As the days get colder and the nights draw in, we're all spending a lot more time indoors - but don't let that get you down, now is the perfect time to get hooking on a fab new winter crochet top! From pullovers to poncho's and everything in between, we've selected our list of our favourite 20 autumn/winter crochet top patterns to keep you all snuggled up until spring!


1. Free crochet cardigan pattern by Fran Morgan

We love the elegant styling of this Free crochet cardigan pattern by Fran Morgan. Hooked up in Moss stitch and featuring a lovely lacy border stitch, it's a fantastic cover-up crochet cardigan that is perfect for the festive season - although we'd gladly wear it all year round!


2. Free easy slip-on jumper crochet pattern from Lovecrafts

If you're still relatively new to crochet and feel like attempting your first crochet top, then this Free easy slip-on jumper crochet pattern from LoveCrafts is a great starting project! This free crochet jumper pattern made in pieces that are seamed together so it's nice and simple, and uses basic double crochet stitches that even the newest of crocheters can handle. Plus it's super easy to customise to suit your style, if you want to make it more of a longline jumper or give it full length sleeves you just need to simply increase the length!


3. Dina Cardigan by TL yarn crafts

We're big fans of everything that Toni from TL yarn crafts designs, and we're totally crushing over her Dina cardigan crochet pattern! With it's fab colour block design in stylish colours, easy yet interesting stitch combinations, and even a couple of subtle handy pockets - it's a brilliant design that is casual, cosy, and super cool!


4. Free Mens Pullover Crochet pattern by Caron

We couldn't possibly make a list of crochet tops without something for the men too! This fab Caron adult pullover free crochet pattern is a sophisticated crochet jumper that will look great on both men and women, and the versatile heather grey colour makes it a nice versatile crochet top to match whatever's in your wardrobe.


5. Free Hoodie Crochet pattern by Bernat

As much as we love crochet jumpers and cardigans, we do have a soft spot for hoodies too! This Free Bernat Hoodie crochet pattern is a fantastic casual garment that is just made for chilling out in. Hooked up in cotton yarn, it's lightweight and hardwearing, and with it's simple stitches it's a crochet hoodie pattern that you'll love hooking up!


6. Cowl Neck Poncho Pattern by Simone Francis

This cowl neck poncho crochet pattern by Simone Francis appeared in Simply Crochet magazine back in issue 25, and has gone on to be one of our all time most popular projects! With it's granny treble stitches, comfy ribbed cowl neck and chunky yarn fringing, this crochet poncho pattern is the perfect winter warmer!


7. Free Helen sweater crochet pattern

This gorgeous Free Helen sweater crochet pattern from Hobbii is one of those stylish tops that can be thrown over just about anything from your wardrobe. It can be made in size XS to XL and features a large roll-top style collar and raglan sleeves. Hook it up in the recommended Alpaca yarn for that extra level of luxury!

Helen Free crochet sweater pattern

8. Huldra Sweater crochet pattern by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

We absolutely love all of the gorgeous details on the Huldra sweater crochet pattern by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk of Lillabjorncrochet. There's some really clever stitch combinations used in this stunning crochet jumper, especially in that gorgeous crochet yoke! Plus the pattern can easily be adjusted to be worn as a crochet tee too, so you can make one for every season!


9. Filet Skull Jumper crochet pattern by Pony McTate

Here's another crochet top that is brilliant for layering! The Filet skull jumper crochet pattern by Pony McTate is another of Simply Crochet magazines most popular designs, thanks to it's simple filet crochet design and super-cool skull imagery. It can be made in sizes 8-36, and if skulls aren't your thing you can easily leave it out and wear it as a simple filet jumper (or if you're a confident crocheter you could always customise it with your own filet crochet design).

Filet Skull Jumper crochet pattern

10. Free Rose Cardigan crochet pattern from Wool and the Gang

If you're after a quick and easy make, then how about this stunning Wool and the Gang Rose cardigan free crochet pattern. Hooked up entirely in treble crochet stitches (it's a US pattern so they call them double crochet stitches), it's incredibly simple to make with really easy construction too! Plus as it's hooked up in their Shiny Happy Cotton Aran weight yarn and using a 6.5mm hook, you'll be able to hook this up in no time at all!


11. Mysa velvet yoke sweater crochet pattern

All of us crocheters love giving yarn a good squish - but why stop at just the yarn ball, why not hook up a whole garment in super-soft squishy yarn and enjoy that feeling for even longer! This Mysa velvet yoke sweater crochet pattern by Chiwei of 1DogWoof is hooked up entirely in Lion Brand Vel-Luxe yarn - a velvet style chenille yarn. Add to that it's simple yoke construction and casual fit, and we think it might just be the perfect snuggly garment for curling up in!

velvet sweatshirt crochet pattern

12. Phlox Fields Tunisian crochet coat pattern

We thought we better include a design for all of you Tunisian crochet fans, and while we were searching we were blown away by this Phlox Fields Tunisian crochet coat pattern! Made with lovely textured Tunisian crochet stitches, the design is written in sizes to fit S - XXL and comes with 2 choices of finish - a hooded version with a rolled edge, or a collared version with a zip edge. We love it!

Tunisian crochet hoodie pattern

13. Wrapture top crochet pattern

As the weather starts changing there's always that awkward in between stage - too cold for just a shirt, too warm for a big jumper - That's where you need this amazing Wrapture top crochet pattern by Pony McTate! It combines the comfort and relaxed feel of a shawl but is securely wrapped around your body, plus can be worn in a variety of ways to suit your own style (and the pattern even comes with some bonus optional detached sleeves too).

wrapture top crochet pattern

14. Free Alix pullover crochet pattern

Just because we're heading into Autumn/Winter, that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to colours! If you're looking for a crochet top to make you smile through the darkest of winter days, then you'll love this Free Alix pullover crochet pattern by Divine Debris. With it's Camel stitch pattern and colourful pastel stripes, it's bound to brighten up your wardrobe!

Alix Free Pullover crochet pattern

15. Soft Attitude free poncho crochet pattern

If you're after a warming poncho pattern but want to keep it simple, then this Soft Attitude free poncho crochet pattern from Hobbii is perfect for you! Hooked up in a lightweight 2ply alpaca yarn and with a simple stitch pattern that even crochet beginners will be able to handle, it's one of those projects where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy some serious crochet time with!

soft attitude free poncho crochet pattern

16. Pink Lemonade cardigan crochet pattern

We love a big and chunky crochet project, and this Pink Lemonade cardigan crochet pattern certainly fits the bill! It's available in sizes S-XXL, and with it's fabulous ribbed crochet fabric and colour block sections, we think it's a cardigan that is just made for cosy winter days in!

Pink lemonade cardigan crochet pattern

17. Valencia infinity cable crochet sweater pattern

Oh, so you fancy something that's a bit more challenging do you? Well let's throw this Valencia infinity cable crochet sweater pattern into the mix then! It features an impressive cabled neckline, but these aren't any ordinary cables - they're infinity cables, developed by Briana K Designs to achieve cables without holes and worked on top of stitches. Add that to the textured stitch fabric and ribbed edging and you've got yourself a show-stopper of a top!

Valencia cable sweater crochet pattern

18. Free Turtleneck pullover crochet pattern

Turtlenecks are a bit like Marmite - you either love them or hate them. But if you're a fan, then you've got to check out this Free Turtleneck pullover crochet pattern from Caron. Available in sizes XS - 5XL, it also features a fun stitch pattern as well as those awesome ribbed sections!

Free turtleneck sweater crochet pattern

19. Fair Isle pullover crochet pattern

If you fancy incorporating some fabulous fair isle into your winter warmers, then how about this beautiful Fair Isle pullover crochet pattern by Courtney Clark of Tinderbox. It's the stunning fair Isle yoke that we love most about it, and being another design that can be made in size XS - 5XL everyone can indulge in some fair isle fanciness!

Marzanna sweater crochet pattern

20. Free Forest cardigan crochet pattern

This Free Forest cardigan crochet pattern from Hobbii might look complicated, but thanks to it's modular design it's not nearly as tricky as it first appears! Hooked up in a loosely spun Aran yarn, it's just perfect for those autumn walks in the woods!

forest free cardigan crochet pattern

If you enjoyed this list of winter top patterns, you might also like our Top 10 Summer crochet top patterns, or maybe check out our Top 10 free Autumn crochet patterns. And remember, if you're new to crochet and need a bit of extra help, you can find out loads of handy information in our beginners guide to crochet.


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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