This kid’s crochet poncho will make a great mommy and me set with my Uptown crochet poncho for women. I got several requests for making this crochet pattern in the kid’s sizes and here it is, finally!
The knit-look poncho is one of the most popular patterns on my blog. So I am really excited to present this kid’s crochet pattern in the same design.
With the cold weather slowly setting in, taking pictures is becoming a big challenge. I spent half my day chasing the light and still ended up with pictures I am not happy with. I tried my best and hope that you will be able to see this poncho set in its true glory.
Kid’s Crochet Poncho
- Worsted weight(size 4) yarn. I would suggest a wool blend yarn for good drape. Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Dark Rose Heather was used for the sample poncho.
- Hook J(6mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
- Three 3/4 inch wooden buttons for sizes 2T to 5T.
- Three 1 inch wooden buttons for sizes 6-6X(S) and 7-8(M)
The measurements give the size of the rectangle before seaming and include the shell border.
Sizes correspond to US clothing sizes for toddlers and kids.
2T– 38 inches long and 13 inches wide
3T– 40-1/2 inches long and 13 1/2 inches wide
4T– 43 inches long and 14-1/2 inches wide
5T- 43 inches long and 15 inches wide
6-6X(S)– 49 inches long and 15 1/2 inches wide
7-8(M)– 51 inches long and 16 1/2 inches wide
Note: Each skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight yarn is 197 yards long.
2T and 3T : 3 skeins
4 T and 5T : 3-1/2 skeins
S and M: 4-1/2 Skeins
12.5 hhdc = 4 inches
Row gauge does not matter.
hhdc- herringbone half double crochet
dc- double crochet
Herringbone Half Double Crochet(hhdc): YO, insert your hook into the next st, pull up a loop through the st and the first loop on your hook, 2 loops left on your hook, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.
V- st: (dc, ch 1, dc)worked into the same st.
Lacy Shell: (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc)worked into the same st or ch-space.
Crochet Poncho Pattern
Note: Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order 2T(3T, 4T, 5T, S, M)
Ch 115(123, 131, 131, 147, 155). Initial chain should be a multiple of 8+ 3 for the lacy hem pattern to work.
Row 1: 1 hhdc in the 3rd ch from hook and each ch across to end. Turn.—-113( 121, 129, 129, 145, 153)hhdc
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hhdc), 1 hhdc in each st across to end. Turn.—113( 121, 129, 129, 145, 153)hhdc
Repeat Row 2 until your work measures approximately 9-1/2(10, 11, 10.5, 11, 12) inches
Do not fasten off. Turn and work the Lacy Hem below.
Lacy Hem for Crochet Poncho
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st as beg ch-3, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next, *( ch 1, sk 3 sts, 1 lacy shell in next, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 1, sk 3 sts, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last st. Turn.——13(14, 15, 15, 17, 18) full shells + 1 half shell on each end
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, ch 2, V-st in the next sc between shells, *(ch 2, sc in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2, V-st in the next sc between shells), repeat from * until you work a V-st in the last sc, ch 2, 1 sc in beg ch-3. Turn.—–14( 15, 16, 16, 18, 19) V-sts
Row 3(RS): Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, ch 1, lacy shell in ch-1 space of the next V-st, *( ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell, ch 1, shell in ch-1 space of the next V-st), repeat from * until you have worked a shell into all the V-sts, ch 1, 1 sc in last sc. Turn.—-14( 15, 16, 16, 18, 19)full shells
Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, ch 2, 1 sc in the ch-2 space of next shell, *(ch 2, 1 V-st in the next sc between shells, ch 2, 1 sc in the ch-2 space of next shell), repeat from * until you work a sc in the ch-2 space of the last shell, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc. Turn.——-13(14, 15, 15, 17, 18) V-sts
Row 5(RS): Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the same st as ch 3, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell, *(ch 1, 1 shell in ch-1 space of next V-st, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc on top of shell), repeat from * until you have worked a sc in the last sc, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in beg ch-3. Turn.——13(14, 15, 15, 17, 18) full shells + 1 half shell on each end
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 once for sizes 2T, 3T and, 4T. Your lacy hem will be 3-1/2 inches wide. Do not fasten off. You can repeat Rows 4 and 5 again if you want to make your lacy hem wider. To make it even wider, repeat Rows 2 to 5 as many times as you want.
Repeat Rows 2-5 once for sizes 5T, S and, M. Your lacy hem will be approximately 4-1/2 inches wide. Do not fasten off. If you want to make your lacy hem even wider, repeat Rows 2 to 5 as many times as you want.
We will continue with the working yarn once the poncho is seamed. Fold the rectangle along its length, leave a 7- 1/4( 7-3/4, 8, 8-1/4, 8-3/4, 9) inch opening for the neck and sew only half of the remaining length. The rest of the length is left open for the sleeve slit.
I used a mattress stitch to make the seam.
Adding the Sleeve Edging
Pivot your work and work along the shorter side of the rectangle to add shells to the sleeve edges. Place a marker at the base of the half-shells on the edge as shown in pic 1 and 2 above. You will work shells into these marked spaces.
Work 1 more sc in the corner where you have your working yarn, and work along the side of the lacy rows as follows:
For smaller sizes up to 4T: Ch 1, 1 shell in the first marked space, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the 2 markers, ch 1, shell in the next marked space, ch 1, 1 sc at the base of the 3rd hhdc row. See pic 3 above.
For sizes 5T and up: Ch 1, 1 shell in the first marked space, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the 2 markers, ch 1, shell in the next marked space, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of the 2 markers, ch 1, shell in the last marked space, ch 1, 1 sc at the base of the 3rd hhdc row. See pic 4 above.
Continue working one shell per 4 rows on an average until you reach the arm slit (pic 5), work sc distributed evenly along the side of the slit, 2 sc at the base of the slit and sc distributed evenly down the second side of the slit (see pic 6), continue to work shells across the backside of the poncho until you hit the hem and fasten off.
- Weave in any tails left on your kid’s crochet poncho.
- Sew the wooden buttons onto the seam.
You can find the woman’s size for this kid’s crochet poncho design here: Uptown Poncho Crochet Pattern.
You can find more such free patterns on Allfreecrochet.com.