Have you seen this new yarn?! Caron X Pantone yarn was revealed last night is now available in Michaels Craft Stores and on Yarnspirations.com! I absolutely adore the color combos! Inspired by Pantone color chips, each “skein” is made up of individual hanks of yarn that are braided together.
I fell in love with this particular color called “Strawberry Chill” and immediately envisioned making a crochet poncho for Zoe! Although you could make this as big or small as you’d like to fit anyone 🙂 It’s a super simple pattern with repeating increases using the moss stitch (SC + chain 1).
– Caron X Pantone Yarn in Strawberry Chill (or any other combo!) You will need about 4-5 skeins. Shop the yarn HERE at Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: 18 inches long x 22 inches wide. Zoe is 4 years old and this fits her.
Kids Crochet Poncho Pattern:
Note: Make starting chain longer (even number) for bigger neck hole.
Loosely chain 72, without twisting the chain, join to first SC, chain 1
SC + chain 1 in first stitch, skip a stitch, SC + chain 1 in next, skip a stitch, repeat all the way around, ending with a SC, chain 1
Round 2: SC + chain 1 in first chain space, SC + chain 1 in next chain space, repeat until you have made 17 SC + chain 1 stitches. In the 18th chain space you will SC + chain 2 + SC all in one stitch, Continue to SC + chain 1 for the next 17 stitches until you get to the last stitch and make a SC + chain 2 + SC (this makes your front and back p0ints).
Continue to SC + chain 1 in rounds without joining (the joining stitch looks messy so I decided to eliminate it!)
Round 3: SC + chain 1 in each chain space, make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each of the chain 2 spaces from previous round.
Continue Round 3 for as long as you’d like!
I made a total of 45 rounds.
Here are is the color sequence:
1 cream color
3 light pink
3-4 dark green (I actually only had 3 on hand)
Finish with tassels in any color of your choosing! I spaced them about 5 stitches apart.