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the vacation summer kimono cardigan free crochet pattern by jennyandteddy beginner friendly

Do you love crocheting with linen stitch also called moss stitch as much as I do?

And are you girls also looking to crochet something with linen stitch? You are in the perfect spot!

Let’s make an easy crochet linen stitch kimono cardigan together with me.

Meet ” the Vacation kimono cardigan” FREE CROCHET PATTERN with the video tutorial.

Summer is right here right now guys! The sand, sea, and sun make me want to go to the beach.

This modern summer cardigan is great for everyday wear to go out or inside the house.

They are made with breathable cotton yarn: Which is lightweight with a mix of beginner crochet stitches.

crochet linen stitch summer cardigan free pattern.

What is the linen crochet stitch?

The linen stitch or moss stitch and also known as granite stitch.

Basically, they are beginner-friendly crochet stitches that are made up of chains and single crochet.

The linen stitch will create a soft texture and lightweight to the garment.

They are great for many crochet wearables and accessories like cardigans, sweaters, baby blankets, throws, headbands, shawls, and much more possibilities are endless.

easy crochet summer kimono cardigan with linen crochet stitch.

Tip & trick to crochet your first beautiful linen stitch, AKA moss stitch summer cardigan.

  • Neat edge every time: make sure you always put a stitch marker at the beginning of the row and at the end of the row.
  • Light & flowy: to make this easy moss stitch cardigan light & flowy, we will crochet loosely, not too tight.
  • Take a break: Take a break between crocheting this beautiful linen stitch every now and then so you will enjoy them more.

Is crochet linen stitch kimono cardigan easy for beginners?

Yes definitely, They are perfect for beginners crocheter.

The simple construction was made up of just two rectangles then join them together.

And the stitch pattern is just a one-row repeat.

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Let’s get started on how to crochet linen stitch cardigans, shall we?


  • I used cotton DK-weight yarn. I use around 900-1,000 yards of fit sizes small to medium. Easy to adjust the size.
  • See pattern instructions below) yarn weight 3 light.
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook   and 5 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing yarn needle
  • stitch marker

crochet linen stitch cardigan free pattern.

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
  • ch, Chain
  • slip knot
  • moss /linen stitch

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vacation 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.

How to crochet linen stitch easy cardigan video tutorial.

crochet linen stitch cardigan free pattern.

Finished Size Approximately:

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

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


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  • Of one rectangle.
  • 42 inches long
  • 12 inches wide
  • For the width: If you need to make it wider ( bigger size), simply add more chains in an even number multiple of 2.
  • For the length:  add more rows.

The vacation kimono cardigan pattern instruction.

Pick up a crochet hook size 5 mm and Start off by making a slip knot. Then make 40 chains.

  (Foundation chain multiple of 2 )

  • size s-m makes 40 chains
  • size large makes 52 chains
  • size XL makes 62 chains
  • size 2xl makes 72 chains.
  • size 3XL makes 80 chain

5 mm hook, Row 1. sc in the second chain from the hook and each chain across, ch1 turn

5 mm hook, Row 2.  sc in the next stitch from hook * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st * repeat * to * across until the end of the row. Ch1 turn

5 mm hook, Row 3. sc in the first ch space * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in the next ch space * repeat * to * across until the end of the row and make sc on the turning ch. Ch1 turn

Repeat row 3 until your piece measures approximately 42 inches long, DO NOT Fasten off and continue to add edging.

Pick up a 4.0 mm hook, By ch1 and turn to make sc in each space  across for 1 row,

crochet cardigan2

Now we will start to make a granny stitch for the edging. Pick up a 4.0 mm crochet hook for edging.

Row1 of granny stitch, turn ch2, then make 1dc in the same stitch * skip 2 stitches, then work 3dc in next stitch*   repeat * to * across until end of the row until you will have 3 stitches remain, skip 2 st, 2dc in the last stitch.

( if u have 2 stitches remaining skip 1 st and 2 dc  in the last st) ch2 turn.

Row2. now you will work 3dc  in each space ( between double crochet groups) across until the end of the row, then dc in the last stitch,  turn.

crochet cardigan 3.

Now if you feel the rectangle is not wide enough just add more rows of granny stitch by repeating rows 1 and 2.

For me, I make 3 rows of the granny stitch.

crochet cardigan4.
Repeat  the same process to make a second  rectangle

After finishing 2 pieces of the rectangle, it’s time to assemble.

Center back Seam:

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

Tie off and weave in ends.

Side Seams to create the arm hole:

crochet cardigan5.

Seam up each side of the kimono cardigan with a whip stitch or your preferred stitch method.

Leave for the arm hole about 7- 8 inches long at the top upper end.

You may adjust the how long of the arm hole to fit your size.

Now enjoy your new cardigan.
If you make one, I would love to see your creation. Tag me on Instagram! 
Happy crocheting.

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Friday 20th of May 2022

Really love this cardi. Love most of your patterns. But it would be nice to know how much yarn is needed for this pattern.


Saturday 21st of May 2022

Hi Dottie is around 1500 yard


Monday 11th of April 2022

I am in the process of making this. I am not a tight crocheter at all but I don't have any of those open, breezy holes like you do. What can I do? I'm using the same yarn as you suggest and I've watched your videos. =/


Friday 15th of April 2022

HI Kaylynne that will be fine maybe you might up your crochet hook size for example u use 4 .0 mm hook could go up to 4.5 or 5 mm hook

Carleen kline

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Can I use regular yarn instead of the cotton yarn? And also will I have to change my needles sizes?


Sunday 17th of April 2022

Yes u can use any dk weight yarn or 4 medium weight yarn no hook change.

Carleen kline

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Can I use regular yarn instead of the cotton yarn ?



Sunday 3rd of April 2022

yes you can Carleen.


Sunday 6th of March 2022

Hi. I love this kimono and would love to make it. I am a beginner and still learning. Can I use yarn weight 2 instead of weight 3? Thank you Paula