Sweater weather season is here and I’ve been bitten by the crochet sweater bug! Over the last week, I’ve finished two sweaters and I’m already thinking about what my next one will be. My new obsession with crocheted sweaters is what inspired me to do this round-up, so I can share with you my favourite free crochet sweater patterns. The patterns on this are so great I can’t quite believe they’re free! I’ve already made one of the sweaters on this list and there are definitely some strong contenders for my next project.
Speaking of sweaters, have you checked out my new range of crochet hoodies over on Etsy? There are 5 different designs available, each one with a crochet/yarn quote and they come in a range of colours. Go and grab one for yourself or as a Christmas gift for one of your crochet-loving friends!
This top-down sweater pattern is incredible! The colourwork is so detailed and really makes this pattern stand out. It’s made using a 3mm hook and fingering weight yarn so it will take a while to make this sweater but it will definitely be worth it!
Batwing Lace Sweater
by Tamara Kelly
This Batwing sweater has a simple construction and works up quickly – the perfect pattern if you’re making a sweater for the first time. The white lace detail runs from the neck to the wrist to complete this cosy sweater.
Laoise Turtleneck Sweater
If you’re looking for something cosy to wear, this is the pattern for you! With its turtle neck and textured stitches, this sweater is going to keep you warm. The pattern also includes some really useful photo tutorials for the stitches used on the front and back panels.
Beads and Bobbles Sweater
This sweater pattern is perfect for trying out some new stitches, the rows alternate between the bead stitch, bobble stitch and puff stitch. It would make for a great stash-busting project too with lots of options for colour combos. I’m currently making a bunch of stash-busting sweaters and this might have to be the next project on my hook!
This simple crochet pullover is worked from the top down and requires no seaming, it’s a nice simple pattern that works up quickly and if stripes aren’t your thing, you can easily make it in a solid colour.
This oversized sweater pattern comes with a video tutorial as well as written instructions. It is made in four panels which are seamed together at the end. The use of a v-stitch gives the sweater a lovely textured feel.
The Foliage Sweater
by Grace Lehman
This crochet sweater gives off all of the autumn vibes! It’s a beginner-friendly pattern, using only simple stitches and minimal shaping. If the autumnal colour scheme is for you, you can easily switch it up – there are endless colour combos that would look amazing for this sweater pattern.
by Toni Lipsey
Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sedona-sweater-2Give Tunisian crochet a go with this free sweater pattern. I recently finished this sweater for myself (see pics here) and it is so warm and cosy! If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, this would be a great project – it only uses the Tunisian simple stitch and the ribbing is done using traditional crochet.