Top 10 Crochet Sweater Patterns

Right now is the perfect time for crochet sweater patterns, when it’s still cold and breezy and layers are everything. Since knitting sweaters hasn’t gone well for me in the past, I’ve been looking for crochet sweater patterns and I found a few that I love and wanted to share with you guys. So, down below you’ll find a list of my top 10 favorite crochet sweater patterns, all in different styles and sizes. I also included two in there for guys, but men’s patterns are surprisingly hard to find. These patterns are a mixed of free and paid ones, and there are some affiliate links in this post. Read my full disclosure here. 

Okay, let’s go!

Top 10 Crochet Sweater Patterns

Top 10 Crochet Sweater Patterns

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Free patterns:

1. The Cascade Cardigan by All About Ami

I love this one so much, and it’s actually the one I chose to make for myself. But, last time I went shopping, I accidentally picked up Scarfie yarn instead of Shawl in a Ball. So, it’ll have to wait until next time. But this pattern is so detailed and full of helpful pictures so there’s no way you can mess up. Click the title or the picture below to go to the pattern.

2. Mod Mesh Honey Blanket Sweater by Mama In a Stitch

Next up is this gorgeous mesh sweater. This reminds me of honeycombs and summer, and it’s a perfect lightweight number. This post includes the full pattern and a video on how to make the stitches.

3. Tunisian Rib Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain

Next up are the men’s sweaters! This one is classic and simple and done entirely in Tunisian crochet. If that’s something you’ve been meaning to try, I think this would be an awesome pattern to try it out on. It also come in sizes from small to 2XL, so it’s perfect for anyone! I also love this color.

4. The Father Pullover by Melissa Leapman

The second men’s pattern is this classic crew neck sweater. This is the easiest pattern I found and it’s a great everyday kind of sweater. I love that it’s using half double crochets for the body, but the crocheted ribbing is my favorite part.

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Paid Patterns

5. The Big Chill Cardigan by Simone Francis

This one is for people like me who are perpetually cold. Since we can’t walk around in a blanket all the time, this is the next best thing. Super bulky yarn and a simple pattern means that it’ll work up quickly. And although it’s big and cosy, it’s also really cute.


6. Angela by Vicky Chang

Here is another mesh one that I adore. This one is more structured than the Mod Mesh above, and it has sleeves. This sweater is so light and springy that it’s perfect for layering, and it comes in sizes from XS to 3X. There’s also a knitted version too if you want to try that!

7. Urban Crossover Pullover by ACrochetedSimplicity

This is a thick and cosy sweater that’s great for early Spring or late Fall when it’s a little bit colder. I love the crossover design and the big rounded collar of this sweater. It comes in sizes from XS to 3XL and it’s just so nice!

Pattern Kits

These last three are sweater kits, meaning that they come with the pattern and all of the yarn you need to make it. I absolutely love the idea of kits and I bought a few myself recently; they’re a great way to eliminate any possible mistakes with yarn and they’re usually so well tested and used that you’ll have no problems with them.

8. Sporty One-Piece Cardigan by Nicole Wang

This is one that I actually just bought. It’s simple, constructed in one piece, but still has some great texture. It comes in 4 sizes and the yarn you get with this kit is so soft and vibrant. This kit also goes on sale a lot, so although it’s normally priced around $35-45 based on size, you can wait until their sale events to get it cheaper. I got my kit for $16 and in Crimson.

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9. Carleton Cocoon Sweater by Right Brain Crochet

What attracted me to this sweater over some of the other oversized ones was that this one has bat sleeves. I love how it looks and how drapey that makes the sweater, but also because it simplifies the whole pattern for me. I find sleeves and the way they attach to the shoulders and armholes to be difficult, so this is a great alternative. Also, to any Gossip Girl fans, it sort of remind me of Lily in that taupe/creamy color. It’s only in one size, but it says it’s one size fits most.

10. My Favorite Pullover by KY & the Squid

This last one is a more fitted than the others and more of a top than a just-throw-it-on kind of sweater. I love the colors and the way it’s constructed, but my favorite part is the little drawstring. It’s just a simple touch that makes it feel more professional and  finished. The yarn for this kit is amazing though. I bought the bulky version of the yarn separately (this is worsted weight), and it’s like a cloud gliding through your fingers. I can only imagine how soft this sweater is. It comes in sizes from XS to 3XL.

Those are my top 10 crochet sweater patterns! I love each of these for different reasons, but mostly because they aren’t the grannyish sweaters you would expect. When I tell people that I knit and crochet, I think they expect it to be a lot more dated and a lot less stylish. But crocheting and knitting are so versatile and there are so many patterns that you can really make things however you like them. So, if the traditional Weasley sweater is something you love, go for it. If you want something a bit more chic and casual, do that! I hope this was helpful and you found something you like.

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  • Jocelyn Freeman

    Disappointment that a lot of the patterns are NOT free.

    • The first 4 are, but there weren’t a lot of free ones that I loved. All About Ami and Mama in A Stitch (the first two) have a few more free patterns on their sites, if you’d like to check them out. I like the Cocoon Shrug from All about Ami.