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Free Crochet Pattern: Chicks with Sticks - Crochet doll poncho and knitting playset

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Pattern #: BK4K0512003-C
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
Fits 11˝ inch [29.5 cm] fashion doll

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids

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Barbie is ready for her knitting group -- in her crocheted poncho! Make this tiny set of needles and the yarn skeins -- the set includes downloadable yarn labels that you can print on your own printer.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 520-202: Incredible Yarn: Blue Shades
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*Incredible® (Article #520). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (110yds/100m) pull skeins

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•  520-202 Incredible Yarn: Blue Shades
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Additional Materials
  1. Milk bottle top or other source of soft plastic
  2. Tiny basket (Buy in floral department of craft store)
  3. Scrap yarn for making miniature yarn balls

Chicks with Sticks - Crochet doll poncho and knitting playset

Lion Brand® Incredible®


10 sc + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Product quantity used is small; this is a great project for using up left-over yarn. A single full skein of each yarn will make at least 6 copies of this outfit.

Make 2

Ch 9 sts.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across – 9 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Rep last row until piece measures 4˝ inches [11.5 cm]. End off. Cut yarn, leaving a trailing end of about 8 inches [20 cm] of yarn when cutting the extra yarn.

Assemble poncho as shown, using the tail of yarn to stitch it together.

Tie off securely, cut and wave in ends.

We used the kind of toothpicks available in Japanese restaurants because they are sharp only on one end. If you don't have access to these, use a standard round toothpick; with poultry shears or wire cutters, cut off one of the sharp ends of the toothpick; then put a bead on the end and secure with hot melt glue.

Note: If you intend to really knit with these 'needles' (it is possible; we did it to make the 'scarf' in the photograph, but we were very patient!), it is a good idea to slightly blunt the sharp end of the toothpicks with an emery board or sandpaper and to rub the toothpicks with wax of some sort to make them smooth -- just like you'd do with real wooden knitting needles!

Purchased at Michael's: The Arts and Craft Store in the floral section.

Use any kind of lightweight yarn to create yarn ball and skeins. In our example, we used Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn for the ball and knitting; for the skeins, we unraveled about 4 feet of Lion Wool into its four separate strands, got them damp, ironed them to make them straight and then wrapped them into skeins about 1˝ inch [4 cm] in length. We made labels, cut them to size, wrapped them and secured them with tape. Click here to download the miniature Lion Brand labels to print on your color printer.


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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Chicks with Sticks - Crochet doll poncho and knitting playset Reviewed by Jeanette Harris on 2008-03-14 *****
Very easy and extremely cute when done.

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