FREE Candy Pop Toddlers Poncho Tutorial with Potter&Bloom
Last week we chatted with the lovely Emma of Potter and Bloom to talk about her crochet story, inspiration and future plans. This week she’s back to bring you an exclusive pattern (made just for us) to make this cute and colourful poncho for toddlers (modeled by her very own little one).
You will need:
At least three perhaps four balls of Schoppel Wolle Reggae. Choose as many or as few colours as you fancy. I used seven balls in the colours:
1 x 5mm hook (US 8)
Tension is not critical for this project. This pattern is for a poncho fitting a 3-5 year old. If you want to make the poncho smaller or larger just decrease/increase the starting chain by 8 + 2.
With your first colour chain 114.
Row 1. 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 2tr, *ch1, miss 1ch, 3tr; repeat from * to end finishing with ch1, ss to top of beginning ch3. Now join your bottom chains together for my twist-free method of joining in the round (useful when you have a large amount of chains to join), no twisting, hurrah! Break off yarn.
You should have 28 granny clusters, place a marker in between cluster 14 and 15 (the halfway point) Join your new colour in the space where you joined with a ss on the previous round. You should have 14 clusters on either side.
Round 2. Ch2, 2tr in that first space, *ch1, 3tr in next sp; repeat all the way to the marker space, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in that space, *ch1, 3tr in next sp; repeat all the way round to end, finish with 3tr and 2ch in that starting space, join with a ss.
Repeat Round 2, changing colours as you please and to the desired length. I did 20 rounds.
And why not add some little pom poms for added effect?
Emma is a home-loving, colour obsessed crochet designer. With a passion for the humble and incredibly awesome granny square and a dedication to bringing back 1970’s crochet designs to the world, Emma believes that everyone should wear a colourful crocheted poncho at least once in their life.