Child’s poncho crochet pattern
The Lindsay Poncho is a colorful, but simple child’s poncho crochet pattern! This will be a fun layering piece for fall, winter, and spring. It uses four colors of worsted weight yarn.
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Crochet poncho pattern for toddlers and children
This poncho crochet pattern includes children’s sizes 2-10, so you can make it for toddlers, children, and even tweens.
This written crochet pattern is available for purchase on both Ravelry and Etsy. Click or tap the button below to go to your preferred platform.
What skills will I need to crochet this child’s poncho?
The poncho begins with a ribbed cowl collar. The collar uses post stitches. If you aren’t familiar with post stitches, this tutorial post is a great resource. Also, the newsletter sign up form below will give you a PDF download all about post stitches, so that’s another option for learning this handy crochet skill.
The body of this child’s poncho crochet pattern uses the half double crochet stitch, which you can learn in this helpful tutorial.
What materials will I need for this crochet poncho?
First up, you will need yarn. I used Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran, which is a 4/worsted/medium weight blend of nylon and acrylic. It can be machine washed and dried, essential for children’s wear. Each 100 g skein contains about 240 yds. You’ll need 1-2 skeins of #10 Lemon, depending on which size you plan to make, 1 skein of #01 White, 1-2 skeins #70 Dream Blue, and 1 skein of #33 Peacock to make one like mine.
You’ll also need a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. My favorite crochet hooks are the Streamline Resin hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts.
Also, you’ll need a 1 inch diameter button that’s just for decoration, sewing needle and thread to sew the button on, and a tapestry needle for sewing down the decorative button band and weaving in ends.
Where can I get this child’s crochet poncho pattern?
This poncho pattern for kids is available to purchase on both Ravelry and Etsy. Click one of the buttons below to purchase on your preferred platform.
Notes on this child’s poncho crochet pattern
My swatch changed quite a bit in size when I washed and dried it according to the directions on the label, so I recommend that you definitely wash and dry your swatch before measuring gauge. If using a size H (5 mm) crochet hook doesn’t give you the same gauge as mine, then move up or down a hook size and try again. Correct gauge is essential when making something that needs to fit.
Use either the White or Peacock to make your gauge swatch, or one of the colors you choose to use in their place, since you will need less of these colors to complete the poncho.
As with all of my crochet patterns, this one uses standard US terms. If you aren’t familiar with standard crochet abbreviations, my free, printable crochet abbreviations list will be a great resource to help you with this and all patterns.
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