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Lemon drop kimono cardigan free crochet pattern

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crochet kimono cardigan free crochet pattern lemon drop by jennyandteddy

Meet easy crochet lace kimono called Lemon drop ,  this simple crochet kimono feature the  cute pom pom  border.

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 lace 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

The free crochet lace lemon drop kimono cardigan come with easy step by step video tutorial on youtube.

Have you see my springtime crochet kimono yet?

And the other one that beginner friendly crochet lemonade  kimono?

Let’s get start!

– I used cotton DK weight yarn

– 6 mm crochet hook or J/10 US hook size

– 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.

Start  with sc at the corner of the border then *chain 6, skip 2 chain from hook the make crochet cluster then sl st in next chain finished pom pom then chain3 skip 2 stitch then make sc in the next stitch , now we finish our first pom pom edge * then repeat the same for the next pom pom border.

Watch video tutorial on how to make pom pom border on 29:03 minutes.

1crochet kimono cardigan free pattern

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

Video tutorial for crochet lace lemon drop kimono.

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


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 42” 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

lemon drop kimono cardigan

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Lemon drop kimono cardigan instruction.

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, *ch1, 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, * ch1 and 2dc in each chain space *  repeat this * to * untill the end of the row, chain2, turn

Row4-6. Sc in 2nd st from hook and sc in each st across.  each row ch1 and turn, but on row6 chain2 and turn

Row7. dc in next stitch from hook, * ch1,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, * ch1 and 2dc in each chain space* repeat this * to * 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, each row ch1 and turn, but on row12 chain2 and 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.


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!
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.
Happy crocheting.

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Sunday 13th of January 2019

Wonderful pattern! Thank so much for sharing!!!

Joan Shropshire

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Beautiful! Did it take just one skein to finish? I want to make sure I get enough yarn!


Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Hi Joan, I use around 1000 yard.

Chandra Blackwrll

Sunday 18th of March 2018

Hi Jenny, I just started this pattern because its so pretty. On the second row, I put a chain after the 2 double chains and my work lays flat now. Is thus correct?


Sunday 18th of March 2018

yep, that was perfect. thanks you.


Thursday 8th of February 2018

I love this pattern, but my first couple of rows are not laying flat. What could I be doing wrong? The edge is wavy instead of straight. It seems as though there aren't enough stitches in the 3rd row where you do 2 dc, skip one and do two more dc across . Any ideas please?


Thursday 8th of February 2018

Hi Georgia, to make it not look wavy by add chain 1 after 2 double. see detail in the pattern I just fixing it now.

Penny Childers

Thursday 11th of January 2018

What yarn did you use? Weight and brand?


Thursday 18th of January 2018

Hi penny, I am using cotton yarn 200gram per skein probably go for Lion brand 24/7 cotton worsted-weight 186 yard per skein To complete the cardigan.