I had the pleasure of working up a pattern for Denisse and I am so thrilled with how it turned out.
The Willow Kimono is definitely rocking it! It’s is hands down in my top three favorites of mine to make. It’s light, airy, and hangs over your shoulders beautifully. You can wear it with anything. It’s perfect with long sleeves, short sleeves and even a tank top.
First, I’d like to talk about the yarn I used for the Willow Kimono. I used the Yarn Bee Luxe Lollies. I’m sure you’ve heard some bad things about this yarn but it’s not all true. I did have a hard time frogging when I made mistakes. It snags very easily with itself. You have to watch out for these larger pieces that aren’t spun well.
It also pulls apart very easily in those spots. If you pull hard enough, it will break. I didn’t have any problem with it until I started sewing up the seams. I was left with a huge mess.
It’s ok though because I just cut that piece out and sewed up the sides with a stronger piece. I feel like this yarn will be strong since you are doubling up on it when you make your stitches. I’ve also gotten the kimono caught on a few doors and it has not pulled apart so the yarn will (should) hold up fine. I would definitely use this yarn again in the future.
Now let’s talk about the kimono itself. It’s made up in a series of treble crochet, double crochet and single crochet stitches so it’s a great pattern for a beginner crocheter as well as a seasoned crocheter.
It’s a boxier kimono so it’s meant to fit bigger on the body which is perfect for all shapes and sizes. It’s light and cozy at the same time.
It’s the perfect length! It’s long enough that it covers your tush so you can wear it with leggings but it’s short enough that you could also wear it with a skirt or dress if you wanted.
The edging on the kimono gives it the final touch. Every wearable depends on a good edging and the front loop single crochet stitches on this is perfect.
I will definitely be making another one of these. I have an idea for a red kimono (Christmas is coming) and a pink kimono (for my bathing suit).
If you’d like to make your own kimono you can find the pattern Ravelry.
If you don’t know how to crochet and you’d like to order one from me send me a message or comment below.
The Willow Kimono comes in four different sizes:
I will split the payment in half on these. A deposit of half is due before I start your kimono and the second is due upon completion. If you do not pay your second half within two weeks of completion then you forfeit your deposit and I will resell the item. Your deposit is non refundable.