The vacation kimono cardigan free crochet pattern

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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

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.

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


vacation summer cardigan kimono crochet tutorial

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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  1. Micheline Martin says

    Bonjour, J’adore le patron Kimono kimono de vacance. Serait il possible de recevoir le patron par internet. Merci

  2. Karen cadorette says

    Love it.can this be printed out?

  3. Thanks u Micheline. I will make the pdf soon.

  4. HI Karen ,I will add the print friendly soon.

  5. Love this look! I’m looking forward to the printable pattern too. Thank you!

  6. Hi Jilly, thanks so much u such a sweetheart. I add a print friendly in the post already but did not do the pdf yet.

  7. Monica Diggs says

    Is the pdf ready for this would to add to my library

  8. Hi MOnica, I only have print friendly version right now.

  9. Why two pieces for the back , you could just double it and make one piece unless it is for style with the seam . On the model you can see all the open spaces . I am using 6 mm and the same yarn yet mine looks like the swatch under the model . Did you press it to get it to open up thank you for the pattern

  10. For the first row (I’ve chained 52) you say SC across…should I sc in the second chain from the hook and end up with an odd number of stitches?

  11. Hi linda, Thanks for spot on so sc in second chain from hook and each chain across then at the end chain 1 and turn. so u end up with even number.

  12. Josefina Maestre C says

    Me encanta el crochet, me gustaría obtener los pasos para el cardigan de vacaciones,gracias?

  13. Sheila Hoffman says

    Can I single crochet around the front and neck part?

  14. I love this pattern! As I read through the page, I see that moss stitch is used, but not referred to in the pattern itself. Do you mean for each SC to be a moss stitch? Also, if being done in acrylic for a transitional fall piece, do you recommend sport-weight yarn?

  15. Hi Julie, yes I mean we start the foundation chain and then each of sc is moss stitch and they can also use acrylic yarn for make it a bit warmer for winter yep sport weight would be fine.

  16. HI Sheila, yes absolutely you can tweak and adjust for the prettier cardigan. I did not do sc around the front and the neck part because a bit lazy and it look ok just like that for me.

  17. Hi Jane!
    I’ve got half of my cardigan finished and it looks really great. The pattern was very easy to follow. Thank you so much! Love it! ?

  18. CJ Johnson says

    Don’t think you are lazy at all. You took the time to write down the pattern, take and post pics, make it printer friendly and pdf. All of that is a lot of work. Thank you for your time and talent!!!!

  19. Aww that so sweet of you to cheer me on , Thanks so much CJ Johnson.

  20. Aww that so sweet of u Dianne, to let me know that u making this cardigan, just made myday

  21. Lenna Rorie says

    Jane, i also thought mine doesn’t look a lacy a yours. Did you block yours for that look?
    I tried using a size K for the next one lm doing.

  22. Hi Lenna, try bigger hook it might help.

  23. If I want 3 or more granny rows don’t I just repeat row 2? Love the pattern will be starting it tonight
    Thanks for this patternl

  24. HI Evie, yes repeat row 1 and 2 of granny stitch row.

  25. Love your pattern, as promised so easy and pretty, I did tweak it, cause I’m a bit lazy didn’t want to make two panels for back, so made one panel, worked out great. Thanks again for a great pattern.

  26. Aww that so sweet of you , You doing great job I donot even know how to make it just one piece, you are really good at it. thanks u.

  27. allison emery says

    Can I use dk wool for this?

  28. yes sure but it will be a little warmer than cotton. Allison

  29. Toller Artikel. Vielen Dank.

  30. Hi
    I’m still not sure once I’ve crocheted the initial number of stitches, which is an even number, whether I should be doing an even or odd number of stitches from then on. Usually when you crochet the first row of stitches into the starting chain in sc, if you chained an even number to begin with you would then be working with an odd number after that. So if I chain 52 stitches to begin with, will I be working into 52 or or 51 stitches from then on? I guess my question is whether we are working on an odd or even number of stitches to make the pattern work.
    Thank you.

  31. I was looking for a simple vest pattern and I think this is the best one, .Looking forward to making this. I want to make cap sleeves, any suggestions? Thank you for sharing these instructions, GOD BLESS, Mary

  32. Hi mary, for the cap sleeve for suggestion is maybe did a single crochet on the last 5 row of the sleeve.

  33. Hi carol , that a good question, mmm …. 51 stitch but at the end that will be fine for 51 or 52 when u working on and at the end the project will came out beautiful , please update how u going on with this pattern. thanks u .

  34. Jennifer says

    Love the pattern. How many yards of DL weight are needed to size large? Thank you.

  35. Jennifer says

    Oops! I meant DK not DL!!

  36. Hi Jenifer for large size I think it around 1500 yard.

  37. 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~

  38. 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.

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