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Below is the free pattern for this adorable Starburst Toddler Poncho!Make this adorable toddler poncho with this free crochet pattern! Perfect for the tiny toddler in your life. Pattern calls for caron simply soft yarn.

If you have a toddler, had a toddler, been in the same room with a toddler, or even come so close as to see one on a YouTube video, you know that a toddler’s life phrase is “I WANT TO DO IT MYSELF!” or some savage variant thereof.

My tiny toddler wants to do everything just like her big brother who has barely escaped toddlerdom himself. Since big brother can get dressed and put his coat on by himself, she wants to as well. Unfortunately, sleeves are a little tricky when you are 2 years old and don’t have full control over all moving parts of your body.  Since it is warming up here in the frozen north, a toddler poncho (the glory of the poncho being that it is sleeveless) seemed in order for spring and for success getting the tiny tot out the door. She can easily slip this over her head and we can mercifully avoid the “I wanna do it myself, I can’t do it, help me now, no I do it myself” meltdowns.  Amazing.Make this adorable toddler poncho with this free crochet pattern! Perfect for the tiny toddler in your life. Pattern calls for caron simply soft yarn.

This pattern uses the Starburst stitch also known as the Catherine Wheel stitch and is based on my favorite scarf pattern by People Webs. (Check it out -you will not regret it.) Hopeful Honey has a similar chunky infinity scarf pattern and an awesome tutorial on the Catherine Wheel Stitch.  (Please note: This pattern does not require doing a foundation row of single crochets like shown in the video)

Make this adorable toddler poncho with this free crochet pattern! Perfect for the tiny toddler in your life. Pattern calls for caron simply soft yarn.

Starburst Toddler Poncho

Materials:

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US-Size J/10 (6mm) Crochet Hook (Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size J)

2 Skeins Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Blackberry-6oz/skein)

Large Eye Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

dc4tog – double crochet 4 stitches together
dc7tog – double crochet 7 stitches together
yo – yarn over
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc(s) – single crochet(s)
dc(s) – double crochet(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Stitch Instructions:

dc4tog
yo, insert hook into the stitch, draw up 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (3 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (4 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (6 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (5 loops remaining)
yo and draw through all 5 loops.

dc7tog
yo, insert hook into the stitch, draw up 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (3 loops remaining)

yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (4 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (6 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (5 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (6 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (8 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (7 loops remaining)
yo, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (9 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops (8 loops remaining)
yo and draw through all 8 loops.

The poncho is worked making 2 rectangles and joining them together. If you don’t mind the pattern going in different directions, you can make two identical rectangles. I made one rectangle with the pattern going vertical and the other with the pattern horizontal so the poncho would look a little more seamless. Each rectangle will be roughly 9″ wide by 19″ long.
Make this adorable toddler poncho with this free crochet pattern! Perfect for the tiny toddler in your life. Pattern calls for caron simply soft yarn.

Pattern Instructions:

Vertical Rectangle:

Ch 52 turn

Row 1: 2 sc, (for starting row sc in the 2nd ch from hook)  *skip 3 chs, 7 dc in next st, skip 3 chs, 3sc, repeat from * ending with 2 sc. ch 2, turn

Row 2: dc4tog (over sc, sc dc, dc), *ch 3, 3 sc, ch 3, dc7tog (over dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc), repeat from * ending with 4dctog (over dc, dc, sc, sc). Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 4 dc in dc4tog, *skip ch 3, 3 sc, skip ch 3, 7 dc in dc7tog, repeat from * ending with 4 dcs in dc4tog. ch 2, turn

Row 4: 2 sc, *ch 3, dc7tog (over dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc), ch 3, 3 sc, repeat from * ending with 2 scs, ch 2, turn

Repeat rows 1-4 until rectangle measures about 19″ long

Horizontal Rectangle:
Ch 82 turn
Work rows 1-4 exactly like the vertical rectangle until the rectangle measures about 9″ long.
Sew the rectangles together making sure the patterns are flowing in the same direction.

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7 Comments on Starburst Toddler Poncho {Free Crochet Pattern}

    • Hi Liz, I do not have this pattern available in other sizes. It would look super cute in a larger size and maybe with ombré yarn….. (too many ideas, not enough hands!)

  1. What size is the Stardust Toddler Poncho? I need a size that would fit a 3-4 toddler. I’m not too experienced in making or changing crochet patterns. Could you help me please? Thank you for your wonderful patterns. I’m going to make that darling fringed dress. Would that fit a 3-4 toddler size? Thank you for any help you can give me.

    Carol Lynn

    • Hi Carol! I made the poncho for my then 2 year old who is now 3 and needs a bigger size! I would say, as written it would be better for a 1-2 year old. The starting chain can be adjusted by adding multiples of 10 which, for my crocheting, would add about 2.5 inches. If I make her another one, I would probably add 20 to each starting chain and then about 5″ in length to each rectangle. Does that make sense? The other toddler dress should for sure fit a 3 year old but is REALLY easy to adjust if you need to. I measured around her hips and added an inch. Each side of the chevron was half of that width (hips=22″ so each side was 11.5″) Since you are making a giant “v” instead of a straight line you do need to work a couple of rows before you measure. Let me know if you have other questions!

  2. Thank you for this pattern! I feel it’s a bit incomplete, however. What chain do you begin on? And row 2 does not match up. Am I correct to assume it should be “ch 3, SKIP 1 STITCH, 3 sc, SKIP 1 STITCH, ch 3, dc7tog”?

    • Hi Kate! Knowing which chain to start in would be helpful!! Thanks for letting me know. The first sc goes in the second chain from the hook. For row 2, the dc4tog starts in the very first sc. you shouldn’t have to skip any stitches. Please let me know if this helps. (I’ll update row 1 when I can hop on my computer). Thanks again!

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