Miss Wiggles announced last September that her poncho was too small and it was going to be cold soon! I made that poncho* for her last November (2015) and it was only just big enough for her to put over her head, so I wasn’t surprised that she outgrew it quickly.
Liana’s “Coming Home” poncho, November 2015
Last winter I made a different poncho for Fiona.
Fiona’s “Little Sophia” poncho, January 2016.
This pattern** was so easy to make and the nicest thing is, I can easily add more rows to it as Fiona grows taller (as long as I hang on to the leftover yarn!).
Using this same pattern, I whipped up a poncho for Liana in about a week.
Liana’s “Little Sophia” poncho, December 2016
Her mommy sent me a picture of Liana wearing one of the hats I crocheted for Liana last year.
Miss Wiggles with a “Beanie” hat.
I can see that I am going to have to crochet a matching hat or two for this year’s poncho!
Ponchos are fun to make. Do you have something that you enjoy making over and over again?
*For pattern information (Coming Home poncho) and a picture of a poncho made in 2012 for Fiona with this pattern, please visit the blog post “Crocheted Ponchos.”
** Pattern info: Little Sophie by Drops Design.
This weekend I finished up two Christmas gifts for Miss Munchkin, a poncho for her and a matching poncho for Miss Kitty. I think Claire Bear makes a pretty good model, don’t you?
I hope the poncho for Miss Munchkin isn’t too big. I made it a size bigger than she currently wears, figuring she’s soon grow into it and it would last longer that way. But, if it is way too big, I can easily make another one just one size smaller.
I’m waiting on measurements for Liana so that I can make her one also, although I suspect she might wear close to the same size and what Claire Bear is wearing.
The child’s poncho pattern can be found on the Lion Brand website, their Pattern 70367AD Child ‘Coming Home’ Poncho. You do have to sign up on the Lion Brand site in order to view/download their patterns, but signing up is free. I downsized and modified the ‘Coming Home’ poncho pattern to make the bear poncho pattern.