Cropped Cardigan Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for cropped cardigans, boleros, jackets with short and long sleeves
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Free Knitting Patterns
Summer Flower Cropped Cardigan
Little Peacock Cardigan
I love this stitch! Sarah Hoadley designed this cute cropped short-sleeved cardigan sweater around a stitch pattern from Harmony Guides – Knit and Purl. Finished Bust Size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)”.
Berroco Design Team created this cropped cardigan with a cozy shawl collar and bold garter stitch accents. X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X. Pictured project by lkkinetic. Quick knit in super bulky yarn
Janet of Yellow, Pink, and Sparkly designed this mohair cardi with ribbed sleeves, an all over eyelet pattern and a crocheted edging. One size, so you’ll have to adapt for other sizes.
Bold and Bulky Mini Cardigan
This cropped cardigan with mod styling is fitted and a quick knit in bulky yarn on large needles. Small, Medium, Large, 1X. From the book FITTED KNITS by Stefanie Japel
Susan’s Blissful Sunset Cardigan
Kathy Zimmerman’s cropped cardigan with three-quarter sleeves features diamonds formed by cables and openwork lace.
Linda Wilgus was inspired by 1950s styles to design this short-sleeved cropped cardigan featuring cables at the waist. SIZE: XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] Pictured project by Elidee.
Maria Magnusson’s cropped cardigan features a lace pattern and long sleeves. Knit seamlessly from the bottom up, the sweater has a little shaping on the sides and a seamless set-in ¾ sleeve. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Berroco Design Team created this cropped cardigan that features “stripes” of texture with garter stitch, dropped stitch and stockinette. Great for multi color yarn!
Hanna Maciejewska’s open cardigan features cable details in the raglans and fronts. It is knit in one piece from the top down.
Hint of Lace Cardigan
Deborah Newton designed this cropped cardi with three quarter sleeves and lace detail. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
Lana Grossa designed this cropped cardigan with flounces and a deep v neckline.
Top Down Summer Lace Cardigan
Vera Sanon’s cropped short-sleeved cardigan is knit seamlessly and features a diamond lace detail. S (34-36), M(38-40) L/XL(42-46)” XXL(47″)
Patterns for Purchase
Island Girl Cardigan
Short-sleeved cropped cardigan with lace details. S, M, L. Chest sizes 30-38. Quick knit in chunky yarn.
St John’s Wort Cardigan
Cathy Carron’s St. John’s Wort Cardigan strips the sweater down to a few pretty details: columns of texture, a generous collar, a softly gathered bottom hem, and a single dramatic button. 34 (38, 42, 45, 49)” bust, buttoned.
This knitted jacket is worked in eyelet lace in one piece from the bottom of the fronts. 32½ (35, 37, 39½ , 42, 44½ )” bust circumference
A very short jacket that sits just below the bust line, this Spencer is flattering to many figure types . This jacket is worked sideways from cuff to cuff in a striking cable pattern that adds body to the cropped structure.
A dolman cardigan is knitted from side to side, from one cuff to the other. Eyelet rounds, knitted in garter stitch bands, and large buttons give this simple sweater stylish impact. 32½ (36, 41, 45, 49½ , 53½ )” bust circumference, buttoned.
Dot & Dash
Designed by Cheryl Murray, this cropped cardigan sweater features short sleeves and a slip stitch texture. Sizes Small through 3XL. Included in Creative Knitting Autumn 2013 – More than 20 knitting patterns for $6.99.