13 Beautiful & Easy Summer Crochet Cardigan Patterns

by Hanne // updated on: June 10, 2023

With summer approaching, most of you must be gearing up to upgrade your summer wardrobe with some fresh and breezy dresses.

If yes, have you thought about adding some crochet articles to your wardrobe?

There are some amazing summer cardigans that you can crochet and pair up with your summer dresses.

This summer cardigan extravaganza will surely have you saying, “Who needs air conditioning when you’ve got summer crochet cardigans?”

Beautiful Summer Crochet Cardigan Patterns

Crochet cardigans come in a wide range of designs and patterns. Some patterns may be complex and challenging, while some others are pretty simple and easy to follow, even for the newbies.

No matter what the pattern, summer cardigans look great with any summer outfit. Be it a long skirt or a pair of shorts, there are endless possibilities to pair up summer cardigans and beat the summer heat while looking chic and trendy. 

Read on to find a fabulous collection of 13 beautiful and easy-to-make crochet cardigan patterns that you can flaunt the entire season. 

1- Shells Summer Cardigan

Shells Summer Cardigan
Shells Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

The Shells Summer Cardigan pattern features a beautiful shells design. 

This light and airy pattern makes the cardigan a great choice for warmer weather.

The cardigan is crocheted using a 5mm crochet hook and light cotton yarn, and the shells in the pattern are created using dc stitches. 

The instructions are easy to follow, and the pattern can be adjusted to make sizes ranging from small to 3XL.

Grab the Free Pattern Here

2- Boho-Style Summer Cardigan

Boho-Style Summer Cardigan
Boho-Style Summer Cardigan Video Tutorial

This boho-style summer cardigan features fringe details and a loose fit, making it a trendy and fashionable option for summer.

The pattern is available as a free YouTube video tutorial with step-by-step instructions for both right and left-hand crocheters. 

The pattern is created using a 5.5mm crochet hook and lightweight yarn, so you can enjoy the summer breeze while maintaining the bohemian style.

Watch the Video Here

3- Fan Pattern Summer Cardigan

Fan Pattern Summer Cardigan
Fan Pattern Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

This beautiful summer cardigan features a crochet fan pattern, an intricate and elegant design perfect for warmer weather.

The picot fan pattern is repeated, and the cardigan is crocheted top down in one piece.

Since it is a summer cardigan, 4ply knitting cotton is used in its making with a 4.5mm crochet hook.

The pattern contains a graphical chart and a labeled picture making the pattern easy to follow.

Get the Pattern Here  

4- Oversized Open Summer Cardigan

Oversized Open Summer Cardigan
Oversized Open Summer Cardigan

If you are looking for a summer cardigan that offers a relaxed and casual look, try this oversized open cardigan. 

It’s easy to make and perfect for throwing on over a tank top and a pair of jeans or shorts.

All you need is a 6mm crochet hook #3 lightweight or DK yarn, and you are all set to go.

Since the pattern is created with basic sc and dc stitches, it will work up pretty fast. 

Get the Free Pattern Here 

5- Easy Summer Cardigan

Easy Summer Cardigan
Easy Summer Cardigan

The Easy Summer Cardigan is actually very easy to crochet. The cardigan is created by crocheting a rectangle which is sewn into a cardigan.

Simple, right?

The cocoon-style cardigan will look chic and trendy with any summer outfit.

You can make any size by making a different-sized rectangle.

Don’t worry; you get all the instructions on how to do that.

Grab your hook and yarn, and have fun creating this easy summer cardigan.

Get the Pattern Here

6- Short-Sleeved Summer Cardigan

Short-Sleeved Summer Cardigan
Short-Sleeved Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Summer cardigans are usually made with lightweight yarns and openwork stitches, making them breathable and comfortable to wear in warm weather.

That’s what this next crochet pattern will help you create; a light and airy summer cardigan that will be a head-turner.

Whether you want to pair it up with a formal outfit or as a bikini coverup, this short-sleeved cardigan will give you an extra layer of coverage without being heavy or warm.

Get the Pattern Here

7- Lacy Summer Cardigan

Lacy Summer Cardigan
Lacy Summer Cardigan

Lacy crochet patterns are perfect for making summer cardigans. The shell stitches of the Lacy Summer cardigan are pretty easy to make. 

Depending on your style requirement, you can make a longer or shorter cardigan by increasing or decreasing the rows.

If you know how to make single and double crochet stitches, this cardigan will be a piece of cake for you.

The pattern is also available as a YouTube video tutorial. 

So, if you are more of a watch and whip person, you will love it.

Get the Pattern Here

8- Granny Square Summer Cardigan

Granny Square Summer Cardigan
Granny Square Summer Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Granny squares are versatile and can be used in different crochet projects. They are simple yet beautiful motifs and easy to make, even for beginners.  

So, next on the list of beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan patterns is none other than Granny Square Summer Cardigan.

Crochet granny squares in your choice of colors to create this fun and stylish summer cardigan. 

With basic materials, you can crochet this trendy summer cardigan for yourself and look chic this summer season.

Find the Free Pattern Here 

9- Round Crochet Summer Cardigan

Round Crochet Summer Cardigan
Round Crochet Summer Cardigan

Crochet summer cardigans can be a unique and fashionable addition to your summer wardrobe. 

Every hand-crocheted cardigan will make a statement piece that adds visual interest and texture to your outfit. 

Summer cardigans allow you to play around with different patterns, colors, and embellishments to create a cardigan that aligns perfectly with your style.

This next summer mandala cardigan is made in rounds with stripes and a lace pattern using a 5.5mm crochet hook. 

The pattern contains written instructions and a chart making it easy to follow for crocheters of all skill levels.

Get the Free Pattern Here 

10- Playful Summer Cardigan

Playful Summer Cardigan
Playful Summer Cardigan

Who doesn’t like something playful to wear during the summer?

We all do!!

This next summer cardigan checks the box as it has the playful vibe to it you are looking for.

This lacy and breezy cardigan is perfect for cruise trips and beach days. 

An open front and flowy drape with long fringes will not only make you enjoy the cool summer breeze but will be an instant eye-catcher.

So bring out your favorite yarn and crochet this stunning piece right away!

Free Pattern can be Found Here

11- Cropped Summer Cardigan

Cropped Summer Cardigan
Cropped Summer Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

If you’re looking for a shorter style, try this cropped summer cardigan. 

This cardigan is a stylish option that can be paired with high-waisted skirts or shorts and make you look cool during the hot weather.

The pattern is available to make nine sizes ranging from XS to 5XL.

What makes the cardigan pop is its back with its intricate lace design.

So, crochet one before the weather gets warmer and upgrade your wardrobe with this trendy cropped summer cardigan.

Get the Free Pattern Here 

12- Mesh Summer Cardigan

Mesh Summer Cardigan
Mesh Summer Cardigan

Summer calls for everything to be breathable and lightweight.

And that’s what this pattern is all about.

This chic summer cardigan is named Peek-a-Boo cardigan for the right reasons.

The airy stitches and delicate design will keep you cool and comfortable during those warm days, allowing a gentle breeze to kiss your skin. 

Whether you’re strolling along the beach, attending a summer festival, or simply lounging in the park, this cardigan will be your go-to choice.

Find the Free Pattern Here

 13- Multi-colored Summer Cardigan

Multi-colored Summer Cardigan
Multi-colored Summer Cardigan

A crazy twist on the classic granny square is this multi-colored retro summer cardigan.

The pattern will require you to occasionally twist the piece and start from a different edge while the sleeves are made in straight rows.

Once you have finished and tried this on, it will effortlessly grab the front row in your wardrobe. 

The pattern with accompanying pictures is pretty easy to follow, so you will understand how the pattern works in no time.

Find the Pattern Here

Which of These Summer Crochet Cardigan Patterns Will You Try First?

Embrace the beauty of summer with these stunning and easy-to-make crochet summer cardigan patterns. 

Let your creative juices flow as you choose the perfect yarn and colors to bring these patterns to life. 

Happy crocheting!

About the Author

Hanne has been obsessed with arts and crafts ever since her mum taught her how to crochet at the age of 6. Since then, she's been bitten by the DIY bug and knows how to sew, knit, knot macramé, tuft and much much more.
On the Funky Stitch she shares her favorite projects from around the web as well as her own designs.

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