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Crochet Kimono Cardigan and Naps

Heyy, I’m back! I know I wasn’t gone long, but the path to this crochet kimono cardigan pattern was fraught will perils.

After consistently producing so much content for so long, I’m honestly just a little crispy around the edges. It was tough to find inspiration and drive to design something new and fresh. I took a few naps and had a beer or two, and I’m feeling refreshed lol.

If you learn anything from this post, besides how to crochet a kimono cardigan, it’s this; naps+beer=self love 😂.

Any ways, back to the crochet kimono cardigan. It’s pretty simple to make, but it’s as stylish to wear as you want to make it.

It’s great for the summer and for wearing around the house if you’re modest or just naturally cold. I love it around the house, because my husband prefers to live in a cave like temperature.

I added a pom pom border to mine just to give it a little pop. If you missed the first pom pom border tutorial, be sure to check it out.

This yarn, I ADORE this yarn. I don’t have any affiliate links for it, but I love it and recommend the heck out of it. It’s Yarn Bee Wrapology Hues, pictured here in Passion Flower. It practically designed itself into this crochet kimono cardigan.

I love cotton for one, and the way they combined these colors is gorgeous. Again, not a sponsor or affiliate, just love it and recommend it if you get a chance to try it. It’s a hobby lobby brand.

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If you like this Kimono Cardigan, you might also like this 1.Crochet Shrug or the 2.Crochet Poncho Summer Top.

Onto the pattern!

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code ( US Term )

  • ch =chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • sk = skip
  • REP = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • ” = inches
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • cl = cluster stitch : YO insert hook into the st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, ( 4 loops on hook ) YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

About The Crochet Kimono Cardigan Pattern

This pattern is made from the bottom up. We will crochet the front and back panels at the same time until we reach the armpits. Then, we will make the upper left, followed by the upper back and then upper right. Then we’ll crochet the edging.

Skill: Easy

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in English US terminology
  • The pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS/S( M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL )
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size XS/S

Yarn needed: 880( 920, 980, 1020 ) Yards

Gauge blocked: 14 dc X 8 rows = 4″

Measurements after blocked

XS/S = 27.14″ Width across back X 25″ Length

M/L = 32.28″ Width across back X 25″ Length

XL/XXL = 37.42″ Width across back X 26″ Length

3XL/4XL = 42.57″ Width across back X 26″ Length

Crochet Kimono Cardigan Pattern

Row 1 ( WS ): ch 179( 215, 251, 287 ), sk 2 ch ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 177( 213, 249, 285 ) dc

Row 2 ( RS ): Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 177( 213, 249, 285 ) dc

Row 3 – Row 30: REP Row 2

*If you’d like a shorter or longer cardigan, just repeat row 2 less or more times before you start making the upper left but just make sure to end with an even number row.

Upper Left ( When you wear it )

Row 31: Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each of next 41( 50, 59, 68 ) st. Total of 41( 50, 59, 68 ) dc

Row 32: Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 41( 50, 59, 68 ) dc

Row 33 – Row 50( 50, 52, 52 ): REP Row 32

The end of row 50( 50, 52, 52 ) cut the yarn and leave 24-30″ long tail. Check picture below

Crochet kimono cardigan worked from the bottom up and starting the left side

Upper Back

Row 31: Turn the WS facing up, add new yarn into the st next to the last st at row 31 on the upper left, then ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into the same st that we just added a new yarn, 1 dc into each of next 94(, 112, 130, 148 ) st. Total of 95( 113, 131, 149 ) dc. Check picture below

starting the upper right of your crochet kimono cardigan

Row 32: Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 95( 113, 131, 149 ) dc

Row 33 – Row 50( 50, 52, 52 ): REP Row 32

The end of row 50( 50, 52, 52 ) cut the yarn and do not leave a long tail. Check picture below

finishing the upper back part of the crochet kimono pattern

Upper Right ( when you wear it )

Row 31: Turn the WS facing up, add new yarn into the st next to the last st at row 31 on the upper back, then ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into the same st that we just added a new yarn, 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 41( 50, 59, 68 ) dc. Check picture below

Row 32: Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 41( 50, 59, 68 ) dc

Row 33 – Row 50( 50, 52, 52 ): REP Row 32

The end of row 50( 50, 52, 52 ) cut the yarn and leave 24-30″ long tail. Check picture below

the completed full panel of your crochet kimono cardigan

Sew The Shoulder Together

Fold your cardigan right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Sew 41( 50, 59, 68 ) st the front and back panel together, using any method you prefer. Both shoulders sewn the same. Check picture below

time to sew the shoulders together on this crochet kimono cardigan

Crochet Around The Sleeve Edges

Note: We’re going to crochet into the end of the row of the sleeve edge (sp for reference)

With your cardigan WS facing out, add new yarn into the arm pit corner, then ch 1, 1 sc into the same st that you just added a new yarn, *ch 9, 1 cl into the third ch from hook, ch 2, 1 cl into the top of the cl that we just did, fold the second cl that we just did to the front and then sl st into the same ch sp that we made the first cl, ch 6, sk next sp, 1 sc into next sp* REP from *TO* around, end with sl st into the first sc, cut the yarn and weave all the ends. Do the same on the other side. Check picture below

finishing with the crochet sleeve edges

Crochet Kimono Cardigan complete!

What did you think, easy to make? I hope you didn’t have any trouble, but if you did make sure to follow the video as well and see if it answers any questions. I’m confident everyone will whip this one up no problem.

Glad you stopped by, hope you tune in for the next one. Until then, happy crocheting!