11 Handsome Men’s Cardigan Free Crochet Patterns (easy!)

With spring around the corner, we can finally put our heavy coats aside and show off our favorite pieces without anything covering them.

This is also the perfect occasion to get started on a new, light project, like a cardigan.

Cardigans are not only stylish but also keep you warm on windy days. They offer just the right pop of color to every outfit.

If you’re getting ready for a night out but have to work that day, put on a cardigan at work and leave it behind in the evening.

Cardigans are often worn by women, but they are perfect for men as well. Take this as a chance to get started on a loved one’s Father’s Day or birthday present.

The following pieces are simple and beginner-friendly.

You will find something to match anyone’s fashion taste whether you’re making it for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

1. Caron Crew Neck Cardigan

Find the pattern here.

This is a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe.

If you need to leave in a hurry, this is the best item to pick up if you want to look put together.

The only stitch you need to know is the single crochet stitch which makes it great for beginners.

The ribbing might seem daunting at first, but it is made with single crochet as well.

The only difference is that you need to work the stitches into the back loop.

2. Caron V-Neck Cardigan

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This single crochet cardigan is another great piece to start with as a beginner.

It is really easy to make and you can mindlessly work through your project while watching your favorite show.

The v-neck is a simple but stylish addition to the cardigan and it is perfect when you want to show off the shirt you are wearing underneath.

3. Simple Crochet Cardigan

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This cardigan may look boring at first glance but it is worked top-down raglan style.

If you are an intermediate crocheter this might prove a fun challenge for you.

If you’re a beginner, there is no need to worry. The pattern is really easy to follow and there is no sewing involved.

Another amazing thing this pattern has to offer is pockets. Very useful when going out for a short walk.

4. Back to Basics Cardigan

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This pattern uses double crochet and single crochet stitches.

The yarn used in the original piece is Lion Brand Re-Tweed. If you want to try out this yarn or the tweed look in general, this is your chance.

Many men prefer simple, timeless clothing items, which is why this is a great cardigan to make for a husband, father, or friend.

The tweed adds a unique look to an otherwise simple piece.

5. Colorful Cardigan

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If you like color, this is the cardigan for you.

The pattern uses Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. You can use any yarn you like, just make sure it is as bulky as the one used in the pattern.

The ribbing around the buttons uses front post and back post crochet, but the tutorial doesn’t go into very much detail about this technique.

If you haven’t used it before, it may be a good idea to practice it a little before starting this part of the cardigan.

The rest of the piece is made mainly with single crochet stitches, only the cuffs and the ribbing around the bottom use single crochet stitches.

6. Mountain Ridge Cardigan

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Here is a different take on the v-neck. I really like how the ribbing around the neck gets wider the higher it goes. It adds a cozy, homey look to the cardigan.

I imagine someone putting this on for a morning walk with their dog or having a cup of coffee with their breakfast.

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7. Cozy Coed Cardigan

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This is an amazing cardigan for both women and men.

This piece is crocheted vertically, a unique take on cardigan patterns, as most of them are worked horizontally.

To make this cardigan you will start with foundation half double crochet stitches.

This technique will make the finished product look better than the usual foundation chain.

If you’ve never worked with this stitch before, it is very useful to learn.

To complete the rest of the cardigan you only need to use half double crochet stitches.

8. Chunky Crochet Sweater

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If you like a bulkier look, this is the perfect piece for you to try out.

The whole cardigan consists of individual granny squares worked with single crochet stitches.

Like some of the previous patterns, the ribbing on this piece is made with single crochet stitches worked into the back loops only.

The collar is another fun addition that will make your outfit even cooler.

9. Harry Styles Cardigan

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I’m sure you’ve already heard about Harry Styles’ cardigan which took the internet by storm.

Everyone was looking for this cardigan, making an exact replica or putting their own spin on the original piece.

If you’ve somehow not gotten around to making one for yourself, this is a great opportunity to try it out.

The different colors and patterns of each granny square make this an entertaining project, no wonder everyone wants one for themselves.

10. Crochet Varsity Cardigan

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If you know an aspiring athlete, this is a perfect gift for them.

If you and your friends or family like playing games where you need to split into teams, this could be your uniform.

Wearing matching clothes will definitely boost your team spirit.

I love the detail on the cuffs, it is the perfect pattern for a crochet version of the varsity jackets everyone knows.

11. Striped Cardigan

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This is a great casual cardigan. I love how the ribbing around the body of the cardigan and the stripes on the sleeves complement each other.

You could use even more colors, if that’s what you like, and make the stripes on the arms thinner.