Toddler Ponchos

maRRose - CCC: toddler ponchosIt’s a bit odd probably (or recognizable?), but as soon as I get asked: “Do you think you can do that?”, I want to find out immediately.
So ….. when a friend asked me if I thought I could crochet her 2 year old daughter a poncho “in pretty, vibrant colors”, I started looking for a pattern right away.

Found a great one on lovely Angie’s site (link here) and used that one to crochet the first one. While browsing the web, I came across a couple more wonderful and inspirational ponchos for kids, for instance here, here and here.
maRRose - CCC: toddler ponchos

The pattern being a basic granny stripe (tutorial here), this project was a quick one, and while crocheting I thought a nice finishing touch would be a round of my beloved pom-poms (here and here‘s where you can see how I made mine before).
To make the poncho more loose, drapey if you will, I crocheted my clusters of 3 US dc’s/UK tr plus one chain in between them.
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The first poncho barely finished, I already had an idea for a second one …..
Figuring it would be nice if my friend and her daughter would have two to choose from, I begun this one with some small granny squares, throwing black into the mix of colors. I first made a “frame”, joining the squares as I went (tutorial here) following the chart.
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You make two 5-joined grannies as shown in the photo, and connect these where the arrows are shown. I then continued this one as well using the granny stripes (3 US dc’s/UK tr, one chain; in front and back corner 3 dc/tr, one chain, 3 dc/tr).
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Right until the very end I wasn’t too sure about the black, but now that the tassels have been added (and my daughter assured me that this one is cute too) I’m pretty pleased with it myself.
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Can’t wait to show my friend!

Love,
Marianne xx

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