Meet easy crochet lace kimono called Lemon drop , this simple crochet kimono feature the cute pom pom border.
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..
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
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
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.
This pattern is made for beginners! There is a basic skill level required to make.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.