Kate loves her American Girl doll. I was a little iffy about getting her one when we attended the American Girl store opening (don't remember that? Look here and here.), but now I'm so glad we did! She loves dressing up like her doll, and I'm excited they have something handmade to wear now.
18" Doll Poncho Pattern
(shown on American Girl Doll)
2 colors of yarn (I don't know how much to be honest... just a few oz of each color I think. I had 7 oz balls of each color. I used all the darker pink and about 3/4 of the light pink for both the girl's and the doll's poncho)
On my example, A is the darker pink and B is the lighter pink
Size 6mm (US J10) crochet hook
Front and Back
Work 2 Pieces Alike
With A ch 36
1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch across, join B, turn.
2nd row: ch 1. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) all in first hdc. *miss next 2 hdc. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) in next hdc. Rep from * to last 3 hdc. Miss next 2 hdc. 1 sc in last hdc. Turn.
3rd row: ch 1. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) all in first sc. *miss next dc and ch2. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) in next hdc. Rep from *, ending with 1 sc in last sc. Join A. Turn.
4th row: ch 2. 1 hdc in first sc. *2 hdc in next ch 2 sp. 1 hdc in next sc. Rep from * to end or row. Join B. Turn.
Rep rows 2-4 for pattern. Work an additional 6 rows in pattern (total 10 rows). Fasten off.
Slip stitch edges as shown in image below.
1st round: with RS of work facing, join B with sl st at point of center back. Work 1 row of sc evenly around. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: ch 1. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) all in same sc. *Miss next 2 sc. (1 sc. ch 2. 1 dc) all in the next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Neck edging: with RS of work facing, join B with sl st at point of center back. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Work 1 row of dc evenly around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
Drawstring: with B, make a chain XXXX inches long. Fasten off. Weave drawstring through neck edging, having ends meet at the center front.
This is my first time to write out a crochet pattern, so let me know if I've made any mistakes!And if you missed it yesterday, I posted how I made the matching little girl's poncho!