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bernat® softee baby™ teddy bear crochet poncho

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 3 - Bernat® Softee® Baby Yarn, Solid – Flannel  

SIZES: To fit chest measurement:
  • 6 mos = 17"
  • 12-18 mos = 18" - 19"
  • 24 mos = 20" .
GAUGE: 16 sts and 12 rows = 4" in pat
 
NOTES:
  • The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written as 6 mos (12-18 mos, 24 mos).
  • Yarn quantity needed is 2 (2, 3).
 
INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.
 
Poncho: Beg at lower front, ch 62 (66, 70).

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 dc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn. 61 (65, 69) sts.
 
2nd row: Ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
 
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows for pat until 10" (11½", 12") [25.5 cm (29 cm, 30.5 cm)] total length, ending on a WS row. 
Step 2
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Pat 24 (26, 28) sts. Hdc2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
 
2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
 
3rd row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows once more. 21 (23, 25) sts.
 
Work 1 row even in pat. Do not fasten off.
 
1st row: (RS). Skip next 9 sts at center front. Join 2nd ball with sl st to next st. Ch 2 (does not count as st). Hdc2tog over same st as sl st and next st. Pat to end of row. Turn.
 
2nd row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
 
3rd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows once more. 21 (23, 25) sts.
 
Work 1 row even in pat. Fasten off.
 
Join sides:
 
Next row: (RS). Pat 21 (23, 25) sts from 1st shoulder. Ch 19 for back neck. Pat 21 (23, 25) sts from 2nd shoulder. Turn. PM at end of last row.
 
Next row: Pat across all sts and ch. Turn. 61 (65, 69) sts.
 
Cont even in pat until work from marker measures 12" (13½", 14") [30.5 cm (34 cm, 35.5 cm)], ending on a WS row. Fasten off.  
Step 3
Hood: PM on each side of unworked 5 sts at center front neck. (RS). Join yarn with sl st at right front marker. Ch 1. Work 63 (63, 67) sc around neck edge to opposite marker. Turn.
 
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * end of row. Turn. PM on center back st.
 
Cont in pat, inc 2 sts in center back st on next and following 4th rows twice more. 69 (69-73) sts.
 
Cont even in pat until Hood measures 8" (8½", 9") [20.5 cm (21.5 cm, 23 cm)], ending on a WS row. Fasten off. Fold Hood in half and sew top Hood seam.
 
Ears (make 2)
 
Ch 4.
 
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 12 dc.
 
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
 
Fold Ear in half.
 
Joining row: Ch 1. Working into both sides of Ear, 2 sc in first dc. (1 sc in each of next 2 dc. 2 sc in next dc) 3 times. 1 sc in each of last 2 dc. Turn. 16 sc.
 
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.
 
Sew Ears in position as shown in photo.
 
Sew 2 buttons through all thicknesses on each side to create armholes.   
Step 4
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
Inc = Increase(ing)
Pat = Pattern
PM = Place Marker
Rep = Repeat
Rem = Remaining
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook
 
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