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Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern

August 27, 2019

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern – a cute & easy pattern in the softest of yarns!

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

The early mornings have been cool and a few leaves have dropped from the trees which gives me permission to get totally excited about fall! (At least I think it does) My goal this fall is to knit a bunch of cozy sweaters for myself and the boys) This Baby Poncho is ideal for cool evenings- I plan on taking it when we watch the sunset at the beach.

This was my first time using the Baby Soft Boucle yarn. It’s very soft and plush (your little one will feel like a teddy bear in this poncho!)…but…it’s kind of difficult to work with. The yarn has tiny loops which make it hard to count rows. Also, if you make a mistake and have to rip your row out it’s difficult to discern where the previous row is. I had to knit slower using this yarn than I do with others. Overall, I’d say this yarn is worth it for how cute the poncho turned out.

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle in Tan (2 skeins)

Needles: Size US 10 Circular needles, 16 inch

Size: 6-12 months

Cast on 88 sts. Join yarn together and place marker. Knit in the round until pieces measures 4 inches.

Shaping:

Round 1: Knit 9 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (80sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 5: Knit 8 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (72 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 9: Knit 7 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (64 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 13: Knit 6 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (56 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 17: Knit 5 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (48 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 21: Knit 4 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (40 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Round 25: Knit 3 sts, Knit 2 together- repeat across round (32 sts)

Knit next 3 rounds

Divide for neck:

(this is worked in rows, not in the round)

Row 1: Knit 30, knit 2 together. (31 sts) TURN

Row 2: Purl to the last 2 sts, P 2 together (30 sts) TURN

Row 3: SSK, Knit to the last 2 sts, knit 2 together. (28 sts) TURN

Row 4: Purl 2 together, Purl to the last 2 sts, Purl 2 together (26 sts). TURN

Repeat last 2 rows twice more (18 sts)

With wrong side facing, pick up and knit 7 sts down right from the neck opening.

Hood:

(Right Side) Row 1: Knit the 7 sts you picked up along the right neck opening. Knit 18. Pick up and knit the 7 sts along the left neck opening. (32 sts)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit 15, increase 1 stitch- twice. Knit to end of row. (34 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit 16, increase 1 stitch- twice. Knit to end of row. (36 sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit 17, increase 1 stitch- twice. Knit to end of row. (38 sts)

Continue working in stockinette stitch until the hood measures 8 inches from the pick up row. End with a purl row. Bind off and sew seam.

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Like this Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern? Check out more of my Free Knitting Patterns for Babies:

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Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Baby Poncho Knitting Pattern

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