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Hooded Baby Poncho
Lion Brand® Terryspun
Pattern Number: cts-hood

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 18 mos, Child 3
6 months (18 months, 3T). Finished measurements: Width: 15 (17, 19) inches; Length: 12 (13 1/4, 15)inchs.
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

970-105 Terryspun Yarn: Powder Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

Additional Materials
Snaps: 2 (optional).
GAUGE:
5 sts = 3 inches in sc. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog: Insert hook into st, pull up loop, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, yarn over hook and through all loops on hook (= 1 st decreased).


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO:
Ch 17 (20, 22)
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 16 (19, 21) sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.
Inc row: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3) more times (marking last inc row) -- 22 (25, 29) sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Work even in sc until piece meas 10 (11, 13)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in first 8 (9, 11) sc for first side, sl st across next 6 (7, 7) sc for neck, sc across last 8 (9, 11) sc for 2nd side.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc to within 2 sc at neck edge on first side, then work 2sctog; attach a new skein of yarn at other side of neck edge, work first 2sctog at neck edge, then sc in each sc on 2nd side to end of row.

Ch 1, turn.

Work 2 rows even on each side.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row (RS): Sc in each sc to neck edge on first side, ch 8 (9, 9) for Back neck, with same skein of yarn (dropping 2nd skein) sc in each sc on 2nd side to end of row.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc and ch across -- 22 (25, 29) sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Work even in sc until back of Poncho meas even with front to marked inc row.
Dec row: Sc2tog in first 2 sc, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3) more times -- 16 (19, 21) sc.

Ch 1, work 2 rnds of sc around entire Poncho.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Hood: Ch 23 (24, 25).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 22 (23, 24) sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep last row until hood meas 8 (8 1/4, 9)" from beg.

Fold in half with RS tog, and sc top seam.

Work 2 rows sc at front edge.

Sew hood to Poncho leaving center front sts free.

Pocket: Ch 6 (8, 8).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 5 (7, 7) sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Inc row: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.

Ch 1, turn.
Next row: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Work even in sc until piece meas 3 1/4 (4, 4)".

Ch 1, then work one row sc around sides and bottom of pocket.

Fasten off.

Place pocket on center front of Poncho and sew neatly in place.

If desired, position snaps for armholes (one on each side, approx 4 1/4" down from top, or as desired.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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