18" Doll Poncho ~ Free Crochet Pattern



With three grand girls I have once again entered the world of the American Girl doll. It was a lot of fun with my original girl and I'm having a blast reliving it with the grands.

I was busy making one of the girls a poncho when it dawned on me that I could just scale it down and do a matching one for her doll.

Here is what I did . . .

Supplies

1 skein or your favorite yarn ~ for this particular project I used Caron Simply Soft Paints #0001 Tapestry
Scissors

Stitches Used

Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)

Let's Begin!




Foundation Row: ch 30

Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (this counts as 2 dc), dc in the next 5 ch, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch, dc in the next 6 ch; then repeat from * 2 more times, end with a dc in the turning ch.
(Now go back and count your stitches to make sure you are on track. You should have 32 dc and 3 ch 1 spaces.) Turn.




This is what your First Row will look like after you turn it. Notice how it begins to arc because of the dc, ch 1, dc stitches.

Row 2: Ch 2 (this counts as a dc), dc in the next 7 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, dc in the next 7 dc; repeat from * across, end the last repeat dc in the next 7 dc, dc in the turning ch. (Stop and count your stitches one more time just to make sure you are on track! You should have 36 dc and 3 ch 1 spots.)




Rows 1 and 2 form the neck opening. From this point forward you will begin working in the round. While being careful not to twist the piece and get it upside down, join the end of Row 2 with a sl st to the beginning ch 2 of Row 2 to form a ring.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 8 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 8 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 8 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3. (Counting time! You should have 10 dc between each of your ch 1 spaces.)

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 9 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 9 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 9 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 10 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 10 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 10 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 11 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 11 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 11 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 12 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 12 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 12 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 13 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 13 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 13 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 14 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 14 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 14 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3.

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same space as joining stitch and in the next 15 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space, dc in the next 15 dc; repeat from * across, en the last repeat dc in the next 15 dc, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch 3. (If everything went as planned you should wind up with 17 dc between each ch 1 space.)




Ruffle: To finish off the bottom of your project I suggest adding a ruffle to the bottom edge. Simply work 3 dc in each st around. When you get to the end sl st it together and then fasten it off leaving a tale to be woven in.

Collar: With the wrong side facing you , begin at the left front neck edge and sc in each chain across. You should wind up with 23 sc. Turn.

Collar Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.

Collar Row 2: Ch w, dc in each st across, fasten off leaving a tale to be woven in.

That's it! Pretty easy don't you think? Hope you and your little girl enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Just made this while watching football game, very easy. I chose to leave off the collar and weave a ribbon thru the first round leaving enough to tie a bow. Really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Can you share the pattern is used for your head p grand daughter. I would like to make matching ponchos for my grand daughter and her doll

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