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20+ Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Adults and Kids!

I’ve been living in sweaters for the last week, and it really does feel like sweater weather is settling in. Making sweaters always seemed so difficult to me, but after some recent success, I think I’m ready to make one for myself. So now that I’m feeling way more confident about sweaters, I hit Pinterest and found some amazing FREE crochet sweater patterns that I can’t wait to try. I’ve rounded them all up in this post to make it easier for you guys to find the right crochet sweater pattern for whatever your style and skill level. Let’s get into it!

20+ Free crochet sweater Patterns

I really struggled with making sweaters at first. It was always so difficult for me to get the shaping right and make sure it actually fits. So I tried a paid kit from Craftsy that looked super simple and helped me make a sweater with almost no shaping involved. It was the Sporty One Piece Cardigan kit and I did a whole review on it if you’re interested in trying it out. The kit comes with all the yarn you need, the pattern and you also contact Craftsy’s support if you need more help.

Related: Sporty One-Piece Cardigan Kit Review

Free Crochet Sweater Patterns


1. The Cascade Cardigan by All About Ami

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


3. Rebel by Brenda Grobler


4. Knit Look Oversized Sweater by JennyandTeddy


5. Amimono Kimono by MarlyBird


6. Astoria Sweater by Fiber and Fern


7. Newport Cardi Coat by Stitch & Hustle


8. Homebody Sweater by Megmade with Love


9. Granite Cardigan by All About Ami


10. Fallow Fawn Roll Neck Sweater by Hopeful Honey


11. Raven Pullover by MB Stitches


12. Lana Kimono by Sewrella


13. 1st Crochet Sweater by SweetEverlyB

Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Kids!

Next up are some of the adorable patterns I found for kids! In general, I think it’s a lot easier to find and make sweaters for children and there are so many patterns to choose from. I included the ones I loved most but be sure to check out the bloggers who published them for more. They usually have a few different ones! Kids’ sweaters are also a great place to start if you struggle with making sweaters or shaping because they don’t involve much!





14. Crochet Toddler Sweater by SweetEverlyB


15. Snowdrop Cardigan by ByKaterina


16. Kids’ Curvy Cowl Crochet Pullover by Bernat



17. Blue Sky Cardi by ByKaterina


18. Hudson Crochet Sweater by Daisy Farm Crafts


19. Child’s Blanket Cardigan by HeartHookHome


20. Pixel Cardi by HookedHazel

That’s all for today, guys! Thanks so much for hanging out with me. Let me know which pattern is your favorite in the comments below and if you want to see a similar roundup for men’s and boys’ sweaters.

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Kelly G

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Oh My Shelia! What an amazing group of gorgeous sweaters!! You've created a very dangerous, and BUSY hook to hand year, I'm really falling in love with all these 'homemade' sweaters lately. Just have to speed it up, lol. Thanks for all the work!

Jann Olson

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

So very cute! Those babies sure brought a smile to my face. I wish I could crochet!! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann

Jen @ The Frozen Mind

Sunday 14th of October 2018

I have seriously been thinking about trying to do something like this. I know the basics of crochet but just making blankets is boring. I would love being able to make something like these though!

Thanks for sharing. I am scheduling to post on Pinterest.



Sunday 14th of October 2018

What a wonderful resource, thank you. You know I have crocheted for over 20 years but I have never made a jumper or cardigan! I see that changing soon thank to all these ideas!

Shehla Ahmed

Sunday 14th of October 2018

Thanks, Julie! It's easier to start with children's ones if it seems daunting. They have less shaping and use up less yarn!

Jocelyn Freeman

Sunday 16th of April 2017

Disappointment that a lot of the patterns are NOT free.

Shehla | The Blue Elephants

Sunday 16th of April 2017

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.