8 Fabulous Crochet Cardigans and Patterns
The Grainne crochet cardigan is the perfect fall cardigan. I’ve had so many requests to design a cardigan with pockets, something cozy for breezy fall days, but something that’s easy enough to do.
This everyday crochet cardigan was designed with five panels, the back, two fronts and two sleeves. All panels are worked from the bottom up starting with a ribbed hem or a ribbed sleeve cuff.
When all the panels are done they are sewn together using your preferred stitch, i.e. mattress stitch or whip stitch etc, then the ribbed neckline is created. Once most of the cardigan is created, we move on to making the super trendy pockets. Each pocket is created with a fold over the rib and is secured with a button. I get so many questions on how to make buttonholes so I guess this pattern gives you some learning on how to do it.
Inspiration + design
It’s been a while since I designed a simple crochet cardigan, so I set out to make the perfect lightweight cotton cardigan for summer! Mine is a little tight, but you can easily make it bigger and make this sweater baggy and oversized.
I love the look of the thick, wraparound ribs that wrap around the entire neck and hem in one motion. I knew I had to create a base cardigan shape that suited this idea, but I wanted to make sure there wasn’t a lot of crazy math and complicated shapes.
Meet the free Everyday Cocoon crochet cardigan pattern with step-by-step video tutorial! This is perfect for everyday use around the house or just for a cold day.
This super easy beginner crochet cocoon cardigan made from just one long rectangle and uses a row repeat for the entire piece.
Meet the lace crochet summer cardigan pattern! You’re still on the summer beach theme with me.
Wear this cute and cute summer crochet cardigan and feel like going on your dream Island beach vacation.
Featuring this super easy crochet lace stitch for beginners, this summer cardigan is so light and airy that it will blow away when you wear it. It is ideal to cover the swimsuit or for the beach.
New crochet pattern plus free video tutorial! The Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan is knitted in one piece from side to side. It’s the perfect crochet cardigan to keep you warm and cozy. Basic crochet stitches are used throughout with a simple 2-row repeat.
This free crochet cardigan really * is * beginner-friendly
You know how sometimes you look at a pattern and it’s beautiful but devastatingly intricate? Not here. I designed the Everyday Cardigan to take you from a crochet of “I can only make scarves and blankets” to a “I can make my own clothes!” crocheter. All it takes is a good sweater to flip the switch and allow you to wrap your head around the construction of the garment in a much larger way.
Actually, this pattern is a series of rectangles that you sew together, that’s it! So I wholeheartedly believe that if you can knit a simple scarf, you can knit a simple sweater, honestly. I’ll also show you everything in a video tutorial, so don’t stress. You got it!
The Briar cardigan is cozy and oversized, with loose, baggy sleeves and a single ribbed hem. It’s the perfect crochet cardigan for chilly fall days as the relaxed fit allows you to wear tons of layers underneath! Combine it with jeans, over a flowing dress and as it is quite long you can also wear it over leggings.
This simple crochet cardigan also features two handy pockets that can fit a full-size smartphone. Crafted in half double, double, double knit front and back, the Briar cardigan is a wonderful easy crochet cardigan pattern that is ideal for first-time or beginner crochet garment makers.
A cosy cardigan is my favourite thing to wear on those chilly autumnal evenings. They’re the perfect snuggly extra layer. If you haven’t found the ideal cosy cardy yet, don’t panic, why not try making one instead. You won’t believe how easy this cardigan is to make. All it requires is a simple crochet rectangle folded in half.
I first saw a version of this over on Pinterest last year. After recently learning how to crochet I was looking for a simple pattern to show me how to crochet a cardigan for beginners. And after a bit of searching, I came across the perfect pattern showing you how to crochet a cardigan from a rectangle.