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The Best Summer Cardigans with Free Crochet Patterns

Who is in the mood for new crochet patterns? We are! Cardigans are surely great staple items in your wardrobe all year round! In summer, go for delicate and lacy designs in light colors. You`ll definitely find something for yourself among these Summer Cardigans. Whether you want a simple beach cover-up or an elegant shrug, they will add an extra touch to your look. Romantic style or boho chic will be easy to achieve. Don’t hesitate even if you`re a beginner! In addition to lacy detail, you can also add tassels and fringes. Use bobbles or clusters to spice things up even more. Such cardigans are perfect gifts for your friends! Check out these patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Blankets and Squares.

Summer Cardigans with Free Crochet Patterns

Vail Topper

Mama in a Stitch always surprises us with her fashion taste! Seriously, this author’s designs are always on point. If you are not familiar with them yet, fix it right away. Start by taking a look at this perfectly minimalist cardigan. We love it so much!

Level: upper beginner Author: Jessica Reeves Potasz

Short Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Mama in a Stitch here. More info on Ravelry here.

Seafoam Cardigan

This beginner-friendly cardigan by Yay For Yarn Patterns will definitely be an engaging summer project. The lacy pattern and the genius color choices make it lightweight and airy. We are so into this oversized fit! How about you? We think we know!

Level: upper beginner Author: Yay For Yarn Patterns

Short Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Yay for Yarn here. More info on Ravelry here.

Poncho Cardigan

Black and white color block cardi will be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It`s a quick project, evidently beginner-friendly. You can customize this pattern by brilliant Wilma Westenberg by adding sleeves in order to make an all-year-round accessory.

Level: beginner Author: Wilma Westenberg

Crocheted Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Wilmade here. More info on Ravelry here

Olivia Cardigan Light

Bobbles certainly add a playful touch to your projects. Why not use this stitch to finish off a simple cardigan? With short front and longer back, it`s a pretty cover-up for cooler summer evenings. So trendy too! Brianna Iaropoli knows what’s going on in the fashion world, without a doubt!

Level: intermediate Author: Brianna Iaropoli

Crocheted Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Life and Yarn here. More info on Ravelry here.

Watermark Dolman Cardigan

This loose, lacy cardigan is feminine and unquestionably romantic. Add it to your wardrobe this summer and wear styled with long dresses for evening walks by the sea! The designers behind Pierrot surely have a taste for a charming girly style. So pretty!

Level: intermediate Author: Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd.)

Short Crocheted Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Gosyo here. More info on Ravelry here

Blue Annabelle

This kimono-inspired crochet pattern for an oversized cardigan uses different stitches to create truly eye-catching texture. Choose your favorite color and enjoy making this beautiful project. Why don’t you try it with ombre yarn? DROPS design would certainly approve!

Level: intermediate Author: DROPS design

Blue Crocheted Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Garnstudio here. More info on Ravelry here

Sunlit Cardigan

If boho chic is your style, you will certainly love this pattern by Poppy Shop. Lacy design in vivid colors will brighten up your look like a dream! This fashionable mustard shade is great not only for fall. The fringe only makes the cardi more stylish. It’s a paid option, but we couldn’t resist it!

Level: beginner Author: Poppy Shop

Crocheted cardigan with a fringe

The original pattern and the photos are available on Poppy Shop here. More info on Ravelry here

The Stonewash Shrug

One more amazing design by Jess Coppom! With a wide collar and lacy design, this shrug will surely keep you warm on summer evenings. Lilac and gray look elegant, but if you want a more playful effect, go for colorful stripes instead!

Level: upper beginner Author: Jess Coppom

crocheted shrug

The original pattern is available on Make and Do Crew here. More info on Ravelry here. Info on this version by AnggraeniAi and the photos are on Ravelry here.

Lil Denim Cardi

Ashleigh Kiser designed a quick and easy cardi that will suit your summer dress as well as shorts and tank tops. Denim blue is definitely timeless and will go well with most colors. Will you stick with it or go for something different this season? Let us know!

Level: upper beginner Author: Ashleigh Kiser

short cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Sewrella here. More info on Ravelry here.

Freya Cardigan

Depending on the colors you choose, this simple cardigan will have a different vibe every time. It is so versatile! Playful bobbles create such a charming edging, right? Justyna Srock must be incredibly creative, evidently!

Level: upper beginner Author: Justyna Srock

pink cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on Ravelry here

Summer Diamonds Cardigan

Although the diamond pattern is delicate and simple here, it still gives a light and airy texture to this beautiful cardi. Kimono style means the cardigan is loose and has a nice drape to it. ChiWei Ranck has a fabulous fashion taste!

Level: beginner Author: ChiWei Ranck

Beige Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are available on One Dog Woof here.

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