12 of the best crochet cardigan patterns

Welcome to Crafternoon Treats and a new video show casing 12 of the best crochet cardigan patterns that are available in 2022. Many are from previous years but are wonderful classic designs from leading crochet designers. Watch the video, then come back for all the links to these wonderful patterns xxx Kathryn

Cuddly cardigan: For The Frills

The Cuddly cardigan is a free pattern by Grace of For the Frills. You can also download a printable pdf version on Love Crafts or Ravelry, or on Grace’s website.

This is a plain, easy to make crochet cardigan that is perfect for someone new to crochet garments. Clear instructions are provided in the pattern so that you can join the different sections confidently.

You can also increase the number of rows of the main body pieces to make your crochet cardigan longer, if you prefer a less cropped styled. This will take more yarn, obviously, so factor that in when you plan your purchase.

View the Cuddly Cardigan pattern

The Twilight Cardigan: For The Frills

Another cropped style by Grace that can be made longer, this crochet cardigan is slightly more advanced but the instructions are detailed and clear and there is even a YouTube tutorial on Grace’s channel.

The Twilight Cardigan is made in chunky yarn with a large hook, so works up very fast! It features buttons and a button band and has a beautiful textured stitch pattern.

Available free on Grace’s website and as a purchasable pdf download on Love Crafts and Ravelry.

View the Twilight cardigan pattern

The Palermo Cardigan: For The Frills

The third cardigan by Grace is a longer one with a more relaxed style.

The Palermo Cardigan is also made in chunky yarn with a large hook but is much longer, which means more yarn and more time required to finish.

Its the perfect style for relaxing at home, or wearing out on a spring or autumn day. Free on the For The Frills website and can be bought as a printable pdf from Ravelry or Love Crafts.

Check out the Palermo Cardigan now

Three crochet cardigan patterns by Annelies Baes

Annelies is a designer from The Netherlands and is a highly respected crochet designer with a very large portfolio of patterns.

She has many more crochet cardigan patterns in her Ravelry store and you can follow her on Instagram to see preview photos of new designs and hear about new releases. Annelies often offers a 25% discount on the price of her patterns for a few days after release, so its well worthwhile following her.

She also has an English website with regular blog posts and updates.

The basic top-down crochet cardigan by Annelies Baes

This is a classic cardigan and I’ve had it in my library for a while now. I really need to finish my current cardigan and get on with it! 

This is a great cardigan for layering and you can make two in different sizes and wear them together on really cold days.

The sample in the pattern page is made in Icelandic wool from Istex, which is described as lace weight, but the thickness and yardage is not too far from a 4ply sock yarn, which could be used as a potential alternative. It probably means the cardigan will turn out to be slightly larger though, so a good swatching session would be a great idea before you start.

Buy the Basic cardigan pattern now

The 7 Leaps crochet cardigan by Annelies Baes

One of Annelies’ older patterns, this cardigan has not lost its appeal. The lacy detail around the hem is beautiful. As with many of the crochet cardigans designed by Annelies, this is worked top down and seamless.

Buy the 7 Leaps Crochet Cardigan pattern now

The Soho cardigan jacket by Annelies Baes

A completely different cardigan for much colder days, the Soho cardigan is made in an aran weight yarn. Again top down and seamless with some interesting button detail.

Buy the Soho Jacket Crochet Cardigan pattern now

The Summer mesh cardigan by Annelies Baes

Although worked in a DK year, this crochet cardigan has an open meshwork design that makes it perfect for summer wear when made in a cool, cotton and linen rich yarn. Make it in a wool yarn and its a perfect layering piece for winter weather.

Buy the Summer mesh Crochet Cardigan pattern now

The Hacho crochet top by Jane Ellison

This is an old pattern dating back to 2012 but I included it for two reasons. Firstly its written by the Jane of Purl and Jane, the owner of the yarn shop in Skipton. I’ve been in there many times… And secondly. because its such a natty little top, not quite a cardigan maybe, but an excellent cover up and good for using up scraps!

Buy the Hacho crochet top pattern now

The Sydney crochet cardigan by Hannah Cross

Hannay Cross is another really well known crochet designer and her patterns are always excellent and well written. This is one of her patterns from 2021 and is a classically styled easy crochet cardigan

Buy the Sydney crochet cardigan pattern now

The Irene crochet cardigan by Vicky Chan

A beautiful yoked and lacy cardigan worked bottom up! This is a pattern by the lovely Vicky Chan who has some gorgeous patterns well worth checking out. It looks so stylish and graceful – I must get round to making it!

Buy the Irene crochet cardigan pattern now

The Candelaria crochet cardigan pattern by Nomad Stitches

Sandra’s designs are always inventive and in this cardigan she combines a lace stitch pattern with a classic cardigan style, with after thought pockets.

Buy the Candelaria crochet cardigan pattern now

The Sweater weather Cardi by Toni Lipsey

Toni Lipsey is another wonderful designer, with patterns for crochet and Tunisian crochet. This long-line sweater weather cardigan is almost a crochet coat!

Buy the Sweater weather crochet cardigan pattern now