Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Fringed Baby Poncho - free tutorial


I have a challenge ahead, to make an adult poncho, so the best way of trying to see if I can get the shape right was to make a baby one.  Of course, this would be perfect for my Grandbaby Hope.

I used a pack of yarn that came free with a knitting magazine. I just thought the colours worked so well together.  At that point if I had known the poncho would end up working out I might have made it in a better yarn, but I was just playing.


And to work I went....


It literally took me only half a day to make this poncho as it worked up so quickly.


And here is it, being modelled by my gorgeous little chick, Hope.  (She is busy playing with the tassels!)


Would you like to make one?

Here is my rough pattern, hope it works. ;)

Stitches used (UK terms):  CH (Chain) / TR (Treble Crochet) / DC (Double Crochet) / SS (Slip Stitch) / SK (Skip a stitch)


  • CH 72 and join in a SS  (make sure the chain is not twisted at all)

  • CH 3 and work a TR into the next 2 stitches.  ***Skip a stitch, CH 1 and work a TR into the next 3.  Repeat from *** SK1, CH1 and SS to join.   (You should have 18 clusters of TR's and 18 spaces)

  • SS 2 stitches to the first CH space, CH 3 and work 2 x TR's into that same space.  (Jump to the next CH space and work 3 x TR's) repeat what's in-between the brackets another 6 times so you have 8 clusters in total. Into the next CH space work 3 x TR's, 3 x CH and 3 x TR's. (Jump to the next CH space and work 3 x TR's) repeat to end and SS to join.  You will now have 8 clusters, a point, 8 clusters and a point)

  • From now on work each round, working 3 x TR's into every chain space, but into each point work 3 X TR's, 3 x CH, 3 x TR's to form the point for another 15 rounds.

  • To finish off the neckline, join yarn to any CH space and CH 2, work 2 x DC's into the same space.  Then work 3 x DC's into each CH space around and SS to finish.

  • Add tassels if required by cutting 3 x 5" lengths of yarn, hold them together and fold them in half, hook through a CH space on the bottom row and pull the yarn through the loop.  Pull quite tight to secure.

If you would like a printable PDF version of this pattern, the please visit:
www.soozintheshed.co.uk/babyponcho.pdf

17 comments:

  1. i like to do granny squares, i would like to try to do a puncho. how can keep it
    from twisting from the start.

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    1. Yes, that can be a common issue with the foundation chain. Just make sure you run it through your fingers before joining to ensure it is not twisted.

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  2. What size hook did you use? It's really adorable!

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  3. I was not able to end with two points after the first two rows? Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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  4. How do you get two points? Mine is not working out.

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    1. Hi Claudia, do you have 18 clusters of TR's and 18 spaces after the first row? This gives you 18 holes, so the next row should give you 16 (2 x 9 clusters) leaving 2 holes for the points.

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    2. What size child does the poncho fit?

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    3. This one was for around 1-2 yrs, but by adding multiples of 8, you can make it any size you like :)

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  5. Fantastic pattern I just finished it, super easy to follow and lovely result. Thanks very much xx

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    1. Lovely! Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed it :)

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  6. Angela.atter@btinternet.com26 October 2016 at 23:55

    Just done this, only did 4 corners so longer on sides. Like a granny square with a hole in the middle!!!😍 lovely easy to follow pattern. Can't go wrong.. Thanks .,Angie

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  7. Can you use bulky yarn with a 10 mm hook?

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    1. Sure, although it will turn out bigger... of course.

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