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Granny Square Kids Poncho
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern Number: 1308AD Your favorite little girl will wear this poncho everywhere- it's perfect with jeans or over a party dress. The black background lends a grown-up sophistication and the beret is "tres jolie". Made with crocheted granny squares, it is a fun and easy project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Child’s 3-4

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 14, 2013)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6 Poncho Child 4 (6) Hat One size 4-6 Child's 3-4 Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

660-153 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Black (discontinued) True black
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660-158 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Yellow Bright, medium yellow
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660-102 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Ranch Red (discontinued) Bright red
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660-148 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Turquoise Bright turquoise
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660-146 Wool-Ease Sportweight: Fuchsia (discontinued) Bright cerise
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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GAUGE:
Each square measures 21⁄2" x 21⁄2" (6.35 mm x 6.35 mm); 20 sc = 4" (10 cm) on larger hook. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC SQUAREWith larger hook and A, B, C or D, ch 5.

Join with a slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 for first dc, work 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 2.

Join with slip st to top of beg-ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join next contrasting color with slip st in any ch-2 space.

Ch 3 for first dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, (ch 2, in next corner space work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) 3 times, ch 2.

Join with slip st to top of beg-ch.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join MC with slip st in any corner ch-2 space.

Ch 3 for first dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 space; rep from * 2 times more, end ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2.

Join with slip st to top of beg-ch.

Fasten off.



Make 96 Basic Squares as follows, working every Rnd 3 with MC:Square 1 (Make 12) Rnd 1, A; Rnd 2, B (see chart).

Square 2 (Make 8) Rnd 1, A; Rnd 2, C.

Square 3 (Make 8) Rnd 1, A; Rnd 2, D.

Square 4 (Make 6) Rnd 1, B; Rnd 2, A.

Square 5 (Make 8) Rnd 1, B; Rnd 2, C.

Square 6 (Make 6) Rnd 1, B; Rnd 2, D.

Square 7 (Make 6) Rnd 1, C; Rnd 2, A.

Square 8 (Make 8) Rnd 1, C; Rnd 2, B.

Square 9 (Make 6) Rnd 1, C; Rnd 2, D.

Square 10 (Make 12) Rnd 1, D; Rnd 2, A.

Sq 11 (Make 8) Rnd 1, D; Rnd 2, B.

Sq 12 (Make 8) Rnd 1, D; Rnd 2, C.
NECK SHAPINGMake 4 Half Squares (1 each in color sequence for Square 2, 3, 11, 12) as follows: Ch 4.

Join with a slip st to form ring.Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 for first dc, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring.

Fasten off first color.

Row 2 (RS): Join new color in 3rd ch of beg ch of previous row.

Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space [corner], ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc.

Fasten off second color.

Row 3 (RS): Join MC in 3rd ch of beg ch of previous row.

Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space [corner], ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc.

Fasten off.



CHART Sew squares tog invisibly as per chart.
FINISHINGOuter Edge With larger hook and RS facing, attach MC with slip st in any corner space.Work 1 rnd sc, working 3 sc in each corner space, 1 sc in each st and ch-space, slip st to first sc.Work 1 rnd in rev sc from LEFT to RIGHT, skipping every 4th st.

Fasten off.

Neck Edge With smaller hook, attach MC in any corner.

Work approximately 18 sc evenly spaced along each Half Square – 72 sc around.Work 1 rnd more of rev sc in each st from LEFT to RIGHT.

Fasten off.
BERET With larger hook and MC, ch 4, join with slip st to form ring.

Top Rnd 1 Ch 1, 8 sc in ring.

Slip st to beg ch (mark for beg of rnd).

Rnd 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in each of sc rnd 1, slip st to beg ch – 16 sts.

Rnd 3 Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 2 sc in next st *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from *, slip st to top of beg ch – 24 sts.

Continue increasing 8 sts every rnd as follows: Every 3rd st on the next rnd; every 4th st on the following rnd; etc, until there are 88 sts.Work 1 rnd even.

Continue inc 8 sts on one rnd and working even on the next until there are 112 sts and diameter measures 71⁄2".

Fasten off.

Make 10 Basic Squares as per top row of chart.

Sew tog to form a ring.

With MC, work 1 rnd of 112 sc evenly spaced, easing ring to 23 1⁄2" on both edges.

Sew strip invisibly to top of beret.With MC at rem edge of strip, work 4 rnds more, dec 5 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 92 sc.

Ribbed Border With smaller hook, ch 8.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 7 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn.Working through back loops only, sc in each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 until rib measures 18" slightly stretched.

Fasten off.

Sew ends of rib to form ring and sew to beret invisibly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
MC = main color
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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