Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

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.

Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

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.

Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

For a perfect finish I highly recommend steaming your garment. You can purchase the steamer I use here.

Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

Pattern – Lacy Days Kimono

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PDF Size Chart:      XS-S (M-XL, 2X-3X, 4X-5X)

Bust Measurement:

inches                    28-34 (36-46, 48-54, 56-62)

Finished Bust:

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

cotlin yarn

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

Knit Picks Rainbow Crochet Hook Set

Radiant Wood Hooks buy HERE

Additional Supplies:

Yarn Needle 

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set Bent Style

Stitch Markers

Locking Stitch Markers

Blocking Mat and Pins

Gauge:

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”

Special Stitches:

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.

Abbreviations:

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

Video

Instructions:

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.

Block 

Use a blocking mat and pins.  Dampen garment and pin piece to measurements.  Allow to fully dry. Each panel will measure 16″ x 60″.

Seaming Back

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.

Seaming Sides

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. 

Belt

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.

Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

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.

Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

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Crochet Lacy Days Kimono
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Crochet Lacy Days Kimono

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