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The Patchwork Kimono, an Oversized Layering Top – Free Crochet Pattern

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

Fall is my favorite season for one reason – LAYERS! That’s why I’m so excited to introduce the FREE Patchwork Kimono, a lofty layering piece perfect for long afternoons at the apple orchard.

I’m going back to basics with this latest design, made in collaboration with my friends at JOANN Stores. With so many lovely novelty yarns available, we can’t lose sight of the staple fibers that we’ve grown to love. I used a tried-and-true favorite for my sample, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in a warm neutral palette. The Patchwork Kimono makes getting ready for a day (or night) out easy and is available as a FREE pattern here on TLYCBlog.com.

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PIN IT NOW, MAKE IT LATERThe Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

Find a printer friendly PDF version of the Patchwork Kimono in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. PDF version includes full-color 6-page instructions, photo explanations, and graphic supplements.

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The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

October is here and it’s safe to say that we’re squarely in fall, a maker’s favorite season. And what’s not to love? Everything is pumpkin spice, there are apple cider donuts are on demand, you don’t have to fear sweating through your makeup. Pinch me – I’m in heaven!

And we can’t forget about that fall wardrobe – booties, lightweight sweaters, and layers upon layers. That’s what I had in mind when designing the Patchwork Kimono.

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

My inspiration came from the most random Pinterest spiral I’ve ever been in. It started somewhere around keto recipes, took a left at motivational Instagram captions, and landed in the fall fashion category. The page was filled with all these gauzy, colorful kimonos. I love gauzy as much as the next girl, but when it’s 50 degrees outside, I need something with a little more meat on it’s bones.

Other Pieces Perfect for Fall

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

  1. Veronica Cardi // 2. Sophia Cardi // 3. Astrid Ruana

Enter the Patchwork Kimono, a beginner-friendly number that goes well over long sleeve tees and light sweaters. I designed it using the fan favorite crochet seed stitch, also known as the granite or moss stitch. This stitch pattern creates a dense fabric to keep the chill away and is also visually pleasant.

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

I’ll be completely honest, I’ve been indulging in the novelty yarn trend this season. We’ve been graced with velvets, wool blends, and cakes of all kinds. I even made a whole blanket with the cool loop yarn that debuted last month. But no matter how far I stray, I always make it back to my stash, which is packed with my favorite staple yarn, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

There’s something about high-quality acrylic yarn that makes my designer heart leap. And with 62 color options from solid to tweed to variegated, there’s something for everyone to love. It’s been my go-to yarn since I started designing – I made my original Mega Pom Beanie sample with Vanna’s Choice in the color Honey! It’s machine washable and dryable, making it super easy to care for. And you can find it anywhere – but the best selection of colors is always at your local JOANN store, am I right?!

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

There are a couple techniques you’ll want to practice before you start your Patchwork Kimono. The most important is going to be the foundation single crochet stitch. This is a way to make the starting chain AND the first row of single crochet stitches at the same time. I went for this method because it allows for the starting rows of the garment to be stretchy and makes for a consistent shape once you block your finished piece.

Learn how to work the foundation single crochet technique using this video tutorial:

 

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

 

Patchwork Kimono Pattern

FINISHED SIZE

  • One size: 39” long x 34” wide after blocking
  • Due to the weight of this garment, it may grow considerably in length.

MATERIALS

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch = chain
  • FDNsc = foundation single crochet
  • RS = right side
  • SC = single crochet
  • Sk = skip
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

PATTERN STITCH (crochet Moss Stitch)

Where indicated, work the Pattern Stitch as follows:

ROW 1: Ch 1; keeping color changes consistent across row, sc in the first sc and the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across, ending with a sc in the final sc, turn.

ROW 2: Ch 1; keeping color changes consistent across row, sc in the first sc, ch 1, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch-1) across, ending with a sc in the final sc, turn.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for Pattern Stitch.

 

Front Panel – Left

Pattern Chart, Front Panel – Left

FOUNDATION: On one continuous foundation, FDNsc 15 A, 15 E, 15 B, 16 D, turn.

ROW 1: Ch 1; keeping colors changes consistent across row, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) across row, ending with a sc in the last st, turn.

ROW 2-15: Work in Pattern Stitch beginning with Row 1, keeping color changes consistent across row. (14 rows)

ROWS 16-63: Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change colors according to Pattern Chart for Front Panel – Left, Section 2. (48 rows)

ROW 64-111: Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change colors according to Pattern Chart for Front Panel – Left, Section 3. Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (48 Rows)

 

Front Panel – Right

Pattern Chart, Front Panel – Right

FOUNDATION: On one continuous foundation, FDNsc 16 B, 15 D, 15 C, 15 E, turn.

Repeat Front Panel – Left directions, instead using the Pattern Chart for Front Panel – Right.

 

Back Panel

Pattern Chart, Back Panel

FOUNDATION: On one continuous foundation, FDNsc 16 D, 97 E, 16 B, turn.

ROW 1: Ch 1, keeping colors changes consistent across row, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) across row, ending with a sc in the last st, turn.

ROW 2-15: Work in Pattern Stitch beginning with Row 1, keeping color changes consistent across row. (14 rows)

ROWS 16-39: Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change colors according to Pattern Chart for Back Panel – Section 2. (24 rows)

ROWS 40-63: Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change center color to B according to Pattern Chart for Back Panel – Section 2. (24 rows)

The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

ROWS 64-87: Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change colors according to Pattern Chart for Back Panel – Section 3. (24 rows)

ROWS 88-111:  Continue working in Pattern Stitch, but change center color to C according to Pattern Chart for Pack Panel – Section 3. (24 rows)

 

FINISHING

STEP 1: With WS facing, using remaining tails to whip stitch Front Panels to Back Panel at shoulders, leaving a 2” space for the neck opening.

STEP 2: Still with WR facing, using remaining tails to whip stitch sides together, starting at Section 2 for hip slits and stopping 10” from shoulder for armhole.

STEP 3: With RS facing, join any color to the center back of neck opening. Loosely and evenly sl st around the perimeter of the entire garment, returning to the neck opening. Join with a sl st in the first st.

STEP 4: Use remaining yarn to make 4 – 3” tassels. Attach to bottom points of Front Panels.

STEP 5: Weave in all ends. Steam block lightly and allow to completely dry.

Purchase the printable PDF Patchwork Kimono pattern HERE!

Thanks so much for dropping by to make the Patchwork Kimono! I hope you love it as much as I love mine. I can’t wait to see your progress and finished piece. Share your Patchwork Kimono with me!

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The Patchwork Kimono is the fall layering piece you've been waiting for. Grab 5 of your favorite shades of worsted weight yarn to crochet this ultra chic and on trend tassled ruana. Layer over jeans, a tee shirt, and booties for an effortlessly styled look. -- This free crochet pattern features easy to follow recipe style instructions, video tutorials, pattern charts, and photo supplements. Start it now on TLYCBlog.com in collaboration with JOANN Stores.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Wendy

    Omgosh! I just discovered your blog and I can’t wait to start on the Patchwork Kimono. Thanks much for offering it for free!

    October 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      I’m so happy to see you here, Wendy! And it’s my pleasure to offer it for free. Happy hooking!

      October 23, 2018 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Abby

    Hi! I’m trying to start this but I have a question that’s just stumping me for some reason. How do we change colors in the seed stitch? I keep starting out but then on the second row we need to keep the color blocks consistent…this is where I get lost. Do I change colors during a chain? The last SC before the new color? The first SC in the new block? All of these don’t seem to leave a nice pretty line between colors when I’ve been trying them.

    October 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Abby! Thanks so much for your question. If the last color of a block is a sc and the next color is a ch, change color on the last step of the sc stitch. If the last color of the block is a ch and the next color is a sc, work the ch in the new color. Hope that helps! Feel free to email me if I can clarify anything 🙂

      October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

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