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Modern Crochet Clothing Patterns (Ultimate List!)

Crochet clothing is one of most satisfying things to make. I don’t know about you, but I love making things I can wear. Sweaters, tops, cardigans, shawls…you can have some truly unique pieces when you crochet your own! That’s why I’m excited to share an ultimate list of crochet clothing patterns with you today!

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How do you crochet your own clothes?

Crocheting your own clothes can be very intimidating for a lot of people. In order to crochet clothing, you have to know your sizing well, be able to take measurements, and decipher a lot of new territory in crochet patterns, like gauge.

But I always tell people to jump in and not be afraid. There is a lot to learn, but sometimes you have to learn by doing.

And once you finish your first piece of clothing, imagine the pride you’ll feel by wearing it! You can show it off at church, family events, or even something like a sweater weather party.

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Best Crochet Clothing Patterns – the List

Whether you’re new to crocheting garments, or you’re a seasoned pro, there will be something for you in this list! So are you ready to see all the crochet clothing patterns?

Feel free to use the links below to jump to different sections of the roundup.

Table of Contents

Crochet Sweaters

Let’s start out with crochet sweaters. For this section, I’ve kept the patterns to any sweaters made for winter (they all have long sleeves).

Mint Heart Sweater

The first pattern I’d like you to meet is this gorgeous Mint Heart Sweater. This one has a beautiful texture and design; I just love the heart motifs! Additionally, this pattern is quite easy to follow, meaning that even a beginner could catch on quickly! If you’re looking for a cute piece to add to your wardrobe, or even a fun gift to make for a friend, you should definitely give this one a try.

Designer: Selina Veronique

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta’

Bonnie Tunic

Are you wanting to make something with shorter sleeves? If so, I bet you’ll love the Bonnie Tunic! This sweater has an absolutely gorgeous texture and shape that is sure to bring lots of compliments. This pattern also comes in a variety of sizes so you can easily customize it to fit perfectly!

Designer: I Need It Crochet

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

Kate Sweater

Next, meet the Kate Sweater. This design is really unique in the sense that it’s worked in 4 panels sewn together to create this beautiful, vertical effect. On top of that, the ribbed edging gives it a fun, effortless shape. Although this one may be a trickier pattern, the end result is so worth it!

Designer: Knitting With Chopsticks

Yarn Used: Katia Lopapeysa Basic

Biel Sweater

Another one of my favorite sweater patterns is the Biel Sweater! This design is so fun and has neat stripe detailing across the top and through the sleeves. What I love especially about this one is that it’s made out of a really solid fabric, so there’s no need for over-layering! Also, because of the flowy 3/4 sleeves, this sweater is great for warmer spring weather as well.

Designer: Rebecca Velasquez

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Low Tide Yarn

Olivia Sweater

Are you looking for something more elegant? Look no further than the Olivia Sweater! This pattern is constructed with several panels sewn on a bias to create this stunning, chevron effect. You can experiment with all kinds of color combinations to make a sweater that is perfectly tailored to you!

Designer: Knitting With Chopsticks

Yarn Used: Katia Cotton Mohair

Montana Winter Sweater

This next design is a bit more festive: the Montana Winter Sweater! This sweater is extra thick and cozy and has a gorgeous, textured edging. I love how the colors perfectly resemble the holiday season without going too overboard. Of course, you can use any combination of colors you’d like to make it perfect for you!

Designer: Blue Star Crochet

Yarn Used: Gloss DK Yarn from KnitPicks

Shoreline Sweater

The last sweater I would like to show you has a fun, summer vibe: the Shoreline Sweater! This pattern is super easy to recreate and therefore a great starting garment for beginners! This is also an amazing stash-busting project as you can go all out with different colors.

Designer: Blue Star Crochet

Yarn Used: Cygnet Yarns DK

Crochet Tops

Next, let’s take a look at some crochet top patterns! These are warmer-weather garments with short sleeves and breathable yarn.

Shelby Top

First up is one I designed: the Shelby Top! This design is light and flowy with an elegant, lacy texture. If you’re looking for something lighter for the warmer months, this pattern is perfect! This top is can be easily dressed up or down for whatever event you choose to wear it to.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Darn Good Yarn

Shelby Top—Free Crochet Pattern

Lunar Lace Tunic

Here’s another pattern I designed: the Lunar Lace Tunic. I don’t know about you, but I just love lace. This pattern features that and more with it’s unique and elegant texture! Additionally, this top is super light and flowy, making it a great layering piece for the spring and summer seasons.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: KnitPicks Galileo

lunar lace tunic—free crochet pattern

Marley Lace Top

Next up, meet the Marley Lace Top! This design is absolutely gorgeous; I just love the lace detailing and capped sleeves! Another thing I love about this pattern is that it’s worked in one piece, meaning there’s minimal to no sewing required! This one can also easily be dressed up with a skirt, or dressed down with some cute and casual capri pants.

Designer: The Nicole Chase

Yarn Used: Hawthorne Kettle Dye Yarn

Midnight Top

The next pattern I’d like to introduce you to is the Midnight Top! Similarly to the Marley Lace Top, this pattern has capped sleeves and a beautiful, lacy detailing. One of the things I love about this top in particular is that it’s gorgeous in all sizes! This one would be fun to experiment with variegated and solid yarn.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Jeans Yarn

midnight top—free crochet along part 1

Seashells Crochet Tank Top

Are you looking for something specially designed for warmer weather? Check out the Seashells Tank Top! This one is simple, yet elegant. I just love the seashell-like texture! One of my favorite things about this pattern is its versatility. You can easily dress this up or down with a skirt or jeans, or even layer it under cardigans, jackets, etc.!

Designer: Yarn Craftee

Yarn Used: YarnArt Adore

Georgia Summer Lace Top

This next design is a unique one: the Georgia Summer Lace Top! This pattern features a square neckline, puff stitch detailing and a stunning lace panel in the front. This top would make a great wardrobe staple for anything from a day at the beach to a fancy event!

Designer: Creations by Courtney

Yarn Used: A Hundred Ravens Nafanua Yarn

Cecilia Summer Top

Another pattern I’d like to introduce to you is the Cecilia Summer Top! Isn’t this one so fun? I just love the flowy poncho-feel of this one. This design also features a dainty, flower-like texture that makes it extra perfect for a breezy spring day!

Designer: Once Upon a Cheerio

Yarn Used: Nurturing Bamboo Fibers Yarn from Good Loops Yarn

Tropic Top

The last top pattern I’d like to show you is the Tropic Top! This one has such a fun, lacy texture. I just love the flower-like design! This pattern uses the spider stitch to create its gorgeous texture. It’s also a pretty simple pattern, so it’s great for beginners!

Designer: Banana Moon Studios

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Shine Sport

Crochet Cardigans

Are you looking to crochet something a little more versatile? Cardigans are so easy to layer and personalize with a variety of outfits!

Becky Cardigan

First, meet a pattern I designed: the Becky Cardigan! If you’ve been looking for a good oversized pattern, this one is it. In fact, this cardi is so cozy it could almost be considered a blanket cardigan! Not only is this one the perfect sweater to snuggle up in, but it’s an overall easy pattern to make (just three rectangles sewn together)!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Brava Sport

Easy Crochet Cardigan

As beautiful as cardigans are, they can be an intimidating project to jump into, especially as a beginner. That’s why I love this Easy Crochet Cardigan! It’s cute, comfy, cozy, and super easy to make since it only uses double crochets. Before long, you’ll have a beautiful cardigan that will add the perfect, boho touch to any of your outfits!

Designer: Jewels and Jones

Yarn Used: Hobby Lobby Wrapology Hues Yarn

Angelica Cardigan

Here’s another one I designed: the Angelica Cardigan! This cardigan is comprised by simple stitches and an elegant, lace edging. Not only is this one just a gorgeous pattern, but since it’s just three rectangles sewn together, it’s incredibly easy to recreate! If you’ve never crocheted a garment before, this one is a great pattern to start out with.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Ella Rae Cozy Alpaca Yarn

Simple Crochet Cardigan Pattern - Free!

Elegant Cocoon Cardigan

Are you looking for something a little more unique? This Elegant Cocoon Cardigan may be just the thing. This pattern incorporates a cool technique called the Drunken Granny stitch to create its cozy, almost vintage-y texture. Like the last few patterns, this one is simple to recreate and will add a fun twist to your wardrobe!

Designer: Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Yarn Used: #3 Weigh Cotton Yarn

Midsummer Cardigan

Are you looking for something lighter for warmer weather? This Midsummer Cardigan is perfect! This design uses a lighter weight yarn so that it’s light, airy, and perfect for layering during the spring and summer months. Not only that, but it’s just stunning! The beautiful shell/lace border gives it the perfect, summery touch. You should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Galileo Yarn

Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern - Free in Sizes XS-3XL

Aurora Cardigan

Next up, check out the Aurora Cardigan. This one has that classic, store-bought cardigan shape combined with a gorgeous, cozy texture! And my absolute favorite feature of this pattern: it has pockets! Unlike most store-bought cardis, though, this one will actually keep you nice and warm on those colder days.

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

Long Striped Cardigan

Lastly for this category, meet the Long Striped Cardigan. With its classic fit and slouchy style, this cardi is the perfect sweater to snuggle up in on rainy day. And, the fun striped design makes it easy to customize with all kinds of color combos!

Designer: Burgundy and Blush

Yarn Used: Style Craft Special DK

Crochet Shawls and Ponchos

Shawls and ponchos are the perfect layering pieces for those awkward, transition seasons. If you’re looking for some unique shawl or poncho designs, I bet you’ll love these next few patterns!

Eva Shawl

First up, meet the Eva Shawl. This shawl is absolutely stunning with its gorgeous, lacy texture. It’s the perfect layering piece for a night out during the holiday season. Not only is this pattern beautiful, but it’s completely beginner friendly as well!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: KC Spark Yarn

Watercolors Wrap

Now this one is a pretty one: the Watercolors Wrap! This one has such a unique texture and design. I just love the added tassels! Because of how light it is, it makes a super fun layering piece for those cooler summer nights. This one is also super versatile since it can be worn in several different ways. If you love unique things, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Mason Jar Yarn Designs

Yarn Used: Bad Sheep Hand Dyed Yarn and WeCrochet Shine Sport

Aspen Shawl

Are you looking for a simpler pattern? If so, I think you’ll like the Aspen Shawl! This one features a gorgeous, airy texture paired with an elegant lace edging. It has such a classic, dainty feel to it that makes it perfect for layering on those warmer summer and fall days!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Sapphires n Purls Sport Weight Yarn

The Aspen Shawl—Free Crochet Pattern

Wasilla Poncho

Next is a poncho pattern: the Wasilla Poncho! Isn’t this one so fun? This pattern uses a combination of beautiful stitches to create this gorgeous, cozy texture. Oversized ponchos are just perfect for chilly nights, quiet fall days, you name it. And this design in particular is especially beautiful with variegated yarn!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Mandala Yarn

Dragonfly Shawl

This next pattern uses only one skein: the Dragonfly Shawl! This shawl features a simple stitch design with seven, intricate dragonfly motifs down the center. I also just love how versatile this one is: you can dress it up with a dress, or down with jeans. If you have a pretty skein of yarn just lying around, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Bernat Pop Yarn

Leaf Lace Shawl

Another one of my favorite patterns is the the Leaf Lace Shawl! This one is so pretty, I just love the simplicity of it. This pattern features a gorgeous stitch design that mimics fall leaves. It also has a beautiful drape to it that would add such a feminine touch to any of your outfits. It can be a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a pretty easy pattern to replicate.

Designer: Yarn Craftee

Yarn Used: Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Cozy Fireside Wrap

Here’s another fun shawl pattern: the Cozy Fireside Wrap! This one has such a fun, yet elegant texture. And the best part? It has pockets! Though it is a little more advanced of a pattern, an adventurous beginner could definitely recreate it successfully! This shawl would be perfect for curling up in on a summer night, sitting by a fire, you name it!

Designer: Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

Tweed Poncho

Last but not least, check out the Tweed Poncho! This one is really unique in that it has a neat, woven appearance. I love the cowl neck and tassel edging! Since the stitches used create such a thick fabric, it’ll keep you extra warm and cozy while also adding a touch of flair to your outfit. Additionally, this design is constructed of three panels seamed together, so there isn’t too much sewing involved!

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Lion Mandala Tweed Stripes Yarn

Crochet Dresses and Coverups

Crochet clothing does not end with tops and shawls. You can also make larger pieces like dresses and beach cover ups! If you’re looking for summery clothing, you’ll love these patterns.

Crochet Beach Dress

First up, meet the Crochet Beach Dress. This pattern has a beautiful shape and color work design that gives so much room for customization! Although this is an especially great beach coverup dress, it really would be perfect for any occasion and season!

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet

Yarn Used: Drops Cotton Merino

Parisian Dress

Next is one I designed: the Parisian Dress! This one has a super fun summer flair with just the perfect touch of elegance; you could really wear this for any occasion! What I especially love about this pattern is that as intimidating as dresses can be to crochet, this one really isn’t so bad (only double crochets, single crochets, and chains)!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Premier Yarns Everyday Baby Yarn

The Parisian Dress

Summer Beach Coverup

Are you looking for a light coverup pattern? If so, I think you’ll like this Summer Beach Coverup! This one has a fun lacy design that’s perfect for a sunny summer day. This pattern is super easy to customize to whatever length you’d like! You can also pair this one with a tank top and leggings for a comfy, lounge look.

Designer: Raffamusa Design

Yarn Used: KnitPicks Comfy Fingering Yarn

Lacey Ruana Summer Coverup

Next, meet the Lacey Summer Coverup. Isn’t it so pretty? I love the stunning lacy texture and tassel edging. This coverup is great for layering over a swimsuit, pesky spaghetti straps, dresses, etc. Really, the possibilities are endless. You could make these in all kinds of colors to go with each of your outfits!

Designer: Yarn Craftee

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Beautiful You Yarn

Infinite Ways Sarong

Lastly, check out the Infinite Ways Sarong! This one is truly a unique pattern. I love how the diamond mesh stitch pattern reminds me of fish scales. Another neat thing about this one is how versatile it is; there are just so many ways to style it! If you’re looking for a unique piece to add to your summer wardrobe, you should definitely give this one a try.

Designer: Mama in a Stitch

Yarn Used: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Conclusion

So there you have it…over 30 crochet clothing patterns for all different seasons and weather! Crochet clothing may take longer than typical projects to make, but it is so worth it. Which category was your favorite? What are you going to make next? I hope you found the perfect pattern in this list!

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4 Comments

  1. My concern with crocheted garments is that they are so heavy, use a lot of yarn, and tend to pull out of shape for this reason.

    1. Hi Marcia! That can be true in some cases. However, patterns can definitely compensate for that by using lighter yarns or lacy stitches. When making larger sizes especially, it can help to pick this style of pattern for that very reason. Hope this helps!

  2. Honestly, knitting works better for sweaters, but crocheting is great for lacy items and afghans.

    1. I disagree (all these beautiful patterns are evidence that it crochet does in fact work great for clothing!) but that’s ok, you are entitled to your opinion 🙂

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