Ponchos for Babies and Children Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
This Girl’s Poncho features an easy welted chevron pattern. Fingering weight. Sizes 2-8. Designed by Beth Whiteside for Red Heart. I think this would be a cute flower girl cape. Available in English and German.
Nadia Poncho with Hood
Knitted in seed stitch with a single cable running through the middle of each panel and topped with a hood. Worsted weight. Size child 10-12. Designed by Maria Keffler
Little Bee Capelet
Poncho knit in a 4 round repeat: 2 rounds with garter stitches to create horizontal stripes and 2 rounds with stockinette stitches plus some slip stitches to create checkered squares. Sizes child 2-12. Designed by Yumiko Sakurai
Child sized poncho with easy ribbed texture. Aran weight yarn. S (2-3), M (4-5), L (6-7) years. Designed by Patricia Marzán. Available in English and Spanish
Sweet Tooth Poncho
This poncho is knit in one piece from the top down with a ruffled hem. Sizes 2-4 yrs (6-8) yrs. Designed by Premier Yarns. Perfect for gradient yarn.
This ingenious poncho is designed to be worn over a baby carrier with two neckholes for parent and baby to keep both of you warm. Can be worn with baby in front or back. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Marjolein Loomans. Available in English and Dutch
Sprinkles Hooded Child’s Poncho
This easy poncho is knit with moss stitch and features a hood and buttoned sides to form armholes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Takes just 2 skeins for the recommended yarn. SIZES: To fit chest measurement 2-4: 21″-23″ and 6-8: 25″-26½”
Fun Times Poncho
Poncho is made in two rectangular panels sewn together. Sizes 4-6 (7-9) . Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns. Great with multi-colored yarn.
Ice Queen Poncho
This slipped stitch colorwork poncho is a great use for stash or scrap yarn. Sizes Baby through Adult. Designed by Elena Nodel
Easy fringed poncho in three sizes from small child to adult. Knit with 4 row repeat lace. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Helen Wilcock. Pictured project by Kulleritova
Poncho A Go-Go
This hooded cape from Bernat is knit in multi-color chunky yarn.
Cozy Kiddo Poncho
Easy poncho features eyelet lace and fits child sizes 4, 6-6X, and 8-10. Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart. Great with self-striping or multi-color yarn!
Hooded Baby Poncho
Easy poncho with hood and front pocket by Lion Brand yarn. Sizes 3-6 months (18 months, 3 years). Quick knit in bulky yarn. Pictured project by alwhite48
Patterns for Purchase
Odia Cape Pullover
Adult and child sizes: 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/14, Small, Medium, Large sizes. Poncho with armholes and front kangaroo pocket. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by The Velvet Acorn
Cabled poncho with sleeves and matching hat. Toddler and child sizes 2–3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years; 10-12 years. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Tatsiana Matsiuk
Little Tourist Poncho
Tunic length, comfy, roomy, poncho with sleeves and cable panel. Baby and child sizes from 3 months to 10 years. Designed by Jenni Lansing
Adult and child sizes: 2, 3/4, 5/7, 8/10, 11/13, 14/16, adult S/M, adult L/XL sizes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by The Velvet Acorn
Robyn Poncho and Headband
Matching cable set. Poncho sizes: 12-18m/2-3y/4-5y/6-7y/8-10y/adult woman M
Cable Fantasy Poncho
Toddler and child sizes 2–3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years; 10-12 years. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Tatsiana Matsiuk
Hooded Cable Poncho for Babies and Children
Chunky knit cabled poncho with a cozy hood for sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years. Designed by Jessica Rose Handknits
Chunky Hooded Poncho with Optional Bunny Ears
Sizes include toddler, child, adult woman sizes. Additional directions for making a version lop eared bunny poncho.
Sizes 6/9 (12/18, 24, 36/48) months
Garter Stitch Baby Poncho and Hat
Easy baby poncho using garter stitch with a matching hat. Two options for hat – envelope hat and beanie. Options for poncho with or without fringe.
Easy Kid Poncho and Ear Flap Hat
Fringed poncho with sleeves in garter stitch with hat are quick knits in bulky yarn. Sizes 2, 4, and 6 years.
Susan Barstein’s hooded lace poncho comes in baby, toddler, child sizes. Baby (0-12 months), 12-24 months, 2t-4t, 5-7 years
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!