Timeless Granny Square Cardigans

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A crochet project like a granny square cardigan is like merging two staples of this beautiful craft together. The first is a base of so many amazing designs, from blankets to tote bags. The second is one of the first crochet patterns to try thanks to its functionality and simple construction. 

Cardigans come in so many shapes, forms and lengths, but one thing is sure, every wardrobe needs a proper collection of them. With this selection of patterns you will add some beautiful granny square cardigan to your collection. Play with the colors, interchange the square between patterns, everything to make your daily style even more fun, and your crochet adventure more unpredictable.

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1. Ariana

We cannot be more in love with this beautiful and classic granny square cardigan by Amy Christoggers for Berroco. It is truly a design that has everything we might expect from such a piece. A timeless granny pattern that’s crocheted with pretty, delicate colors. Nice, wide bordering and practical cuffs. Add some elegant buttons to the equation and you’ve got yourself an Ariana cardi.

  • DESIGNED by Amy Christoffers for Berroco
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Photos Amy Christoffers / ravelry.com

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

2. Check Me Out Cardigan

Oh, everyone will be checking out our new crochet cardigan if you just follow this beginner pattern. As the pattern designer, Karlijn Glaudemans, has shown us, it looks great both when done in warm, earth tones as in some vibrant, energetic hues. Pick your style and get ready to pair this showstopper with your everyday outfits. Because you will want to wear it every single day.

  • DESIGNED by Karlijn Glaudemans
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Karlijn Glaudemans / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Crochet Cozy Granny Square Cardigan

Cozy and classic, yet stylish and very good looking. This is a cardi by Heather Brook, who has given us this pattern so that everyone can up the everyday style game without compromising the comfort or feeling of warmth. Cute cropped form accentuates the waist and looks great with high rise jeans. You can adjust the length to your taste though, simply add the granny squares until you reach the desired look.

  • DESIGNED by Heather Brooke
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Heather Brooke / ravelry.com

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

4. Red Heart Crochet Two Color Granny Square Jacket

A crochet cardi jacket is something completely new that can easily make its way into your wardrobe. Yarnspirations pattern is a beginner friendly one, hence everyone can enjoy the craft and the final piece. What we love the most about this design, apart from its lightweight yet somehow chunky texture, is the unusual neckline that comes down gently on both sides. What a great style to have always at hand to simply throw on your outfit!

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

5. Mod Tiles Cardigan

Now, this project is something different, because it’s created with crochet squares! Ornamental blocks are easily customizable, so that you can change up colors in each of them. Cardigan like this one will be a statement piece in your wardrobe, and let’s be real – everyone needs a showstopper now and then!

  • DESIGNED by Universal Yarn Design Team 
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crocheted jacket in front of a graffiti wall.

Find this free pattern on universalyarn.com, or read more on Ravelry.

6. Horizon Cardigan

This bold crochet cardigan pattern by Mary Etheridge holds a little secret. It actually is constructed with two ginormous crochet hexagons that are made the same way the classic granny squares are made. The pattern comes with a proper sizing that helps you adjust your own creation to your body measures. Finish the personalised look with some pretty colors that you adore and you’re ready to go!

  • DESIGNED by Mary Etheridge
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL 

Photos Mary Etheridge / ravelry.com

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

7. Half and Half Cardigan

If you’re not that into granny crochet or in the hunt for something unexpected, the Half and Half Cardigan by Yarnspirations Design Studio is what you need. Made entirely in vividly colored soft yarns, it’s actually two crochet projects in one. The classic granny squares are combined with the simplicity of colorful lines. Have a play with ratios and go for more granny squares than in the original if you fancy it.

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

Photos Yarnspirations Design Studio / ravelry.com

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

8. Caron X Pantone Crochet Kimono Cardigan

This crochet cardigan is a piece of clothing that will elevate your look. Thanks to the sturdy granny squares it keeps its form very well. The Yarnspirations Design Team has used the Caron X Pantone Bamboo yarn in soothing colors. The contrasting front panel structures the whole look. This crochet cardigan is a great autumn-winter closet addition. However, it will work well as a Spring outwear as well.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Yarnspirations Design Team / yarnspirations.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

9. The Granny Hexagon Cardigan

This is another fantastic scrap yarn project. Kelly Phelps designed this free crochet pattern to be easy and quick to make, as well as zero waste. The two crochet granny rectangles are crafted out of leftover yarn. All the yarn weights will do for this crochet project. Do not limit yourself regarding colors either. Make it fun so that you can’t wait to wear it over and over again.

  • DESIGNED by Kelly Phelps
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos Kelly Phelps / ravelry.com

Follow the video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Favorite Art Teacher Granny Square Sweater

This crochet cardigan is made completely of crochet granny squares. The granny design makes it a quick beginner-friendly project that is sure to improve your skills if you’re a beginner. The best part is you can take almost any square pattern and incorporate it in this design, so give it a try!

  • DESIGNED by Brook Morse
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet cardigan made of colorful granny squares

Photos by Brook Morse / Ravelry.com

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

11. Gracemont Cardigan

Versatile and cozy, this crochet cardigan is a nice choice for spring. It features a classic granny square pattern, so the project is suitable for beginners. Such a cardi will look great with both smart casual outfits and for more informal ones. Stick to the pattern recommendations to achieve the photo-like look.

  • DESIGNED by April Garwood
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a square-based crochet cardigan

Photos by April Garwood / Ravelry.com

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

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