How to make a Crochet Kimono: Free Pattern

A light air Southwest Crochet Kimono is perfect for your summer and fall wardrobe. This kimono can be made with or without the southwest design in the center. It is designed as an easy Kimono style top using only chains and double crochet to create. 

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I moved to the southwest a number of years ago and I have been in love with all the southwest motifs. For this pattern I wanted to use a clean modern form of these motifs in this design. I kept to two colors with a simple step pyramid like design. When the panels are sewn together you will get a diamond shape. The motif only requires a main and accent color keeping this design easy to follow. 

Southwest crochet cardigan or crochet Kimono. Free pattern by Winding Road Crochet. #crochetkimono #crochetcardigan #crochetcardi #southwestcrochet

This crochet kimono is worked up as two rectangles, then sewn together. This construction makes this a very easy to make pattern. There is some light airy stitches in the center back and on the sides to help keep you from getting too warm in the summer or fall. 

Southwest crochet cardigan or crochet Kimono. Free pattern by Winding Road Crochet. #crochetkimono #crochetcardigan #crochetcardi #southwestcrochet

Let’s talk about this yarn! I selected the Lion Brand ZZ Twist. The Z twist of this yarn (the direction the fibers were twisted together) keep this yarn from unwinding as you work and gives you amazing stitch definition. I also love the feel of this yarn. It is silky and great against the skin. 

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Southwest Crochet Kimono

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I made the sample in the M/L size and all other materials needed are estimates. Materials read XS/S (M/L, XL/XXL)
3(4, 4) Skeins Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist Yarn, Grey (246 yd/ 3.5 Oz per skein)
2 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist Yarn, Coral (for all sizes)
Crochet Hook, Size J, 6.0mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitches
Slst – Slip Stitch
R – Row

Dificulty Level – Easy

Gauge and Sizes

Size XS/S = 21.5 tall by 27” wide measured from the back laying flat.
Sizes – M/L = 24” tall by 30” wide measured from the back laying flat.
Sizes – XL/L = 26.5 tall by 33” wide measured from the back laying flat.

Gauge – 10 Dc = 3” 7 Rows = 3”

Video Tutorial

Southwest crochet cardigan or crochet Kimono. Free pattern by Winding Road Crochet. #crochetkimono #crochetcardigan #crochetcardi #southwestcrochet

Southwest Crochet Kimono Pattern

Notes:
– I do not count my turning chain as a Stitch.
– If you are making the XS/S or M/L you will be skipping rows. Watch out for the Size adjustment notes. For size XL/XXL work all rows.
– If you make this pattern as a solid color this pattern will be a simple two row repeat.
– For stitch count, every Stitch and Chain is included in the Stitch count except the turning chain.

Make 2 Panels

Ch 52 (57, 62)

R1: Work a Dc into the 3rd Ch from the hook and every Ch across. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R2: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc in the next 50(55,60) stitches. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R3: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 4 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 (33, 38) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R4: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 28 (33, 38) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 4 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R5: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 (29, 34) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R6: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 24 (29, 34) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R7: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 (25, 30) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R8: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 20 (25, 30) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R9: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 (21, 26) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R10: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 16 (21, 26) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R11: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 (17, 22) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R12: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 12 (17, 22) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R13: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 (13, 18) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R14: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 8 (13, 18) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R15: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 4 (9, 14) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R16: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 4 (9, 14) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

SIZE XS/S – Skip Rows 17-24 and continue the pattern at Row 25.

R17: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 32 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next – (4, 8) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. -sts (55sts, 60sts)

R18: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next – (4, 8) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 32 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

SIZE M/L – Skip Rows 19-22 and continue the pattern at Row 23.

R19: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 36 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next – (-, 4) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. -sts (-sts, 60sts)

R20: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next – (-, 4) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 36 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R21: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 32 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next – (-, 8) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. -sts (-sts, 60sts)

R22: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next – (-, 8) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 32 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

SIZE M/L – Begin working again here!

R23: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next – (9, 14) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. -sts (55sts, 60sts)

R24: turn, Ch2, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next – (9, 14) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

SIZE XS/X – Begin working again here!

R25: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 (13, 18) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R26: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 8 (13, 18) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R27: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 (17, 22) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R28: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 12 (17, 22) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R29: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 (21, 26) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R30: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 16 (21, 26) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 16 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R31:Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 20 (25, 30) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R32:Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 20 (25, 30) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 12 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R33:Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 24 (29, 34) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R34:Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 24 (29, 34) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 8 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R35:Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 4 Sts, Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next 28 (33, 38) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R36: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 28 (33, 38) Sts, Change to Accent Color, Work a Dc into the next 4 Sts. Change to Main Color, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R37: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Dc into the next St, Work a Dc into the next 32 (37, 42) Sts, *Ch1,Skip the next St, Dc in the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Dc in the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

R38: Ch2, turn, Dc into the First St, *Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Work a Dc into the next 32 (37, 42) Sts, Work a Dc into the next St. Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the next St, Ch1, Skip the next St, Work a Dc into the last St. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

Note: Now to complete your first section of your Kimono follow the repeat instructions below.  

For Size XS/S
Repeat rows 3-38 skipping rows 17-24.
Then Repeat rows 3-36 again skipping rows 17-24.
Then complete the last two finishing rows below.

For Size M/L
Repeat rows 3-38 skipping rows 19-22.
Then Repeat rows 3-36 again skipping rows 19-22.
Then complete the last two finishing rows below.

For Size XL/XXL
Repeat rows 3-38.
Then  Repeat rows 3-36 again.
Complete the last two finishing rows below.

Southwest Crochet Kimono Finishing Rows

Second to Last Row: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc into every St and Ch space across the row. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

Last Row: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc into every St across the row. 50sts (55sts, 60sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Crochet Kimono Sewing Instructions

Now, take your crochet kimono and lay your two pieces together with the triangle points pointing away from each other. Using a yarn needle and a long piece of yarn, start at the bottom center back and sew up 17 inches for the XS/S size, 19 inches for the M/L size, and 20.5 inches for the XL/XXL size with a whip stitch. Sew where the blue line is in image 1.

Crochet kimono sewing instructions.

Next, fold the panels in half so that you can only see one and a half of the triangle motifs and starting at the bottom sew up 9.5 inches for the XS/S size, 11 inches for the M/L size, and 13 inches for the XL/XXL size with a whip stitch on each of the outer sides.  Sew where the blue lines are in image 2.

Now your Southwest Crochet Kimono is ready to be shown off. Wear it to dress up any jean and tank top look or belt it over a dress!

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2 Comments

  1. Wendy Lee

    July 25, 2019 at 3:55 am

    I am SO in love with this Kimono!! Will be my next project! 💖 THANK YOU SO MUCH ❣

    1. Lindsey

      July 25, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      You are very very welcome. It was inspired by a woven kimono. It is my got to lightweight accessory. I hope you love it!

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