Easy Peasy Poncho for Children – Free Crochet Pattern

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Free Crochet Pattern – Easy Peasy Poncho for Children

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A few weeks back I posted a free pattern for a fun, scrap busting poncho – The Easy Peasy Poncho crochet pattern. It is as simple as the name suggests, and so, great practice for a beginner who wants to work on something more ambitious than a dishcloth. Don’t get me wrong now, I love dishcloths, they are very useful! But they don’t keep you warm.

The Easy Peasy Children’s poncho is the same style as the adult version, just scaled down stitch-count wise to fit the little people in our life. This was a scrap-buster project for me (as evident by the crazy colors), but it would look great in just one or two colors as well. It’s simple to make the poncho as long as you like, just keep adding rows,  1 single crochet in each st and 3 single crochets in each corner (marked stitch). The sizing is my best estimate. With an H hook it was a bit big on my three year old girl. If you find the neck to come out too large, there’s a fix for that at the end of the pattern. Alternatively, you may want to try going a size down and making the poncho longer with as many rounds as needed.

If you make the poncho I’d love to see pictures! You can add the project to your Ravelry queue here: Easy Peasy Children’s Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

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Easy Peasy Children’s Poncho – Free Crochet Pattern

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G Hook: 2-4 Years
H Hook: 4-6 Years
I Hook: 6-8 Years

Note: Rounds number 4 on instruct to work in the back loop (BL) only. This isn’t necessary, I just like the way it looks, you can work through both loops if you prefer. For my child’s poncho, I worked in the back loop only on the rounds where I was changing colors, and worked through both loops if I was not changing colors.

A stitch marker is used to mark each of the 4 corners. Move stitch marker up to corner stitch for each round.

1. Ch 80
Join to first ch w/ sl st (careful not to twist)
Ch 1
3 sc in same ch (mark middle/corner st)
Sc in next 19 chs
* 3 sc in next ch (mark middle/corner st)
Sc in next 19 chs *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (88 sc)

2. Sl st into next/marked st
Ch 2 (counts as dc)
2 dc in same st (move marker to middle/corner dc)
Dc in next 21 st
* 3 dc in next st (move marker to middle/corner dc)
Dc in next 21 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to ch-2 (first dc) w/ sl st (96 dc)

3. Sl st into next/marked st
Ch 1 (does not count as st here or throughout)
3 sc in same st (move marker to middle/corner st)
Sc in next 23 st
* 3 sc in next st (move marker to middle/corner st)
Sc in next 23 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (104 sc)

4. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 25 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 25 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (112 sc)

5. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 27 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 27 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (120 sc)

6. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 29 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 29 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (128 sc)

7. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 31 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 31 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (136 sc)

8. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 33 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 33 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (144 sc)

9. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 35 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 35 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (152 sc)

10. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 37 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 37 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (160 sc)

11. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 39 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 39 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (168 sc)

12. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 41 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 41 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (176 sc)

13. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 43 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 43 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (184 sc)

14. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 45 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 45 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (192 sc)

15. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 47 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 47 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (200 sc)

16. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 49 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 49 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (208 sc)

17. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 51 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 51 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (216 sc)

18. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 53 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 53 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (224 sc)

19. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 55 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 55 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (232 sc)

20. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 57 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 57 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (240 sc)

21. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 59 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 59 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (248 sc)

22. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 61 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 61 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (256 sc)

23. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 63 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 63 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (264 sc)

24. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 65 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 65 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (272 sc)

25. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 67 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 67 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (280 sc)

26. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 69 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 69 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (288 sc)

27. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 71 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 71 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (296 sc)

28. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 73 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 73 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (304 sc)

29. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 75 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 75 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (312 sc)

30. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 77 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 77 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (320 sc)

31. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 79 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 79 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (328 sc)

32. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 81 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 81 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (336 sc)

33. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 83 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 83 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (344 sc)

34. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 85 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 85 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (352 sc)

35. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 87 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 87 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (360 sc)

36. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 89 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 89 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (368 sc)

37. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 91 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 91 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (376 sc)

38. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 93 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 93 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (384 sc)

39. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 95 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 95 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st (392 sc)

40. Join new color in BL only of next st OR sl st into next (marked) st
Ch 1
3 sc in BL only of same st (move marker up to middle/corner st)
Sc in BL only of next 97 st
* 3 sc in BL only of next st
Sc in BL only of next 97 st *
Rep from * to * 2 times
Join to first sc w/ sl st

If you would like to add more length to your poncho, continue adding rounds of single crochet, with a single crochet for each st, and 3 single crochets for each corner st

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Pro Tip: If the neck area of your poncho is too loose, have no fear!

1. Join new yarn to neck area with right side facing w/ sl st
Ch 1
Sc evenly around
Join to first sc w/ sl st

2. Ch 1
Sc in each st, using a sc2tog at each of the 4 corners (4 decreases total)
Join to first sc w/ sl st

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