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Easy Kids' Knit Poncho

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Updated June 28, 2016
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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 Kids Knit Poncho


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Materials:

  • 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.

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

Sizes:
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


Instructions:
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.

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Instead of two parts, could this be knitted on circular needles?

Where are the instructions? I registered, verified and set up a file. All I get is the picture with the description. Click on 'pattern' and it goes back to same page. URGH!! How can I include a rating when I cannot even get the instructions!!??

Hi there, the instructions for this pattern are located underneat the heading "Instructions" (just below the 8 Favorite Free Shawl and Poncho Knitting Patterns feature in the middle of the page). - Julia from FaveCrafts

Can this pattern be adapted to make a poncho for an adult?

Hi there, We don't have exact instructions to make this poncho for adults, but we do have a ton of great adult poncho patterns. Simply select Knit Sweaters from the left column of the page (click on Knitting) to see the patterns. - Julia from FaveCrafts

Are there supposed to be more instructions after the "1st row"?

there is, two more paragraphs after the first row.

Absolutely amazing. I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing. C visit me at http://punchik.com

Absolutely amazing. I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing. C visit me at http://punchik.com

Has this pattern been corrected? Thanks

Aug.18, 2013, has the current pattern been corrected ? Carol

I would love to receive the corrected pattern for this poncho. Thanks. Carolyn

I would love to receive the corrected pattern for this poncho. Thanks. Carolyn

looks really good

i believe there is at least one mistake or something missing from the directions/pattern for the poncho...between this: 1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. AND Rep last row of seed st pat twice more. There may also be more that needs correcting.

Could someone convert this pattern to adult women sizes.

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