Just in time for Spring the crochet Lacy Days Kimono! Free pattern plus YouTube tutorial. The Lacy Days Kimono is a beautiful versatile piece for Spring/Summer.
Easy construction is worked in two pieces from the side across and laced up the back. Sides are seamed leaving arm openings.
Gorgeous feather belt finishes off the piece. Leave open and wear as a loose cardigan or use as a beach coverup. The Lacy Days Kimono is a soft feminine design made in Knit Picks / WeCrochet Cotlin. Shown in Marina.
PDF Pattern includes 4 size ranges in XS – 5X. Written pattern plus pictures and stitch chart included with your purchase.
Standard one size pattern is free here on the blog. This size will fit most or easily adjust it yourself. Finished size 32″ x 60″ or 64″ finished bust.
For a perfect finish I highly recommend steaming your garment. You can purchase the steamer I use here.
Pattern – Lacy Days Kimono
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PDF Size Chart: XS-S (M-XL, 2X-3X, 4X-5X)
inches 28-34 (36-46, 48-54, 56-62)
inches 56 (64, 72, 80)
Yarn Requirements: Knit Picks/WeCrochet Cotlin DK Weight- 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen (123 yds/50g) Shown in Marina
Balls 11 13 15 17
Yards 1250 1510 1780 1980
Purchase yarn from WeCrochet HERE
Alternate yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot
For yarn substitutions read our detailed blog post HERE
Crochet Hook Requirements:
US I/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Radiant Wood Hooks buy HERE
15 sts and 9 rows equal to 4″ in pattern
Swatch – Ch 23 and follow stitch pattern Rows 1-7, Blocked Dimensions 5.25w x 3.5h”
V Stitch (ch 1) – In indicated stitch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, all in the same st.
V Stitch (ch 2) – In indicated stitch, work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, all in the same st.
2 Dc Cluster Stitch – Yo (yarn over), go through indicated stitch and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, going through the same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
3 Dc Cluster Stitch – Yo (yarn over), go through indicated stitch and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, *yo, going through the same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops; rep from *[1 more time], yo, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Pm – Place Marker
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side
( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated
Coverup is worked in 2 pieces from the side across. Make 2 large rectangles and lace the back together. Free Pattern size M-XL. Step by step video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel. This is an oversized piece and will fit most. Easily adjust size by reducing or increasing pattern repeat. PDF pattern extras include all sizes, photo tutorial and stitch diagram.
Rectangle Panel – Make 2
Stitch pattern worked in a multiple of 6 plus 5
Row 1 (WS): Ch 227, work 1 dc in 7th ch from hook , *ch 1, sk ch, work 1 dc in next ch; rep from * across, turn—223 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 sc in first dc, *work 1 sc in ch-1 sp, work 1 sc in dc; rep from * across, ending with 2 sc in turning ch, turn—223 sts.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), work 1 dc first st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, work 1 sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, work V st (ch 2) next st; rep from * across, ending with V st (ch 1), turn—38 V sts.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc of cluster), (work 2 dc cluster, ch 1, work 3 dc cluster) in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, * work (3 dc cluster, ch 1, 3 dc cluster, ch 1, 3 dc cluster) in ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, end with, work (2 dc cluster, ch 1, 2 dc cluster) in last ch-1 sp, turn—38 cluster shells.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), work 1 dc in cluster, * ch 1, work 1 dc in next cluster; rep from * across, turn—223 sts.
Rows 6-33: Rep Rows 2-5 [7 times].
Row 34: Rep Row 2, Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use a blocking mat and pins. Dampen garment and pin piece to measurements. Allow to fully dry. Each panel will measure 16″ x 60″.
Lay rectangle panels side by side RS facing upwards. Final Row to the inside and Row 1 of each panel to the outside. The back is seamed in shoe lace style leaving .75″ lace opening. Each panel pm in 111 st (back), leaving 112 sts for front of piece. Double check count for accuracy.
Cut piece of yarn 300″ in length. Weave each end of yarn with yarn needle through marked sts. Make sure yarn is pulled through evenly. Lace up back. Last few stitches gradually lace so that it tightens, closing in the gap. See video for demonstration.
RS facing fold kimono in half at shoulders. Line up sides for seaming. Make sure all the shells and dc sts are perfectly lined up. Leave a 6″ opening at the bottom of kimono, pm. Leave 10″ opening for arms, pm. When seaming go through dc st, and ch-1 sp on each side.
Cut 3 pieces of yarn 240″ in length, makes a belt approximately 50″ long. Use all 3 strands with 5.5mm hook and make a long chain. leave a starting and finishing tail of approx. 8″. Tail is used as base for feather. With tails make a knot leaving approx. 2.5″ space between belt chain and knot. Cut 48 pieces of yarn 8″ in length per feather (96 total). Knot 2 pieces together, alternate knot direction. Fill in the 2.5″ gap, cut more pieces if needed. Watch Video tutorial for knotting demonstration.
Trim to make feather shape or cut out a cardboard template. Tape top of feather to template and trim feather.
Weave belt through cluster shells. Count shells up from bottom and across from opening so that belt is positioned evenly. Do the same for back. Belt placement can easily be adjusted for size. Shown 11 shells from bottom and 5 shells from inside edge/back seam. Steam to finish.
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Happy Hooking MJ
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