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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Poncho

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Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 779
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 18 mos, Child 3
Directions are for child's Sizes 6 mos. (18 mos., 3 yrs.). Finished garment meas approx 12 (14,18) inches across shoulders; 12 (14, 17)" in length.
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.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Crochet this adorable baby poncho so that even the littlest member of your family can be warm in style! Also available in a knitted version
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Baby Poncho

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

11 sts = 4.25 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches on size J hook. 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES

Double Stitch:
Row 1:
Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, draw loop through, insert hook into next ch, draw loop through, yarn over hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook, *insert hook into same ch as previous st, draw loop through, insert hook into next ch, draw loop through, yarn over hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook*; rep from * to * across, 1 sc in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. Insert hook into first st, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, draw loop through, yarn over hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook, *insert hook into same st as previous st, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, draw loop through, yarn over hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook*; rep from * to * across, 1 sc in last st. Turn. Rep Row 2 for Double St Pat.

Half double crochet rib (worked over any number of sts on flat pieces, even number of sts in-the-rnd. If worked flat, at end of each row, turn, then ch 2. If worked in-the-rnd, sl st end to beg of rnd, ch 2, do not turn.)
Row 1: Work 1 hdc in each st across.
Row 2: *Work 1 hdc around front of post of next st, 1 hdc around back of post of next st*; rep from * to * across.
Row 3: Work same as Row 2, matching alternating sts to pat formed by Row 2. NOTE: To inc on RS row, work sc into first st of row, then work st again in pat; on last st of RS row, following pat, work 1 sc into turning ch.


PONCHO

FRONT (bottom edge): Ch 26 ( 32, 38). Beg on RS, work 2 rows Double St --- 25 (31, 37) sts. Cont in double st, inc 1 st at each end of RS rows 4 (5, 5) times -- 33 ( 41, 47) sts. Work even in pat until piece meas 10 (12, 15)". from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck: Work 11 (14, 16) sts, skip next 11 (13, 15) sts, attach another ball of yarn and work rem 11 (14, 16) sts. Working both sides at the same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row. Work even until front meas 11 (13, 16) in. from beg.

Start BACK ext row: Work across 10 (13, 15) sts, loosely ch 13 (15, 17) for neck area, work across rem 10 (13, 15) sts. Work even in pat st until back meas same as front to bottom inc shaping. Dec  1 st at each end of every RS row 4 (5, 5) times. Do not fasten off.

HOOD:
Ch 16 (18, 21). Work in pat on 15 (17, 21) sts for 15 (17, 19)". Fasten off.

FINISHING:
Hood:
With RS facing, work hdc rib down one side of long edge. Fold in half and sew back seam. Sew hood to poncho leaving center front sts at neck edge free. Position the snaps, one on each side, approx 4½ (5, 5 ½, 6, 6½ )" down from top or as desired. Body rib: With RS facing, ch 2. Work hdc rib around entire poncho. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
ext = extension hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) meas = measure(s)
pat = pattern rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Baby Poncho Reviewed by Lynne Alcott on 2012-01-15 *****
I made this for my grandson. His mom said she could throw it on easily, no sleeves to worry about.


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