Dragonfly Poncho for 18″ Dolls
A couple of months ago I designed a cute Dragonfly Poncho in a child and adult size using Caron Yarn Cake. It has been a very popular pattern and several of you have asked for a coordinating poncho for American Girl and other 18″ dolls, well here it is! I added some fringe to this one and of course you can add fringe to the bigger sizes too. This makes such a cute dolly & me set!
You can find the free pattern for the child/adult size HERE, but if you prefer an ad-free PDF, I have added the doll size to the other two sizes and you can get your copy on Ravelry or Craftsy for a small fee.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Designed to fit 18″ dolls. Click HERE for the child or adult sized pattern.
- Child 25″ point to point across chest; 21″ back neck to hem point
- Adult 35″ point to point across chest; 29″ back neck to hem point
- Worsted Weight yarn, I used Caron Cakes – 383 yards, in color Faeir – 1 ball
- Clover Amour Hook US I/5.50 or size needed to obtain the gauge
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 16 dc x 8 Row s = 4″ (10 cm)
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Split Stitch: Working a split stitch means that you will be working into the center “V” of the stitch below, not into the top loops.
If you’d like to add fringe to the poncho, you can find plenty of fringe tutorials on line, I like these:
- My friend Rhonda’s at Oombawka Design – Click HERE for tutorial
- My friend Carolyn’s at The Purple Poncho – Click HERE for tutorial
- The poncho is worked in two rectangular panels that are joined at front and back to form the poncho shape
- Instructions between [ ] are to be repeated the specified number of times.
Instructions for Dragonfly Poncho for 18″ Dolls
Panel – Make 2
Row 1: Ch 44 , hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each remaining ch – skipped chs count as hdc. (43)
Row 2: Ch2 (counts as hdc), turn, hdc in each st to end. (43)
Row 3: Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc next 6, [ch2, skip 1, dc next 13] 2 times, ch2, skip 1, dc last 7. (3 ch2 spaces + 40dc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, dc next 3, ch3, skip 3, sc in ch2 space, ch3, skip 3, [dc next 7, ch3, skip 3, sc next ch2 space, ch3 skip 3] 2 times, dc last 4 sts. (6 ch3 spaces + 22 dc)
Row 5: Ch3, turn, dc next 2, ch4, skip next dc and ch3, split sc in next sc, ch4, skip next ch3 and dc, [dc next 5, ch4, skip next dc and ch3, split sc in next sc, ch4, skip next ch3 and dc] 2 times, dc last 3 sts. (12 ch4 spaces + 16 dc)
Row 6: Ch3, turn, work 4dc in each ch4 space and dc in each sc and dc to end. (43)
Row 7: Ch2, turn, hdc each st to end. (43)
Row 8: Ch3, turn, dc next 13, [ch2, skip 1, dc next 13] 2 times, dc last st. (2 ch2 spaces + 41 dc)
Row 9: Ch3, turn, dc next 10, ch3, skip 3, sc in ch2 space, ch3, skip 3, dc next 7, ch3, skip 3, sc next ch2 space, ch3 skip 3, dc last 11 sts. (4 ch3 spaces + 29 dc)
Row 10: Ch3, turn, dc next 9, ch4, skip next dc and ch3, split sc in next sc, ch4, skip next ch3 and dc, dc next 5, ch4, skip next dc and ch3, split sc in next sc, ch4, skip next ch3 and dc, dc last 10 sts. (4 ch4 spaces + 25 dc)
Row 11: Ch3, turn, work 4dc in each ch4 space and dc in each sc and dc to end. (43)
Turn to work down side of Rows, ch1, 2sc in side of each Row to end. Fasten off. (21)
Match sts as shown in diagram, working through back loops only slip stitch across to join. Fasten off.
Round 1: Join at center of V, ch1, working around sts of previous round, [FPdc, BPdc] around to end, join with sl st to first post st.
Round 2: Ch1, work FPdc in each FPdc, and BPdc in each BPdc around, join with sl st to first post st. Fasten off.
Round 1: Join at bottom point, ch1, 3sc in same st, 2sc in side of each Row of panel, sc in each dc to next point, 3sc in point, 2sc in side of each Row of panel, sc in each dc to end, join with sl st to first st.
Round 2: Ch1, sc in each st around, 3sc in each point, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
CLICK HERE OR THE PICTURE BELOW FOR THE CHILD OR ADULT SIZED PONCHO!
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