This crochet kimono cardigan pattern was inspired by a swim cover up that I wore on my recent beach vacation. I loved it so much I thought it would be fun to try to create a crochet version of it. I hope you like it!
This crochet kimono is part of a collaboration with Lionbrand.com. This post may contain affiliate links. I hope you enjoy this free crochet kimono pattern!
Makes a great crochet cover up pattern
What makes the Mara Kimono so great is that you can throw it on over most anything and in my opinion it would always look amazing with a comfy pair of jeans and tee / tank! See above! 🙂 I would also suggest using it as a beach cover up since that was my main inspiration for this piece. 🙂 How would you wear it? Let me know in the comments.
THE YARN That’s Perfect for this Crochet Kimono
To get this look I suggest using the yarn I used Flikka Yarn from Lion Brand. This Flikka yarn adds to the comfy factor of it for sure. If you haven’t had the chance yet to try Flikka it is a soft cotton & polyester lightweight blend with a beautiful drape which makes it perfect as a layering garment.
You’ll love it! Promise! 🙂
See this awesome yarn below!
WANT A PDF Pattern INSTEAD?
Read on to find out what materials you will need below then scroll down to find the free kimono crochet pattern! If you prefer printable copies you can get the PDF version “here” or get your own copy of the my Crochet Pattern Favorites E-book that includes the Mara Pattern plus 4 other favorites!
How about A Crochet Kimono KIT?
My friends over at Lion Brand Yarn have made the Mara Kimono into a kit! They are so amazing to work with and I am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing company. The kit will include the pattern and all the yarn needed to complete the Mara! <3 How exciting right?
Easy crochet kimono pattern free
Before you Start:
Pattern Description: The Mara Crochet Kimono is a must have for instant vacation vibes! Made with 3 rectangles this piece is easy to work up and wear.
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 6 st(s)= 2 inches
Approximate Yardage/Number of Skeins Required:
S/M: 4 skeins, 670 yards
L/XL: 4 skeins, 784 yards
2XL / 3XL: 5 skeins, 910 yards
S/M: Back = ” 30 L x ” 22″W, Front Panel x2 = 30″ L x 12″ W
L/XL: Back = 30″ L x 24″ W, Front Panel x2 = 30″ L x 14″ W
2XL / 3XL: Back = “30 L x 26” W, Front Panel x2 = “30 L x 16” W
Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s), hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, st(s) = stitch(es)
Notes: Written in standard US terms. This kimono is oversized & loose. If you want a more fitted look size down. To shorten the panels just crochet less rows. Sizing stitch count in the pattern will be S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL listed in parenthesis.
How to the hdc row 3 is explained below:
Ready to get started now on your Crochet Kimono?
Make sure you have your yarn, hook, and scissors gathered. As you are working I highly suggest checking your gauge throughout the pattern for correct sizing. Happy Crocheting Friends! I hope you enjoy making your own crochet kimono cardigan!
Let’s start crocheting or add to Ravelry!
Foundation Row: Ch (55, 65, 75)
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc in every ch across, turn. (54, 64, 74)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, ch 2, sk 2 st(s), * dc, dc, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * across ending with 1 dc in last st, turn. (54, 64, 74)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc, *2 hdc’s in ch 2 space, hdc, hdc, repeat from * across ending with 1 hdc in last st. turn. (54, 64, 74)
Row 4- 37: Repeat row 2 & 3 ending with row 3 on row 37, fasten off yarn. (54, 64, 74)
Front (Side) Panels (x2):
Foundation Row: Ch (31, 41, 51)
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc in every ch across, turn. (30, 40, 50)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, ch 2, sk 2 st(s), * dc, dc, ch 2, sk 2, repeat from * across ending with 1 dc in last st, turn. (30, 40, 50)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc, *2 hdc’s in ch 2 space, hdc, hdc, repeat from * across ending with 1 hdc in last st. turn. (30, 40, 50)
Row 4- 37: Repeat row 2 & 3 ending with row 3 on row 37, fasten off yarn. (30, 40, 50)
Finishing The Kimono
Shoulder Seams: Place the back panel down and the two front panels on top as shown below. With a spare piece of yarn and a yarn needle sew together 8 inches on each side as shown below using the whip stitch.
Arm Hole: Leave arm hole for sizes as follows:
S/M: 8 inches
L/XL: 9 inches
2XL/3XL: 10 inches
Side Seams: After leaving a space for the arm holes with a spare piece of yarn and a yarn needle sew 1 front panel and back panel together using the whip stitch stopping with approximately 8 inches of panel left to sew. Do this for the other side as well. Fasten off and weave in ends securely.
Tip: Make sure panels are lined up evenly for a cohesive look
You are done with your new Summer Crochet Kimono Cardigan!
You are done! This piece is meant to drape and fall where it pleases. If you would like to block the panels before beginning to sew which as result, will make the panels easier to sew together. I hope you enjoyed making your very own crochet kimono!
If you have any questions feel free to email me at [email protected] Happy Crocheting!Don’t forget if you prefer you can find the printable PDF “here” for only $2.99! Thank you for supporting RPD and my family. 🙂