Crochet Your First Sweater with these 10 Free & Easy Patterns!

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Crochet Your First Sweater with these 10 Free & Easy Patterns!

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by Tamara Kelly

Learning to crochet opens up a whole world of projects! Most beginners start with scarves, blankets and other simple rectangles, thinking that garments will wait “for when I’m a more experienced crocheter.”
But garments can be for beginners *and* experienced crocheters when made with simple shapes! So I’ve put together a list of 10 free crochet garment patterns – sweaters, shrugs, and ruanas – all from your favorite bloggers and designers, and all easy enough for a crocheter of almost any skill level to make and wear with pride.

The Patterns

1. Granny Squared Crochet Top by One Dog Woof

Granny Squared Crochet Top

Yarn: LB Superwash Merino

2. Lana Kimono by Sewrella

Lana Kimono

Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans® or Shawl in a Ball®

3. Cocoon Cardigan by Make & Do Crew

Cocoon Cardigan

Yarn: Lion’s Pride® Woolspun®

4. Simple Waterfall Vest by Moogly

Simple Waterfall Vest

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease®

5. Granite Cape by All About Ami

Granite Cape

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland®

6. Saddlebrook Cape Scarf by Two of Wands

Saddlebrook Cape Scarf

Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun®

7. Seaside Ruana by Moogly

Seaside Ruana

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Style

8. Easy Crochet Cowled Sweater by Mama In A Stitch

Easy Crochet Cowled Sweater Vest

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Chunky

9. Cascade Cardigan by All About Ami

Cascade Cardigan

Yarn: Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball®

10. Dwell Chunky Crochet Sweater by Make & Do Crew

Dwell Chunky Crochet Sweater

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Tonal

Have you crocheted a garment before? What was it? What part gave you the most trouble? I hope one of these makes it onto your to-do list next – with these, success is on the hook!

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