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caron® baby cakes™ crochet baby poncho

Your sweet baby deserves a sweet poncho, like this cotton candy-colored cutie! Get your crochet hook ready and we’ll show you how to make the hood, the hem and everything in between!
Step 1
SIZES: 
   -  6 mos: Finished Size = 16"
   -  12-18 mos: Finished Size = 18"
   -  2-3 yrs: Finished Size = 21"
 
GAUGE: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4" ; save time and check your gauge.
 
SPECIAL STITCH(ES):
   -  Hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
 
Project Notes:
   -  These instructions are written for the smallest size given. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To make it easier to work this pattern, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before you start.
   -  Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.
   -  The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 2 (3-3) - Caron® Baby Cakes™ Yarn – Cotton Candy  
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:

Poncho:
 
Beg at lower front, ch 56 (58-68).

Row 1: (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. 55 (57-67) sts.
 
Row 2: Ch 3. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
 
Row 3: 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 piece measures 10 (11½-12)" , ending on a WS row. 
Step 2
Shape Neck:

Row 1: (RS). Pat across 20 (21-26) sts. Hdc2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 21 (22-27) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows once more. 17 (18-23) sts.
 
Work 1 row even in pat. Do not fasten off.
 
Row 1: (RS). Skip next 11 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.
 
Row 2: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows once more. 17 (18-23) sts.
 
Work 1 row even in pat.
 
Fasten off.
 
 
Join Sides:
 
Next Row: (RS). Pat 17 (18-23) sts. from 1st shoulder. Ch 17 for back neck. Pat 17 (18-23) sts from 2nd shoulder. Turn. PM at end of last row.
 
Next Row: Pat across all sts and ch. Turn. 51 (53-63) sts.
 
Cont even in pat until work from marker measures same length as Front to shoulder, ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 
Step 3
Hood:
 
PM on each side of unworked center front neck. (RS). Join yarn with sl st at right front marker.
Ch 1. Work 51 (51-55) 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 dc. Rep from * to 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. 57 (57-61) sts. Cont even in pat until Hood measures 8 (8½-9)" [20.5 (21.5-23) cm], ending on a WS row.
 
Fasten off. Fold Hood in half and sew top Hood seam.
 
Sew 2 buttons on either side through both thicknesses.
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Inc = Increase(ing)
Pat = Pattern
PM = Place Marker
Rep = Repeat
Rem = Remain(ing)
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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