Let’s talk about the best chunky knit sweater patterns. It is getting to be sweater weather after all! The fall always gets me giddy about cozy, warm knits (like this gorgeous sweater from Annette of Lebenslustiger.com above). Of course, I love a great chunky blanket , but why not just wear a blanket! I really want to live in these this winter and am desperate to fill my closet with them.
These chunky knit sweater patterns below are great because in a matter of a day or two, you can have your favorite new cardi or pullover warming your shoulders! Plus, my son started playing football in high school this year so I’m expecting some cold bleacher nights. I love the idea of cream, peach, rose or gray with faded, worn jeans. I’ve collected 12 of my favorite chunky knit sweater patterns for your convenience (and mine!). I can’t wait to throw some of these on the needles.
12 Best Chunky Knit Sweater Patterns
With this sweater, I already have my poms for the football game! Okay, not the same kind of “pom-poms”, but you have to admit that this wool sweater from Bettaknit would not only keep my warm and cozy, but the “bubbles” add a dash of festive flair!
2. Hurry-Up Last-Minute Sweater
After this photo flew around the Pinterest world, Karen from Fringe Association tells us just how to recreate this lovely raglan pullover. Even better, it can be quickly knit in the round for a perfect last-minute gift. I love how the inverted “V” brings your eyes up to the model’s beautiful face.
Knit from Wool and the Gang’s %100 Crazy Sexy Wool, the Wonderwool Sweater would definitely keep me warm all winter long! Also, in case you want another option for the neckline, the free pattern comes in both a crew and funnel neck.
Made from Ohhio’s handspun Contour Yarn, this Marshmallow sweater from Ohhio proves that sometimes bigger is better! It comes with a warning though… You may become a “hug magnet!” I have to admit, it would be hard to resist! Just look how soft and cozy it looks!
5. Chunky Oversized Knit Cardigan
Slip on this chunky oversized cardigan by Annette for instant style and warmth. I mentioned that I love the look of oversized knit sweaters with faded denim, but the sweater and maxi dress combo has caught my eye. Maybe not the best option for the cold bleachers though!
It’s another winner from Wool and the Gang! The Sonic Sweater is made with their Crazy Sexy Wool and is thick enough to keep in the heat without feeling too heavy. I love the deep charcoal gray shown, but the kit comes in multiple colors, too. How beautiful would it be a in rosy blush? It can be done!
I knit this Martina Cardigan from We are Knitters last year, and to this day am in still in love! I indulged myself with this kit ( I admit, I rarely knit for myself), but am so glad I did! The simple garter stitch has beautiful texture and there is just the right amount of flare at the bottom to contrast with the stood-up collar. Plus, if you haven’t noticed, I am a sucker for anything cream!
8. Peachy Keen Oversize Knit Sweater
In the dark of winter, this Peachy Keen Sweater by Sasha from Eat Me Blog would offer a little bit of light! I love how the slouchy off the shoulder neckline looks so effortlessly chic. Another thing that is almost effortless? This pattern! With no complicated stitches, this one would be super simple to quickly knit. Did I mention it’s free, too?!
9. Loopy Mango Big Loop Turtleneck
The bite of the winter breeze will have nothing on me in this bulky beauty! Unfortunately ,there is no pattern for this exact sweater, but it can be custom ordered from Annette. She is so amazingly talented! I love everything about her site! [UPDATE: I think Annette’s site is no more, but you can find her Shop here.] If you are determined to make your knit with your own two hands though, Loopy Mango has a kit for a beautiful turtleneck that is almost identical!
10. Simone Cardigan
This Simone Cardigan from We Are Knitters is one I made this year. To this day, there is something special about snuggling into this beauty! It can even be made by beginner knitters since the pieces are all basic rectangles that just seam together at the end. If this is your first venture into knitting sweaters, this one would definitely be satisfying!
11. Crop Top Sweater
This Crop Top Sweater may not keep me fully warm at the football games, but it would be a great transitional piece for that “in-between” weather in the fall. This seamless sweater knit in the round with a great craft store yarn, Lion Brand Thick and Quick, is a super affordable option if you are a bit timid about the price tag that comes with some of the specialty yarns.
12. Nolita Sweater
If I was wearing this Nolita Sweater from We Are Knitters, I would want to give myself a hug, too! Made from Peruvian wool, wearing this sweater would be like snuggling in soft blanket. I love the garter stitch in contrast to the ribbing at the collar, sleeves, and hem.
After looking at all these chunky knit sweater patterns, who is ready for winter? If it includes any of these beauties, count me in!
Cyndy Phillips says
Hi- these are almost all kits or just to buy? Are there any actual patterns- I don’t want to attempt a sweater with $150 in special wool yarn. I’m looking online but oversized or chunky is just hard to find….
I apologize. A lot of them are kits! I understand your frustration. Here is a free chunky sweater pattern, no kit necessary: https://eatmeblog.com/blog/2016/09/27/oversized-sweater-knitting-pattern/ Give it a go!
Clipping Path says
ben williams says
I would like to buy my wife a sweater for her sept 23 birthday can you send me some prices? none are posted
HI Ben, Thanks for contacting me. All of these sweaters are patterns to knit a sweater. I’m sorry that none are for the purchase of complete sweaters.
The peachy keen oversize knit sweater link is no longer usable. Is there a different link or is it no longer available?
I’m so sorry, I’ve searched for it, but you’re right, the sweater appears to be gone from allfreeknitting. So sorry for the runaround. I can’t find it!
Found it here!! I googled it and it was quick to find.
Peachy Keen is here
Have fun with it. Think I will too!!
Robert Smith says
Do you sell sweaters or just the products to make them?
I am looking to buy a sweater, notita sweater.
Do you know where I might be able to buy such sweater?
Hi Robert, I don’t sell the sweaters. These are all patterns to make them. You may see if Loopy Mango sells the sweaters – they may just sell the kits as well.
Tracy Mcafee says
How can I get the patterns for these cardigans and sweaters
Hi Tracy, I link to each one. Click on the title.
Laura Mann says
How do I buy these knitting patterns?
This is a round up of sweaters I love. I have linked to where I found the photo/pattern under each one.
Berenice Giovannoni says
how do you get the pattern for the oversized jersey – Simone Cardigan. please can you send me the link.
Here is the link Berenice. https://www.weareknitters.com/simone-cardigan?___SID=U?utm_source=Blog_FlaxTwine&utm_medium=partnership&utm_campaign=SimoneCardi&utm_content=blogpost_may17
Would love a pattern for child’s jumper in chunky knit. Hoping to lengthen to a dress for my granddaughter. Not having much luck in my searching so any help would be appreciated.
Hi Miriam, What a great idea And so much fun! I don’t have a pattern that would work very well for that that I know of. I’m so sorry!
Stacie Benski says
Would like the pattern for the Simone Cardigan or kit. 208-503-5029 (Barbara)
You would need to go to We Are Knitters for that pattern and Kit. The links are above in the post. Thanks so much for your interest.
Elaine Hallas says
How do I purchase the bubbles pull sweater pattern ?
Hi Elaine, I link to all the sweaters and where I found them. SOrry if the pattern isn’t available!
Is the crop top sweater (#11) still available? The links are dead. Thank you!
I’m not sure. This is a collection of Chunky knit Sweaters I made 5 years ago, so some of them aren’t available any more. The best thing to do is email the maker on the main page of each pattern location. Anne
Thank you for the reply! : )