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23 Trendiest Crocheted Cardigans for Wearing in Winter 2024

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Cardigans are a must for the cold season. Don’t believe that person who tells you crocheted clothes are boring. In fact, they’re just hygge enough to keep you toasty and warm through all the cold winds. Crocheted cardigans are easy to customize, and there’s plenty of opportunity to experiment with color, yarn thickness, size, and even style. Whether you’re a rock-fun or business casual type, there’s something for you!

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1. Button up Cardigan Sweater

  • Designed by Delia Creates

It’s time for crochet essentials! This crochet cardigan is a basic piece you will need this fall. It’s versatile and works for school, college, work and going out. The solid color and classic design make this piece easy to pair with almost anything. The step-by-step crochet pattern is free and easy to follow.

grey crocheted cardigans with four buttons on a woman

PHOTOS by Delia creates / deliacreates.com

Find the original free pattern on deliacreates.com.

2. Mini Mezzo Cardigan

  • Designed by Jess Coppom

Your child will stand out in this cute, textured mini cardigan. The loose and comfortable fit will make it your kid’s favorite. The cardigan is great to throw over a dress or pair with jeans. Use this project to practice working in rounds, puff stitches and knit-like ribbing. The easy-to-follow crochet cardigan pattern is free and ready to download.

green and chunky crochet cardigan for children

PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

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

If you like this post, also check the Crochet Clothes Ideas For Modern Wardrobe.

3. Sweet Dreams Cardigan

  • Designed by Crisela Rojas

Consider starting this project if you’re a grunge fan! The “wound” effect is back in style, so it’s a great time to make something with a ’90s feel. This ripped cardigan looks like it could have come from Kurt Cobain. Choose any worsted weight acrylic yarn for a better effect and get started. The free step-by-step crochet pattern is free.

red and green grunge-style crochet cardigan

PHOTOS by Crisela Rojas / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Yarrow Cardigan

  • Designed by Jess Coppom

This sunny cardigan sweater will remind you of hot sunny days, beaches and parties. It’s an easy level crochet project designed specifically for fall. This crochet cardigan is also customizable and you can modify the length, change the size, skip buttons and so on. If you’re an adventurous crocheter, start this project today with no worries. The free crochet pattern is easy to follow.

yellow lightweight crochet cardigan on a woman

PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

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

5. Split Granny Square Open Front Crochet Cardigan

  • Designed by Yarnspiratons 

Crocheted granny squares make this cardigan super easy to make. The two-tone squares combined with the solid sleeves create a calm design that is great for mixing and matching with different outfits. Even if you’re a beginner, you can do it. Just follow the free crochet cardigan pattern and get started!

woman wearing a crochet cardigan

PHOTOS by Yarnspiratons / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

6. Bright & Bold Crochet Granny Square Cardigan

  • Designed by Yarnspiratons 

Bright and summery, this cardigan crochet pattern will cheer you up on the most stressful fall days. The classic fit combines with an interesting square motif to create a stunning casual piece. The pattern is designed with beginner crocheters in mind, so it’s easy for anyone to follow. Feel free to alter the length to make it more comfortable for you. The cardigan crochet pattern is free and easy to follow.

woman wearing a crochet cardigan

PHOTOS by Yarnspiratons / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

You may also like to see Crochet Sweaters For Women patterns.

7. Relaxed Cardigan

  • Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio

Delicate, soft and light. This crocheted cardigan is a must for such an atmosphere. Made with basic techniques, it features a simple motif that works great with any style of clothing. It’s also great for beginners and will teach you how to half double crochet, double crochet, chain and more. Give it a try and see what happens. The cardigan crochet pattern is free.

a woman wearing a crochet cardigan in pastel blue and multicolored striped design

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

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

8. Linden Cardigan

  • Designed by Jess Coppom

Slinky yarn and a special alpine stitch make this crochet cardigan look luxurious. It’s a basic fall garment that’s easy to match with other items in your wardrobe. The cardigan has only a few pieces, and each one is easy to make. The step-by-step crochet pattern makes it almost effortless to complete. Start crocheting and have fun!

a woman in a hat wearing a crochet beige cardigan

PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

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

9. Oversized Ribbed Cardigan 

  • Designed by Tanya Marie Johnson

A chunky design combines with the warm yarn in this crochet cardigan. This piece is great for winter and late fall weather. With an oversized fit, it feels extremely comfortable, and you are sure to stay warm and safe in it. Don’t hesitate to give it a try! The free chunky cardigan crochet pattern for this piece is free and easy to follow.

a woman wearing a green crocheted cardigan

PHOTOS by Tanya Marie Johnson / thetanyajohnson.com

Find the original free pattern on thetanyajohnson.com.

10. Brioche Style Fall Cardigan

  • Designed by Carrie M Chambers

The special brioche stitch used in this project creates a stunning texture. It’s soft to the touch, comfortable to wear, and has a truly store-bought look. However, you can easily make this crochet cardigan with your own hands. The pattern is designed with beginners in mind and will work for those with limited experience. Follow the step-by-step instructions, and you’ll be amazed at the results.

a woman wearing a crocheted brown sweater

PHOTOS by Carrie M Chambers / Ravelry.com

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

11. Bonfire Cardigan

  • Designed by Carrie M Chambers

Uncover the secrets of a stunning fall cardigan with this step-by-step pattern and accompanying video tutorial. This delightful design combines the allure of intricate textures with simplicity, making it ideal for crochet beginners. The project will have you embracing the cozy season with your handmade masterpiece created effortlessly with basic stitches. Explore the world of crochet and create your own unique cardigan today!  

A crocheted cardigan in a yellow color.

PHOTOS by Carrie M Chambers / Ravelry.com

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

12. Portobello Zippered Jumper

  • Designed by Susanna Biaye

Experience effortless style with the Portobello Zipper Sweater, a cozy crochet perfect for fashion enthusiasts. Crafted with care and creativity, this sweater exudes comfort and charm, ensuring you stand out every time you wear it.  With its convenient zipper, you can take advantage of the ease of dressing and add a playful twist to your wardrobe. Step up your fashion game – discover the zippered cardigan today! The crochet pattern is completely free.

A girl wearing a crocheted cardigan.

PHOTOS by Susanna Biaye / Ravelry.com

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

13. Shipka Cardigan

  • Designed by Veronika Cromwell

Versatile crochet cardigan pattern that can be used for casual wear as well as for a special occasion. This easy to make crochet garment is a basic piece you can use to create stylish outfits and it’s also great on its own. The cardigan is easy to make and is designed to fit almost anyone. Just make sure you follow the measurements and it will be fine. Follow the step by step crochet tutorial to get started.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a yellow crocheted cardigan.

PHOTOS by Veronika Cromwell / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on blue-star-crochet.thrivecart.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. 245-29 Lakeside Watercolour Cardigan

  • Designed by DROPS design

Another delicate crochet cardigan pattern to add to your collection. Made with muted, soothing colors, this design adds a touch of tenderness to your look. The garment is comfortable to wear alone or in combination with other crocheted pieces. Plus, it’s easy to unbutton because of the practical design. The step-by-step crochet pattern makes this piece quick and fun to make. Add this free crochet pattern to your to-do list and get started today!

A woman is donning a crocheted cardigan.

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

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

15. Sunflower Cardigan

  • Designed by Rosely Biolada

Take a trip down memory lane with this crochet cardigan pattern! Created with granny squares, it has the rustic coziness and comfort we all seek this winter. The cheerful sunflower motif adds to the overall ambiance. The project is quick and easy to complete if you follow the directions. With the step-by-step crochet pattern, you can be sure there will be no hassle!

Two pictures of a woman wearing crocheted cardigans, one of which has sunflowers on it.

PHOTOS by Rosely Biolada / Ravelry.com

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

16. Beginner Crochet Cardigan

  • Designed by Little Golden Nook

If you are just trying your hand at crocheting, this cardigan pattern is just what you need! This beginner-friendly project will allow you to make a cozy basic garment that will keep you warm all winter long. Pretty simple stitches combined with a muted pastel color give your look a peaceful feel. The free pattern comes in sizes from XS to 5XL. Find the one that fits you and get started!

Two pictures of a woman wearing a crocheted cardigan.

PHOTOS by Little Golden Nook / lovecrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com.

17. Victoria Easy Chunky Crochet Cardigan

  • Designed by Kiks + Jack Crochet

This easy crochet pattern for beginners will allow you to make a stunning cardigan. If you’re looking for not only a warm garment, but also an eye-catching piece that can be used to create a variety of outfits, this project is for you. Based on single and double crochet, this cardigan is quick to make, yet durable and has a nice chunky texture that you’ll just love. Follow the easy cardigan crochet pattern and get started.

A woman donning a crocheted cardigan and jeans.

PHOTOS by Kiks + Jack Crochet / Ravelry.com

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

18. Katy Cardigan

  • Designed by Stevie Entrekin

Make a chic crocheted cardigan with this versatile pattern! Designed with comfort in mind, it makes a lovely garment for everyday wear. Work from side to side to create mirrored “L” panels and sew into a flattering “U” shape. Then seam from top to bottom, add sleeves seamlessly and create a matching hood. Complete with front trim, ribbing and pockets for a stylish finish. Enhance your wardrobe today with this crochet cardigan pattern.

Two pictures of a woman wearing crocheted cardigans, one of which features a hood.

PHOTOS by Stevie Entrekin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

19. Cozy Days Daisy Cardigan

  • Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau

Make a stunning chunky cardigan with daisy granny squares! This stunning piece features modern ribbing, sleek cuffs and a sophisticated collar. The pattern allows you to create your cozy cardigan in a personal color combination of your choice. Crochet this gorgeous, fashion-forward piece that blends classic charm with contemporary style! Perfect for cozy evenings or to add flair to any outfit. Follow the free crochet pattern to get started.

A woman is wearing a crocheted cardigan with daisies on it.

PHOTOS by Stephanie Jessica Lau / Ravelry.com

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

20. The Star-Crossed Cardigan

  • Designed by Rachel Misner

This free pattern is for beginners who are tired of simple and uninteresting projects. If you want to make something really nice, learn how to crochet this cardigan! There are a lot of ways to style it, so you’ll be able to create a lot of new outfits by making it. Plus, it is good for all seasons, so this garment can become a true companion.

Two pictures of a woman sitting in a field wearing jeans and a crocheted cardigan.

PHOTOS by Rachel Misner / Ravelry.com

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

21. Trendy Lemon Peel Cardigan

  • Designed by Viv Crochets

The texture of this crochet cardigan makes it stand out. While most cardigans have that cozy home vibe, this one is more elegant and formal. If you are looking for a piece to complement your outfit for special occasions, consider this piece. The cardigan pattern comes with detailed instructions and a video tutorial for gauges and sleeve sizes.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a crocheted cardigan in blue.

PHOTOS by Viv Crochets / Ravelry.com

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

22. Buttoned Crochet Grandpa Coat Cardigan

  • Designed by Kiks + Jack Crochet

Brighten up your wardrobe with a piece of knitwear in a super trendy 2024 Grandpacore style. This basic crochet cardigan can be layered with tops, shirts and even sweaters if you need some extra warmth. The earthy color palette allows you to pair it with both light and darker colors, and it’s good for winter and fall alike. Stick to the recommendations for a photo look.

Two pictures of a woman wearing crocheted cardigans.

PHOTOS by Kiks + Jack Crochet / Ravelry.com

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

23. The Lally-Cooler Sweater

  • Designed by Catherine Madjaric

A beautiful feminine crochet cardigan for everyday wear. Pieces of this design work particularly well with light monochrome tops and slim t-shirts. This cardigan is designed to be worn all year round: you can combine it with a wool blouse in winter and wear it over a top on summer nights. Just remember that the cardigan needs to be thicker than whatever you are wearing underneath to look good.

Two pictures of a pink crocheted sweater hanging on a hanger.

PHOTOS by Catherine Madjaric / Ravelry.com

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

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