Saturday, 28 November 2015

Easy Crochet Poncho




Easy Toddler Crochet Poncho

 
I would like to point out that this is not my design -
this traditional way of crocheting a poncho has been around for a very long time!
I remember my Mum showing me how to make these over 40 years ago! 


These instructions use UK terminology ~

CH = chain          TR = treble crochet         SS = slip stitch


 
Toddler Poncho
 
I used 86g of DK (8ply) yarn and 4mm hook

CH 72 and join with a SS  (make sure the chain is not twisted)

Round 1:                TR (treble crochet) in every chain stitch

Round 2:  CH 3 and work a TR into the next 2 stitches,  * CH 1 skip a stitch, and work a TR into the next 3 stitches,   Repeat from * 16 times more, CH1,  SS to join.   (You should have 18 clusters of TR's and 18 spaces)

Round 3:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 6 times (you will have 8 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 6 times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  CH1, and SS to join (you will now have 8 clusters, a point, 8 clusters and a point)

Round 4:  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, * jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from * another 6 times (you will have 8 clusters in total),  work 3TR, 3CH,  3TR in next space,  ** jump to the next space and work 3TR,  repeat from ** another 8  times, work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into the next space,  jump to the next space and work 3TR, CH1, and SS to join

Continue  -  SS 2 stitches to the first space, CH 3 and work 2TR into the same space, work 3TR into every space, and  work 3TR, 3CH, 3TR into each point  - and end each round with CH1, and SS to join - for 18 more rounds (or until the length you require)

Darn away ends

Add a crochet chain drawstring cord to the base of the first round, and tie in a bow

You could add a crochet shell edging  - or fringes – if you like

 
 
 
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4 comments :

  1. Love this , but wondering how to make this for a 5 year old and 6 year old?

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    1. You keep going until you get to the size you want. I made an adult poncho for myself. Kept adding rows using the above method in the pattern. You can make any size poncho you like. Just make sure the starting chain fits around the head of the child. Then follow attern instructions.

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  2. Hi I love this pattern but quick question,on round one after tr in every ch stitch do I then join at the end or straight to chain 3?
    Thank you

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