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Ice Cream Kimono – Free Crochet Pattern

If you can chain, double crochet, treble crochet and whip stitch pieces together, you can make this kimono! Granted, this is not a super quick project (unless you are a quick crocheter!) it is totally worth it. This garment is versatile to say the least. You could use it as a beach cover up, your statement piece for your OOTD (outfit of the day) or something comfy to wear around the house! One of the things that made this project fly by for me was the yarn I used. This is Lion Brands Ice Cream Big Scoop yarn in Cookies n Creme. One skein of their Big Scoop yarn is 10 oz!! That means less time joining new skeins, less ends to weave and more time creating!



Supplies:

Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop yarn (2 skeins – I used one full skein and a little more from the second)

Yarn Weight: 3

Hook Size: H(5mm)

Darning Needle

The Run Down:

The back panel, two front panels and two sleeve panels, are all rectangles that will be sewn together at the very end. Each panel starts with a chain to create the length and each row adds to the width. If you would like it to be longer, add more chains. If you would like it to be wider, add more rows. If you add more rows to make it wider, be sure to have an even amount of rows in the middle between the treble crochet rows, that way when you create the two front panels, they will come together evenly. Refer to photos below for more help! Please comment or feel free to email me with any questions!

 

 

 

 

Back Panel

Row 1: Ch 100 + 3 (103 total)

Row 2: DC in 4th ch from the hook, DC across

Row 3-14: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC across (repeat for 11 rows total)

Row 15: Ch 4, turn, TC in next st, ch 1, skip stitch, TC in next stitch *Repeat to end of row

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in next chain space *Repeat to end of row (last DC will be in chain space)

Row 17: Repeat Row 15

Row 18-28: Repeat Row 16 (for a total of 10 rows)

Row 29: Ch 4, turn, TC in next st, ch 1, skip stitch, TC in next stitch *Repeat to end of row

Row 30:  Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC across *Repeat to end of row

Row 31: Ch 4, turn, TC in next st, ch 1, skip stitch, TC in next stitch *Repeat to end of row

Row 32-43: Ch 3, turn, DC in same, DC across (for a total of 11 rows)

Slip stitch to tie off, weave in ends

 

Front Panel (Make 2)

 

Row 1: Ch 100 + 3 (103 total)

Row 2: DC in 4th ch from the hook, DC across

Row 3-14: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC across (for a total of 11 rows)

Row 15: Ch 4, turn, TC in next, ch 1, sk st, TC in next stitch *Repeat until end of row

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC in next chain space *Repeat to end of row (last DC will be in chain space)

Row 17: Repeat Row 15

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, sk st, DC in next stitch, DC across

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, DC in same, DC across UNTIL last 3 stitches are left, do not stitch in last 3 (this help create the V shape for the neckline)

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, sk st, DC in next stitch, DC across

Row 21: Repeat Row 19

Row 22: Repeat Row 20

Slip stitch to tie off, weave in ends

 

Sleeve (Make 2)

 

(Left: Sleeve panel when finished Right: Sleeve panel folded)

Row 1: Ch 110 + 3 (113 total)

Row 2: DC in 3rd ch from the hook, DC across

Row 3-29: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC across *Repeat for 26 rows

Row 30: Ch 4, turn, TC in next, Ch 1, sk st, TC in next *Repeat until end of row

Row 31: Ch 3, turn, DC in same stitch, DC across

Row 32: Repeat Row 30

Row 33-37: Repeat Row 31

Slip stitch to tie off, weave in ends

 

Belt

Row 1: Ch 200 + 3 (or more depending on how long you want it to be)

Row 2: DC in 3rd ch from the hook, DC across

 

Assembly

*Blue indicates where to sew*

Lay back panel down, with the side you want showing facing up. Then lay the front panels, with the side you want showing face down. Starting from the outer corner, sew the two panels together until you reach the first row of DC after the TC’s (where it begins to make a V). Repeat on the other side with other panel.

 

Once front panels are sewn, flip the front panels up so they are lying above the back panel.

Turn entire piece over.

Find the very center of the sleeve panel by folding it in half and align it with the shoulder seam you just created (I marked mine with a stitch marker). Unfold the sleeve panel so half of it lies next to the front panel and the other half lies next to the back panel. Sew together. Repeat on other side with other sleeve panel.

 

Once both sleeve panels have been sewn, turn the entire piece over. This will keep the seams on the inside of the garment.

Fold the front panels down over the back panel, while also folding the sleeves. Now you will sew from the bottom of the front panel, up to the arm pit of the sleeve, then sew the bottom of the sleeve together (L shape). Repeat on opposite side.

Final Dimensions

Body:

Length: About 30″

Width: About 20″

Sleeves:

Length: About 16″

Width: About 15″

End of sleeve to end of sleeve: About 53″

Belt length:

200 chains = About 61″

 

Turn inside out, throw your shades on and a peace sign up!

It is complete!

 

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Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!

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