Cheerful Free Crochet Pattern: Poncho for kids

 Crochet poncho for kids free crochet pattern

Crochet poncho for kids - A lovely crochet poncho for a mighty girl! This poncho can be worn over a jacket or shirt and is wonderful for the colder days. This way,  not only will your kids be kept warm during winter, but they'll also steal the show with their colorful get-up.

This cheerful poncho is crocheted with Lana Grossa Bingo. Bingo is a soft yarn made from 100% merino wool and is available in many different colors. We've combined plain- and neon-colored yarn from this brand; a fresh combination of cheerful yarn. Of course you can choose your own favorite colors instead and create the prettiest poncho for your girl!

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Crochet poncho for kids free crochet pattern lana grossa bingo

Material:
- 4 balls Lana Grossa Bingo color 90
- 1 ball Lana Grossa Bingo color 159
- 1 ball Lana Grossa Bingo Neon color 701 and 709
- 1 ball Katia Merino baby color 60
- Crochet hook size 6 and 7 mm

Stitches used:
ch.     = chain stitch
sl. st. = slip stitch
sc.     = single crochet
hdc.  = half double crochet
dc.    = double crochet

The poncho is for a child aged 5-7 years or size 116.

Size: the length of the sleeves is 36 cm, distance from tip to neckline is 50 cm.

Do you want to make a different size? This is done quite easily by making the neck opening narrower or wider. Make sure your foundation chain is a multiple of 8 sts.

Crochet Pattern | Crochet Poncho for Kids:

Ch 56 (color 90) with crochet hook 7 mm and close into a ring with a sl. st. Change to crochet hook 6 mm.

Round 1: Ch 3 (= first dc), dc 2, ch 1, skip 1 st, *dc 3, ch 1, skip 1 st*. Repeat * to * until the end. Close the round with a sl. st. (14 groups of 3 dc’s).

Round 2: Sl.st. to the first ch. space and dc 3, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1 (mid rear/front). In the next 6 ch spaces work dc 3, ch 1. In the next ch. space, dc 3, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1 (mid rear/front). In the last 6 ch spaces, work dc 3, ch 1. Close the round with a sl. st.

Rounds 3-18: Repeat round 2. In each centre ch. space, work dc 3, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1. In the other ch. spaces, work dc 3, ch 1. End the round with a sl. st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (709).

Round 19: Starting in a centre ch. sp, work hdc 3 (ch 2 and hdc 2), ch 1, hdc 3. *hdc 1 in each st.* In the next centre ch. sp, work hdc 3, ch 1, hdc 3. Repeat * to * to end. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (159).

Round 20: Starting in a centre ch. sp, work a dc 3 cluster, ch 1, dc 3 cluster. *ch 3, skip 2sts, dc 3 cluster in next st.* Repeat ** to end. In the centre ch sp, work a dc 3 cluster, ch 1, dc 3 cluster. Repeat * to * to end. End the round with a sl. st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (701).

Round 21: Attach the yarn in a centre ch sp, and work ch 3 (first dc), ch 3, dc. *ch 3, dc in the ch 3 sp.* In the center ch sp, work dc 1, ch 3, dc 1. Repeat * to * to end. End with ch 3. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (90).

Round 22: Repeat round 2. Attach the yarn in a centre ch sp. Of course, you have more than 6 ch sps, but repeat as required. Change colour (159).

Round 23: Attach the yarn in a centre ch sp, and work hdc 3 (ch 2 and hdc 2), ch 1, hdc 3. *hdc in each st.* In the next centre ch sp, work hdc 3, ch 1, hdc 3. Repeat * to * to end. End the round with a sl. st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (709).

Round 24: Working in the front loop only, sl .st in each st. In the centre ch sps, work sc 3. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (701).

Round 25: Atach the yarn in a centre ch sp, and work sc 3 (ch 1 and sc 2), ch 1, sc 3.

*Working in the back loop only, sc 1 in each st.* In the next centre ch sp, work sc 3, ch 1, sc 3. Repeat * to * to end. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (90).

Round 26: Attach the yarn in a centre ch sp, and work dc 3, ch 1, dc 3. *Skip 3 sts, dc in the next st, ch 3, dc 1.* Repeat ** to centre ch sp. In the center ch sp, work dc 3, ch 1, dc 3. Repeat * to * to end. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (709).

Round 27: Attach the yarn in a centre ch sp, and work dc 2, ch 1, dc 2. Skip 1 st, dc 1 in the next 3 sts, *dc 2 in the ch 3 sp, dc in the next st.* Repeat ** to the centre ch sp, working dc 1 in the last 2 sts. In the centre ch sp, work dc 2, ch 1, dc 2. Dc 1 in the next 3 sts. Repeat * to * to end. End with dc 2. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop. Change colour (90).

Round 28: Attach the yarn in the first dc of a centre group and ch 2 (= sc 1), ch 4, skip 3 sts, sc 1, *ch 4, skip 3 sts, sc 1.* Repeat * to * to centre ch sp. After the last sc before the centre ch sp, ch 3 and sc in the first dc of the centre group, ch 4, skip 3 sts, sc 1, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc 1. Repeat * to * to end. End with ch 4. End the round with a sl st. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop.

Finishing: Work a sl st row in colour 709 along the neckline.

Ch 100 for a pull cord (colour 90) and weave through the first round. Attach two pompoms in colour 159 to the ends of the pull cord.

Fringes: From Merino Baby 32, cut 32 threads of 3.5 m long. Wrap around a piece of cardboard (8 cm wide), cut the yarn and make fringes. Attach the fringes in every second ch 4 sp.

Crochet poncho for kids free crochet pattern

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20 comments

  • Starr Backen

    I am trying to make your pattern Poncho for kids and I am stuck on row 2 because it looks like I didn't understand the first row. I chained as I should have then I dc3 ch 1 skip stitch, but I don't get 14 groups unless you are counting two sets to a group. If you are then row two is confusing because I have 28 groups not 14 and when I do six new groups in the chain stitches I am not in the middle. Hopefully you understand what I am trying to say. My granddaughter really wants this so I need to figure it out.
    Thank you
    Starr

    • Hi Starr, It looks like you've made clusters of 3 dc's in 1 st. instead of 3 sts. You need to work each dc. in a different st. this way you get 14 groups of 3 dc's. Hope this makes sense!

  • Shelley Bicksler

    I have just finished the main body of this poncho. Headed for colors. Can t wait. My granddaughter can t wait for this to be on her. Am adding a hood to it and crocheted fringe nor tassels. Thank you so much.

  • Phyllis

    I would love to make this for a younger child (4-6) who is also petite. How many should I chain for the foundation?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Phyllis, it's best to measure yourself what the size of the chain needs to be. You can i.e. measure it by taking the circumference of a sweater or t-shirt the child's wearing. Just make sure your number of chains is a multiple of 8. Kind regards

      • Jennifer Iles

        Could you please let me know whether the instructions are for UK terminology. Thank you.

  • Robin Bell

    What do u mean by the term "mid rear/front"?

    • Hi Robin, the mid rear/front is indicating the 'corner' of the granny square stitch. So it's the pointy shape of the poncho just in the middle at the front and back (see photo) Kind regards!

  • Wende

    Love it. I want to make 2 for my grandbabies. Thank you.

  • Ava

    Hi, I'm quite new to crocheting and I'm also stuck in row 2. I made sl. st in the first ch. space and in the same place dc 3, ch 1, dc 3, ch 1. but afterwards I don't really understand how to progress since I don't know how to go from the last stitch (from ch 1). What's next? In which stitch/space I'm supposed do the first dc. How many stitches am I supposed to skip?
    My daughter is absolutely keen on having your poncho!!!
    Thanks!

    • Hi Ava, for the next 6 chain spaces of row 1 you need to work 3 dc. and ch. 1, just like you would for making a granny square. The chain spaces are the openinings of the skipped stitches of row 1, so the dc. are worked around the ch. you made in row 1. Does that make sense? Let me know if I can help further! Kind regards, Elianne

  • kristi

    What would the chain count be for a 9 year old who wear a 10-12?

  • Kay

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  • RobinG

    stuck on row 19. Where am I starting? in the large space? and are the hdc in each individual spaces?

  • Red Wilds

    Having a heck of a time finding a seven crochet hook like called for in this pattern.
    Only 1 I find is a pack of all for $25.00. Could I use a g-6 & H-8 instead.
    Thank you\Red

  • Brenda

    I just love this pattern❤️❤️❤️Working on my third one for all the little girls I know???thank you for the free pattern, it’s very straight forward and easy directions??

    • Thank you, Brenda! We are happy to hear that you enjoy the pattern that much.
      Have fun with it! Regards, Suzanne

      • Joanne Avery

        Hi Suzanne,
        I have followed your directions and have noticed my work is now spiralling and seems way too small to fit the size intended. How do I prevent this from happening?

        • Hi Joanne,

          Great that you're working on this pattern! Let me see if I can help. You should close each round with a sl st. At the start of each new round, use chain stitches to create the first stitch. If you look at Round 1, it begins with ch 3, which counts as your first dc st. Round 19, for example, is a round of hdc-groups, so it begins with ch 2, which counts as the first hdc st. Round 25 has groups of sc sts, so ch 1 for your first sc st instead. Chaining creates the height you need to work the following stitches and avoids the spiralling effect. So, ch 3 = dc, ch 2 = hdc, ch 1 = sc. Make sure you swap the first st in each round for the appropriate number of chain stitches.

          If you'd like to make a bigger poncho, that's easy to do. Simply use a longer foundation chain to start with. Make it as long as the circumference of your desired neck opening. Just make sure the number of ch sts you use is a multiple of 8 (so, for example, 64, 72, 80...).

          I hope that helps. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask!
          Happy crocheting!
          Amy - Team Yarnplaza

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