Girls Boyfriend Cardigan

9 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! This open front cardigan features drop shoulders, mid-thigh length, side vents and drop pockets. Choose either a shawl collar or hoodie, or you can even choose to leave off the shawl collar and hood altogether.  This comfy hoodie will look great with jeans or leggings. Choose from sweater knit, french terry, fleece or other medium to heavyweight knits.

Girls Boyfriend Cardigan Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • Mid thigh length
  • Shawl collar or hood
  • Drop shoulder
  • Side vents
  • Drop pockets

Sizes: 2T-16 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on one A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheet. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Be sure to check out the coordinating ladies Boyfriend Cardigan. Purchase both versions at regular price, and automatically get a discount.


The Girls Boyfriend Cardigan pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Girls Boyfriend Cardigan pdf sewing pattern contains 2 collar styles: shawl collar or hooded.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide
  • 6 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • 1 page to customize the fit.
  • 1 page with sewing with sweater knit tips and resources.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

Girls size chart & fabric requirements

Girls size chart & fabric requirements

Line Drawing


Large format file updated 10/20/21

9 reviews for Girls Boyfriend Cardigan

  1. Kimberly Coffin

    This is one of my favorite patterns! It’s easy to sew and so quick! My little girl will have plenty of Boyfriend Cardigans for her fall wardrobe.

  2. ammonlane (verified owner)

    I just love that I can make my little girl match me! And it’s such a staple that I will get tons of use out of it for years. Works in the small sizes too which is often rare in cardigans like this. So happy!

  3. Jaslyn (verified owner)

    Made this for my DD so we can have a matching outfit. Love it! So easy to sew one up and the instructions are fantastic as usual. Will be making more for her and for me too!

  4. Anne (verified owner)

    I made the longer hooded version for both my granddaughters and they love them. The pattern is easy to follow and quick to make up.

  5. Rachel (verified owner)

    A good fit and comfy to wear, designed for wear not looks though it looks fabulous too! Versatie with different weight knits which I find fabulous living in an area where we get a wide range of weather. Made up in a nice thick merino its a perfect cardy to cudde up doing homework in 🙂

  6. Trista

    I love this cardi. It’s so cute and stylish. My oldest wants a million of them.

  7. Debi Mager (verified owner)

    I made a test cardigan for my granddaughter and she loves it. She wears it all the time. My daughter-in-law has asked me to make several colors for Vivian for the fall/winter. I’ve been sewing since October 2020 – I can’t tell you how this makes my heart soar. I’m thankful for a company that creates patterns that a newbie can look like a professional.

  8. Angela (verified owner)

    My daughter loves this cardigan, especially because it has a hood. It is a quick sew, but it can be a bit of a fabric hog (compared to a T-shirt), only because it is long. But my daughter loves the long length, so it’s worth it!

  9. janamonin (verified owner)

    My daughter loves the hoodie option, and pockets. I love the length so she can wear it over leggings. This cardigan is easy to sew, and we love our “matching” (I chose the shawl collar for mine) pink sweater knit cardigans. I did re-draft the pockets to lay flat as kiddo treasures don’t stay in a droopy pocket. But I loved the look on my version.

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