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Baby Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L0078AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
9-12 months (2-3 years)
Finished Circumference 21 (21) in. (53 (53) cm) at neck edge
Finished Length 12 (15) in. (38 (49.5) cm), (poncho will lengthen when worn).
Note Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-416 Homespun® Yarn: Coral Reef

'Painterly' color Light orange, fuchsia, and dusty blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
3 Blocks (3-dc) + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Block pattern.
6 1/2 sc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1. Poncho is worked in rnds beg at the neck, in a pattern of 3-dc Blocks.
2. Beg with Rnd 2, blocks are worked in the spaces between Blocks of the previous rnd.
3. Poncho is shaped with (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) corner, at both front and back.
4. Edging is worked around neck edge of completed poncho.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO

Beg at neck edge, loosely ch 32. Being careful not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 2 more dc in same ch as join (first Block made), sk next ch, *3 dc in next ch (Block made), sk next ch; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 Blocks.

Rnd 2: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp between Blocks (corner made), (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 7 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last sp between Blocks (corner made); join with sl st in top of beg ch - 14 Blocks and 2 corners.

Rnd 3: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 7 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp between Blocks, (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 8 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 Blocks and 2 corners.

Rnd 4: Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 8 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp between Blocks, (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp between Blocks) 9 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 18 Blocks and 2 corners.

Rnds 5-10 (13): Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (3 dc in sp between next 2 Blocks) across to next corner, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc in sp between next 2 Blocks) across to next corner, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 30 (36) Blocks and 2 corners. Do not fasten off, but continue on for edging as follows:

Edging

Sl st in sp between last dc made and beg ch, ch 1, sc in each dc and sp between Blocks around, working 3 sc in each ch-3 sp; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.


FINISHING

Neck Edging

Do not join Rnds 1-3; work in a continuous spiral.

From RS, join yarn with sl st in any ch at back neck edge. You will be working along the opposite side of the foundation ch.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as join, sc in next 9 ch, *2 sc in next ch, sc in next 10 ch; rep from * around - 34 sc.
Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2, at end of rnd join with sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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