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Comfy Crochet Cardigans for Autumn – Free Patterns

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Comfy Crochet Cardigans are the base of our wardrobes this time of the year. They are perfect for everyday wear because they pair nicely with jeans as well as dresses. The slightly oversized forms of these examples are modern and stylish. Moreover, the patterns are definitely ideal for beginners. Basic stitches still provide lovely texture and you can certainly play with colors here. Washed pink or neutral gray will create a delicate look and cozy feel. These cardigans will surely keep you warm whether out and about or while relaxing with a hot cup of tea and a book. So get your hooks ready and give them a try! Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Beautiful Lacy Cardigans and Feminine Crochet Sweaters.

Free crochet cardigan patterns

1. Yarrow Cardigan

Believe it or not, this cardigan is worked in one piece! If you’re not a fan of seams, this project will be perfect. Beginners, please notice that this crochet pattern uses mostly single and double crochet stitches – easy peasy! What’s more, it’s easily adaptable, so adjust the length and details exactly to your liking.

Level: intermediate Author: Jess Coppom

a woman in a fedora and a yellow cardigan

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2. Bridgeport Cardigan

Grab some worsted-weight yarn and a big 6 mm crochet hook, and you’ll be ready to make this comfy cardigan. Designers from Lion Brand came up with a timeless silhouette with chunky ribbing and easy stitches. A sweater like this will come in handy in colder months – throw it on whenever you feel chilly.

Level: intermediate Author: Lion Brand

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3. Mountaintop Cardigan

Chunky and wonderful! This crochet cardigan by Alexandra Tavel is the ultimate autumn classic. Every girl who likes to keep things simple while planning her wardrobe will be obsessed with this pattern! The colors are so classy.

Level: upper beginner Author: Alexandra Tavel

Crochet Cardigan

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4. Rosewood Cardigan

Are you a beginner wanting to add something special to your autumn wardrobe? You can crochet your new favorite cardigan using only basic stitches and Stephanie Jessica Lau’s instructions! The cotton yarn makes it lightweight and stylish, so choose your colors and start crocheting.

Level: beginner Author: Stephanie Jessica Lau

Pink Crochet Cardigan

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5. Everyday Cotton Cardigan 

This cotton cardigan is minimalist and therefore quite easy to make. The oversized form will surely be perfect for everyday wear as well as for snuggling up on your cozy couch. Ashleigh Kiser will certainly help you survive cold months!

Level: upper beginner Author: Ashleigh Kiser

Gray Crochet Cardigan

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6. Everyday Granny Square Cardigan

Our love for granny squares has no limits! Just look at this brilliant idea for a crochet cardigan by Cintia Gonzalez. We are absolutely enchanted with these colors and the magical simplicity of this design. Gather the yarn before cold days come!

Level: upper beginner Author: Cintia Gonzalez

Granny Square Cardigan

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7. Autumn Ridges Cardigan 

An awesome cardigan and an awesome stitch! If you are already collecting patterns for autumn crochet fashion, you should certainly add this gem by YarnThrift to your to-try list. This shade of caramel brown looks absolutely delicious!

Level: upper beginner Author: YarnThrift/tiffmarraffa

Crochet Cardigan

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8. Brioche Style Fall Cardigan

There’s no feeling comparable to wearing your own creation, let me tell you. The cardigan you see in the photos may be your next make, no matter if you’re at the beginning of your crochet journey, or far in. The technique used in this project was inspired by brioche stitch – a classic choice for winter garments.

Level: upper beginner Author: Carrie M Chambers

Two pictures of a woman wearing a brown knitted cardigan.

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