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Lori Poncho (Child Sizes) Free Crochet Patterns

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The Lori Poncho for adults has been super popular, so I knew we needed to have a kids version as well. If you’re looking for the perfect hooded poncho for your little one, the Lori Poncho for kids is it! This free crochet pattern has a hood, cuffs, and fringe. I hope you love it!

Child Lori Poncho

Lori Poncho (Child Sizes)

The Lori Poncho for adults was designed with a particular person in mind. This pattern is dedicated to an online crochet friend, Lori, that recently passed after a long battle with cancer. This pattern is a tribute to all crochet and yarn friends that are no longer with us. Read more about Lori and find the free adult sizes of this pattern right here.

Lori Hooded Poncho

Lori Poncho crochet pattern for kids

toddler lori poncho crochet pattern

There are two sizes of the adult pattern, one size fits most and a larger size that goes up to 5XL. The child sizes of the Lori Poncho are toddler, child, and teen. The teen size would work nicely for smaller framed or petite women as well!

For this pattern you can use Sport Weight, DK Weight, or Worsted Weight yarn that allows you to meet gauge. Because of this it is extremely important to check your gauge against mine below. This is covered in the companion VIDEO tutorial as well! 🙌

Great yarn choices for this pattern are Brava Worsted (“Dove Heather” pictured) or Brava Sport (“Tranquil” used in video tutorial), Big Twist Value yarn from Joann, Red Heart Super SaverLion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and Bernat Value.

Materials:

Size 4/Worsted Weight Yarn (specific yarn suggestions above)
-approx. (1000, 1300, 1600) yards

Crochet hook in size 6.5mm or hook size needed to obtain gauge!

Gauge: 13 sts x 12 rows = 4” square

Gauge Pattern:

Row 1: Ch-17, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. (15)

Row 2: Turn, loosely sl st across. (15)

Row 3: Ch-2, turn, dc in each sl st across. (15)

Rows 4 – 15: Alternate previous two rows, measure for gauge.

Sizing Info: There are three sizes included. Toddler, Child, and Teen.

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Odd numbered rows are “right side”.

Make sure to crochet loosely on the slip stitch rows. Check gauge periodically to make sure width is maintained. (It tends to narrow, consider going up a hook size for the sl st rows only.)

The chain-2 at the beginning of the double crochet rows does not count as a stitch.

Do not chain to start the sl st rows.

We start at the right hand wrist, work our way across the body, shaping the neck, to the left hand wrist. Then we add the cuffs, optional fringe, and optional hood.

Fdc = Foundation Double Crochet (video tutorial here and alternate method included with row 1)

There is a VIDEO tutorial for this pattern as well! If, for some reason the video embedded below does not work you can also find it on the Heart Home Home YouTube channel.

 

Grab the ad-free, printable PDF of this pattern on Etsy or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop!

Poncho Body:

Row 1: Fdc-(18, 20, 22) or Ch-(20, 22, 24), dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st to end. (18, 20, 22)

Row 2: Turn, loosely sl st in each st across. (18, 20, 22)

Row 3: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in each sl st across. (36, 40, 44)

Row 4: repeat row 2 (36, 40, 44)

Row 5: Ch-2, turn, 4dc in first, dc in each st across, 4dc in last. (42, 46, 50)

Row 6: repeat row 2 (42, 46, 50)

Rows 7 through (26, 34, 42): repeat rows 5 & 6 (ending with 102, 130, 158 sts)

Row (27, 35, 43): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st to end. (102, 130, 158)

Row (28, 36, 44): repeat row 2 (102, 130, 158)

Rows (29, 37, 45) through (40, 50, 58): alternate two previous rows. (102, 130, 158)

Neck Shaping (Front):

Row (41, 51, 59): Ch-2, turn, dc in (47, 61, 75) sts only, dc3tog. (48, 62, 76)

Row (42, 52, 60): repeat row 2 (48, 62, 76)

Row (43, 53, 61): Ch-2, turn, dc in (45, 59, 73) sts, dc3tog. (46, 60, 74)

Row (44, 54, 62): repeat row 2 (46, 60, 74)

Row (45, 55, 63): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st to end. (46, 60, 74)

Row (46, 56, 64): repeat row 2 (46, 60, 74)

Row (47, 57, 65) through (54, 66, 76): alternate previous two rows (46, 60, 74)

Row (55, 67, 77): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st to end, 3dc in last st. (48, 62, 76)

Row (56, 68, 78): repeat row 2 (48, 62, 76)

Do not fasten off. Place a stitch marker. We will pick this back up after completing the “back”.

Back:

Looking at row (40, 50, 58) from earlier, leave 2 sts open and attach in the 3rd stitch.

Row (41, 51, 59): Ch-2, dc in same as join and in each st across. (50, 64, 78)

Row (42, 52, 60): repeat row 2 (50, 64, 78)

Row (43, 53, 61): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st across. (50, 64, 78)

Row (44, 54, 62): repeat row 2 (50, 64, 78)

Rows (45, 55, 63) through (56, 68, 78): repeat previous two rows (50, 64, 78)

Do not fasten off. We will use this to single crochet around the neck opening later.

Join the poncho body together…

Where we left off on row (56, 68, 78) of the “front”…

Row (57, 69, 79): Ch-2, turn. Dc in each st across “front”, 3dc in final “front” st. (50, 64, 78 sts so far) Ch-2, dc in each st across “back”. (102, 130, 158)

Row (58, 70, 80): repeat row 2 (102, 130, 158)

Where still attached on “back” and looking at “outside”, sc (40, 56, 56) times evenly around the entire neck opening. Fasten that yarn off and continue with the poncho body.

Row (59, 71, 81): Ch-2, turn, dc in each st to end. (102, 130, 158)

Row (60, 72, 82): repeat row 2 (102, 130, 158)

Rows (61, 73, 83) through (74, 88, 98): repeat previous two rows (102, 130, 158)

Row (75, 89, 99): Ch-2, turn, dc4tog, dc in each st across, dc4tog in last four sts. (96, 124, 152)

Row (76, 90, 100): repeat row 2 (96, 124, 152)

Rows (77, 91, 101) through (96, 118, 136): repeat previous two rows (ending w/ 36, 40, 44 sts)

Row (97, 119, 137): Ch-2, turn, dc2tog across. (18, 20, 22)

Cuffs:

Where still attached on body… Join to first st with sl st.

Row 1: Ch-2, do not turn, * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fpdc2tog around final two sts. Join to top of first st. (17, 19, 21)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, * bpdc around next st, fpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Bpdc around final st. Join to top of first st. (17, 19, 21)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fpdc around final st. Join to top of first st. (17, 19, 21)

Rows 4 – 8: alternate previous two rows (17, 19, 21)

Row 9: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Fasten off with Invisible Join.

Find the first and last sts from row 1 of the body. Sl st together and repeat on other side.

Hood:

Row 1: Ch-(30, 34, 38), dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end, 3dc in last. Dc in each ch down the other side. (57, 65, 73)

Row 2: Turn, loosely sl st in each st across. (57, 65, 73)

Row 3: Ch-2, turn, dc in (28, 32, 36) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (28, 32, 36) sts. (59, 67, 75)

Row 4: repeat row 2 (59, 67, 75)

Row 5: Ch-2, turn, dc in (29, 33, 37) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (29, 33, 37) sts. (61, 69, 77)

Row 6: repeat row 2 (61, 69, 77)

Row 7: Ch-2, turn, dc in (30, 34, 38) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (30, 34, 38) sts. (63, 71, 79)

Row 8: repeat row 2 (63, 71, 79)

Row 9: Ch-2, turn, dc in (31, 35, 39) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (31, 35, 39) sts. (65, 73, 81)

Row 10: repeat row 2 (65, 73, 81)

Toddler Size ONLY:

Row 11: Ch-2, turn, dc in each st around. (65)

Row 12: repeat row 2 (65)

Rows 13 & 14: repeat rows 11 & 12 (65)

Row 15: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc around, 2dc in last. (67)

Row 16: repeat row 2 (67)

Rows 17 – 20: repeat previous two rows (ending with 71 sts)

Row 21: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. (71)

Do not fasten off, jump to “Finishing the Hood” below.

Row 11: Ch-2, turn, dc in (X, 36, 40) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (X, 36, 40) sts. (X, 75, 83)

Row 12: repeat row 2 (X, 75, 83)

Row 13: Ch-2, turn, dc in (X, 37, 41) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (X, 37, 41) sts. (X, 77, 85)

Row 14: repeat row 2 (X, 77, 85)

Row 15: Ch-2, turn, dc in (X, 38, 42) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (X, 38, 42) sts. (X, 79, 87)

Row 16: repeat row 2 (X, 79, 87)

Row 17: Ch-2, turn, dc in (X, 39, 43) sts, 3dc in next, dc in remaining (X, 39, 43) sts. (X, 81, 89)

Row 18: repeat row 2 (X, 81, 89)

Row 19: Ch-2, turn, dc in each st around. (X, 81, 89)

Row 20: repeat row 2 (X, 81, 89)

Rows 21 & 22: repeat rows 19 & 20 (X, 81, 89)

Row 23: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in first, dc around, 2dc in last. (X, 83, 91)

Row 24: repeat row 2 (X, 83, 91)

Rows 25 – 28: repeat previous two rows (ending with X, 87, 95 sts)

Row 29: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. (X, 87, 95)

Finishing the Hood:

Rotate hood and sc (40, 56, 56) times evenly across the bottom. “Pin” the hood in place. Line up the center of the hood with the center of the “back”. The two ends should meet in the front middle. Sew into place using the Mattress Stitch. Weave in all ends.

Fringe:

Cut fringe in ~10” strands. Place three strands per dc row end around the entire bottom.

When finished with your Lori Ponchos, be sure to tag me using @HeartHookHome on Twitter and Instagram, and share a photo in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook! I hope you love yours as much as I do!

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4 Comments

  1. I just finished the Child Size poncho using Facets Yarn by Loops and Threads color Lapis. The tutorial video really helped tremendously! Thanks for the free pattern. My niece loves it!
  2. This pattern has got me so over whelmed, I have to give it a go. I will start with the toddler one. Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Edith from AUST.