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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.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
12–24 months, (2–4 years)
Neck Circumference: 17 (19)"/43 (48.5)cm
Length: 10 (12)"/25.5 (30.5)cm
- 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
In pattern stitch, 14 sts and 8 rows = 4"/10cm.
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)
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.
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.
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.
With D, make a chain that measures about 43"/109cm, leaving long beginning and ending tails for tying pompoms to end of tie.
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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