Short Kimono Pattern – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free vintage short kimono crochet pattern was originally published in 1947 in the Sultana Baby Book, Vol S17.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic infant kimono. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet baby clothing pattern.

Short Kimono Crochet Pattern

Crocheted Short Kimono


Sultana Beautysheen: 5 Balls
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 6


This short kimono is for a infant from newborn to 6 months.

Measurements: Width of back at underarm 11 1/4 inches, length from lower edge to shoulder 9 inches.

Gauge: 4 meshes = l inch, 11 rows = 2 inches



Ch 95.


Row 1 — 1 sc in 7th st from hook, * ch 2, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to end; 45 m.

Row 2 — Ch 5, turn, 1 sc in first dc, * ch 2, 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from *, end last repeat skip 2 sts on turning ch, 1 sc in next st.

Repeat row 2 for pat. Work 5 inches.


Ch 32, turn, work 14 m on ch as in row 1, work across row; join separate thread in same st with last sc, ch 28, fasten off; work 14 m on ch; 73 m. Work 4 inches even.


Work 29 m for right side. Turn; work 4 rows more on 29 m of right side, end at neck. Ch 20, work 8 m on this ch; 37 m. Work until 8 ins. from beginning of sleeves, end at front edge. Work 5 ins. on 23 m of front. Fasten off.

Join on back neck edge in sc of 15th m from right front, ch 5, continue pat. across 29 m of left side. Work 5 rows more, end at neck; join separate thread in same st with last sc, ch 16, fasten off; work 8 m on this ch.

Finish to correspond to right side. Sew seams.

Picot Edge

Join on sleeve edge at seam, 1 sc in first m, * 1 sc in next m, ch 3, 1 slip st in first ch (a picot), 1 sc in same m, 1 sc in next m; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Join thread on left front edge at corner of neck. Work picot edge on left front, lower edge and right front edge, 1 sc at corner, 2 sc in each m around neck, 1 sc at corner; 84 sc.


Ch 6, turn, 1 slip st in 3rd st from hook, skip first sc on neck, 1 dc in next sc; * 1 picot, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc; repeat from * to end; 42 m.

Fasten off. Steam lightly. Trim with ribbon.

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