How To Knit A Children’s Poncho

Knit a snug toddler poncho fit for a Winter Wonderland! This simple pattern designed by @loveandloop and made with Caron Baby Cakes is perfect for little ones aged 1-5


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Make 2 (for front and back)

Using 5mm knitting needles cast on 60 stitches

Knit rows 1-6

Row 7 (right side) knit

Row 8 (wrong side) knit 7, purl to last seven stitches, knit 7

Repeat rows 7&8 until panel measures 45 cm from bottom edge. (As you knit the yarn will change colour tone to give the colour-block effect)

Knit 7 rows

Cast off

Layout front and back with wrong sides together and with the knit lying horizontally/widthways. The longer edges will be the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ and the shorter sides will be the side seams/ arm holes.

Sew up shoulder seams by mattress stitching 11 cm from the outer edge towards the middle on both sides, leaving the rest open for the neck.

Using circular 5mm needle Pick up and knit 58 stitches evenly around neckline and working back and forth with the circular needles knit 8cm of garter stitch (knit all stitches and rows) to create funnel neck.

Sew up funnel seam

Sew up side seams 12 cm from bottom edge, leaving rest open

Sew in ends



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