20 Free
Lacy Crochet Cardigan Patterns


This roundup of lacy crochet cardigans is here to inspire you! With 20 free patterns showcasing various techniques and styles, you’ll find the perfect one for you. I’ve also included three of my favourite premium paid designs.

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Category #1 Weight Yarn

Back view of a woman wearing a khaki coloured lacy crochet cardigan with white jeans.
Photo: megmadewithlove.com

The Webwork Cardigan from Meg Made with Love

Designed with an airy stitch pattern, the Webwork Cardigan is a free lacy crochet cardigan pattern perfect for the warm weather. Suitable for intermediate to advanced crocheters, it’s designed with lots of positive ease and includes instructions for three sizes.

SIZE: Small/Medium with a 42″ bust measurement (106.5 cm), large/X-Large with a 48″ bust (122 cm), and Plus with a 54″ bust (137 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn, e.g., Loops & Threads Woolike.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1550-2100 yds (1420-1920 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, a yarn needle, and sewing pins (optional).

A woman wearing an oversized crochet lace cardigan with jeans shorts.
Photo: knitcroaddict.com

Lace Cardigan Pattern from KnitcroAddict

This lightweight summer pattern for a lacy crochet cardigan uses a simple two-panel construction method and basic crochet stitches. It’s a beginner-friendly pattern, with a video tutorial to guide you through step-by-step.

SIZE: XS-XXL with finished width measurements from 24″ to 32″ (70 cm to 81 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn. You could also use two strands of #0 weight yarn held together.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, a stitch marker, a tape measure, and blocking supplies.

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Category #2 Weight Yarn

A woman taking wearing a lacy crochet wrap top.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

The Sandy Sea Shells Wrap Cardigan from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

This is a free pattern for a lacy crochet cardigan with a crossover wrap design. The body of the cardigan is worked in one flat piece and the sleeves are worked separately then seamed to the body. A step-by-step video tutorial is included. You’ll need to sign in to access this pattern, but it is free.

SIZE: XS-5X.
YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn, e.g., Galileo from crochet.com
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 4.50 mm (7) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, a tapestry needle, scissors, a measuring tape and blocking supplies.

Video: Wool Story

Crochet Lace Summer Jacket from Wool Story

Learn how to crochet a summer jacket with this step-by-step tutorial for a lacy crochet bolero. The tutorial is not in English, but it does have English captions, and there is a full written pattern in English (link below).

SIZE: one size, M/L.
YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton, e.g., Cotton Gold from Alize.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 250 g/ 825 m/ 902 yds.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm and 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: buttons, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Shell Stitch.

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Category #3 Weight Yarn

Back view of a woman wearing a lacy crochet summer cardigan.
Photo: jennyandteddy.com

Lacy Easy Summer Crochet Cardigan Pattern from Jenny & Teddy

This is an easy beginner-friendly pattern with a pretty, lacy design that’s perfect for summer. The lacy stitch is a simple one-row repeat using basic crochet stitches. And there is also a video tutorial to guide you through this pattern step-by-step.

SIZE: adjustable to your measurements.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted or #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.

A side-view of a woman wearing a bright green lacy crochet cardigan with scalloped edging.
Photo: hookyarncarabiner.com

Green Tea Cropped Cardigan from Hook Yarn Carabiner

This free lacy crochet cardigan pattern has a pretty, scalloped neckline and a v-neck design with low buttons on the ribbed hem. It’s perfect for layering, and the open stitch gives it a beautiful drape.

SIZE: XS, S, M, L, and XL.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Sarasota from Cascade Yarns.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 550-950 yds (505-870 m) depending on the size made.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: two or three ½” buttons, scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure.

Video: Lakeside Loops

Eva Crochet Summer Cardigan from Lakeside Loops

The Eva Cardigan pattern is a free, lightweight crochet cardigan pattern with an airy design, ribbed trim and drapey sleeves. There is a comprehensive and free written pattern to go with this video tutorial.

SIZE: XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL, and 3X/4X. Finished chest measurements from 38″ to 60″ (96.5-152 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton/cotton blend, e.g., Coboo from Lion Brand.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.25 mm (G) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

A woman by the water wearing a crochet lace cardigan and jeans shorts.
Photo: schachenmayr.com

Breeze Cardigan from Schachenmayr

The Breeze Cardigan is a free pattern designed with a delicate lace pattern worked with chain stitches and single crochet.

SIZE: Xs, S, M, and L with back width measurements from 16½” to 21¼” (42 cm to 54 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.

A close up back view of a woman weraing a crochet lace cardigan.
Photo: joyofmotioncrochet.com

Crochet Summer Cardigan from Joy of Motion Crochet

This lightweight crochet summer cardigan pattern is an easy pattern that works up quickly.

SIZE: six sizes, from S to 3XL, with finished body circumference measurements from 27½” to 57″ (70-145 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Cotton DK from Paintbox Yarns.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 822-2329 yds (750-2130 m), depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Two Treble Crochet Cluster Stitch.

A woman wearing a lacy crochet cardigan over a summer dress.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Lacy Spring Cardigan from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

This is a great beginner crochet pattern worked in two pieces with minimal seaming. There is a video tutorial to accompany this pattern.

SIZE: four sizes, XS/S, M/L. XL/3X. 4X/5X, to fit bust measurements from 28″ to 62″ (71-157.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Cotton DK from Paintbox Yarns.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.75 mm (F-5) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a yarn needle, a tape measure, and blocking supplies.

A woman wearing a bright pink, lacy crochet cardigan.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Sun-Kissed Cardigan Crochet Pattern from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

This is a great crochet lace cardigan pattern for spring and summer. The lacy stitch pattern keeps it lightweight, and there’s a video tutorial to accompany the written instructions.

SIZE: four sizes, XS/S, M/L, 1X/3X, and 4X/5X, to fit bust measurements from 28″ to 62″ (71-157.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 790 to 1575 yards (722-1440 m), depending on the size you make.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 4.50 mm (7) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, a measuring tape, and blocking materials.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: V Stitch and Seven Double Crochet Shell Stitch.

Back view of a woman wearing a charcoal coloured crochet cardigan with an airy stitch pattern.
Photo: thenorthernmoose.com

The Harbour Cardigan Crochet Pattern from The Northern Moose

The Harbour Cardigan is a simple lacy crochet cardigan pattern in eight sizes. It’s an oversized cardigan with 6″ positive ease, worked in basic crochet stitches.

SIZE: eight sizes, from Small to 5X. With finished bust measurements from 40″ to 68″ (101.5-173 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Truboo from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1146-2178 yards (1048-1992 m), depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a measuring tape, and a tapestry needle.

A woman in a garden wearing a summer crochet cardigan.
Photo: acrochetedsimplicity.com

Crochet Summer Cardigan from A Crocheted Simplicity

The Summer Cardigan pattern has a light, airy lacy design and 3/4 sleeves. It’s crocheted from the bottom up and has optional pockets. It has a simple construction and uses basic crochet stitches and minimal seaming.

SIZE: nine sizes, from XS to 5X, to fit bust measurements from 28″ to 70″ (71-178 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton/cotton blend, e.g., Coboo from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1000-2900 yds (915-2650 m), depending on the size made.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6), 5 mm (H-8), and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Alternate Double Crochet, Standing Single Crochet, and Standing Double Crochet.

Side view if a long. lacy crochet cardigan.
Photo: garnstudio.com

Blossoming Beauty from DROPS Design

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., DROPS Cotton Merino from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 650-950 g, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: working from a chart.

Video: Hey Carrie

Summer Breeze Cardigan from Crochet with Carrie

This free crochet lace cardigan pattern and tutorial is perfect for summer. It’s a quick crochet project featuring an airy shell stitch design. There is also a written pattern for this tutorial (link below).

SIZE: S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3Xl.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., DROPS Cotton Light from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1300-1400 yds (1188-1280 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only and Shell Stitch.

A woman waering a brown crochet cocoon cardigan with a lacy stitch pattern.
Photo: twoofwands.com

The Movie Night Cocoon Cardi from Two of Wands

This versatile, lacy crochet cardigan pattern can be made in lightweight cotton for summer nights or chunkier wool for cooler weather. The design is just one big granny square with some clever seaming.

SIZE: customisable to your measurements.
YARN WEIGHT: any weight can be used. The cardigan pictured above was made in #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 1116 yds/ 1020 m.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Patterns for Category #4 Weight Yarn

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Video: Hey Carrie

The Willow Cardigan from Hey Carrie

This pretty crochet lace cardigan tutorial is accompanied by a free, written pattern in five sizes (linked below).

SIZE: XS, S, M, L, XL.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.

A woman waering a green crochet lace cardgian with jeans and boots.
Photo: lifeandyarn.com

The Evergreen Cardigan from Life + Yarn

The Evergreen Cardigan is a free pattern for a lacy crochet cardigan in five sizes.

SIZE: XS/S, M/L, XL/2Xl, 3X/4X, and 5X. Finished bust measurements range from 30″ to 44″ (76 cm to 112 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Foundation Single Crochet.

Grey , lacy filet crochet jacket.
Photo: schachenmayr.com

Crocheted Jacket from Evelyn Hase

Designed by Evelyn Hase for Schachenmyar, this crochet jacket is a free pattern perfect for summer evenings. The pattern repeat is worked from a chart.

SIZE: XS, S, and M with chest measurements of 33″ (84 cm), 35″ (90 cm), and 37¾” (96 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Soft & Easy from Schachenmyar
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: three to five 100 g balls.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: five buttons, scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: working from a chart.

Video: It’s Erin B.

DIY Oversized Crochet Cardigan from It’s Erin B.

Learn how to make a crochet cardigan with this free tutorial perfect for beginners. This lacy crochet cardigan pattern can be made customised to be full-length or cropped.

SIZE: one size.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Soft from Red Heart.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.

Three Favourite Premium Paid Patterns

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A woman wearing lacy crochet cardigan over a black top.
Photo: Knits ‘n Knots

Grand Arches Cardi from Knits ‘n Knots

The Grand Arches cardi is a lacy, boho cardigan with an open shell-stitch design. This knee-length cardigan has generous, positive ease for a loose and flowy fit, and the pattern is well-written with lots of helpful photos.

SIZE: four sizes; S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, and 4X/5X.
YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.75 mm (F-5) crochet hook.

A red coloured lacy crochet cardigan on a hanger with a hat.
Photo: Soirche Studio via Daisy and Dime

Sandbanks from Daisy and Dime

The Sandbanks pattern is a boho-style crochet cardigan with an oversized fit. The pattern instructions are in two sizes, XS-L and XL-4XL, but are easily modified to your measurements.

A flat lay image of a lacy crochet cardigan, a white tee, and jeans shorts.
Photo: Soirche Studio via Daisy and Dime

Crochet Cardigan Pattern from Crochet Love Melbourne

This lacy crochet cardigan is an oversized boho-style design worked in one piece with minimal seaming.

SIZE: XS-S, M-L, and XL-2XL.
YARN WEIGHT: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm and 4 mm (G-6) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers.

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