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The Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan

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I’m so excited to share my new Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan pattern with you today!

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Let me tell you a little about how this beauty came about.

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I was looking to add a splash of color to my summer wardrobe this year and I really like cardigans or flannels that I can just throw on for a little warmth and style.


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As luck would have it, my wonderful hubby had just brought home with a whole bag of this gorgeous Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

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I was instantly in love!  And knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

So I whipped this really easy blanket sweater.  And I do mean EASY folks!

Even if you’re an absolute beginner you can do this one!


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How to Crochet The Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan

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Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan Pattern

 

Bohemian Goddess Kimono Cardigan Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com

 

Summary:

Are you a Bohemian Goddess?  You’ll feel like one in this Boho Goddess Kimono Cardigan! The cascading sunset colors and flowy feel give this summer cardigan a little touch of paradise.  Plus, it’s made from super simple crochet stitches so even the newest of beginners can make it! Whether on the beach or just lounging around the house this stylish kimono is the perfect addition to your boho wardrobe.

 

Difficulty level:  Level 1 – Beginner

 

Finished Dimensions:

  • Measures about 39-inches (L) X 54 (W)
  • Length (L) includes collar
  • Width (W) is measured from arm hole to arm hole

NOTE:  the pattern is made to the Craft Yarn Council Standards for Women size Medium, but is easily adjusted to almost any size.  See additional notes below.

Gauge:   3 clusters and 9 rows = 4-inches x 4-inches

 

Materials:

~ All yarn in this pattern is lightweight (3)

  • Crochet Hook size H – 5.0 mm (I use a hook made by Nelsonwood) or whatever hook you need to obtain the gauge (some people have used an F – 3.75mm hook)
  • Crochet Hook size E/4 – 3.50mm hook

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Abbreviations:

Chain stitch (ch/chs)

Slip-stitch (slp-st)

Single crochet (sc)

Half-double crochet (hdc)

Double crochet (dc)

 

Additional Notes:

  • In this pattern (hdc, dc, hdc) creates a cluster.
  • Length of the kimono is entirely your preference.  The 37 – inch length should fall just below the buttocks of a person of average height (5’3”) and medium build.
  • Width of the kimono is also your preference.  To increase the width for someone of larger build or longer arms, you will need to add extra chains to the foundation chain.The kimono extends longer and looks over-sized on the model in the pictures as the model is 4’10” and of small build.**Keep these details in mind when crocheting this pattern as you may want to adjust both the width (arm to arm) and length of the kimono to suit the individual who will be wearing your creation.

Instructions:

With H/5.0mm hook:  Loosely Ch 140, turn work.

Row 1: Dc in the second ch from the hook, *ch3, skip the next 2 chains, and then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the 3rd ch*  Repeat from * to * across to the last 3 chains. Ch3, skip the next 2 chains, dc in the last chain.  (45 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn work. (Dc, hdc) in the first ch-3 space,  *ch3, skip the (hdc, dc, hdc) cluster, then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch-3 space*  Repeat from * to * across to end.  Make a ch3 after the last cluster and then work one hdc in the top of the ch3 turning chain of the previous row. (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

Row 3: Ch3, turn work,  (hdc, dc, hdc) in the first ch-3 space, *ch3, skip the (hdc, dc, hdc) cluster,  then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch-3 space*  Repeat from * to * across to end.  Make a ch3 after the last cluster and then work one hdc in the top of the ch3 turning chain of the previous row. (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

Row 4:  Ch2 (counts as the first hdc), turn work, (dc, hdc) in the first ch3-space, *ch3, skip the (hdc, dc, hdc) cluster,  then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch-3 space*  Repeat from * to * across to end.  Make a ch3 after the last cluster and then work one hdc in the top of the ch3 turning chain of the previous row. (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)


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Row 5: Ch2 (counts as the first hdc), turn work, (dc, hdc) in the first ch3-space, *ch3, skip the (hdc, dc, hdc) cluster,  then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch-3 space*  Repeat from * to * across to end.  Make a ch3 after the last cluster and then work one dc in the last stitch of the previous row, which should an hdc.  (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

Row 6: Ch3, turn work,  (hdc, dc, hdc) in the first ch-3 space, *ch3, skip the (hdc, dc, hdc) cluster,  then (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch-3 space*  Repeat from * to * across to end.  Make a ch3 after the last cluster and then work one dc in the last stitch of the previous row, which should an hdc.  (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

Row 7:  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn work, Dc, hdc in first ch-3 space, *ch 3, skip cluster, (hdc, dc, hdc) in the next ch3-space* Repeat from * to * across to end.  Should end on a ch 3 and then hdc in the last stitch of the previous row,  which should be a dc. (46 clusters, 46 ch2-spaces)

Row 8:  Ch 3, turn work, (Hdc, dc, hdc) in first ch3-space, *Ch3, skip (hdc, dc,hdc), (Hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch3-space*
 Repeat from * to * across to end.  Should end on an ch 3 then dc in the last stitch of the previous row, which should be a hdc. (46 clusters, 46 ch3-spaces)

~ Repeat Rows 7-8 until fabric measures 37-inches long or whatever length you prefer.

Form Arms:

  1. Lay project right side down.  Fold arms as indicated in photos B and C.
  2. Change to an E/4 3.50mm hook.
  3. Slip-stitch the arms together leaving about a 6-inch hole for the arms.  See photo D.

NOTE:  I used binder clips to hold my arms together while I seamed the edges, but I am sure you have something a little fancier. 😉

     4.   Bind Off and Weave in ends

Boho Kimono Cardigan Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com
Picture A – Kimono cardigan laid flat
Boho Kimono Cardigan Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com
Picture B – Fold arms of kimono cardigan
Boho Kimono Cardigan Pattern by www.itchinforsomestitchin.com
Picture C – Kimono Cardigan with both arms folded
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Picture D – Leave about a 6-inch hole for arms

Collar:

  1. Attach new yarn with a slip-stitch wherever you like.  I choose to do it at the seam of the right arm.
  2. Slip-stitch all the way around the edge of the kimono cardigan until you end up back at the original slip-stitch that you made when joining the new yarn.
  3. Ch1, turn work, sc around the entire kimono edge until you get back to the start.
  4. Ch1, turn work, slip-stitch around the entire kimono edge until you get back to the start.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until the collar measures approximately 2 – inches long or until your desired length.
  6. Bind off and weave in ends.

Additional Notes:  The collar will roll in on itself, making it about 1- inch in length.   If you would prefer it to be flat, you will need to block it. Alternatively, you could skip the ribbing effect, and simply slp st or sc only around the collar until it is to your liking.  I have found that this often keeps the collar from rolling up.

Lastly, weave in all tails.  Want to learn how to weave in ends so they don’t come out?  See How to Bind Off and Weave in Ends in Crochet.


There, now don’t you feel like a Bohemian Goddess?  I know I do in this gorgeous kimono cardigan!  🙂


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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Brandy Decker

    May 7, 2020

    I understand that to make it bigger you need to measure to the arm length of the wearer. But what is the stitch count multiple? Yes i wanna make it bigger. But it needs a specific amount of stitches to work correctly right? Can you please let me know the multiple count.

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      May 8, 2020

      Hi Brandy,

      I didn’t design this with a stitch count multiple. If you use the gauge you can figure out what you need. For instance – if you need to extend the arm length 4 inches then you would need to add 3 more clusters. Does that make sense?

      If not, email me at [email protected] so I can better assist you.

      Thanks so much,

      RaeLynn

  2. Reply

    Mary

    February 13, 2020

    Debbie, You had mentioned that for larger sizes to see additional notes but I didn’t see any additional notes in reference to the the larger sizes, you had said the model was 4’8″ and the size is a medium I’m 5’10” and would need a extra large how would I adjust the pattern

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      February 13, 2020

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I didn’t realize I had two “Additional Notes” sections. I have deleted the second section and moved the adjustment notes to the top so they should be easy to find. To adjust width, you simply need to measure from arm to arm and create a foundation chain to cover that width. For length, simply continue the pattern repeats until the length of the kimono reaches the length you desire.

      Let me know if you have any other issues!

      Best wishes,

      RaeLynn

  3. Reply

    Liz Shackelford

    September 30, 2019

    Any kind of yarn can be used?

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      September 30, 2019

      Hi Liz,

      I think any lightweight 3 yarn should be fine. Lion Brand Mandala will give you some beautiful striping.

      You could use medium 4 as well, but it will be heavier & thicker – which may make the project overall slightly larger.

      Does that make sense?

      Sincerely,

      RaeLynn

  4. Reply

    Debbie Closner

    February 9, 2019

    It is so easy and fun and beautiful !!!!!

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