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Summer lace cardi crochet pattern

Summer lace cardi crochet pattern

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The summer lace kimono sleeve crochet cardigan is a summer must have. Work up this cardigan using double crochet. 

This is a PDF listing for a lightweight, lacey summer kimono sleeve cardigan pattern. This summery cardigan is a seasonal must have. It’s lacey, light and goes with anything. Make sure you have one in several colours so that no outfit is off limits! The beauty of the kimono sleeve cut is the way it can flatter any shape. With the wide square sleeves and open front, it has drape and moves beautifully on the wearer. 

What level of crochet skill does this require?

All you need to know for this pattern is the double crochet stitch (US terms), chain and slip stitch join. 

The pattern uses US crochet terms. 

Construction of the kimono sleeve cardigan. 

This kimono style cardigan is worked sideways. 

It is constructed by making two horizontal panels. The two panels are then folded lengthways and the sleeves are worked in the round. 

The left half is then seamed to the right half at the back and it is ready to wear! 

A little about the recommended yarn.

I used Cygnet 100% cotton DK, which is a firm favourite at Germander Cottage Crafts. It’s machine washable and comes in a brilliant range of colours. This particular shade is called Peony pink! It's currently on offer at £2 a ball! You get 200m/217 yd per 100g ball. 

Sizes available in this kimono style cardigan crochet pattern

S, M and L. Sample shown is M, modelled on a UK size 14 (US 10). This is oversized and open fronted with wide sleeves and can be worn on a range of sizes. 

S can fit chest sizes 32-40"

M can fit chest sizes 42-48" 

L can fit chest sizes 50- 56" 


  • 350g/400g/450g of Cygnet 100% cotton DK in Peony PInk. (200m/219yd per 100g/3.5oz). 
  • 4mm/US 6 crochet hook. 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • 4 removable stitch markers.

You can get removable stitch markers here and the yarn is available here. If you need a crochet hook, we have those too. 

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