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caron® x pantone™ bamboo crochet kimono cardigan

Crochet this Kimono Cardigan with Caron® x Pantone™ Bamboo yarn! The bamboo makes this yarn light and breathable, not to mention the color-matched stunning palettes. Just pick your favorite skeins and take a look at the free pattern below to make your own cozy cardigan!
Step 1

SIZES (To Fit Bust Measurement):

Extra-Small/Small/Medium/Large: 28-42" (Finished Bust: 50")
X-Large/2/3/4/5 X-Large: 44-62" (Finished Bust: 70")

GAUGE: 14 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger hook

Motif = 5" [12.5 cm] square with larger hook

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SPECIAL STITCH(ES) EXPLANATION(S):

   -  Dcbp (Double Crochet Back Post) = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
   -  Dcfp (Double Crochet Front Post) = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.


INSTRUCTIONS: 

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Notes:

   -  Before working with Caron® x Pantone Bamboo multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into 5 separate balls.
   -  Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern gauge must be matched to ensure successful results. 
Step 2

MOTIF

Size XS/S/M/L:

Make 9 with A as Color 1, B as Color 2, C as Color 3, D as Color 4 and E as Color 5.

Make 9 with B as Color 1, C as Color 2, D as Color 3, E as Color 4 and A as Color 5.

Make 9 with C as Color 1, D as Color 2, E as Color 3, A as Color 4 and B as Color 5.

Make 9 with D as Color 1, E as Color 2, A as Color 3, B as Color 4 and C as Color 5.

Make 8 with E as Color 1, A as Color 2, B as Color 3, C as Color 4 and D as Color 5.

44 Motifs total.


Size XL/2/3/4/5 XL

Make 12 with A as Color 1, B as Color 2, C as Color 3, D as Color 4 and E as Color 5.

Make 12 with B as Color 1, C as Color 2, D as Color 3, E as Color 4 and A as Color 5.

Make 12 with C as Color 1, D as Color 2, E as Color 3, A as Color 4 and B as Color 5.

Make 12 with D as Color 1, E as Color 2, A as Color 3, B as Color 4 and C as Color 5.

Make 12 with E as Color 1, A as Color 2, B as Color 3, C as Color 4 and D as Color 5.

60 Motifs total. 

Step 3

With larger hook and Color 1, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3. [2 dc (Ch 3. 3 dc) 3 times] in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join Color 2 with sl st to any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. [(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1] 3 times. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. 

Rnd 3:  Join Color 3 with sl st to any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. Fasten off. Leave rem sts unworked. Do not turn.

Rnd 4: Join Color 4 with sl st to top of beg ch-3 of previous rnd. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1). (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) twice. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1) twice. Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc of previous rnd. Fasten off. Leave rem sts unworked. Do not turn.

Rnd 5: Join Color 5 with sl st to beg ch-4 sp of previous rnd. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) around last dc of 4th rnd. Ch 1. Working across 2nd rnd, 3 dc in next ch-3. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc around beg ch-3 of 4th rnd. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off. 

Step 4

Finishing:

Using Assembly Diagram, sew Motifs tog with appropriate colors through back loops only using whip stitch, randomly arranging color placement and having all Motifs facing the same way. Fold work in half to form Cardigan. Sew side and underarm seams.


Body Edging and Collar

With RS facing and smaller hook, join MC with sl st to bottom right corner ch-3 sp of Front opening.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each dc and ch-1 sp to corner ch-3 sp. 2 sc in corner ch-3 sp. *Working across next Motif, 1 sc in first ch-3 sp. 1 sc in each each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-3 sp. 2 sc in corner ch-3 sp. Rep from * up right Front, across back neck, down left Front and across bottom edge, working 3 sc in Bottom Left Front corner. End 2 sc in same sp as first sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Collar: Row 2: (RS). Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each sc up right Front, across back Neck and down left Front. 162 dc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). *1 dcfp around next dc. 1 dcbp around next dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 hdc in last dc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2. (counts as hdc). *1 dcfp around next st. 1 dcbp around next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in top of ch 2. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc). *1 dcfp around next st. 1 dcbp around next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in top of ch 2. Turn.

Rep Rows 4 and 5 for Ribbing until Collar measures 5" [12.5 cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 

Step 5
Cuff edging: With RS facing and smaller hook, join MC with sl st to Sleeve Cuff at underarm seam. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc as given for Body Edging. Join with sl st to first sc. Rep for second Sleeve.


ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Ch = Chain

Cont = Continue(ity)

Contrast A = 11-0603

Contrast B = 16-1103

Contrast C = 18-0629

Contrast D = 18-1443

Contrast E = 19-1524

MC = Pastel Parchment 

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Dcbp = Double Crochet Back Post

Dcfp = Double Crochet Front Post

Rem = Remain(ing)(s)

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

RS = Right Side

Sc = Single Crochet

Sl st = Slip Stitch

Sp = Space

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tog = Together

WS = Wrong Side

Yoh = Yarn Over Hook

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