Crochet Poncho Pattern for Girls
This crochet poncho pattern for girls features the mitered granny square and a beautiful fringe detail any little girl is sure to love twirling in. This pattern could easily be made for an adult by adding another row or two to the bottom edge of the poncho and making the armholes and neckline larger. Please note: this pattern is written in US crochet terms.
- Crochet Hook Size H
- Yarn Needle
- 4-ply Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn (you will use roughly a medium ball of A and half a skein in each B and C)
- A = Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink
- B = Red Heart Super Saver in Flame
- C = Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
- Tape Measure (if desired to check gauge and obtain exact measurement on tassels)
Gauge and Size
To check gauge, make a mitered granny square. The square should measure five inches by five inches. If your square is too small, go up a hook size, and if your square is too large go down a hook size. This poncho pattern is intended to fit most children from around 12 months through size 7/8.
Mitered granny squares do not have the same number of stitches on every side. Keep this in mind when joining squares and stitch through selected stitches multiple times on the shorter sides of the squares to match up when sewing onto the larger sides of squares.
You can use a magic ring in the first steps of the mitered granny square in place of the directions to chain and form a ring.
The first two rounds of the mitered granny square are worked in rounds, and every row after that is worked in rows where you must turn your work.
To make the armholes, the pattern refers to left and right. This is your left and right when you look at the piece, not the left and right of the wearer.
You may choose to weave in your ends as you go or leave them all to the end when you finish up your work.
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, and double crochet two together
Ch=chain, sl st=slip stitch, sc=single crochet, dc=double crochet, fpdc=front post double crochet, bpdc=back post double crochet, sk st=skip stitch, sp(s)=space(s), st(s)=stitch(es), dc 2 tog = double crochet two together
Mitered Granny Square (make 16)
Round 1: With A ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc into ring, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2, repeat from * 2 times, sl st in top of ch 3. (4 groups of 3 dcs and 4 ch-2 sps)
Round 2: sl st in next two dc and into first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2) into next ch-2 sp, repeat from * 2 times, sl st into top of ch 3, fasten off. (8 groups of 3 dc and 8 ch-2 sps)
Row 1: Join with B in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc into same ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into next corner ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner ch-2 sp, turn. (6 groups of 3 dc and 5 ch-2 sps)
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, repeat from * 1 time, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, **3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, repeat from ** 1 time, dc in last dc of row 1, turn, fasten off. (6 groups of 3 dc, 7 ch-2 sps, and 2 single dcs)
Row 3: With C join in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, repeat from * 1 time, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, **ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from ** 2 times, turn. (8 groups of 3 dc and 7 ch-2 sps)
Row 4: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, repeat from * 2 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, **3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, repeat from ** 2 times, dc in last dc of row 3, fasten off.
Assemble squares by sewing together a front and back panel, each consisting of 8 squares. Sew the front and back panels together from the shoulder down to the elbow (refer to figure 1 for square placement and seaming guidelines)
Round 1: With C join in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each dc and ch around, sl st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 2, *dc 2 tog in next two sc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 2, fasten off.
Bottom Edge Foundation: With B join in any st along bottom edge of poncho, ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in each dc and ch around, sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Round 1: With B join in sc closest to shoulder seam, ch 3 (counts as first dc, dc in next 19 sts (working on front panel), (here you will begin working into the back panel) dc into sc 20 sts from shoulder seam on back panel, dc into next 19 sts, sl st in ch 3. (40 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3, *fpdc in next dc, bpdc in next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3. (40 dc)
Right Armhole: Complete as left armhole but begin in back panel and end in front panel.
Round 3: Ch 3, *fpdc in next fpdc, bpdc, in next bpdc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc)
Cut yarn in lengths of 12 inches. With four strands of yarn, create fringe on bottom edge of poncho. Place tassels about half of an inch apart. You can choose to cut tassels to even out the strands perfectly or leave them uneven.
Downloadable Crochet Poncho Pattern for Girls
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