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Handmade sweaters make rewarding projects and heartwarming gifts. These 20 stunning free crochet sweater patterns cover a wide range of styles and crochet skill levels.
As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, that’s your sign to start thinking about fall crochet projects. And when it’s chilly out, there’s nothing more satisfying than curling up in your comfy chair, hook in hand, and working on a soft and cozy crochet sweater.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your holiday gift list, either. For that person who has everything, you can give them the gift of your time and effort and make them a crocheted sweater. It’s one-of-a-kind, customized to their size and taste. And because you put your care into every stitch, it’s like a hug they can wear.
Whether you’re making it for yourself or your loved one, completing a handmade garment gives you a sense of pride. When someone compliments your sweater and asks, “Where did you get it?” you can proudly answer, “I made it!”
Table of contents
- 20 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Fall
- Textured Fall Poncho Pattern
- Striped Velvet Cardigan
- Chunky Belted Cardigan
- Lacy Shell Crochet Sweater Vest
- Chunky Berry Sweater
- Tolorraine Sweater
- Adamya Sweater
- Whatever Sweater
- Rainbow Granny Square Sweater
- Cozy Campfire Striped Hoodie
- Super Simple Sweater
- Batwing Lace Sweater
- Crochet Fall Sweater
- Four-Hour Fall Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
- Autumn Belle Sweater Pattern
- The Sideways Fall Crochet Sweater Pattern
- Crochet Heirloom Cabled Sweater
- Easy Crochet Raglan Sweater
- Sedona Sweater
- Mysa Velvet Sweatshirt Sweater Crochet
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
20 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns for Fall
I have selected 20 of the coziest fall crochet sweater patterns, all of them for free! If you’re a beginner looking for an easy crochet sweater, we’ve got several of those. If you want more of a challenge, you can try the cabled sweater. There’s even a crochet hoodie pattern.
It’s fascinating how many ways a crochet sweater can be put together. In this roundup, I’ve included all the different types of construction. Some are made in one or two pieces – one requires no sewing at all! Others use a combination squares, rectangles, or other simple shapes, sewn together. Once you learn the basics of garment construction, you can make just about any sweater you can imagine!
Whichever sweater you choose, you’re in for a fun and challenging project that you can wear for years to come.
Textured Fall Poncho Pattern
If you are a beginner garment crocheter, ponchos are a great place to start. They normally do not require a lot of shaping. Most of the time you can make a crochet poncho out of a simple shape.
This TEXTURED FALL PONCHO – FREE CROCHET PATTERN is made up of a simple rectangle. However, do not underestimate it! With its beautiful textured stitch, it will be your favorite go-to fall crochet garment.
It comes in sizes XS through 4XL. It shows off the lacy granny stitch and modified sedge stitch with three beautiful buttons to finish it off. This turns a simple rectangle into a poncho.
Striped Velvet Cardigan
I designed this luxurious crochet cardigan in bulky weight velvet yarn, which works up so soft and cuddly. Once you finish your sweater, you won’t want to take it off!
If you want to level up your garment-making skills, this oversized striped crochet cardigan is the perfect pattern for you. You crochet the body in one piece, with only two seams, and add the sleeves and edging on afterwards. To help you with construction, I’ve included lots of photos and diagrams.
The pattern comes in sizes XS through 4XL. Get the EASY CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN from my website.
Chunky Belted Cardigan
This classy belted sweater is constructed in a similar way as the previous one, in one piece, folded and seamed, with the sleeves, collar, and belt loops added later.
The crocheted belt pulls the garment in at the waist, which gives it a more tailored look. And the great thing about a homemade sweater is that you can place the belt loops wherever you want so it fits you just right.
It’s made from chunky yarn, which works up quickly, so you can you finish a whole sweater in a weekend. You can find the stylish CHUNKY BELTED CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN, in sizes XS through 4XL, free on my blog!
Lacy Shell Crochet Sweater Vest
What about those of you who live in warmer climates? You still need an extra layer to protect against chilly mornings and evenings. This light and lacy crochet sweater vest fits the bill. The blooming crochet shell stitch provides a balance of warmth and breathability.
To achieve the gorgeous drape of this sweater vest, I used a blend of merino wool and silk. The sweater may hang a little differently, but you can substitute another DK weight yarn and still crochet a beautiful garment.
You can find the FREE CROCHET SWEATER VEST PATTERN, in sizes S through 5XL, right here on this website.
Chunky Berry Sweater
This chunky sweater gets its beautiful texture from crossed half double crochet stitches, which simply means you skip a stitch, half double crochet in the next stitch, and then half double crochet in the stitch you skipped.
You can make this cozy V-neck crochet sweater using any chunky weight yarn. Or if you want to use up some of your stash, you could also substitute two strands of worsted weight yarn.
The designer has also included helpful tips for selecting yarn and achieving a perfect fit. FOLLOW THIS LINK to free sweater pattern.
This ultra-textured crochet pullover is a beginner-friendly pattern, which requires minimal shaping and no sewing. You crochet it from the top down, starting with the ribbed collar.
The sweater’s texture comes from bouncy bulky weight yarn and clusters of extended single crochet. It’s an easy variation on the basic single crochet that you’ll want to add to your crochet toolkit.
Just CLICK HERE to find the free sweater pattern in sizes XS through 5X.
This stunning pullover uses Tunisian crochet to create an intriguing texture that looks similar to knitting. So if you like the look of knit fabric but prefer to use a hook rather than needles, try this sweater pattern.
The pattern uses a DK-weight baby alpaca yarn, which works up into a sweater that is soft, light, and warm. The drop-shoulder sweater is made from just four rectangles and is easier to make than it looks.
You can find the free sweater pattern in sizes XS through 5X FROM THIS WEBSITE.
This versatile sweater gets its name from the fact that you can customize it to make pretty much whatever sweater you want! The pattern includes instructions for both a cardigan and a pullover. In addition, you can experiment with sleeve length, hem length, or even add pockets.
The sweater pattern uses the Herringbone half double crochet, which is a variation on the basic half double crochet that makes the stitches lean slightly. Worked back in forth in rows, they make a subtle V texture.
FOLLOW THIS LINK to get the free sweater pattern in sizes XS through 5X.
Rainbow Granny Square Sweater
We’re seeing granny squares all over fashion runways right now, and this bright and colorful crochet sweater is right on trend. You can make it in any colors you like to suit your taste and your stash.
This pattern is beginner-friendly. If you can make a granny square, you can make this sweater. All it takes is just 4 granny squares and a simple granny stripe edging.
CLICK HERE to get the free crochet pattern, in sizes XS through 3X, from the designer’s website.
Cozy Campfire Striped Hoodie
This crochet hoodie is equal parts comfy and stylish. It has all the features of your favorite comfy hoodie, including a pocket on the front to warm your hands on cool mornings.
The sweater pattern uses alternating rows of single and half double crochet, some in the back loop only, to make subtle ridges. It’s made from a few simple shapes and the designer provides lots of helpful photos to help you with seaming and matching up the stripes.
You can find the hooded sweater pattern in sizes XS-L by CLICKING HERE.
Super Simple Sweater
This beginner-friendly sweater pattern was designed especially with new makers in mind. You can use this pattern to learn about garment construction and then you’ll want to make all the sweaters!
The body of the drop shoulder sweater is made with simple shapes and it’s almost entirely half-double crochet. The sweater does require some seaming. But the designer has shared lots of detailed photos to help you put everything together in the right place.
You can get the free sweater pattern in sizes XS through 5X from THIS BLOG.
Batwing Lace Sweater
This oversized batwing lace sweater is the ultimate in cozy. It’s an easy pattern that’s relaxing to make and comforting to wear.
It’s made mostly with double crochet, with ribbed cuffs and hem and accents of lace on the shoulders that add visual interest. You make two identical pieces and seam them together. It’s that simple. And it’s fully reversible, too!
You can get the batwing sweater pattern in sizes XS through 5X from THE DESIGNER’S WEBSITE.
Crochet Fall Sweater
Making a fall crochet sweater does not have to be super hard! This easy and beginner-friendly pattern is worked in flat panels from the bottom up. You will make two front and back panels and two identical sleeve panels. Afterward, you will seam them together.
All you have to do at the end is finish it off with a collar neckline. CLICK HERE for the great free crochet pattern.
Four-Hour Fall Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
Each fall crochet sweater made from this pattern is completely customizable. You can adjust the pattern to suit your personal style. Make it longer to wear with leggings or make the next size up for an oversized fit to wear around the house.
Give it a small neck opening or a huge boat neck so it falls off the shoulder. The possibilities are endless. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.
Autumn Belle Sweater Pattern
This pattern uses fine-weight yarn. It actually works up pretty quickly because this sweater uses double crochet and treble crochet stitches throughout the whole thing!
Not only is it fast for a fine-weight sweater but you also get the benefit of the beautiful drape and lightweight feel! The pattern is beginner-friendly and has been designed as a size-inclusive crochet pattern. Visit THIS WEBSITE for the free fall sweater crochet pattern.
Free Crochet Pattern – Retro Stripes Sweater
This fall crochet sweater is cool, cozy, and got all of those fun throwback vibes. The colors of this crochet sweater are just stunning and will be perfect for fall. It’s definitely a beginner-friendly sweater pattern.
The body is worked up in one piece and completely made up of half double crochets! How cool is that? CLICK ON THIS LINK to visit the pattern website.
The Sideways Fall Crochet Sweater Pattern
The construction of this fall crochet sweater is slightly different because it has literally been turned on its side! As a result, you get vertical lines of stitches running through the jumper.
These are great because they frame your silhouette and create a nice flowing garment. The main body of this crochet jumper is worked in rows running from neck to waist.
The pattern uses a half double crochet stitch worked through the third loop only. As a result, you get a ribbed crochet jumper that looks knitted. CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Heirloom Cabled Sweater
This cabled crochet sweater will be perfect for the fall season. It uses intricate-looking crochet cable pattern. However, the overall construction of the sweater is quite simple.
It consists of 4 rectangle shapes sewn together for the body panels and sleeves. Each panel has a cable pattern running through the middle of it. Do not be intimidated by the crochet cable patterns in this sweater. They are easier than you think.
The pattern uses a cable technique from the bodice to create simple cabling on the sleeves. It is finished it off with a bit of knit-like ribbing and this sweater is perfect! THIS BLOG has the fun free crochet pattern.
Easy Crochet Raglan Sweater
This easy crochet raglan sweater pattern will add a flattering pullover to your handmade wardrobe. This is a design with minimalism and subtle texture in mind making it an easy-to-wear and style crochet sweater.
The pattern is using a top-down technique paired with simple stitches perfect for a beginner crocheter. It also has two sleeve options – flared out bell shape or traditionally straight sleeve.
This design is fully customizable for your best fit. It gives you options to add or subtract from the crochet yoke, main body, or sleeve rounds for the best fit. Check out the fantastic pattern by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.
Stash busting is never out of the season as this fall crochet sweater pattern proves! You can definitely overcome your sweater-making fears with this sweater pattern. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that uses the Tunisian Crochet technique.
As you can see it uses scraps of different colored yarn which were leftover from a temperature blanket. You can definitely keep the colors fall-themed but I just love the pop of pink. It really elevates the fall look to another level. VISIT THIS WEBSITE
Mysa Velvet Sweatshirt Sweater Crochet
This velvet sweatshirt is the coziest crochet garment you will ever make. It’s worked in simple beginner crochet stitches from the bottom up. It has a super warm cowl neck and most importantly pockets!
The Mysa Sweatshirt uses single crochets for the body and sleeves, and then half double crochets for the cowl neck. It has a slightly different construction as it uses a bottom-up yoke design. You actually make the body and both sleeves separately. Secondly, you join them together into a round yoke.
The yoke then goes round and round and decreases over the shoulders and up to the neckline. After that, you create a loose cowl neckline worked in continuous rounds. You can also work the cowl as high up as you want or until just runs out of yarn. For the free pattern CLICK HERE.
I hope you enjoyed this fall crochet sweater pattern round up! I know I will be making some of these amazing patterns myself to get ready for the cozy season.
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THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
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