5 Cozy Free Crochet Sweater Patterns To Make This Fall and Winter

by | Oct 25, 2021

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Want to crochet a pullover sweater or cardigan to wear this fall and winter? These 5 free women’s crochet sweater patterns will help you crochet your own cozy sweater, even if you’ve never made one before.


As temperatures begin to drop, and there’s a crisp chill in the air, what’s more cozy and comfortable than a sweater? Or better yet, a sweater you made yourself?

All of these free crochet sweater patterns are plus size-inclusive, from a women’s size XS to 5XL. They all include complete written instructions and a full video tutorial to help you follow along with the pattern.

These patterns are written in US terms, but if you prefer UK terms, this conversion chart can help you out.

Ready to crochet your own sweater?  Grab your yarn and crochet hook, and check out the free crochet patterns at the links below!


1. Crimson Cardigan

First up, my most popular crochet pattern: the Crimson Cardigan!  It’s the perfect everyday sweater for chilly days.  With its simple styling and comfy, relaxed fit, you can layer your handmade crochet cardigan over any outfit you like.

Featuring a raglan-style construction, the sleeves and body of this cardigan are all made in one piece.  Raglan sweater shaping isn’t super complicated, and is pretty similar to making a granny square.  (Bonus: there is only one very short seam to sew at each back loop single crochet sleeve cuff!)

Yarn Needed: #4 Worsted-Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca)

Crimson Cardigan – FREE Crochet Sweater Pattern by Yay For Yarn



2. Cuddle Cardigan

The Cuddle Cardigan is a thick, cozy, oversized crochet shrug.  This easy-to-make, beginner-friendly crochet cardigan is made from a rectangle in bulky yarn.

Looking for a project with a simple stitch pattern and simple construction?  If you’ve never made a garment before, this is a great place to start!

Yarn Needed: #5 Bulky Weight Yarn (I used Knit Picks Brava Bulky)

Cuddle Cardigan – FREE Crochet Sweater Pattern for Beginners by Yay For Yarn




3. Textured Pullover

Looking for a classic crochet pullover pattern? This simple, beginner-friendly crochet sweater is made from rectangles, in basic stitches, with minimal shaping.  If you can make a scarf and a hat, you already have the skills needed to make your own Textured Pullover.

Yarn Needed: #4 Worsted-Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love)

Textured Pullover – FREE Beginner-Friendly Crochet Sweater Pattern by Yay For Yarn



4. Comfy Cozy Cardigan

This soft, slouchy cardigan is a fall wardrobe essential!  With its over-sized fit, drop shoulder style, and hip length hem, this cardi makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a snuggly blanket.  If you can crochet a simple rectangle in half double crochet with a few modifications, you can make this easy crochet cardigan pattern!

Yarn Needed: #4 Worsted-Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland)

Comfy Cozy Cardigan – FREE Crochet Cardigan Pattern for Beginners by Yay For Yarn



5. Intertwine Pullover

This lightweight crochet pullover features a lovely braided faux cable, which is much easier to make than it looks.  No front and back post stitches or confusing cable crosses here!  Sport Weight yarn gives this sweater a soft drape, while Griddle Stitch adds a subtle texture to help the braid really pop.

Yarn Needed: #2 Sport Weight Yarn (I used Knit Picks High Desert Sport)

Intertwine Pullover – FREE Women’s Sweater Crochet Pattern with Braided Cable by Yay For Yarn



If you make one of these sweaters, I’d love to see your project photos!  Tag me on Instagram @yayforyarn so I can see your lovely creations.

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  1. Ronda Wright

    Beautiful Sweaters. Thanks for patterns Daughter is looking to expand her Crochet techniques, so now I’ll have to get her yarn to make one for herself.

  2. Henry Nichols

    Such a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cindy

    Thanks for the free patterns. I love them all. It’s going to be hard to decide which one I want to make first.


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