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Find a Perfect Cardigan for Summer, 5 Ideas with Free Crochet Patterns

Summer Cardigan Ideas

Summer’s a long way away.

However, that’s no reason at all to not think about it and prepare. So, with that in mind here are some ideas for a perfect cardigan for summer. Overall, each of these will be a sweater that’s just warm enough for a cooler evening, but still light enough so that it’s comfortable all day long. Moreover, each one of these is also somewhat of a fashion statement as well. Consequently, whenever you go out in the summer, you’ll be doing so in style and with class. Finally, while these are slightly more ambitious projects, I definitely think that they are all within reach for everyone, including beginners.

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 Gylly Beach Jacket

First, here is a wonderful, fun cardigan for summer in the form of a beach jacket. In particular, the airy structure of this project is complemented by a hood. Thus you can really regulate how warm it is.

Designer: Jess Coppom

Gylly Beach Jacket

The original pattern and the photos are available at Make and Do Crew blog:

Gylly Beach Jacket (The Campfire Cardigan)

More info about yarn and project photographed also on Ravelry.

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Granny Square Jacket

While granny squares generally mean “blankets”, here is proof that they are great for a cardigan for summer. Moreover, in addition to their utility as a building block, they are also a stunning visual cue that really highlights the layout of the garment.

Designer: Jess Coppom

Granny Square Jacket

The original pattern and the photos are available at Make and Do Crew blog:

Revival Cardigan

More info about yarn and project photographed also on Ravelry.

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Dream Catcher Cardi

Next, this cardigan for summer is inspired by Native dream catchers. Similarly to mandalas, it’s based on a roughly circular pattern, but is folded so as to be a wearable sweater. Truly, Imost of all  appreciate its complex simplicity.

Designer: Sarah Ruane

Dream Catcher Cardi

The original pattern and the photos are available at Ned & Mimi blog:

Dream Catcher Cardi

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Butterfly Cardigan

Of course, we can also take inspiration from nature. Thus, this cardigan for summer is based on the wings of a butterfly. Without a doubt, designing the seemingly random veining of the wings in a crocheted garment was quite a feat.

Designer: Skein Spider

Butterfly Cardigan

The original pattern  are available as a YT tutorial:

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Art Class Cardi

Finally, here is another airy and light cardign for summer made using a classic stitch. Without a doubt, it’s a great showcase of this technique’s versatility. Most of all, though, it’s simply a beautiful sweater that I would love to wear.

Designer: Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson

Art Class Cardi

The original pattern and the photos are available on Fiber Flux:

Art Class Cardi

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