Crochet Child Poncho


In today’s tutorial let’s do the poncho
for you and me. This is a girl’s and doll-sized poncho,
let’s begin. Welcome back to the Crochet Crowd as
well as Yarnspirations.com. I’m your host Mikey. Today we’re gonna work on
the poncho for you and me. And this is a doll-sized version poncho that has the
kid’s size matching poncho all within one pattern. So I’m going to be talking about
this pattern because there are four different sizes available: two-years old,
four-years old, six-years old, and then a separate set of instructions is for the
doll. In both of these particular examples to child size and the doll size
are similar in the way that they’re made. The only differences is that the
calculation of dimensions are different. So today I’m gonna talk about, um, as we begin, what you’re looking at in the pattern. And I’m gonna be
demonstrating the doll-size version of this, because it is the smaller size,
because all the concepts are the same. The only difference is that you have to
read on the pattern of what those differences are. So, for example, on the
ribbing here front, the child size says that it’s 10 but when it comes to the
doll size it says that it’s 6. So it’s just a slight differential between the measurements and the chains in order to start, but
once you get it started, it’s really quite easy to be able to
follow. So before we dive into the pattern more, you’re going to need a 6.5, size ‘K’ crochet hook today and you’re also going to need a Bernat Super Value yarn. This is a pretty inexpensive poncho to make and you’ll
find that it goes pretty good and the Bernat Super Value certainly goes a long
way. So you can see the ball counts that you have here. And in the doll size, it’s
only one ball that you’ll need. And then if it’s the two years, you’ll need two
balls; four years of age two balls; and then if it’s a six years of age, you’ll
need three balls. So it’s pretty inexpensive to make one of these
particular project. So this makes it a really great project to work with. You’ll
notice that they’re wearing buttons. There’s a total of four buttons and you
can improvise on those buttons as well. Let me blow up this photograph and I’m
gonna show you, but let me talk a little bit more about what you’re
looking at the instructions. So let’s talk about the instructions and you’ll
notice that there, if you’ve printed in color, you’ll notice that two years of
age is represented by this color and then four and then six. So what’s gonna happen is that
there’s a total of three different sizes. So you’ll see
that there’s a number and then parentheses of actually what’s inside. So
18, 19, and 21, and you’ll see that these numbers match each other when you’re
going to work with them. So, for example, let’s just say that we’re doing the
front here, it says chain 1, work 45, 49, 53. So you have to choose the one that is matching the size. So what I like to do for myself is that, I like to take a
highlighter and just highlight instructions that makes sense for me. So
if I was gonna do the two years of age, I would highlight the 45 and then I
would just go down and every time you see that there’s more items in parentheses, I
would highlight the number that you want in order to do it, because it’s so easy
to kind of go off the track and sometimes get it wrong. So that’s the way
that they’re doing. So if there’s no parentheses, like here, says chain 10 and
you don’t see any parentheses is all here, that means that it’s the same for
all of them. And then you’ll see in the instruction says measure until it gets
to 18, 19, or 21 inches. And 18, 19, or 21 is the set of instructions to tell you how
long you’re supposed to go, and it’s based on the size of dimension that
you’re gonna go. So that’s just the variation and you’re going to need to
refer to this, but let me take you to the second page because that’s where the
doll pattern starts. The doll is completely different from each other and
you’ll see that you have the doll’s poncho it starts off. And so the doll’s
poncho is all completely different set of instructions. So you will not see any
parentheses in here because the doll sizes don’t change. They’re all pretty
much standard for that particular doll style. So I have highlighted, as I
promised you, things that were critical to me in order for me to teach you to
learn. And don’t be scared to highlight any of your patterns in order to work. So
let’s talk a little bit about the order in which this is made. So here’s a
blown-up version of the child and adult size. The only difference is dimensional.
There’s no difference between the dolls in order of stitch work and the order in
which things are done there are completely identical, as well. So we’re
gonna have a front panel and she’s got a back panel. In the front panel and the back panel look identical to each other. There is a slight variation, about
7 1/2 inches up from the neck here or up from the bottom here. There’s a difference to
handling the neck that’s completely normal in clothing. And then the back
panel looks exactly identical, including the ribbing down here at the
bottom, and we work our way up. Once we get the back and the front panel done, we
then move to a collar. And we make her collar, and the collar’s done separately, and then sewn to the project afterward. Same thing is happening on the child size.
Then once you have the front and the back panel sewn together, and you can
sew together the collar on top, as well, you’re going to do the side ribbing
separately, and then sew them onto the project after you’re done. So basically when you’re looking at this,
the ribbing here belongs to the front panel, the ribbing belongs to the back
panel, as well because identical, and then the side ribbing is done afterward, that you
can see even on the child’s version just like so. So this is a kind of an easy way
to go and I wanna take you through the ins-and-outs of now building this and we’re
going to go step-by-step. So to begin today’s pattern, I’m gonna start off
with this starting instructions. We’re gonna do ribbing and then this is
gonna take you to the front panel. And the front panel ends at 7 1/2 inches before we start doing the neck. And this is important why I’m telling
you and you do the neck and you come, and we’re gonna cover that in today’s
tutorial. Now the back is very similar. We start off with the ribbing again and we
continue along right here, but the only difference is that this pattern, that
we’re working on now, has to continue to 9 inches not 7 1/2. So the
back works up higher in the back and then we move down and do the shoulders
here, and so there’s not very much going on in the shoulders, when it comes to the
back here. So in today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do the ribbing first. And then I’m gonna show you how to go back and forth. And then I’m gonna tell you to do the front panel and I’m then going to tell you to do the
back panel. And both of the panels I’m going to pick up, so that the front, I’ll
pick up at 7 1/2 inches when we get there, and the back panel I’ll
pick up when it’s 9 inches in the back, and then carry you through this
project and then we’ll start the rest of it from that point. So here’s the front panel at the 7 1/2 mark. It’s 7 1/2 half inches from here all
the way to here, and then we start the shoulders. But my goal here is to teach
you how to do the ribbing here and then take you up. So on the back panel, it’s gonna be from here all the way up here, should be 9 inches. So the front stops at 7 1/2 and the back stops at
9 inches. So once I get you beyond and show you how to do the ribbing here, and
then take you to the first few steps to here, you’re gonna go all the way. And
then I’m gonna take you from 7 1/2 inches then for the front and show you how to finish it and then, in the back, I’m gonna take you
from the 9 inches and show you how to finish. You can see this is looking
pretty good. It looks the same on both sides and I think it’s actually going to
be fabulous, fabulous when it’s done. So, as I promised, the side ribbing is not
done until afterward. So you’re not gonna see any side ribbing, at this time. So
let’s begin to show you the ribbing and grab your 6,5 mm, size ‘K’ crochet hook today and your Bernat Super Value yarn, just like you see. So, let’s begin and we’re gonna start off with the slip knot and for the doll-
sized version, we’re gonna chain 6. Okay, so let’s just do that. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. So now second chain from the hook, 1 and 2, go to the
second chain turn it around and get the back loop only and I want you just to
slip stitch. So just yarning over and pulling it through and through. That’s it. So going back down to the next
one, just pull through and through and you’re going to slip stitch yourself all
the way through your chain. So if you started off with chain 6 and you went
second chain from the hook, that means that they’re only be 5 slip stitches going
all the way across. So it makes this ribbing quite easy to make. It’s quick, quite quick, using the size of hook and size of yarn. So continuing to go all the way
down, I’m just making sure I’m nice and slow
and loose, to get myself started, and then I’m gonna speed up to my regular
speed. So we’re down to the end. Now technically what you do is you turn
around and you start the next row. I don’t recommend that for this kind of
idea, especially when you got slip stitching involved. So what you need to do is turn it so it’s directly for you. So I’m directly, I’m right here. I’m looking at it from
this point of view, so it’s not turned any which way. It’s turned straight looking
at me. Take the hook and dive right into the first back loop only. So you’re only going to go in back
loops. If you’re new to crochet, there’s two strands, okay. So the first strand
closest to you is the front loop, the one away from you is the back loop and
together they make what is called the stitch. So let’s go into the back loop
only, so dive right in. Yarn over, pull through and through. And
keep moving down, that so just going in and it’s just easier if you go in from
this side point looking view instead of turning it around completely. And just
continue to go down the back loops of just slip stitching. So for the ribbing,
your goal is to get this ribbing a total of eight inches long. It really doesn’t take long, okay. So
there’s only five there so you got to the end, so turn it now. Okay, so you’re looking straight at it and
again diving in just to the back loop, you’re gonna slip stitch yourself all
the way down. You’re gonna need a tape measure, so you’ll need to measure the
8 inches and you need to stop when you get to 8 inches. The size of hook
matters on this and so if you’re gonna substitute your hook, and you’re gonna make the hook smaller or bigger, it will change the number of slip stitching rows, which then may alter your pattern. So just continuing to work down. Okay, so just turn it again and straight
down. So please do that back and forth until it measures a total of 8 inches long and then I’ll pick you back up and then we’ll start. So you’re gonna do this for both the front and the back panel and you do not fasten off
once you’re done. So you can’t just do both of these ribbing by themselves. You have to do them together with the
front or the back panel. So once you get to the end of this, you’re either going to pick up and do a
front panel or the back at that point without fastening off. So please do that
for the remainder until you get your 8 inches and I’ll meet you back here
in just a moment. Okay, just a few moments ago, I left you
here and it was about ten minutes in real time for me in order to do this. So I
actually have the other one done, as far as like the front panel, so I can literally just look over top and see that they match each other, as well, not only can I do the measurement. So the first one you probably want to measure. The second one, you could probably lay it
over top, it’s all good. So now we’re going to start the front or the back
panel, doesn’t matter, because the stitchwork is identical going all the
way up. For the front panel, we’re gonna stop at 7 1/2 inches from
this point all the way forward and then the back we’re going to stop at 9 inches. But let me show you how to get started and this is where it left off
and now we’re gonna work across the back here. So we’re just gonna continue along, we’re not gonna fasten off, but just stay tuned and I’ll show
you how to do that next. So let’s begin to work up the panel. So
this is where I am and I’ve been doing all my slip stitching, whatever. Now I want you just to turn and I want
to work along the edge of the side that I’m already currently on. So I’m going to
chain one and into the very same one in the side there, I want to put in a single
crochet. So my goal is, is that I need 21 single crochets all the way down to the
end, so that’s considered one of 21. So you want to just kind of squeeze them in.
But here’s a tip, you can probably go in- between what appears to be ribbing. So if
that’s 1, just right in there, at the next one is 2 and 3. I’ll do this live on
camera. That was 1, 2, and 3 and 4 coming in next, and 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, 11, and 12, 13, and 14. Hopes this was gonna be 14, now it is 14, and 15, 16, 17, 18 and see I’m just gonna try to
squeeze it in there. So this is 19, and so you got a little bit extra left, so
I’m just gonna come over here and 20 and then the very final one will be 21.
So you can squeeze it in a little bit if you have to, at the very end, in order to
make it work. So that was 21, going all the way across just like this. So let me
explain something because if you remember in this certain directions, I
actually highlighted something and I want to point that out to you. So we’re here back on the instructions and I’m about to do the first row, which we just did 21 single crochets. And this is
for the front and the back, and it says second row here and third row. But I want
to point out to you is that when we were just doing this last one, this is the
right side, so this makes it the wrong side, right side. Did you get that? So this is right side, this is wrong side. So what I want to tell you here is that
we’re gonna continue to do repeating of rows two and three over and over and over, till we get 7 1/2 inches for the front side, the back will be 9, but it
ends on the wrong side row. That’s why I highlighted that, do you see that. So this is row number two. So once you’re finished off row number
two and it looks like this, chain one, one single crochet in the next single
crochet and et cetera. This is the wrong side. So before you care, carry on in the front
side of shaping the neck, you have to end on the wrong side. Just like the back. So even though we go to 9 inches tall, we’re going to end on the wrong side,
which is row number 2. This is so important in order to keep your pattern
in balance. So now as we begin to go to the top, every other row is identical to each other. So we just go
1-2, 1-2 all the way up there. In this case it’s 2 and 3, 2 and 3, 2 and 3. So you’re gonna notice it has a bit
of texture in here, because what we have is single crochet, double, single, double,
single, double and in the next row where it’s single, it turns into a double. And
where it’s double it turns into a single. So goes opposite to each other to give
this beautiful look, just like you see of the texture that you see that the girls
are wearing in the model shots. So let’s begin and I’ll show you how to do that.
So let’s begin row number two. So we’re just gonna go along, where you just
did the single crochet. So you’re gonna go back and forth. So this is the
straggler happens to be on this side of it, I’m gonna bury that as I go. So row number two, we’re gonna chain up one first and leave the straggler down on top and you can bury that underneath.
And in the first stitch you’re gonna single crochet. So in the next stitch, if
we go single, double, single, double all the way to the end, the next one will be
a double crochet. So that means the next one is a single. You get that? Next one
is a double. So you just gotta remember what you’re doing here in order to do this. So this is single and double. So please do single, double, single, double, all the way
to the end. The last one, if you’ve got your stitch count properly, will end in a
single crochet. You’ll always remember that the very first
thing, one, if it’s a single that you started here, it’ll end in a single on
the other side. So in the next row it starts off with the chaining three, which
counts as a double; therefore, the other side will end in a double. If you can
remember that, it’ll help you keep balanced. So again, just single, double all
the way to the end. So I’m coming up close to the end. I’m
keeping those numbers consistent in order to stay in balance. And so what I
need to do is that I need to concentrate on everything and making sure that the
final ends in a single crochet. And I’m only keeping that in balance to the
pattern. So let’s turn our work and go for row number three. So row number three is opposite to what is sitting here. So I just finished with the single crochet;
therefore, I have the chain three, which counts as a double crochet, and then the
very next stitch is a single, because there’s a double right directly below it. This is what creates that texture. So the next one, do you see how there’s only one strand that goes across, and the next one here. So this is a single and a double. Look at it.
You can see it. So if you’re ever confused, you can just say, “Okay, yeah,
that’s a double, no problem. That’s a double crochet there because
it’s a single strand. This one here, there’s a lot more going to it, that must
be a single crochet.” Okay, but it is single, double, single, double, all the way down. Okay, do you see that? So this one’s got a lot more to it, so that; therefore, that’s a double. This one’s not so much to it,
that’s a single. So we put in a double over top of the single and the next one is just one single for top of a double. And you keep doing that all
the way down and this will conclude row number three. So please do that and I’ll see at the end of this row. So jumping ahead to the very last section
here, so the last section of this one because it’s row number three, will be a
double crochet in the final stitch, and it just happens to work out anyway. So
I’m not having to think about that, it’s just, it is what it is. So turning around we’re going back to row number two again. So row number two is the wrong side, so remember after 7 1/2 inches, you wanna be finishing off on row number two. And
even 9 inches in the back panel, you wanna finish off on row number two. So we
start off the chain one, one single into the top. Now here, see the last one was a
double crochet, so it’s a single right over top and then we keep moving down. So again, do you see how it’s just very simple underneath. So that’s a single and
this is a double. So if you see a single, means it’s got to be a double. And if you
see a lot more going to it, that’s a double, it’s gotta be a single. And
you’re gonna do that all the way down. So I want you to repeat rows number two and three over and over and over ending on row number two. Add the 7 1/2 inch mark and do not fasten off, because we’re gonna carry on. And if you’re
doing the back panel, go all the way to the 9 inch mark and don’t fasten off, and
we’re gonna carry on from that particular point in order to finish off
the back panel. So I’ll see you at the end of that. And this is not so hard and
you’re gonna see that you’re gonna fly along pretty quickly on this. So, see you at that point. So now at the part of the tutorial where I have the front panel and the back panel almost done but
I gotta finish it off and you’ll notice that there’s a height difference. So I
had you stop at 7 1/2 inches for the front here and this one’s at 9 inches
for the back. So in the back here, I left on a little bit of extra yarn here and I
did it for the both of them so that I could do them without
having to break into another yarn ball. So on the back panel, I just have to do
one more row and then that’s completely done. And then in the front here, I have
to grow this up a few more, but I have to create an indentation for the neck. And
so what we’re gonna do now in this part of the tutorial is that I’m
gonna take you through the front and then I’m gonna take you through the
back. So let’s begin the front panel and finishing it up near the shoulders and
the neck area. So as we move up into this area here, we’re going to create what is
like an extension to the panel. So we’re gonna come up slightly like
this, on one side, and then we’re gonna do the other side. So we’re gonna do
them both individually as we go. So what I want you to do is that, this is
where we’ve ended, I want you just to turn your work. So what we’re gonna do now is that
we’re going to play, and we’re gonna crochet ourselves to roughly about here,
and then we’re gonna go back and forth. So it’s only three rows that you
have to do. Then what we’re going to do then is skip a certain amount of
stitches and then repeat exactly what we’ve done over here, but on this side
instead. And so we’re gonna be able to grow it up. So it’s almost gonna be
like looking like a vest once we get this section done. So let’s
pull up the pattern and let’s get going and we’re gonna continue the pattern as
is and so it says to repeat the pattern across. So where we left off, if you
remember, it was single crochet right at the end. So therefore we’re gonna
start off with the chain three and then single crochet in the next and we keep
doing that for seven stitches before we turn around and go back in the other
direction. So let’s begin. So let’s begin row number one of shaping
the neck and this is just the first side that we’re gonna do. And we’re gonna repeat their pattern across seven stitches, so we just have to make sure
that we just continue along. So let’s begin and we’re going to chain up three, 1, 2, 3, and as I just mentioned, it’s just because we single crocheted underneath,
that this row here is the next one was starting with double crochet. Okay, so let’s
count our stitches and I’m doing the pattern as normal. So the next one is the
single crochet that’s for 2 and then we just double crochet for 3, single for 4, double crochet for 5,
single crochet for 6, and double crochet for 7. So there’s our 7 across but wait,
there’s something more that needs to be done and it says half double crochet two
together over the next two stitches. So the next two, we’re gonna do a half
double crochet two together. So just wrap the hook going into the next stitch pull
through, and then wrap the hook again and go into the very next stitch,
pull through, and then you’re gonna pull through all five loops and that’s a
half double crochet two together. And then it says to turn. So that’s gonna
create like an angle going up. So let’s turn our work and go for row number two. So says row number two, chain does not
count as a stitch. So what we’re gonna do is that we’re gonna chain two and
it says half double crochet over the next two. So just coming wrapping the
hook coming into the first one, pull through, and wrapping the hook coming to the next one, pull through, five loops that you got on the hook, pull through
all five. So this is gonna create more of an angular shape again in the neck,
which is what you’re looking for. And then it says pattern to the end of the
row. So where you for the pattern? See, if you’re looking at it, and remember
there’s not much going on here, so this is a single crochet. There’s a lot going
on here, this is a double. So the very next one then would be a double and the
next one is the single and you keep doing that all the way to the end. So
double and single and double. And the final, see that’s a double
crochet, is going to be a single. So that was row number two. So let’s turn our work
and do the final row and we’re gonna repeat the pattern to the last two stitches only. So if this is a single that we just ended with, we’re gonna
chain up two, sorry chain up three, which is your double and then we’re
going to single into the next. And you keep doing that repeat pattern until you
get to the final two stitches. And you’re gonna do half double crochet two together, as well. And that now will complete this side of the front of the of the outfit
or of the poncho. So this is the final two here so these
are going to be half double crochet two together. Just like that and pull through
and that’s it. Okay? So what you need to do, at this time,
is that we need to fasten off. So what I would do at this point is just grab your
scissors, just leave a little bit of an extra longer tail for yourself, and I
would probably leave it so that you could sew it directly to the neighbor in
the back. So just leave enough yarn that you can possibly do that and just pull
through, like this. So if you remember, we started on this side and we went back
and forth. So when we go to start the next side, we need to start right here
and then go this way. So we need to be paying attention to that, as we go. So
let’s move on to do this side of the front of the poncho. Okay, so let’s do the other side of the
poncho. We’re gonna just start some new yarn here and so we have to
basically do everything reverse. We started on an edge and we came to the
neck. And then we went back to the edge and then we came to the neck. So this time, we’re starting in the neck going out and so; therefore, the instructions are
opposite to what you’ve done over here. So it’s just what we have to do, look at
it and skip three stitches. So 1, 2, and 3 and go into the 4th one
over, and insert in. And i’m looking at the stitch and I can see that this is a
single crochet. So I know that I’m just kind of keeping an eye on the pattern, as
is. So let’s just join it with a slip stitch like that and I want to chain two.
It doesn’t count as anything but this stitch plus the next one is gonna be
half double crochet two together. So we’re starting the next. So we’re
starting with that first this time and then we continue the pattern all the way
to the other side. So the next one here is a single, this is a double, so the next
one must be a double. And you notice that I’m burying this yarn as I go. Okay, so you continue along all the way to
the edge. Just continuing the pattern so that it looks absolutely seamless. It’s
so important, I took extra time to show you what the stitches look like. So I’m
hoping that you will get that, as well, and therefore to save you time in the
end, as well. So let’s turn our work and go for row number two. So row number two is that we’re going to
continue with the repeating of the pattern, except for the very final two stitches
will be half double crochet two together. So if we finished off with the double
crochet, that means that we start with the single this time. So a single and
then double and I keep doing that pattern until I can physically see the
last two stitches in this section. This pattern I’ve been wanting to do for
quite some time, but I’ve been kind of procrastinating because I was kind of
scared of it. So, in retrospect, was kind of a silly assumption. So you have the
final two stitches here. Remember the chain two doesn’t count as anything and
we’re gonna put the final two together with a half double crochet two together
there. Okay, so this is row number two. Turn our work and let’s go for row number three, which is the final then for the vest. And so
we’re gonna chain up two, counts as nothing, and I’ve already gotten used to
this pattern, so the first two are gonna be two together half double crochet, and
then we carry on the pattern. So I’m looking at here that’s a single, this is
a double, so the first one must be a double, in order to keep everything
opposite. And you keep doing that all the way to the end and that’s it. And what I
would do then is leave off enough yarn to do the sewing of the two pieces
together. We’re gonna end with the double crochet right at the top. So
that’s it. So I’m gonna fasten off leaving an extra long tail free yarn and
if I need it. If I don’t need it, you know what is just an extra foot or so of yarn
that you can just use. I just toss away without any worry about it. So that’s
what it’s gonna look like then at this point, so I have the top done and
let me back away the camera here. And so I have the front, it looks like a vest at
this point. I have the neckline and now I am ready to move to the back panel and
we’ll begin to do that next. So let’s start on the back panel and I’m
picking it up where I left off. And so we’re just gonna turn our work and
it’s gonna be very similar to what we did already. But where is only one line
across and then we stopped and then we pick it back up on the other side. So to
begin this side here is that we’re gonna gonna repeat the pattern only for a total
of six stitches, I believe. Let’s just take a look. So repeat pattern across
for six stitches and then we skip nine. So we’re creating a kind of similar to
the front but we’re only doing it with one row. So let’s look at it. We stopped with
the single crochet, so therefore it’s gonna be a double crochet to begin
and we only want six in a row. So this is going to be 2 for single, and double is 3, single is 4, double is 5, and single is 6. That’s it, done. Okay, so that’s what
have here and if you look at it from the other point of view, see this
matches the top, just like that. Okay, so let’s fasten off this yarn and
let’s bring it back on again. And we wanna keep it at the same visual that you
having now, so do not turn your work and I want you to skip nine stitches. So
let’s do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. So skip nine and go
to the tenth over and there should only be six stitches. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. So let’s begin again. So just starting
with another fresh starter yarn and you’re gonna repeat the pattern as
you go. So I just put my hook into a single crochet. So I’m just gonna
attach it with a slip stitch and I’m gonna chain up three and the next one
will be single. Sorry, actually I’ve attached it to a
double crochet. So I just noticed it because I’m visually looking out for it, so I
attached it, and now I’m gonna single crochet right into the first one. And I
want to kind of just take a look at something else that I kind of noticed as
I was coming along. See how I finished with the single crochet in this side. This one should start with the single
crochet in order to keep balance. So that was another clue that I was wrong. So I
started off with a single. So, therefore, it’s gonna be double and I’m not
counting, I’m just repeating the pattern, right to the end. So a single and double and then single
and then finally with the double and I was burying that end in, as well. And
that’s it. So the back panel would be completely done at this point and you’re
gonna fasten off your yarn and I’m leaving an extra-long yarn tail for now,
and I can deal with that later. So that’s what it looks like, it’s not
too big of a drastic difference of having these little notches, but when you put the other one right above it, you can see
there is the hole for the doll head. So before you go any further, what I would like you to do, is that I
would like you to assemble this front and the back together. Now I had you
leave extra long tails on either side, you can deal with these as you go. So what I want you to do is just look at
it from this point of view and just put them opposite to each other. And if you
notice that one side looks more different than the other, then just make
sure that it does match. So this kind of looks like it’s the same side and I’m
just using it as an example, of just looking at how it looks down here. So
what I wanna do is that I wanna put the pieces together, just like this, and
there are six stitches near the top. And what I’m gonna do is that I’m gonna finish up one side completely and I’m gonna use the darning needle for the
other side, just to put things together. So this is the shorter one of the two, so
I’m just gonna pull this through and because if this is the child size that
you’re working on, you’re really gonna want those ends to be in nicely, because
it is a visual thing, even for the doll. And so you’re gonna wanna to hide in
the loose ends right into the basic stitches here. And if you go in-and-out tree
times, you can always hide your yarn and it will never follow on you. So just
go back and forth three times underneath the stitching so you don’t affect the
seam line, and make sure that you don’t reef on it so that it’s too tough and then just snip your yarn. So now that
strands gone, so I’m gonna use the remaining strand on the other
side to be the one that sews together. And what I would do is recommend a
whipstitch for this in order to put things together. Just putting on your
yarn and just simply just go right directly across the road, so this is
where its attached and I’m gonna go directly across the road and bring it
together. And just come back over to this side, go to the next stitch, go to the
next stitch on this side and just come across. And you’re gonna work your way down the seam line, just matching the stitches and you should have the same
count on both sides of the shoulder. So I want you to do this concept with the
other side as well and sewing things together. And then we’re gonna move on to the collar, and then to the side, seam or to the side ribbing. So once you get all the way to the neck there, that’s it. You’re stopping. And so
basically just put in your hook back and forth, three times, sorry it’s not a hook, it’s a darning needle. So just do that.
Took me the longest time to remember not to call a crochet hook a needle. When I
first started teaching on YouTube. So just back and forth, like this. And so
without turning the project around as far as flipping it, you want to do the
other side just like this. So just pick it up and do this side of the project.
Again looking for which one is shorter if you left a shorter one. So this one’s shorter, so I’m gonna
finish this out and then I’m gonna use this to
sew together, and then I’ll be back and we’ll carry on in this tutorial. Okay, so now I’m back. Both of my seams are done and you can see that this is what it will look like now. So you’ll see that the back goes up further and on the inside here, but what’s missing on this. So we’re missing the side ribbing here and we’re missing the beautiful turtleneck top. So what I want to do now is that I wanna make the the ribbing for the top. The
ribbon for the side is the same concept as well as the ribbing for the turtleneck. So let me show you
this, I worked on this last night. So here is my neck section here and I
don’t need to show you this concept, but I will tell you a little bit about it. It’s
the collar, it’s chaining 16 and then single crochet or slip stitching back
and forth. So slip stitch, slip stitch, slip stitch. Now how long does it say? It doesn’t say. So what you have to just do is that I took a rough guess, when I was doing it. And what you want to do is that you need to make it long enough so that it fits
loosely around the circumference of the neck area. Okay, so I just took a rough guess of 10 inches last night, when I did it, and that actually takes me to the whole
circumference. So I wanted it to be loosely. I don’t want it to be to the point where
I’m already stretching it, in order to get it to that, because then if it’s
already stretched, you’re never gonna get it over a doll’s head or even a
child, for that matter. So you want it to be, so that it is just relaxed and it
matches the same distance here. So we’re gonna do that. So then you can do that and you can leave it to the side. Then what you have to do is the side ribbing. So the side ribbing matches this particular length. I’ve already done that, as well. So the
side ribbing here was chaining of the eight. And so you chained eight to begin
and then you just roughly match it. So in this case, I’ve just got a few
more rows to do. I took a rough guess last night. You can see I’m just slightly
short. I wanted to get it right to the end. Because if I stretch this now, it’s
going to cause the project to buckle. So I want it just to be relaxed. So I want
to do two of these and I have done two of these. I did these last night and I
just took a rough guess. So this one actually, this one is perfect. When I look at it from this point of view. Okay, so do you see how it matches?And so I want to then, sew this edge together, as well as this edge to this project. So
what I’m gonna do is, I’m gonna finish off and I’m going to get this
just roughly to another inch long. And then I’m gonna show you how I’m gonna sew the neckpiece on, and then it’s done. So you can notice that there’s
buttons on the side and they’re closer to the bottom of the poncho. Those are not functional; those are just there. They’re accenting. So if you don’t wanna use buttons, you just want to tack in the area down here, at the bottom, in order to bring it into balance. So I’m going to show you how to sew on the
collar next, but I want to finish this first before I go any further. Okay, so off-camera, I just finished this. But what I want to do before I just finish out the yarn, I want to leave an
extra long tail that can actually sew this all completely together to this
panel, without having to restart a brand new yarn line, or a brand new yarn
strand. So I’m just leaving an extra long tail and I’m just going to pull it
through and I’m doing this not only for the side panel section here. This
side, as well as, I’m doing the same thing with the collar. So it just lets you to
save time, if you have the yarn strand already attached to be able to work with it. So let’s continue. Let’s show you how to attach the collar. So let’s begin to attach the collar and I’m just gonna finish this yarn
strand, because I was just testing, and I made sure and leaving enough that I can use it to sew directly to the project. So what I’m gonna do for myself is
that I’m gonna put the seam at the back of this. So this here is the front,
this is the back. So I’m going to start off in the back section just like this.
So let me grab my darning needle and I’m just gonna show, I’m gonna do a
whip stitching as well on this. Now I have not turned the sample over, so this is the side I was doing the whip stitching. So I want all the stitchwork
of attaching to be in the same side. So therefore I can flip it the other way, if
I wish. So what I’m just gonna do is that I’m going to attach and just come
into the, roughly to the center of this panel here, and I am going to join on this. So what I want to do is just kind of move along each one of the stitches that are in the collar, as well, like in the collar of this sample here, and just kind of roughly going in-between these ridges that you see here. And I just wanna take my time and I wanna just kind of go around. And then once I get all this done around, I’m gonna then sew this together in the
back and; therefore, it will be nice and hidden when it when the doll’s wearing it or if the child wearing it, depending on which size that you’re working on. So just go around the collar and just do your whip stitching in order to attach your collar at the end. I’ll
see you back here in just a moment. So now that I’m back, all the way around the whole collar is now attached and this is the back of the poncho. And all
I’m just going to use is the same yarn strand now, I haven’t cut anything off.
And I’m just gonna use it and I’m gonna whip stitch the back of the
collar together. And I’m just matching each stitch together. In order to do that, because the reality is that it’s the same width all the way throughout the
collar. So that’s what you’re gonna do. So when you get to the end of this,
you’re gonna fasten off. Use that technique of burying the yarn, in back
and forth three times, in order to make it work, in order to have a seam line
that is flawless, but also that you don’t have any yarn tails hanging out of your
work. So see you at the next part of this and we’re gonna do a whip stitching
up the side seams and then this project is nearly complete at this time. So my collar’s now complete. I rolled it down just like it does on the model. You can see it’s nice and loose so you can get the the head through. And now we’re gonna just lay it back out and
now we’re going to do the side seam. So this collar will be sticking out. So the
side seams are very easy, it’s the side ribbing and I’m just gonna start on
one side and just match it directly to the other side. So I’m just going to use
the whip stitching technique in order to attach to all the way down to the side.
And it’s just really quite easy and therefore, this project would be then
complete unless you want to attach buttons right to the side ribbing. So,
again, just using the same strand that I showed you, just going into the project, and then into the side and just roughly match it with whip stitching. Also this
is the same side of doing all the other stitchings. So I can turn this
inside out then or are inside right or outside right when I’m done with this. So that, if I’m at least consistent with the stitchwork that it all stays on one
side, just in case it does look any different for you. So just whip stitch
yourself all the way down the side, just keeping an eye if you’re doing this. Keep an eye that this doesn’t, at the end, get like this. So that means that you’re
grabbing too much. So just keep an eye on that making sure that it’s all being pretty consistent as
you’re going all the way down to the side. And I’ll see you back here in just
a moment. So off-camera I worked and I put this
seam together on both sides and now that’s it. So the nice thing about it is that you
just have to fold it up now and you can tell which is the front side and the back. And if you just look at it, I’m gonna flip it so that it’s gonna be the
opposite side, so all the stitchwork happened on this side of the project. So I’m just gonna flip up the collar and just toss it the other way around, like
so, and now I’m looking at the good side and this is neat. So I’m really quite excited about this
particular pattern. I’m looking for the front of it, which is right there. See how it kind of leans up, just like that, and so the decorative buttons that are on
the doll, including the kids size, are just decorated. They’re not there for any particular reason for functionality. And you just have to sew them and you sew them right directly through thicknesses of each other, so just make sure you
match it up so that it has a nice flat seam at the bottom. And then the doll has two and then the child also has two. So you just have to measure it up, just to
make sure that there’s enough space for the child’s arms to come out of the
poncho, if you wish. And this is a really neat concept. So this is the front and
this is the back. So until next time, I’m Mikey, on behalf of The Crochet Crowd .com, thank you so much for joining me today. This is the poncho for you and me. It’s a free pattern available in Yarnspirations.com. Have a great one. We’ll see you again, real soon. Bye-bye.

84 thoughts on “Crochet Child Poncho

  • Hi Mikey can u please  tell me why there r different numbers ..I am not good with directions  like what does this me ..I am doing the poncho for 4yr and it says 18(19-21)45.5 (48-53.5) what is this help please thanks 🙂

  • If it were not for the video I would not have been able to do this. The pattern has left key things out. Thank you for the video.

  • If it were not for the video I would not have been able to do this. The pattern has left key things out. Thank you for the video.

  • Thank you it's lovely but I do have problem with the size, I started 2 years old version for my one year old and it's seem to be so big even for my three year old daughter! Can you please give me a number for one year old?

  • hello dear mikey, all your Projects are beautiful and I try to get them all, but now I find difficulty with the poncho you and me, I would do it for a child of two years, but the tutorial that you posted, and the same for the children since you have the fact that for the doll? thanks for the reply if you have time for me, a kiss from Italy.

  • I made a set for a child and her doll last year, but I read the directions a little differently than Mikey. When it came time to do both the collar and the side ribbing I attached them to the garment as I formed them. (Does that make any sense?) Meaning, to do the side ribbing I attached the yarn to the bottom of the right side and chained the number specified. Then I did each row of slip stitches, back and forth, but every time I got to the side of the garment I slip stitched into it before turning to do the next row of ribbing. I found it made for a nice look and I didn't have to worry about sewing them on later. Just a bit different.

  • the back shoulder is different for the child sizes so i got completely comfused… wish you would mentioned the difference at that point for thoses making the child sizes

  • There is no shoulder instructions for the child size for the back as there is for the dolls pattern are they just missing or do we not have to shape the back shoulders for child size

  • Curious how people came to the conclusion of chaining 72 for adult size? This pattern doesn't start with a big chain, it starts with the ribbing.

  • hi quick question, as i was reading the pattern for the back panel, i was under the assumption that the back was finished in a straight line, without notches like you did to join the front panel. Was that something you "ad libbed" or did I read the pattern wrong? I made my back panel completely rectangular… thanks!

  • I really wish you were showing the child size because the back neck part of the pattern is different from the doll's. The instructions have us working it like the front up to 17in and then working 2more inches. Am I reading correctly that there are no shoulders on the back panel?

  • Thank you so much for the tutorial I did change my ribbing though on the neck and sides I made a ribbing with single crochet  it went a lot faster and easier for me where I get pain in my hands  but it came out looking good    so happy with the result  🙂  Oh yes  I made the doll one as an example to what the child size one would look like 🙂

  • I'm having such a hard time 😫. After the first ribbing, i'm creating 45 stitches (2 yo) but it's making it bunch up as if it's too many stitches. I can't get past this part.

  • Thank you for sharing. Is the back shoulder different from the front for the child size? It is not mentioned in the pattern.I wonder if you can please do me a favour and answer.

  • I have worked up to the neck shaping on a size 4. At the end of 4 rows of hdcdec I should have a total of 18 sts, however, this is not the number I come up with. I end up with 17 st. I have counted out the 7 stitches needed for the neck and the 19 plus 2 for the hdc2tog over 2 stitches but still come out with 17. Can you help me with this. I have frogged it over and over and over again. Each time that I redo it, I come out with the same number "17" but the 17 is supposed to be the size 2 not 4.

  • Hi, wonderful Mikey.!!Is there any way you could help me with figuring out the length of my base chain when working up this project for size 12-18 months please.? I love this pattern, but don't have anyone to make it for in the given sizes… : Thank you so much.! Your help will be greatly appreciated.!<3

  • I can't get the pattern to open up it comes up all weird…can someone please send me a better link for the pattern? Thank you

  • Hi Mikey love your work can u please make a video for a 6 year old not for the doll, I have a hard time reading pattern what do I need for a 6 year old step by step video please

  • when i go to the link for the patter it just show nothing plz help… its just a load of question marks and i cant get it

  • Thanks for your great tutorials, I've followed a few of them and they were well done and very clear and detailed!
    Much appreciate the time you take to make these for us ;o)

  • i am trying to get this pattern for a size 6. where do i go to get it . I am having a problem and i do not have a printer. can someone please help me…..Thank you…Donna

  • I was wondering if anyone figured out how to do a baby size? like 9 to 12 month's. preferably about 9 .months

  • Thank you so much for making this, Ive been wanting to but i couldn't figure out how to attach the neck part. (Infact mine is all wrong, so i will start all over). Thank you, i love your poncho, perfect for the beach while searching for seashells🐚…

  • I did the 19" and the 49 sts across. But as I go up in rows it gets wider? Still 49 sts. Is it supposed to go wider or be a square?

  • Hello Mikey..did you read these comments because people are having trouble with the pattern. I have not started it but reading the comments doesn't make me want to either. Could you please read comments and offer help. Thank you

  • Hello mikey! I am making this poncho for a 4yo. The thing is i am stuck at one point, shoulder of back. The instructions by yarn inspiration ( the link in your description box) does not include the shoulder instruction for back. For doll, it states 6sts then skip 9 and fasten off and then tie new yarn and rep. Alright! The thing is i cant understand how much sts i need for the back. Is it similar to front?

  • This is Cara, Andy's wife. Just wanted to clarify sense it says that I am commenting as Andy Moulton and I don't know how to change that. But this is one of the best tutorials I have ever watched. I am currently working on the poncho and can't wait to finish it! Thank you so much for taking your time and being so detailed 🙂

  • Please could you tell me what the yarn you are using you are using in your pattern 4ply yarn been at can you tell me what your 4ply yarn is in uk 4ply yarn in uk is a very thin yarn thank you from Welsh girl janet

  • When you measure this for the front panel, is the ribbing included in the measurement? Or just measure 17” from the first row of sc/dc ?

  • I'm confused, on the 4 yr old pattern, at the "shape neck", you only did 3 rows, but the pattern has a 4th row and then do pattern until 19". Is that correct to shape the neck for the 4 yr old?

  • Hello.. question on the front part.. the pattern states 19 inches if I am making for 6 year old. Can you confirm if that is 19 from the beginning of the ribbing or 19 from where we start the row for the front part? I appreciate any input

  • Are you serious right now? Every time I search a pattern I end up finding the perfect one here. Honestly, I don't know why I don't come here from the beginning. Thank you so much for your hard work .

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