Knitting patterns for cozy cardigans with a curved silhouette. Many of the patterns are free.
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Oversized sweater with a drop shoulder, cocoon shape worked in a 4 row repeat Irish Moss stitch pattern. Designed by Julia Madill for Yarnspirations. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn.
Easy Relaxed Marled Cardigan
Knit flat in one rectangle and then folded and seamed to create a cozy cocoon sweater. Beginner friendly. Designed by Jessica from Mama in a Stitch. 2 sizes. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
This easy cocoon cardigan is knit in a lace net that drapes beautifully. Designed by Alexandra Tavel for Two of Wands. Also available as a kit.
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- Get the kit
- See One Piece Fold and Seam Knitting Patterns
Easy Introspection Shrug
The lovely drape of this cardigan is created by knitting on large needles. Knit flat in one piece in stockinette and seamed. 12 sizes. Designed by Brome Fields who says it is suitable for beginners and that it took 9-12 hours to knit. Worsted weight yarn on size 15 needles.
More Free Patterns
Designed by Marly Bird, this long sleeved sweater features oversized lace sleeves with fitted cuffs, a shawl collar, and interesting overall texture. 3 sizes. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
- Get the knitting pattern and class for free trial at Creativebug
- Or purchase pattern and class for $9.95
Easy Blanket Sweater
Jessica from Mama in a Stitch created this cocoon cardigan that she calls a wearable blanket. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
Cocoon wrap knit with a 4 row repeat lace stitch with seed stitch edging. Designed by Craft Evangelist.
Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Women’s S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X). Pictured project by Moxiewaffles
Another folded rectangle shrug but this one from Lion Brand folds up with longer sleeves and more relaxed fit. Knit with ribbing at top and bottom and stockinette for the body. About 38 x 44 in. (96.5 x 112 cm), before folding and seaming. Pictured project by vcgroom
Patterns for Purchase
Dramatic 3 Piece Cardigan
Cocoon cardigan knit with 3 identical rectangles and seamed. Easy knit but intermediate assembly. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Linda Marveng.
Easy Loveliness Cardigan
Cocoon cardigan knit flat in the Purse Stitch. Suitable for a beginner according to the designer. 12 sizes. Approximately 600 Yards of a Super Bulky Yarn. Designed by Brome Fields who allows you to sell finished sweaters from this pattern.
Easy Oversized Scoop Sweater
Cocoon cardigan knits up in about 14-18 hours according to the designer. Difficulty level: Super easy, beginner. 4 women's sizes: S, M, L & XL. Knit flat and seamed in super bulky yarn. Designed by Jennifer Thompson who allows you to sell finished sweaters from this pattern.
Easy pattern knit in super bulky yarn. The designer Bo Peep’s Bonnets says this is suitable for beginners.