10 FREE Knit and Crochet Spring Sweater Patterns – Perfect for Summer, Too!

There are so many great items to make during any time of the year. However, as the temperatures begin to climb, many of us prefer to work on lightweight projects. And yet, you can easily tire of quick knit and crochet projects such as dishcloths and scrubbies. The key is to work with easy, light yarns, making things that aren’t hot and heavy in your lap. These ten free knit and crochet spring sweater patterns are the perfect solution. You can work on these comfortably in both the spring and summer months. And you can wear them on chilly evenings from now through early autumn.

Bonus: Check out the two sweater patterns in the roundup of Marly Bird Spring KAL free patterns.

FREE Knit and Crochet Spring Sweater Patterns

5 Free Crochet Spring Sweater Patterns

If you love to crochet then you’re going to be happy to see these designs. Like all great knit and crochet spring sweater patterns, they have terrific drape and ease. They’re good for layering, which is exactly what you want for spring and summer. After all, you’re not going to wear these sweaters all day but you might want them to drape over your shoulders in the evening.

Open Front Cozy Cardigan

This cute lightweight cardigan uses Red Heart Soft Yarn. Although it’s a worsted weight yarn, it’s a soft, light one compared to many other worsted weight yarns. Therefore, it’s comfortable to work with this in the spring and summer months. The cardigan has an openwork design that allows the breeze to blow through.

Tunisian Star Stitch Pullover

If you know how to Tunisian crochet then this is definitely one of those knit and crochet spring sweater patterns you’ll want to bookmark. It’s just so beautiful, thanks in large part to the pretty yarn color.

Long Lacy Cardi

This crochet pattern uses Red Heart It’s a Wrap which is a #1 yarn weight. So although it is long, it is super lightweight. This is a great beach cover up that can also work in restaurants and other settings. This is an open-front short-sleeved spring / summer sweater.

Two Rectangle Cardigan

If you’re looking for really easy-to-make knit and crochet spring sweater patterns then you can’t go wrong with a two-rectangle design! This is a short-sleeved open-front cardigan that you’ll enjoy wearing layered over many different outfits.

Over Easy Cowl Neck Sweater

This is the warmest of our knit and crochet spring sweater patterns. It’s definitely for the coolest of evenings. However, it’s such a delight to work with and wear that we couldn’t leave it off the list. And the light blue color complements a lot of warm weather wardrobe palettes.

5 Free Knit Spring Sweater Patterns

If you’re bicrafty or you’re solely a knitter then these are the patterns you’re looking to find.

Emily Sweater

This is a very sweet seed stitch knit sweater pattern. It’s a button-front short-sleeved knit sweater with flattering empire shaping. You can truly wear this from early spring through late fall.

Directional Cables Sweater

Work knit cables in all kinds of different directions. As a result, you’ll get a graphic pattern worked in a single color. The sweater, while warm, is designed with a spring palette in mind, similar to the Over Easy Cowl Neck Crochet sweater pattern shown in the previous section above.

Cocoon Cardigan

You probably wouldn’t think that a #5 weight roving-style yarn would make a good spring sweater. However, this open-front cardigan cocoon is designed with warmer weather in mind. It’s a beautiful Irish moss stitch that’s fun to knit.

Knit Crew Neck Pullover

Use Caron Simply Soft yarn to knit this crew neck pullover sweater. Make it in a really bright, bold color to wear with a floral skirt or jeans this spring.

Coastal Stripes Pullover

This is a beautiful knit sweater with stripes in different colors and widths. The colors have a summery palette. It’s almost a nautical design but with a slightly more romantic side. It’s a beautiful knit spring sweater.

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