25 Easy Crochet Cardigan Patterns

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If you’re looking for easy crochet cardigan patterns, I’ve got you covered. I’m sharing 25 beautiful 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.

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

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  • Crochet Hook: These Clover Amour crochet hooks are the most comfortable ergonomic crochet hooks!
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  • Row Counter: With this tally counter, I never lose track of what row I’m on when I crochet.

Eva Cardigan

If you love the look of this Eva cardigan, you’ll be pleased to know that the pattern is available for free on the Yarn and Chia blog. Additionally, along with written instructions, there is a helpful YouTube video to guide you along. Get the pattern from Yarn and Chai.

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The Coffeeshop Cardigan

I love a good crochet cardigan. The finished product turns out beautifully as you’ll see when you take a look at photos customers have uploaded to their reviews. Get the pattern from Evelyn and Peter.

Slouchy Stripe Sweater

I’ve been a fan of Sewrella for years. Ashleigh creates some of the best crochet wearables that I’ve come across. Everything that she creates is stylish and fits really nicely. Get the pattern from Sewrella.

The Chrislyn Cardigan

Don’t you just love the look of this cardigan? The Chrislyn cardigan is warm, cozy, and perfect for a chilly fall evening. This sweater is made with super bulky yarn, meaning it will work up fairly quickly. Get the pattern from Ruby Webbs.

Easy Everyday Cotton Cardigan

Because this cardigan is crocheted using cotton yarn, it would also be perfect for those cooler summer days when you could use something on your arms. Get the pattern from Sewrella.

Boyfriend Cardigan

If you love a good boyfriend cardigan, this is the pattern for you. Mama in a Stitch creates patterns that are always easy to follow, and the finished project turns out beautiful every time. Get the pattern from Mama in a Stitch.

Autumn Duster Cardigan

I recently made the autumn duster cardigan by Mama in a Stitch and it’s quickly become my new favorite cardigan. It’s so stylish and cozy. Get the ad-supported pattern on Mama in a Stitch. You can also purchase the ad-free PDF.


What I love about this crochet cardigan is that I can imagine how it would look using different colors. This is an easy design for a sweater that you’ll enjoy wearing for years to come. Get the pattern from The Easy Design.

Painted Canyon Cardigan

I actually made this cardigan for myself and I’m so in love with it. The instructions were written out in an easy to understand manner and helpful photos were included. The finished product is just gorgeous! Get the pattern from Heart Hook Home.

Solveig Cardigan

Keep yourself cozy with this easy crochet cardigan. The crochet pattern is available in 3 different sizes: adult small, medium, and large. Get the pattern from Lady Jay Crochet.

The Wicked Cardigan

I’m loving this thick and cozy crochet cardigan. When the weather gets colder, this is the perfect cardigan to wrap up in.

Additionally, the pattern uses a repetitive stitch, meaning you can work on your cardigan while watching your favorite show. Get the pattern from Whistle and Wool.

Briar Cardigan

The Briar cardigan is one of my favorite crochet cardigan patterns. This oversized cardigan has loose and comfortable wide sleeves and simple hemline ribbing. Get the pattern from For the Frills Store.

Juniper Cardi

This generously oversized cardigan is definitely a showstopper. It features wide sleeves and a nice and wide drapey fabric. This cardigan is perfect for a night out or a night in. Get the pattern from Knits N Knots WPG.

Granny Square Cardigan

I’m a big fan of the granny square. Probably because it’s the first thing I learned how to crochet.

I’m absolutely loving this granny square crochet cardigan. It’s so bright and colorful, with a unique appearance. Get the pattern from Annah Haakt.

Watson Waffle Cardigan

Crochet this beautiful textured cardigan using the waffle stitch. This chunky sweater is so cozy, with large pockets and the perfect length. Get the pattern from Lakeside Loops.

Verano Longline Cardigan

This light cardigan has a lengthy fit and uses ultra soft fabric. You can wear this cardigan with shorts in the summer or jeans in the fall. Get the pattern from Mama in a Stitch.

The Bigger The Better Cardigan

As the name of this cardigan states, the bigger my cardigan, the better. I love lounging around the house in a comfortable handmade cardigan. Get the pattern from Avarus Crochet Designs.

Light Snow Oversized Cardigan

This chunky crochet cardigan has an oversized fit and lovely stitchwork. Minimal shaping is required for this sweater, which makes it a quick and easy project. Get the pattern from Mama in a Stitch.

Sweater Coat Cardigan

I love a good sweater coat. They’re so soft and cozy, and perfect for a night out on the town, or a night cuddled up at home. This crochet sweater coat can work as a light jacket or a comfy chunky cardigan. This cardigan uses a simple stitch pattern, making it easy to work on while watching tv. Get the pattern from Mama in a Stitch.

Rainbow Cardigan

This rainbow cardigan is amazing. It works up to be an oversized cardigan that’s trendy, cute, and comfy. Direct message @phi.nina_ on Instagram to request the pattern. Additionally, if you like this pattern, you may also like this crochet colorblock cardigan pattern.

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