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Free Knitting Pattern: Hooded Baby Poncho

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 70361AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 16 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 18 mos, Child 3

3-6 months (18 months, 3 years)
Finished Width 14 1/2 (16 1/2, 18 1/2) in. (37 (42, 47) cm)
Finished Length 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 14 1/2) in. (29 (32, 37) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-098: Jiffy Yarn: Oat
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*Jiffy (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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2 snap closures (optional)

Hooded Baby Poncho

Lion Brand® Jiffy®


15 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Poncho is knit in one piece, starting at lower Front edge, up over shoulders and down to lower Back edge.

Cast on 44 (48, 54) sts.
Rows 1-5: Knit.
Row 6 (WS): K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7 (Inc Row): K4, inc in next st, k across row to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4 - 46 (50, 56) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 7) more times - 54 (62, 70) sts. Continue to work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), keeping first and last 4 sts in Garter st (k every row) until front measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 12 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 32) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): K4, p16 (18, 22), k14 (18, 18), p16 (18, 22), k4.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last WS row once more.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS):
K20 (22, 26), join new ball of yarn and bind off 14 (18, 18) sts, k20 (22, 26).
Continue to work each side at same time with separate balls of yarn, keeping 4 sts at each side edge in Garter st. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row twice - 18 (20, 24) sts each side.
Work even for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS - cast-on back neck): K18 (20, 24), cut second ball of yarn and continue with one ball to rejoin pieces, cast on 18 (22, 22) sts, k18 (20, 24) - 54 (62, 70) sts.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Next Row: Knit.
Continue to rep last 2 rows until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 12 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 32) cm) from back neck edge.
Next Row (RS - Dec Row): K4, k2tog, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4 - 52 (60, 68) sts.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6, 7) more times - 44 (48, 54) sts. Knit 5 rows. Bind off.



From RS, join yarn at right front neck edge.
Row 1 (RS): Pick up and k10 sts from right side of front neck, 18 (22, 22) sts across back neck, 10 sts from left front neck edge - 38 (42, 42) sts. Center bound-off front neck sts are left unworked.
Row 2: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K across, inc 10 (10, 14) sts evenly spaced - 48 (52, 56) sts.
Work in St st, keeping first and last 4 sts in Garter st until Hood measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.


Cast on 12 (16, 16) sts.
Rows 1-5: Knit.
Row 6: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7 (Inc Row): K4, inc in next st, knit to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4 - 14 (18, 18) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 20 (24, 24) sts.
Work even until Pocket measures 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row.
Knit 5 rows. Bind off.


Fold Hood in half along bound-off edge and sew closed. Sew pocket on center of front with bound-off edge on top. If desired, sew snaps on each side of Poncho for armholes. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 16 reviews)
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Reviewed by Klbelton on 2015-11-15 *****
This was an easy pattern. I made it for my granddaughter and I think it came out marvelous. It worked up pretty quickly.

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