Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Easy Crochet Kimono/Cardigan

Easy Crochet Kimono/Cardigan
By: Annoo Crochet Designs

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Skill level: Intermediate
Gauge: 19 dc st x 10 dc rows = 4 inches
Size: Small/Medium (Large, XLarge)
You will need: 5 (6, 8) skeins of Lang Yarns DiPinto (Fingering weight yarn)
Color: 1762
Fiber: 50%wool, 50% Acrylic
Ball weight: 394yds/100g/ 3.53oz per skein
 Crochet hook E/3.5mm
Tapestry needle Scissors Stitch Markers
Stitches Used:
Ch: Chain
 Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Dc2tog: Double Crochet 2 together

 Instructions:

Back:
Make a slip knot with your yarn and ch 86, (90, 96)
Row 1: dc in the 3rd chain from hook, dc in each st across the ch, 84, (88, 84) dc in total, turn your work.
Rows 2-40, (2-44, 2-48): ch3 (counts as first dc), Do not dc in the same st as the ch3, dc in each of the next st across, 84, (88, 84) Dc in total, turn your work.
Fasten off.
You will now create the opening for your armholes, skip 9, (10, 11) st from the right of your sweater, join your yarn in the 10th, (11th ,12th) st with a slip st.

 Row 41 (45, 48): ch3 (counts as first dc), Do not dc in the same st as the ch3, dc across your work until there are 9, (10, 11) stitches left.
Turn your work, you will have 66, (68, 72) st.
Row 42-54, (46-61, 49-66): ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across.
Turn your work, 66, (68, 72) st.

Sleeves DO NOT Fasten Off, you will be working on your first sleeve. It is not how you would normally make one but no worries it’ll be easy. ch35 (38, 41),
make sure not to twist your ch, sl st with the first dc from the skipped stitches of the sleeve opening.

Round 1: ch3, over the 9, (10, 11) skipped st and the 14, (16, 18) side rows you will want to pick up 35, (38, 41) dc, once you reach your chain you will make a dc in each and every chain, do not sl st to end the round you will now place your stitch marker in the first st of the next round to mark the beginning and end of your round, be sure to move up the marker as you go. 70, (76, 82) st in total

Rounds 2-10: dc in each st around
Round 11: (dc2tog,dc in next 14st) repeat that around till you reach the marker (For Decrease Rounds throughout: If you will not be able to make a full repeat up to the stitch marker that is ok, just work a dc per stitch until you reach it. )
Rounds 12-15: dc in each st around
Round 16: (dc2tog, dc in next 12st) repeat that all around till you reach the marker
Rounds 17-20: dc in each st around
Round 21: (dc2tog, dc in next 10st) repeat that around till you reach the marker
Rounds 22-25: dc in each st around
Round 26: (dc2tog, dc in next 9st) repeat that around till you reach the marker
Rounds 27-30: dc in each st around
Round 31: (dc2tog, dc in next 8st) repeat that around till you reach the marker
Rounds 32-34: dc in each st around *Stop here for Small/Medium size Sl st with the first dc and fasten off. Continue below for other sizes)

Round 35: (dc2tog, dc in next 7st) repeat that around until you reach the st marker Rounds 36-39: dc in each st around.
*Stop here for Large size, sl st with the first dc and fasten off.
Continue below for Xlarge sizes)
Round 40: (dc2tog, dc in next 7 st) repeat that around till you reach the marker
Rounds 41-44: dc in each st around At the end of
Round 44, sl st with the next dc and fasten off your work. You will repeat the Sleeve rows for the other sleeve, join your yarn in the top corner dc with a sl st and begin your ch, proceed as stated above for the size you are making.

Front Panel of the Kimono
Working from the right side of your work, you will join the yarn at the bottom corner of your sweater,

Row 1: ch3, 2 dc in each of the side of the rows until you reach your sleeve, you will count 2 dc from the bottom of the sleeve and sl st in it,



 Ch3, count 2 more st from the sleeve and sl st in it and turn your work around.
Row 2: dc in each st across, turn your work.
Row 3-4 (3-6, 3-7): repeat rows 1 & 2
Row 5 (7, 8): ch3, dc in each st until you reach the sleeve, you will now dc in each st of the sleeve, when you reach the last st of your sleeve you will then turn your work.
Row 6-7 (8-9, 9-11): ch3, dc in each st across, turn your work.
Row 8 (10, 12): ch3, dc in each st across until you reach the last 3 st, make 2 dc in the next st, dc in the last 2 st. turn your work.
Row 9 (11, 13): ch3, dc in each st across, turn your work.
Row 10-16 (12-19, 14-21):
Repeat Rows 8 & 9 fasten off.
You will repeat these steps for the other front panel but you will be starting on the wrong side of your work, you will make your join at the bottom corner of your back like you did before just starting on the wrong side of your work. Once you have both panels done now you will assemble the shoulder seams.
With your work wrong side facing you, (you may use your tapestry needle and sew this if you wish, but you all know my love of sewing😊 )
You will count from the sleeve on the back panel, 21 (22, 24) st in the 22 nd , (23rd,25th) st place a stitch marker, you will now match your front panel to the back in between the stitch marker, sl st the front and backs together, assembling your first shoulder seam. Fasten off and repeat for the other shoulder.
You will have 24 st left from the back for your Collar for all sizes. Turn your work right side facing you and continue. Finishing the front panels and Collar: You will now work both sides and the neck together in one row. With your yarn, join at the bottom of one of the bottom corners with a slip stitch.
Row 17 (20, 22): ch3, dc in each st until you reach the back of your work, dc in each of the back st until you reach the other side panel, dc in each st until you reach the last 3 st, 2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 st, turn your work
Row 18-30 (21-36, 23-38): ch3, dc in each st until you reach the last 3 st, 2dc in next st, dc in each of the last 2 st, turn your work.
At the end of Row 30, (36, 38) Do Not Fasten off your work you will now work 1 row of sc around the entire edge of your Kimono Cardigan. Border: Ch1, working in the side of your rows you will work 2sc in each row, continue this until you reach the back, 1sc in each st of the back of your work, 2sc in each of the front panel rows until you reach the corner of the bottom, make 2sc in the corner and pick up sc in each st around until you reach the first sc you made, sl st with it and fasten off. Hide all loose tails in the back of your work and you are done!! What do you think? I think it is so beautiful and supper under stated and classy, but a little edgy with the aasymetrical front panels, I am in love with this Kimono. ❤

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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