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17+ of the Coziest Free Crochet Hoodie Patterns

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Crochet hoodies are my cold-weather wardrobe must-have – they’re comfortable, cozy, and go with almost anything! In this roundup, you’ll discover the cutest free crochet hoodie patterns for classic hooded pullovers, cardigans, and more.

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Free Crochet Hoodie Patterns

As an avid crocheter, I’m always on the hunt for cute and cozy crochet patterns that I can make for myself. And let me tell you, when it comes to comfort, nothing beats a handmade crochet hoodie!

If you’re looking to crochet a cute, simple wearable, a crochet hoodie should be at the top of your to-make list! 

In this list, I’ve gathered up this list of my all-time favorite easy crochet hoodie patterns. You’ll find cozy open cardigans, pullover hoodies, and oversized styles – all made with beginner-friendly crochet stitches. I love how these patterns pair perfectly with jeans, leggings, or your favorite tee shirt. 

Can beginners make crochet hoodies?

While they’re more complex than essential hats and scarves, hoodie patterns are still very doable for a confident beginner crocheter.

Are you ready for a hoodie? If you know basic crochet stitches and techniques like how to make a gauge swatch and seaming, you’re well on your way! 

Here are some of the easiest crochet hoodie patterns for in this list:

Alamosa Crochet Hoodie (#2), Riptide Granny Hoodie (#4), Aria Hoodie (#11)

Must-Have Supplies

From stitch markers to a good pair of scissors, having the right tools on hand will make your hoodie-making experience so much smoother. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Yarn. Acrylic, wool, and cotton blends are all great choices. We’ve included a suggested yarn for each pattern in the list below.
  • Crochet hooks. I love these ergonomic crochet hooks, especially for larger projects. 
  • Stitch markers. Stitch markers will help you keep track of your rounds and rows as you work.
  • Measuring tape. An accurate gauge is critical for a good fit.
  • Yarn needle and scissors. For cutting yarn, weaving in ends, and joining pieces.
  • Buttons. You may want to add buttons to your sweater! Check your pattern for additional customization options and tips. 

Techniques to Know for Crochet Hoodie Patterns

While crochet hoodies are more complex than basic beginner projects, they’re an excellent project for crocheters who are comfortable with the following stitches and techniques:

Before you start, carefully read through the pattern so you understand all the stitches and techniques needed. I recommend practicing any unfamiliar stitches on a swatch!

17+ Free Crochet Hoodie Patterns

Take a look at these free crochet hoodie patterns to keep you cozy and stylish! Happy crocheting!

Tips and Tricks for Crochet Hoodie Patterns

Gauge matters

A hoodie can take anywhere from 10 to 30 hours to crochet. It’s well worth it – but only if it fits! Take the time to check your gauge before you get started. If you need to, size your hook up or down to achieve the correct gauge.

Customize your fit

The beauty of making your own hoodie is that you can customize it exactly how you like it! Common customization options for hoodies include adding or subtracting from the length or width, or adding extras like pockets, a hood, buttons, or even tassels. Many patterns provide customization tips, so don’t be afraid to make your hoodie your own!

Check the care instructions.

Check the care instructions on the yarn label before committing. Make sure you buy something washable so that your hoodie will last! If you plan to give your project as a gift, include any special care instructions noted on the yarn label.

Color choices

After you find a design you love, it’s up to you to choose the colors that suit you best! Add stripes, create multicolored panels, or use a variegated yarn. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with simple, one-tone hoodies either (they match with everything!)!

Block your sweater

Before sewing everything together, I like to give each piece a good blocking. Blocking straightens out any wonky edges and gives the fabric an even, finished look. Bonus – this makes seaming so much easier!

More Easy Crochet Patterns

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