Spring and Summer Crochet Cardigans

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Spring and Summer Crochet Cardigans
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Crochet cardigans for spring and summer are the most stylish pieces for your multi-layered outfits.

Comfortable and unique-looking jackets and cardigans for warmer weather are hard to come by these days. The good thing is that you can make them yourself, and it will be really high-quality garment that suits you, fits you, and reflects your personality or mood. These summer crochet cardigans ideas can help you choose what to start with.

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1. Lace Kimono Cardigan

For those who appreciate Eastern cultures! The lace kimono crochet cardigan is perfect for summer and it’s easy to make. There are two types of chunky lace in the pattern, but they’re very simple. All you need to know is double crochet and half double crochet. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and feel the Japanese vibes.

  • DESIGNED by  Justina Kirkwood
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman in a pink, kimono-styled, short-sleeve cardigan

Photos by Justina Kirkwood / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on colourceilidhcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Two-Rectangle Cardigan

A great idea when you don’t want to think. This crochet cardigan is so easy because it’s made with two simple crochet rectangles that are then folded at the shoulders. The pattern is designed for beginners and comes in sizes S-3XL, so you are sure to find one that fits you. Check out the free crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Marty Miller
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman in a beige, meshed, short-sleeve cardigan

Photos by Coats & Clark / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Spring Raglan Cardigan

Crochet a sweater, especially for spring. It will keep you warm on those chilly mornings and allow your skin to breathe on warmer days. This crochet sweater is easy level, so you will finish it quickly. Plus, you won’t be able to resist the urge to make a few more. The free pattern comes in sizes XS-3XL, so you can make summer crochet cardigans for all your friends.

  • DESIGNED by Courtney Stowe
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman in a light green, meshed, short-sleeve crochet cardigan

Photos by Lion Brand / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Wild Bloom Cardigan

Another spring crochet project to get you ready for the season. This crochet cardigan is twice as comfortable because of its oversized fit. The project is mostly crocheted in triple crochet to make it quick. Visit the original blog for the free PDF pattern and all the yarn you need for the project.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman in a long, beige, meshed, short-sleeve summer cardigan

Photos by Rachel Misner / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Summer Breeze Cardigan

A lightweight cardigan for the hottest summer days and cool beach evenings. The piece is very aesthetic and comfortable to wear in any occasion. The lace structure allows your skin to breathe and the fit means you can wrap it up when it gets colder. The free crochet pattern is ready to download.

  • DESIGNED by Carrie M Chambers
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
green summer cardigan

Photos by Carrie M Chambers / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetwithcarrie.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Summer Evening Cardigan

Crochet garment made especially for the cool evenings of late summer. The classic design makes this crochet cardigan a versatile piece. Whatever you combine it with, the look will be great. The comfortable texture will keep you warm when the sun goes down. Feel free to download the step-by-step crochet instructions.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
blue summer cardigan

Photos by Yarnspirations / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Lavender Cocoon Cardigan

Soft and feminine, this crocheted cardigan exudes the light and calm vibes of late summer. This project is based on basic crochet, which makes it great for beginners. The square panel is worked first and then the sleeves are added. It’s easy to make and there’s a free crochet pattern available for instant download.

  • DESIGNED by Selina Veronique 
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL easy
woman wearing crochet cardigan in lavender color

Photos by Selina Veronique / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on selinaveronique.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. We Mesh Well Cardigan

Another great lace cardigan for summer weather. The short sleeves combined with the light weight of the piece make it perfect for even the hottest days. The bright yellow adds a little cheer to your look. The project is easy to follow and suitable for beginners. Feel free to download the free crochet pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigans
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL easy
woman wearing crochet mesh cardigan in yellow color

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. One-Stitch Adult Cardigan (Crochet)

This crochet cardigan will work for academic outfits, business casual outfits and even just everyday wear. The piece is truly versatile and a great addition to your wardrobe. In fact, the trendy classic design with a modern twist makes it not only a high quality piece, but also a great gift. Just take a look at the cardigan sweater crochet pattern and get started!

  • DESIGNED by Lion Brand Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A collage of two images: the top image features a stack of crocheted items including summer crochet cardigans and blankets, and the bottom image shows a person smiling and posing in a cozy, brown

Photos by Lion Brand Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. The Mezzo Cardigan

A long, minimalist cardigan that can be worn at home or for casual outfits. The piece is designed to be comfortable and it really is. Plus, the pattern comes in sizes S-4XL, so you can opt for an oversized fit for even more comfort. The pattern includes step-by-step video instructions so you won’t have any trouble finishing the cardigan.

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman in a casual bohemian outfit comprising a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, summer crochet cardigans, and a green dress, poses against a white wall.

Photos by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on MakeAndDoCrew.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Easy Crochet Classic Granny Hexagon Cardigan

A beginner-friendly crochet cardigan for your mid-season wardrobe. This crochet piece is light and lacey, which means it will be comfortable even on cool summer mornings. The pattern is easy to follow and you will finish this project quickly if you read it carefully. Gauge is important for this project, so check it out on the website.

  • DESIGNED by Heather Brooke
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A person stands against a brick wall wearing a hand-knit, oversized summer crochet cardigan paired with jeans, holding a beverage in one image, and in another, they stretch the cardigan open outdoors

Photos by Heather Brooke / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hayhaycrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Diamond Crochet Cardigan

This simple crocheted cardigan will be just right for your spring outfits. The texture is good for both warm and cool days. Plus, it’s easy to adjust, so you can make the cardigan full-length or shorten it if you prefer a cropped fit. The pattern is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions so you don’t have to worry.

  • DESIGNED by BrianaKDesigns
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two images of a woman wearing summer crochet cardigans, one white and one brown, paired with jeans, in a cozy home setting.

Photos by BrianaKDesigns / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on brianakdesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Cozy Granny Square Cardigan

Wrap yourself in the comfort of this charming granny square cardigan! Perfect for a cozy, boho-chic look. The classic yet trendy design is an ideal addition to your wardrobe. With its retro vibe and playful colors, this cardigan is a delightful project for any crocheter. This cardigan pattern is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Heather Brooke
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A smiling person wearing a handmade, multicolored, summer crochet cardigan with buttons.

Photos by Heather Brooke / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hayhaycrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Rosal

This beautifully designed crochet cardigan is a wonderful way to add elegance to your wardrobe. The intricate details and lacy design make this pattern a joy to crochet. Perfect for dressing up any outfit, this project will add a touch of sophistication to your style. Time to crochet something special!

  • DESIGNED by Filipa Carneiro
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a black top and light pants stands outdoors modeling a summer beige lace crochet cardigan, shown from both front and back views.

Photos by Filipa Carneiro / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on rosarios4.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Hazy Daze Hexie Cardigan – 7145

Embrace a relaxed vibe with a hexagon cardigan that’s perfect for hazy summer days. The breezy design and soft color palette create a laid-back feel that’s ideal for spring and summer. This cardigan is like wrapping yourself in a cloud of comfort and style, making it a must-have for your wardrobe.

  • DESIGNED by Sam Sabido
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a multicolored granny square cardigan

Photos by Sam Sabido / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on woolwarehouse.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Easy Hexagon Cardigan

Looking for an effortless layering piece for spring and summer? This pattern offers a simple hexagonal cardigan that’s as versatile as it is stylish. With its simple yet chic design, this cardigan is a great option for adding a touch of cozy charm to any outfit. It’s a piece you can throw on anytime for a casual yet polished look.

  • DESIGNED by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a crochet cardigan made of big granny squares in neutral colors on a mannequin

Photos by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on fiberfluxblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Granny Cabana Shirt

If you’re looking for a fun and breezy top, try crocheting this retro-inspired shirt. This vibrant piece features a classic granny square design that’s perfect for warm spring days. The playful colors and texture make it a charming addition to your wardrobe. Whether you’re heading to the beach or a casual outing, this shirt will keep you looking stylish and comfortable.

  • DESIGNED by Red Heart Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet cardigan made of big granny squares featuring multiple colors

Photos by Red Heart Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

18. The Ocean Tied Cardi

A versatile cardigan pattern for spring and summer. With an airy design and pastel color, this piece is both soothing and stylish. The light and breezy feel makes it ideal for layering over your favorite outfits on those cooler evenings. Crochet this cardigan for a beachy yet chic look. This cardigan pattern is easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a tied cropped crochet cardigan in pink

Photos by Rachel Misner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Granny Cluster Cardigan

A beginner-friendly cardigan pattern that will keep your home cozy. The loose fit and soft yarn will make it your favorite piece to wear after a long day. This cardigan is great year-round, so there’s never a wrong time to make it. Plus, it’s quick to make and sure to give you a bit of meditative stitching. 

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a green crochet cardigan

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Granny Boxy Cardigan

The boxy shape of this crochet cardigan is very popular right now. Combine it with the Granny pattern and you have a cardigan pattern that’s both trendy and easy to make. The project is suitable for all crocheters who have some experience with similar pieces. Pick the perfect color palette and give it a try! 

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet cardigan made of granny squares with large collar ribbing

Photos by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Scrappy Hexi Cardi

Hexagon is one of the greatest shapes and it’s super handy when it comes to making clothes. For example, this crochet cardigan is simply made of two hexagon-shaped granny squares, so though it looks so stylish, it’s actually easy to make and will do even for beginners with basic knowledge. Don’t miss it!

  • DESIGNED by Ashley Jane McIntyre
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet hexagon cardigan

Photos by Ashley Jane McIntyre / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

22. Theory Cocoon Cardigan

The construction of this crochet cardigan makes it far cozier than regular ones. Made with lightweight yarn, it’s great for spring and summer weather, especially for your bonfire parties. The piece is designed for beginners and works from corner to corner. The cocoon pattern comes in sizes XS-5XL.

  • DESIGNED by Hannah Cross
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet cocoon cardigan in neutral colors

Photos by Hannah Cross / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hanjancrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Fleetwood

Who wouldn’t want this fascinating mesh crochet cardigan? It’s a versatile piece that can be worn for walks in the spring, summer evenings, and on the beach. The beautiful flowery edges add a unique touch. You can customize the length and color to your preference.

  • DESIGNED by Ashley Jane McIntyre
  • PROJECT TYPE Crochet cardigans
  • CRAFT Crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a black lace crochet cardigan adorned with colorful granny squares along the collar and sleeve cuffs

Photos by Ashley Jane McIntyre / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on universalyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

24. Mesh Beachside Cardigan

It’s the perfect piece of clothing that can be worn anywhere. Simple, elegant, and very classy all at once. Your summer outfits will be complete with this mesh cardigan. Use the free pattern by Seema Persaud to crochet the same cardigan and your summer will definitely be exciting.

  • DESIGNED by Seema Persaud
  • PROJECT TYPE Crochet cardigans
  • CRAFT Crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a mesh crochet cardigan in a neutral color

Photos by Seema Persaud / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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