Crochet Baby Kimono- Pattern & Tutorial –
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As I have said on some other occasions, a while ago I decided to make versions of my knitting patterns to crochet and vice versa. So that, it doesn’t matter what technique you feel most comfortable with, if you like a model, you can enjoy the pattern and the finished garment.
So far, some versions have already come to light, such as the Rainbow Romper (crochet version and knitted version) and the Watermelon Romper (crochet version and knitted version). Naturally, one of the models you liked the most had to be part of this list: The NUR Knitted Kimono, in its crochet version, which I have called NEO Crochet Baby Kimono.
The cotton I have used to crochet this baby jacket are the same I used to knit the NUR Knitted Kimono (its two-needle version). You can easily replace them with any fiber, either wool or cotton, indicated for 4 mm needles, you just have to keep in mind that your tension sample of 14 stitches x 16 rows (single crochet) should measure 10×10 cm.
3 skeins of 50 gr. from Katia Alabama in color 48-Pink
5mm crochet hook
30 cm. of matching cord or ribbon
Stitches and techniques
Abbreviations st / sts: Stitch / stitches
sc: Single Crochet
CSC: Center Single Crochet
scTBL : work single crochet through Back Loops only
MB: Make Bobble
You will find the instructions to knit this Crochet Baby Kimono Jacket on the text and images, but if you prefer to download the PDF pattern to get row by row and stitch by stitch instructions and print it to make notes without relying on the cell phone or internet connection, you are in luck because everything is ready for you!
Apart from the pattern being shown in one size, as usual, you can make this pattern in 5 different sizes! This pattern of Baby Crochet Kimono is available in size New Born, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months and the one shown in the tutorial that is size 1-3 months
You can find all the downloadable and printable patterns with the 5 sizes that I just mentioned here or by clicking on the image below.
You also have the option to buy all sizes together with a good discount on this other link.
How to make a Crochet Baby Kimono – Size 1-3 months
1. Crochet the left front side
Chain 33 stitches. Turn your work and from the second chain from the hook, work 32 single crochet. Continue crocheting through Back Loops only for 14 rows. Every time you finish a row, you should turn the work and chain one.
For back loop crochet, insert your hook through the back loop only and complete the stitch as you normally would.
As you can see in the image, I indicate 15 rows, that is, one row of single crochet + 14 rows TBL (Single Crochet through Back Loops only).
Turn on ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Decrease to form the left neckline
We will begin to shape the V-shaped neckline of our crochet jacket. To do so, you must decrease 1 stitch on each row when you reach this area until you end up with 21 stitches.
Increase for the first sleeve…
Once you have 21 stitches on the front piece, chain 28 stitches, turn your work and work 27 sc on the chain, 19 BLSC, 1 decrease.
Work 9 more rows making a decrease in the neckline area on each row until you get 38 stitches.
Work these 38 stitches for 5 more rows and cut the strand.
Reserve this piece for later, we will continue working on it once the front Bobble Stitch piece is finished.
2. Crochet the right front piece with Bobbles
We will start this front Bobbles piece in the same way as the previous one: chain 33 stitches and work 32 scTBL for 3 rows.
From here, we will begin to alternate Central Single Crochet (CSC) with Bobble Stitch. But before starting to crochet CSC, it is VERY IMPORTANT that we decrease some stitches, since this type of stitch, when crocheted in the center of each stitch, behaves differently and is more stretched out.
Work the transition row between stitches as follows: 1 chain, 5 scTBL, decrease, 5 scTBL, decrease, 5 scTBL, decrease, 5 scTBL, decrease, 4 scTBL. In this way, we go from 32 initial stitches to 28 stitches, with which we will work from now on.
After the transition row, crochet a Center Single CCrochet row. This stitch is worked by making regular single crochet but inserting the hook into the inverted “V” of the stitch of the previous row, looking for the center of it.
Turn on ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
On the next row, we will crochet our Boobles: chain 1, 1 CSC, MB (Make Bobble), 5 CSC, MB, 5 CSC, MB, 5 CSC, MB, 5 CSC, MB, 2 CSC.
Turn on ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Crochet 13 more rows alternating one row of Booble stitches every 3 normal rows of CSC and 1 popcorn every 5 stitches.
If you find it more comfortable to know exactly where each Bobble goes without calculations, remember that you have at your disposal the downloadable and printable PDF pattern for only € 1.99. In it you will find all the detailed instructions row by row and stitch by stitch and a complete diagram of the Bobbles front pi e ce, so that you do not miss a single detail! Click here to get it or on the following link.
Advantages of the PDF pattern You can download it and check it whenever you need without depending on the mobile connection.
You can print it to have it always at your side while you are knitting and making notes, tracking rows, etc …
You will have all the detailed instructions, row by row and stitch by stitch, so you will know always where each increase goes, what are the rows of bobbles, etc, without having to calculate it.
You will have a graphic guide of the pattern. A diagram where you will see in a very visual way the shape of the garment, the disposition of the stitches, the rows, the details, the different stitches, etc.
You will contribute to the maintenance of this blog and so we can continue spending time together 😉
You can also knit this pattern only following the instructions in this tutorial as always, the downloadable and printable PDF is an ideal complement to make your work easier.
Decrease to shape the right neckline
Just as we did with the other front, we must shape the neckline of the front piece of Bobble stitch. To do so, you should decrease 1 stitch on each row when you reach this area until you end up with 20 stitches.
Increase for the second sleeve …
After obtaining 20 stitches, chain 28 stitches, turn your work and work 27 stitches ito the chain, 18 SCS, 1 decrease.
Crochet 8 more rows making a decrease on each row when you reach the neckline area, until you get 38 stitches. Remember that, at all times, you will have to alternate scTBL in the area of the sleeve with the CSC and the Bobbles where they correspond. Crochet this way until you end up with 38 stitches.
Crochet these 38 stitches for 5 more rows.
3. Join the two fronts of the crochet baby kimono by the neck
Once these 5 rows without decreases are completed, chain 10 stitches. This chain will be in the neck area and will serve as a union between our two front pieces.
Pick up the front piece that you had reserved and place it under the front piece of Booble stitches. After the chain, continue crocheting 38 stitches belonging to the sleeve of the first front.
4. Crochet the back of the sleeves
From this moment, we will crochet our Baby Crochet Kimono in one piece.
Crochet 86 stitches for 13 rows.
5. Crochet Kimono’s back
We will finish the crochet part of this baby jacket by crocheting the back.
Crochet 59 scTBL, turn your work and crochet 32 scTBL. In this way, we will work only with the 32 central stitches.
Crochet 24 more rows and cut the strand. Keep in mind that this strand will be used to sew one of the sides and one sleeve, so leave it long enough.
6. Last details and IT’S DONE!
With the remaining strand, sew the side of the baby crochet jacket and the bottom of the right sleeve
Take a new strand and repeat the same operation with the other side and under the left sleeve.
Work a Slip Stitch ending. Start at the corner of the left, go through the neck area and continue with the bobble stitch front. In this way, you will have a much more polished and uniform edge.
Finally, sew the inner and outer cords that will allow us to close the baby crochet kimono.
Remember, if you do not have enough with the size 1-3 months and need another size, the NEO Baby Crochet Kimono is also available in size newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months in Pdf format.
Although you can combine this crochet Kimono with any other piece, it’s intended to go with the NEO Crochet Leggiings.
The NEO Leggins tutorial is available for free in size 1-3 months. Remember, you also have the option to get the PDF pattern in Size New Born and 3-6 months from my online store.
And to make things even easier, you can get the patterns for the whole NEO Set (Kimono+Leggigns) with a discount when you buy them together.
The truth is that I don’t know which of the two versions I like best! On many occasions, the crochet fabric in the garments can be stiff and thick, however, this garment still retains its delicacy once crocheted and I assure you that it will draw plenty of attention!
I would love to hear your opinion in the comments and, of course, if you found this tutorial useful or inspiring, share it with the world! And if you decide to crochet your own NEO Baby Crochet Kimono you can show off the result in networks using #KimonoNEO and #CreativaAtelier.
Tutorial, pattern and images registered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 – Chaqueta Kimono de Crochet para bebé – CC by-nc-nd 4.0 – Marta Porcel This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, or sell or distribute it. If you would like to share this pattern, please link to this site and do not repost the pattern on your site. You can sell finished items made from this pattern, but please link back and give credit to Creativa Atelier. Please, respect designers and their Intellectual Property. Thanks!
As I have said on some other occasions, a while ago I decided to make versions of my knitting patterns to crochet and vice versa. So that, it doesn’t matter what technique you feel most comfortable with, if you like a model, you can enjoy the pattern and the finished garment. So far, some versions have already come to light, such as the Rainbow Romper (crochet version and knitted version) and the Watermelon Romper (crochet version and knitted ver