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Easy Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern

March 9, 2018

Easy Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern
Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern

NY weather calls for cozy knits right into the Spring. Ponchos are so cozy and comfortable- they’re basically like wearing a blanket outside! This Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners. The front and back are knit flat and there’s no shaping or decreasing. The turtleneck collar is picked up and knit on circular needles.

The super bulky yarn and large needles make this a fast knit.

I hope you like the pattern- happy knitting!

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Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle in Petrol Blue (2 skeins)

Needles: Size US 13 single point

Size: Very roomy- will fit most children. For older kids you should add to the length.

Gauge: 2 inches = 4 sts.

Cast on 44 sts. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch.

Pattern: keep a boarder of 6 garter stitches at each end of the piece. The middle is worked in Stockinette Stitch.

Work in pattern until pieces measures 16 inches from the cast on edge. Bind off on a right side row.

Repeat the steps for the Front. Once the piece measures 6 1/2 inches from the cast on edge make the button holes.
On a right side row-
Row 1: Knit 2, Bind off 2, Knit 2, knit to last 6 stitches, Knit 2, Bind off 2, Knit 2.
Row 2: Knit 2, Cast on 2, Knit 2, Purl to last 6 sts, Knit 2, Cast on 2, Knit 2.
Continue working in Garter/Stockinette pattern until piece measures the same length as the front. Bind off on a right side row.

Line up front and back pieces. Sew a 3 inch seam at the shoulder (from the outer edge)

For the turtleneck:
With the circular needles, pick up and knit the stitches around the collar. Knit in the round until the collar measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely.

Sew buttons to side. Weave in ends.

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Poncho Knitting Pattern

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  • Mark McCowan
    April 4, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Gina,
    We are loving your new look website and the super knitting projects you have up that use our yarns. We would love to work with you and provide some yarn support.
    Best Wishes

  • Patricia Hampton
    July 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Thank you!!..Gina michele l recently found your snug childs poncho pattern…. this winter l have been knitting for ‘Lion Heart’..Nepal knitting project.
    Started by an Australian woman ….. knitting for children in Nepal’s orphanages and schools..
    I have loved kniting the poncho’s ,perfect for children in cold climates!!!!!
    Thankyou again,
    Trish (Australia)

  • Andrea Elting
    November 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    What size circular needles are used for the turtleneck part of the poncho? Thank you!

    • ginamichele
      September 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Size 13, 16 inch

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