Two pictures of a woman wearing an openwork crocheted cardigan.

Openwork Cardigans – Free Knitting Patterns

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Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Are you in the mood for free knitting patterns for chic Openwork Cardigans? Obviously! We bet you can’t wait for the details. Well then, let us tell you about two classy colors and two wonderful textures. These are the main themes of today’s post. As you probably know, openwork-based projects are not only pretty but also very comfortable for warm days. There is no better time to start working on them than now! Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Feminine Shawls and Enchanting Shawls.

Lacy crochet cardigan free patterns

Saunio Cardigan

What’s the point of lacy cardigans, some may ask? Well, it’s all about the style – that’s for sure. Irina’s lacy knitted cardi will become your favorite for warm days. It doesn’t give much warmth, obviously, but provides cover-up that sometimes makes us feel better. Pair it with a dress, a bikini, or a long-sleeved top, and find a way it works best for you. 

Level: intermediate Author: Irina Poludnenko

a blonde woman in a dark green dress and a crochet lacy cardigan

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Chelsea Cape 

When we browse through free knitting patterns for openwork cardigans, some projects just catch our attention immediately. This one is certainly the case! The color is perfectly basic, and the design is absolutely minimalist, but there is something so special to it! Can you put your finger on it?

Level: upper beginner Author: Alexandra Tavel

Knit Cape

The original pattern is on Two of Wands. More info on Ravelry. Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry.

Enchanted – paid pattern

Wow, this is what we call a royal cardigan! This brilliant author has gotten us used to projects that look like stolen straight from the cover of chic fashion magazines. Make sure to check out the rest of them! You will always be ready for a fancy garden party, trust us on this one!

Level: intermediate Author: Kristina Smiley

Knit Cardigan

The original pattern and the photos are on Expression Fiber Arts. More info on Ravelry. This pattern is no longer free.

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