Summer Crochet Cardigans

As we get closer to summer, I have been pulled toward crocheting warm weather garments. Crochet summer cardigan pattern are a favorite of mine because they are so versatile! A sleeveless lacy cardigan can easily be thrown on a casual outfit of jeans and tee, as well as a more dressed-up look such as a cocktail dress.

So, I have collected 19 easy lacy crochet cardigan patterns featuring basic crochet stitches to get you started. You can pick your next summer cardigan pattern according to the look you want to achieve and the level of warmth you need. Read along to discover all about these inspiring gorgeous projects!

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Lacy Sleeveless Crochet Cardigans

Sleeveless crochet lace cardigans are my favorite for a summer outfit! I love that you can whip up a new garment rather quickly if you choose an easy pattern as the ones I have collected for you below. Construction is simple and you can let your creativity loose choosing your yarn color (or colors!).

Read through the following list to find your favorite sleeveless summer crochet cardigan pattern !

Ariel Boho Crochet Summer Cardigan by Knitting with Chopsticks

My Ariel cardigan crochet pattern is an easy, light and airy summer cardigan pattern. Long, with lots of drape, it’s perfect for a summer stroll on the beach. Or wear it in town over a tank top with simple jeans, and it will instantly uplifts your outfit. This lacy summer crochet cardigan pattern uses the floating bobbles stitch. You can find a detailed step by step stitch tutorial here on my blog.

I designed this sleeveless summer crochet cardigan with a loose fit. For the sample shown in the picture, I chose to work with a sport weight yarn with a chain construction, which gives it this great airy stitch definition. I used a bigger than recommended hook to give the cardigan extra drape. The boho crochet summer cardigan is worked in 2 long panels. The panels are then folded in half and sewed together along the back and on the side. The crochet cardigan pattern is available in the 5 following sizes: XS / S, M / L, XL / 2XL, 3XL / 4XL, 5XL / 6XL.

Find the free sleeveless lacy summer crochet duster pattern here.

Ariel Boho Cardigan

Sleeveless Lacy Crochet Cardigan by Fosbas Designs

This textured sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan can be made using either a sport weight, a DK weight or a Worsted weight yarn! Thus this easy crochet vest would make the perfect transition garment as you could easily style it up to fit any weather, all while remaining fashionable!

This sleeveless crochet cardigan features both lace and texture, an eye-catching combo! The cardigan crochet pattern comes in 9 different sizes: that is from XS through 5XL.

Find the free sleeveless summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Sleeveless Lacy Crochet Cardigan by Fosbas Designs

Kieran Cardigan by Divine Debris

This lacy design is perfect for easy layering. This crochet cardigan can be worn over jeans and a tank top or a nice dress for a night out on the town, it kind of depends on what you like. As for myself, I’m a jeans and t-shirt type of person. So a design like this is perfect for me to throw on over a tank top and go. What an easy way to wear crochet garments in the Summer!

This sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan was made with a mix of cotton and bamboo DK weight yarn. It is worked in 3 separate panels, from the bottom up. When the panels are completed and blocked, you will seam along the sides and top to create the cardigan. Then you’ll add nice finishing touches at the armholes, the hem and the lapel. 9 sizes available: XS to 5X.

Find the free sleeveless summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Kieran Cardigan by Divine Debris, a sleeveless crochet cardigan

Your Dusk Hooded Vest by Knitting with Chopsticks

For days when you need another layer, but a sweater is too much, Your Dusk Hooded Vest is the perfect crochet piece to grab from your closet. The loose fit and flat open front allows it to pair nicely with almost any top you own. I included in my design an oversized hood, that adds interest to the back, and a contrasting lace detail for a touch of femininity.

The pattern is made out of two rectangles, meaning it’s perfect for beginner crocheters. This design of mine is available in sizes XS to 5XL.

Find the free sleeveless hooded crochet cardigan pattern here.

sleeveless crochet cardigan: Your Dusk Hooded Vest by Knitting with Chopsticks

Summer Fun Cardi by Mama in a Stitch

The Summer Fun Cardi is an oversized, comfy, kimono style cardigan that will take you from summer days to starry nights. Made with a light weight yarn, this “throw on and go” piece is light and easy to make.  The big, airy stitches on this top really make it pop! The roomy, boxy fit makes it a great beach or pool cover up too. The other great thing about the Summer Fun Cardi is that it’s easy to haul around. Once you’ve finished making it, it’s super simple to roll up and put in your suitcase or bag for the cool evenings.

With an understated boho vibe, the lace is just enough to keep you interested while still being simple and fun to crochet.   A bonus is that it’s made in one piece and seamed at the sides. Be bold and make this lacy summer crochet cardigan in a super fun summer shade. Pattern comes in 4 sizes from S to XL.

Find the free sleeveless airy summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Summer Fun Cardi, sleeveless crochet cardigan, by Mama in a Stitch

June Summer Coverup by Knitting with Chopsticks

Are you ready for sunscreen, beach days, and the slow melting of frozen treats? The June coverup is just the pattern you need. This lacy coverup is the perfect balance of lightweight and comfy coverage. I made mine in a cotton blend sport weight yarn, which makes it easy to wash and durable. This cardigan is designed with a loose fit.

As a beginner-friendly summer cardigan crochet pattern, the June coverup is worked in 2 long panels sewed together. Each panel is worked lengthwise in rows back and forth. The panels are then sewed at the back and on the sides. For the visual learners, I included a chart for the stitch repeat used throughout the cardigan. The crochet cardigan pattern is available in 2 hybrid sizes, designed to fit up to 5XL size.

Find the free sleeveless lacy summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

June Summer Coverup by Knitting with Chopsticks, a sleeveless crochet cardigan

Stephanie Cardigan by Divine Debris

The Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern is a quick one, even if it’s a garment. All that squishy texture works up so well.
It’s full of my favorite things: easy yet fun and textured stitches! For extra fun, add some stripes to make it really unique, and a fabulous stash buster!

The 3 panels are worked from the bottom up in rows so you can add more rows to them to make them longer as you’d like, which makes this pattern great for customization. When they’re completed and blocked, you will seam along the sides and top and you’re all set! There is also an option in the pattern to add a row to the sleeves and the lapel area for a more finished look if you wish so.

Find the free sleeveless textured summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Stephanie Cardigan by Divine Debris, a sleeveless crochet cardigan

Lacy Crochet Short Sleeve Cardigan Patterns

What if crocheting lacy crochet cardigans became one of your favorite crochet endeavors? Let me guide you through some beautiful designs!

Read through the following list to find your favorite summer crochet cardigan pattern with shorter sleeves.

Nadia Cardigan by Mason Jar Yarn Designs

The Nadia Cardigan is the perfect lacy crochet cardigan to wear all spring and summer long! This easy-to-put-together cardigan is great for layering and can be dressed up or down. It features a simple one-row repeat for a beautiful open-stitch look. The cardigan features short sleeves and a simple single crochet edging. This could easily become one of your favorite items in your wardrobe. This cardigan is intended to have a relaxed and open fit with positive ease in the main body of the cardigan. It has been designed to be worn open at the front.

This easy lacy crochet cardigan is ridiculously easy to work up and put together. The cardigan is worked in three panels for the main body that are then seamed together at the shoulders and sides, and short sleeves are then worked from the arms holes. The length of the back and front panels can be lengthened or shortened as preferred for fit by adding or removing rows, and sleeve length can be adjusted as preferred. The collar can easily be widened as well if you wish so. This lacy short sleeved cardigan is made of super soft cotton blend worsted weight yarn.  Pattern is written 9 sizes, from  XS to 5X. 

Find the free short sleeved summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Nadia Cardigan, a Lacy Crochet Short Sleeve Cardigan Pattern, by Mason Jar Yarn Designs

Cold Shoulder Cardigan by Cosy Rosie Crochet

This oversized crochet cardigan pattern features a lightweight, open crochet fabric and an open shoulder and will go perfectly with your crochet summer tops and bralettes. There’s something comforting about throwing a cardigan over your shoulders – and being oversized, you can really snuggle into this one! The addition of the cold shoulder to the pattern makes it a more summery crochet pattern. The best part is that it’s a quick and easy crochet cardigan project.

This lacy crochet cardigan is made from a cotton blend DK weight yarn. This pattern is worked in rows to create 3 panels which are then seamed to join. You can add optional side splits, creating the splits the length you would like. The edging is then added to the arm holes and around the whole cardigan which also joins the shoulders. It’s a size inclusive pattern: from XS-5XL. The designer even provided a video tutorial on how to crochet the V stitch on her page!

Find the free open shoulder summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Lacy Crochet Short Sleeve Cardigan Pattern: Cold Shoulder Cardigan by Cosy Rosie Crochet

Fireflies Cardigan by Mason Jar Yarn Designs

The Fireflies Cardigan will take you from season to season in style! With open stitch work and shorter sleeves, this beginner-friendly simple crochet cardigan works up quickly with easy stitches and a no-fuss construction. The sleeves are open and boxy, ending just past the bend of the arm. There are so many options for this easy crochet cardigan! Choose from solid colors or variegated yarn, neutral tones, or bright colors. And it’s mostly double crochet, so easy!

The Fireflies Cardigan features worsted-weight cotton yarn with an open and airy feel and positive ease for comfortable wearing.  Lightweight cotton is perfect for transitioning from cooler weather but still light enough to wear in these first weeks of summer. And you can throw your projects into the wash with all your other laundry! To begin with, you will crochet the cardigan in three panels and seam them together at the shoulders and down the sides. Then, the sleeves are crocheted separately and attached to the armholes.  Pattern is written 9 sizes, from  XS to 5X. 

Find the free short sleeved summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Fireflies Cardigan by Mason Jar Yarn Designs, a Lacy Crochet Short Sleeve Cardigan Pattern

Buttoned Crochet Summer Cardigan Patterns

For a more sophisticated look, try a cardigan fastened with buttons. You can let your style show through your choice of buttons! Buttoned cardigans are not only for winter makes. They can be sleeveless in a lightweigth yarn perfect for summer. Or pick a lacy cardigan pattern with long sleeves and wear it to survive the too cold air conditioning.

Read through the following list to find your favorite buttoned crochet cardigan pattern!

Belle Button Front Vest by Make It Crochet

What about something a bit different than the classic cardigan? This Crochet Women’s Vest is the perfect classy layer to your spring, summer or fall wardrobe. It is simple and versatile, as it can be dressed up or dressed down. Flattering details bring this garment to the next level: gorgeous V-neck, delicate button fastening, sumptuous summer yarn in a cotton/ viscose/ linen blend.

The Belle Button Front Vest crochet pattern is available in 6 sizes: from S to 3XL. It only requires a small quantity of DK weight yarn to whip it up!

Find the free sleeveless summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Belle Button Front Vest by Make It Crochet, a sleeveless crochet cardigan

Floral Cardigan by Knitting with Chopsticks

One of my most recent designs released, the Floral Cardigan, is a lacy crochet cardigan pattern that features the flower lace stitch. As striking as it looks, this adorable crochet lace cardigan is an easy project once you got the hang of the flower lace stitch. The flower lace pattern is a simple combination of the basic stitches (ch, sc, dc, tr) and skipped stitches. After a few repeats, it’s a breeze! Charts and written explications are provided in the ad-free pdf pattern.

This lacy crochet sweater pattern is made with a lovely DK weight cotton yarn. So it’s a great choice for spring & summer makes! The lacy crochet sweater pattern is available in 9 sizes: from XS to 5XL.

Find out more about this summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Floral Cardigan by Knitting with Chopsticks, a Buttoned Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern

Spring Button Front Cardigan by Make It Crochet

This free easy button front cardigan is sure to turn heads! The secret to this lovely lacy look is quite simple: Grab your favorite soft cotton blend DK yarn and your crochet, make 2 lacy crochet rectangles, add buttons and wear it! Don’t get fooled by the sophisticated look of the lace, it is quite simple. There is no shaping so it is a perfect beginner garment.

This design’s short sleeves, cropped length and open lace texture means it does not require a much yarn to make it. All 6 sizes (S to 3XL) provided in the pattern can be made using only between 3 to 7 100g-yarn cakes.

Find out more about this summer lacy crochet cardigan pattern here.

Crochet Summer Cardigan Patterns: Spring Button Front Cardigan by Make It Crochet

Long Sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Patterns

Even a long sleeve cardigan can be handy on windy summer nights! Or make it cropped and wear it on your next trip to the shopping mall.

Read through the following list to find your favorite long sleeves summer crochet cardigan pattern!

Lucie Cardigan by Knitting with Chopsticks

The weather might be warming up, there are always those colder summer days where you just need an extra layer. My Lucie cardigan is just that. Worked in cotton, it isn’t too warm but just right. I like to throw it over a pair of jeans for an everyday outfit or dress it up with a cute dress. It’s definitely a staple item in my wardrobe as it pairs well with any outfit.

My easy crochet cardigan also features ad-on optional pockets to hold your phone and keys. The main parts of this lightweight crochet cardigan pattern are worked in basic stitches while the bottom edge, pocket edges, front border & collar feature a lightly textured stitch. Sized XS to 5XL, it is worked flat in a DK weight cotton blend yarn.

Find the free long sleeve summer crochet cardigan with pockets pattern here.

A Long Sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern, the Lucie Cardigan by Knitting with Chopsticks

Diamond Crochet Cardigan by Briana K Designs

No wardrobe is complete without the perfect layering piece that can fit almost any season… This filet diamond pattern allows just enough peak through to yield a fancy yet sophisticated look. In the cropped version, this lacy crochet cardigan will add a stylish edge to your favorite jeans and flats while out for a casual dinner. While a longer version of this cardigan will also dress you up easily for a work or date night.

This Diamond Crochet Cardigan is crocheted flat and seamed under the arms and down the sides. It has an easy stitch repeat that creates a stylish texture. 9 sizes are available from Extra Small to 5X.

Find the free cropped diamond lace crochet cardigan pattern here.

Diamond Crochet Cardigan by Briana K Designs, a Long Sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern

3/4 Length sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Patterns

Neither too short nor too long, the 3/4 length sleeves are sure to give your cardigan a great style while being very versatile. Use it when a little more warmth is needed, but not too much!

Read through the following list to find your favorite 3/4 length sleeved cardigan crochet pattern!

Summer Splendor Cardigan by A Crocheted Simplicity

An easy crochet lace pattern, a slightly oversized fit, and a soft cotton blend yarn make this crochet summer cardigan a wardrobe staple that’s perfect for the warmer months. Its simple construction, basic crochet stitches, and minimal sewing make it an easy crochet cardigan pattern for those who have never crocheted a garment before.

This summer cardigan is crocheted from the bottom up. 3/4 length sleeves are then crocheted and sewn onto the armhole openings. Lastly, you’ll make the pockets if desired. It is a loose fitting crochet cardigan. This crochet cardigan pattern includes instructions for women’s sizes XS through 5XL. The designer also included size adjustment options.

Find the free summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

3/4 Length sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Patterns: the Summer Splendor Cardigan by A Crocheted Simplicity

Overlook Cardigan by Mason Jar Yarn Designs

The Overlook Cardigan uses basic stitches and simple construction for a beginner-friendly lightweight crochet cardigan project. Featuring sportweight cotton blend yarn, longer length, and three-quarter sleeves, this feminine and delicate cardigan is an easy project designed for layering in all weather. This lightweight crochet cardigan is intended to have a relaxed fit and to be worn open at the front. The cardigan’s front panel features a delightful detail of crossed double crochet stitches. The three-quarter length sleeves keep the cardigan from being too warm to wear while providing that layering you need on a breezy sunny day.

I just love the split hem of this cardigan, as well as the 3/4 length sleeves, worked directly onto the armholes in turned rounds. The length of the back and front panels can be lengthened or shortened as preferred for fit. And since it is worked in turned rows, the collar can be widened easily if you wish so. Pattern is available in 9 sizes from  XS to 5X. 

Find the free lightweight summer crochet cardigan pattern here.

Overlook Cardigan by Mason Jar Yarn Designs, a 3/4 Length sleeves Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern

Easy Summer Fun Shrug by Mama in a Stitch

 If you’re new to crochet, this is a fun project to stretch your skills and make something beautiful that you can show off. All you will need to do is make a big rectangle, and add the collar. This super simple pattern uses double crochet and chain stitches to create a modern, open work fabric.  The soft, light yarn is perfect for warm weather and the clean lines make it trendy yet classic. Please note it is a ‘one size fits most’ pattern.

Find the free summer crochet shrug pattern here.

Easy Summer Fun Shrug by Mama in a Stitch, a Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern

I hope you’ve found the inspiration you were looking for your next summer crochet cardigan project. There are so many beautiful lacy cardigan patterns to help you get your wardrobe ready for summer. Take your pick and crochet along!

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