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Easy Kids' Knit Poncho


This easy poncho knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns can be adjusted to fit one year to eight year olds. Kids will love this fun and fashionable knitting pattern, and will keep them warm throughout the winter. Let your child pick his or her favorite color for the piece and make it for them before winter arrives. Save this poncho knitting pattern and make a new one every few years - they'll never miss out on a chance to stay warm and look good. The soft yarn and easy to follow instructions make this an ideas winter wearable.


Easy Kid's Knit Poncho



  • Yarn: Bernat Baby Bouclé (100 g/3.5 oz) 36921 (Water Slide) Sizes 12 mos–1 ball; 18 mos–2 balls; 2/4 yrs–2 balls; 6/8 yrs–3 balls
  • Knitting Needes: Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.


15 sts and 22 rows = 4" 1[0 cm] in stocking st.


To fit chest measurement:
12 mos: 18" [45.5 cm]
18 mos: 19" [48 cm]
2/4 yrs: 23" [58.5 cm]
6/8 yrs: 26 1/2" [67 cm]

Finished Length (neck to point):
12 mos: 11 1/2" [29 cm]
18 mos: 13" [33 cm]
2/4 yrs: 15 1/2" [39.5 cm]
6/8 yrs 17½ ins 44.5 cm


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Make 2 pieces alike.
Cast on 65 (73-85-97) sts.
1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last row of seed st pat twice more.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st.
Rep last 4 rows 10 times more. 43 (51-63-75) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (9-14-19) times more. 31 (31-33-35) sts. Cast off knitwise.

FINISHING: Sew center Front and center Back seams.


If you love this poncho knitting pattern, then you'll want to check out our collection of 8 Favorite Free Shawl and Poncho Knitting Patterns. You'll find patterns for every member of your family and ideas to jumpstart your creativity. Warm up all winter long and look good at the same time - what could be better?


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