Free Crochet Round Neck Cardigan Pattern

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Looking for a new crochet cardigan pattern to try? Look no further! In this blog post, i have put together as easy free crochet round neck cardigan pattern for you. This patterns is suitable for beginner and intermediate crocheters, as long as you are very comfortable with increasing and decreasing stitches. So whether you’re looking for a new winter project or something cozy to keep you warm in the spring and fall, we’ve got you covered!

crochet round neck cardigan

If you are looking for the Printable PDF Pattern then you can always find it on Etsy. If you would like to follow along every crochet step, then Ribblr might be the better option for you.

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern

If you’re just starting out in crochet, the idea of crocheting a whole cardigan can seem intimidating. But don’t worry! This round neck cardigan is simple to follow, not forgetting that it comes with a youtube tutorial incase you are more of a visual learner.

If you’re looking for a relatively simple design to try, this free pattern is perfect for you. It uses the basic stitches and construction techniques, so they’re a great way to practice the basics while still making a beautiful and wearable garment.

Can I Crochet A Cardigan As A Beginner?

Even beginners can make crocheted cardigans. Many crochet cardigans are not much more complex than a scarf or a dishcloth – they are just a lot larger. 

This crochet round neck cardigan uses a worsted weight yarn ad a 5.5mm crochet hook so you will be done rather quickly.

What Types Of Crochet Cardigans Are Suitable For Beginners?

There are a few things to look for when choosing a crochet cardigan pattern as a beginner.

First, choose a pattern that uses basic crochet stitches like slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches. Read through the pattern, and see if there is a recommended skill level listed near the top. Get an idea of what stitches you will use, what type of seaming will be involved, and whether you need to know any special techniques.

Second, look for patterns made of basic rectangles or other large simple shapes. You may want to avoid designs that utilize complex shaping techniques (like this one) and fancy colorwork – at least for your first project. Likewise, avoid patterns that call for very lightweight or otherwise difficult yarns. 

Third, consider a loose or oversized cardigan design as an excellent starting project. These silhouettes tend to be more forgiving than fitted cardigans. This way, even if your gauge is a little off, there’s still a good chance that your cardigan will fit.

Additionally, look for a well-tested pattern with detailed instructions. Video tutorials can be especially helpful for beginners, too.

Supplies For A Crochet Cardigan

To crochet this round neck cardigan, here are the supplies you will need


This articles calls for a worsted weight yarn,personally, i love mary maxim yarns, but if you would like a more economic option, then red heart super saver can do just fine.

You can substitute yarns, but make sure to choose one that is a similar weight and fiber content. This will help you achieve the correct gauge, and ensure that your cardigan has a similar drape to the one in the pattern photos.

Remember, whether you use the recommended yarn or not, it’s crucial to make a gauge swatch to make sure you’re on the right track.


For this cardigan, we will use several crochet hooks as they all serve multiple purposes. We will use the 5.50mm, 4.5mm, 4.00mm crochet hooks.

And, if you’re using a different yarn than the one specified in the pattern, you may need to adjust your hook size to meet gauge.

Crochet Round Neck Cardigan Free Pattern

Crochet cardigan measurements:

SIZES: 9 : (XS-5XL)
GAUGE: 13 st in 14 rows= 4”
LEVEL: Intermediate Beginner

Pattern Notes

  1. Chaining of 1 does not count as a stitch 
  2. The pattern is worked in the back look only
  3. Feel free to chain more in order to have a longer or less for  a shorter cardigan

Amount Of Yarn Neede




Slst- Slip stitch 

SC- single crochet 

Hdc- Half double crochet

Rep- Repeat 

BLO- Back loop only 

Incr- Increase 

Decr- Decrease


  1. Worsted weight yarn
  2. 5.50, 4.5mm, 4.00mm crochet hooks
  3. Stitch marker
  4. Scissors 
  5. Yarn needle

Free Crochet Round Neck Cardigan Pattern


Ch 39(45,52,59,66,73,80,87,94)  

ROW 1: With the 4.5 mm crochet hook: back pump sc into 10 ch. Leave a stitch marker, switch to a 5.5mm crochet hook and hdc to the top, incr in the last ch by placing 2 hdc in same st. 

Ch 2, turn

ROW 2: Slst into the second ch from the hook, slst into the blo for the rest of the work, when you reach the stitch marker, switch to the 4.5 mm crochet hook. 

Ch 1, turn 

ROW3: still using the 4.5mm hook, place 10 sc til the stitch marker, switch to the 5.5mm hook and finish the row with hdc remember to incr. 

Incr for a total of 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25)

At the top of the work, ch 10(15,20,20,25,25,30,30,35) 

Work 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25) normal rows,. You should be ending at the bottom of your work.

Leave a st marker in the 9(14,19,19,24,24,29,29,34) st from the top as this will indicate where we will decrease. 

Work up as normal but decor in the last two stitches before the stitch marker, decr for a total of 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25) 

Right after you are going to incr for a total of 6(10,14,14,18,18,22,22,26) rows, this will be one extra row as the decrease we just made because we need to end at the top of the work. 

Ch 10(15,20,20,25,25,30,30,35)  work 21(37,53,53,69,69,85,85,101) normal rows for the back. You should have ended at the bottom of your row. Leave a stitch marker in the 9(14,19,19,24,24,29,29,34) from the top, and decor as we did earlier for of 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25) rows, 

Following this, incr for a total of 6(10,14,14,18,18,22,22,26) rows. 

Ch 10(15,20,20,25,25,30,30,35) and work 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25)  normal rows, you should have ended at the bottom of your work, 

Leave a stitch marker in the 9(14,19,19,24,24,29,29,34) stitch  and decor for a total of 5(9,13,13,17,17,21,21,25)  rows. Ch 1 and cut, we are done with the body.


Leave your stitch marker at the last decrease of your right panel and first increase of the left panel. 

Connect your yarn to the bottom panel, with the 4.0mm crochet hook, sc all around the collar and neck opening. 

Ending at the bottom of the other panel, ch 6, back bump sc to the base of the ch, slst to where the ch was connected to finish the row, slst to the next sc to start the next row. BLO sc your way across, ch 1 and turn, sc into two stitches, ch 1 and sc in the last two st. We just made our first buttonhole. 

Place stitch markers indicating where you want your other buttonholes to be. And rep the button hole we made when you reach the stitch marker. 

When you have reached the top or the first panel, make sure you end the row at the end of the collar (see video tutorial for help) 

Ch 6 , and back bump sc your way down as we did earlier, connect to the stitch the ch is connected to to finish the row. Slst to the next sc to start the next row, rep this for the whole  round neck till the other stitch marker. 

Make sure you end at the top of the work and ch 6, rep what we have been doing the previous times to work the collar, and the collar is all done.


Make sure the cardigan is the right side facing you (the ribbed side of the cardigan). Connect your yarn to the underarm section of the arm hole and work sc all around. 

When you reach where the sc began, slst to join the row and ch 65(75,85,85,95,95,105,105,110)  or the number long enough to cover your arm. 

Slst in the first 10 stitchest with the 4.5mm crochet hook, and hdc with the 5.5mm crochet hook for the rest, when you reach the base of the ch, slst to the available sc to finish the row, to start another row, slst to the next sc turn and blo slst your way down, remember to switch to the 4.5mm hook at the stitch marker. 

Reo this all the way around the sleeve, close it with the yarn needle at the end. 

Do this for the other sleeve.

your crochet round neck cardigan is all done.

More easy free crochet patterns

  1. Crochet Beginner Blanket
  2. Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern
  3. Crochet Purse For Beginners
  4. Easy Crochet Beginner Top Dress
  5. Crochet Collar Top Free Pattern
  6. Crochet Macie Bag Free Pattern

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