I had 2 skeins of this gorgeous Lion Brand organic cotton yarn that needed a project. My mom swears that ponchos are back “in” so I decided to knit my 5-year-old a poncho she can wear in the Spring.
I wrote this pattern as I knitted the poncho – so if you have any problems with it – please let me know! I used Lion Brand Organic Cotton Yarn and 4 1″ buttons. The buttons are for decoration only and are not functional – the poncho slips on over the head.
Here is the free knitting pattern:
Gauge = 13 sts/4” in St st.
Size 10 needles
Lion Brand, Nature’s Choice organic cotton yarn
Fits 4-6 year-old
Cast on 60 Sts.
Garter stitch for 1” ending with a RS row.
Next Row and All WS Rows: K5, Purl until 5 from end, K5
Row 2: (RS) K15, M1, PM, M1, K15, repeat to end (66 sts)
Row 4 and all RS rows: K to Marker, M1, PM, M1, repeat to end
Once you get to 114 Sts, do increases every other row 4 times.
Continue straight in St st for 1” (remember to do the 5 sts of garter stitch at each end)
Begin garter stitch for 1” for bottom edge.
Bind off and weave in all loose ends. Overlap the front edges and sew on 4 buttons.