Everyday Kimono Crochet Pattern

Hi friends! I’m pretty thrilled that kimonos are still hot as ever because they are so simple to knit or crochet.  Because there is little to no shaping, they are perfect for beginners or for anyone who enjoys a mindless project. I also love how comfortable and practical they are to throw over any top and make a cute outfit.  This easy crocheted kimono pattern that I’m sharing today is really nice for fall and winter as the stitch creates a warm fabric. I also chose to use an alpaca blend yarn so it’s double cozy! This top is also cool because it’s what I’d consider a “basic”. It can go with just and is classic enough to use for years to come.  You might remember a couple of kimonos from my blog (Barcelona Kimono & Drop Stitch Knit Kimono), but they were made with warmer weather in mind.  This one is totally fall inspired. 🙂  You will find the free crochet pattern below!

Love me some Touch of Alpaca Yarn

In this pattern you will be using the half double crochet stitch (find a tutorial HERE).  This stitch creates a really cool texture that almost appears to be knit and leaves very few holes in the fabric which you often see with crochet.  The ribbed bottom cuff is created by simply making half double crochet stitch through the back loop.  The cuff is then seamed to the kimono and voila! I’m currently working on a shaped sweater (can’t wait to share that one with you!) but this kimono has no shaping and is simply two rectangles seamed at the back and sides.


So shall we get started?


One Size  44″ bust circumference X 24″ Long (you can adjust and make panels as long as you’d like by crocheting more rows, make each panel wider as desired by starting with longer chain keeping even stitch count)

Pictured on yours truly – me – 5’6″ 100lbs

You Will Need:

US Size 6.0 mm crochet hook

5 skeins Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca Yarn HERE (100 grams/skein) in Taupe (Pattern uses approximately 465 grams)


Tapestry needle to weave in ends and seam


Skills & Abbreviations

ch – chain

hdc-half double crochet

hdc blo – half double crochet through the back loop only

crossed half double crochet – skip a stitch, work half double crochet, go back to skipped stitch and work half double crochet (See Crossed Half Double Crochet Tutorial HERE)

st – stitch


As I mentioned above, this kimono is created by crocheting two rectangular panels, folding them down and seaming at the back and sides.  The ribbed cuff is then whip stitch seamed along the bottom at the end. Enjoy!

Everyday Kimono Crochet Pattern

Panel Pattern

Ch 46  (Chain more stitches to make wider for larger size keeping an even stitch count)

Row 1 Hdc in 3rd st from hook & in each st across row, turn

Row 2 Ch 2, work crossed half double crochet in each st across the row, turn

Repeat row 2 until piece is approximately 42″ long (you can certainly choose to make yours longer – the length when worn will be approximately half of the length of one panel plus a few inches for the ribbed cuff)

Tie off and weave in ends

Repeat above pattern to make second panel

Ribbed Bottom Edging Pattern

Ch 14

Row 1 Hdc in 3rd st from hook & each st across, turn

Row 2 Ch 2, hdc blo in each st across, turn

Repeat row 2 until piece equals the length of the bottom of the kimono (which is also the length of 4 X width of one panel)

Tie off and weave in ends

Seaming To Finish

Step 1

Place panels vertically side by side. With a length of yarn and your tapestry needle, seam up the center back until you reach 2″ from center point. Tie off and weave in ends. Fold down each panel so there is a front and back as pictured.

Step 2

Seam up each side, leaving openings for the arms (I seamed about 7″ up each side because I wanted wide openings)

Step 3

Attach ribbed cuff to bottom of kimono by whip stitch seaming along the edge

I think this would be a pleasure to wear on cool fall days, walking or taking a light hike. Picture below taken on our hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.

So excited for fall walks and hiking through the hills. 🙂 (Photo credit my hubby)

Hopefully you’ll find this to be an easy project that you can wear all fall and winter long!

I’d love to hear if you make one!



If you liked this you might also like:


Simple Go-To Blanket Crochet Pattern
Mod Heirloom Crochet Blanket Pattern
Everyday Kimono Crochet Pattern

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  1. From Portugal, thank you Jessica for sharing such beautiful works and the way they are explained in the step by step.
    I wish much inspiration and that life always brings you wonderful things

  2. This kimono is so pretty! I love how classic and easy to through on it looks. I love all of your patterns so much!

  3. Thank you Jessica, for another great pattern (and easy to understand).
    Love your patterns- they are so stylish and wearable.

  4. Hi! I am starting to like grey because of you. It goes with anything. Any color you have on. I like that. I love how easy you make patterns. And I love you clothes you make. Heres a big ty.

  5. Hi Jessica! I like the ribbed cuff. Do you have any tips how to make the slip stitching as neat as yours? I’m afraid that mine would be visible and spoil the look of the kimono. It is not difficult to stitch side seams etc, but attaching a visible design element like the ribbing is a bit intimidating.

    1. Hey Mila! I just neatly whip stitched the ribbing to the kimono. It worked out really well with just the tapestry needle and length of yarn. Hope it works out for you!

      1. I’m making one of these Jessica
        In a light grey I will post a picture when I’m done I love your Morden patterns and you make them easy to sow to and coz I’m in a wheelchair I like to make them smaller coz I’m sitting down all the time

  6. Mama in a Stitch… I am 78 and would like the pattern for the Quick & cuddly little knit throw, as seen on the LION BRAND site, but it is a KIT… bought yard ..LION BRAND today and wanted to use it to make a throw nd the wrapper said I could find patterns on the LION BRAND web site..BUT all I could find there were the kits and the one that I liked, because it appears to have been made with the same yarn in the kit was produced by you!! I will gladly pay for the pattern, if you would send it to me..either via email or snail mail. I am a true beginner and going to the hospital in DEC and wanted to have a knitting project with me.

  7. Another FABULOUS creation. Thank you ever so much for sharing these beautiful works of art. I know you convert many of your patterns to knitting ones….any chance you might do this one 🙂
    Happy Holidays!!!

  8. I would like to make the kimono but the yarn in the colors I’d like to use are not available in store and sold out online. Can you recommend a different yarn that would as well??? Thank you, Jeannie

  9. Everyday Kimono Crochet Pattern — how wide in inches is EACH panel when doing 46 foundation chains and a J-Hook?

  10. Hi Jessica
    I am a member. I do not see in PDF version the kimono crochet pattern. Is it possible to add it ?

    1. Hi Theresa! Good question. This isn’t one of my premium patterns and isn’t available on Etsy or the membership. There are some patterns which only live on the blog, and this is one of them. Thank you for asking, and I hope you can still enjoy it!

  11. Just wrote out the pattern and was wondering if the opening for the sleeve can be maybe shorter.

  12. I can’t wait to make this, but would like to add pockets. Do you think that would work?

  13. Love your patterns, since I am a beginner they look like something I can do. I have 11 skeins of Burcilla Spice yarn . Revelry says it is DK weight. I am trying to figure out if I would have enough to do this Kimono or something similar? If not any suggestions?

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