Starburst Toddler Poncho Pocket and Embellishments-Crochet Designer Remix

I know you’ve done it before. We all have done it.. strayed from a pattern, added an extra embellishment for a bit more pizzazz, made something your own by changing colors or adding an extra special edging once you finished the main piece. It’s what we do. Sometimes strictly following a pattern isn’t enough, so we add onto it. It’s fun and rewarding to add your own flair on something that you are making. This is what the Designer Remix 2018 is all about!

 

Myself and several other designers have gotten together to bring you a new take on some of our patterns. We’ve chosen a pattern from another participating designer, making sure that there was no designer overlap, and remixing them to put our own little twists, a little piece of us, into them.

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The design I chose was the Starburst Toddler Poncho by Jessica at Stitching Together. Having a toddler myself made this design the perfect piece to put my own spin on, and because it is one of Jessica’s very first patterns on her blog, it holds a special place in her heart, making it even more special to work on!

 

I decided to add several small touches to this already fantastic poncho: a small edging around the neck hole and body of the poncho, a tie to loop through the edging on the neck to add some contrast, tassels onto the end of the tie to add some fun to it, fringe along the entire bottom of the poncho, and last but not least a POCKET. 😍

 

When thinking about fall, I think about being cozy. Staying warm as the weather gets cooler is a MUST. I don’t know about you, but my hands are always the first things to get cold, so the idea to add a pocket to the poncho was by far my favorite….and let’s be honest, women have a lot of pock-less clothing out there. I don’t even know how many times I’ve been tricked by pants with pretend pockets, and if you have a dress with pockets, we all know that it is 100% better than any other dress you own simply because of that. Haha

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I hope you like my modifications to this lovely pattern.

This is the 3rd design in the Designer Remix 2018, and there will be a new remixed pattern 3 times a week throughout November, so make sure to follow along!

 

Once you have completed the original Starburst Toddler Poncho, come back here to complete my add-ons!

 

 

Materials Needed:

  • I hook or hook size needed to meet gauge (I ended up using a J)
  • #4 worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (pictured is Caron Simply Soft in the colors Dark Sage and Pumpkin)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

 

Project Difficulty: Intermediate

 

Gauge: Gauge isn’t super important for these add-ons. Try to keep the same tension as you did when working the main poncho as you work the pocket.

 

Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, st-stitch, sl st-slip stitch, sc- single crochet, dc-double crochet, dc3tog-double crochet 3 together, dc4tog-double crochet 4 together, dc7tog-double crochet 7 together, MC-main color, CC-contrasting color

 

Special Stitches:

Dc3tog- (Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops)x3. Yarn over and pull through remaining 4 loops on your hook.

Dc4tog- (Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops)x4. Yarn over and pull through remaining 5 loops on your hook.

Dc7tog- (Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops)x7. Yarn over and pull through remaining 8 loops on your hook.

 

Notes:

  • Pictured is the size 2 of the Starburst Toddler Poncho. Add-ons will also work for the size 4. However, you may have to adjust the numbers for the pocket to have it fit the size 4.
  • Turning chains do not count as a stitch.

 

Pattern Instructions

 

Neck hole Edging

Round 1: With the MC, join with a sc to the center of the back of the neck hole. Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and evenly around the rest of the neck hole. Be sure that your final stitch count ends with a even number. Join to the 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 1. Sk the next st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. Fasten off.

 

Poncho Edging

Round 1: With the MC, join with a sc to the middle of the back corner/point of the poncho. Ch 1. 3 sc in the same st as the ch 1 and evenly around the rest of the neck hole. When reaching the opposite point, place 3 sc in the center and continue to sc around. Be sure that your final stitch count ends with a even number. Join to the 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 1. Sk the next st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the 1st st. Fasten off.

 

Neck hole Tie

With the CC, ch until your chain measure 40 inches. Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.

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Tassels (pom poms would look great here as well!)

Tip: I just used my hand to wrap the yarn for these!

If you need instructions on how to make a tassel, this video by B.hooked Crochet is a great one. I used the CC for mine so they would really stand out against the main color of the poncho and blend in with the neck hole tie better.

Fringe

Cut pieces of yarn roughly 6-7 inches long in the CC. In groups of 3, knot them in the chain 1 spaces around the entire poncho. Trim your yarn afterwards to make sure that they are all the same length around the poncho.

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Pocket

Ch 36.

Row 1: Working in the back bump of the chain, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in the next 3 ch. *Sk 3 ch. 7 dc in the next ch. Sk 3 ch. Sc in the next 3 ch.* Repeat from * to * across until 1 ch remains. Sc in the last ch. Turn. (14 sc, 21 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2. Dc in the same st as the ch 2. Dc in the next st. Dc4tog over the next 4 st. Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Ch 3. *Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Ch 3.* Repeat from * to * across until 6 st remain. Dc4tog over the next 4 st. Dc in the next 2 st. Turn. (4 dc, 2 dc4tog, 9 sc, 2 dc7tog, 6 ch 3)

Row 3: Ch 2. Dc in the same st as the ch 2. Dc in the next st. 4 dc in the next st. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Sk the next ch 3. *7 dc in the next st. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Sk the next ch 3.* Repeat from * to * across until 3 st remain. 4 dc in the next st. Dc in the next 2 st. Turn. (26 dc, 9 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Sc in the next 2 st. Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Ch 3. *Sc in the next 3 st. Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Ch 3.* Repeat from * to * across until 4 st remain. Sc in the next 2 st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Turn. (2 sc dec, 10 sc, 3 dc7tog, 6 ch 3)

Row 5: Ch 1. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Sc in the next st. Sk the next ch 3. 7 dc in the next st. *Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Sk the next ch 3. 7 dc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * until 1 ch 3 and 3 st remain. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Turn. (2 sc dec, 8 sc, 21 dc)

Row 6: Sl st in the 1st st. Ch 2. Dc3tog over the next 3 st. Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. *Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st.* Repeat from * to * until 4 st remain. Ch 3. Dc3tog over then next 3 st. Leave the last st unworked. Turn. (2 dc3tog, 2 dc7tog, 9 sc, 6 ch 3)

Row 7: Ch 2. 2 dc in the same st as the ch 2. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. *Sk the next ch 3. 7 dc in the next st. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st.* Repeat from * to * across until 1 ch 3 and 1 st remains. Sk the next ch 3. 2 dc in the next st. Turn. (18 dc, 9 sc)

Row 8: Ch 2. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. *Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (3 dc7tog, 6 sc)

Row 9: Ch 2. 4 dc in the same st as the ch 2. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Sk the next ch 3. 7 dc in the next st. Sk the next ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Sk the next ch 3. 4 dc in the next st. Turn. (15 dc, 6 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1. Sc dec over the next 2 st. Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Ch 3. Sc in the next 3 st. Ch 3. Dc7tog over the next 7 st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. (2 sc dec, 2 dc7tog, 3 sc) Ch 1. Sc evenly around the pocket. One side may seem a bit jagged from the decreases. In those areas I added 2 sc to even it all out.
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Finishing

  • Weave in all ends.
  • Take your tie that you made and weave it in and out of the ch 1 spaces of the edging you crocheted around the neck hole. Make sure that the ends of the tie come out near the center front of the neck hole.
  • Make and attach tassels to the ends of the tie. Be sure that your tie is placed wear you want it because once the tassels are added, you will not be able to take the tie out.
  • Locate the center of your poncho. Using a long piece of yarn, sew the top part of your pocket to the poncho. Using another long piece of yarn and leaving the slanted part of the sides of the pocket open, sew the flat sides and bottom of the pocket to the poncho.

 

 

I hope that you enjoyed this Designer Remix! Be sure to check out all of the other designs that come out this month to see all of the fun little changes we made to each others’ patterns!

XOXO

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