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Free Knitting Pattern: Downtown Tot Poncho

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Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern #: 40294-3K
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child 3-7, Tween/Teen 8-16
2 rectangles, each 11 (13) inches [28 (33) cm] wide x 22 (25) inches [56 (63.5) cm] long
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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Color Waves

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Color Waves
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*Color Waves (Article #940). 83% Acrylic/17% Polyester; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (125yds/118m) pull skeins

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Downtown Tot Poncho

Lion Brand® Color Waves


11 stitches = 4 inches [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every row).

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


Cast on 30 (36) stitches.

Work in garter stitch until piece measures 22 (25) inches [56 (63.5) cm] from beginning. Bind off all stitches loosely. Weave in ends.


Place marker on long side of first piece, 11 (13) inches [28 (33) cm] from one end.

Sew end of second piece to side of first piece between corner and marker.

Sew end of first piece to side of second piece (matching A to A and B to B as shown on schematic).


Cut 10 inches [12.5 cm] lengths of yarn and attach as follows, evenly spaced along bottom edges: Fold strand in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Poncho, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten.


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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Downtown Tot Poncho Reviewed by Isabel Stone on 2013-01-28 *****
I made this one with red colorwaves, then with blue colorwaves. Very fast, very cute.
I made one in a dusty pink boucle as a gift and threaded 1/2" hot pink ribbon about an inch from the neckline, so the mom could adjust the size as they liked.

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