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Toddler's Poncho
Lion Brand® Lion® Bouclé
Pattern Number: 40437-1

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
To fit chest 20 (24, 28)" [51 (61, 71) cm] Circumference 29 1/4 (33, 37)" [75 (84, 94) cm] at lower edge Length 7 (9, 11 1/4)" [18 (23, 29) cm]
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.

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930-205 Lion Boucle Yarn: Sorbet Bright blue, orange and cerise, highlighted with lime green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 4)
Note: (MC)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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6.5 sc + 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] with MC on larger hook. 6.5 sts + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Body pattern with MC 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.

V-stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st or ch-space




With MC and larger hook, ch 24 (30, 30); join with slip st to form ring, being careful not to twist ch.

Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 1, [sc in next 3 (4, 4) ch, 2 sc in next ch] 6 times; place marker and continue in rounds - 30 (36, 36) sc.

Rnd 2 [Sc in next 4 (5, 5) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 36 (42, 42) sc.

Rnd 3 [Sc in next 5 (6, 6) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 42 (48, 48) sc.

Rnd 4 [Sc in next 6 (7, 7) sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 48 (54, 54) sc.

Size L only

Rnd 5 [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times - 60 sc.

All Sizes

Slip st in beg sc of rnd.

Fasten off.


With RS facing, skip sc at beg of rnd, skip next 3 (4, 5) sc, join MC in next sc.

Row 1 (RS) Ch 3, skip next 0 (1, 0) sc, [V-stitch in next sc, skip next sc] 23 (25, 29) times, V-stitch in next sc, skip next 0 (1, 0) sc, dc in same sc as beg, turn - 24 (26, 30) V-stitches.

Row 2 Ch 3, V-stitch in ch-space of each V, dc in top of t-ch.


Repeat last row 3 (5, 7) more times or until desired length, ending with a RS row - 5 (7, 9) V-stitches rows total.

Do not turn.


With RS facing, ch 1, rotate, working up right front edge, 2 sc in side of each dc row to last row, sc in last row, sc2tog (last row with first row of left front edge), sc in same row, 2 sc in side of each dc row.

Decide which version to finish.

For Cuff Poncho, continue with Lower Edging.

Neck Edge (optional) With RS facing and MC, join with slip st in any spare loop of neck edge, ch 1, sc in same loop, sc in each loop around, join with slip st to beg sc - 24 (30, 30) sc.

Fasten off.



Rotate, working across lower edge, 3 sc in first dc for corner, sc in each dc and ch-space across, 3 sc in last dc for corner, join with slip st to beg sc.

Fasten off.


With RS facing and MC, from the center sc of 3-sc left front corner, skip center sc, skip next 11 (12, 13) sc of lower edge, join with slip st in next sc.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 11 (13, 15) sc, slip st in beg sc, joining Cuff into round.

Rnd 2 Ch 1, sc in 12 (14, 16) sc, slip st in beg sc.

Size S only

Fasten off.

Sizes M and L

Rnd 3 Repeat Rnd 2.

Fasten off.

For right Cuff, skip center sc of right front corner, count backwards 22 (25, 28) sc, join with slip st in next sc.

Work as for left Cuff.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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