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How to Crochet an Easy Kid's Poncho

Updated on October 21, 2014

Easy to Make - Adorable Crochet Poncho!

This super-cute Crocheted Poncho should fit children from about 2-4 years old. I have mine in lavender and pink, but you can replace those colors with any others. You can use your child's favorite colors, or the colors from a local sporting team that you support!

A little computer issue kept me from inserting the pictures I wanted to, so please check back for those. I'll have them up as soon as possible! :)

Get Ready!

Gather up your supplies

before you start!

Supply List

Here's what you'll need to make this cute Crocheted Kid's Poncho!

  1. Yarn! - The colors of your choice. I picked this lovely lavendar, with pink for the border.
  2. A Crochet Hook - Size I
  3. Snippers or Scissors - to cut loose yarn
  4. An Embroidery Needle - for weaving in the loose threads

Here we go!

Baby Steps :)

I tried to make this easy to follow.

Almost as easy as having

me right there to guide you!

Making the Base Chain:

With the color you're going to be using for the body of the piece, chain 84.

(In my example, this is the lavender.)

Row 1:

Make 1 Half-Docuble Crochet ("hdc") in the third chain back from the hook. Then make an additional hdc in each of the chains, working back towards your left.

When finished, you should have 82 hdc in Row 1. Here's a close up of the first few stitches:

and here's the whole row:

Turn your work over to the opposite side, before continuing to row 2.

Row 2:

Chain 1. Then, in the first hdc, put (1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc). Skip over the next 2 hdc, then put a (1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc) in to the next hdc. Continue putting a (1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc) in every third hdc, until you reach the very last hdc of the row. In that hdc, just make 1 sc.

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Row 3:

Chain 1. Then, all in the first sc, put (1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc). [Skip over the next two dc, ch 2, and then put (1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next sc]. Repeat the sequence in [brackets], until you come to the very last sc. Put 1 sc in that sc.

Here's the first few stitches up close:

and the whole row completed:

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Row 4:

Chain 2. Then put 1 hdc in the first sc. [Put 2 hdc in the next chain-2 space, then 1 hdc in the next sc.] Repeat the part in [brackets] all the way to the end of the row.

First few stitches up close:

Whole row completed:

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Row 5:

Chain 1. Then put 1 sc in each hdc all the way across the piece.

First few stitches:

Whole row completed:

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Row 6:

Chain 2. Then put 1 sc in each sc all the way across the piece.

First few up close:

Whole row completed:

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Row 7:

Chain 2. Then put 1 hdc in each sc all the way across the piece.

First few stitches up close:

Whole completed row:

Turn the piece over, so you'll be ready to start the next row.

Rows 8 thru 27:

Repeat rows 2 thru 7, in order, until you have a total of 27 rows. (NOTE: the base chain is not considered a "row".)

Row sequence will look like this:

Base Chain, then rows 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,2,3,4,5,6,7,2,3,4,5,6,7,2,3,4,5,6,7,2,3,4,5,6,7,2,3,4.

When you get this far, here's what it will look like:

Now make another one!! - That's right, you need two of these...

(Do these look slightly different colors to you? Or is that just *my* monitor...??)

Attach the Pieces

Just for now,

name one "A" and one "B",

and arrange them in an "L" shape.

Step 1:

Sew the short edge of "Piece A" to one edge of the long side of "Piece B".

Step 2:

Sew the short edge of “Piece B” to one edge of the long side of “Piece A”.

These steps will be SOOOO much cleared when I get the pictures up! Promise. :)

Quick Poll!

Will you try making this poncho?

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Tell me about your crochet projects! - Are you a crocheter? What are you working on right now?

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    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I learned to crochet several years ago and this makes me want to lern how again!

    • blue22d profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens; I love to crochet....thanks for sharing.

    • cjbmeb14 lm profile image

      cjbmeb14 lm 

      6 years ago

      My wife spends hours crocheting blankets. They are all sent to third world countries or are sold in local charity shops and the proceeds are used for third world countries. She croched a blanket once that was auctioned and it fetched £400. She loves her hobby and it does some good as well.

      Great lens.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I just had to check out this lens when I saw it in your list. It's been more decades than I care to remember since I last made a child's poncho, and I've been thinking of making a few for my granddaughters.

      I'm so sorry you're having computer problems that precluded showing the pics. I hope those are solved soon. Your directions are so clear, and I suspect I'll want to make this. Thank you for the care you put into writing easy-to-follow instructions.

    • tslizzy profile image


      6 years ago

      will definate try this

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I wasn't able to see the pictures either, so please let us know with a blurb on FB. I'd love to see the complete lens. Crochet is so relaxing; I really enjoy it. :)

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      7 years ago

      Great crochet poncho directions. I had hoped to get myself away from the computer to crochet myself a poncho for the winter season; didn't happen, maybe for next year!

    • LNAngel profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Love this! I've always wanted to get into crocheting.

    • Showpup LM profile image

      Showpup LM 

      7 years ago

      Love nice, fast crochet projects that can make a little girl smile.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      My daughter was looking for a simple stitch pattern to make a tank top; I'll pass this along to her.

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      7 years ago

      Good lens but I gave up on crocheting years ago. My mother and grandmother were great at it, but I just never got the knack.

    • vermontmom profile image


      7 years ago

      Great lens. Beautiful color, too; I hope you don't mind if I use not only your pattern, but the color. My daughter is a young fashionista, but I think she'll enjoy this.

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      7 years ago

      This was a very nice lens. Thanks for sharing. Honestly, I haven't crocheted in years since I was a little girl.

    • Lemming13 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love to crochet and I think this looks like a good pattern - blessed

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Well done. So glad you received a topic that you have some knowledge on. I would have dropped over sideways if this one came my way ;)

    • auntjennie profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      I don't crochet but I've always had an interest in learning. Can't wait to see the pictures of your crocheted poncho.

    • javr profile image


      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      My wife has done some. I'm so happy that you were picked for the Jenga Challenge. Great job.


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