I have a bonus granddaughter in my son’s stepdaughter. I’m making blankets for her soon-to-be-born baby sister (see them here and here), but I wanted to make her something, too. It was actually my mother-in-law who inspired me. She always likes to make something for the older children when a baby comes along. Isn’t that a great idea? I wanted to incorporate the baby blanket colors in this poncho, but it had to be in a way that would be appealing to a teenager, and I love how it turned out!!😍 Chelsea, who is thirteen, hasn’t seen this yet so let’s hope she approves. 😉 This is a great companion piece to the blankets whether for a big sister or a mommy. I love it so much that I plan to make one for myself!👍🏻 It’s a super fast and easy pattern – easily adjustable for size and whatever colors you like.
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Skill Level: Easy
Lion Brand Pound of Love in Oxford Grey – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Petal – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Pansy – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Pastel Yellow – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Mint – 1 skein
Hook size K/10.5 – 6.5mm
Tapestry needle for sewing panels together
Stitch markers – optional but recommended
3 granny stitch clusters and 6 rows = 4”
46” x 24”
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
St, sts – stitch, stitches
Sp – space
- Make your starting chain loosely so it’s easier to stitch into when you come back around in the next row.
- I recommend placing a stitch marker at the top of the chain 3 stitch at the beginning of each row so you know where to place your last stitch in the following row.
- Beginning chains count as double crochet stitches throughout.
- I use a magic circle to begin the shawl. There are tons of tutorials online for it. If you prefer, you can chain 4 and slip stitch to join the ends and create a circle. Then just work row 1 into the circle. Be aware that you will have a hole right at the top with this method.
- When sewing together the panels, I find it easiest to count the granny stitch clusters so you’re sure to get it even.
- I crocheted this very, very loosely. If you crochet tightly, you won’t get the same size or the open-weave look.
Triangle Panel – make two
With Oxford Grey, make a magic circle.
Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in circle, ch 2, 3 dc. Tighten circle.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in middle ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last st – which is the top of the ch 3 from the previous row.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp at top of row, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, 3 dc in last st.
Rows 4 – 9: Repeat the pattern in row 3 for the rest of the panel following color changes as indicated, doing 3 dc in every ch 1 sp, and (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) at the top of each row in the ch 2 sp.
Row 10: Petal
Rows 11 – 12: Oxford Grey
Row 13: Pansy
Rows 14 – 15: Oxford Grey
Row 16: Pastel Yellow
Rows 17 – 18: Oxford Grey
Row 19: Mint
Rows 20 – 23: Oxford Grey. Tie off and weave in ends.
Sew the panels together.
Lay the two panels out flat with the wrong sides facing you. (You want the right sides together.) Line up the panels along the sides and top making sure your corners are aligned. Sew across the top seam from the outside in approximately 10” stopping just before the Pansy color. Repeat on the opposite side.
Measure in about 17” from the outer corner and sew a single stitch. (For me, this was 3 granny clusters in from the Petal row.) This will leave the gap for the shoulder opening. Repeat on the opposite side.
You should leave approximately a 12” gap for the neck opening. That’s it! Tie off and weave in your ends.
It was a super windy day when we took these photos. We kept having to wait for a break because the poncho was blowing all over the place! But it was so, so beautiful that day as you can see from the photo above. I absolutely love the ocean! 💕