. There’s a step-by-step video tutorial and a printable, ad-free crochet pattern.

summer cardigan free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by Carrie M Chambers / Ravelry.com

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

36. Primrose V-Neck Cardi

  • Designed by B.Hooked Crochet & Knitting

This is a simple, beginner-friendly crochet cardigan that will work with almost any outfit. It has five crocheted panels that are sewn together at the end. This crochet project is also a great opportunity to learn the beautiful primrose stitch. The easy-to-follow instructions will help you complete the project effortlessly.

cropped cardigan free crochet pattern

PHOTOS by B.Hooked Crochet & Knitting / Ravelry.com

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

37. Flower Cardigan

  • Designed by Nightmoon Studio

Lacy crochet cardigan pattern designed with the adventurous beginner in mind. This crochet garment is very adaptable and you can make it any length with any sleeves you want. The lightweight design makes this cardigan perfect for those hot summer days. The step-by-step video tutorial is free.

cropped crochet lace cardigan with flower ornament

PHOTOS by Nightmoon Studio / Ravelry.com

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

38. Chunky Mesh Overshirt

  • Designed by Michelle Greenberg

If you’re tired of lace projects, try something chunky! This crochet overshirt is sure to get you crafting. It is quick, comfortable, and allows your skin to breathe, so this cardigan also works well as a beach cover-up. You can watch the easy-to-follow video tutorial on how to crochet a mesh cardigan right now!

chunky mesh crochet shirt

PHOTOS by Michelle Greenberg / Ravelry.com

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

39. Inga Cardigan

  • Designed by Phildar

This crocheted cardigan must be your next masterpiece. It is fun to work, and if you have enough skill, it can be done quickly. The construction is designed to look store-bought, but any intermediate crocheter can make it. The free PDF crochet pattern is easy to follow and available for immediate download. Express your creativity!

boho-style crochet cardigan with tassels

PHOTOS by Love Crafts / lovecrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com.

40. Vanity Cardigan

  • Designed by Laines du Nord

If you’re tired of lace projects, try something chunky! This crochet overshirt is sure to get you crafting. It is quick, comfortable, and allows your skin to breathe, so this cardigan also works well as a beach cover-up. You can watch the easy-to-follow video tutorial on how to crochet a mesh cardigan right now!

colorful lace crochet cardigan

PHOTOS by Laines du Nord / Ravelry.com

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

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