Things to Make: Crochet Kimono Cardigan

I've been busy with the start of a new school year for my kiddos, but while they've been at school I've been busy trying to write up a pattern for my new favorite thing: a Crochet Kimono Cardigan.
Kimono-style shrugs are all the rage right now, and when I came across this amazing Mandala yarn by Lion Brand I knew I wanted to try making a Kimono of my own!



Obviously, this is not a *true* kimono, but I really love the way it turned out...and the yarn was so much fun to work with! Sorry you have to see me as the model for my finished cardigan...but now you know I love COLOR! This particular yarn comes in several self-striping variegated varieties...it's like magic! (On a side note all the Mandala yarns are named after magical creatures and beings! So fun!)

I think it is my new favorite accessory...and I will probably make one in every single Mandala color available! LOL!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala yarn (or about 10.5 oz of any light sport/ #3 weight yarn) My example uses Chimera.
Crochet hook size I (5.5mm)
Scissors
Needle

ABBRVIATIONS:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
beg = beginning
sl st = slip stich
st = stitch
sp(s) = spaces
RF = right front
LF = left front

CROCHET KIMONO CARDIGAN

CH 104

ROW 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook. (Sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1)* Rep to end of row, working last dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn - counts as first dc, ch 1 on next row now and throughout. (52 dc & 51 ch 1 sps)

ROW 2: (Sk next ch 1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1)* Repeat to end of row. Ch 4, turn.

ROW 3-50: Repeat row 2.

RF ROW 51 (begins RF side): (Sk next ch 1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1)* Repeat 24 more times. Ch 4 turn. (26 dc & 25 ch 1 sps)

ROW 52-100: Repeat row RF51. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Continue for front LF side as follows:

LF ROW 51: Returning to ROW 50, leave a (ch 1 sp, dc, ch 1 sp) then attach yarn in next dc. Ch 4, dc in next dc. (Sk next ch 1 sp, dc next dc, ch 1)* Repeat to end of row. Ch 4, turn. (26 dc & 25 ch 1 sps)

ROW 52-100: Repeat row LF51. Fasten off, weave in ends.

To form the arm holes for the cardigan, fold the left and right sides over the top, matching ROW 1 with ROW 100. You may want to pin it together so it doesn't move aroung too much during the next part.

Count 24 spaces up edge, attach yarn and stitch sides together over the next 8 spaces. Fasten off. Repeat for the other side.

Remove any pins and turn the cardigan right side out.

SLEEVE:

On the right-facing side, attach yarn at seam where sides are sewn together.

ROW 1: CH 4, dc in next end st, ch 1. (Sk next sp, dc in next end st, ch 1)* Repeat around sleeve for a total of 36 dc and ch 1 sps. Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4 st. Do not turn.

ROW 2: Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch 1)* Repeat around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4 st.

ROW 3-5: Repeat row 2.

ROW 6: Ch 4 (dctog over next 2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1 in next 4 dc)* Repeat around. 1st ch 4 counts as LAST dc. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4 st.

ROW 7: Repeat row 2.

ROW 8: Ch 4 (dctog over next 2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1 in next 4 dc)* Repeat around. 1st ch 4 counts as LAST dc. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4 st.

ROW 9-10: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

Repeat on other side for the 2nd sleeve.

Weave in all extra ends, and add fringe to bottom edges of kimono cardigan, if desired.

 

CLICK HERE for really great (and simple) instructions on how to make and add fringe to a project!

Isn't so pretty and simple! Now wear it EVERYWHERE and WOW your friends!

 

P.S. I was not compensated by Lion Brand yarn in any way for creating this post or mentioning my use of this yarn!

 

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Comments

So pretty! I am definitely

So pretty! I am definitely going to make at least one(?)

Thank you! I'd love to see it

Thank you! I'd love to see it when you are done!

~ Sarah

Crochet Kimono Cardigan fringe

This is a beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing!
The fringe instructions in your link are different than the fringe in the pictures. Could you share how you made your fringe?
Thank you,
Ana

Crochet Tassel Fringe

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the pattern!

For the fringe on mine I used the same technique as the link I shared for attaching the yarn, but I spaced it out along the bottom edge with two ch 1 sps between each one. I used 4 strands of yarn per tassel. Then I split each tassel in half and knotted adjoining tassels together. Does that make sense? The leftover tassels on the ends I just knotted part way down, so that they matched the rest of fringe!

Hope that helps!

~ Sarah

Kimono

What size does your pattern fit? I need to make a size large

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