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

Linen stitch crochet kimono cardigan free pattern with step by step video tutorial is here!

Summer is right here right now guys! The sand , sea and sun make me want to go to the beach. This crochet kimono cardigan is great for everyday wear to go out or inside the house made with breathable cotton yarn and so light weight with the mixed of beginner crochet stitch like linen and granny stitch.cotton summer vacation kimono cardigan free pattern and tutorial

The vacation summer Kimmo  make up from just 2 rectangles.

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Let’s get start!

– I used cotton DK weigth yarn. I am using about  around 900-1,000 yard fit size small to Medium.( easy to adjust the size see pattern instruction below) yarn weight 3 light.

– 4.0 mm crochet hook   and 5 mm crochet hook

– Sewing yarn needle

– stitch marker

the vacation summer crochet kimono cardigan free pattern beginner friendly

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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granny stitch

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vacation cotton light weight kimono cardigan free crochet pattern

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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 kimono cardigan / linen stitch kimono on youtube.

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


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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 chain in even number multiple of 2.

For the length:  add more row.

The vacation kimono cardigan instruction.

Pick up crochet hook size 5 mm and Start of by making a slip knot Then make 40 chains  (foundation chain multiple of 2 )

size s-m make 40 chain

size large make 52 chain

size XL make 62 chain

size 2xl make 72 chain.

size 3XL make 80 chain

5 mm hook ,Row1. sc in second chain from hook and each chain across, ch1 turn

5 mm hook ,Row2.  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, Row3. sc in the first ch space * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in 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 , DONOT Fasten off, and continue to add edging.

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

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Now we will start to make granny stitch for the edging. Pick up 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 stitch remain , skip 2 st, 2dc in the last stitch, ( if u have 2 stitch remain skip 1 st and 2 dc  in the last st) ch2 turn.

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

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

For me I make 3 row of granny stitch.

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Repeat  the same process to make second  rectangle

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.

Side Seams to create the arm hole:

the vacation summer cardigan free crochet pattern beginner friendly

Seam up each side of the kimono cardigan with a whip stitch or your prefer stitch method.  Leave for the arm hole about 7- 8 inch long at the top upper end . You may adjust the how long of the arm hole to fit your size.
Now enjoy your new kimono cardigan.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! 
Happy crocheting.

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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


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Hi Jenny, love your patterns. On your Ravelry page you recommend Lion 24/7 yarn for this Vacation Kimono Cardigan, which is #4 weight. On this page you recommend dk #3 yarn. Which did you use for your model? Thanks~


Saturday 22nd of May 2021

HI Sita,they can use both but if u want a bit lighter weight go with the dk#3 yarn, for the model I use dk weight. sorry didnot have time to update the detail on revelly page.