Written by Kate Curry
Welcome to the wonderful world of cardigan crochet! If you’re looking for how to crochet a cardigan, you have come to the right place…blog? Anyway, you’re here for that sweet sweet free cardigan crochet patterns and crochet cardigan kits! Let’s get into it!
Supplies For Crocheting Cardigans
Stitch Markers & Counters
Yarn that is durable, soft, and flowy. No one likes a stiff cardigan! We’d suggest these types of yarn for your crochet cardigan:
DK Weight Naturally Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn
DK Weight Naturally Herbal Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn Packs
Silk Roving Worsted Weight Yarn
Sparkle Worsted Weight Silk Yarn
Banana Fiber Yarn
How Much Yarn Do I Need To Crochet A Cardigan?
The average crochet cardigan can take up to 4-8 skeins of yarn, depending on the yarn’s thickness and yardage. The amount of skeins can also vary depending on the size, length, and intricacy of the cardigan crochet pattern you’re following along with.
How To Crochet A Cardigan For Beginners
Even though they can appear daunting to beginners, crochet cardigans are very easy to make! As long as you check your patterns to ensure that they’re labeled correctly as easy/beginner and keep track of your stitches and rounds, you will be successful!
Some of the easiest cardigans to make are crochet patchwork cardigans - where you will crochet multiple pieces and then stitch them together to create the finished cardigan. There are also multicolored, striped, patterned, or solid cardigans that are super simple for beginners!
Easy Crochet Cardigans For Beginners
Granny Square Cardi
Transform a regular granny square into a beautiful, comfy & cozy cardigan with this crochet pattern featuring Darn Good Yarns Yak Wool Yarn from Nepal - which is no longer available! We’d suggest using Malabrigo Caprino Yarn , Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn , or DK Weight Naturally Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn!
Granny Square Cardi Crochet Pattern
Love crochet, dislike seaming? This easy cardigan pattern is worked from the top down, using first single crochet and then finishing with the decorative cabbage patch stitch. It can be easily customized for length by adding or subtracting rows in the body or sleeves. The end result is a fun, comfy, easy cardigan with some decorative texture! You can use Malabrigo Worsted Yarn, Silk Roving Worsted Weight Yarn, Sparkle Worsted Weight Silk Yarn, or even Banana Fiber Yarn!
Kimchi Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Emerald Pools Bolero Jacket
This gorgeous bolero jacket crochet pattern is the perfect layer for the warmer months! The pattern features our super lightweight Lace Weight Silk Yarn. After all, cardigans are just mini jackets afterall!
Emerald Pools Bolero Jacket Crochet Pattern