Pretty poncho crochet pattern

Women's poncho crochet pattern

Poncho crochet patternYOU WILL NEED

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere; 50g/90m), 6 balls of Aqua (047)

A 6mm (US 10) hook

Tapestry needle

TENSION

Yarn used crochets as aran to this tension: 2 pattern repeats and 9 rows in stitch pattern to 13cm (5in) using 6mm hook.

To make your tension swatch, chain 17 then follow instructions for the main pattern for 9 rows.

After blocking, this swatch should measure 13x13cm (5x5in).

MEASUREMENTS

One size

Finished width at bust level: 130cm (50in)

Finished length, nape to point: 65cm (25in)

NOTE

There is no right or wrong side.

Do not work into the stitch at the base of the turning ch.

FRONT/BACK (MAKE 2 THE SAME)

Ch49.

Row 1 Starting in 2nd ch from hook, 2dc, *ch5, skip 3 ch, 5dc; rep from * to last 6 ch, ch5, skip 3 ch, 3dc, turn. [30 dc and 6 ch-5 sp]

Row 2 Ch2 (counts as dc and ch1), skip 1 dc, 1dc *7tr in ch-5 sp, 1dc, ch2, skip 3 dc, 1dc; rep from * to last ch-5 sp, 7tr in ch-5 sp, 1dc, ch1, 1dc in t-ch, turn. [6 groups of (7 tr and 2 dc), 5 ch-2 sp, 2 groups of (ch 1 and 1 dc)]

Row 3 Ch6 (counts as tr and ch3), skip (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 2 tr), *3dc, ch3, skip (2 tr, 1 dc), 1 tr into ch-2 sp, ch3, skip (1 dc, 2 tr); rep from * to top of last 7-tr group, 3dc, ch3, 1 tr into ch-2 sp, turn. [6 groups of 3 dc, 7 tr, 12 ch-3 sp]

Row 4 Ch4 (counts as dc and ch3), *1dc in ch-3 sp, 3dc, 1dc in ch-3 sp, ch5, skip 1 tr; rep from * to last tr, 1dc in ch-3 sp, 3dc, 1dc in t-ch sp, ch3, 1dc in t-ch sp, turn. [6 groups of 3 dc, 5 groups of (2 dc and ch-5), 2 groups of (2 dc and ch-3)]

Row 5 Ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr in ch-3 sp, 1dc in next dc, ch2, skip 3 dc, 1dc in next dc, *7tr in ch-5 sp, 1dc in next dc, ch2, skip 3 dc, 1dc in next dc; rep from * to turning ch-sp, 4tr in turning ch-sp, turn. [5 groups of (7 tr and 2 dc), 6 ch-2 sp, 2 groups of (4 tr and 1 dc)]

Row 6 Ch1 (counts as dc), 1dc in next tr, ch3, skip (2 tr, 1 dc), *1tr in ch-2 sp, ch3, skip (1 dc, 2 tr), 3dc, ch3, skip (2 tr, 1 dc); rep from * to last 4-tr group, skip (1 dc, 2 tr) 1dc in next tr, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn. [5 groups of 3 dc, 6 tr, 12 ch-3 sp, 2 groups of 2 dc]

Row 7 Ch1 (counts as dc), 1dc in next dc, 1dc in ch-3 sp, ch5, skip 1 tr, *1dc in ch-3 sp, 3dc, 1dc in ch-3 sp, ch5, skip 1 tr; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 1dc in ch-3 sp, 1dc in dc, 1dc in turning ch, turn. [5 groups of 3 dc, 6 groups of (2 dc and ch-5), 2 groups of 2 dc]

Repeat Rows 2-7 until you have worked 57 rows in total, ending with Row 3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

TO MAKE UP

Block out the two pieces to 39x82cm, to stretch out the lace.

When dry, slip stitch or seam the short edge of piece A to the bottom of the long edge of piece B (see Diagram A). Fold both pieces as shown in Diagram B and then seam the free short edge of piece B to the long edge of piece A (see Diagram C).

Rejoin yarn at the neck hole and double crochet around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Diagram

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