Happy Tuesday Everyone!
ITSSSS GOING TO BEEEE IN THE 80s THISSS WEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has been a long, LONG (LONG!!!!) winter for us here in New England and I am so excited to be able to go outside and take my son to the park and enjoy nature and get some vitamin D!
And Mr.Sun came out at the perfect time for our family! We just got over some sickies so we are ready to leave the house! But it was during these long, snuggly, sleepy days, I designed a kimono I am so excited to share with you today!
I loveeee Kimonos! They dress up t-shirt and jeans and are so much fun to wear to any occasion! They look great over a simple dress and they are not as warm as a sweater, so they are perfect in the springtime. ENTER the Breezy Springtime Kimono!
This simple kimono is made by making two front panels and joining them to work the back. The only stitches used are chains and single crochets so its super simple and very beginner friendly!
If you don’t know how to crochet scroll down for the videos! I promise YOU CAN MAKE THIS!
This kimono is very loose fitting and swingy, so the sizing is very generous. The kimono I’m wearing is the S/M/L size, but I have included some directions to make it in XL/2XL/3XL size (the directions for this size will be in parenthesis).
What you will need:
-YARN: You will need approximately 3 balls of Loops and Thread Joy DK Multis or 696 yards of a #3 weight yarn for the S/M/L size and approximately 5 balls or 1,160 yards for the XL/2XL/3XL Size.
-5mm H/8 crochet hook
-Yarn snips or scissors
Here are some supplies if you want to order online and get started! These yarn bundles are very generous in yardage so they will work out perfectly for this project. And these are the hooks I use and am obsessed with (because they are so retro!) and the hook set that I have and it includes all the notions you will need!
If you’re a visual Learner, I made a tutorial video JUST FOR YOU! If you’re not, just scroll down for the pattern!
S/M/L Size- 30 inches width and 20 inches long.
XL/M/L Size- 40 inches width and 20 inches long.
22 Stitch,10 rows in plain trellis stitch= 4″
-Sc: Single crochet
Breezy Springtime Kimono
Chain 66 (78)
Row 1: 1 Sc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip 3 ch, Sc in next stitch*, repeat from * until end of row. Turn.
Row 2: *Ch 5, 1 Sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * until end of row turn
Row 3-Row 46: repeat Row 2.
Tie off, and weave in end and set aside.
Row 1-46: Work in same way as Left panel.
Row 47: *Ch 5, 1 Sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * until end of row. Chain 8 and take the left panel and make 1 Sc into the first ch-5 space of Row 46 [This is how we will attach the left panel to the right panel]
Row 47 continues: *Ch 5, 1 Sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * until end of row. Turn. (THIS COUNTS AS ROW 1 OF BACK PANEL).
(working back and forth with two side panel attached)
Row 2-46: *Ch 5, 1 Sc in next ch-5 space*, repeat from * until end of row turn.
Finishing: tie off, weave in ends.
SEAMING THE SIDES:
Fold your kimono and sew each side about half way. I used a simple whip stitch, you can use whatever method you decide is best.
Fold kimono inside out to hide the seam.
If you feel your stitches are scrunched up, set you kimono folded on top of some towels and spray it with some water. Gently tug at your stitches and lay it the way you want it to look. Wait until completely dry and your stitches should be blocked to perfection!
YOU’RE DONE! Go somewhere fun and show off your new Kimono!
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If you don’t know how to crochet yet, here are the two stitches you’ll need to make this kimono! Have Fun!!!!