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The first and third pictures were provided by Tommie and Yvette, who used my pattern. What a great pair of crocheters!

CHILD'S STRIPED PONCHO

Copywrite 2005, Carrie Viskozki. This pattern is provided for your personal use only. Please do not copy to another web site without permission.

Note: Instructions are written for size Small 8-10.

Materials: Caron Simply Soft Bright Turquoise and Hot Pink.

Size F hook (or size needed for gauge).

Gauge: Chain row + 1st Row = approximately 22" around.

Body

Using Turquoise, chain 72. Join with beginning chain, being careful not to twist chain. Do not finish off.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in same ch, and in each ch around. Join to beginning hdc. 72 hdc. Do not finish off.

Rnd. 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next stitch, ch 2, dc in same stitch. Dc in next 17 stitches. *(DC, chain 2, dc) in next stitch and in next 17 stitches*. Repeat from * 2 times. Join with slip stitch to first Dc. Finish off. 76 stitches.

Rnd 3: Using Hot Pink, join in any chain 2 space. Ch 3, dc in same space. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next space. *2 dc in space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next space*. Repeat from * 2 times. Join with slip stitch to first Dc. Do not finish off. 92 dc. 4 ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), skip next dc. Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc in ch 2 space. *Chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1 to next ch 2 space. Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc in ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join with slip stitch to first dc. Do not finish off. 108 stitches (including ch 1 spaces).

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 2 space. (Dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 space) across to ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 3 times. Join with slip stitch to first dc. Finish off. 124 stitches, 4 ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 6: Using Turquoise, join in any ch 2 space. Ch 3, dc in same space. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Dc in each stitch across to next ch 2 space. *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in space. Dc in each stitch across to next ch 2 space*. Repeat from * 2 times. Finish off. 140 stitches. 4 ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 7-30: Repeat Rounds 36, (7) times. 572 stitches.

Rnd 31: Ch 3. Skip next dc, (slip stitch in corner space, ch 3 twice). *Skip next dc. Slip stitch in next dc. Ch 3, skip next 2 dc to last dc before corner space. Slip stitch, ch 3 twice in space. Ch 3, skip next 2 dc to last dc before corner space*. Repeat * around. Join with slip stitch in first stitch.

Fringe (optional): Cut strands of yarn, 10 each. I used two strands and put fringe in every other space around the poncho.

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