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Cardigan & Jacket Knitting Patterns

Knit cardigans and jackets are not only a stylish addition to any wardrobe, but are also wonderfully practical for the chilly days of early spring. Short-sleeved, long-sleeved, button-up, or wrap style, browse our selection to find the perfect free cardigan knit pattern for anyone in your life.

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Multidirectional Miters
This clever cardigan is is knit by working one half of the piece side to side and the other half from the bottom up. This e-pattern was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn, sizes 7 (4.5mm) and 8 (5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kennita Tully
Our Happy Jackets Knitting Pattern
Easily stitch your sweet girl this adorably cozy knit sweater using a free pattern. She'll love that her favorite teddy bear has a matching jacket, too! You'll use size 13 needles and super bulky-weight yarn.

Fits Child's size 2-6.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Darla Sims
Patch Pocket Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Stay warm on the coldest of days with this knitted cardigan. Woman's Size: small (medium, large, extra-large).

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sheryl McBreen
Patches & Pockets
Patches, pockets, fun stripes and bright colors make up this adorable cardigan, topped off with a zipper. Any child will love it! This e-pattern was originally published in the September 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Child's 2 through 12. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size 7 (4.5mm) straight and double-pointed needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Lorna Miser
Pistachio Ripple Cardigan Knitting Pattern
This easy cardigan knitting pattern uses bulky weight yarn and large needles. Choose a yarn with a cotton/nylon blend. Instructions include Woman's size: medium and large with size 10 & 11 needles.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Polka-Dot Tabard
A tabard is a short coat with open sides and a belt. Tabards are normally embellished on the front with a coat of arms. While not a traditional coat of arms, these simple polka dots are far more fun! This e-pattern was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with fine (sport) weight yarn and a size 6/4mm 24" circular needle and size G/6/4mm crochet hook.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Galina Carroll
Pretty in Pink Cardigan
Fashionably updated and feminine cardigan is perfect for adding a splash of color to your wardrobe.

Size: Woman's S through 2XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight boucle yarn, size 9/5.5mm needles and size J/10/6mm crochet hook for the basic trim on the collar.

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Kennita Tully
Red & Ready Toddler Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Your sweet little toddler will look so cute in this free knit pattern for a hooded jacket. The zipper detail and raglan sleeves are sure to keep him or her warm! Knit this vibrant design from the neck down.

Fits toddler sizes 1-3.

Skill Level: Advanced
Designed by
Diane Zangl
Retro Flower Cardi
Garnish a classy cardigan with lavish knitted blossoms. Turned-back cuffs accentuate fashionably wide ribbing on sleeves, shoulders and bottom edge. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Creative Knitting, magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 2XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and sizes 8 (5mm) and 9 (5.5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Mihaela Manitu
Romance & Ruffles
This playful cropped cardi offers wearing options that will take you from office to evening in style. Features include a hook-and-eye closure and ruffled lettuce-leaf edgings on the lace-ribbed fabric. This e-pattern was originally published in the May 2012 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.

Size: Includes Woman's S through 3XL. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Kennita Tully
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Knit Pretty Cardigans for a Pretty Spring Wardrobe

Whether you're going for style, function, or the perfect combination of both, you'll surely find your new favorite cardigan when you explore our collection of free patterns. The Little Lace Cardi is a great option for a date night--the lightweight yarn will make it just warm enough to keep you comfortable and the pretty pattern adds a feminine touch to a standard jeans-and-tank-top outfit. Or try a Royal Rib Turtleback for a wonderful sweater to wear on the days the office is extra chilly.

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