Lemonade summer crochet kimono cardigan free pattern

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lemonade summer cardigan free crochet pattern beginner friendly

Here another summer crochet kimono cardigan free pattern and tutorial for you guys to enjoy!  I called them ” Lemonade summer  cardigan” or you could call a cotton kimono. This crochet kimono cardigan is great for beginner and a perfect match with Lemonade crop top.

1beginner crochet summer kimono cardigan by jennyandteddy

This easy and simple free crochet crochet kimono cardigan is a great layering for summer and spring time , the tutorial include step by step video tutorial on youtube as well.

Let’s mixed and match this cutie with any thing you like, jean or a beach wear , they are also great for everyday wear to go out or inside the house made with breathable cotton yarn and so light weight with the easy crochet stitch.

22lemonade cotton kimono crdigan free crochet pattern

Lemonade crochet kimono cardigan is make up from just 2 rectangles and a little touch of a ribbing collar.

summer cottony lemonade carigan crochet kimono free pattern beginner

Let’s get start!

– I used cotton DK weight yarn  . I am using about  around 1,000-1200 yard fit size small to Medium.( easy to adjust the size see pattern instruction below) yarn weight 4 worsted medium.

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

– Sewing yarn needle

– stitch marker

beginner crochet kimono summer cardigan fre pattern tutorail

Skill and abbreviations

(American crochet terms)

You will need to know how to make

-St  which mean stitch

-sc which mean single crochet

-dc which mean double crochet

-Hdc which mean half double  crochet

-Sl st which mean slip stitch

-Blo which mean crochet in back loop only

-ch, Chain

-slip knot

lemonade kimono crochet cardigan

Finished Size Approximately:

 Small to medium ( Easy to adjust by add more chain to the foundation chain for bigger size)

For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall

lemonade summer crochet kimono cardigan


of one rectangle.

-40 inches long

-12 inches wide

For the width: If you need to make it wider ( bigger size) simply add more chain in even number multiple of 2.

For the length:  add more row.

Gauge: 2 group of (hdc,sl st) x 2 rows = 1.2 square inch

beginner cotton summer crochet kimono free pattern

lemonade summer kimono cardigan

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

Video tutorial for crochet Lamonade kimono here.

Lemonade crochet summer kimono cardigan instruction.

Pick up crochet hook size 6 mm and Start of by making a slip knot Then make 44 chains  (foundation chain multiple of 2 ).

You will crochet it loosely not too tight to create the light and airy effect.

Row1.    sc  in the next chain from hook,  then sc in each chain across until the end of  the row, ch1 turn.

Row2.  *hdc in next st , then sl st in next st*      repeat * to * across until the end of the row. Ch1 turn

Row3 and beyond Repeat row 2 or  until piece measures approximately 40 inches long or your  desired length.  Fasten off.

And repeat it on the second rectangle.

lemonade cardigan crochet kimono free pattern

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

Center back Seam:

Lay 2 pieces of rectangles side by side. Now, using a yarn needle and whip stitch  to seam up the middle part together ( the center back panels, from the bottom up around 20 inches. Tie off and weave in ends.

summer cotton crochet kimon cardigan free pattern

crochet kimono cardigan for beginner

Side Seams to create the arm hole:

Seam up each side of the kimono cardigan with a whip stitch or your prefer stitch method.  Leave for the arm hole about  8 inch long at the top upper end . You may adjust the how long of the arm hole to fit your size.

Next we will make the band by crocheting them  separate from the body of the cardigan.

Pick up your 4.0 mm crochet hook and start with making a slip knot and 11 chains and crochet row by row the back loop only until you get the length that matches the length of the opening neck.

Row1. crochet 1dc in each of the next 10 chains from hook, ch2 turn (10)

Row2.  crochet 1dc in each of the next 10 stitches from hook ( blo only), ch2 turn (10)

Repeat round 2 until you get the length matching the opening neck!

ribbing band for crochet kimono cardigan

lemonade kimono crochet cardigan free pattern beginner

After you got the length of band that match the length of the opening neck now it time to attach them I attach them by sc or you can attach them with you favorite method ( whip stitch) or else.

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Now enjoy your new kimono cardigan.

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

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  1. Marionette Franzsen says

    Awesome patterns

  2. thanks you Marionette. ^^

  3. I really love this! I’m gonna make it! Thank you!!!

  4. That’s so sweet of you Angela. thanks so much.

  5. Im not sure i understand. Only 2 rectangles? Is one rectangle supposed to go from center front to mid back. If so my plus size is going to need a LOT more than the 15″ width i started with.

  6. HI Suzanne, yes just only 2 rectangle yes you got it right for one rectangle suppose to go from centre front front to mid back.

  7. Suzanne, you will fold the rectangle over so one width of rectangle is one fourth of the total width. 2 12” wide rectangles x 2 ends = 48” around. If that makes sense…

  8. Trying to sign up for your newsletter and it keeps telling mei it’s not working, please try again! Can you please fix it? It’s the one that pops up when I first open your site.

    Thx, Dona

  9. Hi Dona, sorry about that, i will fixw=ed it.

  10. Crystal Morehouse says

    I am a little confused. Do you skip the 1st SC and hdc into the 2nd for row 2?

  11. HI Crystal, I did not skip 1st sc and hdc instead of that I did *hdc in next st from hook , then sl st in next st*

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