Crochet Poncho

Crochet Poncho
Crochet Poncho - Child's Poncho

Step 1: Getting Started

You will enjoy crocheting this adorable and versatile child sized poncho.  The poncho can be created in a variety of motifs and color themes and is fun to accessorize many different types of outfits for any season! This colorful striped poncho pattern was designed by Susan Kraus. For more delightful patterns like this, click here to visit Susan's design gallery.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 4 oz each of 4 different colors in 4-ply knitting worsted weight yarn, Hook size K

Size: Infant-through size - 6 years

Just add more stripes to change poncho directions from infant size, as written, to fit sizes 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. Use about 4 ounces each of Colors A, B and C in Orlon 4-ply knitting worsted weight and aluminum crochet hook size K.

Abbreviations: St (Stitch), ch (chain), Sc (single crochet), inc (increase), dc (double crochet), sl st (slip stitch), rnd (round). dec (decrease).

Gauge: 3 Dc equal 1 inch; 3 Rows equal 2 inches

NOTE: Length at center front point, excluding fringe: 10 (11 1/2, 13, 14 1/2) or desired inches. Poncho has 4 points: front, back, and 2 shoulder points. Alternate colors in sequence of A, B, and C, working stripes of 2 rows per color.

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Poncho: With color A, ch 36.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): 2 Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 7 ch, * 3 dc in next ch (mark center st), dc in each of next 7 ch, repeat from * twice, 2 dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, 2 dc in first st, work to first marker (shoulder point) and 3 dc in marked st work to second marker (back point), 5 dc in marked st, work to 3rd marker (second shoulder point), 3 dc in marked st, work to end of row, 3 dc in last St.

Continue to mark center St of inc sts fasten off A.

Row 3: Join color B, ch 3, turn, 1 dc in first st, * work to marker, 3 dc in marked st, repeat from * twice, work to last st, 2 dc in top of ch 3.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st, work to first shoulder marker, 3 dc in marked st, work to back marker, 5 dc in marked st, work to second shoulder marker, 3 dc in marked st, work to last st, 2 dc in top of ch 3, fasten off.

Row 5 (Joining Row-Right Side): With color C, sl st in top of ch 3 on other front edge-center point of front, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, work in pattern and 3 dc in each marked st, end row with sl st in top of ch 3.

Continue working in rnds.

Rnd 6: Sl st across 1 st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 5 dc in center of front and back points and 3 dc in center of shoulder points, end with sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off.

Rnd 7: With new color, sl st across 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 3 dc in center of each point, end with sl st in top of ch 3.

Repeat last 2 rnds continuing in stripe pattern until 12 (14, 16, 18) or desired rows from beginning. Fasten off.

Collar: Join desired color at left neck edge, sc around front opening, 2 Sc in last st at right neck edge, sc around neck, dec 2 sts at center back, join to first sc.

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), turn, sc in second st and in each St across right neck edge.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in second st and in each st to end of row (left neck edge).

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more fasten off.

Fringe: With color A, wind yard around a 3 1/2 inch wide piece of cardboard and cut along 1 edge (7-inch strands). Repeat with colors B and C. Holding 3 strands together (1 of each color), slip knot fringe into every other st around lower edge of poncho.

For more delightful baby patterns like this, click here to visit Susan's design gallery.

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