Over 50 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns (also Vests and Tank tops!)

When you love to crochet, you are always on the lookout for fabulous and free crochet sweater patterns.  We know what you want and have collected and curated patterns for sweaters for men, women, children, and even pets. 

We also included vests and tank tops to give you sleeveless options.  The following free crochet patterns are linked so you can easily find them and choose your next project.

What Kinds of Crochet Sweater Patterns are Available for Free?

Vests and tanks are perfect for crochet, giving a retro or funky look to your basic wardrobe.  The Flowing Vest and the Kanata Kerchief Tank are wonderfully feminine.  For guys, we have the Alfonso Crochet Vest with classic styling. 

The pattern collection also has ribbed designs, lace patterns, and a variety of colorful design ideas for your consideration. We even included some ponchos for a one-size-fits-most project, perfect for gift giving.

Do you need a gift for a special baby? The Newborn Crochet Layette includes a cardigan sweater, hat, and booties.  Other children’s designs include the Rocket Sweater, Shawl Collar Baby Cardigan, Baby Cocoon (super simple and adorable) and much more.

It can be hard to find free crochet patterns for men.  Knowing that, we collected some great options, including a Men’s Simple Striped Sweater, Father Pullover, and Adult Crew Neck Pullover.  If you are a man or crochet for men, we see you and we thought of you!

There are even free crochet sweater patterns for dogs.  Try the Dog’s Granny Square Sweater, Fair Isle Dog Sweater, or one of the other designs linked below. Many patterns have more than one size, so you can find one that works for your precious pet.

But What if I Don’t Crochet?

Do you prefer knitting to crochet? Check out Free Sweater Patterns to Knit for a collection of designs to make with needles instead of a hook. However you make it, a handmade sweater is a fabulous garment. 

Why not learn to crochet as well as knit so you can have an even bigger selection of potential projects?

When Can I Start?

There is no time like the present!  Pick your favorite, then download or print the free crochet sweater pattern, collect your supplies, and get started with your project.  If you don’t have the exact yarn listed in the pattern, look for a yarn of similar weight (thickness) and be sure to check your gauge to be sure your finished project fits.

Enjoy your crochet time!

Over 50 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns (also Vests and Tank tops!)

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Adult Crew Neck Pullover

Adult Crew Neck Pullover #ad

Make this go-with-everything sweater for the special man in your life. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Baby Cardigan

Baby Cardigan #ad

Get your baby ready for a party or special occasion by crocheting this free cute baby cardigan pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Baby Cocoon

Baby Cocoon #ad

How to crochet a quick baby cocoon. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Baby Poncho

Baby Poncho #ad

Your sweet baby deserves a sweet poncho. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Back to School Sweater

Back to School Sweater #ad

Kids love new clothes to dress up for school and this new sweater pattern fits the bill. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Bead Stitch Pullover

A beginner/easy pullover sweater pattern using the bead stitch which adds texture to the sweater. Knit Cro Addict

Blanket Cardigan

Blanket Cardigan #ad

Crochet this gorgeously comfortable cardigan. It's stitches up quickly. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Blanket Sweater Shawl

Blanket Sweater Shawl

With this free pattern, this oversized easy sweater blanket is super simple to crochet and works up quickly! Julie Measures

Blocked and Chopped Pullover

Blocked and Chopped Pullover #ad

Create a tweedy effect, color-blocked sweater with this free pattern worked in the crochet moss stitch. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Bobble Sweater

Bobble Sweater

This free chunky sweater pattern is easy to crochet, cozy to wear and has an eye catching bobble design down the center. Christa Co Design

Bobbly Baby Sweater

Bobbly Baby Sweater #ad

This free crochet sweater pattern can be made in sizes 6 months to 24 months. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Bright Star Baby Cardigan and Hat

Bright Star Baby Cardigan and Hat #ad

Baby's the star in this knit cardigan and hat set. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Chevron Tank

Chevron Tank #ad

This crochet tank top is a great wardrobe builder. It's crocheted in rows and seamed together. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Child's V-Neck Pullover

Child's V-Neck Pullover #ad

Your child will look smart in this textured pullover when you crochet it using the free pattern provided. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cowl Neck Sweater

Cowl Neck Sweater #ad

This crochet pullover is an easy-to-work pattern with a complementary striped bottom, cuffs and cowl neck. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Crocheted Vest

A crocheted vest is a perfect addition to your fall wardrobe this attractive - free pattern. Craft Yarn Council

Cuff To Cuff Crochet Cardigan

Cuff To Cuff Crochet Cardigan #ad

This cardigan, worked from cuff to cuff, with a shawl collar is the perfect piece for your wardrobe. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Dog Crochet Sweater

Dog Crochet Sweater #ad

Use this free pattern to keep your dog toasty with this crochet dog sweater. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Dog Sweater

A free crochet dog sweater pattern that can be adjusted to fit different size dogs. Crochet Crochet 'N More

Dog's Granny Square Sweater

Dog's Granny Square Sweater #ad

Don't forget to make your furry pal a colorful crochet dog sweater. Get the free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Fair Isle Cardigan

Fair Isle Cardigan #ad

A Fair Isle motif pattern with an open-front makes this cardigan an outstanding casual style addition to your autumn wardrobe. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Fair Isle Dog Cardigan Sweater

Fair Isle Dog Cardigan Sweater #ad

This dog sweater features a contrast button band, collar, and sleeves. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Family Dog Sweater

Family Dog Sweater #ad

Keep pup cozy in this crochet dog sweater by crocheting this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Father Pullover

Father Pullover #ad

Use this free pattern to make this handsome sweater as a great gift for Father's Day or any occasion. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Flowing Vest

Flowing Vest #ad

This colorful lace-edged vest is equally nice at home, at the beach or over your favorite summer dress. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

The easy free instructions will show you how to assemble a granny square cardigan no matter what your size. My Poppet

Granny Square Cardigan Pattern

With this free pattern crochet a modernized version of a classic granny square cardigan. Originally Lovely

Happy At Home Hoodie

This lightweight hoodie is perfect to throw on during chilly days or evenings. Get the free pattern. Everly and Peter Crochet

Heather Pullover Sweater

Heather Pullover Sweater

A cozy crochet sweater free pattern featuring a split cowl neck and side slit. This easy crochet sweater is worked top down. Christa Co Design

Hygge Cardigan for Women

Hygge Cardigan for Women

With this free women’s cardigan pattern, crochet an easy sweater perfect for every day wear. Christa Co Design

Kanata Kerchief Tank

This free lacy tank top pattern has super-easy construction and uses very basic stitches. Ravelry by Jennifer Ozses

Kids Character Sweater

Kids Character Sweater #ad

Stitch up some fun with a cat or bear character sweater pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Kids Donkey Blanket Hoodie

Kids Donkey Blanket Hoodie #ad

Delight kids by crocheting this cozy blanket hoodie. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Kids Racing Stripes Shirt

Kids Racing Stripes Shirt

This free crochet shirt pattern is crocheted sideways. Christa Co Design

Meadow Pullover Sweater

This cozy crochet cowl sweater pattern uses textured stitches for hems, cuffs and necklines besides the usual ribbed stitches. Lulo Stitch Co

Men's Alfonso Crochet Vest

Men's Alfonso Crochet Vest

Get the free pattern to crochet this men’s sweater vest that features a v-neck design, ribbed hem and a classic fit for comfort. Christa Co Design

Men’s Simple Striped Sweater

Men’s Simple Striped Sweater

A free crochet pattern that is perfect for beginner crocheters. It’s crocheted flat, in rows and seamed together. Christa Co Design

Mid Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Mid Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

This free Mid Summer Cardigan Crochet Pattern is lightweight, long and loose. Christa Co Design

Newborn Crochet Layette

Newborn Crochet Layette #ad

Craft this easy crochet layette to welcome the new baby, including a cozy sweater, hat and booties with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Patchwork Cardigan

Patchwork Cardigan #ad

Relax and unwind in this casual crochet patchwork cardigan. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Patriotic Dog Jacket

Keep your dog warm with this patriotic jacket. Crochet Crochet 'N More

Puppy or Small Dog Sweater

Crochet sweater pattern for a small dog or puppy. Bev's Country Cottage

Rectangle Sweater

No one will guess you created this figure-flattering cardigan from a simple rectangle. Make and Do Crew

Ribbed Crochet Cardigan

Ribbed Crochet Cardigan #ad

Use this free pattern to crochet a casual style of this cardigan that features vertical stripes of textured ridges. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Ribbed Tank Top

With this pattern, crochet an easy ribbed tank top perfect for summer with its flattering round neck. It can be made in cropped and normal length. For The Frills

Ribbed Vest

Ribbed Vest #ad

The front and back of the vest are worked sideways. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Rocket Sweater

Rocket Sweater #ad

This crochet sweater pattern is a blast for a child's wardrobe. Sizes 6 months - 24 months. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Scalloped Top

Scalloped Top #ad

The delicate nature and open shoulders on this tank looks great over a tee or tank top. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Scalloped V-Neck Tank Top

Using light cotton yarn and simple stitches this relaxed summer top is crocheted top down and in one piece. For The Frills

Sera V-Neck Cardigan

Sera V-Neck Cardigan

This free crochet cardigan pattern is a lightweight cardigan sweater made with double crochets. Christa Co Design

Shawl Collar Baby Cardigan

Shawl Collar Baby Cardigan #ad

This free crochet pattern creates an easy-to-crochet shawl collar cardigan for your little one! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Springtime Cardigan

This flattering V-neck cardigan is the perfect springtime coverup. Craft Yarn Council

Summer Vacation Top

Here’s another free tank top crochet pattern. This one is a sleeveless top with a baby-doll style and a lacy top portion. Mama In a Stitch

Toddler's Perfect Poncho

Toddler's Perfect Poncho #ad

Kids will love wearing this sweet, fashionable poncho. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Turtle Neck Sweater

This cozy turtleneck sweater is simple and easy to crochet and perfect for beginner crocheters! Crochet with Carrie


Vest #ad

Crochet a hi-low lacy vest with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Wildflower Granny Square Cardigan Pattern

This free pattern is a boho-inspired cardigan that is flowy and comfy. Mama In a Stitch

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