11 Sweaters for Every Season

Free Knit and crochet sweater patterns for every season

Raise your hand if you love a good cozy sweater! 

I know I’m not alone in this. Even in the warmer months, I always keep a sweater on hand for those chilly air-conditioned buildings (you know what I mean if you’ve ever hung out in the freezer section of the grocery store in a tank top).

No time right now? Pin these 11 free crochet and free knit sweater patterns for later.

11 knit and crochet sweaters for every season - free knit sweater patterns

While free crochet and free knit sweater patterns are plentiful on the internet, sometimes it can be tricky to figure out how heavy, light, or warm the sweater is, just from looking at the photos. I’ve designed knit and crochet sweaters for every season, so you can choose the level of warmth that’s right for you and where you live. Please note that these “seasons” are based on an area that experiences hot summers and cold winters (unlike Malaysia, where I live).

So choose your favorite season and dive in!

Summer

A light sweater or cardigan is a summertime must-have. From cool early summer evenings to chilly office buildings, these three summer-friendly sweaters will keep you comfortable.

Salt and Pepper Knit Cardigan

salt and pepper knit cardigan pattern - summer knit sweater

This easy-to-knit cardigan pattern is the perfect piece for everyday wear. The simple button-up design with slightly puffed sleeves is sure to become your new favorite thing to throw over a fitted tank.

Appaloosa Knit Sweater

appaloosa knit sweater pattern - summer knit sweater

This elegant everyday sweater features a double-sided V neck and the perfect drape. It’s a great mix of comfort and flair, and it’s loose fit lets you pull it over a short-sleeve shirt after the sun goes down.

Sunshine Cropped Knit Sweater

sunshine cropped knit sweater pattern - summer knit sweater

This sweater is a ray of sunshine you can wear all day. The oversized fit and minimal shaping make it super comfortable, and it looks great with a pair of high-waisted shorts. 

Fall or Spring

Nothing gets me more excited for fall than breaking out my favorite mid-warmth sweaters. In the spring, these four sweaters will keep you warm while you transition out of your winter wardrobe.

Hometown Crochet Cardigan

hometown crochet cardigan pattern - fall or spring crochet sweater

This easy oversized sweater will keep you stylish and warm layered over any top. The simple rectangular construction makes it a wonderful pattern for beginners wanting to try their hand at garment making.

Bonbon Knit Cardigan

bonbon knit cardigan pattern - fall and spring knitsweater

Minimal shaping on this raglan sweater means it’s perfectly symmetrical so you can wear the buttons in the front or the back. Knit this pattern with either long or three-quarter length sleeves.

Swallow Knit Shrug

swallow knit shrug pattern - fall or spring knit sweater

If you’re anything like me, you love the look of a triangular shawl, but hate that you have to hold it in place all night. This shrug has the look of a bolero in the front and a shawl in the back, and it’ll be your new go-to sweater when you’re rocking a cute outfit.

Funfetti Knit Sweater

funfetti knit sweater pattern - fall and spring knit sweater

With the option for full or three-quarter length sleeves, this fun easy sweater pattern is perfect for those transitional months. Knit in the round, it’s easier than it looks, too!

Winter

When the days get short and cold, it’s time for our sweaters to really shine. They need to be chunky and warm… and a pop of color doesn’t hurt!

Mathilda Crochet Cardigan 

mathilda crochet cardigan pattern - winter crochet sweater

The oversized puffed sleeves and fitted waistline make this cardigan a great addition to any wardrobe. Great with a pair of jeans or warm leggings, you’ll want to wear it non-stop!

Block Knit Sweater

block knit sweater pattern - winter knit sweater

If you can knit a garter stitch square, then you can make this sweater! The oversize fit on this fun, chunky, sweater is great for a cozy winter day at home.

Easy Cable Knit Sweater

easy cable knit sweater pattern - winter knit sweater

You’ll get so many compliments on this cable sweater, you’ll soon be making one for everyone you know. Best part is, with minimal shaping, it’s easier than you think!

Apricity Knit Cardigan

apricity knit cardigan pattern - winter knit sweater

With an oversized fit and overlapping flaps, this sweater will wrap you in warmth and coziness all winter long. Try it layered over your favorite plain top.

11 knit and crochet sweaters for every season - free knit sweater patterns

So, if you’re feeling inspired and ready to create your very own sweaters for every season, you can grab all four of my best-selling sweater patterns now on Etsy! Purchasing the printable PDF pattern means no more relying on your phone battery or cell service to complete your project, and you’re allowing designers like me to keep creating free patterns in the future. 

Good luck, and stay warm (all year long)!

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