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Beginner friendly crochet cardigans
Keep yourself cozy all season with one of these free crochet cardigan patterns. You can make a crochet cardigan for every season! They are not just for cold weather.
I have curated a variety of beautiful patterns in a variety of shapes, lengths, with buttons, and varying levels of drape. Some are year round friendly and others designed for warm or cool weather specifically. Yes you can keep cool in a summer weight cardigan using summer friendly yarns.
Layer a crochet cardigan over a tank top in the summer or over a long sleeve shirt in the winter. Crochet cardigans are the perfect addition to any wardrobe and make a great practical and thoughtful gift.
The habitat cardigan – beginner friendly
I made this years ago and wear it every fall and winter! A beginner friendly pattern from Make and Do Crew has you work up a large rectangle then seam it together and work in sleeves and a roll collar.
Mine is made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Mammoth Cave. The designer uses an oatmeal shade that looks great as well!
See details of the free pattern for the habitat cardigan on the make and do crew website.
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Lightweight crochet cardigan
A crochet cardigan that uses a fine weight yarn for a beautiful drape. Try using summer weather friendly yarns I have outlined in this post to keep your cool while you add style.
Video tutorial and lots of images to help you get a good result with this crochet summer cardigan design.
You can find this airy drapey design on the knitcroaddict website.
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I love the interesting silhouette of this oversized cardigan. Almost all of the designs I have curated for this post has some visual interest because of the shape of the wearable.
Mama in a stitch has used the easy drop stitch of knitting in this crochet cardigan design.
See the free pattern for this crochet cardigan.
Crochet cocoon shrug style cardigan
What I like about this design is the beautiful back! The cardigan is made with a chunky yarn so it will work up quickly. Paintbox simply chunky yarn specifically but if you have a category 5 yarn that you prefer certainly you can use that instead.
It is worked from the back creating a granny square style motif then worked outward before strategically seaming it together.
Cocoon style cardigans really give you a hugged feeling and a unique silhouette.
Get the cocoon style cardigan – dreamcatcher cardigan on the ned and mimi website for free.
Long cardigan for summer
This simple and elegant cardigan has pockets and it is designed with summer friendly truboo bamboo yarn. I use this yarn quite frequently in my warm weather designs because I love the softness and drape.
This crochet cardigan uses two stitches for visual interest. The top portion is a different stitch than the lower portion creating a classic yet unique looking garment.
Get the details to make the Peyton crochet cardigan on the Lakeside Loops website.
Mosaic crochet cardigan
If you haven’t tried your hand at mosaic crochet, Mj’s off the hook designs does a terrific job at explaining it in her designs that use it.
In fact, I made one of her mosaic blankets and it was so much fun to crochet! If you get a little bored when you crochet the same thing row after row you may find mosaic crochet a joy!
Mosaic crochet will ensure that your cardigan will look like one in a million! No chance of anyone else having this look. If you like to stand out and get attention in your handmade pieces this is a good option to consider!
Get the details to make your own Hello Pumpkin Crochet Cardigan.
V-neck button crochet cardigan
The moss crochet stitch makes up the body of this classic design. It is a cardigan with traditional ribbing at the cuffs and bottom which makes this a timeless cardigan you can make for yourself or as a gift.
Get the free pattern for the button up crochet cardigan by for the frills.
Simply elegant long crochet pocket cardigan
If you’re looking for a longer silhouette in your cardigan either for more coverage and modesty or you just like to be bathed in your favorite soft yarn this Rosewood Cardigan is a beautiful option.
The design uses year round comfort yarn, coboo from lion brand. This is a bamboo yarn that is breathable and in a category 3 to give a beautiful drape. If you want a cardigan that is warm look for wool, alpaca or acrylic in category 3 to achieve a similar drape.
If you want an easy crochet cardigan option this is definitely one to consider!
See the crochet cardigan pattern here on Allaboutami.com
Black crochet cardigan pattern
Many crocheters will tell you black yarn is a little more challenging to work with because stitches can be harder to see with very dark yarn.
This crochet cardigan pattern uses easy stitches to make crocheting a black cardigan more simple. Stitch work doesn’t show up as well with black yarn but this design incorporates visible spaces to enhance the design solving that problem!
A very wearable elegant look.
Get the free black crochet cardigan pattern from hooked on handmade happiness here.
I designed knit and crochet project trackers! Keep track of your cardigan pattern with this tracker.
This is the large print version for tired eyes. So much easier than using apps, scraps of paper or a plain notebook.
Three project sizes, a handy ruler and hook guide inside the cover and plenty of room for notes in each pattern.
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I have had bad eyesight since age 18 so large print is a godsend when you can’t see apps and dark yarn, let alone going from one to the other on a crochet-a-thon during a Netflix binge.
Crochet cardigan with pockets
A cardigan design to keep the chill away, the harvest crochet cardigan with pockets uses beginner friendly stitches in a classic design you can wear year after year. Sizing is sm – 5x so you can get the perfect fit for your body.
The designer uses an anti pill yarn, a great option to keep your crochet cardigan looking new and fresh for years to come.
See the free pattern details on the mason jar yarn website.
Summer mesh cardigan
You may like this mesh cardigan for summer. This is a paid pattern that I designed using the very drapey and elegant nuboo yarn.