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Frutti Toddler Poncho
Frutti Toddler Poncho

A Frutti Toddler Poncho like this will brighten up your little girls face. Bright pastels using Vickie Howell's Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) yarn from Caron is used. This baby crochet pattern uses three basic stitches making it an easy crochet pattern.

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZES
12–24 months, (2–4 years)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Neck Circumference: 17 (19)"/43 (48.5)cm
Length: 10 (12)"/25.5 (30.5)cm

MATERIALS:

  • Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) from Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g, 167yds/153m):
    • 0018 Robin Egg(ish) (A): 1 ball
    • 0021 Lime(ish) (B): 1 ball
    • 0014 Coral(ish) (C): 1 ball
    • 0004 White(ish) (D): 1 ball
  • One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers
  • 3" piece of heavy cardboard (or pompom maker)
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE
In pattern stitch, 14 sts and 8 rows = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

NOTE

Poncho is worked in joined rounds, with right side facing at all times. Join with a sl st at the end of each round, but do not turn.

PONCHO

Cowl

With A, ch 60 (66), taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each remaining ch around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—60 (66) sts. Do not fasten off A. Carry color not in use up inside of piece until next needed.

Round 2 (RS): Draw up a loop of B in same ch as join; with B, ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Do not fasten off B. Carry color not in use up inside of piece until next needed.

Round 3 (RS): Draw up a loop of A in same ch as join; with A, ch 3, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Rounds 4–7: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 twice.

Fasten off A and B.

Body

Lay cowl flat to find sides. Place one marker on each side, one on left and one on right side with equal amount of space between them on front and back.

Round 8 (RS): Draw up a loop of C in same ch as join; with C, ch 3, dc in each st to first marker, 2 dc in marked st, move marker to last dc made, dc in each st to next marker, 2 dc in marked st, move marker to last dc made, dc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—62 (68) sts. Move markers up as each round is completed.

Rounds 9–10 (11): Ch 3, [dc in each st to next marker, 2 dc in marked st] twice, dc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—66 (74) sts. Fasten off C.

Round 11 (12): Draw up a loop of B in same ch as join; with B, ch 2, [hdc in each st to next marker, 2 hdc in marked st] twice, hdc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—68 (76) sts. Fasten off B.

Rounds 12 (13): Draw up a loop of A in same ch as join; with A, ch 3, [dc in each st to next marker, 2 dc in marked st] twice, dc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—70 (78) sts.

Rounds 13 (14)–14 (16): With A, repeat Round 9—74 (84) sts. Fasten off A.

Round 15 (17): Repeat Round 11 (12)—76 (86) sts. Fasten off B.

Rounds 16 (18): Repeat Round 8—78 (88) sts.

Rounds 17 (19)–19 (23): Ch 3, [dc in each st to next marker, 2 dc in marked st] twice, dc in each st to end of round; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—84 (96) sts. Fasten off C.

Picot Edging (RS): Draw up a loop of D in same ch as join, *ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made); repeat from * around. Fasten off.

TIE

With D, make a chain that measures about 43"/109cm, leaving long beginning and ending tails for tying pompoms to end of tie.

FINISHING

Weave tie in and out of base of cowl (Round 7), beginning and ending at front of poncho.

Pompoms (make 2)

Using D and 3"/7.5cm piece of cardboard, wrap yarn around cardboard about 30 times. Slip wraps off cardboard and tie a piece of yarn tightly around the center of the wraps. Cut both ends of wraps and fluff pompom. Trim.

Using beginning and ending tails of tie, tie one pompom to each end. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 


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I've made one and a had to match. Any idea how to increase this to a size 5?

I have tried this pattern, but could not follow the instructions for row 9 to 19 because of the confusion created by the word "twice" after the brackets. if anyone has understood kindly guide me. thanks.

Aaaaaaawwwwww....really really cute! yup....granddaughters..ty...too

So sweet...i'm thinking i should make these for my granddaughters ty

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