12 Lovely Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Beginners

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If you’re new to crochet or making your first crochet garment, you’ll love these lovely crochet cardigan patterns for beginners.

There’s nothing like making and wearing your very own crochet cardigan. Below you’ll find fun cardigans, simple cardigans, and more.

Gather Your Crochet Supplies

  1. The Best Crochet Hook: These BeCraftee crochet hooks are ergonomic and so comfortable to use.
  2. The Best Stitch Markers: I use these colorful stitch markers to mark my stitches. They are so helpful!
  3. The Best Row Counter: This is my favorite tally counter. I never lose track of the row I’m on when using this.

Cardigan with Pockets

If you’re looking for a super simple crochet cardigan with pockets, you’ll love this pattern. This cardigan is worked up with bulky yarn meaning it’s nice and warm and works up quickly. Get the pattern from Life and Yarn Designs.

Cardigan with Pockets

Kram Cardi

This pattern is so simple and makes a great first cardigan project. Beginner and advanced crocheters will enjoy working on this beautiful cardigan. Get the free pattern on KT and the Squid. Get the ad-free PDF on Etsy.

Beginner crochet cardigan

Back to Basics Crochet Cardigan

Men and women will love wearing this back to basics cardigan. This crochet cardigan pattern is made with medium or worsted weight yarn and has an easy level of difficulty. Get the pattern from Lion Brand.


Catalina Cardigan

If you don’t enjoy sewing, you’ll be happy to know that this cardigan is made as almost one piece. This cardigan was made using Lion Brand Heartland in Canyon. Get the free pattern on Hooked on Homemade Happiness. Get the ad-free pattern on Etsy.

Catalina Cardigan

Granny Square Strawberry Cardigan

Strawberry cardigans have been all the rage. If you want to make your very own sweet cardigan, you’ll be happy to know that this cardigan is easy to make. Get the pattern from Crochet Bao.

Granny Square Strawberry Cardigan

Bloom Cardigan

If you’re looking for a trendy cardigan pattern this is the pattern for you. Adjust your yarn colors to fit your personality or even the different seasons. Get the pattern from Lanka By Me.

Bloom Cardigan

Painted Canyon Cardigan

This painted canyon cardigan is absolutely stunning. Use self-striping yarn to make it even easier. There are two ways to do the pockets: outside and inside. Get the pattern from Heart Hook Home.

Painted Canyon Cardigan

Easy Bulky Cardigan

I’m loving this easy bulky cardigan. It looks so warm and cozy and I’ve definitely added it to my list of things to make. Get the pattern from Lion Brand.

Easy Bulky Cardigan

Slouchy Crochet Cardigan

If you want to wear something slouchy, give this slouchy cardigan a try. It’s made using Patons alpaca blend yarn in the color “oats.” Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

Slouchy Crochet Cardigan

Briar Pocket Cardigan

This oversized cardigan is perfect for chilly fall days. It has loose sleeves and hemline ribbing, which allows you to wear many layers underneath it without feeling too bulky. Get the free pattern on For the Fills. Get the ad-free PDF on Etsy.

Briar Pocket Cardigan

Cuff to Cuff Cardigan

This cardigan is worked from side to side in one piece using a self-striping shade of Caron Latte Cakes to complete this soft crochet cardigan. Get the pattern from Yarnspirations.

Cuff to Cuff Cardigan

 Elevation Duster Cardigan

The elevation duster is so soft and drapey.  It combines simple stitches and even easier construction for an easy cardigan. Get the pattern from Make and Do Crew.

 Elevation Duster Cardigan

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