Newport Kimono Sleeve Crochet Cardigan Free Pattern

The Newport Kimono Sleeve Crochet Cardigan Pattern works up super fast and is great for beginners who want to dive into garments as well as experienced crocheters who want to create a cozy Cardi.

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I wore this all last summer as I traveled throughout the USA and it held up to every wear, wash, pack and wear again. Everyone lived it too and it was one of my most popular items. I designed to be made in a modular fashion making the assembly easy.  I used Wool And The Gang Shiny Happy Cotton for the design and it holds the stitching and shape perfectly. This cardigan is perfect for cozy nights at home and transitional weather too.

Trust me - you will just LOVE this cardi!

MATERIALS:

Category #4 light worsted weight cotton
(Wool And The Gang Shiny Happy Cotton for best results)
Main Color:  970 (1200, 1470, 1700) yards
Contrast Color:  85 (100, 125, 145) yards
Crochet Hook Size I-9 / 5.5 mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Tape Measure
Fasteners or safety pins

STITCHES / ABBREVIATION (US TERMS):

fhdc – foundation half double crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
sc - single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – dc 2 together


Sizes: Extra Small/Small (Medium/Large, 1X/2X, 3X/4X)

Finished Measurements
Width: 19 (23.5, 28, 32.5)”
Length from Shoulder: 33 (33, 34.25, 34.25)”


PATTERN NOTES: 

This pattern is written for Adult Woman Extra Small/Small (Sizes  Medium/Large, 1X/2X, 3X/4X in parenthesis)

This pattern is made in one complete piece for the body and two sleeves added after main piece is assembled.

GAUGE:  4” square = 9.33 sts x 7 pattern rows (hdc, dc alternating)


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BODY – BEGIN WITH MAIN COLOR:

Row 1: Fhdc x 154 (154, 160, 160), turn. 
Row 2: Ch 2 (acts as dc), 153 (153, 159, 159) dc across, turn.
Row 3:  Ch 2 (acts as hdc), 153 (153, 160, 160) hdc across, turn.
Rows 4 - 13 (17, 21, 25): Repeat Rows 2 & 3 alternating.

Continue Back & Create Neck Opening:
Row 1: Ch 2 (acts as dc), 76 (76, 79, 79) dc across, turn. (total 77 (77, 80, 80) dc for row, incl. ch 2)
Row 2: Ch 2 (acts as hdc), 76 (76, 79, 79) hdc across, turn. (total 77 (77, 80, 80) hdc for row, incl. ch 2)
Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 & 2 alternating

Continue Back & Second Front Panel:
Row 1:  ch 2 (acts as dc), 76 (76, 79, 79) dc across, 77 (77, 80, 80) fsc Turn. (total 77 (77, 80, 80) dc for row, incl. ch 2 + 77 (77, 80, 80) fsc = 154 (154, 160, 160) sts.]
Row 2:  ch 1 (acts as sc), 76 (76, 79, 79) sc in each fsc, 77 hdc in each dc, Turn.  (total 77 (77, 80, 80) sc for row, incl. ch 1 + 77 (77, 80, 80) hdc = 154 (154, 160, 160) sts.]
Row 3: Ch 2 (acts as dc), 153 (153, 159, 159) dc across, turn.
Row 4:  Ch 2 (acts as hdc), 153 (153, 160, 160) hdc across, turn.
Rows 5 - 13 (17, 21, 25): Repeat Rows 3 & 4 alternating.

Fasten off. (leave long tail approx. 15” to use for seam)

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ASSEMBLY:   ***Same for ALL sizes***

 Fold your work in half, marrying front two panels to the back – this will be inside out now

Beginning from the bottom, count 54 sts and place your marker holding the front & back together. [46 (46, 52, 52) total sts – 23 (23, 26, 26) on each side remain]

These remaining 23 (23, 26, 26) sts measure approx. 9.75 (9.75, 11, 11)” and this will be your arm hole.

You will now have a “vest” shape

Beginning from the bottom, whip stitch join front & back seaming up the side until you reach the fastener.

Fasten Off.

Repeat on other side.

TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT

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SLEEVES:

Rejoin yarn 2 sts before seam on back side.

Round 1: Ch 1 (does NOT act as st), dc in same, dc, dc2tog at seam, dc all way around to ch 1, sl st to top of first dc (Total 45 (45, 51, 51) dc for round, incl. ch 2)

Round 2: Ch 2 (acts as hdc), 44 (44, 50, 50) hdc around, sl st to top of ch 2. (Total 45 (45, 51, 51) hdc for Round, incl. ch 2)

Round 3: Ch 2 (acts as dc), 44 (44, 50, 50) dc around, sl st to top of ch 2. (Total 45 (45, 51, 51) dc for Round, incl. ch 2)

Rounds 4 - 19: Repeat Rounds 2 & 3 alternating

Fasten Off.

Change to Contrast Trim Color:

Rounds 20 - 21: Ch 1 (acts as sc), 44 (44, 50, 50) sc around, sl st to top of ch 1. (Total 45 (45, 51, 51) sc for Round, incl. ch 2)

Fasten Off.

Repeat on other side.

FINISHING:

Using to Contrast Trim Color and join at the center of the neck (Row 4 of the back) with RIGHT SIDE FACING OUT:

Round 1: Ch 1 (does NOT act as st), sc in same, sc in next 3 sts across to corner, 2x sc in each st at the turn to create the neck shape, 76 (76, 79, 79) sc all the way down the front panel; corner: 2sc, ch1, 2sc; 82 (82, 86, 86) sc across the bottom; corner: 2sc, ch1, 2sc; 76 (76, 79, 79) sc up the second front panel, 2x sc in each st at the turn to create the neck shape, sc in next 3 sts, sl st to first sc of Round to complete.

Round 2:  Ch 1 (does NOT act as st), sc in same, sc in next 3 sts across to corner, sc in each of 4 sts at corner; 78 (78, 81, 81) sc all the way down the front panel; corner: 2sc, ch1, 2sc; 86 (86, 90, 90) sc across the bottom; corner: 2sc, ch1, 2sc; 78 (78, 81, 81) sc up the second front panel; sc in each of 4 sts at corner, 2 sc, sl st to first sc of Round to complete.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.


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