Lemon drop kimono cardigan free crochet pattern

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crochet kimono cardigan free crochet pattern lemon drop by jennyandteddy

Right now I am so into  making crochet wearable item, like bikini top, halter top or even a hood pocket scarf and this is my first crochet kimono cardigan that I have made. I am always want to try my hand on a cardigan. This lemon drop cardigan ,they are so easy, breathable and fun to make also perfect for everyday use. They are made up from 2 simple piece of rectangle  mostly single and double crochet stitch.  I add a little touch of bright and cheerful yellow color around the edge and pom pom at the bottom edge..

lemon drop kimono cardigan free crochet pattern beginner friendly

Let’s get start!

– I used cotton yarn 110 yard 50g around 6-7 skein of blue and 1 skein of yellow

–  6 mm crochet hook

Sewing yarn needle

crochet kimono cardigan free pattern easy

Skill and abbreviations

You will need to know how to make

-Sl st (slip stitch)

-dc which mean double crochet

-hdc which mean half double crochet

-sc which mean single crochet

-ch Chain

-slip knot

special stitch pom pom edge. Robin from onceuponapinkmoon have a great tutorial for this pom pom. I first learn it from her blog.^^

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This pattern is made for beginners!  There is a basic skill level required to make.

If you don’t understand any technical crochet words, don’t worry I got you cover!

Here is a video titled ‘free crochet class on craftsy‘ and a free pdf file titled ‘the beginner’s guide to crochet‘. These will explain a lot for you.

Learn how to read crochet pattern and how to work single crochet free class on crativebug.

kimono cardigan style

Gauge: 3 single crochet stitches x 3 rows = 1 square inch

Sizing.

This Lemon drop kimono cardigan is made by crocheting 2  pieces of rectangle and seaming them together at the back.

the original size fit S/M/L.

my lemon drop cadi, I measure around:  20 inches from shoulder to bottom of trim (pom pom edge not include) and 29 inches wide when laid out flat.

Each rectangular I measures around 13” x 40” inches

For the width: If you need to make it wider simply add more rows at the end.

For the length:  work in even number like 120, 130 , 132 . I start this kimono cadi with foundation chains of 120.

crochet kimono cardigan with pom pom edge

Taking your cotton  yarn main color and 6.0mm crochet hook, start of by making a slip knot Then make 120 chains

Row1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and sc in each chain across, chain2 turn

Row2. dc in next stitch from hook, * sk 1 st, 1dc in next st,1dc in next st*  repeat * to *  across until the end of  the row, ch2, turn

Row3. dc in 2nd st from hook and 2dc in each chain space across until the end of row. chain2, turn

Row4-6. Sc in 2nd st from hook and sc in each st across. chain2. turn

Row7. dc in next stitch from hook, * sk 1 st, 1dc in next st,1dc in next st*  repeat * to *  across until the end of  the row, ch2, turn

Row8. dc in 2nd st from hook and 2dc in each chain space across until the end of row. chain2, turn

Row9-11. repeat row8.

Row12-15. Sc in 2nd st from hook and sc in each st across. chain2. turn

Repeat from row 2-15 until you get the desire wide. I measure mine around 13 inch wide.

Repeat  the same process to make second  piece of rectangle.

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Making the  yellow trim.

After we finished the piece of  rectangle then, Pick up yellow color and sc around the edge except the the starting row.

Repeat  the same for second  piece of rectangle.

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After finished 2 pieces of  rectangle , it’s time to assembly.

Center back Seam:

Lay 2 pieces of rectangles side by side, using a yarn needle and whip stitch  to seam up the middle part together ( the center back panels, from the bottom up, around 17 inches. Tie off and weave in ends.

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Side Seams to create the arm hole:

Now, fold your piece in half  and  seam up each side of the kimono cadi with a whip stitch .  Leave for the arm hole about  7 inch long at the top upper end . You may adjust the how long of the arm hole to fit your size.

Time to add pom pom edge at the bottom trim.

After finished the assembly of the cardigan. pick up yellow color and Join yarn at the corner end of the bottom trim and work a pom pom edge through out the bottom trim.

Now enjoy your new Lemon drop kimono cardigan.

Happy crocheting!
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Comments

  1. Regina Roe says:

    How do you download the pattern?

  2. Hi Regina,
    I donot make a pdf yet.

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