16 Free Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Beginners

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Get excited because I’m sharing 16 free crochet cardigan patterns for beginners.

For years, I was nervous about crocheting cardigans. Actually, I was quite hesitant about crocheting most wearables in general.

I assumed the process would be too difficult.

Turn out, if you start with beginner-friendly cardigan patterns, you can have your first wearable in no time at all!

Gather Your Crochet Supplies

  • Crochet Hook: These Clover Amour crochet hooks are the most comfortable ergonomic crochet hooks!
  • Stitch Markers: I love using these colorful stitch markers to mark my stitches.
  • Row Counter: With this tally counter, I never lose track of what row I’m on when I crochet.

Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Beginners

Check out these crochet cardigan patterns for beginners.

Aunt Lydia’s Flower Hill Pullover

This cardigan give me total 70’s vibes with the color and fringe. I think it would be cool to try this pattern using a pale pink colored yarn. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

AUNT LYDIA'S FLOWER HILL PULLOVER

Origami Crochet Cardigan

I’m loving this origami crochet cardigan. This would look great layered with a long sleeve top. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

ORIGAMI CROCHET CARDIGAN

Woman’s Curvy Crochet Cowl Pullover

Am I the only one who thinks that this project actually looked knitted? I’m a big fan of cowls and this pullover is right up my alley. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

WOMAN'S CURVY CROCHET COWL PULLOVER

Mom and Me Crochet Ponchos

Along with loving cowls, I’m also a fan of ponchos. I’ve actually crochet quite a few ponchos and I love them all. This pattern includes adult and children sizes. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

MOM AND ME CROCHET PONCHOS

Stepping Stones Crochet Pullover

This cardigan is actually on my “to make” list. I already have my yarn ready to go. I can’t wait to make this! Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

STEPPING STONES CROCHET PULLOVER

Big Easy Crochet Pullover

There’s nothing like a simple crochet pullover. This big easy crochet pullover looks amazing and would go great with a pair of jeans. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

BIG EASY CROCHET PULLOVER

Chill Time Adult’s Cardigan

Can you believe that this is a beginner-friendly pattern? It looks advanced, doesn’t it? This is another cardigan pattern that looks knit to me, which I absolutely love. You can find the child’s pattern here. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

CHILL TIME ADULT'S CARDIGAN

Over Easy Cowl Neck

This over easy cowl neck cardigan would make the most amazing gift for friends and family. I love that this is made using a very affordable yarn. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

OVER EASY COWL NECK

Crochet Boxy Cardigan

I love a good boxy cardigan. They look great when layered with a chambray shirt and jeans. This pattern uses a self-stripping yarn which makes this cardigan so convenient to make. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

CROCHET BOXY CARDIGAN

Pantone Crochet Kimono Cardigan

I love this crochet kimono cardigan. It’s been my goal to make a granny square crochet wearable, and this pattern looks like a good place to start. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

PANTONE CROCHET KIMONO CARDIGAN

Cuff to Cuff Crochet Cardigan

This pattern works side-to-side using one piece and self-striping yarn. Caron Latte Cakes yarn is used for this pattern. Currently, this yarn is only available at Michaels. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

CUFF TO CUFF CROCHET CARDIGAN

Slouchy Crochet Cardigan

My favorite types of cardigans are slouchy or oversized. They are really cozy to wear, and I love how they fit. This cardigan would look great layered with a chambray or flannel top. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

SLOUCHY CROCHET CARDIGAN

Easy-to-wear Cardigan

Don’t you love the colors used for this easy-to-wear cardigan? I plan on making mine using the Roll With It Yarn in the color Vintage. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

EASY-TO-WEAR CARDIGAN

Two-rectangle Cardigan

A cardigan can’t get any easier than this two-rectangle cardigan. This project is made by creating and sewing together two crochet rectangle panels. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

TWO-RECTANGLE CARDIGAN

Heart Love-to-Wear Sweater

Here’s a simple and fun crochet cardigan. This pattern uses the Red Heart Unforgettable yarn which is affordable, soft, and fun to work it. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

HEART LOVE-TO-WEAR SWEATER

Cozy Textured Crochet Cardigan

This textured crochet cardigan is absolutely gorgeous. This cardigan is oversized, stylish, and extremely comfy. It will also keep you warm on those cold days. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

COZY TEXTURED CROCHET CARDIGAN

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