Kids Summer Poncho

Posted: July 16, 2021 by Tonja Pe Benito

The sun is shining and the water is inviting! I would like to introduce the Kids Summer Poncho, my last crochet pattern. The Kids Summer Poncho is a pattern that works up quickly and is sized from Toddler to Teen. I used cotton to create a warm and breathable poncho that is great for throwing on after water play. If you’re at the pool, beach, lake, river, or back yarn this is a versatile and comfy poncho to throw on.  You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn.  You can find the full written pattern in my Shop and Ravelry.
I really loved working with 24/7 Cotton , it’s a very high-quality yarn that is affordable. This is a free pattern and a low-cost ad-free pdf is available in my Shop and Ravelry.
I hope you love this fun pattern! Please share with me on social media. You can follow me on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE! Tag me @pinkplumeriamaui and use #pinkplumeriamaui. If you like this project, you can check these other free patterns: Olinda TunicModern Purl Stripes Beanie & Cowl & Librarian Cardigan. All three patterns are also available as Lion Bran Yarn Kits!





Toddler (Child 1-3, Child 4-7, Teen)
Finished Width About 20 (22, 25, 31) in. [52 (56, 63.5, 79) cm]
Finished Length About 20 (22, 26, 36.5) in. [51 (56, 66, 93) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


15 esc x 13 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm)


  • ch = chain
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • esc = extended single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)


esc (extended single crochet) Insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.


1. Body of the pattern is made in 2 panels. Panels are worked flat in rows back and forth.
2. Yarn color is changed to form sections of color. To change yarn color when working in rows, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
3. Shoulders are seamed at top and hood is added worked in rows back and forth and seamed on the underside.


Panel (Make 2)
With A, ch 77 (85, 95, 117)
Rows 1 (RS): Esc in 2nd ch from hook (1 skipped ch does not count as a st) and in each ch across – you will have 76 (84, 94, 116) esc in this row.
Rows 2-16 (18, 22, 30): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, esc in each st across. Change to B.
Next 2 Rows (B): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, esc in each st across. Change to A.
Next 2 Rows (A): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, esc in each st across. Change to B.
Rep Next 2 Rows (B) & (A) 4 (5, 6, 9) times.
Rep Next 2 Rows (B).
You will end with a total of 38 (44, 52, 72) Rows.
Next 26 (28, 32, 46) rows continuing with color A, repeat row 2. You will have a total of 64 (72, 84, 118) rows.
Fasten off with a 20 (20, 24, 42) in. [51 (51, 61, 86.5) cm] tail for seaming shoulders.


With RS facing each other, line up top of panels. Mark right & left shoulder with 6 (6.5, 8, 10.5) in. [15 (16.5, 20, 26.5) cm] or approximately 23 (25, 30, 39) sts on each side. Seam together each shoulder leaving neck open with 8 (9, 9, 10) in. [20 (23, 23, 25.4) cm].


From RS find center of neck, the center will have approximately 15 (17, 17, 19) sts on each side. With B, join yarn with sl st to left of neck center.
Row 1: Ch 1, does not count as a st), esc in each st around neck edge to 1st st.
Rows 2- 37 (41, 41, 45) Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, esc in each st across. Hood with measure 11.5 (12.5, 12.5, 13.5) in. [29 (32, 32, 34) cm].
Fasten off with a 20 (20, 24, 42) in. [51 (51, 61, 86.5) cm] tail.
Fold Hood in half along last row and seam on underside, to form top of Hood.
Weave in ends.


With B, cut 188 (168, 188, 232) 7” [18 cm] lengths of yarn. Use larks head knots to attach one strand on each st across to end of scarf. To do so, with RS facing you, fold length in half, insert crochet hook, pull folded loop through st, use hook to grab ends and pull them through folded loop. Pull knot snug. Rep in each st and trim fringe evenly.
I hope you’re having a wonderful Summer!
You can find a Low -cost PDF version HERE or on Ravelry & as well as find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn.
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