Basic Childrens Poncho by Shaina Bilow

Basic Childrens Poncho

July 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 9 - 5.5 mm
475 - 800 yards (434 - 732 m)
5-6 (7-8, 9-10, 11-12) year
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Experience Level: Beginner

This is a tried-and-true basic children’s poncho. The rolled neckline, stockinette body with visible increases on the front and back, and garter stitch border all combine to make a simple project that really lets the yarn you choose shine! The pattern is written for DK, worsted, and chunky weight yarns and can be sized larger or smaller by changing the length you knit the body.

For an adult version of this design, check out the Basic Adult Poncho pattern

Construction Details
The Basic Children’s Poncho is worked from the top-down in the round to the desired length. Increases are made every other round using the knit in the front and back technique.

Techniques Necessary
Cast on
Bind off
Join in the round
KFB increase

Finished Measurements
18” neck circumference (all sizes), length of 15 (16, 17, 18)”

DK weight yarn – 550-900 yards
Worsted weight yarn – 475-800 yards
Chunky weight yarn – 400-700 yards

DK weight – 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Worsted weight – 16 sts and 25 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 9 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Chunky weight – 14 sts and 20 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 10.5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Circular needles in 16”, 24”, and 32” or 40” lengths
DK weight – US 6 (4mm)
Worsted weight – US 9 (5.5mm)
Chunky weight – US 10.5 (6.5mm)
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Other Materials
Three stitch markers (one of which is a distinguishing style or color) and a tapestry needle.