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loops & threads® joy dk™ kids shell crochet poncho

Delight your favorite small person with their very own cheerful poncho! Our pattern below will give you all the details, and Joy DK™ ombré yarn will automatically stripe your colors for you -- it couldn’t be easier! Just pick out the colors you like best (we have lots!) and let’s get started!
Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 5 (6-8) - Loops & Threads® Joy DK™ Multi Yarn – Wild Berry 

SIZES: Children 2 (4, 6).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Width 25½" (30½", 33½"), Length 14" (16", 18").

GAUGE: 2.5 shells x 12 rows = 4"; save time and check your gauge.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Front/Back (Make 2)
 
Ch 162 (192, 212).
 
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in next ch, sk 3 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch**, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last ch, ending last rep at **, sc in last ch, turn – 16 (19, 21) shells.
 
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 1st sc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3**, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 hdc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in 1st hdc, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 4 dc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2, turn.
 
Row 4: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in 1st dc, *ch 3, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 3**, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.
 
Row 5: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in 1st sc, *sc in ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in ch-3 sp**, ch 1; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sc in last sc, turn.
 
Rep Rows 2-5, until piece measures 14 (16, 18)", ending with Row 3 or 5.
 
Fasten off.
 
Sew beginning chain edges together, leaving center 10" open. 
Step 2
Neck
 
With RS facing, join yarn at shoulder seam.
 
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc evenly around, working 1 hdc in unused loop of each chain stitch around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 to join.
 
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 to join.
 
Rep Rnd 2 until neck measures 4". Fasten off.
 
 
Side Edging
 
With RS facing, join yarn to work across the long side edge.
 
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly across, turn.
 
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
 
Fasten off.
 
Repeat along the opposite edge.
 

Finishing: Use a decorative button to sew front and back together at each side edge, 6" down from the seam. Weave in your ends.
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat(ing)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
 
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